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I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

6 morning routines that are hard to adopt but will pay off for life

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that's what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that "morning people …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Tai Chi

What "Introvert" and "Extrovert" Really Mean

Think about what an ideal evening for you might look like. Do you imagine yourself going out to dinner with a large group of friends, attending a …

Psychology

Bow wow: scientists create definitive canine family tree

Study sheds light on breed evolution and why certain types of dog are prone to the same diseases despite appearing to be very different<p>It sounds like the ultimate shaggy dog story, but scientists say they have created the definitive canine family tree.<p>The study not only sheds light on the evolution …

J.K. Rowling Reveals the Empowering Advice She Needed to Hear When She Was Writing Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling may be one of the bestselling authors of all time, but before the release of the <i>Harry Potter</i> series, she was a struggling writer like so …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

The best books of the year, according to Amazon

10. 'Swing Time' by Zadie Smith<p>'A masterful novel that tackles big issues -- race, class, and the ups and downs of long-term friendship -- told with …

Science says this song can reduce your anxiety in less than 10 minutes

In just eight minutes, it’s been said to reduce study participant’s overall anxiety by 65% and their usual physiological resting rates by 35%, Inc …

This stunning visualisation breaks down all the ingredients in your processed foods

Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products offers a jarring look inside the food Americans eat daily.<p><i>Produced by Emma</i> …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

Do trees have feelings too? One expert says they do

When I began my career as a forester in western Germany’s Eifel mountains, I knew as much about the hidden life of trees as a butcher knows about the emotional life of animals. The forestry industry produces lumber; it fells trees and then plants new seedlings. If you read the professional …

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Top-performing Asian countries use the 'mastery approach' to teach maths in schools -- and now it's spreading

The predominantly Asian approach to teaching mathematics in schools, called the “mastery approach,” is spreading, largely due to the fact these …

Three, six or 36: how many basic plots are there in all stories ever written?

Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut’s rejected university thesis laid out his vision of deep narrative ‘shapes’. Now academics have run computer analysis of his theory<p>In 1965, Kurt Vonnegut submitted a thesis to the University of Chicago outlining how classic stories such as Cinderella shared …

Headspace app generates buzz as meditation turns ultra-trendy

Andy Puddicombe, a trained Buddhist monk, wants to spread health and happiness by teaching our technology-addled minds to slow down and live in the moment.<p>Naturally, he's doing it through an app.<p>In just a few short minutes a day, users can listen to meditation guides for topics as varied as anxiety …

30 Tweets About Science That Will Make You Laugh And Then Think

Quarks

Here Is A Must Have YouTube Tool for Teachers

December 2, 2015<br>ViewPure is absolutely an excellent tool for teachers and students. It allows you to watch YouTube videos in a clean and …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Procrastination

Find Lasting Fulfillment in Your Relationship

We all have a basic desire to feel love and cultivate relationships of all kinds, but above all, we hunger for a committed romantic relationship.<p>We all have a basic desire to feel love and cultivate relationships of all kinds, but above all, we hunger for a committed romantic relationship.<p>Feeling …

Relationships

These Are Mathematical Sets

The following images look like animals, but they are not drawings. These are actually connected subsets of the plane. I have defined these sets by some families of circles which are related to trigonometric functions. In addition to the images in this post, you can see some images made by drawing …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

The Brilliant Way This Special Ed Teacher Starts Class Every Day

Chris Ulmer first caught our attention earlier this year when he launched “Special Books by Special Kids,” a program that will allow students in his …

10 Tiny Tweaks You Can Make NOW To Majorly Improve Your Life

Changing habits can feel daunting, but there are certain things you can change with very little effort that make a huge impact. I like to call these …

10 Cross-Cultural Novels That Illuminate the World We Live In

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf<p>Literature has long allowed us to travel to distant corners of the world without leaving our own beds. Some books, however, bring you to two worlds at once. Their pages illuminate how disparate cultures can reveal the mystery and beauty in each other and make us aware …

Books

6 Inspiring Quotes That Have Stood the Test of Time

A challenging morning can be made less difficult by reading a few inspirational or motivational quotes. Sources for inspiration can be found in the quotes of former presidents, successful business people, inventors or even your parents. A deeper meaning for each quote can be determined by what is …

Albert Einstein