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Delightful Illustrations Are Playfully Completed with Everyday Objects

Artist Jesuso Ortiz creates colorful illustrations using everyday objects in a delightfully clever way. The Spain-based creative employs a myriad of unconventional materials—from buttons to flowers to badminton birdies—and seamlessly integrates them into his images. Suddenly, these objects have …

World's Best Hikes: New Trails for a New Year

Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' …

Hiking

The American middle class is shrinking

New data from the Pew Research Center confirms that the middle class is no longer the majority in the United States. For the first time since the 1970s, there are more people in America living in the lowest and highest income brackets.<p>At the end of the 1960s, about 61 percent of all American adults …

Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

E.T. was the perfect extraterrestrial: Cute, smart and — best of all — a perfect pacifist.<p>Unfortunately, scientists aren't so sure that an actual …

Singularity

Are You Smoking Marijuana Too Often?

Hey, it's possible to overdo any good thing, even getting high! Responsible cannabis use involves setting some boundaries and sometimes saying no. Recreational marijuana should enhance one's life, not muffle or hobble it. All things are not best experienced high!<p>We all have different lifestyles and …

My weekend with Pepper, the world's first humanoid robot with emotions

An ambitious first step towards a new generation of household robots, Pepper talks, dances and feels. Danielle Demetriou took him home for a stay with her family<p>My house guest is not happy. This may be because my three-year-old is looping purple plastic necklaces around his neck while ordering him …

Robotics

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

Why Philosophy Should Become More Like Pop Music

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

The Top 10 Things That We Should Be Informed About in Life

<i>This piece originally appeared on Quora: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?</i><p>I’m 30 years old. I wish I could travel …

Extreme Sports

Harvard MRI Study Proves Meditation Literally Rebuilds Brain's Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

A study conducted by a Harvard affiliated team out of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) came across surprising conclusions regarding the tangible …

The Brain

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

New planetary find "best chance for life outside our solar system"

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers have made two new planetary discoveries that they claim expand the known boundaries of our solar system -- and they may be the biggest breakthroughs in the search for alien life.<p>The two finds, one planet at the edge of our solar system and one just beyond, have both been hailed …

Astrophysics

3 Things You Should Use Your Credit Cards to Buy

Credit cards are not bad, even if they have stigma attached to them. That stigma is usually associated with poor spending and financial planning habits, something that we can all better plan for.<p>Everyone should have at least one or two credit cards, and should be using them often. But what do you …

How Do Travel Hackers Fly the World for Free?

<i>Copyright: Markgraf via Shutterstock</i><p>You've read the stories. You've dreamed. You've fantasized. Over the last year, stories of travel hackers who game and strategize around airline miles and travel points have been tickling the imaginations of many avid fans of travel. No doubt, for many …

The Most Commonly Reported Extraterrestrials By Contactees, Abductees & Experiencers

I'm in!<p><b>“Intelligent beings from other star systems have been and are visiting our planet Earth. They are variously referred to as Visitors, Others,</b> …

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Chris Hadfield on the great space discoveries of 2015

It has been an astonishing 12 months for space exploration. Chris Hadfield, the astronaut, discusses the awe-inspiring discoveries on Pluto, Mars and Saturn.<p>A year ago – almost to the day – Philae, a spacecraft the size of a washing machine, landed on Rosetta, a comet 316 million miles from home. …

Space Science

Oversimplification Keeps Wealth Inequality In Place

Friday was seen as good news for employment. Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 271,000 jobs in October. Unemployment dropped to 5 percent. Excellent, right?<p>Certainly, until you begin to dig into the numbers. What is good on the average is bad for many. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment …

Income Inequality

Does Marijuana Change the Brain?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

Cannabis

Incredible NASA footage shows UFO beaming light on Earth just before transmission is cut

Check out this incredible NASA footage which seems to show a UFO beaming light on Earth just before transmission is cut by NASA.<p>NASA is at it again. …

Paranormal

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Homemade Scallion Pancakes Are Way Easier Than You Think

When I moved away to college, scallion pancakes were one of the first foods I learned to make. My parents used to always laugh when I ordered this dish in restaurants (in China, they're eaten as street food but not at fine dining restaurants).<p>Related: 16 Savory Pancakes and Waffles to Eat for …

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

Will Smith on son Jaden: He's an artist

Will Smith certainly has his hands full with his children, 17-year-old Jaden Smith and 15-year-old Willow Smith.<p>The 47-year-old actor recently stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and talked about his unique children, particularly Jaden, who constantly makes headlines for his bizarre interviews. …

Jaden Smith

Carrick best reads: Too many people are pretending to be rich

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Too many people are pretending to be rich</b><br>This article asks a great question: Why do some people live as if they have a higher income than they do? If you doubt …

Finance

Fin24.com | Five success tips from a Buddhist billionaire

Kazuo Inamori, the Japanese entrepreneur who founded two multi-billion dollar companies and rescued another, shares five tips for success.

Buddhism

Know Thyself: How to Develop Self-Awareness

Source: Unsplash.com<p>How well do you know yourself? How deeply do you understand your motivations?<p>If you’re on this website, you probably know the …