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Japan’s fantastic emerald green algae

These great balls of fuzz, look lovely, are zero maintenance and keep water clean<p>Think of Japanese gardens and candyfloss clouds of cherry blossom, canopies of bronze-leaved maples and arched red lacquer bridges might come to mind. Yet to me the understated beauty of Japanese horticulture goes far …

Cherry Blossom

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

Happiness

Is this the solution to the housing affordability problem?

Australians could soon be able to build their own home in just a few days thanks to a flat-packed, off-grid house that could be the solution to …

Housing

7 Remarkably Powerful Keys to Happiness and Success (According to Science) | Inc.com

Do you ever feel like you're always striving towards something--like a doing well at a job, finishing a project, or even meeting a deadline--without fully reaping the potential benefits that come after attaining it because you're so burnt out? Chances are, you're not the only one.<p>Very often, people …

Happiness

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See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

TV was swallowing my kids whole, so here's what I did about it

It's an internal struggle for many parents. How much television is too much? <i>Photo: Stocksy</i><p>TV was evil when I was a kid. Akin to supping with the …

National Parks

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

Forget 'Living in the Moment.' Research Finds Real Key to Happiness | Inc.com

"Being present" is great, but to increase your chances of surviving and being happy for a sustained period of time, new research finds it's important to take the longview.<p>Cornell researchers used a computer model that simulates evolution to see how groups that focus on short-term happiness and …

Happiness

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science | Women's Health

<i>Trying to get flat abs? If you've got a dumbbell on hand, you can do some of these moves:</i><p>Visceral fat is not only a pain in the butt, it’s also extra unhealthy, since it’s located in the abdominal cavity and surrounds several important organs. So, researchers looked into how certain types of …

Science says one minute of intense exercise is all you need

It’s not that we don’t know we need to work out; it’s just that the alternatives (eating, sleeping, bingeing Gilmore Girls episodes from the couch) …

A Scientist Developed A Way To Lose Those Final Pounds

Dr. Wayne B. Hayes is a NASA scientist and professor who used studies surrounding cold exposure and calorie burn to develop a vest that fights …