Matthew Bois

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Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

Designers envision innovative affordable housing for Sydney

The Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge, organized by Bee Breeders, calls for ideas that try to solve the affordable housing shortage in Sydney. The …

Housing

Boost Your Athletic Performance With Baking Soda

Baking soda otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO₃) is a popular chemical compound. Sodium bicarbonate is a well-known leavening agent for …

Exercise

‘Dream of the Red Chamber’: Why you should read a 2,500-page-long, 18th century Chinese novel

The sprawling novel is one of an immersive experience of Imperial China and one of literature’s most ambitious attempts at capturing the human …

Books

Wildlife photographer captures osprey carrying shark, carrying fish in 'one-in-a-trillion photograph'

A wildlife photographer in Florida captured a stunning photo of an osprey carrying what appeared at first to be a fish in its talons. But after taking a closer look, the photographer realized that the bird’s next meal was in fact a small shark.<p>"It was very far away so I couldn't see it through my …

Nature Photography

Medieval Man Had Sword Attached to His Amputated Arm

Image: Ileana Micarelli et al./Journal of Anthropological Sciences<p>Even Captain Hook would be so jealous of this medieval man!<p>Archaeologist Ileana …

21 Creatures From The Deep Sea That Will Absolutely Give You Nightmares

*Shudders.*

Zoology

This $15 Book Subscription Box Is Honestly Life-Changing

Because it's way easier to choose a book from five awesome options, than it is to walk into a bookstore and choose one from thousands.

Writing

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

29 Architecturally Stunning Staircases

A striking staircase can truly be the centerpiece of a home. From modern to traditional, these creative and sculptural staircases command attention.

Architecture

First foldable phones predicted to hit market this year, ahead of Apple’s rumored plans

Tech commentators are predicting that the first smartphones with foldable displays will hit the market by the end of the year.<p>Samsung, Huawei, LG, Oppo, Lenovo and ZTE all have patents relating to foldable phones, in addition to Apple …<p>As we know from countless Apple patent filings, they are a very …

Mobile

A POC dream casting for Dune 2020

Fans of Frank Herbert’s <i>Dune</i> saga were in for a bit of a shock recently when it was revealed <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> director Denis Villeneuve was not only …

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Captured by Juno in Stunning NASA Photos

The latest photos from NASA’s Juno orbiter are getting up close and personal with Jupiter. Known as Perijove 12 – because it’s this mission’s 12th …

These Sexy Shirtless Men Using a TRX Will Inspire You to Get One, Too

Need to spruce up your workout routine? Have you tried a TRX? Well, these 25 shirtless men will inspire you to get on it. Whether you use one at the gym, or you have one at home, this piece of equipment may only be two suspended straps, but it's so versatile that you can do just about anything. …

Workouts

Ancient Folklore with a Modern Twist

SAYANTANI DASGUPTA’S <i>The Serpent’s Secret</i> is the first volume in a new YA series, Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond. Like most kids, Kiranmala — a.k.a. …

Elizabeth I by Helen Castor review – a study in insecurity

Elizabeth I has bewitched and eluded biographers in equal measure. The daughter of Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, her birth in 1533 is inextricably linked with one of the most momentous constitutional changes England witnessed between the Norman conquest and the Brexit vote. She was, as …

Books

The most exciting novel about trees you’ll ever read

Henry David Thoreau once heaved a big stone against the trunk of a chestnut tree to bring down a shower of nuts. He loved their sweet meat, but the meal filled him with guilt. “It is worse than boorish, it is criminal, to inflict an unnecessary injury on the tree that feeds or shadows us,” he wrote …

Books

Breathtaking bamboo building withstands earthquakes and boasts a zero-carbon footprint

1/23<p>Bamboo Sports Hall by Chiangmai Life Construction<p>Thailand’s eco-friendly Panyaden International School has added a stunning new sports hall to …

A Simple Way to Know How Much Weight to Lift

One of the questions most asked of personal trainers and weight training coaches is: "How much weight should I start with?"<p>Here's a simple way for …

Brain Imaging Shows We Can Unlearn Chronic Pain

Two new studies, one published last month and another slated for publication in early 2018, confirm through brain imaging and other techniques, that …

Pain

Pet Health Columns: Hope for Heartworm-Positive Dogs

A new heartworm treatment protocol opens the door to an option that could be feasible for shelter animals, such as Reddington, who was adopted by a …

'Deeply weird and enjoyable': Ursula K Le Guin's electronica album

The late Ursula K Le Guin wrote many well-loved novels, but few people know that the legendary science fiction and fantasy author once made an album. The strange and enchanting record Music and Poetry of the Kesh – which Le Guin created with the electronic musician and composer Todd Barton to …

Books

Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump, brought to you by Mike Pence and the religious right

Thank Mike Pence and evangelicals for Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels. As they force their religion on everyone but their allies, the hypocrisy has never been more naked.<p>Congratulations, Mike Pence!<p>Since Donald Trump gave America’s kids the chance to learn about “Stormy Daniels,” his approval with …

Donald Trump

Concrete balcony extends from Brazilian house by Felipe Rodrigues

Brazilian architect Felipe Rodrigues has created a split-level house, with a glazed living area between thin concrete planes that project from a …

Living Rooms

Dealing with eczema? These are the foods you should be eating—and the ones to avoid

Take one peek at Karen Fischer’s Instagram and you can’t help but notice her enviable, glowing complexion. But what you <i>don’t</i> see is that the …

Dirt Cheap Ebook: Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

Welcome to another installment of Dirt Cheap Ebooks: a regular feature in which Unbound Worlds highlights a great book available at a low price. …

Vincent Callebaut's Arboricole tower brings vertical agriculture to the city

Vincent Callebaut Architectures, known for green projects that combine smart building with advanced renewable energy solutions, has officially …

5 All-Natural Flu Remedies That Actually Work

According to the CDC, there have been over 25,000 laboratory-confirmed hospitalizations due to influenza between October 1, 2017 and March 10, 2018. …

GOP leaders give Trump a pass on Mueller attacks

Unless the president tries to fire the special counsel, Republicans will probably remain hands off.<p>As far as Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are concerned, Donald Trump can say whatever he wants about Robert Mueller and his Russia probe — as long as he doesn’t fire him.<p>The president’s decision …

Donald Trump

Home listening: a feast of English Tudor and Jacobean music

• Pleasure might be a first priority when listening to music, but it’s also a direct route into history. This is especially true of English Tudor and Jacobean music, which gives a sharp parallel insight into religion and politics of the time through vocal polyphony. The little-known Catholic …

New Albums