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Mindfulness meditation helps fight insomnia, improves sleep

If you’ve ever crawled under the covers worrying about a problem or a long to-do list, you know those racing thoughts may rob you of a good night’s …

Mindfulness

Underwater drones map algae beneath Antarctic ice

Although the surface of Antarctica is almost completely white, a field of green and brown algae clings to the underside of the sea ice around the frozen continent.<p>Previously, this underwater forest of algae was accessible only to marine creatures or specially trained divers. But now, researchers …

A Swirling Vortex at Venus' South Pole

Here’s the latest view of the mass of swirling gas and clouds at Venus’ south pole. The Venus Express’s Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging …

New hope to avert climate catastrophe

Understanding global risks in our current, increasingly turbulent world is necessary if we are to forge a path towards resilient economic …

Read all about it! Kobo and G Adventures Reading List: Antarctica

Kobo and G Adventures have taken readers around the world and back again with our monthly reading lists. We’ve visited nearly every continent, and …

31 Times CBS Characters Reminded Us That Hats Are Where It's At

1/31<p>Why weave a basket when you can make a hat?<p>31 Times CBS Characters Reminded Us That Hats Are Where It's At<p>2/31<p>Shemar Moore knows a hat is key to …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

Vines Gone Wild: 10 Rooms with Creeping Greenery

What better backdrop to banish winter than an indoor jungle? Here are 10 of our favorite rooms where vines and climbers cover the walls like …

Landscaping

A Silicon Valley Banker Just Sold His Enormous Mansion With A Secret Bar For $25 Million

The sale price was a whopping $25 million, realtor Arthur Sharif, who represented Porter in the sale, confirmed with Business Insider exclusively.<p>"It's a historic home," Sharif told us. "It was never a question of whether we would get the price we wanted — it was about finding the right person. We …

Silicon Valley

Harold Hamm's $975 Million Divorce Check: First Rejected, Then Cashed, Now Taxed

Billionaire Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm wrote a $975 million personal check to his ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall this week. It was meant to settle a bitter divorce that’s been in the courts for several years. At first, she rejected it, saying she was appealing. Then she abruptly changed her …

SpaceX lands its rocket on a barge, but a reusable Falcon 9's still far off

"Close, but no cigar." That was how SpaceX founder Elon Musk described his company's first attempt at landing the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage on a barge in the middle of the ocean. To be clear, it wasn't a complete disaster: the first stage didn't disintegrate or crash into the water, but it did …

The Best Moments from the 2015 Golden Globes in GIFs

From**Emma Stone’**s eye-roll to <b>Louis C.K.</b> freaking out over <b>Prince,</b> here are the best moments in GIFs from last night’s Golden Globe Awards.<p>Emma Stone and her big eyes get a dig from hosts <b>Tina Fey</b> and <b>Amy Poehler.</b> Her reaction is very apropos.<p>Golden Globes Emma Stone<p><b>Steve Carell</b> does in fact look …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

Photography

Stars of yesteryear glam up for awards shows

Take a look back at the celebrities who've graced the red carpet during Hollywood's heyday

The Heartland’s best hits: top Kansas sights along I-70

This is the stuff road trips through Middle America are made of: slurping milkshakes at a Formica countertop in a diner that hasn’t changed since 1950, cruising by fields of sunflowers and amber waves of grain that stretch as far as the eye can see, and stopping at the quirky, always-superlative …

8 Ways To Cure Your Cold From Around The World

During cold and flu season, we praise modern medicine for giving us gifts such as cough syrup and ibuprofen. But nature has a lot to offer too; different cultures have been seeking out remedies in their surroundings for thousands of years, with ample time for trial-and-error.<p>In the hopes of easing …

Sinusitis

MLK's Effect on Today's Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

Civil Rights

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Sophia Loren, peeking out from behind a newspaper, 1964. See 19 photos of Loren shot by her good friend, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt: http://ti.me/1C9AdXF (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

6 Moments From "Fate" - Criminal Minds S10 E9

Criminal Minds: Season 9

24 Hot Guys in Great Suits

19/24<p>19. Shemar Moore<p>24 Hot Guys in Great Suits<p>18/24<p>18. Tom Selleck<p>24 Hot Guys in Great Suits<p>17/24<p>17. Five-0 Fabulous<p>24 Hot Guys in Great …

5 CBS Sync Facts From "The Boys of Sudworth Place" S10 E8

12 Moments From "The Boys of Sudworth Place" - Criminal Minds S10 E8

The Secret Reason "Criminal Minds" Looks Realistic

It's literally light bulbs. Behind the scenes of the Nov. 12 episode, "Hashtag." Mild spoilers for that episode.<p>Ffilip Bolton is the show's assistant chief lighting technician, and even though his job involves light bulbs, it's incredibly important because without those bulbs, <i>Criminal Minds</i> would …