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The most popular AP photos of the year give a stunning look at the world

The wire service just released a collection of the photos that have been most popular on their social media accounts this year. With so many striking photos to choose from, and more being added daily, it can be hard to narrow down the best.<p>Keep scrolling to see a selection of our personal favorites.

What Coffee Does to Your Body

It doesn’t come as a surprise that 64 percent of U.S. adults report drinking at least one cup of java per day, with 11 percent downing a whopping …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier Every Day | Inc.com

Regardless of who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, life in this world will never be perfect. People die, accidents happen, and things break. Even so, it's possible to feel more contented and fulfilled, regardless of your circumstances. Here's what science has to say about the …

UK takes hard line on EU reform as Cameron starts European tour | Reuters

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain’s relationship with the European Union was “not good enough” after his foreign minister warned the bloc had to change its founding treaties and give London a meaty reform deal to keep it as a member.<p>The Union Flag flies next to the …

How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Video Share – Travel Photography Hacks and Gear Tips

In these two videos travel photographers Brendan van Son shares some of his hacks for travel photography gear – how to go lighter and spend less …

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists.<p>A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal …

Anthropology

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

Why writing is like flossing

<b>3. Slowly increase the habit to a realistic level</b><p>Let’s say your goal is to write for five minutes every day after eating your lunch. For the first week you just do your five minutes each day. At the end of that week you’ve written for 25 minutes. You now need to increase the time, perhaps adding …

9 Things You Never Knew Your Body Does While You Sleep

You know you're supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night, but what's really going on in your body during that time? Quite a lot, it turns out. …

39 Philosophical Thought-Provoking Quotes By Albert Camus

Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy …

Cracking the Surface

17 Things Everyone Should Know About Metabolism

"Calories in, calories out" doesn't even begin to cover it.

Fitness

How Windows 10 will change smartphones forever

Phones have had a renaissance over the past half-decade. Gone is the idea that they are used simply for calls and texting, replaced by an all-capable …

Vivian Gornick: 'Most people who are writing memoirs are not writers'

The first thing one notices about Vivian Gornick’s apartment is how spare it is. The walls are lined with tall bookshelves but there is little other element there by way of decoration other than some cat paraphernalia for her pair of tabbies. I have come prepared for the sight; towards the …

Literature

NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns

Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, right? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 <i>trillion</i> suns. That's how intense "the most luminous galaxy found to date" is, so much so that NASA has created a new classification for it and the 19 other similar …

Universe

6 Writing Techniques I Learned at Storymasters

Today’s guest is David Bruns, the creator of the sci-fi series <i>The Dream Guild Chronicles</i> and one half of the Two Navy Guys and a Novel blog series …

Creative Writing

Medical Debt Remains Even As Obamacare Picks Up The Tab

The Affordable Care Act, which is five years old and in its second year of providing subsidized private coverage on government marketplaces, is making it easier for Americans to pay their medical bills.<p>But when it comes to eliminating their debts to health care providers and paying their share of …

8 Steps to Truly Love Yourself -- and Why It's the Most Selfless Thing You Can Do

There seems to be a very beautiful trend taking shape that I am completely devoted to: It is starting to be popular to "be loving." Over the last few years, health, spiritual practices and taking care of mother earth are starting to be considered a hip thing -- rather than a strange "hippie" thing. …

My Top 5 Necessary Follows for Reading and Writing

Source. Downtowne Bookstore, Riverside, CA.<p>While I was in undergrad, it felt stupid-easy to keep track of important readings, literary goings-on, and …

Novelist Mat Johnson Explores The 'Optical Illusion' Of Being Biracial

Growing up in Philadelphia, Mat Johnson lived mostly with his mother in a black neighborhood. The son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, his skin was so light that he might have passed for white. But being biracial meant only one thing back in the '70s: "Um, it meant: …

Why can't we all sing well? Eurovision and the science of song

The Eurovision Song Contest, the continent’s annual carnival of the wacky and the weird, celebrates its 60th birthday in Vienna on Saturday night. Without it we would never have seen Russia in uproar over an Austrian drag queen, been introduced to Finnish death metal in its purest form, or …

Music Production

Find the Omega Centauri star cluster

Tonight – or any night in the coming weeks – let the sparkling blue-white star Spica act as your guide to the Omega Centauri globular star cluster. …

Top 10 ways to be evil in children’s books

When writing for adults, every character, however malevolent, has to have a nuanced motivation behind the choices they make. Only when writing for children can you give full rein to pure, unadulterated wickedness. Children’s literature is filled with preposterously nasty people who are motivated by …

Books