Damjan Alešnik

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A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

11 Great Podcasts to Check Out This Fall

Civil wars, child murders, cults — this fall, the podcast industry seems to want it darker. It’s no surprise, given the current apocalyptic …

9 Daily Habits That Are Essential for Your Success | Inc.com

<i>What are the best habits that can change your life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Anita Sanz, Psychologist, on Quora:</b><p>As a psychologist, I've given this a lot of thought, because …

Quora

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Economic Justice

Win a Canon 5D Mk III or a Nikon D500 in This Free Photo Contest!

What’s the best photograph you’ve ever taken? If it’s as good as you think it is, it could win you your choice of Canon 5D Mk III, Nikon D500, Sony …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2017

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Living Rooms

MIT brings us one step closer to robotic modular furniture

Ori is designed to shift around to make the most of small living spaces.<p>We've all dreamed of living in a space where the bed tucks away and a wall opens to reveal a TV, or a table rises out of the floor as the seating moves towards the sides of the room. It's not quite there yet, but Ori -- a play …

Furniture

Crafts from Canadian makers to keep kids artfully occupied this summer

<b>Craft city</b><p><b>The moment will come this summer when, in boredom,</b> <i>your children will rise against you. Occupy their hands and minds (yours too) with crafts that are worthy of display</i><p>There will come a rainy day this summer when you are stuck inside with antsy kids. Be prepared. Nothing will satisfy your …

Crafting

The 20 most generous people in the world

Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: “No man can become rich without himself enriching others,” …

Bill Gates

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

AdWords

Energy-efficient Bert's Box is a prefab luxury home that pops up in just one day

1/15<p>berts box<p>Portable prefab homes are quickly becoming the fashionable solution to dwindling city real estate and rising house prices. The Bert & …

20 Ways To Get In On The Cauliflower Trend

As soon as the world figured out that cauliflower can make a fairly adequate replacement for gluten-laden pizza dough, all hell broke loose. Cauliflower is enjoying a renaissance these days.<p>And pizza isn't the only thing cauliflower can stand in for. Rice, tater tots and even cheese are all getting …

Healthy Eating

5 Chicken Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Put down the take-out menu, because we have 5 chicken recipes that will make a quick, healthy, and delicious chicken dinner a reality even on hectic nights.<p>The last thing anyone wants to do after a long day commuting, working, and running errands is slave over a hot stove. Luckily, you don't have …

Cooking

Babies And iPads Might Not Be Such A Great Combination After All

Many modern parents have a love-hate relationship with the iPad.<p>The device can be great to keep a child occupied and some interactive games may carry educational benefits -- but what do we really know about how tablets affects babies' developing brains?<p>The short answer is that we know very little. …

University of London

8 Things Your Child's Preschool Teacher Thinks About You (That Aren't What You Expect)

Parenting is hard enough as it is, without worrying about what other people think of you. Preschool teachers are in your corner and want to be part of your A-team. We're usually naturally positive people, and want to help you do your best as a parent.<p>We've seen lots of parents go through what …

Parenting

The Least-Visited States In America, And Why You Should Go To Each

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism (edited)</i><p>Even the most travelled Americans have a few gaps in the "where I've been" map, especially when we're talking about missing states. It's a big country out there and clocking all 50 is a bucket list accomplishment. But which ones …

Financial planners share the dumbest things they've seen clients do with their money

You smile and nod, but you're secretly wondering, "What are they <i>thinking</i> paying $1,500 for a bouncy house and a 3-foot 'Frozen' cake … for a 4-year-old?"<p>Welcome to modern-day parenting — and indulging. And it doesn't necessarily end when kids leave the nest, either.<p>Just read what these financial …

Personal Finance

Why Danish Parents (and Their Kids) are Happier Than Americans

<i>This article originally appeared on Fatherly.</i><p>Can you really raise happy, well-behaved, resilient, confident children just by consistently rewarding them with delicious pastries? Perhaps, but that's not what <i>The Danish Way of Parenting</i> is about. Rather, this is another of those "Guides To Parenting …

6 Mobile Apps That Let You Book Travel on Your Phone

The way we travel is changing.<p>Experts have estimated that a whopping $40 billion worth of travel is being researched and booked on mobile devices this year. In 2014, 33% of U.S. travelers used their smartphones to book flights hotels, transportation, and tours. And most experts say that number is …

Apps

It's not an elaborate treehouse — it's a new affordable housing concept.

What kinds of places do you think of when it comes to "green" cities?<p>If you're like me, you're probably imagining places with subways and solar …

New York City

9 ways to parent like the French

1. Do not behave like a helicopter.<p>Helicopter parenting, where parents “hover” over their children in an attempt to control their lives (social, …

Housing is the nation’s most urgent and complex challenge. Yet we’re paralysed

Right to buy emerged last week as a boon to private landlords. The crisis seems to worsen week by week<p>A “wicked problem” is a phrase favoured by policymakers to describe an issue that is not only complex but highly contested and unpredictable. Try to fix one aspect of it and you might create other …

Housing

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

Top 10 new species for 2015 (pictures)

Fabulous sea slug<p>Parasitic plant

Zoology

Here's Where You're Going to Find the Best Schools in the World

Asian countries claimed the top five spots in a global math-and-science-education ranking administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation …

Hong Kong

Scientists Can Trick You Into Thinking You’re Invisible

The illusion could one day help people conquer their fears<p>It looks like Muggles have finally caught up with the wizarding world. Neuroscientists from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet gave 125 study participants the illusion of being invisible.<p>The researchers described the invisibility illusion in the …