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10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

Wildflowers

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Self-improvement

3 Simple Steps to Cultivate Humility and Become a Better Person

We live in a world that places so much emphasis on appearances, achievements, and competition that ‘humility’ is considered to be a weakness.<p>But this …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

I was hooked on meth for 11 years. If you know and love an addict, this article is for you.

I spent 11 years addicted to methamphetamine and have now been clean for nine. Today, I am a self-defense instructor, a budding entrepreneur, a volunteer first responder, a friend and family member. Yet at my core I consider myself a garden-variety recovered drug addict.<p>So to the fellow addict: You …

Mindful Feng Shui Secrets

Mindfulness is going mainstream! It is one of the hottest trends in spa, medical and corporate wellness. This concept is new to so many people in the western world, but it is an ancient practice that dates back in time to the days of Buddha. Not so new at all! What is all the fuss about? Scientific …

Mindfulness

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

5 best cities for Americans moving abroad

The expat life is calling<p>If the latest news cycle has you dreaming of packing up your bags and moving abroad—and let’s face it, we’ve all been there—there’s a lot more to leaving than just buying a plane ticket. While most countries around the world will allow Americans to stay for around 3 months, …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

Have you seen them all?<p>As 2016 draws to a close, you might find yourself scrambling to catch up with the year's stand-out films. In the past couple of months alone, there's been an embarrassment of must-see cinema, and as we near awards season, you'll want to be all caught up.<p>Here are the 25 best …

Blockbusters

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Physics

If Dark Matter Can't Be Seen, What About Ghosts?

Every ghostly horror movie has "the scene."<p>It usually comes early in the story, like in <i>The Sixth Sense:</i> The protagonist walks into a room, like the kitchen, and all the cabinets and drawers are open. He's puzzled. He doesn't remember leaving it this way. So, he closes all the doors and all the …

Dark Energy

Freedom tiny house offers big house comforts in a small space

The Freedom sits atop a 28 ft (8.5 m) triple-axle trailer – each rated to a weight of 5,500 lb (2,494 kg) – and comprises a total floorspace of 304 …

When Saying “I Love You” Just isn’t Enough.

“I love you,” she texted, her words glaring at me on the lighted screen.<p>She is nowhere near, yet somehow she is never far away.<p>I have heard you. I …

How to Say “No” and Achieve Billionaire Success With Warren Buffett’s 2-Step Rule

Why is it that ultra-successful people seem to be more relaxed and less stressed, and yet they accomplish so much more?<p>Warren Buffett once famously …

This Is What Elle Macpherson's Supermodel Diet Looks Like

Straight from her nutritionist.<p>They don't call runway veteran Elle Macpherson "The Body" for nothing. These days the OG supermodel spends less time in front on camera and more on building her wellness empire starting with WelleCo., her own supplement brand.<p>As for how Macpherson maintains that …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention spans and …

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

How Cold Showers Can Change Your Brain And Boost Your Mental Health

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

"It genuinely is a game-changer"

<b>SCROLL DOWN</b><p>When Steven Jones-Evans was diagnosed with bladder cancer, the prognosis was grim. His only hope was new – and expensive – immunotherapy. …

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

How do people die from cancer? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Ranjana Srivastava

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Our consultation is nearly finished when my patient leans forward, and says, “So, doctor, in all this time, no one has explained this. Exactly how will I …

This Common Pain Med Reverses Alzheimer's Memory Loss in Mice

The NSAID could be a potential treatment for Alzheimer's in the future, researchers say.<p>A common anti-inflammatory drug prescribed for period pain …

This Is the Best DIY Anti-Bacterial Spray Ever

Clean your home and freshen it at the same time with this DIY eco-friendly anti-bacterial spray. It's made with natural ingredients that disinfect …

Sugar Has a Stronger Effect on Our Brains Than We Even Realised, Study Finds

The complete opposite of what scientists thought.<p>German scientists have discovered that our brains are actively taking in sugar from the blood …

Central Nervous System

The 4 Top Relationship Desires of Men and Women

Why should men and women try to please one another? For love’s sake. The world of love is an easily solved mystery of emotional giving and receiving …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

Literature

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>