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The Board Games of the Year – Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition

<i>2016 turned out to be one of the biggest years for board games. We saw some of our favorite developers hit the shelves yet again with a couple of</i> …

Board Games

Levitating DIY Cloud Light Brings “Storm” Into Your Room

Clouds have been always attracting our attention with their power and unique shapes, and how many of us have dreamed about bringing it inside the …

Make a Tasty Weed-Infused Honey With Only Three Ingredients

A drizzle of honey in a cup of tea can sweeten up your favorite soothing beverage, but a drizzle of <i>weed-infused</i> honey can really enhance the relaxing …

Alan Watts on the most important realization you can come to about life

If you haven’t heard of Alan Watts, he was a famous philosopher, speaker and writer on mindfulness, Buddhism and eastern philosophy. Coming from …

Ask A Witch: How To Manifest Dreams Into Reality

Tips for the new witch<p><i>In ”Ask a Witch,” Gabriela Herstik answers your questions about channeling ancient wisdom in the modern age. From spellcraft to finding your path, explore what it means to be a millennial witch. If you have a question about all things magickal, contact Herstik on Twitter via</i> …

Start Your Own Natural Beauty Movement With These Three Recipes

We teamed up with Plant Makeup for the ultimate DIY cosmetics<p>We can’t deny that today’s beauty industry can be a bit scary at times. With so many brands filling their products with “mystery ingredients” (which may end up being toxic carcinogens) or testing on animals, we have to be wary of what we …

10 Weird Lesser-Known Genetics Facts That Will Amaze You

With the great discoveries of the 20th century was that of the role of DNA in heritability and the maintenance of life. Each of our cells contains …

There's A Rogue Black Hole Streaking Through the Universe

It’s never a good day when you find yourself naked and alone, streaking through an unfamiliar neighborhood. But that’s the reality for a black hole …

Universe

The dog training strategies that work on kids

There’s a lot we can learn from dogs, from how to improve our sense of smell to how to be empathic.<p>But the learning curve extends even further to how we approach our children. Dogs and kids, it turns out, are surprisingly similar creatures. “Researchers have shown that dogs hijack our oxytocin loop …

Self Control

Why This Multimillion Dollar Pet Food Company Won't Sell to PetSmart or Petco

The Honest Kitchen has achieved a 30 percent year-over-year revenue growth rate in 14 years in the pet food market.<p><i>The Honest Kitchen was ranked in the 2016 Entrepreneur 360™, our annual list of the best entrepreneurial companies in the U.S. Founder and CEO Lucy Postins will make an appearance on a</i> …

Pets

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

There's a common misconception that trust is something that builds gradually — that the only person you could possibly reveal personal information to …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Consciousness

Planet Earth 2 will be like no nature doc seen before, says David Attenborough

The trailer for Sir David Attenborough’s <i>Planet Earth II</i> was nothing short of jaw-dropping, featuring footage of sloths swimming, monkeys leaping …

Nature

A graphic history of sex: ‘There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned’

Changes in sexuality over time have made the modern family what it is. What next? Homa Khaleeli asks the authors of a groundbreaking graphic guide, The Story of Sex<p>Philip Larkin famously announced that sexual intercourse began in 1963 (“Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban / And the Beatles’ …

Books

'World's prettiest dog' becomes social media sensation because of her gorgeous hair

Tea the Afghan Hound has been named the world's prettiest dog by adoring fans who love her luscious locks.<p>The 'supermodel' dog from Sydney became an overnight social media sensation due to her glossy hair.<p>She is a highly decorated show dog and well-admired in those circles but had never before …

World's largest pitbull has puppies which could be worth $100,000 each

Hulk, the largest pitbull in the world, weighs a whopping 12 stone, and his puppies are predicted to reach a similar heft when they are fully grown.<p>His not-so-tiny offspring are being trained as guard dogs, and could be worth as much as $100,000 (£81,762.81) each.<p>The dogs become hugely valuable if …

U.S. quietly lifts medical embargo on Cuba, opening floodgates for new drugs | Fox News

While much of the country has been excited about a recent rule change allowing Americans to buy as much Cuban rum and cigars as they want, the medical community has been trumpeting the easing of the Cuban embargo for a different reason.<p>Last week, the Obama administration quietly lifted obstacles to …

Cuba

Mystery of 40ft whale found on Norfolk beach as experts say it is 'rare' to find species in North Sea

A rare fin whale has mysteriously washed up on a beach in Norfolk.<p>The 40ft whale was already dead when it was brought onto shore at Holkham beach on Thursday afternoon.<p>Experts said it is unclear how the whale may have reached the area, as fin whales are not usually found in the North Sea.<p>Dr Ben …

North Sea

Why Did Snakes Lose Their Legs? Scientists Blame A Switch For The Sonic Hedgehog

A pair of University of Florida researchers says they know why snakes no longer walk the Earth: The enhancer of a gene known as the Sonic hedgehog …

11 Secrets of Wildlife Photographers

There is something about seeing a wild animal—a stalking tiger, soaring hawk, splashing whale, or slithering snake—that captivates the imagination. …

Are We Looking For Aliens In All The Wrong Ways?

A little over 80 years ago, humanity first began broadcasting radio and television signals with enough power that they should leave Earth’s atmosphere and progress deep into interstellar space. If someone living in a distant star system were keeping a vigilant eye out for these signals, they would …

Universe

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

The 2008 financial crisis echoed the Stuart dynasty economic fallout<p>13 min ago11:01 a.m. April 5, 2018<p>There’s a limit to how much people trust the …

Mergers & Acquisitions

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that …

Alzheimer's Disease

Iceland's Latest Renewable Energy Project Is So Badass

Iceland, land of elves and shark meat delicacies, is proving to be far more inventive than the rest of us when it comes to new energy technologies. …

Ancient Drugs Unearthed In Istanbul: Archaeologists In Turkey Find 1,400 Year Old Antidepressants And Heart Disease Medications

An archaeological dig in Istanbul yielded the largest ever collection of ancient medicine, including drugs for heart disease and depression. Seven …

DIY Projects: Build A Handsome, Sturdy And Affordable Log Cabin

Mankind’s preference for living in structures made of natural timbers is longstanding and well documented. One story from the rich folklore of log …

Pixar's New Short Film Is Definitely Not For Kids

It's pretty dark.<p>The beauty of Pixar films is that although they're targeted at children, there's usually something in it for larger humans too, as was the case with features like <i>Up</i>, <i>Toy Story</i>, and <i>Finding Nemo,</i> but we've always wanted to know what an actual adult-themed animation from them would …

Animation

I took a $30 test that told me if I had 'superhero' genes — and it was by far the most fun test I've taken

I've done ones that told me where my ancestors came from, ones that tried to advise me how to eat and exercise, and of course, 23andMe's test.<p>But until now, I hadn't come across one that would tell me if I had "superpowers."<p>So, when I heard about Orig3n, a biotech company that offers such a test, I …

Genetics