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Amazon, Dell, and 23 more companies that will let you work from anywhere

<b>• In 2016, about 43% percent of Americans worked from home at least once in a while, according to Gallup.</b><p><b>• FlexJobs recently released a list of the best companies when it comes to telecommuting.</b><p><b>• The companies are from a range of industries and include some big names like Amazon and Hilton.</b><p>Being …

People say this optical illusion with 2 dots is blowing their minds

This optical illusion will have you questioning what's right in front of you.<p>This illusion posted on Reddit by user d023n involves flashing dots that strobe onscreen — the only question is, how many?<p>Are we looking at four dots flashing? Or are we seeing two dots moving around? To me, it looks like …

Nintendo announces raft of new and retro titles for Switch (plus new Mario outfits)

The Switch is getting a bevy of new games that should appeal to a broad variety of players, Nintendo announced today in one of its “Direct” videos. A new Mario Tennis game, updates to Odyssey, some classics and indies and, perhaps most unexpectedly, Dark Souls: Remastered.<p>The deepest fan-pleaser …

Don't Set Up an LLC Without Doing This 1 Thing | Inc.com

You're starting a new business. Your friend told you to set up a limited liability company (LLC). So you set one up and opened up a bank account. You're ready to dive in. But you forgot one thing--how is the LLC taxed? It seems your friend forgot to mention this part.<p>Understanding LLC taxation can …

Retirement

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

9 Signs You're Not Fully Present In Your Life, According To Experts

I used to roll my eyes whenever someone talked about mindfulness. Then, I realized that basically every problem I had came down to not being mindful. …

Mindfulness

New erectile dysfunction gel is literally dynamite

Researchers have come up with a dynamite solution for tackling impotence — a gel containing the explosive nitroglycerin.<p>In trials, rubbing on a …

This Common Painkiller Could Be Negatively Affecting Male Fertility

Here's what you need to know.<p>Male fertility could be at a tipping point. Last year, scientists discovered sperm counts in western countries had …

Biomedicine

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Prisma passes 50 million downloads on the Play Store

It may seem far in the past now, but the craze surrounding Prisma was extraordinary. It became available on the Play Store to everyone in late July …

The Restaurant Trick That Most Home Cooks Are Afraid to Try

This week, our team encountered an old school trick that is commonly practiced in professional kitchens, but makes a lot of home cooks cringe. In a …

Kitchens

What sugar does to your brain

To tell the story of what sugar does to your brain, you have to start with the thought that triggers your need for a hit of sweetness.<p>It often …

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

Pets

100 Documentaries Every Guy Must See

Documentaries are created to open the viewers’ eyes to certain issues, most of the time controversial. Sometimes, they are filmed to preserve …

George Harrison

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are some of my favorites that will be released in the next few months.<p>(If you see a few books you like, consider pre-ordering instead of waiting until the …

Stephen King

The one thing nutritionists want you to stop eating in 2018

Can you become healthier this new year simply by cutting out one thing from your diet? We posed the question to six leading nutritionists and received a range of interesting responses. Some of their choices are no brainers, while others are more surprising, and some highlight the importance of …

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.<p>That’s why …

Biology

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

This Simple Practice Will Help You Be More Happy and Productive | Inc.com

Has this ever happened to you? You sit down to work on an important project with a looming deadline and suddenly, without warning, your mind slinks off to some other place as if slipping out the back door of a bad meeting. Before you know it, an hour has passed and you can't remember how, or where, …

Mindfulness

The Most-Read WIRED Science Stories of 2017

Back at the start of the summer, WIRED science writer Megan Molteni dropped a bomb: "The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading." The …

These are 7 of the hottest startups that launched in 2017

But the problems faced by the founders, investors, and managers of companies such as Uber, Snap, and Blue Apron hasn't dissuaded other entrepreneurs from building new companies with the hope of disrupting existing industries or garnering a coveted billion-dollar unicorn valuation.<p>Among the rookies …

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Alcohol

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

10 Space Facts Guaranteed to Make You Sound Smart at Parties

Hurray for having something to talk about!<p>Do you, like me, suck at interacting with human beings? Do you find yourself darting off to the nearest dog …

What to buy every month of the year in 2018

In 2018, you may resolve to save more , spend less or budget better . Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. …

Shopping

An MIT professor says this 1996 logic puzzle may be the hardest brain teaser on the internet

Are you itching to test your smarts? You've come to the right place. The Harvard Business Review may have published this logic puzzle back in 1996, but people are still scratching their heads over it today. (If you prefer numbers over words, find the missing one in this puzzle.)<p>Mathematician …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Country Lifestyle

7 Surprising Organs You Can Totally Live Without

The stomach is optional.<p>The human body is incredibly resilient. When you donate a pint of blood, you lose about 3.5 trillion red blood cells, but …

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

9 Habits Unhappy People Have In Common, According To Science

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing you will be unhappy no matter what you do, but how you spend your time can actually change how you feel …