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Massive 'lava lamp' blobs deep inside Earth have scientists puzzled

Two continent-size blobs of hot — and possibly molten — rock can be found deep underground, about halfway to the center of the Earth, according to a new study. These curious structures — each of which is so large that it would be 100 times taller than Mount Everest — could be made up of materials …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Meditation

New images from inside Tesla's Gigafactory appear on Instagram

A photographer on Instagram has uploaded images showing the inside of Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Nevada, reports autoblog.<p>James Lipman, a British car photographer uploaded the images to his own profile five days ago, but has since removed two of the photos inside and around the building.<p>Thankfully, …

New Year, New Skills: 12 Classes to Boost Creativity

Resolutions? Psh, toss ’em out the window. New skills are definitely the place to focus your attention in the new year. While those sometimes unrealistic resolutions can put a lot of pressure on you (and imply that something is lacking), a quest for new things to learn in the new year is nothing …

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

Time Management: Tips To Better Manage Your Life

Drowning under a pile of emails? Late home from work again as you struggled to reach a deadline? You are not alone. It seems more and more people are trying, and often failing, to complete a seemingly endless list of tasks – and in the rush to do it all we can end up achieving less and feeling …

Time Management

7 Ways to Be a Better Leader in 2016

The end of the year is here. It's time to focus on 2016.<p>Saying you want to be a better leader doesn't do much to propel your business forward without a strategy in place. If you're not sure where to start, you're not alone. In a survey by Deloitte, top executives in the U.S. are confident in their …

National Geographic Releases The Best Travel Photos From 2015

WOW.<p>Even master travelers need to stop and savor the scenery. And that's exactly why we love National Geographic's top travel photos of the year.<p>The set of images, known as National Geographic Daily Travel Photo: Best of 2015, show how explorers across the globe have perfected the art of the travel …

Man's best friend for a long time: Dogs go back 33,000 years, study finds

The love affair between humans and dogs has been going on for thousands of years. But when and where dogs first branched off from wolves is the source of scientific debate.<p>Over the past decade, various groups have posited different locations as the birthplace of the dog, including Europe and the …

Asia

America's Most Beautiful Gardens

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the mastermind of New York’s Central Park, designed the gardens and grounds cradling this 250-room …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

How to Build Innovation Into Your Business Without Creating Chaos

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business leaders know that innovation is critical to the growth and success of a company. But implementing a company-wide system for even <i>identifying</i> innovative ideas often triggers a strong protest against any initiative that might cause …

The 3-Day Happiness Adventure: Simple Steps for Instant Joy

<b>“You have a choice each and every single day. I choose to feel blessed. I choose to feel grateful. I choose to be excited. I choose to be thankful. I</b> …

Happiness

23 Proven Strategies to Get Through Any Hardship - and Thrive

Nobody sets out in their life to fail, get hurt by others or get ill, go bankrupt, take on massive debt, take punches from the world until they …

Self-improvement

8 Content Marketing Tips for when you Lack Time and Resources

<i>This article has been contributed by Julie Ellis.</i>Content marketing works, but it can be difficult to launch an effective content marketing campaign …

Infographics

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In January and May we heard news of the “irreversible decline” of the West Antarctic ice sheet. Stark headlines reported three studies of huge glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea that, if right, could mean a considerable …

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Like A Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.

In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our …