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25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, …

Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.<p>When famine loomed in Mexico and southern Asia in the mid-20th century, agricultural crop researchers saved the day. Scientists at Mexico's International Maize and …

Top 10 Online Resources for Self-improvement that we shouldn’t be Ignoring | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As humans, we are always trying to better ourselves and strive for success. However, without a little support, this can sometimes be …

25 Lessons About Life I Learned in 25 Years

My life doesn’t look anything like I thought it would at 25. I don’t have a great job, my car barely gets me from point A to B, and I exercise just …

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage …

23 Creative Ways To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles

DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve written posts about ways to …

22 Little Kids And Their Big Dogs

Despite their sometimes fearsome appearance, larger or even giant dog breeds can make especially good family friends, loving and protecting your …

24 Green Design Ideas Inspired By Nature

Living in an urban environment certainly has its many advantages, but most of us city folk still pine for the great outdoors. And if weekend or …

Global food security: Why it affects us all

Concerns about food security — and efforts to achieve it — are nothing new for the international development community.<p>What is new is that those …

17 Lifestyle Fanatics Share Their Secrets to Success

Too many people settle for less than they deserve in life. This has lead to a majority of people reporting they are not happy. If we're going to change this, (and if we respect human life, we better) it's time to look for different ways of doing things. Seventeen successful lifestyle fanatics would …

These Adorable Animals Understand What It Means To Have A Friend's Back

It's such a special feeling to have a friend whom you know will always have your back. These animals understand first hand:<p><b>Big Dog was nervous for his big date, so Little Dog whispered a tiny pep talk on the way to dinner.</b><p><b>Little Camel made sure his older sister's sarong didn't get wrinkled while</b> …

34 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Breaking Bad"

Facts, bitch! Also spoilers.<p>1. After watching Season 5, Episode 14 — "Ozymandias" — George R.R. Martin called Walter White a bigger monster than anyone in <i>Game of Thrones</i> and vowed to "do something about that" in his next book. Eek.<p>2. Aaron Paul has never had any acting classes. During a Reddit AMA …

There's Now An 'Instagram For Doctors'

It could be sending a photo to a doctor who isn't in the hospital at the moment or to a physician's assistant to give them background for a later checkup.<p>"One of the things I do as an ICU doctor is I connect with my colleagues keeping people up to date around the patients we care for together," …

Medical Technology

Embroidered Leaf Art By Hillary Fayle

In an amazing study of masterful craftsmanship and delicacy, Hillary Fayle, a student of embroidery, has created a series of leaves that have been …

20 Cute And Hilarious Animals With Their Tongues Sticking Out

Just like creating a tongue sticking out of a smiley face makes it a bit more wacky, a cute animal sticking their tongue out is just that much …

The Proper Etiquette For Eating Corn On The Cob, As Shown By A Dog

Everybody knows corn on the cob is not an appropriate first date food.<p>The kernels get stuck in your teeth, corn juice goes a flyin' and when you're through, you've got a gross, corny carcass sitting on your plate.<p>And yet, in YouTuber gajyumaru234's video above, one poised pooch displays the most …

Watch This Tiny Studio Transform Into A Two-Bedroom Apartment (PHOTOS)

The square footage of a home is all relative. 700-square-feet, for example, might as well be a sprawling mansion as far a some tiny house dwellers are concerned. On the "McMansion" scene, 700-square-feet could only be referring to someone's bathroom, right? But for Adam Finkelman, owner of design …

6 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life gets busy, because of it, we forget about what matters most.<p>Committing to a journey of intentional self growth starts with slowing down. It’s …

Outsourcing

Artist's Spider Man With Boner Sculpture Causes A Stir In South Korea

These are a bunch of shots of the Spider Man sculpture created by artist Eunsuk Yoo that was on display at the Lotte Shopping Center in South Korea. …

10 Healthy Food Blogs That Make Eating Well Extremely Easy

For many people, eating healthy is a chore. When the world is filled with glorious pastas, the cheesiest of pizzas, and layers of cake, why in the world would we ever bother eating a salad? Well, fellow gluttons, it's because not only is it a good idea for us to eat a vegetable every now in then, …

19 best Hunger: Facts, stats and infographics images on Pinterest | Info graphics, Infographic and Infographics

White Chocolate & Pistachio Sponge Blondies

Don't confuse these with American-style blondies; <i>A Lighter Way to Bake</i>'s "blondie" refers to a golden-hued sponge cake flavored with strawberries and pistachios. They're light and fruity, making them perfect with a glass of prosecco at your next garden party.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>There's an …

30 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages Illustrated By Anjana Iyer

When something is “lost in translation,” it could have been due to a simple mistake or due to the fact that one language was not quite able to …