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Sweden's "Most Sought After Home" by Tham & Videgård Designs

Tham & Videgård Designs have created a quaint and unique home in Sweden that has been dubbed<p>Tham & Videgård Designs have created a quaint and unique home in Sweden that has been dubbed the “Most Sought After Home.” With the help of over 2 million Swedes, the designers analyzed 200 million clicks …

Sweden

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

Bill Gates

The Office Is Watching You

A new generation of “people analytics” tools promises to make offices more self-aware and efficient. Could they also help get you fired?<p>Does your boss even appreciate how much time you’re spending in meetings every week? Probably not.<p>Even though it might be easy to count the hours by looking at …

Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

The acclaimed filmmaker of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War reveals why he now types all his manuscripts in Baskerville.<p>In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. With the collusion of the <i>New York Times</i>, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test …

Go Forth And Pwn For Shizzle, Word List Guardians Tell Scrabble Players

A new batch of 6,500 words are now available to Scrabble players, after publishing house Collins updated its widely used Official Scrabble Words list Thursday. The list includes tech jargon and slang, such as pwn, twerk and shizzle.<p>Also added: aji (the pepper), coqui (the frog) and the more …

Linguistics

Depression Raises Parkinson's Risk, Study Confirms

People with depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease years later, Swedish researchers report in a new study that strengthens the theory that depression and Parkinson’s are linked.<p>This one suggests that the depression comes first, not the other way around, the team at Umeå …

Neuroscience

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

These 22 cars are the most economical to own

The sticker price on your car is only the beginning of what it really costs to own that auto — something that savvy shoppers should take into account …

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work | Inc.com

Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us consider ourselves to be "happily engaged at work."<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36 percent more motivated, six …

Happiness

These Are America's Secret Money Habits

Young adults spend less on groceries, but eat out more. New Yorkers are suckers for a fancy brand name, Bostonians love giving gifts and Floridians …

How the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world

I empathize with these stories. During one of my bouts with bed bugs, I remember lying awake at night covered in insect repellent and staring at my …

Bedbugs

What's coming and going on Netflix for May 2015

Nearly 60 titles are disappearing from Netflix in May, but nearly 60 titles are being added. Find out what to stream while you can and what you have to look forward to watching.<p>May will see a lot movies going offline at Netflix. "Fantastic Voyage" will stream no more starting on May 1. The movie's …

Entertainment

Best Theme Parks Attractions To See In 2015

<i>Knott's Berry Farm's Voyage to the Iron Reef (Courtesy IAAPA)</i><p>If you thought roller coasters couldn't get more thrilling, this year's new launches prove designers had some extra tricks up their sleeves to create mind-blowing attractions. Combining cutting edge technology, spectacular graphics and …

31 Insanely Clever Products To Organize Your Whole Life

Your clutter will soon be under their control.

Shopping

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances | Inc.com

Every year at this time most people and companies do a reassessment of their finances. A quick look at their assets and liabilities might result in either a big smile or perhaps a grimace. One thing few are happy about is the amount they will pay to the government. This is the time of year where …

Personal Finance

Why Masters Champion Jordan Spieth Hired a Former Schoolteacher as His Caddie

A ‘textbook’ example of the randomness of the caddying business<p>Augusta, Ga.<p>The man who celebrated with Jordan Spieth on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday made his first trip here only three years ago. Michael Greller wasn’t even a professional caddie at the time. He was a …

Golf

The Most Stylish Movies of the '90s, Ranked

A thoroughly unscientific (but nonetheless authoritative) appraisal of the decade's best-dressed films.<p>There's no doubt that '90s nostalgia is at a high point. Over all of this, of course, looms fashion, which is always keenly attuned to, if not outright governed by, deeper cultural trends—and if …

Men's Fashion

The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.<p>The man behind me in the queue was trying to be helpful: “It’s true, though, right? They are used as weapons in Asia. I go there a lot and I’ve seen them do it—they’re lethal.” He made a sudden gesture, like Spiderman …

Destination divorces are turning heartbreaks into holidays

I was sipping wine on the balcony of my apartment in Santa Monica with my soon-to-be ex-husband, our son fast asleep in the next room. “It feels like the Caribbean out here,” my almost-ex said. “I figured out why. That huge palm tree is making rustling sounds like in the Caribbean.”<p>“You’re right,” …

Dominican Republic

The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies

Odds are you use no more than two travel apps to get from point A to point B, and that’s fine — surveys show you’re not alone.<p>But consider for a …

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong | Inc.com

I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. "My problem is stopping bad habits. That's why I'm fat. Where does that leave …

Self-improvement

Enter the Sun Without Burning Alive in NASA Installation

It's like being in the movie 'Sunshine,' but without the murdery parts.<p>Inside the <i>Solarium</i>, a video installation by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), you can enter the belly of the sun without worrying about frying to a crisp. In fact, the dynamic visuals of the giant star’s turbulent gas …

Anthem Breach: What Should I Do Right Now?

Repercussions from some data breaches are easily remedied, but victims of insurance company Anthem’s breach will have to remain vigilant against fraud for the rest of their lives.<p>The insurance company, which is one of the nation's largest and includes several major Blue Cross and Blue Shield …

Identity Theft

How To Get Motivated And Crush Your New Year's Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but bouncing back to reality after the holidays isn’t easy. In fact, looking for inspiration on how to get motivated is almost a exercise in motivation itself. After eating all those yummy desserts and Christmas cookies, it takes some serious motivation to get back on track …

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Ergonomics

'We Are the World': A Minute-by-Minute Breakdown

"Check your egos at the door" read the sign on the front door of A&M Studios in Los Angeles on the night of January 28th, 1985. Producer Quincy Jones …

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips