Alexandria Mattox

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Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as relatively …

Artists

16 Easy Sauces Every Vegetarian Cook Should Know

I'm not quite sure when the veggie bowl trend sparked, but I rejoiced because with it came a renaissance of sauces. Think about it — before you could …

Recipes

This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation

Across the Atlantic, researchers in an ornate, blue-tiled hospital in Barcelona, Spain, study ayahuasca's physical effects on the brain.<p>The teams in those two disparate locations approach the study of the psychedelic drug differently, but researchers at each are coming to similar conclusions about …

Psychedelia

Famous Artworks From Dali And De Kooning Might Contain The Early Signs of Cognitive Disorders

There's a difference in their work before and after.<p>The intricate and distinctive brushstrokes a painter makes aren't just a window into the artist's …

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person

Fifty percent of this year is gone. Question, have you reached 50 percent or half of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful in any area …

Motivation

16 Things My Dad Taught Me About Success

No. 16: "There is always a way. No exceptions. No excuses." Here are the other fifteen. They are equally direct, blunt and just old school enough to be really cool in today's new school world.<p>Most days, I simply want to be happy and feel like I am successful at what I do. Achieving those seemingly …

Asus' ZenWatch 3 looks way better than the first two

Go round or go home<p>Today at IFA, Asus has announced the ZenWatch 3, a new Android Wear smartwatch. It jettisons everything that was underwhelming about the ZenWatch 2: it’s round now, seems ergonomically much nicer, and above all should have much better performance. That’s because it’s running the …

Wearable Tech

Are You Thinking Too Much?

<b>Are you thinking too much?</b><p><i>The Practice:</i><p>Rest your weary head.<p><i>Why?</i><p>The traditional saying that's this week's practice has been sinking in for me lately. Thoughts have been swirling around like a sandstorm about work, things I've been reading, household tasks, finances, concerns about people, a yard …

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let's pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe.<p>You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters). Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you.<p>But it's not just your neck and their cameras that …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Filmmaking

Citizen Kane and the meaning of Rosebud

Citizen Kane has long been acclaimed as a work of genius and endlessly dissected by critics. But a mystery still lies at the heart of this masterpiece. On the eve of Orson Welles’s centenary, Peter Bradshaw comes up with his own theory about the film’s clinching moment<p>S<i>pitting Image</i> once made a …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

16 Must-Watch Movies That Inspire Spirituality

Spirituality is just another name for the connection with your spirit. We may have the desire but might not know where to start. Some are found …

Terrence Malick

Brain Food: Eat Your Way to a Sharper Mind

Are you making the smartest decisions about food? We’re not talking about calories.<p>We’re talking about foods that actually help improve brain function. If you ever find yourself being forgetful or sluggish, add these foods to your diet, now!<p>Fish<p>Because the body cannot produce Omega-3 fats, they …

Nutrition

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

In honor of summer and our hope for some leisurely reads, we've been talking to booksellers across the country — and they have a lot of suggestions.<p>So imagine your favorite summer reading spot, and get ready to "Pack These Pages." Our first guide is Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in …

Books

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

Retirement

10 Affordable Countries That Are Budget Travelers Dream

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Well, that effort will be to …

Machu Picchu

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

What an Anti-Memory Is and How It Frees Your Mind

Neuroscientists at Oxford just discovered how your brain moves memories into long-term storage. It’s called an anti-memory, and it’s more helpful …

The Brain

The Grand Canyon in Color: Stunning Photographs From 1947

Caption from LIFE. Havasu Falls, at the canyon's western end, are in the Havasupai Indian Reservation, which can be reac<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Frank …

National Parks

How to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year

These 15 habits will help you keep you at your sharpest, whatever comes your way<p>In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times …

Self-improvement

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

Is Chelsea Market the City’s Best Food Court?

Wandering through the near-empty halls of the old Nabisco factory — where Oreos were invented — one could drop in on a butcher, an upstate dairy, a kitchenware concern, a shop selling groceries from Italy, an amazingly diverse fruit and vegetable stand, a Thai food store, and a bakery whose …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.<p>There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The</b> …

Happiness

Meet the adventurer who's gone to nearly 100 countries and can take you on the adventure of a lifetime

During Matt's Adventure Academy course, participants are taken to this stunning hidden village. Matt Prior Matt Prior takes adventure to a new level.<p>A member of the prestigious Explorers Club, his past endeavors have included circumnavigating Lake Baikal on a WWII-era Russian motorbike, traveling …

Adventure Travel

The Next Portland: 4 Cities All the Cool Kids Are Moving To

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/pulaw(Edited)</i><p>Now that <i>Portlandia</i> has logged five seasons and word of Voodoo Doughnut has traveled all the way to your great aunt, it's time to face the facts: Portland is over, people, and a new city must rise in its stead. But which American metropolis best …

10 TED Talks by women that everyone should watch

Color bravery. A headset for brainwaves. His/hers healthcare. 10 big, bold talks from female speakers.

Shocking pictures show what rising sea levels could do to major cities

According to a new report headed by Climate Central, a science-based nonprofit news site, the difference between climate change raising global temperatures by 2 degrees Celsius — a virtual certainty, by many scientists' measure — and 4 degrees is vast.<p>It's enough to put pieces of some of the …

Climate Change

8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes exponential developments in technology will allow him to live forever. He stopped by our office and talked to us about food science and supplemental …

Singularity