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This keyboard shortcut will revolutionize copy and paste on your Mac

Did you ever copy some text from a Word document, or from the web, and paste it into an email, only to have the pasted text keep its stupid 24-point Comic Sans formatting? Maybe you had to select everything, then start futzing with the Mac’s font panel to get the new text to match.<p>The way to fix …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Why being lazy and procrastinating could make you wildly successful

As children we were told that we would never amount to anything if we were lazy and that hard work was the key to success. But what if laziness and procrastination could actually help you go further in life?<p>There are a few reasons why being an eager beaver isn't always a good idea. Some problems …

Procrastination

How to Write a Book Without Losing Your Mind

Expert advice on ending procrastination and finishing that manuscript, dissertation, or other big project<p>A few months ago, I promised some nice people in New York that I would, sometime very soon, write a book.<p>Since then, I have:<p>Called my mom rejoicing.<p>Called my mom crying.<p>Considered changing my …

Writing

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.<p>Three years ago, I signed up for a silent meditation retreat called a vipassana. For ten days, I shared a room with four other guys, went without speaking to anyone, …

Meditation

People with depression use language differently – here's how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the …

Depression

Incorrect Lift Theory

There are many theories of how lift is generated. Unfortunately, many of the theories found in encyclopedias, on web sites, and even in some …

Tip: The Terrible Two Push-Up Challenge

This is awesome. And also terrible. It's terribly awesome. Can you do it?<p>Here's what it looks like:<p>Terrible Two Push-Up Challenge<p>How to Do It<p>Start …

Workouts

30 Captivating Backyard Succulent Gardens You Can Easily DIY

Succulent gardens are great for all sizes of space, as well. Whether you have a huge garden area to fill or just a small patio space, you are sure to …

Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The winning images have been selected from this year’s edition of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition, with the grand prize being awarded to Reiko Takahashi for her image of a humpback whale calf swimming near Japan’s Kumejima Island. National Geographic was kind …

Northern Italy

How Scientists Discovered a New Type of Depression

Which could lead to new treatment.<p>Depression affects approximately 322 million people across the world, or approximately 2.5 percent of the world’s …

'So You Want To Talk About Race' Is The One Book Every White Person Should Read This Year, And These Quotes Explain Why

It is impossible to talk about American culture and politics in 2018 without talking about race and the many ways in which it touches every aspect of …

A Curious Girlfriend’s Guide to Finding a Threesome

Do couples who threesome together stay together? I decided to find out.<p>Judging by the spread of new apps designed to hook couples up with an extra pair of hands or feet or whatever it is they so desire, the “third” has been enjoying a bit of a cultural moment. Chances are if you’ve been swiping …

We are haunted more by regrets about not becoming the person we wanted to be, than not becoming the person we were expected to be

Regrets about not becoming our “ideal selves” are more enduring than regrets about not becoming our “ought selves”<i>By</i> Christian JarrettIn research …

Physicist Michio Kaku has some powerful predictions for the future

by Jolene Creighton March 26, 2018 Future Society 53759<p>No one knows more about the world of tomorrow than Michio Kaku.<p>Equal parts theoretical …

DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals, And Their Reasons Are 'Classified'

Mystery! Here's what you need to know.<p>The US military likes to stay at the forefront of the cutting edge of science - most recently investigating …

10 things I wish someone told me before I started working from home

After I graduated in 2010, I took an entry-level advertising sales assistant job at a well-known print magazine. For the next six years, I spent time …

If You're Sick of Your Own Procrastinating BS, You Need to Read This

Is procrastination the name of your game? I feel you. I'm not sure what it about us humans, but when there's an unpleasant or tedious task at hand, I …

Procrastination

What Are Moon Rocks And How Are They Made?

Moon rocks are one of the most expensive nugs you’ll find on the menu of your dispensary, and for a good reason. It’s the most potent way to smoke …

What’s in Your Burger? Lots of Water, It Turns Out

For the amount of water needed to produce one pound of beef, 135 people could take a shower. At a time of severe water scarcity, technology is creating better ways for you to get your protein.<p>Rising sea levels, heavy and frequent rainstorms, devastating hurricanes. Cumulatively, they’re enough to …

Re-Thinking Alzheimer’s Research by Looking to Our Ancestors

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

Financial Services

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

Pro Tip: How to add blank spaces to your iPhone home screen grid

Some of the most creative iPhone home screen designs we’ve ever seen use blank gaps to separate icons into groups or to create interesting stepped patterns. But how is that even possible? After all, if you delete a home screen icon, the others close ranks to fill in the space.<p>The answer is to add …

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks

We love our iPads, and from time to time we’ll discover a new thing that makes us love them even more. From Siri’s skewed sense of humor to the smart …

How to read someone's mind by looking into their eyes

Eyes play a prominent role in our daily social encounters and are sometimes metaphorically referred to as windows to our souls. There now is …

Buddhism, Patriarchy, Abuse, and Violence: We Need to Talk

July 24, 2017 by Justin Whitaker<p>If you have seen the movie <i>Spotlight</i>, you’ll know the lengths to which organizations can go to ignore, avoid, and …

Spirituality

7 struggles of making friends when you work all the time

A major challenge adulting presents is finding a way to make friends when our schedules get busy. The sad (but kinda badass, TBH) fact is that some …

Make Time To Be Bored

Boredom isn’t what it used to be. Boredom used to be the absence of stimuli, the lack of interest in any available activity. Boredom was being left …

Creativity

Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in a new study

A new study suggests that people with anxiety and depression are consuming a disproportionate share of prescription painkillers, a finding that could add a new wrinkle to the epidemic of opioid use in the United States.<p>Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the University of Michigan …