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A Guide to Driving the North Coast 500, Scotland’s Route 66

A stopping point south of Scourie<p>In farthest reaches of Scotland, the North Coast 500 winds through a remote coastline swept with Caribbean blue beaches, high moors blanketed in heather, and bewitching castles. Although the 516-mile route pulls on centuries of legendary history, its more formal …

Scotland

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning

Want a five to 15 percent boost in learning speed? Then make this dead simple change to your study habits.<p>We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study …

Study Skills

Can You Find the Perfectly Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden on This Mountainside?

There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a …

Wildlife

13 signs you're smarter than you realize

It's only human to want to know how you stack up against your peers.<p>That's especially true when it comes to intelligence.<p>Below are 13 common traits and behaviors only the smartest people display, drawn largely from a Quora thread and supported by scientific evidence. Read on and see which describe …

Self Control

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Steely Dan founder Walter Becker dead at 67

<b>(CNN) —</b> Walter Becker, the guitarist who co-founded the popular 1970s band Steely Dan, has died. He was 67.<p>The announcement was made on Becker's personal website, which on Sunday displayed two photographs of the musician and a short digital epitaph: "feb. 20 1950 -- sept. 03 2017."<p>The cause of …

'We'll just try to kill him': US vows to hunt Isis leader Baghdadi to the death

Coalition admits it does not know whereabouts of militant leader, but suspects he is hiding in mid-Euphrates valley<p>The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is probably still alive and hiding in the border area between Syria and Iraq, a senior US general has said.<p>As the Iraqi prime …

'Hero' Indian police officer sprints 1km with live bomb to protect 400 school kids

A policeman in India has been hailed a hero after picking up a live bomb with his bare hands to protect 400 schoolchildren.<p>Abhishek Patel, 40, sprinted 1km with the explosive device on his shoulder, taking it a safe distance from the school playground where it was found in Madhya Pradesh state in …

Top diver’s death casts long shadow over deep beauty of the Blue Hole

The ‘underwater cathedral’ at the edge of the Red Sea is arguably the most perilous diving spot in the world – even for experts such as Dublin-born Stephen Keenan. What lies behind its fearsome reputation?<p>In the bars and cafes of Dahab this summer, one recurring observation has been made among the …

Red Sea

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

4.4 billion years ago almost everything on Earth was under water, with just a few barren islands

And researchers studying those grains say that 4.4 billion years ago, Earth was a barren, mountainless place, and almost everything was under water. Only a handful of islands poked above the surface.<p>Scientists at the Australian National University are behind this study, led by researcher Dr. Antony …

The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

Emerging Markets

Moleskine Has Opened A Cafe. Doodlers Welcome

The famed notebook maker’s latest creativity-celebrating venture revolves around coffee.<p>Tucked inside every Moleskine notebook is a slip of paper that tells the brand’s history. Picasso, Hemingway, and Matisse famously sketched, wrote, and mused in generic black notebooks made by a small …

Humans Could One Day Evolve to Live Forever

If jellyfish can do it, why can't humans?<p>It is a biological inevitability that just about every living organism will die—it's the <i>how</i> and the <i>when</i> that are up for debate. Some species barely make it to adulthood, while others go on for centuries. Ninety-nine percent of all species have already gone …

Beyond the G&T: 9 Fantastic Drinks to Make with Tonic Water

Tonic water goes with more than just gin.<p>When you think tonic, you probably think gin. And why not? It's tied for the most important ingredient in a …

Band Aid 30: Who sang which line in pictures

‘American Idol’: 20 Best, Worst and WTF Moments

Worst: William Hung’s “She Bangs” Audition, Season 3<p>"You can't sing, you can't dance, so what do you want me to say?" Harsh words from then-judge …

How to Build An Epic Home Bar

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Back in the old days, it was enough to have a shaker and a few martini glasses to impress your guests. …

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Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

New Awe-Inspiring Sand Castles by Calvin Seibert

When summer is in full swing and it's perfect beach weather, artist Calvin Seibert allows his true talents to shine as an incredible sand sculptor. We've shared many of Seibert's creations over the years, and he's never disappointed us. The gifted artist continues to impress us with his expert …

Chain Restaurant CEOs Make $5,859 Per Hour on Average

While fast food workers fight to earn more than minimum wage, the CEOs of popular chain restaurants are sitting cushy. According to a new <i>USA Today</i> analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ, 13 CEOs of "well-known retailers and restaurants" — including the likes of Chipotle, Pizza Hut, and Dunkin' Donuts …

Thousands of Sheets of Paper Dyed and Rolled to Form Colorful Gradient Images

Seoul-based artist Ilhwa Kim hand-dyes, cuts, and rolls thousands of individual sheets of Korean mulberry paper to form vibrant, three-dimensional works of art bursting with striking patterns and imagery. The rigid layers of paper, which she calls “seeds,” are carefully arranged according to color …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Artist Laser Cuts Portrait Photographs to Form Surreal Sculptures

Artist Justine Khamara physically dissects portrait photographs taken herself and reconstitutes them into sometimes-unrecognizable surreal sculptures. Once printed, the Melbourne-based artist slices, arranges, and tangles them into abstract structures. Completely digitally unaltered, the photos are …

Masterful Photographs Transform Dried Scotch Into Interstellar Landscapes

Ernie Button's skillfully composed photographs transform the remnants of a glass of scotch into brilliantly colored celestial settings. The Phoenix-based photographer captures the wondrous natural beauty of crystallized residue of single malt scotch at the bottom of a glass in a series titled</i> …

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

American Rock Gods: Guy Webster's Intimate Portraits

Photographer Guy Webster captured everyone from Hendrix to Dylan and the Stones in their counterculture heyday.<p>11.30.14 6:45 AM ET