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21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.<p>Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re …

Defuse Arguments with Your Partner Through Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can mean many different things and has many different benefits, but it isn’t limited to your own improvement. You can also use …

Mindfulness

The Best Lenses for iPhone Photography

We considered 40 iPhone lens attachments and tested nine models in a variety of scenarios and settings (including backpacking through the Cascades) …

Cameras

Emirates fatigue reports show UAE airlines pushing crews to limits (RT EXCLUSIVE)

RT has obtained new evidence of UAE pilots and crews being pushed to the brink of exhaustion. The shocking grievances by the Emirates cabin crew date …

12 Things That Are More Harmful Than Cheating

You're probably doing #6 without even realizing it.<p>Cheating is definitely one quick, big way to absolutely annihilate a relationship, but as a recent Ask Reddit thread pointed out, there are plenty of other things that are much more potent when it comes to ruining even the strongest of bonds. Some …

Astronomers Have Discovered a Super-Fast Star System That Breaks Current Physics Models

No one can explain those speeds.<p>Thousands of light-years away, on the outskirts of the Milky Way, astronomers have detected something no one’s ever …

This Rare Leadership Behavior Can Also Be a Game-Changer | Inc.com

Marcus Lemonis, star of the <i>The Profit</i>, swears by it. Best-selling author and researcher Dr. Brene Brown says it is "the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change."<p>What do I speak of? The widely-held notion that <i>vulnerability</i> is, indeed, a leadership strength displayed by the best entrepreneurs.<p>…

Leadership

NASA Captures Stunning Photo of a Sonic Shockwave

Using the modern version of a 150 year-old technique, NASA has photographed an incredible view of an aircraft's sonic boom.

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

Motivation

This 79-Year-Old Celibate Man Just Dropped Some Pretty Solid Relationship Advice

The Pope knows things.<p>The last person we'd think to turn to for sex and dating advice is an old guy who practices celibacy. But in a 256-page document on love and relationships, Pope Francis tackles issues of marriage, sex, and family planning with a markedly looser—and cooler—approach than you …

Pope Francis

Leadership is a quality that you can teach yourself

Most people who are good at school follow a pretty straightforward strategy: study hard, get good grades, repeat. This basic approach to achievement stays the same from elementary school all the way through college.<p>But while school is strategically simple, business is among the most complex of …

Leadership

7 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

We all could benefit from learning how to be kinder, calmer, and more compassionate.<p>When it comes to talking about intelligence, someone’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is usually what comes to mind; however, there is another type of intelligence that’s often overlooked but equally important: your …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

From the moment that it was discovered that the macroscopic, classical rules that governed electricity, magnetism and light didn’t necessarily apply to the smallest, subatomic scales, a whole new view of the Universe became accessible to humanity. This quantum picture is much larger and …

Quantum Physics

Help wanted: Top guns for dogfights with Canada’s CF-18 fighter pilots

Canada’s top guns are in need of some top guns to fight against.<p>And they’ll get such adversaries by the end of the year.<p>The Canadian government plans …

How Talking About Kinky Sex Ended My 4 Year Relationship

There was a reason we preferred to keep our distance.<p>When you've been with someone on-and-off for 4 years like I have, it's easy to think you know exactly what they like during sex. Actually, though, many couples struggle to tell their partners what they want in bed, especially if it's kind of …

Phobos: A Doomed Moon | Space Wallpaper

About this Image<p>Astronomy is filled with references to Roman and Greek mythology and Mars is no different. The Red Planet, named for the Roman god of …

7 Ways to Learn from Your Negative Thoughts

<b>“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” ~Plutarch</b><p>I remember when I first learned about positive thinking. I was to observe …

3 Habits of Remarkably Focused People

Want to have an edge over others and get more effective? Do these 3 things every day.<p>The ability to focus is a game-changer. The more laser-focused you are, the more you can get done, and the better the quality of your work will be. We all have the same 24 hours every day, but those who are focused …

8 Daily Habits That Will Keep Your Brain Young and Sharp

Find a fast, easy way to fight off dementia<p>Working at your desk all day can feel monotonous—but at least your brain is breaking a serious sweat: Regularly using a computer makes you 42 percent less likely to show symptoms of cognitive decline, finds new research from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

'Root of all evil' found in the brain by scientists

The part of the brain which switches on before aggressive behaviour is anatomically known as the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus.<p>The ‘root of all evil’ has been discovered by scientists who found that a distinct part of the brain fires up before premeditated nefarious acts are …

Neuroscience

These NASA Technologies Can Help Airplanes Cut Fuel Use By 50%

Huge advances in environmentally friendly air travel are possible, but it will take focus from the industry to make it happen.<p>When the airline industry agreed to the first-ever carbon emissions limits for planes in February, they didn’t go very far. By 2028, the proposed rules would only make new …

An Artist Infused Colour Into A 100-YO Black & White Photo And The Result Is Beyond Stunning

Black-and-white photos have their own charm but they often make us wonder the alternative – would the people or objects captured look different in …

Britain's silliest place names

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14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

All too often new leaders are thrown to the wolves and expected to survive with nothing more than a quick <i>go get em'</i> sentiment from the powers that be. Then about six-months (or 10 years) later someone in HR says, "We should probably send you to a workshop on leadership." And the leader is now …

The Jaguar F-Type SVR is the fastest cat in the world

The Jaguar F-Type is a great sports car, part of the company's Tata-infused renaissance. It looks great, sounds phenomenal, and has a wide variety of powertrain options to satisfy nearly anyone — and now it has one more.<p>It's called the F-Type SVR, and it's a special version of the F-Type that's …

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Universe

Don't Worry, Be Happy Now | Space Wallpaper

About this Image<p>A century ago Albert Einstein predicted the phenomenon of gravitational lensing using his general theory of relativity. Today we have …