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What 5 Days Of Wind And Freezing Temps Along Lake Ontario Can Do

Well, this will take some time to defrost.<p>After five days of freezing temperatures combined with heavy winds and the moisture of Lake Ontario, an entire home in Webster, New York now resembles a block of ice.<p>On Sunday, photographer John Kucko posted photos and video of the home that’s located on …

Great Lakes

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

Hydrogen

The Lowdown on Winter Fat Biking in Chicago

When you start to see fat-tire bikes showing up at your neighborhood Target, is it safe to say that this trend is more than a flash-in-the-pan?<p>While …

Six new technologies that will enable faster, better internet to the world

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>The internet is one of the most important inventions of the modern era. However, current estimates say that only 40 percent of people around the globe have access. As internet connectivity becomes ever more important, new technologies are emerging to connect the entire globe with …

This Crazy Downhill Stunt Will Terrify You Into Trying New Things This Year

#Fearless2017 is off to a great start for enduro rider Kyle Mears<p>What better way to celebrate surviving to see the next calendar year than to seriously carpe the diem? Enduro rider Kyle Mears kicked off 2017 with a jawdropping descent in the Moab, Utah desert that will make anything you've …

Mountain Biking

8 Things You Need to Know to Ride Everest on a Bike

Riding 29,029 feet of elevation is possible; it's just not easy. Here's what you need to know to plan your attempt.<p>Adventurers have long lusted after the distinction of climbing the world’s highest peak, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), there are no bike routes to the top—which means …

Los Angeles

A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

As we begin a new year, it is a wonderful time to begin the practice of meditation, if you have not already incorporated meditation into your life. Meditation is one easy way to combat the effects of daily stress, and take back control of your health. Just 20 minutes a day can reduce stress and …

Meditation

25 Profound Mindfulness Meditation Quotes That Will Help You Find the Real You

If you’ve read anything about mindfulness or Buddhism, you’ve probably at one point given meditation a go. And if you’re like most people, you found …

6 Behaviors to Boost Self-confidence and Improve Your Relationships With Other People

Do you want to become more popular and improve your relationship with people in your social or business circle? You can build your self-confidence by …

Self-esteem

The story of the Star Trek fan film that is challenging copyright laws

The following story is a cautionary tale of a fan film project that became too successful for its own good.<p>In the middle of 2014 a <i>Star Trek</i> fan film …

Science Fiction

Little Ways to Live Your Life More Intentionally in 2017

With the new year upon us, there's no better time to start thinking more intentionally. The simple act of just thinking about what matters to you …

Turntables

Best of CES 2017: The Wild and Wondrous Technologies of the Year Ahead - WSJ.com

Advertisement<p>Best of CES 2017: Gadgets Galore<p>As the tech world reveals the products that will impact the year ahead, Personal Tech columnists Geoffrey A. Fowler and Joanna Stern hunt for the most exciting and unusual, from AR glasses to breast pumps.<p>Read more<p>Norton Core<p><b>What it is:</b> A Wi-Fi router …

Android Phones

All the cool new gadgets at CES 2017

Consumer Tech

Jim Parsons and James Corden spoofing the "Dust In The Wind" video is the funniest thing you'll see today

This Kansas song is a classic, and classics have been known to be recreated. Jim Parsons and James Corden spoofed “Dust In The Wind” for <i>The Late Late</i> …

Chasing Trail: Disneyland

Disneyland

A Zen Master Reveals 10 Fundamental Mindful That Will Make You Much Happier

The only moment that truly exists is the here and now, and that is the key to living life in a mindful way.<p>With the stress of family and career, it …

Mindfulness

Most Perfect Rap Song Ever Written: The Honorable Mentions

Occasionally I write a post asserting that various songs are the “Most Perfect Rap Song Ever Written” – often to others consternation and dissenting …

22 Games That Are Better Than Going Out

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Shopping

5 Best Places For Macro Scuba Diving In The Pacific & Indian Oceans — 2017 Readers Choice Awards

Our annual Top 100 Readers Choice Awards are based on your real-world dives, and they let us take that journey right along with you.<p>Since 1994, we’ve …

Scuba Diving

23 small things you can do every day that will make you happier

Getty Images<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Our friends at <i>Esquire</i> asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve …

Happiness

Astronomers Found the Universe's Largest Particle Accelerator

Two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe are occurring right next to each other.<p>NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory has spotted a unique structure in the cosmos: the largest particle accelerator in the known universe. The accelerator is caused by two of the most energetic phenomena in the …

NBC’s Emerald City Takes Dorothy to a Darker Oz

The influence of Game of Thrones is palpable in this edgy new network drama.<p>The minute that Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) first enters the Land of Oz in <i>Emerald City—</i>by way of a tornado, yes, but also an abandoned cop car and a couple of bloodied corpses—you might wonder whether the show’s primary …

TV

The comic book “Lazarus” is a frightening vision of where America could be headed

A dystopian future where family supersedes government suddenly seems realizable in “Lazarus”<p>Since 2013, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s “Lazarus” has told a dystopian sci-fi story about Forever Carlyle and her family. In this world, wealthy families like the Carlyles control everything, and each has …

3 life lessons from Zen Samurais that will blow your mind

When you read about Zen samurais, you would expect to learn about fighting, swords and strategy.<p>But when I researched Samurai texts, this …

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

23 Small Things You Can Do Every Day That Will Make You Happier

According to a happiness expert.<p>We asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve buying a fifty grand watch, going to the Maldives, or dating a supermodel.<p>Step forward Andy Cope—a happiness expert and co-author of <i>The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence: How to</i> …

Happiness

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

Psychedelia