Janessa Beckwith

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17 Unique Ways to Store Booze That Don’t Include a Bar Cart

Bar carts are still one of the trendiest pieces of home decor, but if you don’t have room for a bar cart or are just over the trend and want to try something a little less mainstream, consider a proper home bar. With a little creativity, you can add a mini home bar to your space no matter what your …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

7 Lessons You Learn Through Life's Challenges

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You need to change.</b><p>There are times when things go wrong in life. Most of us try to escape it, denying the truth life presents to us. When a problem occurs, most of the time it occurs because something is not right -- you got sick because you …

How to Make a Great First Impression

Six strategies for making a better first impression:<p><b>1. Stop acting and be your best self:</b><p>"Be yourself" is the best all-time phrase in personal development. However, you can plus that by being your best self. During your next networking or social situation, just show up with the intention of being …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

How the rest of the world learns about the American Revolution in school

The American Revolutionary War is an intensely proud moment in history for most Americans (perhaps too proud). It’s taught as a major subject in history classes as early as elementary school, and it’s brought up again and again in different contexts in middle school, high school, and college. Along …

High School

Why 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like Earth

Nasa's discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet orbiting around a distant star in deep space, has predictably caused waves of excitement on the internet, …

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

Self-esteem

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

Astronomy

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

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Pluto image revealed by Nasa offers closest look yet at dwarf planet

The most detailed pictures captured of the satellite have been beamed back to earth by the New Horizon spacecraft<p>Nasa has released the most detailed picture yet taken of dwarf planet Pluto, captured by the New Horizons spacecraft.<p>Taken from a distance of 8m kilometres, the relative close-up of the …

Solar System

Taking A Spin On Bolt, The Tesla Of Electric Motorbikes

Bolt is a San Francisco-based startup that makes electric motorbikes. The bikes are handmade in a small garage on the edge of town and come with the same type of lithium-ion batteries used in Teslas.<p>Co-founder Nathan Jauvtis grew up riding and assembling motorcycles and bikes, but he really liked …

NASA selects 4 astronauts to fly first commercial space expeditions

NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil.<p>On Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the four who will fly on capsules built by private companies — SpaceX and Boeing. Each astronaut has test pilot experience and has flown twice in space.<p>The …

Space Exploration

Stampede at charity handout in Bangladesh kills at least 25

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A stampede killed 21 elderly women and four young people early Friday when hundreds of people in central Bangladesh stormed …

Extremism