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27 Custom Gifts Pet Owners Will Love *Almost* As Much As Their Pets

Chances are they like their pets more than they like you — that is, until they get one of these gifts!<p><b>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.</b>

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things

Greater happiness can be found in unexpected ways. Science says so.<p>We all want to be happier and feel a greater sense of fulfillment. That's why I often write about what happy people do more often, about some of the habits of remarkably happy people, about things to stop doing so you can be happier …

Why Bob Dylan Deserves His Nobel Prize

Congratulations to Bob Dylan, surprise winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. This is easily the most controversial award since they gave it …

Star Trek Knew 50 Years Ago That Robots Would Take All of Our Jobs

It's a thought experiment about how humans conduct themselves under improved conditions. And most startling, it got much of the future right.<p><i>Star …

Getting the Most Out of Your DSLR

If you just got your first DSLR or if you’ve had one for awhile and want to get serious about taking better pictures, the advice in this article is …

Iraq Vet: What Real War With ISIS Would Mean

The news alert for the Paris attacks came across my phone as I was about to officiate the marriage of my friend Sean, a veteran of multiple tours in …

The one essential tool for successful collaboration

The ability to view the same data in various ways is a project management secret weapon.<p>Your team includes different people, specializing in different areas, who are more than likely working on different tasks. It’s a logistical nightmare and the reason it’s imperative that the right tools, …

Using Big Data to Determine the Extent of China's Ghost Cities

In recent decades, China has undergone the most dramatic urban migration in the history of the world, so you might be forgiven for thinking all that …

8 Uncommon Ways To Show You're Thankful

When we show people we are thankful for them, it doesn’t just make <i>them</i> feel good. It’s actually good for <i>us</i> as well. In fact, Dr. Martin Seligman, a former president of the American Psychological Association, and his colleagues found that tangible expressions of gratitude can reduce depression and …

Babysitting

Make your data come alive on the iPad with Vizable

Released this week is a new app for transforming your data into beautiful visualizations. The app is called Vizable and provides interactive graphs …

Never quit a job you hate without first doing this

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

Hyperrealistic Paper Sculptures Capture the Memory of Buildings

The only constant in cities in change—for the better or worse. That irks Philadelphia-based artist Drew Leshko. He meticulously recreates buildings he sees around him as a response to the morphing architectural composition of his neighborhood, Fishtown. The forces of gentrification have radically …

That impressively detailed sculpture from the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' credits actually exists in real life

For "Avengers: Age of Ultron," these credits took place as a camera swept over a grand ivory sculpture of the Avengers battling a horde of Ultron robots. It was unusual and rather stately for a Marvel movie, and no one would blame you for thinking that sculpture was a CG creation, like most credits …

Marvel Universe

Sketching with Data Opens the Mind’s Eye

When does drawing become design? When does design become a story?<p>The first storyboards for <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> were drawn by Steven Spielberg, who used stick figures. Artist Edward Carlson penciled his vision for Seattle’s Space Needle on a napkin in a coffee house. The inventors of</i> …

A Stark New Munich Museum Reveals How The Nazis Were Made

There are no artifacts at a new museum in Munich tracing the rise of Nazism—and the stark words and images make a powerful impact.<p>A visit to Munich …

10 Ways To Make Your Life Easier as a Social Media Manager

<i>This article originally appeared on the Twitter Counter blog.</i><p>There’s a common misconception that managing social media on a professional level is as easy and breezy as uploading an image on Facebook with a simple caption to go with it. But, you and I both know that there’s much more to it.<p>Managing …

Social Media

The Dirty Secret Behind Real Innovation: How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future

One of the most interesting things about writing books is the macroscopic picture that emerges when you’re done. Larger patterns begin to reveal themselves, bigger questions start to arise.<p>Take <i>Tomorrowland</i><i>,</i> my latest book. While technically an examination of those moments in time when science …

The fall of Ramadi exposes Obama’s weak ISIS strategy

There was hope, though, that Mr. Obama's half-measures might be enough to blunt the Islamic State's advances in Iraq, leaving the Syria problem for the next U.S. president. With the stunning fall of Ramadi on Sunday, even that modest optimism is questionable.<p>"ISIL is on the defensive, and ISIL is …

Middle East

The market has started acting 'completely backwards'

Since February, it has bumped about a dozen times into the upper region of its narrow trading range, poking through it a tiny bit occasionally without being able to break out convincingly. But it hasn't moved down either, dipping fractionally before ticking back up. All on very low volume. It's as …

Stock Markets

This chart shows every model of military submarine in service around the world

Submarines give navies around the world a huge strategic and tactical advantage.<p>Ballistic-missile submarines can serve as nuclear deterrents if a country's land-based launch systems have been destroyed. Meanwhile, nuclear-powered attack submarines can effectively hunt enemy subs and can sink enemy …

Military

The Science of Happiness

What makes you happy?<p>This question is not as easy as it might seem.<p>According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right. <b>It's easier for most of us to be successful than to be happy.</b><p>Why do we have a hard time enjoying …

Happiness

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

The World's Biggest Oil And Gas Companies

From Exxon to Rosneft to Petrobras, here are the world's biggest oil and gas companies -- and the people who control them. (With data from WoodMackenzie.)

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

The Brain