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Canada's ex-defence minister says Illuminati is real

Canada's former Minister of National Defence has claimed the Illuminati, a supposedly all-powerful group that runs world affairs and is at the heart …

Niall Ferguson

The Weirdest, Most Wonderful 2001: A Space Odyssey Secrets in the Stanley Kubrick Archive

A deep dive reveals all sorts of fascinating tidbits about the classic sci-fi film, from Vogue’s tie-in space pants to Kubrick’s most passive-aggressive communiqués.<p>While researching a piece for <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s 2018 Hollywood Issue on the making of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>—the …

Science Fiction

The Beatles in India: 16 Things You Didn't Know

A 'Lord of the Rings' movie pitch, the genesis of the White Album and other trivia from the band's historic stay in Rishikesh<p>By 1968, despite, or …

Transcendental Meditation

5 ways to find a cellphone number online

Ever get a call from a number that you do not recognize? Maybe it is a scammer pretending to work for Google or Facebook, or maybe you really have …

Identity Theft

Mac user? These 10 tricks will help you get more out of your machine

Mac users often know the ins and outs of their gear – after all, we’re generally talking about a passionate bunch who love their machine – but like most technology, it’s estimated we only use a small fraction of what a Mac can do.<p>If you’re like most, you stick to what you need, and don’t venture …

Operating Systems

How to set up Apple’s Health app to unlock its awesome fitness potential

If you think the Health app is just another pointless junk app that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, think again. Unlike Stocks, Compass or Tips, it is one of the few apps that Apple won’t let you delete. Set up the Apple Health app properly, and it becomes a powerful tool getting (or staying) …

Apps

Five Essential Apps for Your Mac

Apps designed for the Mac often don't get as much attention as apps for iOS, even though there are dozens of super useful, must-have Mac apps out there.<p>In our latest YouTube video, we took a look at five of the most useful Mac apps that may have gone under your radar. If you don't already own these …

Apps

WATCH: This is the Secret to Making Bakery-Worthy Bread at Home

Baking bread might seem intimidating, especially if you’re a novice baker. But it’s not as hard as you might think—and making a loaf of homemade …

Country Lifestyle

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

This bumpy crossing on Lake Tahoe will make you feel sick

Prepare to feel very seasick.<p>This is the moment a boat attempted to cross the choppy waters of Lake Tahoe Nevada as a storm was approaching.<p>The …

Weather

Jeep filmed defying gravity by driving up vertical cliff

<b>This is the astonishing moment a Jeep scales an enormous cliff without any help.</b><p>The 4X4 appears to defy the laws of gravity as it effortlessly drives …

Boats

This Is the Etiquette of Seat Reclining

While it may seem like a small thing, seat reclining can actually be a serious stressor on flights. In an ideal world, passengers would have ample …

Country Lifestyle

11 alternatives to touristy New York attractions

Don’t be seduced by hop-on, hop-off buses and promises of a once-in-a-lifetime trip: If you’re going to all the most touristy attractions in NYC, it …

Staten Island

The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

How To: 16 Tips to Help You Master Gboard for iPhone

Gboard is one of the best third-party keyboards available for iPhones, but you probably don't know everything you need to know about it to become a …

Apps

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

The data shows a clear path.<p>When it comes to selecting a job or career, the usual advice is to love what you do. In fact, given all the talk about …

Jim Carrey

Moms Are LOVING This 4-Minute Clip That Calms Down Angry Kids

There are plenty of resources for teaching mindfulness to moms, but it's an equally beneficial practice for children. Which is why we are loving this …

Mindfulness

5 Signs That Instantly Identifies Someone With Bad Leadership Skills

If you work for such a manager, it may be time to move on.<p>Whenever I speak at events across the country, I break down leadership to its most basic and practical form: It's about meeting the needs of people and developing them to their fullest potential.<p>When employees don't get the tools, training, …

Leadership

If a nuclear weapon is about to explode, here's what a safety expert says you can do to survive

When Hawaii's ballistic-missile-threat system blared an alert across the state on January 13, many people didn't know where to go, what to do, or whether they could even survive a nuclear attack.<p>The alert sowed confusion, fear, and, pandemonium — especially among tourists— in the 38 minutes before …

North Korea

A hotel booking site has revealed the things you should always ask for at hotel check-in to get 5-star treatment without paying for it

Staying in a nice hotel is a rare luxury for most of us, meaning that you'll want to make the most of it when you do.<p>With this in mind, travel experts at Hotels.com have shared some tips and tricks for scoring lesser-known freebies or upgrades that'll make your stay that little bit more …

Hospitality

Buddhist monk ‘still smiling’ two months after his death

These incredible images show a deceased Buddhist monk, apparently smiling two months after his death.<p>Revered monk Luang Phor Pian died aged 92 on …

Buddhism

6 Meeting Hacks (And 1 Weird Tip) That Instantly Boost Your Credibility

Sales demo? VC pitch? Don't let your big opportunity turn into a massive waste of time.<p>This is it: the Big Meeting. You've brought a conference room's worth of people together to make an important decision, close that huge sale, or kick off a new strategic initiative. Trouble is, most of these …

Leadership

These are the best apps you've probably never heard of

Have you ever wondered what products or apps you’re missing out on? It’s easy to find the most popular ones in a particular category—but what about the hidden gems? One of Product Hunt’s community members David Spinks has the same question. So, he asked other users: <i>What’s one app you use a lot that</i> …

Apps

Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript pieced together and deciphered

Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century after their discovery, an Israeli university has said.<p>The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been …

Archaeology

50+ Hilarious Conversations That People Overheard In New York And Decided They’re Too Good Not To Share

When you live in the city, sometimes it's impossible to hide your ears from private conversations. A fittingly named Instagram account called …

Viral

Shock video of ‘Bigfoot’ roaming in Canadian wilderness sparks claims mysterious beast is REAL

<b>The mystery of Bigfoot has been causing a stir for hundreds of years.</b><p>One of the first discoveries of Bigfoot was back in 1811 when British explorer …

Nature

Does the Mind Exist?

Does the mind exist if you can’t measure it? What is consciousness? Why are we here? These questions make for good goop water cooler talk (see our …

Consciousness

Scientists Discover 215 Miles Of Underwater Subterranean Caverns In Mexico With 12,000-Year-Old Maya Artifacts

After 10 years of spectacularly difficult work, scientists working with the Great Maya Aquifer Project have just been rewarded with the discovery of …

Archaeology

American Heart Association Says Meditation May Reduce Heart Disease

The American Heart Association has released a statement recommending meditation as a way to potentially reduce the risk of heart disease.<p>The American …

Cardiovascular System

Broccoli Kills The Stem Cells That Make Cancers Immortal

<b>This is an important review of one of the most amazing findings of our time — broccoli extract was found to kill the “beating heart” of cancerous</b> …

Cancer