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11 Tips for Winter Camping and Backpacking

Winter is a great time of year to go camping or backpacking<p>Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year to go camping or backpacking. …

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

A Real-Life Jedi Mind Trick That Will Reprogram Your Co-Workers' Brains

Using applied neuroscience, you can immediately and easily alter other people's perception of past events.<p>Last week, I explained a simple neuroscience technique to reprogram your own brain in less than 60 seconds. Today, I'll explain a technique, based on the same principle, that allows you to …

10 Signs You're Burning Out (And How To Stop It)

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

15 Motivational Quotes To Help You Keep Going When Times Are Tough

If you think that by reading this article these 15 motivational quotes are going to be the answer to you overcoming the tough times in your life then …

Motivation

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Mental Health

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

Improve Your Critical Thinking With This Five-Step Process

Critical thinking is a valuable skill that anyone can improve with the right process. Here are five tips to help you solve problems more efficiently …

Astronaut Scott Kelly taller after space stint

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronaut Scott Kelly and his twin brother used to be the same height.<p>But it's likely that won't be true when the two stand side by side for the first time in nearly a year.<p>NASA's Jeff Williams told CNN that Scott Kelly grew 2 inches during his time aboard the International Space Station<p>It …

Space Science

North Korea fires missiles into the sea in defiant message to U.N.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has fired several short-range projectiles into the sea, reports South Korea's Defense Ministry. This move comes just …

Here Are The Most Memorable YouTube Moments In Recent Politics

Remember George Allen’s “Macaca” gaffe? That was a decade ago, believe it or not.<p>Though the Internet has changed politics irrevocably, it’s easy to take for granted. First there was Barack Obama’s social media-powered rise in 2008. Now, we’re watching heretofore impossible milestones: From Bernie …

Hundreds of migrants flock to Cherbourg ferry port as Calais 'Jungle' demolition continues

The Normandy port stopped 400 migrants trying to sneak onto ferries since the start of the year, more than for all of 2015<p>Migrants are flocking to the Normandy ferry port of Cherbourg in their bid to reach Britain or Ireland as the route via Calais becomes increasingly difficult, French officials …

Calais

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

How To Master Your Life With The Decision-Making Diet

When I first noticed that Steve Jobs, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg are mostly seen in the same clothes, I wondered why these powerful and wealthy people (globally influential to the nth degree) didn’t seem to buy new clothes. Clearly, it wasn’t about affordability. There simply had to be some …

Will Power

The 10 Life-Changing Gifts of the Entrepreneurial Struggle

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Struggle is natural to any journey. It forces us to <i>feel</i> our life and liveliness. To go through life without obstacles would literally cripple us. Without struggle we do not have the opportunity for personal evolvement. Solving problems …

Self-improvement

19 Christmas Lighting Ideas So Gorgeous, You'll Wish You'd Seen Them Sooner

Nothing makes a home look merry and bright quite like Christmas lights. Each year, you can't wait to put the string lights around the tree, add shimmering ornaments to your yard, or fill your cozy corners with glowing luminaries. Well, get ready for an even brighter Christmas, with these 19 new …

Decorations

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.<p>Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

Self-improvement

What Does a Perky Butt Have to Do With Spiritual Transformation?

There are two things I want to achieve before I die. To continuously experience the Divine Loving that I Am, and a Perky Ass. Not because I'm vain and want people to like me, but because I think both require an insane amount of motivation, commitment, discipline, awareness, and courage. …

Say No More! 19 Hilarious Times The Barber Knew Exactly What You Wanted

<b>It can be really difficult to describe what you want a barber to do with your hair. Short back and sides just isn’t cool any more, and if you really</b> …

Hair

22 absurd camping supplies no one will ever need

There's nothing better than spending a few days in the wilderness. Except for the fact that there's no WiFi, television, kitchen, quesadillas, …

Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than …

Quantum Physics

CRISPR, the fancy new technology that lets people edit genes, could have an unprecedented and horrific consequence

The method, known as CRISPR, holds the potential to fix genetic defects that cause disease in humans. And researchers are also experimenting with tweaking the genes of other animals. For example, you could modify mosquitoes to prevent them from spreading horrific diseases like malaria and dengue …

Genetics

'Schrödinger's Bacterium' Puts a Biological Spin on Quantum Mechanics

It's not quite cat-scale, but still.<p>We're used to being told that the fundamental oddities of quantum mechanics don't really pertain to the world we live in. They're there, of course, but not at the scales we interact with. I can safely say that this chair is <i>here</i> and only here and not both here and …