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This One Trick Makes Google Maps Much More Useful

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Photographer Brings Beijing's Lost History Back To Life

Who knew that looking at beautiful photographs could double up as a history lesson?<p>Fascinated by Beijing's history, photographer Simon Song set out on a mission last year to teach his fellow citizens a history lesson.. albeit an aesthetically pleasing one.<p>Beijing's old city gates, which have …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Seeing the Trees Through the Forest: Vestiges of Ancient Woods

Photographer David Ellingsen’s family roots run deep. His relatives were some of the first European immigrants to settle Cortes Island, part of a small archipelago located a hundred miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1887.<p>“The forest really was our playground,” Ellingsen says of his …

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

This secret ingredient can help you score smoother skin, brighter teeth, and healthier-looking nails.<p>Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the …

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How To Get Serious About Reaching Your Goals This Year

Did you make a New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of January? Did you resolve to go to the gym, lose weight, make more money, save more money, or be less stressed? So how are you doing?<p>Don’t worry if your resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. You’re not alone. A FranklinCovey survey …

Winston Churchill: How a flawed man became a great leader

<b>On Thursday, the Magazine looked at the greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career. Here, the BBC's world affairs editor examines how an all-too-human politician became a great wartime prime minister.</b><p>In 2002 the BBC broadcast a series called 100 Greatest Britons. After each programme in …

Five schools of thought about where the world may be headed next

It has been 26 years since Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev stood before the United Nations General Assembly and used Woodrow Wilson's phrase "new world order" to describe the "profound social change" that was about to take place in the relations between the world's nations and their people. The …

Six ways to prepare for your contract work career

In the next 10 to 15 years, as many as half of North American professionals could be contract workers, meaning they earn income from a variety of organizations rather than working full time for one company. Given how quickly this trend is taking hold, and the fact that only a minority percentage of …

Nobelist Muhammad Yunus: Be A Go-Getter, Not A Job Getter

Muhammad Yunus, the founding father of "microcredit" and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, is in New York City this week to take part in the annual Clinton Global Initiative meetings.<p>Yunus, a Bangladeshi and founder of the Grameen Bank, which makes loans to people too poor to offer collateral in …

Trippy Time Lapse Of Tokyo Highways Will Overwhelm Your Senses

This film will take you from a typical night drive to a world of dazzling kaleidoscopic effects in less than three minutes.<p>Beginning as a typical …

Canadians are feeling the financial squeeze

Canadian workers are feeling pinched when it comes to their finances, with a growing number saying they are living paycheque to paycheque.<p>An annual survey of employees by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) shows more people are overwhelmed by their debt, are saving less and would face real …

Canadian university costs to rise 13 per cent over 4 years: report

Students will need deeper pockets to study at Canadian universities over the next four years with annual fees projected to rise 13 per cent on …

Faculty jobs are rare, but Canada still needs its PhDs

Flashback 20 years ago to little Janey's first day at kindergarten: She was bright-eyed and filled with dreams. She could be a scientist, a writer, a builder….<p>Fast-forward back to the present, for Janey's first day as a graduate student: Her eyes are now filled with dread and uncertainty about her …

Lindow Man: Gruesome discovery who became 'international celebrity'

<b>Thirty years ago, a peat cutter working in the Cheshire countryside spotted what he thought was a piece of wood trundling along a conveyor belt.</b><p>Tasked with the job of keeping the belt free of debris, he threw it away, but as it hit the ground, the dirt fell from it and the remains of a human leg …

The Shirk Report – Volume 246

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week …

The Lion King - Cute Kitten Version

(Video Link)<p>Nothing gets people singing Hakuna Matata quite like a good old fashioned Lion King reference, and when you combine the beloved 90s …

Oxymoron Desk by Anna Lotova stores stationery between cushioned layers

Russian designer Anna Lotova slotted two layers of foam beneath the surface of this wooden desk to create squishy spaces for storing stationery and …

MAD Envisions More 'Natural' Chinese Cities in the Future

Ma Yansong of MAD recently presented a 600,000 square meter urban design proposal for the city of Nanjing titled, "Shanshui Experiment Complex," at …