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Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

Global Warming

8 Ways to Have a Sexy as Hell Relationship OUTSIDE of the Bedroom

Sex in a relationship is definitely important. And yes, you can just take 20 minutes out of a day for sex with your partner. But is that really enough to keep sexual attraction and intimate connection thriving in your relationship?<p>I say "No." Love is way more fun (and sexier) when you connect with …

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

5 Books to Help Strengthen Your Brand

Every company, entrepreneur, small business, and even individual needs a strong brand. A brand will set your business, product, and even yourself apart from the competition, create a lasting impression with customers, and essentially help promote, market, and sell, sell, sell.<p>So before you launch …

Marketing

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

100 Must-Read Books About Nature

The following list compiles books that deal with the natural world from many vantage points. I have broken them, loosely, into categories. If you are …

Books

This drug could boost your memory after a single dose

People suffering with memory loss could be a step closer to treatment after doctors discovered a drug that boosts the part of the brain responsible …

Here One earbuds bring augmented reality to your music

A few months ago, we reviewed the Here active listening system by Doppler Labs. If you’re not familiar, they are a pair of earbuds that could tune out specific sounds from your world (like a wailing baby), or help you tune <i>into</i> other ones (like the bass guitar at a live concert).<p>That made for an …

I run my own company – here are my favorite tools to manage my business, money, and life

These are the things that I use every single day - or nearly every single day - in order to keep track of our financial state, of the endless things that I need to do, of the ideas I have, of the appointments I need to keep, and so on.<p><b>Why is this important? What does it have to do with finances?</b> …

Productivity

Want to Win People's Trust? This TEDx Speaker Says Do This 1 Thing

Want to build trust faster with anyone you meet? You only need to do this.<p>I've met people from all walks of life. People on the top of the hill, to those at the bottom of the trenches. With unimaginable wealth to the poorest of poor. Some are out for themselves while others give back.<p>From my …

12 Habits of Horrible Leaders and How to Break Them

Leadership isn't a dictatorship. If you want your employees to go the distance for you, avoid these 12 destructive behaviors at all costs.<p>In leadership, everything you do counts. All eyes are on you, even when you aren't there. Employees feel your presence throughout the day because you set the …

How Consciousness Solves The Puzzle Of Life

With so much knowledge floating around, you can easily lose the forest for the trees. Without a fundamental understanding of the big picture, the pieces can make very little sense and even seem absurd. This is true particularly in the case of spirituality. For example, the idea that God is …

Jigsaw Puzzles

The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of The Year Are All About Type

Design Observer and AIGA’s 50 Books | 50 Covers competition announces the latest winners–and experimental typography abounds.<p>Established in 1923 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as “Fifty Books,” the <i>50 Books | 50 Covers</i> competition has continued to carry on the tradition of awarding the …

CrossFit-Inspired 200-Rep Bodyweight Workout

You don't need heavy-duty barbells, a box, or a pull-up bar for this intense workout, but it's still fast-paced, full-body, and effective. It's just four basic moves, 10 reps each, repeated five times for a total of 200 reps. Aim to do this workout AQAP (as quickly as possible), finishing in under …

Brain Science Suggests This Is the Best Position to Sleep In

Rest easy and give your brain a boost.<p>Sleep is critical for rest and rejuvenation. A human being will actually die of sleep deprivation before starvation--it takes about two weeks to starve, but only 10 days to die if you go without sleep.<p>The CDC has also classified insufficient sleep as a public …

13 scientifically proven ways to sleep better

If you're tired right now or are relying on a bucket of coffee to get through your day, you aren't alone.<p>More than a third of Americans don't get the seven to nine hours of sleep a night that the CDC recommends. Some people think they can function on less, but usually that's because the …

Flickr

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Blake Lively

Despite omnipresent paparazzi, Blake Lively is known for keeping much of her private life, well, private. “My anonymity is something I treasure,” she said in 2010. “Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.” Since then, the 28-year-old actress has married the man of her dreams, …

These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

Game of Thrones

5 Remarkably Powerful Ways to Turn Your Anger Into Success

65 percent of office workers have experienced office rage, and 45 percent of workers regularly lose their temper at work. Turn that powerful emotion into something better.<p>Anger is an emotion we all feel from time to time--sometimes for good reasons, and sometimes not so much. Anger is one of the …

Self-help

A relationship expert reveals the 3 signs your new relationship will last

That's because the start of a new relationship is the honeymoon phase — the period in which you're absolutely intoxicated by the other person. But in many cases, the honeymoon ends and the spark burns out after a few weeks. As a result, new relationships don't always survive.<p>Relationship expert …

Relationships

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Relationships

<b>Q: Sometimes I feel like I take people for granted. How can I get the most out of my relationships?</b><p><b>A:</b> Following are the three major components to …

What No One Tells You About The Benefits Of Napping

<b>Birds do it, bees seem to do it</b>, and we all KNOW cats do it. So let's do it, too. Let's take a nap. Seriously, though: whenever people talk about naps, someone inevitable claims they can't nap during the day; they simply can't fall asleep, or when they do nap, they wake up groggy and unable to …

Sleep

101 of the Most Fantastic Interactive Infographics You’ll Love

If you have a ton of data and you want to tell a good story, interactive infographics are a fantastic tool. They entice your audience to explore the …

Data Visualization

How to Make a Major Life Decision, in 9 Steps

I spent weeks preparing the application, went through two rounds of interviews, and finally, after months of anticipation, received an offer to join …

7 behaviors to give up if you want to be happier

Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life to be a happier person. Think of it as decluttering your house, except instead of your house, it's your entire life.<p>To help you kick off the elimination …

Quora

The 1 Thing That Will Make You a Great Communicator

Good communication isn't rocket science. There's 1 thing you can do to make sure your message cuts through the noise and makes an impact.<p>"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." --George Bernard Shaw<p>We've all read and listened to communication experts …

Science Says This Daily Habit Will Make You 25 Percent Happier

Little changes can make a big difference in your quality of life.<p>From diet dos to relationship don'ts, you're likely bombarded with the latest self-improvement tips every day. Magazine articles, news stories, and websites provide endless suggestions for improving your mental, spiritual and physical …

The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2016 So Far

From silkpunk to Big Data dystopia, the year's best SF/F (so far).<p>Four magical Londons or four women who meet during a violent rebellion? Sleeping …

Science Fiction

Entrepreneur Courses: Learn How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>“You don’t need the money, you need a better strategy.” Has anyone ever told you this? Does it sound like a far-out theory that doesn’t …

Small Business