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There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made

There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made: Researchers reveal the 'building blocks' of storytelling<p><b>Prior to this study it</b> …

10 Whiskey Drinks That Will Become Your New Go-To Cocktails

Whiskey sour, who?<p>Because there's a wide world beyond your knee-jerk college drink orders (ahem, whiskey sours and whiskey gingers), it's a better time than ever to study up on these 10 whiskey cocktails that you can easily taste-test at home. Plus, they're just as delicious as your faithful bar …

'World's loneliest chimp' hugs conservation worker after spending years in isolation

Ponso's mate and their young died in 2013, and he has been alone in an island off the Ivory Coast ever since<p>Ponso the chimp spent nearly three years in isolation on an island with no other chimpanzees after the death of his mate and their young in 2013.<p>For years, he only had occasional contact from …

Ivory Coast

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.<p>Green roofs have an isolating effect, helping reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer.<p>The argument …

Solar Panels

Fund Roth IRAs To Make Your Kids Rich And Instill Your Core Values

Kids can start Roth IRAs as soon as they have earned income. By starting young, the power of compound interest is fully harnessed to turn small annual contributions into substantial tax-free wealth at retirement. In addition, helping your kids find ways to earn money so they qualify to make a …

How to Make an Attractive City: A six-point manifesto from Alain de Botton and School of Life. (VIDEO.)

In “How to Make an Attractive City,” a new video from the School of Life, London-based Swiss writer Alain de Botton offers a cheeky, …

This Amazing Beehive From Australia Harvests Its Own Honey

No more stings!<p>Harvesting beehive honey is generally a time-consuming, somewhat stinging process. Now it could be just a matter of turning a lever and watching the sweet stuff flow out.<p>The “Flow Hive”–developed by a father and son duo in Australia–represents real technological progress. The …

Internal Garden Ideas To Bring Your Green Home

With many of us to reside in populous towns and cities, the longing for our own patch of all-natural green area can frequently be really unsatisfied. …

A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World’s First Vertical Farms

A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community.<p>Jackson, Wyoming, is an unlikely place for urban farming: At an altitude over a mile high, with snow that can last until May, the growing season …

7 Brutally Honest Reasons You'll Never Be Successful

It’s frustrating isn’t it?<p>You’ve set big goals for your life. Your dreams are admirable.<p>But you’re not getting anywhere.<p>What’s the problem?<p>You’re not …

5 ways the GOP is valiantly trying to make Americans as dumb as possible

From AP history bans to university budget cuts, conservatives are proving they’re willing to do whatever it takes<p>If you ever want to make a conservative touchy, the quickest way---out of many quick ways---is to hint that the connection between ignorance and holding right-wing views is more than a …

Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: New Year’s Resolutions from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

At the outset of each new year, humanity sets out to better itself as we resolve to eradicate our unhealthy habits and cultivate healthy ones. But while the most typical New Year’s resolutions tend to be about bodily health, the most meaningful ones aim at a deeper kind of health through the …

Literature

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA space lasers to map Earth's forests in 3D

A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth's forests.<p>The instrument called Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) uses lidar, a special kind of laser technology, to create detailed 3D maps and measure the biomass …

#SolarSunday The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 #Hubble25 http://t.co/mlyE6D094j

Blue-chip ratio: Which college football teams have championship-grade recruiting?

Every recent national champion first met a recruiting standard. Based on talent ratios, who's got the best shot at future titles? Who's within striking distance? And which conferences need to step it up?<p><i>Pete Volk and Chris Fuhrmeister also contributed to this story.</i><p>As recruiting rankings continue …

Google confirms Michigan's sadness and Georgia's passion

A few notes on this analysis of Google Trends:<p>1. This is a deeply unflattering infographic about America. By rule, it must be shared with everyone on the Internet.<p>2. Georgia, where I live, is obsessed with cooking crack, butt implants, Spanx, and divorce. Speaking as a resident: this is so accurate …

Johnny Manziel Dubbed 'Johnny Cleveland' in New Song

Link to Media<p>Well, that didn't take long.<p>Johnny Manziel is no stranger to nicknames, so it was only a matter of time before another one was created in honor of the Cleveland Browns drafting the polarizing quarterback.<p>A new song, “Johnny Cleveland (Wreck This League)," was recently released by a …

Football (U.S.)

Road Trip Pre-Departure Checklist: Items to Make or Break Your Trip – Feature

Lambert<p>Once you’ve planned an epic road trip, booked your hotels, organized your activities, and taken care of any long-term maintenance items on your vehicle, there are still a number of details to check in the weeks, days, and hours before you hit the road. Read on for a handy list of the most …

Planning an Epic Road Trip: 8 Tips You Need to Follow – Feature

There’s no better way to grow closer to your family or friends—or your car—than to go on an extended road trip.<p>To guarantee memories to last a lifetime, select the most interesting roads possible and skip the big population centers rife with chain restaurants, cookie-cutter hotels, and crowded …

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

Louisiana man claims his biological father was Zodiac Killer

A Louisiana man claims in a new book that his biological father was the notorious Zodiac Killer of northern California, who's still sought by authorities, publisher HarperCollins said Tuesday.<p>The Zodiac serial killer is believed to have killed five people in 1968-69 and gained notoriety by writing …

The Indiana Pacers' John Wall Problem Is Just Beginning

Link to Media<p>If the Washington Wizards are going to pull off a comeback from a 3-1 series deficit and advance to the Eastern Conference finals, then they're going to need more damage from their dynamic point guard than any wall has produced since either Humpty Dumpty or Gus Frerotte was …

Basketball

Watch two neutron stars rip each other apart to form a black hole

This supercomputer simulation from NASA shows one of the most violent events in the universe: Two neutron stars ripping each other apart to form …

Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

To the home gardener who says "been there, done that" to the heirloom green bean, the French breakfast radish or the Brandywine tomato, take heart.<p>Nurseries and seed companies are competing to bring you the most colorful and flavorful designer edibles they can come up with. They travel the world …