Ian McFarland

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Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

Psychedelic Bamboozle: Want To Learn 255 Ways To Get High Without Drugs?

<i>“My attorney has never been able to accept the notion – often espoused by reformed drug abusers and especially popular among those on probation – that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them. And neither have I, for that matter.” –</i> <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b><p>It began as an offer I couldn’t …

Writing

Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality

The Senate today voted 52-47 to disapprove the FCC’s recent order replacing 2015’s net neutrality rules, a pleasant surprise for internet advocates and consumers throughout the country. Although the disapproval will almost certainly not lead to the new rules being undone, it is a powerful statement …

15 Behaviors That Can Make Someone Toxic To Be Around

Everyone has a few negative qualities. And you know what? That's fine. We can't all be 100 percent reasonable, and kind, and thoughtful 100 percent …

World's oldest surviving beer found in a shipwreck — and it's been revived

Beer has a lot of history to it, but maybe not all wrapped up in one drink.<p>Australian brewers are working to revive a 220-year old beer, made from …

Millennial and Gen X Generations Say Baby Boomers Have Ruined the World With Their Poor Decisions

Millennials, who were born between 1980 and 2000, came of age in an era of so-called "trickle-down economics" and the aftermath of such policy.The …

Get high and watch this melting snowflake video for an hour

NASA just created the first ever 3D video model of an individual snowflake melting, and it makes for an incredibly “chill” YouTube experience.<p>The …

Geophysics

Learn Python and you could put yourself on track to make a six-figure salary

If you’re interested in giving up Netflix binge watching in order to pick up a new, perhaps more beneficial hobby then let us make a suggestion. …

New Cobra Kai Trailer Shows The Awesome Jerk Johnny Grew Up To Be

Fear does not exist in this dojo, but neither do manners. <i>Cobra Kai</i> is shaping up to be the most interesting and exciting series YouTube Red has ever done, if only for how committed it is to showing the jerk Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) has grown up to be.<p>Of course, anyone who saw the original</i> …

British woman who tortured teen to death to 'tick it off her murder bucket list' jailed for life in Australia

A British woman who tortured an 18-year-old to death so she could tick murder off her 'bucket list' has been jailed for life.<p>Jemma Lilley, 26, …

12 Mistakes You’re Making When Trying To Strike Up A Conversation With Someone New

When was the last time you spoke with a stranger? No, I'm not talking about on a dating app, or the last like you asked someone if they were in line …

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Low Fat

These are research-backed ways to handle negative emotions at work

I think a lot of people fail to internalise that it doesn’t matter how much you love your job – your work will still bring you stress.Work is pretty …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Inventions

Searching for meaning in your life? This Japanese concept can help you find it

A very useful Venn diagram illustrates this concept perfectly.<br>Read More

Ikigai

What is Pathological Narcissism?: A Primer for the Layperson

This article first appeared in the author’s own blog, From Andrea’s Couch at andreaschneiderlcsw.com<p>What is narcissism? We have all heard the word …

Orange crocodiles that swim in bat poop are turning into a new species

A very special kind of crocodile calls the Abanda caves in Gabon, Africa, home. The creatures are African dwarf crocodiles, but they might not be for …

What You Need to Know About Prepping Your Script for Production

Need to get your script ready for production? Here are a few things you should know.So, you've finished your script and now you're ready to shoot. …

Utah man accused of threatening to kill Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Utah man faces criminal charges after allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump, according to an indictment filed Wednesday.<p>The grand jury in central Utah returned the indictment showing multiple charges against Travis Luke Dominguez of threatening the President, the …

Donald Trump

Evidence of an 'alien megastructure' 1,300 light-years from Earth is rapidly turning to dust

The mystery of a star located about 1,300 light-years from Earth is finally coming into clearer focus — and it's not aliens.<p>A strange brightening-and-dimming behavior of Tabby's Star, or KIC 8462852, was first studied by professional astronomers in 2015. The researchers hadn't seen anything like …

A 1968 book predicts life in the year 2018

In 1968, the Foreign Policy Association gathered experts together to predict what life would be like in the year 2018 -- and issued their forecast in …

Foreign Policy

Movie Review - Hostiles (2017)

<b>Hostiles</b>, 2017.<p>Directed by Scott Cooper.<br>Starring Christian Bale, Rosamond Pike, Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Timothée Chalamet, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach, …

Native Americans

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Depression

Ghost hunters record eerie voices saying "let me out!" and bizarre lights at church 'built over children's unmarked graves'

Ghost hunters have recorded eerie voices saying "let me out" at a haunted former church allegedly built over the unmarked graves of children who died …

Paranormal

Woman hit with $284 billion electric bill

A Pennsylvania utility customer got the shock of her life after checking on her monthly electric bill and seeing that she owed $284 billion.<p>“My eyes …

Christmas Lights

The True Story of the Kidnapping Behind All the Money in the World

<i>Warning: This post contains spoilers for</i> <b>All the Money in the World</b><p>The crime thriller <i>All the Money in the World</i>, opening Christmas day though not …

Family Business

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Launch a professional copywriting career for just $24

You’re smart, you’re creative, and you can write a little bit. Congratulations, you might just be a copywriter! But before you go charging into a top ad firm and demand a spot at the table, you’ll need to understand some of the basic steps in crafting solid, effective advertising copy.<p>You can start …

Writing

Historic UFO sightings caught on camera

On June 24, 1947, aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is generally considered to be the first unidentified flying object sighting in the United …