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How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Oxford University

11 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed | Inc.com

There are a ton of qualities that can help you succeed, and the more carefully a quality has been studied, the more you know it's worth your time and energy.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth was teaching seventh grade when she noticed that the material wasn't too advanced for any of her students. They all had …

Self-improvement

Five of the world’s best wild beaches

For those who find loungers loathsome and beach bars boring, these spots offer only waves, wind, wilderness and beauty<p>12 beaches with wow factor Five of the best UK beaches Best beaches for action and activities 10 great European beaches for families<p>Chesterman Beach, Vancouver Island<p>You could …

Beaches

Ryan Reynolds Had The Perfect Response To The Sexist Marketing Of Superhero Movies

Ryan is not here for the "women only like romantic movies" line.<p>*Eye roll forever.

How to Not Feel Awful After Air Travel

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Air travel days are exciting and fun but can also wreak havoc on your health as you lose sleep, eat off …

How to Spend the Winter Outdoors—and Still be Comfortable

Cold weather doesn't mean you have to spend the next few months on the couch. Here's how to stay outside all winter long.<p>Now that the cold weather …

New York City is about to shell out $2.5 billion for fancy electric streetcars

Stella!<p>New York City is about join the ranks of US cities making a very expensive bet on a very old form of transportation: the streetcar. Mayor Bill de Blasio will unveil a $2.5 billion plan Thursday to run an electric train along the waterfront between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. …

Urban Design

13 Bad Habits That Complicate Your Work and Life | Inc.com

Business, leadership, and life come with complexity and complications.<p>But sometimes we make some things more complicated than they need to be.<p>The more we can simplify our complications, the better we can focus and the more effective we can be.<p>Here are some of the ways you may be needlessly …

Self-help

17 Incredibly-Simple Ways to Be Happy Right Now

We all just want to be happy, don't we? So why is that we tend to live our lives steeped in worry, anxiety, and fear rather than just being happy? Is happiness just a temporary state of mind, or is something real and long-lasting?<p>No doubt you've heard the expression before that if you want to be …

The iPhone 7 might have a camera with two lenses—here’s why that’s a great idea

The biggest rumor so far about this year’s iPhone 7, expected in the fall, is that it will have two camera lenses on its back.<p>Among various design changes, the new iPhone will reportedly lose its rear camera “bump” and it’ll get two cameras on its rear instead of one, according to MacRumors. …

Mobile Photography

Almost everything about Microsoft's rumoured 'last Lumia' smartphone has leaked

The 650 is expected to be the last Lumia-branded device that Microsoft makes. The Lumia name came from Nokia, which Microsoft acquired for $7.2 billion (£5 billion) in 2013.<p>Details about the hardware of the Lumia 650 leaked when a British phone retailer, Mobile Fun, posted the phone onto its …

Galaxy S7 Leak Reveals Samsung's Sneaky Strategy

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is expected to be announced during Q1 2016, and the flagship smartphone will be under a huge amount of pressure from the South Korean company to perform. Not only does it have to convince the markets that a Samsung flagship is a worthy choice as the ‘top’ Android phone, it also …

Galaxy Note

12 of Your Most Pressing (and Funny) Sex Questions, Answered

Just don't call them "burning" questions, please.<p><b>1. What are the social obligations related to running into a one-night stand in, say, a grocery store?</b><p>As always, be polite. Frankly, I'm a little stunned that I have to tell you that. And "Frankly, frankly," says etiquette expert Peter Post of the …

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

Find Adventure With A Nomadic Retirement

By Dan Prescher, InternationalLiving.com<p>Back in 2001, my wife and I decided to leave the cold climate of Nebraska behind and embark on an epic adventure to find our perfect retirement destination. We traveled to several different countries in search of our dream home, creating incredible memories …

Apple Attempts to Ease Concerns Over Wi-Fi Assist Data Usage

One of the less talked about new features introduced in iOS 9 last month is called "Wi-Fi Assist," which automatically switches a user's iPhone to a cellular data connection when the local Wi-Fi isn't reliable.<p>Many iPhone users have taken to Reddit and the <i>MacRumors</i> Forums to warn others about the …

B&O Play's H7 headphones trade silence for longevity

Bang and Olufsen held out on Bluetooth for a lot longer than other audio businesses, waiting until it could guarantee that the standard had good enough sound. Ever since it was satisfied, the usually restrained Danish firm has been throwing out wireless audio gear at a rate of knots, and another …

The World's Luckiest Places

The world’s most auspicious sites and traditions are not limited to a few boozy festivals – or a particular calendar date. All year long, travelers …

Three Lesser-Known Vancouver Parks You Should See

A selection of must-see Vancouver greenspace that doesn't begin with ‘Stanley.’<p>Often described as the jewel in Vancouver’s crown, Stanley Park—at …

Mossberg: Review of Toshiba’s new thin, light 4K laptop

Do you really need all those pixels?<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of Re/code.</i><p>Now that Microsoft’s Windows 10 is here, hopes are running high …

Consumer Tech

REAL Self-Care™ Quiz – Where Do You Need Help?

<b>Self-Care Quiz</b><p>How well are you taking care of yourself?<p>1- Do you have a morning routine that is nourishing and allows you to start your day with some …

Best Caribbean Destination for Adventure Winners: 2015 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

Barbados<p>Climb down into a cave, surf the waves of gorgeous “Soup Bowl Beach” in Bathsheba, swim with bathtub sized leatherback turtles, zip high …

10 ghost towns to add to your travel bucket list

This foldable keyboard is pure genius

Thankfully, Microsoft has created a new device that works as a solution to both of these problems.<p>Aptly titled Universal Foldable Keyboard, (UFK) …

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our thoughts, beliefs, emotions and the …

13 Of The Spookiest Ghost Towns In America

Old mines, abandoned buildings, and ghostly orbs: These are a few of the most haunted locales in the country.<p>Planning a fall getaway or just interested in a little armchair travel? These abandoned places and spaces are perfect for a spine-chilling adventure.

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

How we quit our jobs to travel: The showbiz couple

Uninspired and trapped by the middle-class rat race, Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil followed their dreams of adventure around the world.<p>On paper, my husband Dave and I lived an enviable life. It was late 2006, and Dave was a successful rigging gaffer in the thriving Toronto film industry while I …

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