Andres Ortega

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3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

Fallout 4's 58GB High-Resolution Texture Pack Is Out Now On PC

Fallout 4's high-resolution PC texture pack has landed on Steam. You can grab it right here (via NeoGAF). As announced previously, the texture pack is meaty, requiring 58 GB of hard drive space.<p>Here is the texture pack's official description: "Experience the wasteland like you've never seen it …

Don't Want to Waste Your Life? Quit Doing These 6 Things Today

No one sets out to fritter away their precious time, but if you spend hours on these activities, that's what you're doing.<p>Each of us, on average, has around 27,000 days to live. Subtract a third or so of that for sleeping and another chunk for those early years you don't remember and can't control, …

35 Things No One Told You About Becoming “Successful”

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy 1.The post 35 Things No One Told You About Becoming “Successful” …

8 Reasons Why You're Having Joint Pain

“Oh, my aching joints” is more than a cliché. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from joint pain that can sometimes be debilitating. If you have …

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything)

The formula for improved performance in any aspect of your life is actually quite simple.<p>We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us …

How to tell if your child's educational needs are being met at school

As a new school year begins, your child will most likely have a new teacher. With a new teacher comes a new opportunity for your child to learn the …

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The #1 Ingredient an Energy Healer Says You Should Stop Eating to Be Healthy

Do you overthink everything? Have you fallen into a pattern of negative internal dialogue? If you've been neglecting your feelings, then it might be …

The 1 Smart Thing Highly Successful People Always Do

What do you do when you fail to meet your own expectations?<p>You've set yourself a goal. It may be to finish a report, proposal, or blog post. It may be to go to the gym every morning, or stick to healthy eating, or avoid losing your temper. Whatever that goal was, you've screwed up. You've fallen …

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

Five Ways to Free Up Space on Your Android Device

Android phones and tablets can fill up quickly as you download apps, add media files like music and movies, and cache data for use offline. Many …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

Every day carry tools and gadgets

Who doesn't want to be a Macgyver, fixing situations with a Swiss Army Knife, a paperclip, and a piece of string. Updated with reader suggestions.<p>I …

Ultimate Camper, Mini Bike Pump, Drone Recall

A recap of top stories for the week of Nov. 6 – 12, 2016.<p>1) Unable To Hike, Woman Carried 79 Miles On AT<p>Carden Wyckoff just traversed a 79-mile …

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You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

'Brain Drinks' Might Make You Less Smart

Like pretty much everyone else, drink companies are jumping on the neuroscience bandwagon. These widely available “brain branded” beverages make …

Can You Lose Your Fingerprints?

A 62-year-old man from Singapore was traveling to the U.S. to see relatives last December and was detained after a routine fingerprint scan showed …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Why do dead whales explode?

The processes going on inside the carcass in Newfoundland are actually pretty typical<p>A dead blue whale washed up on the shore of an eastern Canadian town several weeks ago, and has been causing quite a stir ever since. Locals tell the media they're worried the bloated, smelly carcass will explode, …