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This is Your Brain on Coffee

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>Ah, coffee. For some, it's a daily necessity. Most coffee drinkers would say that after their first cup of coffee in the morning, they're …

Longleaf pine forests once covered more than 90 million acres of the southeastern US but intensive logging over the past century has reduced them to less than 3 % of their historic range. One of the most biologically forests on earth, the longleaf that remains provides essential habitat for the Florida Wildlife Corridor and stepping stones for wide ranging species like bears and panthers. This scene shows managed longleaf over an understory of wiregrass and saw palmettos in Ocala National Forest. Restoring longleaf habitat to parts of its historic range is a shared goal by EO Wison, MC Davis, The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org) and numerous partners. By @carltonward

A Quiet Day in Wonderland by Nikita Gill

London-based photographer and digital artist, Nikita Gill, transports viewers to a picturesque world that totters the boundary between reality and fantasy. <i>A Quiet Day in Wonderland</i>, Gill's whimsical series, revolves around the course of a day in the mythical land, and beautifully merges photography …

Art

Stunning Minimalist Kitchen Features an Innovative Hi-Tech Island

The LEAF kitchen by Dutch company Culimaat High End Kitchens is a modern room that's inspired by nature. Its clean, minimalist aesthetic is accented by the stunning island in the center. Designers didn't follow conventional geometric forms and instead opted for a rounded, organic shape that, in …

Kitchens

Why College Campuses Are Going Gray

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Dorms are filling up, classes are starting, and Frisbees are flying above quads at colleges and universities across the country. But these familiar seasonal patterns don't reflect how a growing number of students are starting the year.<p>More and more older …

College & University

Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an "imminent massacre."<p>The town of Amerli, which has been besieged by ISIS fighters, is home to many of Iraq's …

A Mountainous Reminder Of Fracking's Link To Cheap Gasoline

I’m doing some driving in Colorado this weekend, and every gas station I pass is a reminder that gasoline prices this Labor Day weekend are at their lowest in four years. Prices were running just under$3.50 a gallon heading out of Denver, which was about the average based on the prices being …

Create a Plan for a Meaningful Retirement

A retirement plan is not just about money. It is also about figuring out how you want to spend all your newfound free time.<p>When it comes to your nest …

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Iceland Volcano Eruption: So Far, So Good

With fire fountains shooting into the sky, and languid slow-pouring lava, Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano is a made-for-TV eruption (click the link to watch a live stream).<p>For a country with countless stunning geological features, volcanoes like Bárðarbunga can be a boon for tourism. ”Usually …

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.<p>His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.<p>We …

Investing

20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 20s

Use these timesaving tips to work better and more productively.<p>When you're just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time. Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting a tremendous amount of time either by trying to multitask or by focusing too much on minute …

US talkshow host Scott Rogers shot dead by son-in-law

A British man who became a US television host has been shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana.<p>The body of Scott Rogers, 52, a former dance school teacher from Suffolk, was discovered in Iberville, Baton Rouge, on Wednesday.<p>Local police said it appeared that a man, named in US reports …

Pakistan anti-government protests turn deadly

<b>Islamabad, PAKISTAN -</b> Clashes between police and anti-government protesters have continued outside Pakistan’s parliament, resulting in the deaths of at least three people, and injuries to 494 more, witnesses and hospital officials have told Al Jazeera.<p>Police continued to fire tear gas and rubber …

Syrian rebels release Lebanese soldiers

Four soldiers and a police officer kidnapped in the east of Lebanon nearly a month ago have been freed by the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda.<p>The five "taken hostage by the al-Nusra Front have been freed and have arrived in Arsal," a Lebanese town on the border with Syria, a security service official …

Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.<p>There's been the expected GOP criticism: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, said the President's statement was …

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the …

Why Buffett's son bought Rosa Parks archive

Howard Buffett, the youngest son of the billionaire investor, said he was thinking of his mother when he paid $4.5 million for a trove of historic belongings left by civil rights activist Rosa Parks.<p>"I knew that my mom would think that it was something that should get done," Buffett told …

Coolest Becomes Biggest Kickstarter Project

On Friday Coolest closed the largest round of funding ever seen on Kickstarter, a donation/reward based crowd-funding site. In less than two months 62,242 came together to pledge over $13m to the project. The previous Kickstarter high-mark was set by Pebble, a digital watch. Pebble had nearly …

Israel shoots down drone near Syrian border

Israel has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli airspace near the Syrian border on Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed.<p>The drone was destroyed by a Patriot surface-to-air missile over Quneitra in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner …

Abandoned U.S. embassy 'secured'

TRIPOLI, Libya — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.<p>An Associated Press journalist saw holes …

10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America

<i>Submitted by Justin King (of The Anti-Media) via The Burning Platform blog,</i><p>George Orwell ranks among the most profound social critics of the modern …

This pope means business

The new pope wanted to talk about money. That was the message that went out to a group of seven prominent financiers—major Catholics all—from around …

For SpaceX, the biggest challenges lie ahead

All said, SpaceX is having a really good year. Over the past several months the company has been to orbit four times (a fifth visit was scheduled for …

If Consumers Are So Confident, Then Why Aren't They Spending?

<i>Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform</i><p><b>If Consumers Are So F%#king Confident Why Aren't They Spending?</b><p>The sheep have been told their …

Wired Magazine's Cofounder Shares 3 Books That Can Change Your Life

In an episode of writer and speaker Tim Ferriss' podcast , he talks about the three that he recommends the most.<p>We've taken these selections from the third and final part of the full interview. All three parts are available on iTunes.<p>Scroll down for Kelly's choices, and check out his writing at his …

Tim Ferriss

Currency Reform In Ancient Rome

<i>Submitted by Peter Earle via The Adam Smith Institute</i><p><b>Currency Reform In Ancient Rome</b><p>In the Western world, modern civilizations are often thought of …

It-Yourself Generation

MagMaker / July 11, 2014<p>Interesting design doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t have to come from a store. The do-it-yourself (DIY) movement …