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My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Yoga

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

<b>UPDATE 12/3</b>: Elan Gale revealed on his Twitter account on Monday night that his supposed airplane feud with Diane was, in fact, all a ruse.<p><b>PREVIOUSLY</b>: This extremely passive-aggressive airplane feud is one for the ages.<p>It took place on Thanksgiving Day between a middle-aged woman known as "Diane" …

Lamp Hack: How to Make Any Lamp Cordless

There’s a common problem in interior design that no one talks about. It’s all very hush-hush, you see. It’s the problem of the <i>lamp cord</i>. (Yeah, I …

Viral GoldieBlox Video Ignites Legal Battle With Beastie Boys

Brands have been put on notice: You've got to fight, for your right, to go viral.<p>Earlier this week, a toy company called GoldieBlox made an …

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

A Space-Age Wheelchair, Without The Bumps And Stigma

A Japanese car designer tries his hand at creating the mobility device of the future.<p>Satoshi Sugie first became interested in mobility vehicles after meeting a frustrated wheelchair user in Japan in 2010.<p>“He said he gave up going even two blocks away,” Sugie says. “One reason was he didn’t want to …

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Is Puerto Rico the next Greece? Nest eggs could suffer

The U.S. territory has become the latest poster child for serious debt woes. Once popular with investors, the island's $2.2 billion budget deficit has led credit rating agencies to downgrade Puerto Rican bonds to near-junk status.<p>SAN JUAN — When Alejandro García Padilla took office as governor of …

How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modernist Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets

Food porn or art? That's for you decide.<p>But one thing is for certain: The jumbo-sized images in <i>The Photography of Modernist Cuisine</i> are truly awesome.<p>In one, a ham and cheese sandwich levitates in midair. Then, a Weber grill gets sliced in half lengthwise to expose a pink burger cooking on another …

Soft Goat Stubble and Beard Softener

Sporting a bit of stubble can be a good look assuming you don’t pair it with unkempt hair and a stained t-shirt like you just woke up from a bender. …

Why Carved Pumpkins Are Called "Jack O' Lanterns"

The name “Jack O’ Lantern” was originally one of the numerous names given to ignis fatuus (Medieval Latin for “foolish fire”), another of which is …

Decorations

Ohio State Marching Band "Michael Jackson Tribute" - Halftime vs. Iowa: 10-19-13

23 Unseen Photos Of Rolling Stones Discovered At US Flea Market

Remember the story of the mysterious photographer Vivian Maier, who's extraordinary images were stumbled upon years after her death?<p>Well, recently …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Falling for Maine

<i>Maine has much more to offer than its unimaginative invitational slogan would suggest. Take a trip North East during Fall and you'll discover why it's worth a visit -- and a lifetime.</i><p>You can tell a lot about a place from the slogan it brands itself with. That self-professed badge of honour it fixes …

How to Save Money When Booking Travel Online

Websites like Expedia.com, Hotwire.com and Orbitz.com have all but eliminated the need for travel agents -- why pay someone to compare flight durations and room rates when you can do it yourself? The problem is, if you're not careful, you may end up paying more in the long run. Finding a good price …

Spanking your kids could affect their vocabulary down the road

To spank or not to spank: For most American parents, it isn't a question.<p>The majority of U.S. children have been spanked at some time in their life, despite a robust body of evidence that suggests spanking a child leads to problems in the future.<p>The latest evidence of the negative effects of …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

European Travel

10 Types Of Tourists You Should Never Be

If you live in a city or a popular tourist spot, you probably know that feeling of slightly irrational rage when a tourist does something silly or gets in your way.<p>Let's face it: Whining about tourists is a beloved urbanite pastime of the highest order.<p>Below, 10 types of tourists that will fuel a …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

(photo: Blue Ridge Parkway by NCBrian/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. With cooler weather comes the brilliance …

Celebrity Real Estate

See the huge — expensive! — homes that stars like Kim Kardashian, Prince William, LeAnn Rimes, and Jessica Simpson call home.

Next for Flipboard: Satisfying Social Media Hunger Before Cravings Hit

If you’ve poked around the social media world at all the past few days you have probably heard about Flipboard, a new iPad app that creates a customized “social media magazine” based on what’s happening in your Twitter or Facebook stream (see video below). The app is already a raging success–it’s …

Social Media

The West Coast Pink Bakery Box Theory

There are many cultural differences between the West and East coasts but it takes a true doughnut eater to notice the one involving different-colored bakery boxes. When Jessie Oleson of <i>Cakespy</i> (and our own baking blogger) moved out west, she spotted the Pepto Bismol-colored boxes after being so …