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Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

Are we ready for the deadly heat waves of the future?

As heat waves become more common, cities try to respond.

Before we drown humanity will starve

Side Note<p>Apr—03—2018 01:46PM EST<p>Climate change impedes access to food and water to the world’s most vulnerable. Syria is facing its worst drought in …

9 Mental Tricks That Can Totally Help When You're Feeling Sad

Feeling sad about a situation is no fun, but the last thing you may want is for those negative feelings to stick around longer than you'd like them …

Here's exactly what to say to people who think intense cold weather "proves global warming is a lie"

Winter brings cold weather, snow, frost, and a desire to hibernate inside your house until springtime. And every year, it also means that there will …

The Year Climate Change Began to Spin Out of Control - MIT Technology Review

For decades, scientists have warned that climate change would make extreme events like droughts, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires more frequent, …

Climate Change

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.<p>You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.<p>But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that …

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

The Winning Photos of Nat Geo Nature Photographer of the Year 2017

National Geographic has announced the winning photos of its prestigious 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The grand …

Elon Musk's Plans Include Passenger Rocket to Anywhere on Earth

From here to everywhere in an hour or less.<p>SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed Friday that, his company’s name notwithstanding, his rockets can do more …

3 Causes of Self-Doubt and How to Conquer It for Good

<b>“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Self-doubt and I are old friends. We go way back, to …

7 classic books you need to read in 2017

Winter is finally on its way out, and it's time to start thinking about spring vacations <i>—</i> and the books to read while traveling to the nearest body …

5 of the Most Inspirational Poems to Restore Your Mental Grit and Courage | Inc.com

It's okay.<p>No, really. It's okay if you're not feeling 100 percent today. Nobody feels like they can conquer the Orcs of life or Tom Brady their career to the end goal all the time. But you know what's not okay? Wallowing. You have to get back up. You have to try. People depend on you, whether …

Inspiration

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people …

How do you make new friends as an adult? Be like the golden retriever

When you are an adult, it is hard to make new friends. I myself used to be real weird about it. At a party, for example, a potential friend might ask about my favorite sandwich. <i>This is it!</i> I would think. <i>My big shot! What’s a cool kind of sandwich to like?</i> But in my eagerness to impress, my mind …

Pets

9 Eco-Conscious Beauty Brands You Need To Know

Go green for 2017<p>While there may be <i>some</i> people out there who don’t believe in climate change, there’s no denying that its devastating effects are already rearing their ugly heads. And while beauty and skin care—like most of the world’s larger industries—contribute to this global issue, there are …

New studies show Rex Tillerson is wrong about climate risks

The remaining climate change uncertainties point toward higher risks and greater urgency for action<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State – and until recently the CEO of ExxonMobil – Rex Tillerson was given a confirmation hearing by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last …

Global Warming

How to make those amazing garlic-shallot butter mushrooms from Craft Los Angeles

When it comes to mushroom recipes, it doesn't get much easier than this: a blend of mushrooms — crimini, shiitake, oyster, trumpet royale and maitake — sautéed in a garlic-shallot butter and tossed with chopped fresh herbs. Simple, perhaps, but the flavor is rich and earthy, with plenty of garlic …

Mushrooms

Plant These Edibles Once and Eat Them Forever

Perennial Foods<p>Edible Perennials That Will Bear Year After Year<p>Updated September 09, 2016<p>Want to enjoy home-grown food year after year without having …

Gardening

8 natural & homemade insecticides to save your garden without killing the Earth

<b>These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your</b> …

A 'good looking' chocolate chip cookie recipe

If chocolate chip cookies could model, this one would strut down the runway.<p>This is the third recipe I'm placing in the "GOOD" category during my …

Dessert

Art History Movies Everybody Needs to Watch

Woman in Gold (2015)<p>Let’s start the list with a recent achievement directed by Simon Curtis. With Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds in the main roles, …

Always Wanted to Grow Your Own Garlic? Here's How

If you’ve always wanted to try growing garlic, now is a great time to start. Here’s everything you need to know about how to grow garlic, from clove …

Whales are starving – their stomachs full of our plastic waste

Thirteen sperm whales stranded on the German coast had ingested huge amounts of plastic. They are symbolic of our shocking disregard for marine life<p>In January, 29 sperm whales stranded on shores around the North Sea. The results of the necropsies (the animal equivalent of autopsies) of 13 of those …

Whales

Millions of people are being starved to death as food is used as a weapon across the Middle East

Millions of people across countries like Syria, Yemen and Iraq are gripped by hunger, struggling to survive with little help from the outside world. Children suffer from severe malnutrition, their parents often having to beg or sell possessions to get basic commodities including water, medicine and …

Floating Bonsai Trees Are a Thing You Never Knew You Needed

Prepare to be mesmerized.<p>File this under things you never knew you needed: A team of designers in Japan have created floating, rotating bonsai trees using a combination of magnets and Hermione Granger-esque magic. The group surpassed its Kickstarter goal over the weekend, and if all goes according …

I want you to understand the sense of fear that Chinese people feel every day

I’m not a paranoid person, but my experience making a film about human rights in China gave me a sense of fear that I think westerners don’t comprehend<p>Last December, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, was put on trial for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a …

Human Rights