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9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

Does the discovery of gravitational waves foretell the end of physics?

It took us 100 years to confirm the last big puzzle of Einstein’s theory of relativity. On Feb. 11, scientists announced that they have detected gravitational waves, which are created when two accelerating masses generate “ripples” in the curvature of spacetime—just like frolicking children on a …

Physics

The 5 WORST mistakes that are destroying your metabolism (abs) G

Surprisingly, not all exercises are good for you. In fact, research has discovered that doing crunches, sit-ups and other ab-targeted exercises will …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

"Cloud Bread" Is the Latest Food Trend Exploding on Pinterest

Bread without gluten, carbs, and hardly any sugar? It exists!<p>In a recent trend taking over Pinterest (pins and likes have spiked by 73 percent within the last year, according to She Knows), cloud bread is quickly becoming a favorite among carb-addicts everywhere.<p>Unlike most breads, this one is …

Watch How The World’s Population Has Exploded (And Isn’t Stopping)

Take a look at this interactive map prepared by Population Connection, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit. It shows a timeline of population from 1 CE to …

Geography

How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam

Yom, as the students call their Lincoln High calculus teacher, is at the blackboard with marker in hand.<p>He can't be stopped.<p>Left to right he works, light on his feet, flicking out triangles, stacking towers of numbers, turning Room 754 into a gallery of cave art.<p>And here's the really impressive …

Europe's Most Overlooked Smaller Cities

By: <i>Barbara Woolsey</i><p>@barbarawoolsey<p><i>Credit: Stefano Termanini/Shutterstock</i><p>If you learned anything from repeated late-night viewings of the movie <i>EuroTrip</i>, it's be wary of absinthe. Also, nude beaches and sex clubs are <i>never</i> what they're cracked up to be.<p>But what you should've also taken away is that a …

European Travel

Evenings - Friend [Lover]

North Korea 'preparing long-range missile launch next week'

Pyongyang preparing to launch a long-range missile as early as next week, Japan's Kyodo news agency reports<p>North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as in a week, Japan's Kyodo news agency has reported, citing an unnamed Japanese government official.<p>The official cited …

North Korea

The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been a Family Business for 1,300 Years

That family business in your town that has been passed down for four generations can’t hold a candle to Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.<p>For roughly …

Kiss The Sky (feat. Wyclef Jean)

Wyclef Jean

Growing Up as a Black Kid in Nazi Germany

Remembering the life of Hans J. Massaquoi, who managed to survive under Hitler's xenophobic regime.<p>In 1933, a young Hans J. Massaquoi stood in a schoolyard in Hamburg, wearing a swastika patch on his sweater, surrounded by the load of fair-haired, blue-eyed kids, that you see in the photo …

Apple finally gets US sales ban on some Samsung phone features, but the ruling is practically meaningless

Apple has finally managed to secure a sales ban over some Samsung phone features that infringe on its patents and intellectual property. However, the victory is effectively meaningless despite the milestone in its continuing patent litigation suit with Samsung in ever-longer court battles.<p>Apple’s …

Patents

How grieving animals mourn their dead companions, in pictures

Animals

Warrior women of the ancient world: 5 myths busted

<b>(CNN) —</b> History often remembers them as fearsome, war-loving lesbians, who killed baby boys and cut off their own breasts to better fire a bow and arrow.<p>But just who were the Amazons, these legendary horsewomen-archers depicted across ancient Greece, Egypt, and China?<p>The truth is no less gripping …

North Korea claims its 'hydrogen bomb' can 'wipe out the whole US territory'

Bombastic claim made by state-run media a week after declaring a successful test detonation of a hydrogen bomb.<p>North Korea has declared that its recent nuclear test has given it the capability to "wipe out the whole territory of the US all at once".<p>The bombastic claim was made in a commentary …

North Korea

8 signs Americans are slowly embracing a healthier diet

Soda consumption is down, and our aversion to sugar is expected to grow. Here are the trends to watch in 2016<p>Reynard Loki<p>January 12, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Last summer, the right mix of rain and sun over Minnesota gave corn farmers in the Gopher State a bumper …

Agriculture

Associated Press News

Sean Penn dismisses criticism of El Chapo interview

The American actor Sean Penn has dismissed criticism of his interview with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, which authorities say helped them to track down the world's most-wanted trafficker.<p>Penn was apparently followed and photographed as he set out for the meeting with Guzman at a …

President Obama will be interviewed live on YouTube this Friday

The hype machine for President Obama's final State of the Union address is in full swing. Earlier today, it was announced that the address will be shown live on Amazon Instant Video, and the White House just joined Snapchat to provide a behind-the-scenes look ahead of the big show. Now, as he's …

Spotify and Genius are collaborating on info-rich Behind the Lyrics playlists

But they only work for desktop and iPhone users — for now, anyway<p>Spotify and Genius are working together on a new set of playlists called <i>Behind the Lyrics</i>, and they feature functionality that's somewhere between a Snapchat story and a mobile-ready <i>Pop-Up Video</i>. If that sounds like fun to you, you're …

Workers seeking cancer compensation dispute 'final settlement' from Samsung

Electronics company says agreements simply need to be put into practice, but a victims’ advocacy group counters that key issues are unresolved<p>Samsung Electronics announced on Tuesday that it had signed “a final settlement” for workers who contracted cancer in its semiconductor plants, but a …

Iceman's Stomach Bug Gives Clues To Humans' Spread Into Europe

Also reveals that he was at risk for ulcers<p>Some 5,300 years ago, high in the Italian Alps, an ancient crime scene unfolded. Having fled high up into the mountains from mystery attackers, a man, aged 40 or 50 years—quite old for the time—was shot through the shoulder with an arrow. The sharpened …

Anthropology