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Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Meet Mosha, The First Elephant to Receive a Prosthetic Leg

What a champ.<p>Another reason to love technology is that it can be used to help animals that have missing limbs become mobile again. That was just what …

The internet is obsessing over this 18th century fried chicken recipe

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>So far, almost one million people have watched a video of a man in a Tricorne hat demonstrating how colonists made fried …

Food & Dining

10 Ways to Cultivate a Positive Mindset and Change Your Life

<b>“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~Buddha</b><p>I remember how I used to think; it was always, “People suck” and “I …

China teenagers jailed in US over kidnapping and assault

<b>Three Chinese teenagers living in the US have been jailed for kidnap and assault, in a case that has sparked discussion in China about unsupervised children studying abroad.</b><p>The court in Los Angeles on Wednesday gave the 19-year-olds sentences ranging from six to 13 years for two attacks.<p>The three, …

Crime

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

Way beyond diamonds: A look at some of the rarest minerals in the world

There are more than 5,000 known minerals on Earth, and most of them are much more rare than Valentine's Day diamonds.<p>After all, diamonds can be found in more than 700 locations around the world, and miners pull tons of them out of the ground each year.<p>Compare that to the beautiful Valentine's Day …

Earth Science

Why turbo compounding may be the next big thing in powertrains

Turbo compounding is the process of using a turbo run off exhaust gasses to provide additional power to the crankshaft via gearing or a hydrodynamic coupling, or to power a generator that distributes energy via a power electronics module. The technology isn't new - the aerospace industry introduced …

Thich Nhat Hanh – Healing Through Resting in the Breath

I’ve not posted here at Metta Refuge for quite a while, which I something I plan to remedy, and I thought I would begin by sharing an excerpt of a …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Jen Selter: 'Belfies' & Having the Sexiest Ass Ever | Cosmopolitan

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How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …

Christian Louboutin Redefines The Color 'Nude' In His Latest Shoe Collection

The famous French cobbler, best known for his red-soled stilettos, outfitted five shoe styles in the new colors, called "Les Nudes," for his fall collection, The Washington Post reported.<p>Nude shoes are meant to blend into the wearer "as a fluid extension of her legs," the designer explained in a …

Getting In Touch With Your Inner Sexual Deviant

Science writer Jesse Bering has been called “fearless,” “witty,” “madly provocative,” ”smart” and “deeply compassionate.” Yale professor and author Paul Bloom has gone so far as to call him the “Hunter S. Thompson of science writing.” In his latest book, <i>Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us,</i> Bering …

Makeup Ingredients You Might Want To Avoid

We've been hearing more and more that there are dangerous chemicals lurking in our favorite beauty and skincare products. Mercury in your mascara? Yep, it's in there. Endocrine disruptors in your lip gloss? It is possible.<p>So we consulted with green beauty expert Katey Denno for a master list of …

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Weddings With a Twist: 10 Couples Who Said "I Do" in a Different Way

These sweethearts put their own unique spin on the traditional ceremony<p>These sweethearts put their own unique spin on the traditional ceremony, from exchanging vows in a yoga studio to celebrating on the streets of New York City

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art …

Tyra Banks' Model Photos Show Her Amazing Ability To Transform

We've seen Tyra Banks teach her "Top Model" protégées the art of transformation for 20 cycles now, so it's nice to see the model practice what she preaches... and then some.<p>When Banks released three images of her uncanny supermodel impersonations on Saturday, we were stunned. Little did we know, …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …