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Are you a ‘Rebel’ or an ‘Obliger’? How knowing your “habit tendency” can help you change

Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestselling books, “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home,” calls herself a street scientist: she’s fascinated not just by human nature, but how we as humans can change. In her new book, “Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives “ Rubin puts …

Happiness

A Notebook Made for your Whole Brain

Some people, like myself, like to believe we’re equal parts right brain (for creativity) and left brain (for rationality), because not everyone is …

Namibia: 'the land God made in anger'

The ghost town in the sperrgebiet, or forbidden zone, closes at one o’clock. Venture in after dark and it’s likely your only companions will be hyenas and a green spectre said to prowl the derelict hospital. The old diamond mining camp of Kolmanskop, in the desert wastes of Namibia, was once filled …

Baby Elephant Loves Bath Time

File this under your <i>“when I feel like crap”</i> bookmarks. It’s a baby elephant clumsily getting in and out of its makeshift pool. Claus Jørgensen shot …

Thailand

Endangered “Magic Rabbit” caught on camera in China after 20 years

The endangered Ili pika (“Magic Rabbit”), a small rabbit with mouse-like ears, has been caught on camera in China for the first time in two decades. …

Demand for exotic animals pushing endangered species to early extinction

<b>KUALA LUMPUR</b>: Illegal wildlife trade around the world is a hefty issue and known as greatest threats to the survival of vast endangered species in …

11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

<b>With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.</b><p><b>BOTSWANA</b><p><b>1. Okavango Delta</b><p>With annual flooding between June and August, this astounding delta is formed as the Okavango River meets …

National Parks

There Was Nothing ‘Honorable’ About Kabul Killing

A mob of angry men said a mentally ill woman who they said burned a Quran in a mosque had to die for ‘honor.’ That is truly sick.<p>A wretched, …

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Dogs Rule, Cats Drool

Dogs Rule, Cats Drool right? Or so goes the adage. There is still an ongoing debate about which are better pets, dogs or cats? Well, as long as you …

Pets

11 startups to bet your career on

These companies could make (or break) your whole career.<p>If you're looking to make a switch, and if you're willing to gamble on some startups disrupting their traditional industry equivalents, look no further than the companies on this list.

Startups

Highfive notebook

The Highfive Notebook<p>How to organize your notebooks with this amazingly simple system straight out of Japan<p>These days computers make organizing and …

6 Important Lessons From Oliver Sacks' Poignant Op-Ed

How would you live your life if you knew you were on borrowed time?<p>British neurologist Oliver Sacks, who penned best-selling books like <i>Awakenings</i> and <i>The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat</i>, revealed this week in a New York Times op-ed that cancer that started as a rare eye tumor has metastasized to …

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New generation of archaeologists takes ancient Egypt into 21st century

Five years ago, if archaeologists digging up pharaonic ruins in Egypt found any human bones, they would usually throw them away. “Most Egyptian archaeological missions looked at human remains as garbage,” said Afaf Wahba, a young official at Egypt’s antiquities ministry.<p>But osteology, the study of …

Egyptian Doctors Think This Torturous Exam Can Detect "Chronic Homosexuals"

Anal exams are performed by police in many countries that criminalize homosexuality — and they base their work on 150-year-old European science. BuzzFeed News' J. Lester Feder and Maged Atef report from Cairo.<p>CAIRO — When asked to explain what Cairo's medical inspectors look for when they examine …

Sensing the future of art with wearables

Art is a very subjective thing. As William Shakespeare once said, “there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” Whether you love it …

Texas 'Draw the Prophet' Contest is Shameless Muslim-Baiting

<i>This article originally appeared on artnet News.</i><p><b>by Sarah Cascone</b><p>The poster advertising Draw the Prophet. Photo: American Freedom Defense Initiative<p>In the wake of the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, targeted for its irreverent depictions of the prophet Muhammad, …

Watch Bradley Cooper and Betty White Make Out in #SNL40’s “Californians” Sketch

For their 40th Anniversary extravaganza <i>Saturday Night Live</i> rolled out one of their more enduring sketches: “The Californians.” There was a lot to love about the sketch, particularly how well <b>Taylor Swift</b> slipped into her spacey, blonde character.<p>But the highlight of the sketch was unquestionably …

These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Interior design cheat sheets FTW. Thinkstock 1. Types o […]

Best Tours in Africa 2014

Travel<p>From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Benin, Togo, Ghana: Voodoo Central</b><p>Soak up West Africa’s cultural heritage: Join a voodoo ritual in Ouidah, boat around the village of Ganvié built on stilts in Lake Nokoué, and check out Lomé’s fetish market. <i>GeoEx:</i> <i>“Mystical West Africa,” 13</i> …

Fortune.com

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The Best Fish Tank Ever. Period.

It’s called Avo and it’s the first truly self-maintaining tank! Its unique filtration system creates a balanced ecosystem where the plants, fish and …

Cups & Mugs

Red Wing Black Bird Mugs; Porcelain with red and yellow underglaze, 4x3 in. $48.<p>Glazed Mugs; Glazed porcelain, 4x3 in. $55.<p>Bird Mugs; Porcelain with …

Prayer Nuts, Small 16th Century Wooden Spheres That Conceal Incredibly Ornate Carvings

Prayer nuts are small spherical wooden objects that can be opened to reveal remarkably ornate relief carvings of biblical events. Prayer nuts served …

Brutal London: Paper Miniatures of Concrete Architecture

Rendered in minute detail right down to curtain colors, satellite dishes and graffiti, these paper miniatures mimic London’s iconic Brutalist …

Urbanism

10 Amazing Female Artists And Their Male Muses

A recent essay in the Telegraph entitled “The Secret Lives of the Great Artists’ Lovers” begins: “For as long as man has painted, he (and it usually is a he) has painted his lovers.”<p>Art enthusiasts have long been fascinated with the lives of the artists behind their favorite works, and particularly …

The Arts

These 29 Diagrams Are All You Need To Get In Shape

Including quick workouts, smoothie recipes, pre-workout snack ideas, yoga, how to become a runner, and more.

13 cool New York City destinations most people don't know

To celebrate, the company hooked us up with information about some New York City "insider destinations" that even long-time New York City residents might not know about.<p>Don't live in the city? Don't worry. Live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

Google Maps