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America the Stuck

The Census reports that a record-low share of Americans are moving. A recent paper suggests government policies might be curbing mobility.<p>Our ability to move to opportunity—our mobility—is a key factor in our own and our nation’s economic success. But the mobility of Americans has reached record …

Licensing

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

Cartography Software for Fantasy Writers

<i>This is not a sponsored post.</i><p>Happy Saturday, my lovely bookaholics! As you know, earlier this month I started writing a novel for NaNoWriMo, which …

Fantasy Fiction

Viking raiders were only trying to win their future wives' hearts

When the Vikings landed at the holy island of Lindisfarne in 793AD, it marked the beginning of hundreds of years of terrifying raids, which would earn the Norsemen a fearsome reputation as murderers and pillagers throughout Europe.<p>But the reason why groups took to the seas in the first place …

People Came Up With 10 New Measures Of Success That Have F-All To Do With Getting Married

#Lifegoals<p>Scrolling through Facebook we all know what society values as milestones in life worth celebrating: engagements, weddings, babies. Nice if …

Ancient Hebrew papyrus with earliest reference to Jerusalem seized by Israel authorities

An ancient Hebrew papyrus with the earliest reference to Jerusalem outside of the Bible has been seized by Israeli authorities. The document, which …

5 productivity tips you haven't heard a million times before

When it comes to making each day more productive, you're used to hearing the same tips over and over again. Resist the temptation to continuously check your email. Wake up earlier. Craft a powerful and compelling to-do list.<p>While those tips can definitely make a difference, they're now so …

Productivity

Peter Higgs Says He Wouldn't Have Predicted The Higgs Boson in Today's Academic Climate

Times are tough for young researchers.<p>On the eve of receiving his 2013 Nobel Prize, famed physicist Peter Higgs told <i>The Guardian</i> that he wouldn't be …

Don't Trust the 'Live' Space Videos You See on Facebook

The Earth isn’t flat. The moon landing wasn’t bogus. And that “live” video of the International Space Station you might have seen floating around …

Day In The Life: Financial Habits of A Debt-Free Millennial

<i>Ever wonder what the life of an up-and-coming entrepreneur or a CEO really looks like? Considering a leap to a startup? Or just curious about the day-to-day of someone navigating her way in a different industry? Women@Forbes’ new “Day In The Life” series gives an insider’s view of what these women</i> …

One of the world's biggest archaeological mysteries is melting away before our eyes

The story of an ancient population that mysteriously disappeared centuries ago might be melting away with the ice in Greenland.<p>In a recent feature for the New Yorker, science writer Elizabeth Kolbert documented what is happening there. She describes the history that's being lost as the ice melts, …

Archaeology

A Triple Solar System, Stacked On Top of Itself, Is Forming in our Galaxy

A pair of binary stars each have their own accretion disks, and there is also a third, massive planet-forming disk of gas and dust encircling the whole thing.<p>IRS 43 might be the most bizzare star system we have ever discovered. Unlike our own solar system, and many other stars we have observed with …

Mars instead of Venus: Why Barack Obama may have selected the wrong planet for a manned expedition

WASHINGTON — President John F. Kennedy made history in the 1960s when he kicked America’s space program into overdrive, resulting in history’s first …

The One Thing You Should Never Buy From IKEA

IKEA can be a treasure trove of bargain finds for the home styled with Swedish sensibilities. For the student, the recent grad, or even the …

Five Ways to Utilize Work Life Management in a Digital Household

If you are reading this article, then chances are you live in a Digital Household. Defined as a family that uses technology in day-to-day activities …

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

There’s sometimes a disconnect between how we talk about leadership qualities (we tend to use words like <i>authority</i>, <i>power</i>, and <i>emotional intelligence</i>) and what we actually require from the people leading teams and other working groups (arguably, competence and a deep knowledge of the specific work …

Leadership

10 fresh homeschooling paths to add variety to your routines

<i>Written by Kara Fleck.</i>Whether it is a string of monotonous days, the need for a fresh take on a subject, or a little boredom creeping in, sooner or …

Homeschooling

Top 10 Homeschool Do's and Don'ts

As we begin a new homeschool year (or continue our year for those who homeschool year-round), it can be tempting to feel like we need to be perfect. …

The Most Important Part of Homeschooling - The Deliberate Mom

What would you say the most important part of homeschooling is?<p>Would it be the curriculum that you get to select for your children?<p>Perhaps you would …

9 Signs You Might Secretly Be an Ambivert

Are you of the lesser-known but more balanced personality type? Find out.<p>If the idea of being around other people--perfectly nice people, even people you love--drains your energy, leaving you feeling you'd rather go get a tooth pulled, you might be an introvert.<p>If the idea of being alone seems …

31 life skills every functioning adult should master

Life is funny.<p>No one gets a handbook upon turning 18, complete with all the rules they'll need to memorize and competencies they'll need to …

Self Compassion

Wondering Where to Start? 3 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …

8 Common Habits That Destroy Your Success

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. We do things intentionally or subconsciously that impede rather than advance our success. The first step in eliminating these destructive behaviors is acknowledging them. Here are eight of the most egregious:<p><b>1. Confusing busy with productive</b><p>“Don’t mistake …

The CEO Of A Billion-Dollar Startup Uses A Simple System To Nail Work-Life Balance Every Week

The deal, and the amount of money it would net his family, was a lot to process. But after just 30 minutes of driving south, the couple decided to turn it down.<p>They felt earning so much money at once could negatively impact the way they were raising their children. And although Smith had been …

Why Communication Management Trumps Time Management: Neuroscience shows that popular time management techniques CAUSE procrastination

<i>Communication Trumps Time Management. Photo source pixabay.com</i><p><b>Time management isn't all it's cracked up to be</b><p>Stephen Covey, author of <i>The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People</i>, popularized the concept of time management. At the time, I was so impressed, I even hired a Covey trained facilitator as …

Romans Landed in America and Sent Ambassadors to China

History is being rewritten all the time for the timeline of the past is far from definitive. Ancient Roman Coins issued under Constantine I the Great …

Ancient History