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Hate Your Job? It’s Illegal For Your Boss To Force You To Act Happy

All the perks in the world don’t need to make you smile, says the government.<p>More managers than ever are striving to create a happy workplace culture brimming with enthusiasm, rainbows, and increasingly obscure perks. But can a company actually require that employees be positive at work?<p>The …

Top 10 US mid-Atlantic national and state parks

The eastern states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland offer green spaces with stunning peaks and waterfalls, as well as wonderful wildlife<p>The Delaware river forms part of the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In the 1960s the Army Corps of Engineers proposed building a dam …

New Jersey

10 Powerful Mantras to Stop You from Judging People

<i>When we are judging everyone and everything, we are learning nothing.</i>One of the most incredible changes I’ve made in my life, which has undoubtedly …

Spectacular LightGarden lamps transform walls into dazzling works of art

Lighting designer Alex Fitzpatrick has created an energy-efficient, completely customizable lighting system that serves as both a functional wall …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Future skylines: 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>Rain-making buildings and a bee hive-like tower covered in buzzing drones -- these are the structures that could shape the skylines of the future.<p>Both concepts were submitted to the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which invites young architects and designers from …

Psychogeographers' landmark London Stone goes on show at last

Roman milestone, druidic altar, Excalibur’s resting place? Mysterious stone surrounded by stories is to be restored and rehoused<p>Rarely, perhaps never, has so spectacular a web of myth been woven around so unprepossessing an object: a small slab of limestone that lurks behind a metal grille set into …

Ori and the Blind Forest has the most powerful opening to any game in 2015

It's unforgettable, and not enough of you have experienced it for yourselves<p><i>Every year the Polygon staff chooses 10 excellent games to award our Game of the Year honors, but that means some games we love don't quite make the cut. As with last year, we're running a series of opinion pieces by</i> …

How Redditors track mass shootings

Another day, another mass shooting spree.<p>According to Mass Shooting Tracker, a repository for mass gun violence data gathered by redditors, that's …

Guns

After diving deep through icy geysers, Cassini sends images of Enceladus

Just in time for Halloween, NASA has released ghostly images of the icy geysers shooting out of Saturn's moon Enceladus. More data taken during the Cassini spacecraft's deepest-ever dive through the plume will be released in coming days as scientists use the spacecraft's data to answer questions …

Chris Christie’s fresh humiliation: The new scandal that could finally put the kibosh on his presidential hopes

<b>Chris Christie (AP/Jim Cole)</b><p>The Christie administration could be facing a new round of indictments, this time for misappropriated pension funds<p>David Sirota<p>May 8, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>If after last week's Bridgegate indictments you thought Chris Christie was finally done as the focus of government …

New Jersey

Bill Ackman: Valeant could be the next Berkshire Hathaway

Leave it to hedge fund manager Bill Ackman to turn one of his biggest investor-activism setbacks into one of his most bullish bets.<p>Other than …

Magnifying Glass Reveals In-Focus Tokyo Among a Dazzling Blurred Landscape

Japanese photographer Takashi Kitajima captures the same Tokyo scenes in two different ways and juxtaposes them in one gorgeous composition. His series is titled <i>Glassporthole</i>, and it features a diffused and blurry view of the city where the buildings, streets, and signage are fused into a dazzling …

Couple Lives Off-the-Grid in Incredible Floating, Self-Sustainable Home

Since 1992, husband and wife Wayne Adams and Catherine King have lived completely off-the-grid in a floating home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, British Columbia. The Canadian couple and their two kids are completely self-sustaining, eating whatever King grows in her garden as well as the …

Tesla battery to save consumers 25% on electric bills

Tesla's home battery could save consumers serious cash.<p>Elon Musk has electrified the tech and financial worlds with plans to roll out a battery that consumers can use to power their houses.<p>Few specifics are known about what the billionaire will unveil during Thursday's highly-anticipated event, but …

Tesla

Breathtaking Photos of the Night Sky Capture the Beauty of the Cosmos

Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt captures breathtakingly beautiful photos of the night sky shining over magnificent landscapes. Dazzling stars, glimpses of the Milky Way, and otherworldly auroras can be seen with startling clarity in his gorgeous images. Each shot is an extraordinary …

What does the internet 'look' like? 17 pictures that show how people visualize it

Kevin Kelly, executive editor of Wired Magazine, wanted to know how people pictured it, so he started collecting submissions back in 2009.<p>He called his collection the Internet Mapping Project.

China's 'Great Cannon' can intercept and redirect web traffic

Alongside the Great Firewall, China has been developing a new way to intercept and redirect internet traffic, according to a new report from Citizen Lab. The report looks at the recent denial-of-service attack against Github, which flooded the site with bad traffic for five days, resulting in …

Information Security

Unique Artworks by Pascal Blanche

I've been saving this for a long time, but for some reason I didn't publish it before. It's the unique work of Canadian artist Pascal Blanche. He's …

Johanna Basford Creates Enchanting Adult Coloring Books

Mesmerizing adult coloring books by Johanna Basford invite grown-ups to pull out a box of Crayolas and return to the time-tested childhood method of unleashing creative energy. Basford, a commercial illustrator and textile designer by trade, has been recognized by her characteristic black-and-white …

This is the guy who is REALLY forcing Indiana to fix its scary law

Gov. Mike Pence went from standing firm in support of the law to saying he was now going to encourage lawmakers to "fix" the law.<p>Proponents of the law insist it was meant to protect business owners from being forced to do things like cater a gay wedding if gay marriage violates their religious …

Top 10 Holiday Gift ideas For campers and outdoor enthusiasts - Camping Gear, Gift Ideas

Today we bring you the coolest gear to take with you on your next outdoor adventure. Whether hiking through rugged mountains or camping on a lake – …

A Lightbulb-Shaped Projector Could Power The Smart Home Of The Future

The creators of Beam, a smart projector that fits into a light socket, are onto something.<p>Beam, a lightbulb-shaped gadget, promises projects your smartphone screen onto any surface you want. Launched on Kickstarter this month, the $350 projector screws into any lightbulb socket, so you can set it …

Home Automation

Niagara Falls freezes over as polar vortex drops temperatures – pictures

It is so cold across North America that the normally rushing falls of the Niagara river have partially frozen. The river is still flowing underneath the ice, which isn’t expected to melt any time soon as temperatures continue to stay below freezing

Niagara

This Timelapse Shot in 10K Resolution Is Fantastically Bonkers

4K? That's so last year. 8K? Yesterday's news. This timelapse video was shot in an astonishing 10K resolution using an 80 megapixel camera. The level …

Samsung rejects concern over 'Orwellian' privacy policy

Smart TV voice recognition software could transmit ‘personal or other sensitive information’ to a third party, Samsung’s policy warns<p>Users of Samsung’s Smart TV devices have raised concerns over the device’s privacy policy, which seems to suggest that they should not discuss any sensitive topics in …

Living Rooms

GOP’s “pre-existing” lie: How to trick people into thinking you’re “replacing” Obamacare

<b>Orrin Hatch (Reuters/Fred Prouser)</b><p>Authors of the “new” GOP healthcare reform plan are lying about its policy for people with pre-existing conditions<p>Simon Maloy<p>February 6, 2015 7:15pm (UTC)<p>Part of the problem for Republicans in proposing and promoting “replacement” plans for the Affordable Care Act …

Health Care

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