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12 Easy Ways to Make a Small Room Feel Bigger

Pint-size bedrooms, narrow hallways, and teeny home office nooks are something city dwellers have become highly accustomed to. For some, these small spaces can be discouraging and lack the wow factor that a grand, sun-drenched living room may have. But for others, the compact spaces present a …

How Spicy Food Changes Your Brain And Overall Health

Do you love to eat spicy stuff? What if you could feel great whenever you indulged in a curry or other hot dish, knowing that it was actually giving …

How the Universe Solved the 'Hard Problem'

For some inexplicable reason the most common element in every possible experience -- consciousness -- has kept itself a secret. How the human brain produces consciousness -- if it does -- is an age-old question, currently traveling under the name of "the hard problem." Philosopher David Chalmers, …

Chemistry

How do planes fly? This animation explains everything you need to know

Lots of us have ridden on planes before, but how many of us could really explain how airplanes lift themselves off the ground and stay in the air? …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Bill Gates