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The 20 most generous people in the world

Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: "No man can become rich without himself enriching others," he said. "The man who dies rich dies disgraced."<p>Scores of the world's wealthiest people have taken to his philosophy, donating their riches to …

The Man Who Builds Luxury Bomb Shelters for Paranoid One Percenters

Robert Vicino believes the rich don't live on the same scale as ordinary people in today's society—so why should that change after the end of the world? For a mere $35,000, his company will make their apocalypse experiences truly swanky.<p>As we roll down US Highway 41 in Terre Haute, Indiana , my …

What It's Really Like to Model "Sexy" Halloween Costumes

She's got great advice for anyone thinking about getting dressed up for Halloween.<p>Susie Kiel has been modeling "sexy" Halloween costumes and lingerie for Yandy for the last six years. Yandy, for those of you unfamiliar with the world of "sexy" online retail, is notorious for their skimpy …

Cubs fans, want cheaper tickets? Root for the Dodgers

After watching the Cubs trounce the Cardinals in the National League Division Series, fans hoping to buy tickets to see them play at Wrigley Field for the penultimate round of the playoffs will need a little luck or a lot of loot.<p>The Chicago Cubs are scheduled to take on either the Los Angeles …

Baseball

Ebola study finds women in Guinea who appear immune to the virus

Scientists studying survivors of recent outbreak in west Africa say some women never contracted the virus despite having Ebola antibodies<p>A study of Ebola survivors in west Africa has found a group of women who appear to be immune to the deadly virus.<p>The discovery was made by a team of British and …

Disease

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

How Stephen Colbert Is Bringing Religion to Late Night

With Oprah as the Late Show guest on Thursday, the two swapped favorite Bible verses and discussed the differences between “belief” and “faith.”<p>Stephen Colbert is a practicing Christian. He is an ordained minister. He teaches Sunday school. He is a person of deep faith and, more generally, of deep …

The frightening promise of self-tracking pills

A new digital pill system could save billions in health care costs — but will courts take it too far?<p>Some morning in the future, you take a pill — something for depression or cholesterol. You take it every day.<p>Buried inside the pill is a sand-sized grain, one millimeter square and a third of a …

These are the world’s “most creative” countries

What makes one country more “creative” than another? A new study (pdf) compiled by the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto attempts to rank knowledge economies by that elusive trait.<p>It’s called the Global Creativity Index (GCI). To create their ranking, researchers …

Creativity

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

Millennial Parents Cover Story: This Generation Is Different

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Millennials

How to Function at Work When You Get Almost No Sleep

Yes, we know you're supposed to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Here's what to do when you don't.<p>My wife and I are new parents. (Yay!) That means we get--no joke--maybe 50 percent as much sleep as we used to, if we're lucky. (Boo!)<p>That's not sustainable, and I know it's not healthy. Yet …

University of California

This Tower Would Let City Dwellers Tour The Natural World

Circumnavigate the globe by elevator<p>City dwellers are reportedly 40 percent more likely to develop mood disorders than people in rural areas. But walking for roughly 90 minutes in nature, according to a Stanford University study published in June, can calm the negative thoughts. The Essence …

How A Brutal Beating Became The Symbol Of Oakland’s Gentrification Struggle

In a city wrestling with fast-rising housing costs and demographic change, a security guard’s attack of a poor black man at Whole Foods has come to represent what many black residents fear: Oakland wants them out.<p><b>OAKLAND —</b> On the night of Sept. 3, sisters Zoe and Julia Marks were waiting in line to …

A Genetic Study Writes a New Origin Story for Dogs

But it probably won’t be the last word.<p>“Not too many people have been bitten during the course of this project,” says Adam Boyko at Cornell University, “but it's not zero.”<p>Boyko's team, fronted by postdoc Laura Shannon, have spent the last seven years traveling the world and collecting blood …

On saying "no": creativity, self-care, privilege, and knowing your limits

Austin "Steal Like an Artist" Kleon has posted a fantastic meditation on the idea that "creative people say no" -- the idea that you have to say no …

Winners of the 2015 Urban Photography Competition Shine a Light on Diverse Urban Life Around the World

The 2015 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year Competition recently released their selection of winning and honourably mentioned images that celebrate the diversity of urban life. With 21,000 stunning entries from over 113 different countries, the annual competition, in its 9th year of development, …

Asia Pacific

The Darknet: Is the Government Destroying "the Wild West of the Internet?"

On July 15th in Pittsburgh, David J. Hickton, a gray-haired U.S. attorney in a crisp dark suit, stepped out before an American flag to announce the …

Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism

Photograph: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images<p>The Taliban attack on Jinnah International airport in which more than 30 people died.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/0bf59fc94fd10dbbf5667181a1bc34a95856840e/0_204_3000_1800/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Qaisar Khan/Commissioned for the Guardian<p>Crime reporter …

10 Things Mentally Tough People Do (Advice From a Former Navy SEAL)

Improve your resiliency--or teach your kids to be mentally tougher--with these important practices.<p>Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."<p>There's no surprise that it's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a …

personaldevelopment

Why do people run for president? Primary losers have a feast of career options

On Wednesday evening in Boulder, Colo., the remaining 15 Republican presidential candidates will take the stage in two debates — a main event and an …