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NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 41 – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1936)

The original self-help manual on American life – with its influence stretching from the Great Depression to Donald Trump – has a lot to answer for<p>The selling of the American self, and its dream of a better future, began with the Declaration of Independence and founding father Benjamin Franklin, who …

Great Depression

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Employment

Want to Perform at a Higher Level Without Doing More Work? Science Says Try This 1 Thing.

Get more done in less time.<p>Running a business can feel like a never-ending battle. You're constantly fighting and putting out fires. Crazy demands are made on your time, mind and stamina. It's not easy, and to succeed, you need to find your competitive edge.<p>Spare time is in short supply, so you …

Synthetic Biology

An unknown company made an actually decent $99 smartwatch

You probably haven't heard of Mobvoi, the Chinese company that helped Google circumvent some blocked services to bring Android Wear to China. But now might be a good time to get to know the company. Mobvoi debuted its Ticwatch 2 smartwatch on Kickstarter today, bringing its popular smartwatch, …

The Rise and Fall and Rise of the World’s Most Brutal Middle-School Metal Band

The new documentary 'Breaking a Monster' follows a trio of Brooklyn teens who went viral, got signed for $1.8 million, then decided to go their own way.<p>In the summer of 2013, a YouTube video appeared showing a trio of 11- and 12-year-old boys playing astonishingly polished metal in Times Square. …

Race & Ethnicity

Brain.fm Uses An Artificial Intelligence to Improve Your Brain Function

Music has been around in one form or another throughout the world for as long as anyone can remember. Some people listen to music to relax, others to …

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The Core-Strengthening Moves That Will Make You A Better Athlete

If you’re a runner and your pre-workout routine includes simply lacing up your sneakers and heading out the door, hold up. The high-impact, …

Is It Better to Lift Heavier Weights or Do More Reps?

Anyone who hits the weight room regularly will inevitably face the question: Should you add more weight and do less repetitions or use a lighter …

Fitness

The Truth About How To Get A Six Pack

For something that should be so simple – eat less, do some crunches, get some abs – attaining a washboard stomach is still seen as the holy grail of …

Study Shows How LSD Mimics Infant's Mind as Ego Dissolves

A groundbreaking series of experiments show how LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) alters the operation of the brain. Scientists gave LSD to 20 healthy …

This website will make you nostalgic with a musical timeline of your life

There’s nothing better than a little nostalgic music, right? Retrojam, a free website, generates a nice visual timeline of popular music from your childhood from just your birth date.<p>Once you put in the date of your birthday, the website lays out a timeline with playlists from different eras of …

Underskin Digital Tattoos Are The Next Wearable Tech

Wearable tech is becoming more and more popular. With inventions like FitBit and the Apple Watch, society is getting used to having tiny computers on …

Wearable Tech

Jambanz is a $30 wearable Bluetooth speaker right out of the '90s

Geez, where was Jambanz when we were young and did all sorts of silly things to look cool? Because this silicone slap band, which is actually a wearable Bluetooth speaker(!), looks like it would fit right into those years of our lives. Not considering the fact that it streams music from iPhones, …

Tesla completes its cross-country world record attempt

A pair of Tesla Model S electric vehicles have crossed the US from Los Angeles to New York City in 76 hours. The journey was completed as part of an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for cross-country energy efficiency, but it's not yet clear if the attempt was successful. What is clear is …