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Can Breadfruit Overcome Its Past to Be a Superfood of the Future?

An unusual crop that was once a staple across the tropics seems to be making a comeback. Starchy and packed with nutrients, breadfruit isn’t a typical fruit. And while this cousin of the mulberry may not be at the top of anyone’s dream menu, it could be the key to food security in part of the world.<p>…

Langkawi, Malaysia: The Island Jewel of Southeast Asia

Travelers to Southeast Asia often flock to Bali or Phuket, in search of great food and picturesque beaches, but Malaysia has an underrated island that's been called the "Jewel of Kedah"—and its popularity is on the rise. Here are a few reasons why Langkawi should be your next stop.

Armadillos blamed for rise in leprosy cases in Florida

<b>Health officials in Florida are warning people to avoid contact with armadillos after a recent rise in leprosy cases linked to the armoured creatures.</b><p>Florida officials have reported nine cases of leprosy already this year - double the normal rate.<p>Leprosy is a bacterial disease that affects the skin …

I read more than 50 scientific studies about yoga. Here's what I learned. - Vox

I’m a yogi. I'm also a skeptic. Sometimes I wonder if the two can go together. I cringe whenever an instructor claims I'm "wringing the toxins" out of my organs with a twisting pose, for instance. Still, after eight years, I keep going back. Post-yoga, I feel calmer and more aware of my body, and …

There's a bug swarm in Texas so big a weather radar picked it up

Rangers at Copper Breaks State Park in Quanah, Texas confirmed that the radar is picking up a large swarm of both grasshoppers and beetles.<p>It is difficult to correlate a specific amount of insects to what the radar is seeing because it depends on the size and proximity of the insects as they fly, …

Insects

Mysterious Balls of Goo Are Rolling Onto American Beaches

Weird & Wild<p>These thumbnail-size animals may look like jellyfish stripped of their tentacles, but they're actually a lot weirder than that.<p>Stranded jellyfish are common sights along beaches around the world. Some places can see up to a billion animals coating the sand. But beachgoers along the U.S. …

New Jersey

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Motorcycle running on Water can travel 310 MILES on a single litre

A water-powered motorbike with the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a litre of water is turning heads in Brazil.<p>The 'T Power H20’ motorcycle was …

Scrumptious List of Foods That Build Muscle

When a person starts to indulge in exercises one of his main concerns often includes that what should be the list of "foods that build muscle" so …

Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

19 Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Life

You are actually really tiny.

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Self-help

How This Woman Gave Up Processed Food for a Year—On a $16,780 Salary

We all know it’s healthier to “eat clean”—but convenient packaged foods, and weird ingredients seem to lurk <i>everywhere</i>. Just ask Megan Kimble. The …

Scientists Discover Vast Water Tank 600 Thousand Kilometres Beneath The Surface Of The Earth

For a long time, the dominant theory about how water came to be on this Earth supposed that water was brought to Earth by icy comets that crashed …

Their Ears Kept Getting On Their Food

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.<p>Looking for an epic road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious …

10 Things We Can Learn From Our Dogs That Will Make Us Happier and Healthier Humans

I say things we can learn from our dogs because the things we could learn from our cats can also make us happier and healthier humans but would be different things than dogs would have us know. A separate article! Having taken a step back to observe my dogs and other dogs too, the following is what …

Happiness

8 Things That Make You Happier: Backed by Research

Wouldn’t you love a real list of things that make you happier? Here’s what scientific research says will work:<p><b>1) Thank Someone</b><p>First thing in the …

If you're happy and you know it ... become a chief happiness officer

A wave is rolling over corporate America, across HR departments from Google to Zappos. The emergence of the chief happiness officer (CHO), once met with stifled sniggers and confused expressions, reflects the increasing importance placed on cultivating a contented workforce to attract and retain …

Warren Buffett's 9 Tips for Happiness and Success

Warren Buffett knows a thing or three about becoming wealthy and successful, and the Oracle of Omaha is not averse to handing out mostly excellent …

Self-improvement