Jana Viljoen

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Explore the Creepy Ruins of Chernobyl Through the Eyes of a Drone

A drone armed with video equipment recently flew over the skies of Pripyat, a Ukrainian city that was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. After the disaster, the city was abandoned, though some curiosity seekers have explored the ruins of the irradiated city.<p>Danny Cooke took the footage …

Americans Bought Guns at a Record-Setting Rate on Black Friday

The typical Black Friday boom in gun sales doubles the number of background checks handled by the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), from one per second on an average day to two per second.<p>By Friday afternoon, that figure had reached three checks per second, CNN …

The psychology of evil

Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib …

Why Is Amazon Flailing?

With the disastrous release of Kindle Fire Phone and the utterly ignorable Echo, it seems Amazon has lost its way.<p>At the root of the issue is Amazon's confusion as to what it is. It seems that Amazon sees itself (or desperately wants to be) a product company that does logistics exceedingly well. …

What You Can Learn from the Sex Spreadsheet

It starts on June 1, when a frustrated husband began to track his wife’s responses to his sexual advances, through July 16. His headings: Date, Sex?, Excuses. The final tally: 27 requests, three Yeses. (Excuse me, <i>Yeses.)</i><p>The story gets crazy this weekend, when the husband sends the spreadsheet to …

The Crucial First Step to Reaching Your Goals (That Most People Skip)

Whatever your fitness or performance goal—lose weight, build strength, run a faster 5K, you name it—establishing the right environment for yourself …

24 Thought Provoking Questions You Need To Answer To Know Yourself Better

1Share<p>ShareEmailComments<p>These 24 thought provoking questions I am sharing with you today have no right or wrong answers. Asking them is the answer. …

The Happiness Trap: Things Versus Experiences

I first noticed it during the coverage of the Winter Olympics. It was a Cadillac commercial for their newest car. It starts simply enough, with an …

What Happens to Our Brains When We Exercise and How It Makes Us Happier

Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more. At …

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