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How Would You Spend $309 Billion? Here's How Andrew Carnegie Did It.

Andrew Carnegie sold his company for the equivalent of 2.1 percent of the American GDP, then spent the rest of his life giving it away.<p>Andrew Carnegie: <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>Andrew Carnegie's 1889 Essay, <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>A Modernized Version of Andrew Carnegie's <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>11 Great Quotes on …

Museums

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

George Michael

This Optical Illusion Quiz Determines What Type of Thinker You Are

If you have things to do, it's best not to go on PlayBuzz — a black hole of quizzes and games. And this quiz by user Samantha Jones that's quickly rising on its charts tests your optical perception through a series of illusions. After being shown an image, you choose which of the two objects you …

Optical Illusions

Here's what you would need to do in order to pass the new US Army Fitness test

Soldiers can stop wondering how to pass the Army's new combat fitness test, now that a document showing the initial minimum standards for each of the test's six events has been leaked online.<p>An Army spokesman confirmed that the document shows the standards that the service will use during the …

Military

The One Place You're Not Buying Your Bedding (But Should Be)

A good mattress is half the battle when it comes to getting a blissful night of beauty sleep. What really makes the world of difference for a …

Home Decorating

What to Drink When You're Dehydrated

Staying hydrated regulates body temperature, allows your heart to work more efficiently, prevents headaches and muscle fatigue, aids digestion, and …

Nutrition

5 Practices That Make You A Leader People Want To Follow

Watching how leaders deal with a crisis is a great way to judge their capabilities. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has been praised after his response to the improper arrest of two African-American men in a Philadelphia store. Without deflecting the problem or making excuses, Johnson has implemented a …

Leadership

10 things you should never say when making a presentation

Making a presentation at work can be scary. Some of us fear public speaking more than death. However, like many things in life, giving presentations …

Public Speaking

The Supernatural Gift You Have, According To Your Zodiac Sign

So, what's your super power? Truth is, everyone has a magical ability, it's just a matter of channeling it. In fact, if you believe in astrology, I …

Spirituality

Bad News: These "Healthy" Foods May Not Be Good For Your Heart

Eating healthy is never one size fits all. Our bodies are so different, all with various needs and quirks to attend to. So while a seemingly healthy …

This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity

Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. It’s not concrete nor objective fact. But rather, your memory is …

Creativity

7 Things You'll Notice the Happiest People Always Doing

Here are seven habits of the happiest people, which will make the rest of us perpetually jealous if we don't hop on the wagon and join them.<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement within the ever-expanding field of positive psychology, it's hard to keep up.<p>What scientists …

Happiness

Fitness Trainer Says Do These 5 Things to Lose Enough Fat to Reveal Your Abs

If you lift your shirt in the morning, and say, "OK abs, I'm ready for you to come out," but they're taking their sweet time, personal trainer Dimitri Peskin from Evolve Training System has some advice. "The three things you'll need to lose enough fat to see your abs are A Method + Consistency + …

Fitness

The Winners Of The 2018 Underwater Photographer Of The Year Contest Will Take Your Breath Away

The ocean is as beautiful as it is scary. The 2018 Underwater Photography Of The Year (UPY) contest have just announced its winners, and they have …

12 Design Commandments We Learned From Cool Scandinavian Homes

Scandinavians are to the interior design world what French girls are to fashion: They have a distinct, effortless sense of style that exudes cool. …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Smoothies You Should Try To Blast Belly Fat

Sometimes extra pounds are a result of this equation: eating processed foods=chronic inflammation=insulin resistance= weight gain. You can reduce …

Nutrition

The only 8 words you need to motivate you to take action

“Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful (people)with talent. …

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Try This Fun HIIT Workout to Get Fit and Increase Your Endurance

High intensity interval workouts, also known as HIIT, raise your heart rate with short bursts of intense movements. You’ll engage every muscle in …

This App Lets You Design Custom Rugs

Rug shopping can be such a hassle. Rugs are important because they can tie together a room perfectly. However, just having one color that is slightly …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Try To Blast Belly Fat

It’s really easy to get dehydrated. You might think you’re drinking enough water over the course of a day but maybe you’re not. Being dehydrated can …

The Happiness Curve: How and why life gets better after middle age

<i>Forget the clichés of the midlife crisis – instead, think of middle age as a low point on life’s ‘U-bend of happiness’, says the author of a new book</i><p>Jonathan Rauch confesses to having, somewhere in the back of his mind, an alternative title for his new book. “Sometimes I think it could be called …

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

Amazon announces Fire TV Cube, an Apple TV competitor that controls your entire home theater

This morning, Amazon has announced its latest streaming box: the Fire TV Cube. Combining existing streaming platforms with Alexa, this new set-top box goes beyond any of the online retailer’s previous offerings in one big way. Thanks to integrated IR blasters throughout, Fire TV Cube is designed to …

Hit the Road With Atlanta-based sCAMPer Van

After 20 years in the radio and music industry, David Clapper switched gears. With a longtime friend and fellow traveler, he started the journey in …

9 Crystals From Amazon That Will Invite Happiness, Relaxation, And More Into Your Life

Many people are starting to incorporate crystals into their home decor, accessories, and self-care practices. While some like to hold them in their hands to feel the stone's benefits, others place the crystals around their meditation space for a visually calming environment. If you're eager to …

This Photo Will Make You Rethink Everything You Knew About Carbs

Carbs have long been demonized as cheat foods or indulgences that will make you gain weight. But the truth is, there are carbohydrates in more than just bread and pasta. There's a difference between good (complex) carbs and bad (refined) carbs; one contains more nutritional value than the other. In …

Here’s a t-shirt you could wear everywhere in East Asia without upsetting anyone

Last week, US clothing retailer Gap apologized for printing a t-shirt that didn’t include China’s claimed territories, including Taiwan, South Tibet, and islands in the South China Sea. In doing so, it joined Marriott and Delta, which had previously triggered Beijing’s ire for maps-related issues. …

China

This 1 Simple Practice Unlocks Your Inner Wisdom And Creates Real Happiness

How to live your best life.<p>While mindfully riding Chicago Public Transit for the past six-and-a-half years of graduate school, I frequently find myself observing others. As I gaze upon the many forms moving to and from work each day, I notice several trends.<p>Early in the week--especially on Mondays …