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The Teflon Mind: How to let go of the past

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.” — Lao Tzu<p><b>Why can’t I just move on?</b><p>Everyone tells you: “let go.” …

Self-improvement

10 Remote National Parks You Need to Visit at Least Once in Your Lifetime

No matter a country’s size, almost every one has designated some territory within its borders as a national park in order to portray, but also …

National Parks

The One TV Under $500 You Need to Own

We've found the best deal on the best TV out there.<p>Didn’t you hear? The age of cord cutting is over and TV is back in style, baby. No, that doesn’t …

4K Ultra HD

When an Architect Starts Designing Cakes

The delicious works of Dinara Kasko, architect turned pastry chef<p>Dinara Kasko is a former architect who became interested in <i>patisserie</i>. Putting her …

3D Printing

Ferrari pre-sells entire new supercar model despite £1m+ price tag

Ferrari has announced a new open-top supercar it describes as “probably the closest and purest driving experience to Formula 1” – and has already pre-sold the whole production run, despite a likely £1m-plus price tag.<p>At a private event for devoted customers at its headquarters in Maranello, Italy, …

Automotive Industry

Inside the Dramatic, Painful--and Hugely Successful--Return of Reddit's Founders

<i>University of Virginia roomies and best buds Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian launched Reddit in 2005, graduates of Y Combinator's initial class. Their site, a collection of communities of everyone from cupcake lovers to perverts, made them wealthy and famous--Huffman the code-writing maestro and</i> …

San Francisco

‘Pimples are in’ – the rise of the acne positivity movement

I looked at my friends who didn’t wear makeup and I realised when they had pimples they still looked beautiful<p>It was on a family holiday that Kali Kushner discovered, abruptly, just how others viewed her skin. “At the end of the day I washed off my makeup,” she recalls. “My nephew said: ‘Why is …

Acne

How Puerto Rico Became the Newest Tax Haven for the Super Rich

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).<p><b>The party known as Cocktails and Compliance</b>—so called …

Puerto Rico

Master & Dynamic MW07 earbuds review: truly wireless, truly expensive

They work well, but they’re not worth it<p>There’s something to be said about the convenience of using truly wireless earbuds on a commute. They’re less conspicuous than wearing headphones, they can be recharged on the go, and they can produce an audio experience that’s similar to wearing large on-ear …

Tech Trends

Artist Who Died 73,000 Years Ago Challenges Us Today

The discovery of the world’s oldest painting, from more than 73,000 years ago, contributes to the ongoing debate over what, exactly, being human means. Other “human” traits — from tool use to planning to compassion — have been observed in other animals, but only humans seem to have the kind of …

Humanity

You Don’t Own What You Buy From iTunes

Last week, Anders Gonçalves da Silva realized that Apple had deleted three purchased movies from his iTunes account. His tweetstorm about the …

Tech Trends

A Guide to High-Tech Toilets

How can you improve some of the more intimate and private moments of your life? With state-of-the-art toilet technology, of course.<p>Below, we’ve …

Smart Homes

Doctors Should Send Obese Patients To Diet Counseling, Panel Says. But Many Don't

A visit to your primary care physician may focus on your headaches or that achy back. But if your body mass index is over 30, a panel of national experts says, it should also include a referral to an intensive weight-loss program.<p>That's the latest recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task …

News

SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the Moon

‘I choose to go to the Moon with artists!’<p>This evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed that Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and founder of Zozotown, Japan’s largest online clothing retailer, will be the first private customer to ride around the Moon on the company’s future massive rocket, the …

Falcon Heavy

Scientists create multi-million pound 'golden eggs' to treat cancer and hepatitis

Japanese scientists have created hens that can lay multi-million pound “golden eggs” containing an expensive protein used to treat serious diseases such as cancer and hepatitis.<p>The creation of the so-called “golden eggs” was masterminded by scientists at Japan’s Biomedical Research Institute at the …

