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Is It Harmful to Use Music as a Coping Mechanism?

Putting on headphones to regulate emotions may not always be beneficial.<p>Listening to music is aform of emotional self-care that many of us turn to every day, without much conscious thought. The streaming service Spotify, well aware of this, offers a collection of “Mood” playlists, from “Anthems of …

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10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

DIY Leica M-P ‘Correspondent’ Edition on eBay Comes with a Leica M6 and Sandpaper

Some jokester has put up a listing on eBay for a DIY version of the new Leica M-P “Correspondent” edition. Carrying a €33,000 (~$35,300) price tag, …

8 Travel Apps That Work Better Than A Guidebook

<i>by Emily Price</i><p>Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p>Photo: Image Source / Alamy<p>Walking tours are a great way to learn …

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32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel

A Frog Riding a Beetle: Is This a Real Wildlife Photo or a Bunch of BS?

Photos of a frog riding a beetle have been flooding the Internet over the past month. Think it looks cute and adorable? Reactions to the series of …

Photography

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

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The ideal welfare system is a basic income

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What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

This Is What The Titanic Would Look Like Next To A Modern Passenger Ship

If you're like me, you've always imagined the Titanic as an unfathomably huge ship — a relic of an age in which shipping of all kinds was vastly more important and grander than it is today.<p>That's why this image tweeted by James Sexton is so arresting.<p>The image, Sexton says, juxtaposes the Titanic …

Henry Blodget

4 zinnen om meteen assertiever te zijn

<b>Assertief zijn is je gedragen met respect voor anderen terwijl je ook respect vraagt voor jezelf.</b> Wanneer je assertief bent, kan je jouw gevoelens …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

The Language & Memory Test

<b>This experiment has been completed</b>. No more data will be collected.<p>This game originally ran through December 2013.<p>The game is still here for …

10 Sublime Wonders of Science

Science just gives facts. Our sense of meaning, in the big-picture, must derive from elsewhere. Right?<p>Wrong.<p>Below are 10 sublime wonders of science, …

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …

8 Things Not to Miss in Istanbul

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age, both over two-and-a-half millennia, and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy. In fact Istanbul, known as …

European Travel

Conditionering en Succes

<b>Niet zo lang geleden liep ik op een warme dag met Babette en Hans naar het stadsstrand van Haarlem. Hoewel er een treinspoor naast ligt en er dus zo</b> …

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each …

Twelve Time Management Habits to Master in 2013

Nearly three hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin came up with an approach to changing habits that has yet to be surpassed. A young adult seeking to straighten out his act, Franklin developed a list of thirteen virtues, jotting down a brief definition of each. These were character traits he took to …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

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A Most Delightful Map

Think about this: You wake up in New York City, decide to go for a stroll, head east after breakfast, and a short time later, <i>still on foot,</i> you find yourself in Morocco. Three hundred million years ago, you could have done that! There was no civilization back then, no cities, no countries, no …

Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 – January 11, 1941) was a…

Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 – January 11, 1941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years (from 1894 to 1921). <br>In his prime Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is still generally regarded as one of the strongest players ever.<p>He is 6 times World Chess Champion,1894,1897,1907,1908,1910(Jan-Feb),1910 (Nov-Dec).<p>Lasker Variations in the chess openings-<br>QGD-1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 Ne4<br>Scandinavian …