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9 Daily Steps to Be More Productive and Get Sh*t Done

<b>9 Daily Steps to Be More Productive and Get Shit Done</b><p>Everyone and their mom wants to be more productive and <i>get shit done</i>. How many times have you …

Productivity

Central Park's Lamp Posts Have a Hidden Trick To Help You Navigate

Even a seasoned New York navigator can get lost in Central Park. In the sea of green and winding paths, the familiar urban grid of Manhattan …

Urban Design

Top Five Things To Do in Bath

I set myself up a challenge this year, which is to try and visit more places in the UK. So far, I've only managed to visit Bath (although I've had a …

The 50 best tacos in America, ranked

Because the city-guide app allows users to save and favorite the venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which tacos are getting the most praise across America. Foursquare included the top-rated location of various chain restaurants in the US (subsequent locations were removed).<p>With …

Texas

Remembering the Time America Nuked Spain by Accident

Photographer and historian John Howard went to Palomares to photograph the nuclear disaster you've never heard of.<p>It's no secret that the American military is a fairly messed-up institution. If it's not being exposed for failing to combat the high rates of sexual assault and rape of female officers …

International Court of Justice

5 companies trying to help you sleep better

The average worker loses 8.5 days of work annually because they can’t catch a decent night’s sleep. That’s probably because your phone is sending you push notifications from all the different services and social networks you’re part of.<p>As a result, we’re suffering at work with loss of focus and …

Wearable Tech

11 of the best money tricks I learned traveling through 16 countries

These new adventures sometimes came with never-before-made mistakes. I've made my fair share when it comes to figuring out the best ways to save and spend money in a foreign land. There are things you will never think about until it's too late—whether it's on the flight over or a few weeks into …

Czech Republic

5 Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know How to Cook

In your 20s, there’s a natural transition from dorm food to delivery and microwave fare. Unfortunately, that’s where some people stall, never making it out of the stage of pizza boxes and Chinese takeaway containers. But the step from ordering to home cooking shouldn’t be intimidating. Learning …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

85 pictures that will make you fall in love with Earth all over again

To remind you of this, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of our home planet from Reuters.<p>Hopefully these images make you appreciate Earth and how important it is to continue to protect and preserve our environment.

Nature

How To Get The Seat You Want On Your Next Flight

<i>by CNT Editors, Eric Jordan</i><p>Getty Images<p>Airlines have an overabundance of seat choices these days and reservation systems can't handle all of them. Be sure you know what a category means before you click to buy.<p><b>Q:</b> My husband and I used Orbitz to buy business-class tickets on SAS from Dublin to …

Video of a Very Young Green Day Playing Live at Pinole Valley High School in 1990

In 1990 Mickey Estes shot an entire concert video of a very young Green Day playing live at Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, California (located …

Humorous Charts and Graphs Show What Being an Introvert Is All About

BuzzFeed Life's assistant health editor Anna Borges created a series of graphs any introvert can relate to. There are pie charts depicting how truly wonderful it is to have a vivid inner world, unwavering sense of self, and top-notch listening skills.<p>Through her bar graphs, Borges conveys some of …

Data Visualization

Five Wondrous New Chocolates

It seems like many of us are on an unending quest to discover new types of chocolate. The applications of cocoa are almost endless and we are frequently stunned to see new ways it's utilized—especially in trusty old chocolate bar form. The following five sweets struck our fancy and appeased our …

Dessert

Where You Should Study Abroad Based on Your Personality

Co-authored by Elena Nicolaou, writing intern at Avelist<p>It's said that people travel to see the world. And you do see the world when traveling. You walk down streets that curve differently than the streets at home, hear vendors hawking in different rhythms than you're used to. You meander through …

7 Items Under $100 That'll Make You Look Like A Million Bucks

We swear.<p>Making your closet look expensive can, unsurprisingly, break the bank -- especially in the fall when wool and leather come into play. But there are a few items you can scoop up for under $100 that will instantly make your outfit look more expensive. Don't believe us? See for yourself.<p><b>1. A</b> …

Feeling Anxious? Have a Pickle

I’m from northern Vermont, and am the descendant of a long line of uptight Puritans and taciturn ice fishermen. Chattiness is not our bag. At parties, we’re big on nail-biting reticence and we tend to have an over-developed concept of personal space. A lot of us, as kids, hid behind the couch when …

Microbiology

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Luhu, A Sweet Tabby Cat Whose Droopy Eyes Make Her Look Perpetually Sad

Luhu is a sweet little grey tabby with adorably droopy eyes that make her look perpetually sad. Luhu and her two equally cute siblings Barher and …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

The Brain

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Lessons in money management for a semester-abroad student

<b>Question:</b> Our son has been accepted into a university language program and is planning a semester abroad in Paris, leaving in August and returning probably in late December. His advisor told him not to set up a personal bank account there. For his current studies in the States, we transfer money to …

Personal Finance

12 Superfoods for Stress Relief

When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who …

The 2015 Way to Travel on the Cheap

You'll be a jetsetter in no time.<p>The digital age is bittersweet for those of us with wanderlust. On one hand, your Instagram feed is filled with idyllic snaps from exotic locales that are merely pipe dreams due to your lack of funds. On the other, you have a million sites and apps at your finger …

Travel

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people’s January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

Australian Open draw 2015: Defending champion Stan Wawrinka, No. 1 Novak Djokovic could meet in semifinals

A rematch of the 2014 final between Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal is a possibility.<p>Stan Wawrinka, whose only career Grand Slam title came at the 2014 Australian Open, will begin the 2015 edition of the event with a first-round match against Marsel Ilhan, according to the results of the draw that took …

Tennis