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The 10 Steamiest Shows You Probably Don’t Know About

There’s a lot of talk about how we’re in the age of peak TV, but no one ever mentions the steamy side of things. Sure, there’s more television than …

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

The Top 10: Chapter Titles

Richard Morris suggested this one, nominating number six. In chronological order...<p>1. <b>“Digression in Praise of Digressions”</b>, section 7, <i>A Tale of a …

Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy According to New Research

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Consciousness

If you're ever questioning your self-worth, just watch this short video from Alan Watts...

How do you define yourself?<p>If you’re like most people, you probably answer that question by explaining your job, your name, your background….<p>But in …

18 Underrated TV Shows You Should Be Watching

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10 amazing literary holidays to add to your travel bucket list

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that book lovers following in the footsteps of their literary heroes must be in want of a good guide. With apologies to both Jane Austen and Bridget Jones, this will be self-evident to anyone who has ever tried to explore James Joyce’s Dublin, Ernest …

Literature

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Indigenous Peoples

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Philosophy: Alain de Botton<br>‘Seneca should be the author of the hour’<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books …

Literature

11 Netflix Movies With Insanely Hot Sex Scenes

Netflix is good for many things: discovering endlessly bingeable shows you wouldn’t have known about otherwise, making a good excuse to invite people …

Jack Kerouac

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Books

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

The Brain

What Archaeologists Really Think About Ancient Aliens, Lost Colonies, And Fingerprints Of The Gods

It’s no secret that far more people watch TV shows like the History Channel’s ‘Ancient Aliens’ than attend lectures by professional archaeologists and historians. Millions of people tune in to watch TV series and docu-dramas with a questionable grip on facts about the past. The stories spun by …

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Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

TV

I Have No Confidence… So This Is What I Do

I am nervous all the time. Going to a party, I always try to back out at last minute. Even a party I threw last year, I tried to not go and three …

16 Must-Watch Movies That Inspire Spirituality

Spirituality is just another name for the connection with your spirit. We may have the desire but might not know where to start. Some are found …

Terrence Malick

The 10 best architects of all time, ranked

New Yorkers don’t have to look very far to see the power of architecture: It boasts an iconic skyline, after all, made up of buildings ranging from …

Architecture

5 Thought Experiments That Will Melt Your Brain

<i>Some science is too big, dangerous, or weird to happen in a lab.</i><p>By Evan Dashevsky<p>Albert Einstein famously made use of “thought experiments” (i.e. …

The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook

<i>by Martijn van den Broeck, all opinions my own.</i><p><b>Download your free copy of The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook.</b><p>Table of Contents<p><b>Before your</b> …

13 New Shows You Need to Watch This Summer

<i>Preacher</i><p><b>Premieries May 22 on AMC</b><p>This isn’t your usual superhero show. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the comedic duo behind movies like <i>Pineapple</i> …

How the New Star Trek TV Series Can Be a Reverent Success

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of science fiction’s most stalwart franchises, <b>Star Trek</b>. Before it hit its stride, though, Gene …

Veganism grows by 360 per cent in Britain: David Haye, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams among athletes choosing to go meat-free

The number of vegans in Britain has risen by a staggering 360 per cent over the past decade, making it one of Britain's fastest-growing lifestyle …

Here's what £100 will buy you for a day in 10 popular cities around the world

When you're on holiday, it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much money to budget per day — especially if you're visiting a place you've …

Travel

City Streets Vibrate in These Oil Paintings

Jeremy Mann hates most things digital, but his works look just like digital art.<p>Late one night, in the days when he was a "drunken depressed art student," Jeremy Mann came back to his studio and started picking up every random object he could find, trying to paint with each. This went on into the …

Digital Age

Free will illusory, brain tricks us into thinking choices are conscious – Yale study

Will I drink tea or coffee? Should I take an umbrella with me? What if I buy this now even though pay day's in a week? There are so many choices that …

Einstein on Grief, Time, Eternity, and the Privilege of Old Age: His Beautiful Letter to the Bereaved Queen of Belgium

“…and Mozart remains as beautiful and tender as he always was and always will be.”<p><b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18, 1955) is celebrated as “the quintessential modern genius.” But surely there is something more expansive than his undeniable scientific brilliance to warrant such high …

Albert Einstein

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …

Alternative Medicine

The Importance of Face-to-Face Conversation | The Art of Manliness

It is the evening of September 19, 1931.<p>Three men stroll down Addison’s Walk, a picturesque footpath that runs along the River Cherwell on the …

Literature

Sioux Indians and Mental/Physical Toughness | The Art of Manliness

<i>Charles Alexander Eastman was born in 1858 and raised as “Ohiyesa” to be a hunter and warrior in the traditional ways of the Santee Sioux. When he</i> …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation