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Norway Is the 'World's Best Democracy' — We Asked Its People Why

<i>The United States was downgraded to a "flawed democracy" in a recent index that examined 167 countries. NBC News traveled to the world's top-ranked democracy, Norway, to ask them how it's done.</i><p>OSLO, Norway — A look of puzzled amusement creeps across Aurora Aven's face when asked if she plans to …

George W. Bush

I tried this trippy healing modality for mental clarity—and still can’t believe how it made me feel

A few years ago, a friend told me about an underground breathwork circle she’d attended in Venice Beach—back when breathwork outside of yoga studios</i> …

New York City

The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using Android

With everyone from local scammers to government agencies trying to get hands on your data, there’s never been a better time to beef up your privacy …

Get This VPN and Keep Government Spies Out of Your Hair

Secure your online activity and personal information.<p>The revelations about the NSA's blanket surveillance program are rightfully terrifying, which makes online security a top priority in these uncertain times. This Private Internet Access VPN provides world-class encryption to keep you safe, and …

The G.O.P.’s Health Care Death Spiral

Last week, President-elect Donald J. Trump called Obamacare “a complete and total disaster,” and pushed for a swift repeal of the Affordable Care Act and a replacement within weeks. But at the moment, there is no workable replacement. So what happens to the individual insurance market — whose …

Health Care

10 Essentials for an Overlanding Trip

The absolute must-haves when you drive into the backcountry.<p>There is nothing quite like heading out in a 4x4 on a trip that's more about the journey than the destination. Days are spent wandering through remote backcountry, while nights pass camping under the stars.<p>Overlanding also requires …

How to Keep Your Personal Info Off This Creepy Genealogy Website

Here's how to opt out of FamilyTreeNow.com.<p>You've probably never heard of FamilyTreeNow.com — but it likely has a shocking amount of your personal information posted for everyone on the Internet to see. The genealogy website is free to use and all you have to do is type in a person's name and up …

Genealogy

President Barack Obama Slams 'Repeal And Delay' Approach To Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama is on a roll when it comes to publishing journal articles. A day after his epic 56-page article on criminal justice reform for Harvard Law Review dropped, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published his short essay about the perils of the GOP’s plan to repeal …

Health Care

Creating Marbled Paper Is a Delicate and Beautiful Process

It's also kind of trippy.<p>Paper marbling produces some astounding colorful images, and it's a painting technique thats remained mostly for centuries. But just because it's old doesn't mean it's simple.<p>The process of creating marbled images is actually incredibly complex, and it's almost as beautiful …

17 Reasons Why the White Russian Is the *Best* Winter Cocktail

When it comes to seasonal sips, the White Russian is the bee’s knees in the winter. You may gravitate toward warm ciders and coffee cocktails when the weather turns frosty, but nothing warms the soul quite like a creamy White Russian. Just ask The Dude! The best thing about them is that the base is …

Chai

Readers' Poll: 10 Best Movies of 2016

See what movie managed to top 'La La Land,' 'Hell or High Water,' 'Moonlight' and 'Deadpool'<p>By<p>7. 'Hell or High Water'<p>Jeff Bridges has the ability to …

Diamond Fork Hot Spring

Reviewed by<br>juke<p>1 Review<br>• 0 Helpful<p>March 04, 2014<p>My favorite hot pots around! The hike is beautiful and offers the perfect reward when you get to the …

10 Must-have apps that travellers shouldn’t live without

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share7<p>+11<p>Shares 33<p>There’s an app for just about everything, whether it’s finding the perfect vacation, accessing an easy transit guide …

Yale Neuroscientists Can Now Determine Human Intelligence Through Brain Scans

Do you feel like you were born to do something? There is just a certain skill like playing an instrument or sport, or a certain subject, like math, …

Twist on this classic Thanksgiving side

Asparagus and I weren't even on speaking terms. I was rude and would walk quickly by any time I saw it displayed in the produce department or served in a buffet. I'm now ashamed of my previous conduct and extend my sincerest apologies to this vegetable I hated much of my life. I'm so thankful my …

AOL

Gear Closet: Hydrapak Stash Water Bottle

As a frequent traveler, I'm always looking for ways that I can shed weight from my pack without sacrificing functionality. Often that comes from …

Camping

How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health, with Dr Emeran Mayer

<b>Emeran Mayer:</b> The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last …

Neuroscience
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

1. Use a 'decoy' option to get people to buy your product<p>In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old</i> …

Psychology

The 15 Best Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: April 11th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

Entertainment

What You Need to Know About Palawan, the "Best Island in the World"

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named "Best Island in the World" by the …

WATCH: Here’s An Amazing Aerial Video of the Philippines to Pick Up Your Mood

Is the day not treating you well?<p>Itching to wander and have a dose of vitamin sea?<p>While you’re stuck in the office and can’t do this now, here’s an …

Watch a Regular Tool Become a Viking Battle Axe

Why settle for an ordinary ax?<p>So you've got an axe. Well done. But why settle for a regular old axe when you could make yourself a battle axe, Viking-style?<p>Steve, a twenty-year old in Australia and proprietor of the YouTube channel Miller Knives, likes working with knives and axes and putting the …

Build Your Very Own Parabolic Mirror for Fiery Fun

A no-frills backyard fire starter.<p>A parabolic mirror has one optical trick that makes it so fun and useful: The vast majority of light that hits the mirror is focused on a single point. This makes parabolic mirrors useful for things like radar dishes, telescopes, and solar reflectors. Youtuber …

Build a Wireless Charger for Your Phone

This elegant charging solution is convenient and lessens the wear and tear on your phones port and cables.<p>We've seen inductive charging take over power tools, but it's still not standard among mobile devices despite its convenience and ease of use. You could buy a third-party inductive charger, but …

The 6 Best Rugged Work Boots You Can Buy

And they're all made in the USA.<p>Work boots are the one of the most important pieces of protective gear you can wear for any project. The days of heavy and bulky boot construction are gone, and have been replaced with comfortable footwear that can be worn all day without fatigue setting in. …

Watch How Easy It Is to Build a Jet Propane Torch

A jet propane torch can be assembled with a few fittings and parts borrowed from a welder and gas grill.<p>Setting up your own metal foundry starts with a propane torch. Using gas fittings and a few pipes, you can build your own high temperature torch that's supplied by a basic propane tank.<p>The Make …

Ingenious Wooden Contraption Lets You Play Guitar Without Learning

The Chordelia makes playing guitar as easy as pulling a lever.<p>Do you want to play guitar, but find mashing the chords with your fingers to be painful and frustrating? Then the Chordelia Chord-Making Machine might just be for you.<p>The beautiful device is handmade in a little workshop in West Cork, …

This New Drug Is Super Effective at Clearing Up Severe Psoriasis, Trials Find

Amazing!<p>Psoriasis shows itself as red and blotchy skin (often around the elbows and knees) and is caused by an abnormal build-up of skin cells. Its …

Medicine