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Best Breakfast Sandwiches in the U.S.

Sandwiches are perfect for breakfast--whether you prefer a classic bacon, egg and cheese or an insane waffle concoction. Here, F&W editors name their …

The Buddha Part I: Did He Invent Anything New?

Siddhartha Gautama -- the Buddha -- had a much grander ambition than simply coaching his followers to avoid mental anguish. He wanted to teach them how to be released from the torturous cycle of rebirth -- the hell of reliving the suffering of aging, sickness and death, over and over again. He …

“Morality is a collective illusion foisted upon us by our genes”

The philosopher Michael Ruse has argued that “morality is a collective illusion foisted upon us by our genes.” If that’s true, why have our genes …

Is Smoking Weed a Human Right?

Why the Mexican Supreme Court thinks the answer is yes<p>Last week, just a day after voters in Ohio rejected a constitutional amendment to legalize the recreational and medical use of marijuana, Mexico’s Supreme Court headed in a different direction: The country’s top justices concluded that national …

Human Rights

Seven of Our All-Time Favorite Pieces of Gear

The outdoor gear industry tends to be forward thinking, using space-age tech to give us the gear of the future today. We’re talking specialized avy air bags, self-tying power laces, and fabrics so gossamer it’s a wonder they shield you from the elements (but they do!).<p>While we love the high-tech …

5 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep from a Feng Shui Master

A feng shui master who hails from North Carolina, Katherine Anne Lewis studied under three grand masters and has had her LA-based global consultancy …

Home Decorating

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything | Inc.com

<i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your question is a great one. And it forced me to reflect about the things I have …

The Best Approach for Chronic Procrastinators | Inc.com

If you're the type who has struggled to meet deadlines and get started on projects for as long as you can remember, there's no shortage of advice out there for you. From the scientifically validated to the downright odd, there are a million and one articles offering you tips on how to beat your …

How to Fall Asleep Fast: 9 Expert Tips

You know the drill: You have a 7 a.m. client meeting or class. You find yourself tossing and turning the night before, wondering how the heck you’ll …

Feel Trapped? Do These 9 Things To Take Your Life Back

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain …

Happiness

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Paul Kelley says young people are losing 10 hours’ sleep a week, and calls for 8.30am starts for primary pupils and 10 or 11am for teenagers<p>School start times should be put back to as late as 11am to combat a sleep-deprivation crisis among young people, a scientist has suggested.<p>Paul Kelley, of the …

University of Oxford

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Motivation

7 Subtle and Slightly Bizarre Signs You Need More Sleep

Turns out we could all use a little more shut-eye: Four in 10 Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep per night. As a result, we’re …

15 Big Booty Anthems For Every Person Out There Who’s Proud Of Their Curves

By Mary McMahon,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1O4l1kr<p>Taking pride in that big ol’ booty, one random song at a time. Because sometimes booty got …

7 Guys 'Fess Up to the Douche-y-est Booty Calls They've Ever Made

“Yo, you awake?”

Relationships

21 Dogs Who Will Make You Believe In Happiness

If you're ever sad, just remember that dogs exist.

The accidental way I cured my smartphone addiction

I suffer from chronic headaches. About three times a week, a throbbing pain starts in my right temple and I’m sent directly to bed. I’ve been …

How to Write a 'Big Book'

Lots of writers dream of writing a big book.<p>A book that gets advertised and reviewed everywhere. A book that people are reading on trains, planes, and listening to in their cars on cross country trips or morning commutes.<p>A book that everyone sees at airport book racks. A book that makes all the …

Sleeping late? Napping all the time? What your sleep says about your health

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you sleep between seven to nine hours per night? According to the experts, this is the amount needed, on average, to keep our minds alert and our bodies healthy -- but many people aren't getting enough.<p>In the United States, for example, half the population sleeps less than seven hours …

Sleep