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Science Finds 'Tiny Computers' Embedded In Human Skin

We like to think that all our smarts are contained in our brain, but researchers at Umea University in Sweden have found that the neurons that extend into our fingertips perform the same sorts of calculations that take place in the cerebral cortex.<p>In other words, what we’ve been told about our …

Why Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Lonely | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

People tend to confuse being alone with the loneliness, between which there is a relevant difference. To be alone means to be by one self. Even …

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Let us count the ways that some Photoshop editor failed in this swimsuit catalog entry spotted by blogilates at Target. The arm to the right is …

Q & A: How Can I Turn Exercise Into a Permanent Habit?

<b>The answer:</b> There isn't a magical way to do it, or a magical number of days it takes to do it—it really varies per person. In a 2009 study published in the <i>European Journal of Social Psychology</i>, for instance, researchers found that it can take anywhere from 18 to 254 days to make behaviors happen …

This Infographic Shows You How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take …

How To Believe In Yourself When Everything Is Against You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When I look back at all the things i’ve ever achieved in my life. I’ve realised that while the process towards getting there was straight forward, …

Why Positive Thinking Sometimes Doesn’t Work

It’s time we stopped deceiving ourselves with some of this positive thinking talk.<p>There’s just a lot of rehashed advice that when applied, just …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The Beginning of Everything -- The Big Bang

More Fantastical Photos of a Dreamlike World by Oleg Oprisco

Ukraine-based fine art photographer Oleg Oprisco has continued to produce beautifully imaginative and emotive portraits since the last time we wrote about him. His imaginative photographs–featuring mysterious young women, fantastical props, and hazy, dreamy colors–evoke a strong sense of …

Photography

How I Make a Living as a Writer (and You Can, Too)

When I first wrote a novel in 1991, I remember walking down the road and seeing a pretty girl and thinking, "She might like me now."<p><i>This post</i> …

Writing

Making Room for Fear

As I write, it's 3:31 a.m., and I'm sitting in my kitchen with a freshly-brewed cup of coffee.<p>This is not normal, but I can't sleep.<p>Then again, maybe it is normal.<p>If 47 percent of adult Americans say stress wakes them up at night, maybe I'm fitting right in.<p>To be honest, this has been building for …

Entrepreneurship

SuperTab Adds Tons of New Options Your Tab Switcher

Mac: Command+Tab has long been the easiest way to quickly switch between active applications, but it's limited in functionality. If you'd like some …

Apps

Remember Names and Details with this 15-Minute Nightly Exercise

The ability to remember people's names serves you well in networking, but not all of us are adept at it. You can use small tricks like trying to …

Your Body On Love

10 Fascinating Things That Happen to Your Body When You're in Love<p>Those butterflies in your stomach aren't the only way your bod responds when you're head-over-heels<p>People often say that you'll just know when you're in love, but one thing's for sure: Your body definitely knows when you're smitten. …

Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty

<b>Brain scans show a complex string of numbers and letters in mathematical formulae can evoke the same sense of beauty as artistic masterpieces and music from the greatest composers.</b><p>Mathematicians were shown "ugly" and "beautiful" equations while in a brain scanner at University College London.<p>The …

Mathematics

What If You Were Happy? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Imagine it.<p>Doing what makes you come alive.<p>Being madly in love.<p>Chasing that dream that you’ve always longed for.<p>Can you feel it? The joy? The …

Happiness

Big Pic: The Solar System's Largest Moon, Mapped

A geological guide to Jupiter's moon Ganymede<p>Fancy a trip to see Punt crater? This map will show you the way, though you're on your own for arranging transportation.<p>This is a map of Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter. With a diameter of more than 3,000 miles, Ganymede is three-quarters the size …

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"Seventeen's" 1999 Guide To Figuring Out If You're Emo

Did you use the pickup line, "Blog here often"? If so, I'm very sorry for you.<p>1. Black hair dye<p>2. Backpack<p>3. Striped shirt<p>4. Discman<p>5. Studded belt and bracelets<p>6. Dark denim jeans<p>7. Clunky shoes<p>8. Fun socks<p>9. Geeky glasses<p>10. Vintage t-shirts<p>11. Too-small sweaters<p>12. Key chain<p>13. Deep reads<p>14. …

Hair Color

Girls Recap: February 9

Hannah should be thrilled—she’s getting a regular paycheck, and her new office is stocked with free snacks (a perk that real magazine offices don’t offer, in case you were wondering)—and she is, sort of. But she’s also hung up on the fact that she is “a writer, not a …

A new deep view of the universe from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed one of the youngest galaxies ever observed by astronomers. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/p6bs

Found: The Oldest Known Star In The Universe

Astronomers announced yesterday that they've spotted a child of the very first stars.<p>Astronomers announced yesterday that they discovered the oldest known star in the universe. They believe the star is from the second generation of stars ever to form.<p>Stefan Keller, an astronomer at the Mount …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

Dance

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Jumping Liquids Mimic Japanese Flower Arrangements

Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement and Naoko Tosas's <i>Sound of Ikebana</i> is a contemporary take on that time-honored art form. For each piece, Tosa blends a variety of pastel colors and oil to express the different Japanese seasons. The cherry trees in spring, cool water in …

Art

Amazing Astrophoto: Aurora Through the Dome

There are not many places where you can be indoors and have a spectacular view of the Aurora Borealis, but the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in …

Astronomy

Hubble Telescope Helps Solve Mystery of Universe's Massive Galactic Burnouts

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories, astronomers are learning why some massive galaxies hit their peak young and quit …