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25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Mission Impossible

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Holder: Banks Should Be Able To Handle Pot Money

The federal government is preparing to address the biggest problem facing the nation’s marijuana industry. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said …

U.S. Athletes Told Not to Wear Red, White, and Blue Around Sochi

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The U.S. State Department is warning our Olympic athletes not to wear their uniforms outside of …

Valerie Trierweiler to visit India in first post-scandal outing

French first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, will fly to Mumbai next week for charity work in what has been dubbed her 'last stand'<p>Valerie Trierweiler on Monday undertakes her first public engagement since it emerged that President François Hollande was two-timing her with an actress.<p>In what French …

Syrian government and rebels agree to face-to-face talks in Geneva

The first direct negotiations between the Syrian government and rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad are to be held on Saturday after the sides refused to sit down together on the first day of a negotiation process billed by the international community as the only way to end the …

Everything You Need To Know About Universal's "Wizarding World Of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley"

More magic coming this summer.

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

Something else for Europe to worry about: the disastrous consequences of a huge bee deficit

The great bee die-off in the US and Europe has been known about for a while. A shortage of honeybees, it’s feared, threatens various crops that depend on them as pollinators. But now some research has put numbers on just how bad the bee deficit is in Europe. And the numbers are alarming, to say the …

Ecology

Reports of sexual assault dip at military academies

WASHINGTON — Reports of sexual assaults among cadets and midshipmen declined at two of the three military academies, according to a Pentagon report.<p>There were 53 sexual assaults reported at the academies during the 2012-13 school year compared with 58 reports in 2011-12. The Pentagon's study, …

21 Little Lifestyle Changes That Will Help You Get Healthier

Diet and fitness plans just weren't built to last. These small tweaks will put you on the path of healthier habits.

The Skeleton of a Giant Sea Snake Washes Ashore in France

(Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra)<p>(Photo: Nantes Tourism)<p>That's the impression created by this sculpture by Huang Yong Ping, an artist in France. This …

Micro Planter Chess Set is a 3D printed mini-garden game

Here's a perfect marriage of the chess whiz with the gardener: this Micro Planter Chess Set is a 3D printed that also doubles as mini-garden …

Inside The Only Library In The World That Has Computers Instead Of Books

"This is the future."

23 Animals Really Enjoying Colorado's New Law

They're just giving it up to the high and mighty...high.

14 Reasons We All Need Nearby Nature in 2014

Everyone deserves access to the outdoors. Unfortunately, many of our communities do not have nearby nature or safe places to explore and enjoy the natural world close to where we live, learn, work, worship and play. Only one in five kids can safely walk to a park or a playground, and access is even …

Why eating breakfast is a really good idea

You may have heard the old saying, “Eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch, and a pauper at supper.” The idea behind it is that your body …

Should We Eat Bugs? A TED-Ed Animated Lecture

In this TED-Ed animated lecture, writer Emma Bryce discusses the history of entomophagy (dining on insects) and argues that we should be doing more …

Animation

How To Give A TED-Worthy Talk

The TED conference, with its high-powered speakers and thousands of viral videos, has become a cultural touchstone. Professionals with big ideas and big ambition want to know: how can I become a TED speaker, or at least sound as good as one? Often, John Bates is the man they call. Bates, an …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

No one likes to move beyond his or her comfort zone, but that’s really where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.<p>Also, it’s terrifying.<p>For me, operating beyond my comfort zone was participating in …

Remote Rainforest Found Using Google Earth Harbors Never-Before-Seen Species

You might think we’ve explored every inch of the planet, but just a few years ago scientists used satellite images from Google Earth to discover a …

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Are We Witnessing The End Of Coral?

Tropical coral reefs form the very foundation of marine biodiversity. Sadly, their seemingly inevitable demise may prove to be one of the first …