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Plastic roads: India’s radical plan to bury its garbage beneath the streets

In India, roads made from shredded plastic are proving a popular solution to tackling waste and extreme weather<p>Jambulingam Street, Chennai, is a local legend. The tar road in the bustling Nungambakkam area has weathered a major flood, several monsoons, recurring heat waves and a steady stream of …

Pollution

Porn on demand, dating apps and nonstop Internet commerce: Technology is ruining our sex lives

Now that we watch porn on phones and swipe right for love, it’s no wonder men act like entitled customers in bed<p>A friend of mine is a cabinet maker here in New York City. A few weeks ago, he was installing cabinets in a luxury office building. He went to inspect something in one of his closets. A …

Relationships

An Open Letter to My Depression: 4 Ways I Defeat You Every Day

Dear Depression,<p>I must say you have put up quite a fight. You insidiously infiltrated my life years ago completely unbeknownst to me. For years I blamed myself for the rage, despair and deep emptiness that consumed my life. But it was you all along, hiding cowardly in the shadows, vehemently …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

5 Things Happy People Never Forget

Ever wonder why other people seem happier than you?You take a look around and notice that people are smiling and laughing, and things seem to be …

Happiness

Scientists have figured out a new way to use coffee grounds to save the Earth

That's the word from a paper published in the journal Nanotechnology, in which researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea have figured out a way to soak and heat used coffee grounds, turning them into the grittiest, most delicious methane storage source …

Natural Gas

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Productivity

This Funky Tattoo Artist’s Work Should Be in a Museum

If you’re going to make a permanent statement, it doesn’t get much bigger, bolder, and brighter than designs from our latest #tattooercrush, the Berlin-based Peter Aurisch. His impactful and artistic technique would make Pablo Picasso proud. Read on to peep some of his most eye-catching ink.<p>1. …

Pablo Picasso

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

Productivity

24 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired By Mental Illness

Body art as recovery.

Mental Health

What No One Tells You About Depression (but I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts …

7 Ways People With Phenomenal Mental Toughness Combat Stress

While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension. In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth. Whether they're dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people …

Self-help

7 Pet Peeves of Highly Successful People

<i>By Morgan Quinn</i><p>With more than 25 million copies sold worldwide in more than 40 languages, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> is one of the most popular self-help books of all time. In this book, author Stephen R. Covey ignored psychology fads and instead offered seven proven principles of …

Self-improvement

How Getting Tattooed Helped Me Open Up About My Mental Illness

People say I’m unique. I notice details others don’t see—a spiderweb on a stained-glass church window, a white bird in winter. The way someone’s eyes might be comparable to a planet that is not our own. Uniqueness comes from the chaos of chemicals in a person’s brain. And for me, those chemicals …

Mental Health

9 beautiful semicolon tattoos our readers shared to destigmatize mental health challenges

If you've been online this week, you've probably seen something about the semicolon tattoo.<p>But in case you haven't, here's the short version: It's a …

Mental Health

23 Photos That Nail What It Feels Like To Have Depression

Sometimes a picture is worth more than any words could express.<p>After being diagnosed with depression at age 16, photographer Christian Hopkins decided to process his experience from behind a lens. The result is a stunning photo series that captures the misunderstood nuances of mental illness. The …

Depression

24 Spot-On Illustrations That Combat Mental Health Stigma

Sometimes simplicity is the best way to make a point.<p>After seeing firsthand how mental illness can take a toll, Marissa Betley decided to sketch out how it truly feels to struggle with a mental health disorder. She then posted the minimalist illustrations on Instagram. The results are simple, yet …

Mental Health

Google is starting a new company to improve cities

Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and deputy mayor of economic development and rebuilding for New York City, will run the company, which Page describes as a "modest investment" for Google that could hopefully "improve the lives of billions of people around the world."<p>Sidewalk Labs will focus …

New York City

From Depression to Happiness: The 4 Steps That Helped to Change My Life

I always thought happy people were fakers.<p>Growing up with clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), I never knew what it was like …

Climbing On Mount Denali

10 Wild, Crazy Sex Positions You've Never Heard Of

10 Wild, Crazy, WTF Sex Positions You've Never Heard Of—and Need to Try<p>We are NOT making these up.<p>Let’s face it: You’ve made it through missionary and you’ve done it doggy style, like, a bazillion times already. Enough! Your sex life is begging for some pizzazz. So instead of resorting to your …

12 World Class Sustainable Building Designs W/Infographic

A new infographic shines a spotlight on 12 sustainable building designs from around the world and gives details about why each was chosenThe post 12 …

Sustainability

10 Small, Unexpected Things That Will Make You Happier

Who would have thought that reading your old diary entries and listening to sad songs would make you happier?<p>We never get tired of thinking about happiness, do we? Life is so much nicer when you’re able to couple it with joy and gratitude.<p>We’ve published posts before about simple ways to be happy …

Happiness

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

How to Get Soft Lips

7 Tips for Super-Soft Lips—Even in Cold Weather<p>Cold-proof your pout with these expert tricks<p>Love crisp fall weather but hate how it dries out your lips? Don’t worry, we’ve got the fix. We consulted <i>Women’s Health</i> beauty editor Jill Percia for her best tricks to keep your pout super kissable all …

Makeup

Happy New Year! From Sydney to NYC

2 Moves That Torch 350 Calories

According to the study authors, this new research provides the first evidence that a continuous kettlebell workout can produce the same metabolic cost of moderate intensity treadmill walking (four miles per hour) with a four percent grade. It can also potentially have a positive effect on the …

How to Talk Dirty Without Feeling Ridiculous

<b>Build Your Way Up</b><br>You don’t have to just jump right in to some complicated, out-of-character script. “Just react to what’s happening,” say Em and Lo. “If something feels good, say so.” They advise starting with moans and sighs, then saying your partner’s name, working up to “Yes!” or “I love that,” …

The 25 Most Life-Changing Beauty Hacks Ever

Looking gorgeous and smelling incredible have never been more foolproof.<p><b>1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the …