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How To Stop Stressing Yourself Out

Here’s your bit of trivia knowledge for the day. The term stress was first used for something you feel by Dr. Hans Seyle in the 1930s, describing the physiological responses in the body in situations that people judged to be “stress-ful.” At a conference he attended nearer the end of his career, an …

How to Learn Quickly when Reading

Many people have experienced frustration because they can either read quickly without necessarily digesting information in depth <i>or</i> they can study …

11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way

Why is English spelling so messed up? We get the same sounds spelled different ways (two, to, too), the same spellings pronounced different ways …

10 Things Happy People Do Differently

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.<p>-Dalai Lama<p>Think being happy is something that happens as a result of luck, …

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10. Camping Retreat: Drew House by Simon Laws / Anthill Constructions<br>An unusual home was designed to reflect the homeowners’ times spent camping as …

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Micro-Windmills May One Day Power Your Smart Phone

Bigger is better has practically become a rule of thumb in the wind power business.<p>Indeed, the typical wind turbine size has grown from about 300 kilowatts in 1990 to a whopping 7.5 megawatts in 2011.<p>A team of electrical engineers in Texas is challenging the industry’s conventional wisdom by …

How to Reduce Stress and Focus More on What Truly Matters

<b>“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” ~Socrates</b><p>Did you ever wish you could just take off from work and get away from it all?<p>This past summer I had …

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What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …