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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Emotional Intelligence

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Learning

How Could 5,000 Employees Cheat? The Science Behind the Wells Fargo Scandal

Deception. Fraud. Over 5,000 fired. What went wrong? Science gives us some clues.<p>As you've no doubt heard by now, Wells Fargo recently received a $100 million penalty from the Consumer Financial Bureau, in response to illegal banking practices of its employees. This brought the bank's total bill …

Finance

Bourbon To Bubbly: Shake Up Your Derby Mint Julep

If I say Kentucky Derby, you say ... mint julep?<p>Well, if you're a Kentucky dame like me you do. As my fellow Louisville native Jesse Baker once pointed out: "It ain't Derby without a mint julep."<p>Race fans have been drinking mint juleps at Churchill Downs in Louisville since the racetrack's …

Mashups

Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting dwarf star

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, researchers have discovered three potentially habitable, Earth-like worlds orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years away in another star system, according to a study published in the journal Nature.<p>The ultracool dwarf star, known as TRAPPIST-1, isn't the kind of …

Universe

Top 20 Wildlife Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

the what's underneath project explores fashion by removing clothes

How to have style naked, and other lessons you learn taking your clothes off in front of strangers.<p>Elisa Gookind and Lily Mandlebaum make videos of women (and gender non-conforming people) taking their clothes off. While that conjures up a world of assumptions, the two see their offerings as a …

New York City

Scientists finally figured out what turned this lake a mysterious shade of pink

Bubblegum pink isn't a color you'd expect a lake to be.<p>But there it is anyway — Lake Hillier, sitting there like some sort of Barbie-inspired fantasy on Middle Island off the western coast of Australia.<p>Since a European expedition stumbled on it in 1802 (no word on what the locals thought), the …

Biology

NASA's Kepler telescope captures exploding star's shockwave

Astronomers have used NASA’s Kepler space telescope to capture for the first time the incredible flash from an exploding star’s shockwave.<p>The shockwave, known as the “shock breakout”, was identified by a team led by Peter Garnavich, an astrophysics professor at the University of Notre Dame in …

Universe

We're the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why

Despite much chin-stroking.<p>“Little pig, little pig, let me come in,” says the big, bad wolf. “No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin,” say the three little pigs. This scene is deeply unrealistic and not just because of the pigs' architectural competence, the wolf's implausible lung …

Evolution

Hardcore Physicist Risks Life To Prove Laws Of Physics

These are several videos starring physicist Andreas Wahl proving various scientific laws by falling 40 feet attached via rope to a kettle bell, …

Five Female Artists Turning Hotel Selfies into Art | Amuse

You know that feeling, when you’re entering a hotel room, and it’s absolutely yours. It’s so clean and perfect: soft light, folded towels, branded stationery, large white bed. It feels so new and yet hundreds of people slept on this bed before you, and hundreds will after you. The anonymity is …

Hospitality

This transfixing video shows 1,000 exoplanets in their orbits

The Kepler space telescope has helped to discover more than 1,000 exoplanets since 2009, in 685 systems, with thousands more planets identified but …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

New Mexico

Why Vegan Diets Suck

5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich<p>There is no one right way to eat for everyone.<p>We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.<p>I personally advocate consumption of both animals and plants and I think there is plenty of evidence that this is a reasonable …

Queen Elizabeth Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

Selfies

Why You Need to Start Eating More Tomatoes

Tomaytoes, tomahtoes, whatever you prefer to call them, are more than a key to great flavor. They’re also packed with a wide array of nutrients that …

Skin Care

10 Winning Shots from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

After receiving nearly 18,000 photo submissions, <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> magazine has selected the winning shots for this year’s Traveler Photo …

Travel Photography

Breathtaking Images of Earth Shot from Lofty Aerial Perspectives

There exists a website called <i>The Daily Overview,</i> and it is a treasure trove of images of our planet, shot from lofty aerial perspectives. It will no …

9 Pieces of Diet Advice You Need to Stop Believing

Nutrition

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome | Inc.com

It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many otherwise sensible people …

Self-improvement

Blood clots on a chip may mean better life-saving drugs

A device the size of a memory stick could shake up drug testing<p>Emulate, Inc. wants to miniaturize our bodily functions. The tech company is commercializing Harvard-pioneered technology known as Organs-on-Chips — a method of simulating organ systems on tiny microchips — and it now has used the …

Medicine

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Bread

Scientists hope Venus will give up the secret of how life evolved on Earth

Nasa, the Russians and the Europeans are all planning trips to our closest planetary neighbour that could provide crucial information about the universe<p>Venus has a special place in the sun’s family of planets. It is the solar system’s most inhospitable world. Its surface temperature, around 460C, …

Astronomy

Anglo-Saxon antibiotics are just the start

Researchers at the University of Nottingham say a thousand year old recipe may offer hope in the fight against antibiotic resistant ‘super bugs’. So what other super-remedies might we find in the history of medicine?<p>Bioprospecting – the search for new drugs and commercial products from the natural …

Native Americans

The big bang: are we in a ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ type situation?

Scientists at Cern are suggesting they could soon detect miniature black holes, proving the existence of parallel universes and disproving the big bang theory of the creation of the universe. Or something<p><b>Name:</b> The big bang<p><b>Age:</b> 13.8bn years, or no age at all, because it didn’t happen.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Big …

Miniature

Beyond the paleo: new trendy diets from science

The paleo diet has come under fire recently, after a cook book based on it by an Australian chef was believed to feature recipes that were potentially very harmful to children.<p>However this case pans out, it’s cast an unfavourable light on the paelo diet. But trendy diets will always be popular, and …

Nutrition

This Desk Features 1,100 Yards of Scrolling Paper to Record Your Ideas

Handwritten list makers, doodlers, and note takers – rejoice! Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Kirsten Camara designed the <i>Analog Memory Desk</i>, which is perfect for people who like to write things down. It has a built-in mechanism for scrolling 1,100 yards of butcher paper that acts as a …

Doodling