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Marge Simpson isn’t who you think she is (12 Photos & GIFs)<p>By: Dustin<p>133 Liked! 152 Disliked 0<p>entertainment<p>The most famous fictional character from …

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Not everything in life is full of positive things… Real life is all about the balance of the good and the bad and you can never tell what kind of …

Inventions

How Mr. Money Mustache Retired At Age 30 And How You Can Too

His name is Pete. He lives in Longmont, Colorado. And, eight years ago, he and his wife retired at age 30.<p>He now blogs about finance and lifestyle at Mr. Money Mustache for 400,000 unique visitors a month. Because he’s anonymous, he says that his blog is now popular enough — garnering 37 million …

Roommates find $40K in second-hand couch

New York -<p>For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbours thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40 000 in …

Salvation Army

How Sperm Fit Big Things in Small Places

The human body is really great at packing huge things into tiny spaces. Your small intestine, for example, is twenty feet long and squeezed expertly into your gut. Your brain has something like eighty-six billion neurons (depending on which scientist you ask) jammed into 3.3 pounds of tissue. But …

UK teenage cancer sufferer dies after raising $5.4 million for charity

A teenager with cancer who touched the hearts of many in the United Kingdom with his tireless fundraising efforts died Wednesday at age 19, his mother said via Facebook.<p>It is news that will sadden many supporters won over by Stephen Sutton's mix of determination, generosity and good humor in the …

30 Reasons It's OK to Be Single at 30 (and Beyond)

Thirty has long been the particular age at which women start panicking about getting married. You may feel ready. You may have been in the game a while. You might feel like you've...

Everything You Need to Know About Happiness in One Infographic

What do scientists know about what makes us happy—and what doesn't? This is research that can truly change your life for the better.

Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

<b>What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?</b><p>Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.<p>First, yeah, a good …

The 7 Main Elements of Happiness and How To Use Them All | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know, I think happiness has become a complicated game thanks to the self-help world. As much there are people, books, guides, articles, blogs and …

9 Things These People Realized When They Simplified Their Lives

Have you ever dreamed of a simpler life -- one with less stress and more freedom? Some people are turning their own dreams of a less busy and more fulfilling lifestyle into a reality, and finding the happiness they've always sought in the process.<p>Instead of succumbing to burnout and exhaustion, …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be informed about in life?" Users had many more than 10 tips to offer, and we've collected and paraphrased some of the best advice, arranged by contributor below.<p><i>Justin Freeman, who</i> …

Self-improvement

Debt steals future earnings

Johannesburg - South Africans have narrowly missed another assault on their budgets with the repo rate remaining unchanged at 5.5%.<p>SA Reserve Bank …

Interest Rates

Where True Happiness Comes From: How We Gain by Having Less

<b>“The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.” ~Chuck Palahniuk</b><p>Small is the new big. …

25 Things to Throw Out Today

Photo: Jon Rawlinson<p>There's a great quote from <i>Fight Club</i>, one of my favorite movies. It comes from Tyler Durden, Brad Pitt's character, and it's …

Simple Living. The Earlier, the Better.

I find it difficult to admit most of my life was wasted chasing the wrong things. Looking back, it has become increasingly clear how I spent the …

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A Helpful Guide to Overcoming Consumerism

<i>“Wanting less is a better blessing than having more.” —</i>Mary Ellen Edmunds<p><i>Owning less</i> brings great benefit to our lives: less stress, less debt, more …

24 Ways to Simplify Your Life

<b>Keep It Simple</b><p><b>Keep It Simple</b><p>Let it go<br>Leave work at work<br>Tell the truth<br>No is an option<br>Listen<br>Ask for help<br>Live with less<br>Don’t look back<br>Learn from …

The Advantages of Living in Smaller Spaces

Not too long ago, I talked to a man who lives the tiny house lifestyle. My conversation with him got me thinking about living in smaller spaces, and …

The top 10 tips I’ve learned from minimalists

<b>I’m not going to covet other minimalists’ lives anymore.</b><p><i>I don’t travel the world with a single backpack.</i><p><i>I haven’t packed up my family to travel</i> …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Could You Cook a Meal Every Day for a Month? Prove It!

Join us for the #31MealsIn31Days Challenge!<p>What would happen if you cooked a homemade meal every...single...day? For the second year in a row, our food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is going to find out.<p>Last year, her month-long cooking streak delivered 31 days of D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S homemade …