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No matter how many times you watch this trick shot, you still won't believe it

Apparently, Taylor Laybourne is a golf instructor at Davis Park Golf Course in Fruit Heights, Utah. You've probably never heard of him (we hadn't either), and that's amazing considering he can do things like this.<p>And when we say things like this, we're talking about a trick shot that is so absurd, …

Golf

I Bet You Didn’t Know There Are 9 Types Of Orgasms, And Here’s How To Have Them All

There seems to be some debate on how many different kinds of female orgasms there are. In a <i>Prevention</i> article, there are five types of happy endings. …

San Francisco Barista Turns Your Favorite Minions Into Latte Art

Some artists work in charcoal, others watercolor and some use ... foam?<p>Melannie Aquino works at the Elite Audio Coffee Bar in downtown San Francisco. Like many baristas, she began experimenting with latte art to mix up the grind of pulling shots all day long. "It was pretty primitive, but the …

San Francisco

The Fascinating Histories Behind 9 of Your Favorite Foods

The “pye”—as it used to be spelled—is a venerable dish, which can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome. But those pastry-based …

Food

11 Things In Nature You Didn't Know Could Glow In The Dark

Who knew fungus gnats could be so magical?

Nature

12 Gorgeous Photos From China's Rice Paddy Art Theme Park

Crop circles are so last century. And what these farmers do with rice will blow your mind.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

China

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

'Do-good' companies can do well for investors, Wharton researchers say

Impact investing is a nice idea — and for many critics that’s precisely the problem.<p>The relatively young industry, which focuses on social or environmental returns in addition to financial ones, has until now lacked performance data. So how can you tell if investors are truly "doing well by doing …

B Corporations: A New Kind of Company Needing a New Kind of Funding Model

Much has been made of last week's listing of Etsy, the online marketplace for Mums & Pops to sell their wares. The media attention given to Esty was due to the fact that it was just the second B Corporation (www.Bcorporation.net) to go public.<p>B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of …

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Cute Animals

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

Immune System

Will Unilever become the world's largest publicly traded B corp?

After Natura was certified as the first publicly listed B Corp in December, Unilever CEO Paul Polman says his company is considering pursuing the status<p>‘Punishing the rich isn’t the answer to inequality issues’ ‘Let’s face it: we have to choose between our economy and our future’ How concerned are …

Sustainability

Sexism in China: where women are second class citizens

For unmarried 'leftover women' in China, even a simple business meeting can throw up the most surprising of questions<p>In 1985 I received an invitation from a delegation of Chinese businessmen offering me the opportunity to see Shenzhen. It was the height of China’s policy of economic Opening Up, and …

Profit-with-purpose business: breakthrough to scale?

<b>One of the biggest challenges facing the social sector is lack of scale. We have many talented and determined social entrepreneurs, many non-profits</b> …

Celebrities and Onesies: The Cozy Cold Weather Trend to Try Now

Wonderful! It’s another frigid, frosty day where you wake up with your teeth chattering, the unbearable windchill is creeping through your drafty windows, and you regret your choice of wearing silk pajamas to bed. But fear no more, there is a better item to comfortably fall asleep in without the …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

How To Train Your Brain For Happiness

Broody, a very unhappy brain, is plagued by fear and self-doubt.<p>"Seeing others in pain, physical or emotional, fires his own pain network," says Amit Sood, M.D., professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and chair of the Mayo Mind Body Initiative, in a new video "starring" Broody. "His imaginary …

The Tangible Benefits Of Forgiveness

<i>By Tom Jacobs</i><p>As we age, the physical world starts to come across as a less-friendly place. As our body's limitations become more obvious and pronounced, hills appear to be steeper, and distances seem longer than they once did.<p>Well, recently published research suggests a simple way to lessen that …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

The App That Lets Users Lend Their Eyes, And Blind People See Things In A New Way

Be My Eyes is a crowdsourced video chat service providing sight for those in need.<p>It’s always nice when you can lend a hand to someone in need, but this new app takes that idea to another level: Thanks to Be My Eyes, you’ll now be able to actually lend your eyes to a visually impaired person.<p>The …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

Bill Murray

DIY Animated Loading Message Birthday Card

Now that it’s been 20 years since Windows 95 came out, make your longtime PC-loving friend a birthday card that illustrates their advanced age by referencing that ancient operating system with this diabolically clever DIY animated loading message birthday card tutorial by Instructables member …

Jennifer Aniston

5 Social Good Business Trends To Watch In 2015

Recycling goes upscale. Reuse becomes aspirational. Take a look at the social good trends that will help companies market their brands this year.<p>It’s the start of the new year, and everyone is wondering what is ahead. Questions run the gamut from “Could it be as bad as last year?” to “What kind of …

Sustainability

See Every Instagram You Took Last Year Woven Into One Image

Two weeks into January, and 2014 already feels like a long time ago, but this fun app might convince you to revisit it one last time. Weevmee, created by New York design agency HUSH, produces one composite image combining every Instagram you took last year. These “Weevs” are abstract personal …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Enterprise Tech

One Week in Prague and Budapest

Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to do a one week trip to Budapest and Prague. Why these two cities in Europe? Well we had only a week available, and I wanted to see Eastern Europe since I had read so much about its being …