Christie Mahaffey

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10 habits of extremely boring people

One example: For a 2014 University of Virginia psychology study, participants gave themselves electrical shocks to avoid sitting alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.<p>In a similarly themed Quora thread, users discussed what makes people boring.<p>Here are the highlights, so that you can identify …

Physiology

13 New Shows You Need to Watch This Summer

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78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

Could You Transfer Your Consciousness To Another Body?

YouTube

Book-Reader’s Recap—Game of Thrones, Episode 510—Mother’s Mercy

<i>Spoiler Note: This post is intended for those who have read the books in the Song of Ice and Fire series. As such, the post itself and the comments</i> …

TV Series

Meet The TV Successor To "Serial"

HBO's stranger-than-fiction true crime documentary The Jinx — about real estate heir Robert Durst — brings the chills and thrills missing since Serial wrapped up its first season.<p><i>Serial</i> obsessives: HBO's latest documentary series is exactly what you've been waiting for.<p><i>The Jinx: The Life and Deaths</i> …

Crime

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Creepy Medical Supplies Found Amid Wreckage Of Pirate Blackbeard's Ship

Ahoy! Archaeologists excavating pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship, named Queen Anne's Revenge, recently unearthed from the wreckage various medical devices--and some of them look pretty darn terrifying.<p>Among the grisly finds were a urethral syringe that would have been used to treat syphilis, two …

Are You An Emotional Vampire?

Here’s a quick quiz for you to take. Answer the following questions. Be as honest as possible:<p>Do you feel that people often don’t (or can’t) …

1795 time capsule opened, centuries after Revere and Adams buried it

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 200 years after Samuel Adams and Paul Revere first buried it in Boston, it took an hour to remove all the objects crammed inside a tiny time capsule.<p>Onlookers anxiously watched the unveiling Tuesday, worrying the items might not have weathered the years very well.<p>"Could we …

George Washington

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also <i>not</i> given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I …

Newly Discovered 31 Rolls of Film Shot by an Unknown Soldier During WWII

Founded by photographer Levi Bettweiser, the Rescued Film Project works to recover and develop unclaimed rolls of film from the 1930s to 1990s in an effort to reveal hidden memories and significant moments from past decades. In late 2014 at an auction in Ohio, Bettweiser came across one of his …

New Canadian Passport Reveals Spectacular Designs Under UV Black Light

With a little help from a UV black light, the most recent version of the Canadian passport reveals spectacular patterns and a surprisingly vibrant neon glow. Reddit user Chachichachichicken recently shared this discovery in an Imgur photo gallery that quickly went viral. The passport pages …

Adorable Loch Ness Ladle

The next time you're cooking up a hot pot of soup, why not reach for this adorable ladle? The Nessie Ladle has the body shape of the mysterious Loch Ness monster but this guy's got stubby little legs so that it can stand on its own. Designed by Ototo for the modern store Animi Causa, the turquoise …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

The KonMari Method is Changing My Life

I awoke this morning, earlier than usual, trembling with excitement. It had been awhile since the thought of the day’s activities filled me with such …

Dylan Dreyer visits 'Price Is Right,' shares her grandmother's record-breaking run

Dylan Dreyer recently visited the set of "The Price Is Right" and even gave the Big Wheel a spin, but the real treat for the TODAY anchor was the chance to follow in some impressive family footsteps.<p>If you think "The Price Is Right" is exciting these days, what with the big-budget Showcase …

Stunning Photos of a Man Awestruck by Nature by Chris Burkard

Whether he's shooting Half Dome at Yosemite National Park or Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland, photographer Chris Burkard always finds a way to make us step back and appreciate the awe-struck beauty of the world. According to Slate, Burkard's recent trip to Iceland had him carrying a Lytro Illum, a …

From The Archives: Vintage Holiday Inspiration For Every Taste

Tired of the 2010s? We've pulled our favorite holiday trees, spreads, and decor from House Beautiful's last 80 years.<p>Tired of the 2010s? We've pulled our favorite holiday trees, spreads, and decor from <i>House Beautiful</i>'s last 80 years.

A Collection of 40 Funny and Interesting Vintage Christmas Ads from the 1940s

Back when a carton of cigarettes, a Hoover vacuum or a shotgun (for the father, mother and son, respectively, of course) were unquestionably the …

Nasa just emailed a wrench to space

When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew just what to do. They "emailed" him one.<p>This is the first time an …

From Idina Menzel To The Duke Boys, Surveying 2014's Would-Be Holiday Hitmakers

Every year, an already massive catalog of holiday music swells further, as artists from across a vast spectrum churn out new takes on seasonal standards. Many reach for an even larger brass ring: the creation of a new Christmas classic.<p>In an interview with <i>Morning Edition</i> host Steve Inskeep, NPR …

The Simplest Ways To Inspire People And Change Their Life

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

One Simple Habit That’ll Make You Great At Conversations

By Charlie Houpert,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1i7TphU<p>Today, we’re going to completely strike from the face of the earth a pain in the ass …

8 Tricks To Stump Pickpockets Every Time

There are few travel scenarios worse than having your belongings taken off your back (or shoulders, or pockets, or wherever).<p>Pickpockets operate at their worst in what also happen to be some of the most-visited cities abroad -- and as an American, you're a pickpocket's walking jackpot.<p>The good …