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7 Inexpensive Alternatives to Subway Tile for Your Kitchen

White subway tile backsplashes are elegant, they're classic, and... they're everywhere. If you're a little tired of the look, or you just want …

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life in 2017 | Inc.com

Now that the holiday craziness has finally quieted down and we are settling back into our daily routines, it's the perfect opportunity to make this your best year of all time.<p>It might seem like a pipe dream, but it is within your grasp to create radical change this very year. That it's possible has …

Self-improvement

Most People's Friendships Fall Into One of Three Categories

Making friends can be complicated (especially when science tells us that one out of two friendships is one-sided). But research from Dartmouth …

Elasticity

Psychology explains how Trump won by making white men feel like victims

Basic anxieties often overwhelm rationality. As leftists and many members of the establishment Republican base reel in the wake of the US election results, an explanation through the lens of threat psychology may be useful.<p>Simply put, Donald Trump’s campaign appealed to the needs of working-class …

Psychology

Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn

Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the "we need more" news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing …

Blood Tests

People Can be Truly Unbiased - Fact or Myth?

Can People be Unbiased?<p>People can’t be truly unbiased; we are hardwired with bias and create bias constantly as part of the natural neurological …

Critical Thinking

The New Rules Of Interior Design | GQ

Enough with squeaky-clean lines and sterile surfaces. It's time to turn those blank canvases into something that makes your house look like a human being actually lives there (and one with an amazing design sense).<p>Blow Up Your Kitchen: Destroy, de-think & deconstruct<p>My wife and I recently bought a …

Donald Trump: In Your Heart You Know He’s Nuts

Who can determine if a candidate is clinically unfit for office? History shows the cost of waiting too long to find out.<p>By the time a country finds …

Sigmund Freud

Robert Reich: Bernie Sanders is 'Leading a Movement' Against Money in Politics

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, is feeling the Bern.<p>On Monday, he told Yahoo’s Katie Couric that his …

This Website Shows You Which Scenes in Movies Based on a True Story Are Actually True

Films that are “based on a true story” obviously take some liberties with the truth. They have to be interesting! But have you ever wondered which …

Architecture Students Design Sustainable Low-Income Homes That Can Be Built for $20K

The architecture students at Auburn University's Rural Studio prove that well-designed homes can still be affordable, thanks to their initiative called the 20K Project. The undergraduate program advocates for social justice through architecture, and to demonstrate this, students have created …

Architecture

What It Takes To Lead An Extraordinary Life

<i>Originally appeared on my self-improvement</i> <i>blog</i><i>.</i><p>Who doesn’t like adventure and sense of exceptionality in life? If an average existence of a typical …

Motivation

How to be human: am I in love with my friend?

<i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at</i> <b>askleah@theverge.com</b> <i>and</i></i> …

Relationships

Spirituality

Articles on Spirituality<p>Author Doris Cohen’s subtitle for Dreaming on Both Sides of the Brain is “Discover the Secret Language of the Night.” This is …

Breathless: Are You Having an Emotional Affair?

When I imagine an affair, a few things come to mind: steamy sex, clandestine hotel rooms, raunchy texts, scandal, the population of France—it’s all very cinematic. But betrayal can be far less impressive than all that. In our increasingly connected world, defining what is and isn’t cheating is …

Relationships

Are You Smoking Marijuana Too Often?

Hey, it's possible to overdo any good thing, even getting high! Responsible cannabis use involves setting some boundaries and sometimes saying no. Recreational marijuana should enhance one's life, not muffle or hobble it. All things are not best experienced high!<p>We all have different lifestyles and …

15 Constellations Every Man Should Know (And How to Find Them) | The Art of Manliness

“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,<br>Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”<br>― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,</i> …

Sam Harris: Can Psychedelics Help You Expand Your Mind?

<b>Sam Harris:</b> Well many people ask me about the virtues of psychedelics because I’ve written about this on my blog and in my book Waking Up. And they …

Psychedelia

The Trip Planners

The unusual couple behind an online encyclopedia of psychoactive substances.<p>You can’t tell a great deal about the Web site Erowid from its home page. A tagline reads, “Documenting the Complex Relationship Between Humans & Psychoactives.” This text is surrounded by photographs: a cactus, a cannabis …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Philosophy and Fallout 4: what's the appeal of the post-apocalypse?

If you’re ever stuck for an ice-breaker at a party, you may as well try asking what everyone’s zombie survival guide is. You’ll get some surprising …

The Buddha Part II: What He Got Right and What He Got Wrong

There are many elements of Gautama's philosophy that are compelling and useful, but some of his main ideas are antiquated and riddled with irreconcilable contradictions (such as soulless rebirth and blissful equanimity). It's worthwhile separating what he got right from what he got wrong.<p><b>What did</b> …

10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

We all desire to have a relationship that is filled with happiness, joy, and -- most importantly -- love.<p>Unfortunately, for many of us, we've been exposed to so many unhealthy relationships in our lives that we don't know what a truly healthy relationship even looks and feels like. So here are 10 …

Sitting at a bar with my friend awhile back & he asked when the hell I was going to propose to my GF. “I’m just not sure what to get first, a puppy or a ring. I think she'd be equally as excited about either” I said. We both looked at each and in unison s

Meet Ava May, waiting patiently at a bench me and my fiance sat at on our second date two years before.<p>...notice the ring on her collar.<p>Obviously my …