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An 80-year Harvard study claims to have found the gateway to happiness

There are some things that money can’t buy. True friends and happiness are among them. In fact, an 80-year-long study at Harvard University claims …

University of Michigan

The Best Affordable Japanese Whisky You Can Buy

Japanese whisky sure can be expensive. While older bottlings can easily fetch thousands of dollars or, at the super-premium end, hundreds of …

Whiskey

YouTuber makes incredible time-lapse video showing three month fitness transformation

A YouTuber has posted a time-lapse video showing his fitness transformation over 12 weeks.<p>Hunter Hobbs took a picture every day for three months, …

Fitness

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

Eminent Philosophers Name the 43 Most Important Philosophy Books Written Between 1950-2000: Wittgenstein, Foucault, Rawls & More

Faced with the question, “who are the most important philosophers of the 20th century?,” I might find myself compelled to ask in turn, “in respect to …

American Philosophy

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

Want to raise the next Socrates? How to teach children philosophy—and why you should

Does your kid ask “Why” all the time? Do you want to help them search for answers to the big questions but don't know how? Here are a few ways to …

University of Washington

Investigating the Molecular Defense Tactics of Plants

Plants deploy an arsenal of chemical strategies to survive in their environments. Dangers are aplenty, and not just from hungry herbivores. Bacteria, …

Biology

Bourbon Slush Recipe

"A fruity blend of juices, tea and bourbon whiskey are frozen into a slush, and then served topped off with lemon lime soda. This takes a while, but …

Bourbon Whiskey

'Holy Grail' of J.R.R. Tolkien books coming in August

The Fall of Gondolin takes place thousands of years before the events of the famed Lord of the Rings adventure.<p>J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, died in 1973. But fans will get the chance to read a new book by the author (well, new to them) this August.<p>HarperCollins …

Literature

Hōshi: A Short Documentary on the 1300-Year-Old Hotel Run by the Same Japanese Family for 46 Generations

Hōshi is a ryokan (a Japanese traditional inn) located in Komatsu, Japan, and it holds the distinction of being the second oldest hotel in the world, …

Documentaries

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Happiness

20+ Spring-Inspired Tattoos Permanently Celebrating the Beauty of the Season

Spring is in the air, which means that many of us are ready to break out our lighter jackets and open-toed shoes. There’s more than one way to celebrate the season, though—have you ever thought about making your love of florals and mild temperatures a permanent fixture on your body? Spring tattoos …

Tattoos

5 of the Best Deals for National Beer Day 2018

Get ready for some all-day happy hours on your favorite beers this Saturday — it’s National Beer Day 2018.<p>Breweries, bars and restaurants across the …

Craft Beer

Humankind’s Most Important Material

Glass has changed the world like no other substance, but people usually overlook it. An Object Lesson.<p>To reach you, these words were encoded into signals of light moving about 125,000 miles per second through fiber-optic cables. These lines, splayed out across mountains and oceans, are made of …

Internal Combustion Engine

Make Your Planks Harder With These Variations

Plank may not be easy, but it’s simple. If you’re getting bored, though, there are other ways to do it! Here are some variations to try as we enter …

Workouts

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Archaeology

There's now even more evidence that one type of protein is best for your body

Chew more nuts, and chomp less red meat.<p>That's the lesson from a new massive, multiyear North American study that found the kind of protein you consume could affect your heart health.<p>The multiyear study, published this week in the International Journal of Epidemiology, looked at more than 81,000 …

Nutrition

An Ode to the Michelada, the Most Refreshing Drink Ever Created

We're celebrating National Beer Day with a damn good beer cocktail.<p>We'll get to the drink. But first, a quick history detour.<p>On April 7, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen–Harrison Act into law, legalizing the sale of low-ABV beer and wine, and setting into motion events that …

Cocktails

Americans Are Finally Coming Around to Brazil’s Favorite Booze—Here’s What the Hype Is About

When it comes to home bartending, there’s something to be said for familiarity. You have your preferred tequila and that go-to rum for a mint-muddled …

Cocktails

Your Signature Cocktail, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Just as your horoscope says a lot about you (if you’re into that, of course), so does your go-to cocktail. Here, the type of beverage to sip based on …

List-Worthy

How to get a six pack: The internet is full of lies and disinformation about how to build abs, here’s everything you need to know

For many, a six pack is the holy grail. A good set of abs makes you stop and stare, and it’s one of the most reliable forms of marketing in the …

Fitness

Philosophy for Beginners: A Free Introductory Course from Oxford University

Philosophy doesn't have to be daunting. Thanks to the Continuing Education program at Oxford University, you can now ease into philosophical thinking …

Philosophy

Start from 0! This low-impact workout is perfect for beginners

Want to start working out but have no idea where to start? This workout is for you!<p>If you want to start exercising, but have no idea where to begin, this is the workout for you. It's low-impact and suitable for beginners of all ages.<p>This three-circuit routine will target your entire body. Circuit …

Workouts

How to Get Six-Pack Abs at Home Without Gym Equipment

Whether or not you can see your abs comes down to a combination of how developed your ab muscles are and how little fat you have on your stomach. If …

Workouts

These 4 Workouts Helped Alicia Vikander Sculpt Her Insane Washboard Abs For Tomb Raider

In case you missed it, Alicia Vikander got majorly ripped while prepping for the <b>Tomb Raider</b> reboot. The Swedish actress, who played the role of Lara Croft in the action film, worked with celebrity trainer and wellness expert Magnus Lygdback for seven months to transform herself into the …

Tomb Raider

This Is the Absolute Best Workout to Shed Pounds — You're Welcome

We don't have to look far for incentive to go to the gym. In addition to the mental health benefits of working out, it's rewarding to feel "in shape," even if weight loss isn't our goal. Of course, many people seek workouts that burn the most fat — and burning belly fat is a common objective. If …

Exercise

Astonishing Abstract Paintings

Aušrinė Pudževytė is a painter and interior designer. She makes illustrations in cups of coffee. She combines photography and her works in an …

Painting