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The world's 15 most peaceful countries – which nation has been number one for seven years?

European Travel

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

Hiking

7 Netflix Original Movies That Are Worth Seeking Out

The streaming giant doesn't always make it easy to find the gems in its catalog, but that doesn't mean we can't help you dig them up.<p>Last week, in …

Filmmaking

This weed company grows pot for your specific moods

Green Crack. Cat Piss. Blueberry Lambsbread. Alaskan Thunder Fuck.<p>Sure, names of cannabis strain can be fun, but they're also ridiculous, confusing, …

Survivors, mourners mark liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp

Speakers emphasized the near to protect democratic values and European unity at the memorial event. The labor camp in eastern Germany was liberated …

11 best state parks in California

1. Malibu Creek, Calabasas<p>This is the former site of the 20th Century Fox studios’ location ranch, where they filmed the TV show M*A*S*H. There are …

5 simple steps this woman took to lose 145 pounds

After years of mindless eating and enjoying frequent drinks with coworkers, Jamie Lanigan realized her weight had ballooned and she carried almost 400 pounds on her 5-foot-9-inch frame. But thanks to a lunch club and an exercise routine, she’s lost 145 pounds and expects to shed more.<p>“My end goal …

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant Oscar-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix UK...<p>Struggling to find a movie on …

Titanic

Meet the First Digital Ghost, Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

When her friend died, this artificial intelligence developer used chat to bring him back.<p>This Halloween, you can come "face-to-face" with the digital ghost of Roman Mazurenko, thanks to an artificial intelligence chatbot built by his close friend, entrepreneur Eugenia Kuyda.<p>Roman died in a car …

33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

James Altucher reveals 3 habits holding you back from becoming a millionaire

On the Quora thread "What are the biggest obstacles to becoming a millionaire?" author, blogger, and podcaster James Altucher shared some of the habits he's encountered that hold people back from becoming millionaires, both in his own life and in the lives of the millionaires he's met and …

Self-improvement

NASA is making a robotic spacecraft that can refuel satellites

NASA has not only given the Restore-L mission its seal of approval, it has also zeroed in on its first potential client: government-owned satellite Landsat 7. The mission's goal is to develop and launch a robotic spacecraft, which can refuel and do maintenance work on satellites already in orbit, …

Museums

This Packing Hack Lets You Avoid Paying Airline Baggage Fees

All you need are hair ties and some Ziploc bags.<p>I've got six weddings on the schedule this year, which means 2016 is going to be tight financially with all the bachelorette parties, wedding gifts, shower gifts, dresses — you get it. So, when I was booking a flight for my best friend's bachelorette …

Spirit Airlines

The Story Behind The U.S. Military’s Decision To Cut Ties With ‘Independence Day’

Ahead of the July 2, 1996 release of <i>Independence Day</i>, trailers and television commercials emphasized the disaster movie’s massive alien ships, explosions and other spectacular visuals above all other elements. Why? To put as many warm bodies in theater seats as possible. The marketing magic worked, …

Film Industry

Trailer: Ewan McGregor’s ‘American Pastoral’ Directorial Debut

Ewan McGregor has made his directorial debut with “American Pastoral,” an adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel that he was originally only meant to star in. The newly released trailer sets a high bar, to the point where even SlashFilm notes that it doesn’t look “like an actor’s typical debut film.” …

The 1 Thing That Will Make You a Great Communicator

Good communication isn't rocket science. There's 1 thing you can do to make sure your message cuts through the noise and makes an impact.<p>"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." --George Bernard Shaw<p>We've all read and listened to communication experts …

Leadership

Why Chicago Is Becoming The Country’s Urban Farming Capital

With a cornucopia of new ag startups, from rooftop greenhouses to high-tech vertical farms, the city’s growing agriculture movement is looking to deliver fresh produce even in the coldest Chicago winter.<p>When you walk into Farmed Here’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Bedford Park, a sleepy …

Urban Agriculture

California Has Too Much Solar Power -- And That's a Good Thing

Image source: SolarCity.<p>No business wants to create a solution in search of a problem, particularly in the slow-changing energy industry. Instead, businesses want to find solutions for problems that exist and create ways to make money off their solutions.<p>Enter the exigent problem California is …

Solar Power

Two black holes are defying the limits of science

Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates much faster than currently established limits would allow -- so fast, in fact, that the gas is …

BEST JOB EVER: This airline wants to pay people to travel for free and put it all on Snapchat

The Icelandic budget airline will pay for its selected "SnapTravelers" to visit four of its 28 destinations— which include Barcelona, Copenhagen, Warsaw, San Francisco, and more — over three months, from June to August.<p>Flights, hotels, and activities will all be covered by WOW Air, Travel + Leisure …

Copenhagen

Never Forget: Russell Frederick’s Photographs of Proud Black Brooklyn

Russell Frederick’s pictures of Bedford-Stuyvesant show the Brooklyn neighborhood’s thrumming black culture, before the effects of gentrification …

Disarm

What Causes Love to Go Away?

Q<p>What does it take to sustain a happy and successful relationship/marriage?<p>A<p>Although the differences between men and women have been much emphasized, …

Solar Panels Grown On The Moon Could Power The Earth

A far-out plan to create swarms of self-replicating solar panel satellites<p>"Global warming is the greatest challenge our species will face in the next 100 years," says Justin Lewis-Weber.<p>Currently a high school senior in California, Lewis-Weber has just published a paper in the journal <i>New Space</i> with …

Watch Emma Watson beatbox for Lin-Manuel Miranda's rap on gender equality

<i>Hamilton</i> goes to Hogwarts; cue muggle freakout.<p>It's a well-known fact that <i>Hamilton</i> star Lin-Manuel Miranda is a wizard of freestyle. So to celebrate …

Michigan State's Jalen Watts-Jackson wouldn't change a thing

Even now, more than two months after his starring role in one of the most incredible endings in college football history, it's difficult for Jalen …

German man who refused to give Hitler Nazi salute

August Landmesser refused to do the "Sieg Heil" salute during a Nazi rally at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg on June 13, 1936. Wikipedia/Amanda Macias/Business Insider<p>Adopted by the Nazi Party in the 1930s, Hitler's infamous "sieg heil" (meaning "hail victory") salute was mandatory for all …

Adolf Hitler