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The Candy Hierarchy for 2016: Halloween's best and worst treats

<b>BC:</b> Speaking of scientific legitimacy, I can’t believe we haven’t talked about the results that are already shocking the world.<p><b>DN:</b> You’re talking …

Candy Corn

Ask Ethan: Why Don't We Shoot Earth's Garbage Into The Sun?

For tens of thousands of years, humanity barely had an impact on our planet and our environment. With only a few million of us across the world, even the largest fires, wars and waste produced in cities could do no more than poison a tiny portion of our world for a very short amount of time. But as …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Can the 'impossible' space drive survive falsification in orbit? - ExtremeTech

Can the ‘impossible’ space drive survive falsification in orbit?<p>By on September 16, 2016 at 7:58 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Psychology

Your Ultimate Guide To All Those Crazy Smoothie Ingredients

Ever stood in line at Juice Press and realized you can't identify half the smoothie add-ins on the menu? From hemp hearts and maca to protein powder, there's no end to the number of "superfood" ingredients people are dumping into their smoothies these days.<p>"Just because you can drink it through a …

10 cute animals to help you forget briefly about the current unfathomable shitstorm

Things are a bit bleak in the UK at the moment, but luckily for you Michael Spicer is here to help take your mind of things for a while. Sort</b> …

11 Phrases Intelligent People Say Every Day (and So Should You)

Sometimes what you say to yourself matters most of all.<p>Every success is based on action, but every action starts with a thought. That's why every worthwhile accomplishment starts with a change in perspective, or a new connection, or a renewed sense of purpose and motivation.<p>And sometimes success …

Self-improvement

21 Purrfect Photos of Tiny Kittens That Fit In Your Palm

We’ll always have a soft spot for photos of newborn animals. When we pounced upon these adorable photos of kittens so small they literally fit in the …

Coral Reefs Doing Better Than Expected in Many Areas

A new study found "bright spots" where corals are thriving, despite global bleaching events.<p>Despite the unprecedented extent of coral bleaching around the world, a major new study has also found"bright spots" where corals are doing significantly better than anyone expected. And the reason for the …

20 Types of Handmade Items You Can Sell Online - Small Business Trends

Handmade businesses are becoming more and more popular. But before you start a handmade business of your own, you need to come up with some handmade …

Pipe Down: A DIY Cake Piping Technique Inspired by Woven Wall Hangings

Hello, hello. I’m baaaaaack! And so excited to hit the ground running after my trip…I have lots and lots of photos to share from Amsterdam, Paris, …

Here's Everything Leaving Netflix In June

With every new month comes the heartbreaking news of Netflix departures. It happens, without fail, every 30 days. Yet somehow, it still feels like a …

Entertainment

The Five Most Important Years for Your Financial Life

To secure your retirement, make the proper moves at a few key moments.<p>When you’re saving and investing for retirement, you can make a lot of progress …

Retirement

How Google Designed Virtual Reality For The Rest Of Us

Google’s head of VR explains how his team is designing Daydream, a virtual reality rig for everyday people.<p>Virtual reality is broken. Oh, the feeling of VR can be amazing. But no normal human being can be expected to rearrange their furniture, and connect themselves to a surround-sound-system’s …

Virtual Reality

17 Totally Easy Ways To Sneak Protein Into Every Meal

Get your grams in, one whey or the other.

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Procrastination

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create?<p>It’s a question worth asking, since music has …

How politics could disrupt the SpaceX rocket revolution

Landing rocket boosters on an open-ocean platform has been a massive engineering hurdle for SpaceX.<p>Politics are proving to be a different sort of challenge.<p>As competition in the satellite-launch sector intensifies, the battle between traditional aerospace giants and upstart companies backed by tech …

Space Travel

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Stepping Out, Sitting Up

Yesterday, quarantine was up for the Patmore Four. My friend Katy was coming over for a visit, and I thought it might be fun to let her witness their …

Cute Animals - Cute pictures, pics, photos & images of the cutest animals around.

Funny Snowman, Snowmen Pictures, Snow Sculptures, Cat Love, Winter Fun, Funny Animal, Cute Animals, Cute Funny Animals, Hilarious Animals<p>My exercise …

5 mistakes parents make when giving kids an allowance

Parents, you may be doling out your kids’ allowances all wrong.<p>Roughly seven in 10 parents give their children an allowance, according to a recent …

Kids

9 Things the Most Influential and Persuasive People Do, Backed by Science

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

Self-improvement

Science Reveals Which Herbal Teas Boost Memory

Plus: Sniffing rosemary could improve your mental faculties too.<p>Long before Apple came up with the slogan, "there's an app for that," an equivalent …

The One Smartphone Hack Guaranteed To Make You More Productive

It's deceptively simple but extraordinarily effective.<p>The other day, around 3 p.m., I had one of those "moments" at work. You know--when you feel overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and at the same time frustrated at how little you've accomplished so far.<p>Just then, my phone vibrated--a text …

Time Management

I Tried to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days. Here's What Worked (and What Didn't)

If you spend any time online, you'll inevitably come across an article (or 15) spelling out steps to reach the near-mythical status of becoming a …

Time Management

Malia Obama Will Go to Harvard

But first, she will take a gap year.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement.<p>Harvard encourages admitted …

10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People

Here are some proven patterns for achieving your goals, gathered through numerous in-person interviews of successful people from all walks of life.<p>Success takes many forms. You can have monetary success, political success, in the form of power, or even cultural success, in the form of fame.<p>I spent …

Self-improvement