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The American Expedition of Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark at the Columbia Rivers painting by Frederic Remington (1906), © Library of Congress<p>On May 14, 1804, American explorers <b>Meriwether …

How To Move From Rumination To Healthy Emotional Processing

Have you ever found yourself obsessing over something negative that's happened to you, and getting more and more upset, but feeling unable to let it …

Mindfulness

We Tested Drinks That Say They'll Help You Pass a Drug Test

The results shocked us!<p>When it comes to balancing a professional life with even a casual weed habit, American stoners have a delicate line to walk. Despite being recreationally legal in nine states and medicinally legal in 29, the federal ban on marijuana consumption means employers across the …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

How To Photograph Seascapes

Photographing the sea and the waves can be both challenging and fun. People often ask me what “the right settings” are to shoot moving water so I …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

How long will it take for your job to be automated?

We’re often told that machines one day will be able to do our jobs – but when, exactly, is that likely to happen?<p>The world is widely considered to be on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution – one where machines will be able to do many of the jobs currently performed by humans, and perhaps …

Why Am I Always Tired? 4 Natural Fixes That Are Better Than Coffee

Many of us find ourselves asking the dreaded question: Why am I always so tired? Constant exhaustion takes a toll on our bodies and our mood, and it …

Wellness

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that …

Growing an entire baby from skin cells could happen in a decade, scientists say

Nearly 40 years after the world was jolted by the birth of the first test-tube baby, a new revolution in reproductive technology is on the horizon — …

Finally, Scientists Think They Know How Lithium Treats Bipolar Disorder

You can't fix something until you understand it.<p>Almost 50 years after lithium was first approved to treat patients in the US, scientists think …

Mental Health

Heart Attack Risk With Painkillers Starts Within a Week: Study

Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are already known to raise people’s risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows the risk comes within the first week of using the drugs.<p>The study doesn’t mean that everyone should avoid taking the pills to treat headaches, lower fevers and reduce …

Biomedicine

Current is an app-controlled debit card for kids

Current is a new startup that wants to take allowances into the modern age through an app-controlled Visa debit card, via <i>TechCrunch</i>. It’s a clever idea at its core: credit cards are more prevalent than ever these days, and this is a way for parents to help kids safely learn how to use them, which …

Credit Cards

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Bitcoin and Ether prices hit all-time high

Something is going on in the cryptocurrency world, but it’s hard to figure out why prices are jumping. Both bitcoin and Ether prices are currently trading at an all-time high.<p>According to Coindesk’s price index, you could buy one bitcoin for $1,343 earlier today. It roughly represents a 6 percent …

Science Says This Is What Happens When You Overthink Things | Inc.com

Whether you beat yourself up for a mistake you made last week, or you fret about how you're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinking everything can be debilitating. Your inability to get out of your head will leave you in a constant state of anguish.<p>Of course, everyone overthinks a situation …

​Why It’s Important to Pay Attention to Your Resting Heart Rate

​It’s a simple, free approach to measure your overall fitness progression.<p><i>Beverly asks: I am just starting to run, and I’d like to know if I really need to purchase a GPS watch, heart rate monitor, or any of the other running devices I see advertised? I feel technologically challenged, and these</i> …

We Just Entered a New Age in Space. Here's Proof.

A New Frontier<p>In previous decades, governments and national entities were the ones leading humanity’s charge into space. These efforts met with …

Our need to feel special is making us lonely

About a month ago, a group of about 20 men—all fathers in their 30s and 40s—gathered at a home in Oakland, California to talk fatherhood. Alarmingly, when asked how many of them had “real friends”—the kind of confidantes with whom they could talk honestly and vulnerably about life on a regular …

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You | Inc.com

No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, polite, kind... in short, to people who are genuinely likable.<p>How do people …

Self-improvement

The Moon You Never See

How many times have you seen the moon? Seriously. How many times have you looked up and been like: "Oh yeah, the moon. Cool."?<p>If you are old enough to be reading this, the answer should be "a lot" (probably in the thousands).<p>But here is the real question: Have you really seen the moon?<p>I don't mean …

Janet Jackson's marriage - what went wrong?

A darker picture has emerged surrounding Janet Jackson's split from her husband, Wissam Al Mana, one that involves a complete clash of cultures.<p>It …

Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity

“How’s your day going?” can be a truly personal question. It’s banal chitchat if all is well, but if you’re going through immense trauma or crisis, it can feel invasive. Once, it might have been possible to brush off the question with a polite “fine” but we live in a world that no longer settles …

Bitcoin just soared to a new $1,600 high — but the first investor in Snapchat thinks it could hit $500,000 by 2030

But the cryptocurrency isn't anywhere close to its potential, according to Jeremy Liew, the first investor in Snapchat, and Peter Smith, the CEO and cofounder of Blockchain.<p>In a presentation sent to Business Insider, the duo laid out their case for bitcoin exploding to $500,000 by 2030.<p>Their …

5 Exercises Every Fit Guy Must Do

These are the key exercises that you have to be doing, regardless of your specialty.<p>What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being …

A new bottled coffee infused with cannabis is designed for a high-end high

Coffee and cigarettes are the classic duo. But in 2017, in many parts of the world, smoking a joint and drinking a cup of joe is seen as a healthier combo. But if you want to streamline your daily intake, there’s a new, bottled cold-brewed blend that mixes artisanal java and marijuana for fancy …

Burnout Isn't Just Unpleasant--It Can Damage Your Brain. Here's How to Avoid It | Inc.com

Are you feeling burned out at work? You should take that feeling seriously. Research shows that not only does burnout affect your mood and productivity--it actually affects your brain function. Participants in burnout studies showed enlarged amygdalae, and thinning of the frontal cortex. The …

Burnout

New 60,000 Mile Credit Card Signup Bonus from Star Alliance Program LifeMiles Now Live

Over the summer word went out about a new Avianca LifeMiles credit card that would be coming, with a 60,000 mile signup bonus.<p>There are two cards, …

How many credit cards should you have?

For many people, carrying a cornucopia of credit cards — everything from cash-back cards to airline cards to store cards — is a daily habit. Is there a reason to have so many different accounts?<p>Using multiple credit cards can help you maximize rewards and maintain a healthy credit profile — …