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When is the best time to buy Thanksgiving and Christmas airfares?

It's not crazy to be making winter holiday travel plans in August. Those who buy airline tickets for<p>Christmastimetravel during the week of Aug. 10 could save almost 19%, according to online travel website Skyscanner.<p>Using that same purchase window, you could save 5.5% on<p>Thanksgivingairfares and …

Travel Deals

Standing desks make children better students

The question of “is sitting the next smoking” has been raised by many health experts in the past few months. Many ailments, including diabetes and heart disease, are known to be connected to an inactive lifestyle.<p>However, most of this attention has been focused on adult office workers and the …

Pedagogy

This Is the Best Beach Towel Hack You’ve Ever Seen

When heading to the beach or a pool party, there are a few ways to distinguish your style — you can wear a chic floppy hat, a flowy cover-up, some dazzling sunnies or a DIY bathing suit. Carry your book, sunscreen and water in a beach tote, and the only fashion accessory you’re missing is a towel. …

Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

The average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird!<p>According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.<p>Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others …

The Brain

Could a Robot Write the Perfect Pop Song?

Probably not. But that doesn't mean the pop star of the future is going to be a human.<p>Grab some blank sheet music. Choose a key (a major key, preferably). Set your tempo at something moderate, 4/4 time. Write a melody, a chorus, and a bridge, with each line getting eight bars. Add lyrics about a …

Photographer Takes Incredible Self Portraits Posed in Vast Landscapes

Photographer Nicholas Roemmelt reminds us just how big and beautiful our world is with his ongoing series of breathtaking self portraits. Based in Austria, the 40-year-old is lucky enough to have nature that's easily accessible from his backyard. He'll hike the nearby mountain and insert himself …

Photography

Top 12 Project Management Platforms for Startups Outsourcing Development

Looking for the right project development platform for your startup? Here's 12 of the best project management platforms out there.

Project Management

The ONE Technique You Need to Know to Make Beautiful Paper Flower Crowns

We’ve been around the block with DIY blooms, so we know that paper flowers can be serious business — concerts, summer festivals, warm weather weddings and the list goes on. Making a beautiful paper flower is easier than it may look, so we wanted to create a beginner-friendly guide to help our …

How To Be More Productive And Eliminate Time Wasting Activities By Using The “Eisenhower Box”

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms …

Time Management

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Holistic Medicine

Understanding the Islamic State

Islamic State Militants in Raqqa, Syria<p>The rise of the Islamic State (IS) has fundamentally altered the reality of the contemporary Middle East. Part radical jihadists and part revolutionary government, IS, in the space of eighteen months, appears to have carved out a territorial domain comparable …

7 Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity | Inc.com

If you are a human being and have a job, it's likely that you've had to struggle with procrastination at one time or another. You're not alone, friends.<p>Even the most productive people can become stuck in a cycle of dilly-dallying, and proven methods to break free from the rut aren't cutting it. So …

Productivity

Science says hip-hop is the pinnacle of American music

They boiled it down to just three distinct periods in which a particular genre captured our ears and our hearts.<p>According to their findings, the genre that has the biggest impact is hip hop.<p>Press Association reports via Yahoo UK that the researchers - hailing from Queen Mary, University of London …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 Reasons a Pro Photographer Sometimes Regrets That Decision

Following your dream is not always easy. Actually, it’s never easy. To be frank, I think the only way you can achieve a dream goal is to leave …

Digital Photography

Home

How Data Can Forge a Stronger Bond with Your Board<p>Data belongs in everyone's hands<p>What's powering the growth of European Wax Center? Data.<p>Paying …

Leadership

How to Make a Garden Fountain Out Of, Well, Anything You Want

Introduction: How to Make a Garden Fountain Out Of, Well, Anything You Want<p>About: The Emmy Award winning This Old House is television's premier home …

Landscaping

7 Funky Photography Tricks and Ideas to Try Out

Looking for a new photo concept to try your hand at? The Cooperative of Photography just released this short video with 7 different photo tricks and …

The Earliest Known Photos of People Smiling

The following is a collection of some of the earliest known images of people smiling, starting with a pair of soldiers in the Mexican American War in …

The Gem-Like Turquoise Ice Found on Lake Baikal

Russian photographer Alexey Trofimov calls Lake Baikal “the gem that does not need to be cut.” It’s the oldest, largest, deepest, and clearest …

NASA Chief Scientist Is Sure We'll Find Alien Life Within 20 Years

The truth is out there<p>NASA is certain: We’re not alone in this universe.<p>Speaking at a public panel on Tuesday in Washington D.C., NASA scientists discussed the likelihood of finding organic life in our solar system. Given the surprising number of oceans residing throughout our celestial home, they …

Astronomy

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep

Blue light makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed.<p>The answer to the question "How'd you sleep?" has, for most of human history, been "not too well." Even before the advent of electric light, people slept two or three to a bed, next to a chamber pot, and …

YouTube targets music lovers and children to head off rivals

Streaming service Music Key and YouTube Kids app to counter popularity of rivals such as Google and Facebook<p>“We expected a deceleration of the business and it is actually accelerating,” said YouTube’s content boss Robert Kyncl this month, during an appearance at the Code/Media conference in …

Advertising

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

Vacation Relief for Workaholic Japanese Employees to Be Mandated by Law

College-educated and gainfully employed 36-year-old Eriko Sekiguchi should be a sought after friend or date, planning nights on the town and faraway …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? New Study Makes Temperature Connection

Zebras in warmer climates sport more stripes, perhaps to keep them cool or healthy.<p>A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but some zebras change their stripes. Zebras in warmer places have more stripes, a new study shows, which might help answer an age-old question: Why stripes?<p>The answer …

Zoology