Viruses

The Most Magical Looks You Have To See From Paris Fashion Week

Closing out Fashion Month on a <i>very</i> high note, fantastical designs aplenty have emerged from Paris Fashion Week via labels like Saint Laurent, Dior …

Fashion Week

5Pointz Is Gone But Its Artists Have Reunited to Turn a New York Stairwell Into a ‘Museum of Street Art’

On View<p>The citizenM hotel has turned over wall space to the street artists whose work was whitewashed from the 5Pointz graffiti mecca.<p>,<p>The storied …

Manhattan

Mid-Century Modern Decor Finds From Walmart.com That Look So Much More Expensive Than They Actually Are

Whether you're a full-on retro lover or just happen to like a chic, minimalist aesthetic, there's a chance your space can benefit from a touch of …

Mid-Century modern

I dismantled Google’s tracking systems — here’s what happened

One of the first things I discovered when I took a deep dive into the services and products that were tracking my physical location and digital search history and interests is that the companies peddling these products and services know much about us… sometimes.<p>Companies like Facebook and Google …

Big sounds from the small boutique guitar luthiers of California

A cacophony of sounds emerged from a warehouse in Newbury Park: the hum of the wood-sanding machines, the hiss of paint sprayers and the occasional bark from two dogs roaming the factory floor.<p>And then there were the twangs from Tom Anderson’s electric guitar playing. The founder and owner of …

Los Angeles

Amazon is investigating claims that employees deleted reviews and sold sales data to sellers

Employees have reportedly turned over proprietary sales information, deleted negative reviews, turned over reviewer e-mail addresses, or unbanned banned accounts<p>On Sunday, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> published a report that revealed that sellers have bribed Amazon employees to get access to internal …

Employment

Beautiful Vineyards From Around the World

Wine production is an industry that combines robust economic activity with an extensive cultural legacy. Although there are several programs related …

Nature Lovers: Check Out This Glass House for Sale

Is living in a glass house as chic as it sounds? One way to find out is to buy one, and luckily for interested parties there's a heck of an option on …

University of Tennessee

There are no ‘barriers to entry’ –  The only thing stopping you is you

Do you want to know the surest way to fail? It’s to begin doing something, think you’re not succeeding, then give up and blame other people or …

Success

Definitive Proof That Modern Living Rooms Are Warm and Inviting

Although modern décor isn't usually associated with words like "warm" and "inviting," we're on a mission to officially put the contemporary "cold" …

Living Rooms

The Most Jaw Dropping Airport Lounge in the World

Airports and airline lounges aren’t exactly known for their high design qualities and wellness-inspired features.<p>In a world where plane travel is as common as hopping on the bus, we expect to have a less-than-ideal airport experience. We hardly bat an eye with extreme lines, hordes of travelers …

Airports

Hawaii's 'last princess' unfit to manage her $215 million trust, judge rules

Hawaii's 'last princess' has lost control of her $215 million (£165 million) trust after a judge in Honolulu ruled she does not have sufficient mental capacity to manage the fund.<p>Abigail Kawānanakoa, 92, has been involved in a contentious legal battle for almost a year after some of her staff …

Royal Family

Portuguese Street Artist Paints 3D Creature Graffiti And It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart (20+ Pics)

Talk about graffiti today and you'll find it has shed some of its old stigmas. In fact, the once rogue street art genre has been welcomed into the …

Baton Rouge

Floating homes that can withstand Category 4 hurricanes will soon become a reality

As Hurricane Florence makes it way across the Carolinas, millions of coastal residents have reason to be concerned about the structural integrity of their homes. Already, nearly 300,000 homes and businesses have lost power, and officials are reporting damage to property in Onslow County, North …

Sea Level

Mummified ice age wolf pup and caribou found in northern Canada

<b>The rare remains of an ice-age wolf pup and a caribou will offer insights about life in Canada's far north more than 50,000 years ago, scientists say.</b><p>The creatures were discovered with intact hair, skin, and muscle tissue.<p>They were found in 2016 by miners near Dawson City in the Yukon territory, …

Ice Age