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How fast is the Arctic ice melting? Meet the British scientist who risked polar bear attacks and plagues of mosquitoes to find out

Risking encounters with polar bears and being eaten alive by mosquitoes, 30-year-old British scientist Joseph Cook is unlocking the secrets of why – and how fast – Arctic ice is melting. His work has taken him from Sheffield to Greenland to a gala night in Los Angeles, where he received a coveted …

Historic vs. Hip, Rustic vs. Modern

Options abound in the final Listing of the Week poll in 2016<p>The last Listing of the Week poll this year has no shortage of choices.<p>We’ve essentially …

15 things successful people do over 3-day weekends

"Successful people recognize how important it is to take advantage of a long weekend to refuel their passions and recharge their batteries," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage."<p>They work extra hard the days leading up to the three-day weekend in …

Productivity

10 Free Online Marketing Courses to Try Today (Infographic)

Boost your marketing skills with these online resources -- for free.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An abundance of free resources are available online today, especially when it comes to marketing. Although sometimes it can be tricky to weed through them and get to the …

Marketing

A San Francisco Fogaholic’s Stunning Photos

Nicholas Steinberg, an award-winning photographer from San Francisco, takes the world on journey through the eyes of a self-confessed …

Painter Constructs Human Faces From Natural Elements in His Surreal Landscapes

Fulvio di Piazza has a new solo exhibition of oil paintings at the Jonathan Levine Gallery.<p>A demonic dog made up of what looks like comet trails themselves stands atop of a lake amidst the cosmos in one of Italian artist Fulvio di Piazza’s new paintings on display at the Jonathan Levine Gallery …

Art

This Urban Canopy Could Help Cool Super-Hot Cities

Here’s a way to beautify city streets and keep them cool and usable in summer.<p>In summer, temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona, can climb to 107 degrees Fahrenheit. Part of the swelter is due to naturally arid conditions in the Sonoran Desert, but man-made influences like the urban heat island effect–a …

Green Roofs

In a first, scientists detect 'fast radio bursts' from beyond the Milky Way galaxy

Sifting through the heavens like prospectors panning silt for a glint of gold, astronomers say they have finally pinpointed the source of so-called fast radio bursts – brief, powerful and mysterious flashes of light.<p>The discovery, described in a paper in Nature and two others in Astrophysical …

5 search engine optimization trends for 2017

With every passing year, search engine portals develop new algorithms and rules with the hope of combating spam links and people trying to play the system.<p>These new rules set by Google, Bing etc. means that every webmaster must stay abreast to the ever changing SEO landscape in order to help …

France Opens The World’s First Solar Road

It was exorbitantly expensive, but can it be a future power source?<p>The world’s first solar road has opened in France. The Normandy village of Tourouvre-au-Perche now has a 1 kilometer (0.62 mile) stretch of solar pavement, producing enough power to light the village’s street lamps.<p>Judging by the …

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But that's the third time you've given in to your sweet tooth this …

Freelancing

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

Personal Finance

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

Science Fiction

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

Tone Your Entire Body With This 5-Move Workout — and It's Printable

Are you ready to dedicate 30 minutes a day to self-care over the next two weeks? Are you looking to gain lean muscle, get stronger, and tone your entire body? Then we have a two-week tone-up plan for you. So why not start today with this printable bodyweight workout?<p>For the first workout, we're …

Workouts

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Science Fiction

I Love Modern Architecture - Dwell

I love modern architecture. I live, breathe, and dream about it! These projects are some of my very favorite examples of architecture at its best.

Architecture

Simple ways to improve mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Happiness

4 Creative (and Aboveboard) Ways to Improve Your Search Engine Rankings - Copyblogger

Promoting your content has clear short-term benefits — like attracting new readers, social shares, and comments.<p>But did you know it’s also a critical …

Best of 2016 in pictures: Nature and Wildlife

<i>Best of 2016:</i> There’s no doubt that 2016 was a strange year – the headlines came in fast and furious delivering surprises and shocks in spades. The …

Year in science: 15 amazing things humans discovered in 2016

It's been a bumper few years for "exoplanets" – planets orbiting distant stars – but we will never find a closer one than this.<p>Astronomer Paul Butler …

It’s time for states to lead on climate change — and on justice, too

Donald Trump has now confirmed what many climate activists have known since the beginning: He will not be a friend of ours. His selection of climate …

From the sun to planet nine: A stunning tour of our solar system

The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>Our solar system is a fascinating …

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

A Startup’s Smart Batteries Reduce Buildings’ Electric Bills - MIT Technology Review

An energy startup called Stem has developed a battery for commercial buildings that’s clever enough to predict—based on the price of electricity—when …

Clean Energy

An Empty Box Is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Cat

Before you toss out that empty cardboard box, think about giving it to your feline friend. They’ll love it.<p>It’s no secret cats love boxes. We’ve …

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

10 things you didn’t know your iPhone could do

So you’ve scored a new iPhone over the holidays. Lucky you.<p>These new devices are Apple’s best yet. Hopefully you’ve spent a few days playing around with its many features, downloaded a few apps, and used the iPhone’s stellar camera to capture holiday memories with friends and family.<p>Because it’s …

Apps

36 Photos That Showcase The Unique Beauty Of Barcelona

A city like no other.

10 Habits you need to give up to increase your productivity

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share275<p>+18<p>Shares 323<p>Would you like to be successful? But what are you willing to do in order to reach your goal? Success is not …