Janine Vergis

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Photo by @pedromcbride // The messy vitality of #Havana, Cuba, where life, antiques and music live on the street. I’ve worked in this politically-charged #Caribbean island five times so I’m curious to see how life changes as political tensions soften. #rumba #malecon #habana

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive, and good things will happen," or, "Try your hardest, and eventually things will work out." While such …

The Brain Preservation Diet: Eating to Save Brain Cells

When New York-based filmmaker and musician Max Lugavere was his mother Kathy's patient wingman a few years ago, he became frustrated by what he calls …

Photo by Corey Rich @coreyrichproductions The Daily Commute: Climbers Tommy Caldwell @tommycaldwell and Kevin Jorgeson @kjorgeson rely on a network of rigged ropes to move up and down the #DawnWall of El Capitan in order to access the hardest pitches. They leave their portaledge camp each afternoon as the sun dips around the corner, and use mechanical ascenders to climb the ropes and go to work on the day's climbing adventure. Not a bad commute at all. Caption: @andrewbisharat @brettlowell @bigupclimbing

How I quit my job to travel: The blogger

Liz Carlson traded a stable office job in the US for the uncertainty of full-time writing at the end of the world.<p>It was sunny and the trees had just started to sprout leaves the day I quit my job to travel. As a contract administrator for a shipping company, I’d spent 2012 working in a windowless …

New Zealand

This magical place is Big Bend #NationalPark in Far West #Texas. With an elevation ranging from less than 1,800 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the #Chisos Mountains, #BigBend includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, forested mountains and an ever-changing river. Here you can explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States. Photo by Erik A. Walker.

Xiaomi phone teaser leaves much to the imagination, save for its lack of girth

CES may be old news already, but that doesn’t mean January’s new tech train has slowed to a stop. In fact, given the increasingly large significance of key Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus, and Oppo, it may not be too long before the world starts to pay closer attention to trade shows that …

Mobile Technology

Three Brothers Have Been Making Mind-Blowing Snow Sculptures In Their Yard Every Year

It takes the guys 11 front yards worth of snow and up to 300 hours.<p>Here's this year's: a 12-foot-tall sea turtle.<p>"This simulates the sticky snow that you would get on a warm winter day," they explained.<p>h/t Bored Panda

Sculpture

Paganism in Catholic Philippines

<b>Banaue, Philippines -</b> Pope Francis arrives on Thursday in the Philippines - a country with the third-largest Catholic population in the world - marking the first time in 20 years the leader of the Catholic Church visits the island-nation of 100 million people.<p>Catholicism has flourished here since …

Asia

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

Microsoft isn't happy with Google for revealing a Windows security hole

Microsoft's security team isn't very pleased with Google for revealing a security hole in its computer systems before it fixed the issue.<p>Google …

The Best Moments from the 2015 Golden Globes in GIFs

From**Emma Stone’**s eye-roll to <b>Louis C.K.</b> freaking out over <b>Prince,</b> here are the best moments in GIFs from last night’s Golden Globe Awards.<p>Emma Stone and her big eyes get a dig from hosts <b>Tina Fey</b> and <b>Amy Poehler.</b> Her reaction is very apropos.<p>Golden Globes Emma Stone<p><b>Steve Carell</b> does in fact look …

Golden Globes

I may have taken a slight detour upon landing in Detroit today so that I could see this tunnel. It rivals the neon light tunnel at Chicago O'Hare in awesomeness.