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7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

These Record Breaking Pics Were Snapped Further Out in Space Than Any Picture Ever Taken

Say cheese, Kuiper Belt.<p>The NASA New Horizons probe just set a new interstellar exploration record, taking pictures from further out in space than …

Solar System

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

Home Improvement

We Locked Four Experts in a Room Until They Solved Immigration

Your move, Congress.<p>It’s a problem that has eluded top statesmen for nearly two decades: what to do with the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors—children who grew up in the U.S. going to American schools, living in American cities and towns and otherwise living more or …

Immigration

Astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars

The universe is highly magnetic, with everything from stars to planets to galaxies producing their own magnetic fields. Astrophysicists have long …

Physics

Watch a powerful new simulator depict how galaxies form

Illustris TNG is a theoretical astrophysics project that created the most detailed simulation of the universe to date, and it turns out that black …

Astrophysics

This Apple Watch clone has GPS and 45 days of battery life for $99

Amazfit’s Bip provides up to a month and a half of smarts on a single charge<p>One of the biggest complaints with smartwatches is the need to recharge them as often as a smartphone. The best smartwatches you can get typically don’t last longer than two days, and most require daily charging. The new …

Smartwatches

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement -- When You Have Nothing Saved by Age 50

Believe it or not, it can be done.<p>It's no secret that Americans on a whole are mostly unprepared for retirement -- but sadly, that includes those who …

Retirement

'Yo memo is so stupid Eric Trump beat it's SAT scores': Internet breaks into hysterics over #YoMemoJokes

In wake of Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) memo being released to the general public and declassified by President Donald Trump, the afternoon and evening …

Donald Trump

Grow your own and forage: eat better without costing the earth

Food production and waste has a major impact. Our new series Life Swaps looks at how to live more sustainably, starting with better food choices<p>Sitting down to lunch or dinner may not feel like an act of environmental destruction, yet all that eatingisn’t doing the planet many favours. Vast …

Agriculture

What I’ve learned from taking antidepressants for six years

<b>Although mindfulness, exercise and talking therapy are often praised for their healing power with regards to mental illness, it seems more and more</b> …

Depression

NASA once envisioned life after Earth in these funky floating colonies

In the '70s, the scientists expected that people could travel to the first space colony by 2060. They designed three different types that all orbit …

Space Science

Christa McAuliffe's Lost Challenger Lessons to be Taught on Space Station

Two educators turned astronauts will film science lessons while aboard the International Space Station that were originally planned to be performed …

25 Simple Daily Habits Which Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence and discipline. At least …

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

Psychology

In Italy, #MeToo Falters Amid Public Scorn

In the months since allegations of sexual harassment by major media figures took center stage in the United States, the #MeToo movement has had a ripple effect in Europe, prompting national conversations on a once-taboo topic. In some countries, the movement has been embraced.<p>But in Italy, the …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

The Workplace

An emaciated 17-year-old girl led police to a California home full of disturbing horrors

A 17-year-old girl escaped from her California home to call police and lead them back to arrest her parents after they discovered a house full of horrors.<p>According to local California law enforcement officials, they discovered 12 children who were malnourished to the point that some appeared much …

Scientists Have Created a Mini Gamma-Ray Burst in The Lab For The First Time

So cool!<p>Gamma ray bursts, intense explosions of light, are the brightest events ever observed in the Universe – lasting no longer than seconds or …

See baby stars, gas, and dust of the Orion nebula in incredible NASA flight video

You can now get "up close and personal" with the brightest nebula in space in this magical footage released by NASA.<p>The 3D visualisation takes you on …

The Takeout's guide to eating Korean food like a Korean

These days, Korean food is pretty much everywhere. But it still surprises me how many of my acquaintances have admitted they don’t visit Korean …

Weather

The Warner Bros.-Approved ‘Harry Potter’ Fan Film On The Rise Of Voldemort Has Finally Been Released

Back in 2016, a <i>Harry Potter</i> fan-film was crowdfunded, then quickly frozen after Warner Bros. contacted the filmmakers to ask them about what they were doing with their precious intellectual property. Eventually, in a rare instance of a major studio allowing fans of a big-time series to unofficially …

Movies

This hilarious map shows how far Jon Snow has traveled compared to the White Walkers on 'Game of Thrones'

In earlier seasons, we'd spend all ten episodes watching characters travel, some not even getting to their destination by the end of the season.<p>For example, in season four, Arya Stark and the Hound start out in the Riverlands and don't get to the Vale until the final episodes.<p>But now, the show is …

TV Series

Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand

Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.<p>Microsoft is offering a quick quantum computing primer that makes the esoteric subject almost understandable.<p>Quantum computing promises to solve …

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.<p>Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.<p>Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least …

Dinosaurs