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World's second-tallest skyscraper completed in Shanghai

Designed by international firm Gensler, the Shanghai Tower is officially recognized as the world's second-tallest building by the CTBUH (Council on …

Your music taste might reveal how your brain works

Now that music has gone digital, there must be all sorts of algorithms and marketing studies out there that recording companies and music delivery services use to determine the types of tunes fans are most likely to consume.<p>The songs that you choose to put on your mobile device may say a lot to …

Psychology

LG Display shows off press-on 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick

LG Display, the screen-making subsidiary of LG, is dedicated to OLED panels, and it has unveiled an impossibly thin television to prove it.<p>At a press event in its home country of Korea on Tuesday, LG Display showed off a "wallpaper" proof-of-concept television. The 55-inch OLED (organic …

OLEDs

The man who hacks phones with an implant under his skin

If you hand Seth Wahle your phone, he could steal your photos, passwords and more simply by holding it. Rose Eveleth finds out how he does it.<p>Seth Wahle is one of a growing number of people who has a chip implanted into his body. Wahle, a former petty officer in the US Navy and now an engineer at a …

Android Phones

The WORST Place to Store Your Cell Phone | EMF Dangers

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If you think the jury's still out on whether cell phones can be dangerous to your health, then you might want to take the time to …

Overnight fasting may reduce breast cancer risk in women

A decrease in the amount of time spent eating and an increase in overnight fasting reduces glucose levels and may reduce the risk of breast cancer …

Daily Breeze Pulitzer Prize: One of the winners left journalism because he couldn't pay his rent.

The <i>Daily Breeze</i>, a small newspaper in Torrance, California, with just 63,000 subscribers and seven metro reporters, was a surprise winner at today's …

10 Foods You May Not Know that Are Healthier to Eat Raw

You probably already know that a ripe, red apple is a much healthier choice than a sugar-filled piece of chocolate cake. That much is common sense, …

7 Futuristic floating cities that could save humanity

Floating cities may seem like utopian sci-fi, but autonomous ocean settlements could become reality as early as 2020, says The Seasteading Institute. …

Sea Level

Traditional pole houses may be ideal shelters for a weather-ravaged future

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TOP 7 UNIQUE HOUSE DESIGN: AMAZING NORTHERN INDIA HOUSE DESIGN INSPIRES WITH ITS UNUSUAL ASYMMETRICAL ARCHITECTURE AND THOUGHTFUL INTERIORS

Present day Indian structural engineering master Rajiv Saini made this astounding northern India house design that motivates with its unordinary …

Raised By Parents With Low Emotional Intelligence

<i>Ten-year-old Jasmine lies alone on her bed, glad to be sequestered behind the closed doors of her room. “It could happen,” she whispers quietly to</i> …

Siblings

Germany Builds A Solar City That Produces Four Times The Energy It Consumes [Video]

When it comes to clean energy, most people in green communities believe the future of power usage will be solar energy. Initially, such a belief …

17 stunning and strange buildings designed by the architect behind Facebook's new HQ

The 430,000-square-foot building was designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry and built over a three-year period.<p>Gehry is known for his unconventional aesthetic, using surprising angles and metal materials that have a strangely undulating effect.<p>We've rounded up some of his most famous works …

Am I raising a narcissist?

A new era of parenting is creating a generation of “extra-special” kids, and I fear I’m part of the problem<p>When my friend’s daughter Rosie was 5, she turned to her mother and said, “I know all the other parents tell their kids that they’re the cutest kids in the world, but with me it’s true, …

17 Funny Animals Appear to Be Taking Photos with Cameras

Watch out, photographers! Looks like someone is trying to take your job! Over the past few years we've seen a number of hilarious photos of animals looking as if they're about to take pictures. Rather than being the subject of a photo, they want to be the one snapping it. And we're not just talking …

Photography

One Man’s Quest To Build Affordable Communities With Tiny Houses

Andrew Heben thinks that building intentional communities with affordable housing can help bring an end to homelessness.<p>Tiny houses have become so trendy among environmentally conscious hipsters, they’ve even been parodied on <i>Portlandia</i>. But, as author and urban planner Andrew Heben demonstrates in …

Six second hugs and other tips that could transform your marriage

When Louisa Kamps took a long, hard look at her relationship, she decided it was happy - but not perfect. Could a few easy tips from self-help books set it back on track?<p>On our last wedding anniversary, finally in bed after a marathon day, I gave my husband, T, a card – the one my mother had just …

Relationships

How to Recognize and Handle Manipulative Relationships

<i>“There are those whose primary ability is to spin wheels of manipulation. It is their second skin and without these spinning wheels, they simply do</i> …

4 Neighborhoods Where You Can Experience Singapore's Art Like The Locals Do

Singapore earned the number one spot on Lonely Planet's list of the top ten countries to visit in 2015. Alongside this victory, Singapore is also emerging as a force to be reckoned with in the world of art. Identified as one of the "Art Cities of the Future," Singapore has pursued various public …

9 Green Spaces That Prove Singapore Is Literally An Urban Jungle

It’s a country. It’s a city. It’s Singapore. And this city-state is growing a lot more than its population. Half of Singapore is covered in green, lending to the slogan “City in a Garden.” Singapore prides itself on the way the beauty of nature harmoniously and visibly coexists with the modern …

Summer Work Outfit Ideas From Banana Republic

Marissa Webb's newest collection for Banana Republic is slowly rolling into stores and with it bringing cute and professional work outfits you guys are going to want to steal.<p>Swap out your basic black pencil skirt for a vivid blue laser-cut version. Team it with an army green button-down and …

Photo of a Syrian Girl Surrendering to the Camera Breaks the Internet’s Heart

One of the most widely shared photos on the Internet in the past week has been the picture above by Turkish photojournalist Osman Sağırlı. It’s a …

Domestic Violence Also Harms Mental Health

A new study, published in the journal <i>Depression and Anxiety</i>, finds that in addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic …

Mental Health

Top 5 Myths about Bipolar Disorder – Debunking Bipolar Myths

Myths about bipolar disorder abound and, honestly, most people don’t know anything about bipolar except the myths, or common misconceptions. On World …

9 Signs You're In Love With A Narcissist

Narcissists are appealing for good reason: they're charming, compelling and don't hold back on the compliments. By the time you realize just how toxic a narcissist can be, you've likely already been duped into developing feelings for him or her.<p>Of course, not everyone you date who's vaguely …

6 Health Problems You Can Treat By Eating More Hummus

The creamy and decadent taste of this Middle Eastern dip has become a healthy kitchen staple in the homes of millions of Americans. Hummus’s …