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There's a Very Furry Place in Japan Called "Cat Island"

Where felines outnumber humans 8 to 1.<p>If you proudly refer to yourself as a cat lady (minus the crazy), then allow us to introduce you to your next bucket list destination: A little island off of the coast of Japan called Aoshima. But it's more commonly referred to as "Cat Island" — and for good …

You need do nothing

There’s an underlying fear in the human experience that goes something like this:<p><i>I can’t allow myself to feel truly fulfilled right now. Because if I</i> …

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

Asia Travel

Atul Gawande's Speech, "The Mistrust of Science," is a Must Read

Gawande exhorts the young CalTech grads to support scientific thinking in a skeptical world.<p>On June 10th, the <i>New Yorker</i> Staff Writer, surgeon, and medical researcher Atul Gawande delivered a commencement address to the graduating class at the California Institute of Technology on the importance of …

Cognitive Technology: What It Is And Why Marketers Should Care

At IBM’s recent Amplify conference, there was a heavy focus around cognitive technologies, an emerging area that integrates data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to mimic the way the human brain works. To better understand what it is and why CMOs should care, I consulted …

Cognitive Computing

These bizarre Japanese electric vehicles could change how we get around cities

Companies are coming up with all kinds of interesting vehicles to help people get around. From hoverboards to passenger drones, vehicles aimed at helping people travel short distances are all the rage these days.<p>Yamaha is the latest to reveal a concept vehicle that gives us a glimpse of what …

The Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016

Artificial intelligence could unlock higher productivity and better health and happiness for millions of people<p>June 27, 2016 — Dr Corinna Lathan and …

Modern thinkers increasingly confirm a designed universe

The idea that the universe might bear some marks of design has traditionally been denied in academic circles. Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins …

Richard Dawkins

Dormant black hole wakes up to devour passing star at theoretically impossible speed

A dormant supermassive black hole woke up and devoured a star that had wandered too close, astronomers have discovered.<p>About 90 per cent of the black …

In Photos: Texas Bluebonnet Season in All Its Glory

Why this year’s bloom could be the bluest yet.<p>Spring is finally here, and in Texas that means one thing: wildflower season. Bluebonnets in particular …

Revealed: The reason why we close our eyes while sharing a kiss

Psychologists at Royal Holloway University show the brain is unable to cope with the combination of visual data and tactile sensation of kissing<p>It used to be thought that people closed their eyes while sharing a kiss because their vision could not focus on something as close up as the other …

What is time?

… And why does it move forward?<p>Imagine time running backwards. People would grow younger instead of older and, after a long life of gradual …

Physics

20 Fascinating Facts To Boost Your Brain Waves

No matter how long you live on this world, it always comes up with new ways to surprise you.<p>They always say you learn something new every day, but …

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

Elasticity

10 Hard Things You Need To Do For Success (While Many People Are Unaware)

Not everyone is ready to do what it takes to attain success, but if you are serious about it, doing these 10 things will give you a head start.

This Quick Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good leaders know that for a company to run successfully, …

Self-improvement

15 Islands You Need in Your Life: No Passport Required

Stunning, shimmering sunsets across the water, the peaceful lullaby of waves crashing and the wind blowing, the feeling of truly being removed for your everyday life... yep, islands are pretty much the best. While it's wonderful to get that coveted passport stamp, there are plenty of islands to …

Williamsburg Restaurant Has the Audacity to Sell a $100 Doughnut

Leave it to Williamsburg to be the home of a $100 doughnut. That's the hot item at Manila Social Club, a Filipino restaurant in the neighborhood, reports Business Insider. The absurdly steep price tag is thanks to solid-gold coating and Cristal Champagne icing.<p>The Golden Cristal Ube Donut, as it's …

VIDEO: How to Bundle Your Clothes When Packing

This multi-purpose method works for suits, shirts, coats and more. The only thing you’ll need? One very thick rubber band.<p><i>This video is one episode</i> …

Soggy moggy: Kuli, the one-eyed surfing cat rides Hawaii's waves, in pictures - Telegraph

Surfing

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Workouts

Tony Robbins explains how he sustains energy with no stimulants and little sleep

Robbins is not only the personal performance coach of business leaders like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones, he's the head of a conglomerate of companies and the main attraction for long, incredibly lively seminars that he has relentlessly given around the world …

21 incredible facts about the world 100 years ago

Or maybe you saw the very same list of of facts years ago, when it said it was about 1906, or 1902, or 1900.<p>The origin and sources of the original list are unknown, but the idea is provocative: What was life <i>actually</i> like 100 years ago?<p>We decided to find out. Not all of the data we dug up references …

Selling

How to Build Exceptional Relationships: 9 Traits of Your Favorite People

Because no one ever does anything worthwhile alone.<p>Where success is concerned, lots of things matter. Education, experience, connections ... they all matter.<p>But one thing matters more. True success, the kind of success that also leads to happiness, is impossible without building great relationships.<p>…

I spent two years traveling the world, and it completely changed my life

In August 2009 I took a one-way flight to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, with the intention of learning how to teach English, getting a job, and tramping around Europe.<p>Little did I know that that decision would push me to East Asian megacities, the tallest mountains in the world, and …

Design 101: 18 Pieces Of Advice From Top Interior Designers

It's great to be able to turn to the experts for decorating advice. But at the end of the day, even for them, your design aesthetic is all about you.<p>Here are our favorite interior designers who know their stuff. They make a living putting together the most beautiful homes, and their best advice …

Purple ‘Smurf’ kitten rescued after suspected ‘chew toy’ abuse

A purple-dyed kitten, nicknamed Smurf, was found abandoned in a box on the side of the road with deep wounds<p>Adoption offers from around the world have poured in for a kitten dyed purple and left abandoned on the side of the road.<p>The two-month-old kitten, nicknamed Smurf, is recovering from multiple …