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How To Watch The Lyrid Meteor Shower In Australia

Image: iStock<p>Anyone that is willing to look to the skies in the early hours tonight will be rewarded with the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. If you …

Meteor Showers

27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with …

Small Business

Want to be a Better Writer? Here is Stephen King's Essential Advice

Dumbo, Dairy Queen and Dandelions: 9 brilliant suggestions from King's nearly 20-year-old book<p>Okay, I'll admit that I'm really late to this party. Despite the fact that I'm always seeking advice on how to improve communication in general--and writing in particular--I'd never read Stephen King's …

Creative Writing

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

10 scientifically proven, healthy mood-enhancing foods. Load up on these, stay happy

Food has always been referred to as a mood enhancer. For instance, when you’re feeling low, even a bite of a chocolate bar can lift you up. While …

Nutrition

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Marketing

Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report

Nordic nations take top four places in happiness rankings, with annual study also charting the decline of the US<p>Finland has overtaken Norway to become the happiest nation on earth, according to a UN report.<p>The 2018 World Happiness Report also charts the steady decline of the US as the world’s …

Geography

Evil, Antic And Modern, 'The Merry Spinster' Puts A Dark Spin On Fairy Tales

"I am authorized to perform acts of justice, power, and retribution, to deliver messages of comfort and healing," begins the angel that wrestled with Jacob in Mallory Ortberg's adaptation of the Biblical story, "Fear Not: An Incident Log."<p>"I am also cleared to open wombs ... feed prophets in the …

Fairy Tales

10 eco-friendly beaches in South-east Asia that tourists haven't ruined yet

South-east Asia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world: golden sands, crystal-clear waters and lush green plant life mean it’s no …

EvoWheel converts almost any bicycle into an electric bike in just 30 seconds

Ready to give your old cruiser a swanky electric makeover? The innovative EvoWheel turns almost any old regular bike into a speedy e-bike in under 30 …

Electric Bikes

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Language

A Cup of Tea Can Make You More Creative, New Study Shows

According to new research it's possible to brew your way to more creativity.<p>If you're scientifically minded and interested in increasing either your personal creativity or that of your team, there's no shortage of research-validated advice out there, from kicking off a brainstorming session with …

Creativity

Here Are 50 Weird Landmarks From Each US State That'll Make You Chuckle

Everything is bigger in the US.

15 Facts That Are Both Mind-Blowing And Seriously Unnerving

Your bones are wet.

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

A photographer who took pictures with people she met on Tinder and pretended to love revealed a lot about true intimacy

The product of her search is a breathtaking project titled Lifeconstruction, a series of photographs that show Hyld embracing, kissing, and spending time with various individuals. While their intimate poses may suggest that these people are Hyld's lovers or longtime partners, they're actually all …

Relationships

Jackie French on writing for children: 'We owe it to kids not to depress them'

The author, who writes for both children and adults, says kids are more deeply interested in moral issues – and get extremely upset if injustice rules<p>When I was nine, for the briefest of moments, Australian author Jackie French was my pen pal. I’d just finished Beyond the Boundaries and had only …

Writing

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade

After much mulling and culling, we've come up with our list of the twenty best books of the decade. The list is weighted towards science fiction, but …

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Visual Stories with Exposure Blending

I like to tell stories based on my experiences in the outdoors and I use my photographs for this form of creative expression. The selection of visual …

Top 20 Reasons Why Moringa Is Amazing For Your Health

If you are looking for a miraculous plant that is versatile in its medicinal use and a perfect health booster, then you are at the right address! The …

5 Classic Occult Books to Bring Out Your Inner Warlock

In the grand scale of things, <i>The Kybalion</i> isn’t what you’d call a particularly ancient text: The first edition of this mystical work appeared on …

Nick Harkaway tells strange, challenging tales — and has devoted fans

Blame William Gibson.<p>When Gibson came to visit his protégé Nick Harkaway at his home in London, the originator of cyberpunk's well-meant advice almost derailed the genre-bender's most recent book. The two were enjoying a perfectly lovely afternoon — drinking tea, eating cakes, and strolling around …

19 Celebrity Books That Are Actually Worth Reading

Books written by celebrities that are really worth your time.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade | Inc.com

David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was immediately engaged by his wry sense of humor delivered with a …

Public Speaking

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

U.S. Supreme Court

15+ Art Classes Online to Spark Your Imagination This Week

Our lives are busier than ever, but it's important that, among the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we still take time for ourselves. Learning a new skill is a great way to foster a lifelong relationship with education that will enrich your life and ultimately boost your happiness. Online …

Communication Skills

25 Creative Things to Do When You Need to Recharge and Reset

Ever feel like you need to recharge with a fun activity? A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology supports the …