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Will Human Beings Ever Reach 'Earth 2.0'?

The Big Questions<p>Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.<p>But don't pack your bags just yet. While the planet might seem like a tantalizing target for NASA's next mission, …

Turn your smartphone into a hologram projector using everyday items

Using cheap items you may already have in your home, you can build your own 3D smartphone projector.<p>Technically, this simple DIY project doesn’t …

Lynx Kittens Play All Day

Two Lynx kittens born June 5 at Vienna’s Schönbrunn Zoo like to play all day! The kittens scramble up tree trunks and explore their naturally wooded …

Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics

The idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called …

Is This What’s Missing from Your Healthy Lifestyle?

If you’re like me, you’re always looking to improve … and maybe a little too much.Whether it’s your diet, your mindset, your fitness, or your work, …

Science of stress: how neuroscience can help teachers switch off this summer

Don’t let worries about the upcoming school year ruin your break. Instead, take the time off to develop a positive mindset by setting yourself achievable goals<p>Weeks into the summer holiday, many teachers are still experiencing the stressful fallout of last term. For some, this is the exhaustion of …

Work Stress

Learn these “non-words” to communicate everywhere in the world

There are some words that are, well, <i>not words</i>. Linguists have a lot of names for them, none especially clear-cut: interjections, exclamations, non-lexical conversational sounds. (For native speakers of American English, think “hmm,” “uh-huh,” et al.)<p>Interjection is the favored umbrella term. In …

The Apollo 11 Astronauts Had To Fill Out Customs Paperwork After Landing On The Moon

View this post on Facebook<p>The standard form for international travelers was waiting for Aldrin and fellow crew members Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins at Honolulu Airport on July 24, 1969, after their landmark moon walk.<p>With their place of departure listed as "moon," each astronaut signed their …

Space Exploration

Nichelle Nichols Will Fly on a NASA Mission

(Image: CBS)<p>Actress Nichelle Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the original <i>Star Trek</i> television series. Now, at the age of 82, she's leaving Starfleet for …

8 books that America's most prestigious private schools love to assign for summer reading

The works spanned centuries, genres, and continents, to appeal to a wide array of students' personal reading tastes.<p>However, of the hundreds of books we pored through, eight works kept showing up on multiple schools' lists.

Publication Design

Simon Pegg Really, Really Hates The ‘Star Wars’ Prequels

Simon Pegg sat down with MTV for some promotional magic ahead of <i>Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation</i> and the topic of <i>Star Wars</i> came up. We are well aware of Pegg’s past history as a fan of the series and his involvement in <i>The Force Awakens</i> (which you can enjoy in the wonderful <i>Star Wars</i> Comic Con video …

10 “Seinfeld” episodes that are racist and sexist in retrospect

Your favorite TV show is problematic<p>Sola Agustsson<p>July 22, 2015 10:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet<p>In case you’ve been hiding under a rock or aren’t in a serious relationship with every online streaming service like I am, you’ve probably noticed that episodes of <i>Seinfeld</i> are …

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld's Mental Trick For Managing Stress Under Pressure

Jerry Seinfeld is a pretty productive guy, but he's also had to deal with immense amounts of pressure. This mental trick can help you alter your …

How to Become a More Successful Person By Watching and Listening to Jerry Seinfeld

Want to be more successful? Drop the business books for a day and binge-watch some Seinfeld instead.<p>You might wonder what a comedian can teach you about being a more successful person and entrepreneur, but when you consider that, in 2014, he was reportedly worth $820 million, you'll think again. In …

@Seinfeld2000 Remembers That Time Jerry Seinfeld Had Beef with Donald Trump

Our in-house 'Seinfeld' historian @Seinfeld2000 looks back at Jerry Seinfeld and Donald Trump's historic verbal sparring match.<p><i>[Editor's Note: Meet our friend @Seinfeld2000. He uses Twitter as a platform to imagine a surreal hellscape in which</i> Seinfeld <i>is still on in the modern era. @Seinfeld2000</i> …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates write a long to-do list and prioritize items as A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and productivity, I’ve interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I always ask them …

Time Management

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work

Bored at work? You probably don't experience slow days too often, but when you do, you'll want to make the most of that time. With help from Mark Strong, a life, career and executive coach based in New York, Teri Hockett, the chief executive of What’s For Work?, a career site for women, Lynn …

Careers

Why Time Management Totally Backfires

Your efforts to streamline your day are probably just making you feel busier.<p>You probably don't need research to tell you that people are feeling more and more overwhelmed and overscheduled, but if anecdotal evidence isn't enough to make this clear, studies do exist. Americans tell pollsters they …

8 Time Buckets That Entrepreneurs Can Use to Maintain a Healthy Business and Lifestyle

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are blessed with a boundless creative force. Inspiration and ingenuity are always in abundance. However, business owners tend to struggle with time management. If this sounds like you, help has arrived.<p>While innate creative …

5 Practices to Gain More Time and Master Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have to wear many hats and our days are filled with endless to-dos. As we often work solo or with small teams, the number of items on that list can seem endless and unrelenting.<p>One of the greatest “mind enemies” we face is …

The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You’re Making

From the amount of paper on your desk to the amount of time you check your email, this is what’s standing in the way of getting things done.<p>We keep to-do lists and try to stay on top of our schedules, yet no matter how hard we try, tasks continue to evade us. The to-do list gets longer and it feels …

7 time management mistakes that are ruining your productivity

The answer lies in good time management. High achievers know how to use their time effectively, and they avoid the common mistakes that most of us fall prey to.<p>Learn how to master your time by making yourself aware of these time-wasting traps:<p>Do you insist on controlling or doing all the work …

Noel Gallagher: ‘Record labels just aren’t interested in working class bands any more’

High Flying Birds man also says rock'n'roll is in 'hibernation'<p>Noel Gallagher has urged record labels to sign more working class bands.<p>The former …

Internet Cats Finally Being Honored With Museum Exhibit

Purrfect.<p>In something we feel is long overdue, the era of the Internet Cat is set to be immortalized in a new exhibition at the New York Museum of Moving Image, reports Racked. Titled "How Cats Took Over the Internet," the exhibition will open on August 7th. Racked also says that Internet cats …

How to Choose the Right Book Title by Anne R. Allen

<i>Author and über-blogger Anne R. Allen joins us today to discuss the sometimes agonizing task of selecting a title for your book.</i> <i>As always, it’s great</i> …

Want Someone to Trust You? Try Smelling Like Lavender

Different fragrances can bring up a variety of memories and emotions. Cut grass can leave you longing for summer days from your childhood, something …

This Study Says That Yoga Might Be the Key to a Stronger Relationship

Every yoga teacher tells us that finding our balance will help us achieve balance in our own lives. Now there might be actually be science behind that mantra. Scientists have found that holding a solid tree pose may not just be a good workout for your muscles, but might also affect your emotional …

Cognitive Science