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Astronaut: NASA discovery sparks my dream of intelligent life beyond Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA announced this week exciting results from a spacecraft observing Saturn's moon Enceladus and Jupiter's moon Europa. Equipment on the Cassini probe detected some of the required conditions and building blocks for life on both moons.<p>For those like myself, who thrill at any discovery that …

Astronomy

Landscape Photography Primer: Getting Sharp Images With Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Distance

When you gaze upon a landscape with your own eyes, you see the entire scene in sharp focus. Recreating that focus in the images you make of the …

Landscape Photography

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Jan. 17, 2017.</i><p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The</i> …

Self Control

Fortress at the End of Time is a brilliant throwback to classic science fiction

A multilayered and thoughtful short novel<p>When a soldier is stationed at the furthest human outpost in the galaxy, he’s confronted with an incredible challenge: staying alive in a meaningless existence, hoping to one day be promoted to a better location.<p>Joe M. McDermott’s new short novel <i>The Fortress</i> …

Science Fiction

Chia Seed Oil: How This Ingredient Works Wonders on Your Skin

For the longest time, even after I had fully committed to natural, green beauty products, I avoided anything with chia seed oil in it. Why? Well, I’m not totally sure. But the only thing I can think of is that commercial from my childhood, advertising the growable Chia Pet with the annoying …

21 Little Ways To Be Happier In 2017

We're guessing you need it after 2016.

The 22 Best Books I Read in 2016

These books helped keep my brain sane amid a year of near-complete fuckery.<p>I read less this year than I have in almost 15 years—less than I did in 2014, 2013, 2012 (when I read 135 books), and every other year since I was still in college. From what I'm told, this is true of a lot of people. How …

Books

21 Books Called The Next Harry Potter

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

Books

'Poop the Potato' game is here to save you from the holidays

Millions of people around the world will be suffering through the holidays for the next few weeks, which means there will be countless awkward …

Potatoes

10 Things Husbands Can Do Better In 2017, According To Ex-Husbands

If experience is the greatest teacher, there is no one better to suited to offer advice to men on staying married than guys who’ve experienced divorce.<p>We asked divorced men to share the the resolutions they think married guys should make in 2017. See what they had to say below.<p>1. Don’t shy away …

Relationships

This Guy Rapping About Giving His Cat A Bath Is The Internet’s Newest Sensation

The guy featured in the above video is rap artist Moshow (real name Dwayne Molock), a self-proclaimed “cat rapper” from Portland Oregon who has found local fame and was even once featured on Animal Planet due to his ability of combining his lyrical skills with his love of felines.<p>This live Facebook …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Immune System

Our Top 16 Slow-Cooker Recipes of 2016

We really took on the slow cooker in 2016, publishing dozens of recipes and articles and equipment reviews. Here are our 16 most popular recipes, …

Cooking

10 Habits Of People In The Happiest Relationships

<i>The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here.</i><p>Happy relationships don’t happen by accident. It takes two emotionally healthy, loving people who are committed to being the best partners they can be.<p>We recently asked relationship experts to …

Communication Skills