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This Single Image Profoundly Sums Up Einstein's Landmark Theory

You might think you have gravity pretty well figured out. If you drop a ball out of a window, a short time later it will hit the ground. The higher …

Physics

I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Alternative Medicine

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Why Lisbon is the world's greatest city for people watching

<b>Lynda Bailey wins £250 for her account of time spent watching passers-by from her Lisbon balcony.</b><p>It’s dusk. A man closes the shutters on the window in front of me. He is perhaps 10 yards away across the cobbled Lisbon street, but our eyes don’t meet. I am invisible on this balcony. But then I look …

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Motivation

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Yoga

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

This Protein in Your Brain Could Be at The Heart of Creating Memories

The little molecules that help with learning.<p>A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of …

18 Epic Multi-Day Backpacking Trips in Canada

<b><br>Multi-day backpacking trips take time to put together.</b><p>Planning is key. In fact, if you have dreams of spending a week under the stars, carrying …

Why Norway is teaching travellers to travel

Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most famous geological sites – and one of its most controversial.<p>We reached Trolltunga after seven hours, 13.5km and 1,000m of elevation gain. The fog rolled in as a line of 35 people waited to take their picture on the iconic cliff. Translating to ‘Troll’s Tongue’, …

European Travel

This Is the Most Wished-For Airbnb in Portugal

Find out why so many people want to stay there<p>Visitors to this villa in the hills of northern Portugal get the best of both worlds with nearby …

European Travel

The Most Promising Open Source Projects to Watch for in 2018

Everyone and their mother is talking about open source projects. As you likely already know, at the core it’s a software which is used freely, shared globally in real-time and can be modified by virtually anyone. While there are a myriad of open source licenses offering users various degrees of …

Superhot

The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children's brains?

There is increasing evidence that growing up poor diminishes the physical development of a child’s brain. A landmark US study is attempting to establish a causal link – and unlock new ways to help our poorest children<p>With its bright colours, anthropomorphic animal motif and nautical-themed puzzle …

Income Inequality

8 Wonderful Destinations In Southeast Asia

General InformationCambodiacambodiaangkor watBalihalong bayvietnambangkokthailandBaganmyanmarphilippinesborobudurlaosINDONESIASoutheast Asia is …

Asia Travel

This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is …

Workouts

So You Wanna Do a Thru-Hike Without a Crowd? Here’s How

In the ’90s, roughly 30 people finished the PCT each year. Last year, the Pacific Crest Trail Association doled out 3,164 permits to long-distance …

Hiking

Secrets of Yosemite: How to snag a last-second campsite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – This is for all the procrastinators out there, aimlessly lugging around tents, sleeping bags and two-burner stoves.<p>Campers …

National Parks

Croatia's Krka National Park waterfall limits visitor numbers to prevent overcrowding

Visitor restriction measures have been put in place at an ever-popular Krka National Park waterfall in Croatia for safety reasons and to prevent too much pressure being placed on the natural phenomenon. Director of the park, Krešimir Šakić, recently announced that a limit has been placed on the …

National Parks

Calgary Day Trip: Plan an Epic Weekend in Banff National Park and Beyond

Less than a two-hour drive from downtown Calgary, Canada‘s Banff National Park is one of the most popular weekend trips from Alberta’s biggest city. …

Exploring Nicaragua’s Most Remote Coast by Kayak

Central America

Great Summer Hiking in Banff National Park

<i>This piece was written in partnership with Expedia.ca – recommendations and opinions are Modern Hiker’s.</i><p>Now is the perfect time to visit Canada’s …

The 20 Best Day Hikes in America's National Parks

Summer is a time for family vacations, outdoor exploration, and simply having fun in the longer, warmer days. If your plans for the summer ahead …

National Parks

Inchworm: FitGIF Friday | Women's Health

This Abs Drill Will Give You A Stronger, Tighter Core<p>Make it harder or easier, depending on what you're looking for.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Inchworm</b>: This move …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

Hiking

How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

How you work is far more important than how much you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than …

Time Management

Experiencing Emotional Pain? Buddhists Have an Important Message For You

Ever heard of Buddhism’s three principles of existence? If you haven’t, it’s basically the three principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. …

Seven incredible adventures you can have in a weekend

Have your weekends been a little lacklustre of late? You don't need to use up all your annual leave to have a real adventure – you'd be surprised how much you can squeeze into a couple of days.<p>From bear watching to bobsledding, these trips will do the trick. They start on a Thursday or Friday and …

These Destinations Aren’t on Your Bucket List—but They Should Be

From climbing the Eiffel Tower to walking the rim of the Grand Canyon, there are some iconic destinations that seem to appear on everyone's bucket …