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21 Things You Need to Stop Doing by the Time You Turn 30

Number 13 is the worst.<p>As I approach 30, I have a pretty solid idea of who I want to be when I get there. And even if the Big Three-O is an arbitrary demarcation between youth and true adulthood, it’s important to set goals for yourself. The particulars of those goals come down to the individual in …

Bridget Jones

‘I am gay – but I wasn’t born this way’

Is sexuality purely the result of our biology? Brandon Ambrosino argues that simplistic explanations have ignored the fluid, shape-shifting nature of our desires.<p>“You can’t be gay.”<p>She was on top of me.<p>It wasn’t a command — it was a challenge. <i>You so obviously cannot be gay</i>, was her implication,</i> …

LGBTQI

5 Lessons The Dalai Lama Taught Me About Happiness

Looking for the keys to a happy life? Look no further than this summary of a recent speech handed down by the Dalai Lama on his lessons about …

Happiness

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

Scientists Made A 3D-Printed Wheelchair For A Puppy With Only Two Legs

"He's a little sweetheart and doesn't act as if he has any limitations."<p>He was the runt of the litter, FOSD board President Angela Marx told BuzzFeed News, and so was having trouble competing for his mother's milk.<p>"We decided that he really needed extra special care and to be bottle-fed so he could …

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Quantum Mechanics

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity

Singapore Rice Noodles Recipe - Chinese.Genius Kitchen

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.<p>Drop in the rice noodles and boil until tender but firm to the bite, 1 to 2 minutes.<p>Drain and rinse under cold …

Japan's Rabbit Island Is the Cutest Place on Earth

<i>We could hardly believe our eyes when Fathom reader Phil Luza sent over photos of the wild rabbits he encountered on a recent trip to Okunoshima,</i> …

Japan

29 Ridiculously Delicious Chinese Recipes That Are Better Than Take-Out

Because beef with broccoli only gets you so far.

Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music

If you love listening to music, you’re in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule …

Flute

The position you sleep in influences your personality, well-being and brain health, study finds

Most people know that a good night’s sleep is important for optimal health, but it turns out the position you sleep in plays a role as well.<p>Whether …

Scientists took these award-winning photos of nature, and they're absolutely stunning

Luckily for those of us chained to a desk, there are talented photographers who <i>do</i> have that privilege — and also happen to be scientists.<p>Each year the scientific journal BMC Ecology hosts a photography competition to hand out awards to scientists for their best photos of the natural world.<p>BMC …

Nature

A nine-week-old corgi trying to go downstairs is the cutest thing you’ll see today

<b>First up, this is a 9 week old corgi and any puppy that ickle is just going to be cute.</b><p>But a teeny tiny corgi attempting to clamber downstairs is …

Hulk, The World’s Biggest Pit Bull, Is Now A Dad — Shows Off His New Litter Of Puppies Worth $500,000 [Video]

Hulk, the dog that made international headlines earlier this year when his owners introduced him as the world’s biggest pit bull, is now a dad. Hulk …

Machu Picchu: 10 Tips for the BEST DAY EVER!

Visiting Machu Picchu is a once in a life time journey, that requires an incredible amount of hard work, time, and money to make happen! So once you …

South America

Eat Like An Okinawan & Live Until You're 100

Want to live your full number of years blessed by energy and health? A wise mentor told me long ago to find people who have achieved that goal and …

How to move through the four stages of life

Life is a bitch. Then you die. So while staring at my navel the other day, I decided that life happens in four stages. Here they are.<p>Stage One: mimicry<p>We are born helpless. We can’t walk, can’t talk, can’t feed ourselves, can’t even do our own damn taxes.<p>As children, the way we’re wired to learn is …

Self-improvement

20 Secrets Genuinely Happy People Never Told You

Happiness is a choice, and genuinely happy people make the choice to be happy, everyday! But what you may not know is that happy people face …

Happiness

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Creative Writing

In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

Nature Photography

This Old Couple Celebrating Their 57th Anniversary Proves True Love Is No Myth

It’s hard to believe that true love still exists in this day and age, where naked dating reality shows are the norm and unbelievably nitpicky men think they have a legit shot at finding “the one.” But miraculously enough it does, and a sweet, old Georgia couple that just celebrated their 57th …

Cute

2017 Bugatti Chiron: 25 Cars Worth Waiting For – Feature

What It Is<p>The replacement for the recently retired Veyron, the supercar king of the hill since its 2005 arrival.<p>Why It Matters<p>The 258-mph Veyron 16.4 Super Sport currently wears the crown of fastest production car, but the Chiron, named for Monaco-born racer Louis Chiron, should reach 288 mph, …

Sports Cars

Carscoops

| By<p>|<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlus<p>Even though car vs bike isn't what we'd call a conventional drag race, here's a fun one for you to digest while you're …

13 Eggs Benedict Recipes Bound to Cure Boring Breakfasts

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Eggs Benedict. One of those dishes that we all love but are a little too intimidated to make at home. Poaching the perfect eggs and …

Breakfast

5 Reasons Why Hiking Is a Good Workout

<b>By Jenn Walters for FitBottomedGirls.com</b><p>I’m not your typical <b>vacation</b> goer. I don’t really do beaches or tropical destinations, as I need enough …

Hiking