John Bylund

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Wars of Words – Ten Must-Read Memoirs from the First World War

First-hand accounts of the First World War became a distinct literary genre in the years following the 1918 Armistice. We asked one Great War blogger …

World History

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

5 ab exercises that are better than crunches

Crunches are on their way out (too back rounding and too inefficient), so that means you’ll need new ways to strengthen—and sculpt—your core.<p>“It’s …

Workouts

14 strategies to accelerate your personal growth by 1,000%

First, personal evolution is a choice.<p>It’s not genetic.<p>It’s an overall approach to life.<p>It’s a mindful understanding of how the internal and external …

Self-improvement

The active mindset: A sure way to avoid being bored with life

“I’m bored.” When’s the last time you said that? I bet not too long ago.<p>If you give me 4 minutes, I’ll tell you why that’s a bad sign.<p>In the past, I …

Self-improvement

Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting? Stop Doing the 7 Things the Worst Bosses Often Do

These toxic management behaviors can disengage employees and tear down organizations.<p>In my research examining the leadership literature for nearly 20 years, I've ascertained that leadership in its purest and most unadulterated form comes down to one overarching theme: serving the needs of people so …

Employment

If you’ve never made meatloaf in a Crock-Pot, you’re missing out

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Week, in which</i> The Takeout <i>uses its favorite cold-weather kitchen appliance in the dead of summer.</i><p>To my mind, meatloaf really …

Spiders fly on the currents of Earth’s electric field

Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind …

Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

Clean Energy

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

Psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization contends that individuals are motivated to fulfill their potential in life. …

Food Network’s Top 22 Summer Barbecue Recipes

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

The Secret to Juicy Grilled Pork Chops Every Time

Have you ever eaten a pork chop that’s oddly reminiscent of shoe rubber? Even if it's swimming in a sauce or covered with an exotic spice rub, …

Grilling Your Meat With THIS Herb Reduces the Risk of Carcinogens

Studies have shown grilling meat over high heat can up your chances of cancer—here’s one delicious way to reduce the risk.<p>There are few things better …

BBQ

15 Behaviors That Can Make Someone Toxic To Be Around

Everyone has a few negative qualities. And you know what? That's fine. We can't all be 100 percent reasonable, and kind, and thoughtful 100 percent …

How do you change your mindset to be more positive?

<b>Excellent question!</b><p>There are so many reasons for not having a positive mindset. We fail at something, we don’t achieve what we set out to do, we …

The true secret of happiness? Accepting that there isn’t one

Hello.<p>Are you happy?<p>I am. Sort of. While most of the UK will be distracted by local elections or frenzied analysis of what the colour of the seat covers in the upcoming Royal Wedding reveals about the Queen’s position on Brexit, today my second book The Happy Brain hits the shelves.<p>As well as …

Happiness

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

Low-Carb Asian Chopped Salad Recipe With Garlic-Ginger Chicken

Salads and satisfying usually don’t go in the same sentence. But this Asian chopped salad is packed with protein from grilled garlic-ginger chicken, …

Waging Peace: Vietnam's anti-war exhibition brings GIs and Viet Cong together

US anti-war protesters will travel to Ho Chi Minh city for an exhibition that will remind people they were far from a fringe element<p>Susan Schnall still remembers the shrieks of Vietnam veterans that would ring out at Oak Knoll naval hospital throughout the night, as men – some not yet 20 – grappled …

Vietnam

The Secret Reason Why Sex Is So Crucial in Relationships

We associate good relationships with sexuality, assuming quite naturally that happy couples seemingly have sex more often than their miserable …

Psychology

Cognitive dysfunctions predict course of depression after first-episode

New research suggests that patients suffering from depression should also receive cognitive testing. The study, published in the journal European …

4 Clear Signs That It's Time to Let Go of a Relationship

Relationships require a vast investments of time, money, and most of all, emotional energy. The more you invest in a relationship, the more it shapes …

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 …

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 …

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 …