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Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

Solar energy is a seriously underrated resource.<p>More power from the sun hits the Earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year, yet …

The Best -- and Healthiest -- French Toast

Who doesn't love French toast?! But get it at your favorite breakfast house, and you'll be eating nothing but refined garbage that's actually a dessert.<p>The only way to enjoy it as a healthy meal is to make it yourself. If you use the recipe below, it will not only be delicious, it will be the …


13 Ways Beauty Bloggers Use Baking Soda in Their Beauty Routine

One of the most awesome trends to take over the beauty world is the push for more natural beauty products. Vloggers talk about it, bloggers talk about it and we’re definitely into it too. After all, many of us are totally obsessed with keeping our skin glowing and fresh, so why not keep it healthy …

Skin Care

The real culprit in the Animas River spill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last Wednesday, the United States experienced one of its worst hardrock-mining-related disasters in decades, and I wish I could say that I was surprised.<p>A gold mine that has been inactive since 1920 spilled 3 million gallons of toxic mining waste into the Animas River in Colorado after …


40 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.


4 Steps to Finding Joy and Happiness in Your Bipolar Life

It's no secret that living with bipolar disorder can be tough. Even with medications and psychotherapy, symptoms don't always dissipate. So just how do you live a full and happy life despite this chronic condition? The key lies in the practice of a simple concept called mindfulness.<p>Mindfulness is …


Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …


Your Complete February 2015 Financial To-Do List

It's February! The month when hearts, kisses and huggable stuffed animals abound -- and you're constantly reminded: All you need is love.<p>But we think there's something else you need, too. (Hint: It's green, not pink.)<p>You got it: money! And not <i>just</i> cash -- you'll also need the knowledge and skills …

Personal Finance

8 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

Though public understanding of depression has improved somewhat over the years, we as a society still frequently misunderstand or overlook depression … - brainmysteries Resources and Information.

'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco

Articles about 8-products-help-you-be-more-productive on - Dwell

When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing...<p>Driving in the car, working at your desk, watching TV at night—it’s not hard to find a good seat these days.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times …

Small Spaces

Best Hikes in the Parks: Trail Maps

Olympic National Park, Washington<p><b>Hike and Climb Mount Olympus</b> <br>July and August<p><b>Round-Trip:</b> 40 Miles, 2 Days<p><b>Level:</b> Moderate Backpacking Trip; Challenging Peak Ascent<p>From the long approach through the old-growth Hoh rain forest to the top-of-the-world alpine summit, this is every inch a majestic climb. …

Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

Dining Rooms

Alan Guth: What made the Big Bang bang

There’s a moment near the start of Joseph Haydn’s classical masterpiece The Creation, after the bass soloist slowly sings, “In the beginning, God …

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Different Physics Textbook

Let me go ahead and say it. I think you should consider switching from your current introductory physics textbook to <i>Matter and Interactions</i> (by …

10 surprises about our solar system

Here are 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!<p>Remember those …


How do volcanos produce lightning?

Scientists are using technology that can peer inside a volcano’s ash plume to understand how volcanic lightning is formed.<p>Lightning during a …

27 Delicious Lemon Desserts

Life giving you lemons is pretty much the best thing that can happen.

Cake Slideshow

Any way you slice it, cake is the perfect dessert. From cupcakes to layer cake, here are 30 fabulous recipes for treats big and small<p>Any way you slice it, cake is the perfect dessert. From cupcakes to layer cake, here are 30 fabulous recipes for treats big and small


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I don't know what I think

I don’t know what I think, or how — and neither do you. But after reading Daniel Kahneman’s book, at least I understand the difficulties of thinking a little better.<p>When I was about half way through Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking Fast and Slow</i>, a meticulous and perturbing dissection of the ease with …

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By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

West Palm Beach

What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

The world of the Internet mirrors the real-world in myriad ways: there are members (we call them populations), websites (destinations to visit), acquisitions of companies (redrawn political boundaries). So what if the Internet could be visualized like our global politics?<p>That’s exactly what …


Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …