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The 50 Most Incredible Instagrams of Burning Man 2014

After the playa, the deluge of pictures.<p>While Burning Man is over for another year, the denizens of Black Rock City have only just got done uploading …

The last supermoon – in pictures

This full moon marks the third in a trilogy of supermoons this summer. July and August’s full moons both fell during the moon’s perigee – when it was at the closest point in its orbit to Earth. It is also a harvest moon, which rises around the same time that the sun sets, giving the moon a …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has opened “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places,” a photography exhibition that features juried selections from …

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Water Conservation Tips

Learn how to reduce your water usage.<p>1994 was the year that federally mandated low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets started to appear on the scene in significant numbers. How can you conform to the standards and help increase energy efficiency in your home?<p><b>At Home</b><p>On average, 10 gallons per …

Sustainability

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

The Scottish referendum in nine key numbers

After two years of campaigning, Scotland is all set to decide whether it wants to be an independent country. Here are nine key figures about the vote<p>307 years - how long the union has been in existence<p>The Act of Union was signed in 1707 by the parliaments of both England and Scotland to make the …

The 10 Stages of Learning That Brangelina ACTUALLY Tied the Knot

<b>2. Denial.</b> Nope. No way. This would be too much to hope for. Better to keep expectations low.<p><b>3. Surprise.</b> Wait, they <i>actually</i> did tie the knot? Is this real life? This is real life. This is real life. This is real life!<p><b>4. Joy.</b> Nine years, six children, and now marriage vows? What a lovely couple. …

Ten enchanting travel experiences in Greenland

So you think Greenland is a far-flung travel dream? Pinch yourself. This Arctic country might be huge, but a trip to western Greenland can take in a breathtaking range of sights, from Disko Bay’s iceberg studded waters to valleys so vast you’ll feel like the last hiker on Earth. Start with these 10 …

The trippy GIFs of Zolloc

Hayden Zezula, designer and animator based in Austin, creates graceful and immersive worlds within the limitations of the animated GIF.<p>To create the …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome | Inc.com

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: <i>I have had enough! Bring on the downtime.</i> Then the afternoon just drags on and …

Productivity

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Landscape Photography

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

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11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

19 Unapologetic One-Liners From Joan Rivers

“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.”<p>Joan Rivers was not a …

Joan Rivers: A Life in Stylish Pictures

Fighting FOMO: 3 Strategies To Beat Your Fear Of Missing Out

<i>If it seems like everyone you know is doing cooler stuff than you, feeling happier than you, and generally out-pizzazzing you, Martha Beck wants you to know they've got you fooled.</i><p>By Martha Beck<p>OMG, do you have any idea what you're missing right now? Have you checked Facebook in the last two …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Brush Up on Your Selfies With This Selfie Brush

What a time to be alive.<p>We were all holding out for that perfect way to incorporate selfies into our hair-brushing routine — and behold, it has …

6 Body Language Secrets Very Successful People Know

<i>Body language expert Janine Driver helps you amp up gestures that win respect and quiet those that give you away.</i><p>By Janine Driver<p><b>Do: Hold Your Chin.</b><p>"It's something we see powerful people do -- Hillary Clinton, Steve Jobs on the cover of his biography. It's a thinking pose, a gesture that says, …

Short walks may reverse damage from prolonged sitting, study says

It’s no secret sitting behind a desk all day can be bad for your health.<p>In fact, prolonged periods of sitting have been associated with higher cholesterol levels and greater waist circumference which can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic disease.<p>But a new study has found that taking a 5-minute …