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The surprising origins of your f*cking favorite swear words

As a society, we like to swear.<p>Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we …

Linguistics

Believing in better - how to cultivate a 'growth mindset'

Just look at Stanford University psychologist and researcher, Carol Dweck, who introduced us to the 'growth mindset' concept.<p>Dweck's book, Mindset: …

Self-improvement

13 Handy Things You Should Always Buy at Harbor Freight

When it comes to your home, you get what you pay for. It's why, when you want your countertops to last for decades, you choose a material like …

Woodworking

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Smart Homes

10 Things Successful People Do When They Start a New Job

The first month at a new job can be overwhelming.<p>Once you’ve decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might …

Employment

23 Plant-Based Protein Recipes If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

Tip: Two Surprising Exercises for Shoulder Health

These two moves can help you prevent and even eliminate shoulder pain.<p>Prevent and potentially eliminate shoulder pain by implementing the following …

Death: The Greatest Teacher

The Buddha said the greatest of all teachings is impermanence. Its final expression is death. Buddhist teacher Judy Lief explains why our awareness …

Spirituality

7 Surprising Sources of Protein That Aren't Meat or Dairy

Bulk up your meals with these power plants<p>Most guys looking to gain love a juicy piece of chicken breast, and with good reason. Your body needs protein to build and maintain lean muscle. Plus, the essential macronutrient helps keep you full, regulate your hormones, and build strong bones.<p>Loading up …

'Mindful Drinking' Is the Latest Health Craze. Here's What It Is

Kate Atkinson was tired of spending her weekends—the only respite from a demanding public relations career and the grind of modern life—hungover. …

Best iOS games of 2017

2017 has been one heck of a year for iOS gaming fans. From action-oriented arcade blasters to strategy games so deep they should come with a warning, just about every genre has been well represented.<p>Distilling hundreds of great titles down to a single shortlist isn’t easy, but we’ve done our best. …

The top 25 beers of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we can say this: there is a lot of good beer out there. More than ever before, in fact, which makes narrowing down a list …

Beer

Alexis Ren Shows why 'Butt Day' is the Best Day

It's official: LOVE Advent has never been hotter, and you have <b>Alexis Ren</b> to thank for that.<p>Starring in the most bootylicious advent video the …

Board Game Gift Guide 2017!

Know someone who will love a new board game for Christmas?Are you ready to find some great board games for your family and friends?<br>d<br>It’s time again …

Board Games

Thor: Ragnarok's cast hilariously act out a play version of the movie

It's worth a few spoilers.<p>If you haven't been able to see <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> yet, the cast have come up with the next best thing.<p>In a sketch on <i>The Late</i> …

Former Colts punter Pat McAfee shares hilarious tale of Troy Polamalu crushing his dreams

The uproarious story of how Pat McAfee had his dreams crushed by Troy Polamalu at Heinz Field.The name Pat McAfee might not ring a bell with the …

NFL

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

The first 17 apps you should download for your new iPhone 8

The Tech Insider staff picked some of our favorite apps that show off the power and potential of Apple's superphone.<p>This list includes both obvious choices you can find on the top charts, and lesser-known software that we use and love.<p>Let's check them out:

Apps

6 Sex 'Rules' For People In Relationships, From Sex Therapists

Following the rules has never been so fun. 😙<p>Even couples who start off with hot-and-heavy sex lives go through slumps at some point.<p>Below, sex therapists around the country share six rules and helpful guidelines to stay sexually satisfied in a long-time relationship. (When rules are this fun, why …

What's best macro beer in America? 3 craft brewers taste test 16

There's a question people like to ask craft brewers: "What's your favorite mainstream beer?"<p>It's a fun and instructive question for the people who spend their days crafting gorgeously fruity IPAs and weighty stouts.<p>But it's not so easy to answer.<p>"Every time I get the question I say, 'Eh, they're …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

LOGAN Deleted Scene Reveals the Fate of [SPOILER]

Earlier this year, Hugh Jackman brought his 17-year run as Wolverine to a close with <i>Logan</i>, which went on to become one of the most popular films in …

Crime

21 profound rules of life by an ancient Japanese Buddhist master that will change your life

Do you have a personal manual of life principles to live by? What adages do you use to guide you in your everyday living?<p>Today, we’d like to share a …

This Shoulder Exercise Should Be a Staple In Your Workouts

And you've probably never tried it<p>This exercise shown in the video below is called the landmine lateral raise and it should be a staple in your shoulder training.<p>I first saw this shoulder-friendly exercise back in the day from trainer Ben Bruno.<p>It uses what's called a "landmine" setup by placing …

The Dalai Lama Explains What Happens When You Die (And How You Can Be Prepared)

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to …

Hinduism

5 Best Loading Schemes for Size & Strength

Set/Rep Methods for Maximal Gains<p>Want Size, Strength, or Both?<p>Here are five of the most effective loading schemes (sets, reps, and weight used) for …

Extreme Sports

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<p>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<p>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

Spirituality