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The Science Behind Mexico's Stunning Pink Lagoon

The magical mysteries of the natural world repeatedly leave us lost for words as a result of their raw beauty, but something on another level of wild …

Western Australia

The 9 most impressive social good innovations from August

Socially conscious inventors are the true champions of global progress, though they are rarely recognized.<p>Their innovations and inventions shake up …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

10 of the best walking and hiking adventures in the world

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail<p>Hike North America's most famous trail the original way, carrying all you need on your back and staying in huts …

The coolest thing to do for $20 in every state in the US

A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can feel like nothing at all. You might spend $20 on your monthly gym membership or a movie ticket, sans popcorn.<p>Luckily, there are still some things to do in the U.S. for $20 or less; you just need to know where to go. Here …

National Parks

Loneliness as a Gateway to Inner-Growth

Being lonely is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it could be the one experience in your life that would set you free from the cycle of being influenced by other people based on your appearance. I spent several years in spiritual solitude, which taught me that no matter how much other people like …


These 20 photos will make you want to drop everything and go to China

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

9 Hilarious Venn Diagrams That Perfectly Troll The 2016 Presidential Race

The 2016 presidential election has been going on for what seems like an eternity at this point, and with so many players, it can be hard to get a …


They Didn't Know I Speak Chinese Too


Will You Take This $5 Bill For A $1 Bill?

I was handing out food at a food kitchen for the homeless and it was disgusting. I thought maybe I would be less depressed if I helped others.<p>So all …

Seth Godin

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …


After I Read This, I Know That There's No Reason Why I Should Ever Give Up

Giving up always seems to be the right decision. After all, you’ve done your best and for some reason it just was not good enough.<p>Kampf, the runner …

Should I Have Given Her My Socks Too?

They were about to cross the highway. I asked Mlad, my chauffeur, to stop the car and I jumped out. They had been walking for days; their shoes were soaked in water and torn. They were mostly men, about 10, but among them were also a small child and two women.<p>One of the women was in her early 20s; …

Video Editing

How Traffic Stops for License Plates, Tail Lights, Seatbelts Can be a Death Sentence in Police State USA

<b>Drivers,</b> Beware: <b>The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State</b><p>“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and …

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Intel claims its new memory tech will usher in 8K gaming

Most of us aren’t playing games anywhere near a 4K resolution, but this hasn’t stopped Intel and Micron from claiming they’ve made a breakthrough that will enable us to enjoy 8K gaming.<p>Intel and Micron are two of the biggest companies in the semiconductor space, and today they shared an …

Launching Your First App

App development is difficult. Successful app <i>launching</i> is nearly impossible, especially given the millions of apps competing for your users’ …

Web Design

Man takes selfie with snake, doesn’t end well

The selfie craze was out of hand from the moment it began. Stupid too. There I said it. The selfie stick was the last straw. Or should have been. One …

San Diego



iOS Apps

Oak Pass House

Houses are often designed to stand out. The Oak Pass House by Walker Workshop was designed to blend in. By burying the bedrooms into the hillside and …


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Supreme Court justices stop playing nice

As the Roberts court leans left, growing acrimony from Scalia and Alito.<p>As the Supreme Court winds down a term marked by momentous decisions, two things stand out from the historic session.<p>One, the court’s reputation for conservatism under Chief Justice John Roberts has eroded — at least to a …

Same-sex Marriage

Manly Humor


Pockets of Calm Protect Molecules around a Supermassive Black Hole - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered regions where certain organic molecules somehow endure the …