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This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

These Adorable Penguins Are Totally Transfixed by a Man's Yo-yo Skills (Video)

Penguins, they’re just like us.<p>When a cute little penguin spots pure talent, it just can't look away. Case in point: these adorable flightless birds …

Adorable Video Shows Penguin Casually Checking in on Scientists' Boat Trip

“Oh hey, perhaps you’ve noticed I’m a penguin? Okay. Bye.”<p>A curious penguin in Antarctica decided to check up on operations happening with the …

Inside the San Diego Hotel That's Hosted Marilyn Monroe, Oprah — and a Resident Ghost

As the Hotel del Coronado turns 130, a look back at its intriguing history — and ahead at a year filled with celebrations.<p>Marilyn Monroe was pursued …

There’s a Place in Australia Where You Can Cuddle Baby Kangaroos

Attention, world. This is not a test. There is a place in Australia where it’s possible to cuddle with a baby kangaroo.<p>The Kangaroo Sanctuary in …

You Can Go Golfing With a Goat at This Oregon Ranch

Goat golf is the new goat yoga.<p>There’s a special bond between golfer and caddie — an efficient, amicable pair that work their way across the green …

Squid Ink Ice Cream Is the Most Surprisingly Delicious Dessert at the Olympics

For many people, one of the best parts of the Olympics is seeing incredible athletic performances. But for Olympians, one of the best parts of the …

Surprise! Just Thinking You Exercise a Lot Has Health Benefits, According to Science

No one knows why this works, but it does.<p>Do you get more exercise than the average person? If you answered yes to that question, you are likely in better health. Even if it isn't actually true.<p>Surprising new research led by Alia Crum, who heads the Mind & Body Lab at Stanford, shows that people's …

Psychology

The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Hiking

Demand for permits to hike The Wave only increasing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Demand continues to rise for the 20 daily permits to hike a geological gem on the Arizona-Utah border called The Wave, which …

SUP Travel 101: Packing Wisely

<b>Here at SUP, we're firm believers in the benefits of traveling the world, from learning about yourself, to helping others, to living an adventurous</b> …

Kokopelli's small, tough packraft opens up a world of water and multi-sport adventure

Packrafts aren't a new idea, with roots that extend back centuries, but they have quickly exploded in popularity and become more of a recognizable …

Forget the Apple 'spaceship' and Salesforce tower — San Francisco’s most eye-popping wonder is the army of giant whales that navigate its waters, and it’s surprisingly easy to get up close

Touring San Francisco? Definitely. Visiting wine country? Sure. Seeing Apple's new Spaceship headquarters? Maybe, if you're a tech geek.<p>But it turns out the area is also a splendid place to catch sight of the leviathans of the seas. Every year, several species, from orcas on up to the biggest of …

Baby cow rescued from hurricane floodwaters is now 'part of our family'

What do you do with a 400-pound cow who survived death as a baby and now thinks she's a dog?<p>Obviously, you invite her inside the house for a bit so she can do some counter surfing and convene with her dog best friends.<p>"All of our dogs love Harveigh and really enjoy spending time with her. I don’t …

Pets

I hired a stylist — and learned so much more than how to dress

'I've realized it's okay to invest in clothing that helps me feel like and express myself — my true self.'<p>We learn to dress ourselves around, what, kindergarten? It's not hard. You put garments on the parts that you don't want to get cold and that's it. Back then we didn't give much thought to how …

clothing

This Vet Technician Had a Photo Shoot For a Baby Squirrel, and Yes, It's F*cking Adorable

When a Good Samaritan walked into the Merrill Animal Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, with a baby squirrel who they found barely breathing outside their house, veterinary technician Polly Weldon sprung into action. She told POPSUGAR that she knew exactly what to do as soon as her furry friend — …

Yes, People Who Hang Toilet Paper Rolls This Way Often Do Make More Money

Do you 'roll over' or 'roll under'? The answer could say a lot about your personality.<p>Research can reveal some interesting things about us. For example, psychopaths tend to love working for erratic, overbearing bosses. People with more friends tend to outlive those with fewer friends. Cussing can …

Psychology

Bioluminescent waves light up Big Sur. And what a sight it is

<b>(CNN) —</b> Big Sur is home to some of the most breathtaking views in the US, but a recent bloom in bioluminescent phytoplankton has turned its waves into a full-blown spectacle.<p>The bright blue water under California's Bixby Creek Bridge comes alive in photographs taken on Monday night by Monterey …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

10 Nutritional Benefits Of Berries You Didn’t Know

You know that berries are a superfood. Whether you get blueberries, raspberries, or one of the unusual exotic options, you will get a range of health …

Night Owls Are Wealthier Than Early Birds, According to Science

If you're not a "morning person," trying to be an early bird is worse than useless.<p>About a year ago, USA Today ran an article headlined: "Tim Cook wakes at 3:45 a.m. Maybe you should, too." Turns out that's bad advice for about three quarters of the world's population.<p>While we're accustomed to …

Tim Cook

A whale saved a diver from a shark, and the whole thing was caught on video

Swimming with whales is a pretty sweet job, and for whale biologist Nan Hauser it’s just a day in the life. But a video surfaced of something utterly …

Ford is giving its factory workers robot exo-suits to ease the burden of building cars

Ford’s cars are getting closer to driving themselves, but they still need humans to build them. And because people aren’t quite as durable as robots, it’s trying to make those jobs easier by developing a suit with Ekso Bionics that takes the stress out of working long hours on a car assembly …

Robotics

4 Reasons Your Messy Desk May Be a Sign of Genius

It isn't a mess, but controlled chaos.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, if one of your goals is to tame a messy desk -- whether of your own volition or thanks to some colleague side-eye -- you might want to pause for a …

Creativity

How to remedy a cough depends on what's causing it

<b>(CNN) —</b> Is a cough making your life miserable? Don't blame your body; coughing is the only way your lungs can expel an irritant. The key is to figure what's causing it and then to get your lungs the help they need.<p>A cough that appears suddenly is usually triggered by an infectious disease, such as …

Immune System

The best houseplants you can buy online that are super easy to grow

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Delray Plants/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Few things manmade can match the natural beauty and peaceful vibe of a growing houseplant. …

How the John Muir Trail Turned Me into a Committed Through-Hiker

The phrase: “I can't believe this is happening!" was said over and over as my friend, Alison, and I packed and repacked our bags the day before …

Hiking

Just 10 Minutes Of Exercise Can Boost Brainpower, Study Finds

The next time you have to give a lecture or take an exam, it might be a good idea to hop on an exercise bike or take a brisk walk for 10 minutes, according to results of a new study.<p>The study, published in <i>Neuropsychologica,</i> provides evidence that just 10 minutes of exercise was able to increase …

‘There is a thrill to seeing your stomach getting flatter’: why I run

Since I started trudging up hills and around parks four years ago, I have become healthier, slimmer and sunnier – and sometimes I even enjoy it<p>It is a damp, grey morning in south London and I am outdoors, still half asleep. The wind cuts like a knife and all I am wearing is shorts, tights and a …

Muscle

New Science Shows Losing Weight May Be As Simple As Standing Up

Researchers at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg believe they may have discovered the body’s second known system for regulating body weight.<p>“Quite simply, we have found support for the existence of internal bathroom scales,” explains Professor John-Olov Jansson, in a statement. ”The weight of the …