Aja Sayers

118 Added | 8 Magazines | 17 Likes | @asnowballa | Keep up with Aja Sayers on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Aja Sayers”

What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

Universe

The untold story of modern science is one of empire and colonial exploitation

Sir Ronald Ross had just returned from an expedition to Sierra Leone. The British doctor had been leading efforts to tackle the malaria that so often killed English colonists in the country, and in December 1899 he gave a lecture to the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce about his experience. In the …

Cape Town

The 8-hour sleep myth: How I learned that everything I knew about sleep was wrong

We've been told over and over that the 8-hour sleep is ideal, but our bodies have been telling us something else....The post The 8-hour sleep myth: …

Virginia Tech

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

Yoga

Man eats world's hottest chilli pepper – and ends up in hospital

Carolina Reaper appears to have narrowed the arteries in the competitive eater’s brain, causing a series of thunderclap headaches<p>A man who took part in a chilli pepper eating contest ended up with more than he bargained for when he took on the hottest pepper in the world.<p>After eating a Carolina …

Weight Loss

10 Little-Known Uses for Vicks VapoRub

While many medical treatments from the early 1900s have been vehemently debunked, a handful have managed to stand the test of time. At the top of …

Alternative Medicine

Best books of 2017: 24 stand-out novels from last year

With new releases from literary giants such as Arundhati Roy and Paula Hawkins, as well as much-hyped debuts from a clutch of exciting young authors, …

Books

We just Discovered A Galaxy Without Dark Matter, Proving it Exists

Credit: Pixabay<p>Dark Matter has been a persistent thorn in the side of physicists. It shouldn’t be there, but it has to be, and obviously is. And, …

Dark Matter

20 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences Ever Written In Literature

<b>We asked our community to recommend some of the most beautiful sentences they have ever read. Here are our 20 favourites from the submissions we</b> …

Literature

The Right Way to Remember Rachel Carson

Not until the end of her life did she write the work for which she is now known. Before then, she had always thought of herself as a poet of the sea.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>The house, on an island in Maine, perches on a rock …

Literature

Schizophrenia is likely a side effect of our brain’s complex evolution

This discovery could lead to not only a better understanding of our evolution but to new treatment options for schizophrenics.<br>Read More

Neuroscience

This Service Helps You Discover New Music, But On Vinyl

Music is an oversaturated market, so it’s hard to discover anything new, whether you’re using Spotify or going analog with vinyl — which has had a …

The Mystery Of The Beaker People Who Completely Changed British DNA 4,500 Years Ago

A groundbreaking new study conducted by 144 geneticists and archaeologists has determined that British people today owe more to a group of settlers …

The Best Settings for Night Photography

Night photography is a fascinating genre of landscape photography. You’re standing outside in total darkness but the camera display shows something …

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

Disclosure<p>Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission …

Books

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

385 million-year-old shark fossil reveals sharks and humans had a common ancestor

The prehistoric shark, which was discovered in 2001, belongs to a species called Gladbachus adentatus.<p>A 385 million-year-old shark fossil has …

I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

Self-improvement

Roasted Butternut Squash and Chicken Spinach Salad

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.<p>Spread the butternut squash over a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and cinnamon. …

Butternut Squash

Learn How to Make Glühwein, the Traditional German Mulled Wine

Looking to change up your mulled wine this season? Curious what Feuerzangenbowle is, and also enjoy setting things on fire? Then it's time for you to …

Balsamic potatoes | Potato recipes

• Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.<br>• Peel the potatoes, cut them into even-sized chunky wedges and parboil in a large pan of boiling salted water …

Boxing Day

Chocolate Banana Bread That Tastes Better Than Cake

Waking up to homemade banana bread always feels celebratory, don’t you think? So, to conclude our month of chocolate desserts, we’re thrilled to …

Dessert

Cheesy Breakfast Monkey Bread With Sausage and Eggs Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This Cheesy Breakfast Monkey Bread With Sausage and Eggs is perfect for a quick …

Which Haruki Murakami Book Should You Read First? Here's A Guide To His Most Famous Works

Ah, the age old literary question: "Which Murakami book should I start with?" I've been asked this question many, many times. Even if you haven't …

Books

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

This Is the World’s Greatest Stretch (Seriously!)

Back pain is often the result of tightness in other parts of your body. To loosen up, watch this video to learn how to do the World’s Greatest …

Yoga

No 'lost tribes' or aliens: what ancient DNA reveals about American prehistory

New genetics research settles questions about the peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador – and helps highlight what genetics can’t tell us<p>Genetics research has transformed our understanding of human history, particularly in the Americas. The focus of the majority of high profile ancient DNA papers in …

Anthropology

15 things you can do today to become rich in the future

<i>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire."  — Jim Rohn</i><p>Most people wish their circumstances would magically change for them. They don't have the desire to become better themselves …

Self-improvement