David Benedik

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How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)

For the last five years, I've been traveling the world full-time, and for less money than I've ever spent (and I'd wager less money than most people …

Frugal Living

14 Healthy Whole-Grain Foods (Including Gluten-Free Options)

Grains are a staple food in households around the world.<p>They have three parts: the bran (the nutritious outer layer), the germ (the seed’s …

Nutrition

Positive Psychology Is Garbage (And Why You Should Follow Its Founder's Lead)

Only a true marketing wizard could transform his image from that of a guy best known for torturing dogs into the world’s foremost apostle of happiness. And that’s exactly what the University of Pennsylvania’s Professor of Psychology Martin Seligman pulled off.<p>Seligman launched his career in …

Positive Thinking

Huge Evolution Study Forces Us to Rethink Where Earth's Species Evolve

New findings poke holes in a decade-old evolutionary assumption.<p>Over the past few months, biologists from Michigan to California have been running …

Biology

Physics of living systems

Insight |<p>Insight home<br>• Content<p>Recent advances in our understanding of the physics of living systems have come from biologists and physicists working in …

Physics

Quit Trying to 'Find Your Passion', Psychologists Say, And Do This Instead

You've been lied to.<p>Find your passion, they say. As if it were easy. As if, just by looking around the place, you might stumble into what you love – …

Psychology

15 Totally Cool Ways to Eat Cucumber

<b>1</b> of <b>15</b><p>Cucumber Salad with Fresh Coconut<p><p>Skip the dried and try coconut in its fresh form to add a welcome floral note to contrast a refreshing …

Healthy Eating

Jump from your bed into the sea at this Colombian eco-hostel

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing but sit, think and stare out into the horizon? Or let a sea breeze gently swing your hammock before you jump straight into the sea?<p>This summer, forget jungle treehouses and glamping in transparent bubbles. Instead, chill out and get intimate with …

National Parks

10 Absurdly Addictive Summer Sides to Pile on Your Plate

Remember when June 21 was the "first day of summer"? But it didn't really <i>feel</i> like summer until this weekend. On the East Coast, at least, temperatures rose to 99° F (for context, that's 1° higher than the hottest boy band in '90s pop history).<p>We're also nearing a federal holiday, the only one …

Cooking

Recipe: A simple, spicy spread to put on everything

If you’re a healthy eater who visits Washington DC often, you’ve likely created your own greens and grains bowl with spicy lamb meatballs and roasted …

Food

Fatmap Is Like Google Earth (on Steroids) for Hikers

Not long ago, my girlfriend and I set out for a 20-mile mountain bike ride in the Gila National Forest, in southern New Mexico. We had plenty of food and water, but we were armed with only vague directions and a mimeographed trail map from a local bike shop. The ride is remote but …

Google Earth

The 4th State of Matter Is The Most Amazing And Full of Potential. Here's Why.

It's also the prettiest.<p>When I was at elementary school, my teacher told me that matter exists in three possible states: solid, liquid and gas. She …

Physics

No Lie: These 7 Indoor Plants for Low-Light Actually Thrive in Darkness

<b>Not everyone has the luxury of living in a space that basks in natural light. When I first visited my East Village apartment, for instance, it was a</b> …

Plants

Why your lawn looks awful, and what you can do about it

How to plant grass seed is a question that eventually crops up for homeowners whose lawns start looking a little thin. In fact, even if your lawn looks perfect, you should <i>still</i> be seeding regularly to keep it in top shape.<p>"Seeding your lawn can make it less susceptible to pests, disease, and …

Gardening

Everything I Bring to Go Camping (Except the Tent)

Make your outdoor experience as pleasant as possible.<p>While you can’t expect to have every creature comfort when you’re camping (it’s called “roughing …

Time I

Mathematics Shows How to Ensure Evolution

New results emerging from graph theory prove that the way a population is organized can guarantee the eventual triumph of natural selection — or …

Biology

Quantum physics: The Discovery that scientifically demolished materialism

The quantum model of universe is an attempt to purge the Big Bang of its creationist implications. Supporters of this model base it on the …

Quantum Physics

What determines human decisions?

One could call Daniel Kahneman the unicorn of economics. As a psychologist, he had a profound influence on people who criticized the homo economicus …

Critical Thinking

The Secret to Perfect Popcorn Is Already in Your Cupboard

I thought I knew all about making perfect popcorn.<p>I would pop the kernels in oil, slather them in butter and salt, and gobble them while watching old slapstick comedies on the couch, battling husband and child for that last craggy crumb.<p>Then I tasted Jessica Koslow’s recipe, and my popcorn world …

Recipes

The Best Websites for Finding a Private Campsite

The sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb has come to camping. These sites connect you to private lands where you can camp.<p>1. Tentrr<p>Ideal for new campers, or folks looking for built-in comfort, Tentrr sites include a 10-by-12-foot canvas tent with a queen-size cot, fire pit, drinking water, sun …

tentrr

Why our brains see the world as ‘us’ versus ‘them’—and what to do about it

Our brains are wired to build walls, but we do our best work when we knock them down.<p>Anti-immigrant policies, race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, same-sex marriage litigation.<p>These issues are continually in the headlines. But even thoughtful articles on …

Psychology

"Finding Your Passion" Is an Ineffective Way to Live Your Life, Say Scientists

So much for eat, pray, love.<p>When Steve Jobs delivered his commencement speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005, he instructed them to find …

Psychology

Grilling burgers this summer? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes

If Memorial Day is the unofficial start to grilling season, then Father’s Day is the celebratory kickoff. This is the time when we get our last live-fire exercises in before the 4th of July, when the summer season really gets underway. And, if you’re like me, you might just be thinking about …

Breakfast

14 Foil-Packet Meals That Make Campfire Cooking a Breeze

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

Peter Gordon's creamy mushroom and hazelnut soup recipe

This semi-chunky soup is simple to make and very tasty. You can make it from a variety of mushrooms or just plain old field mushrooms, but button mushrooms by themselves won’t have enough flavour. Walnuts work just as well as hazelnuts.<p>Creamy mushroom and hazelnut soup<p><i>serves 4</i><p>30g butter<br>1 leek, …

Recipes

Three Sisters Garden — How to Plant Corn, Squash & Beans Together

By Brian Barth<p>Most folks plant different vegetables in different rows of the garden. Perhaps this tendency is a product of our society's need for …

7 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Making Pickles

Who doesn’t love pickles? Here’s how to avoid the most common mistakes when you’re making them at home.<p>Homemade pickles couldn’t be easier. (If you …

You’re simply not that big a deal: now isn’t that a relief?

There is a meme that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of the overly self-conscious. Perhaps you’ve seen it; it goes something like this: …

Harvard Scientists Think They’ve Pinpointed The Physical Source Of Consciousness

<b>This is the physical source of consciousness. This is where awareness lives.</b><p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness …