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54 Unforgettable Pictures From The Past Year

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In The Future, We May Only Have Sex For Fun — Not To Procreate

In November I attended F.ounders, a tech conference in Dublin. A lot of prominent people attended including Elon Musk, Bono, and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston.<p>A partner at Google Ventures, Wesley Chan, also attended. I asked him how Google Ventures decides which technology trends to invest in. Google …

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The 11 healthiest foods in the world

Grown without chemicals and loaded with nutrition, these 11 foods will keep you (and the planet) healthy for life.<p>J.I. Rodale, the man who founded …


Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly (Besides Losing Weight)

You've been told a hundred times that exercise is good for you, and it's true—but it's good for a lot more than just losing weight or building …


Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

How to Win Loyalty From Other People

Although money is often seen as a prime motivator, ultimately the bonds that hold an enterprise together are psychological. Important data gathered …

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These Raspberry-Ginger Muffins Pack All of the Flavor with None of the Gluten

These raspberry-ginger muffins are high on flavor, low on gluten—as in, there is none<p><i>It’s the freakin’ weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It’s all about brunch.</i><p>It's time for you and muffins to get reacquainted. December has likely provided you with …


The 21 Best Absolut Vodka Print Ads Of All Time

In 1980, the advertising agency TBWA made an ad for Absolut Vodka featuring a bottle of its product with a halo above it and the words "ABSOLUT PERFECTION" below.<p>The ad was an instant hit, and spawned one of the most iconic ad campaigns of the '80s and '90s, all including the Absolut bottle in a …


Sweat burns calories

<b>The answer:</b> "No! Sweat is not a gauge of how hard you are working," Scott says. Our bodies produce sweat as a way to cool down, so if anything, it's an indicator of how hot your body is. And hotter core temperatures don't equal more calories burned.<p>In fact, the fitter you are, the less you probably …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

The implications of self-control

Deepak Chopra discusses his new book, “What Are You Hungry For?” which offer suggestions for why people overindulge.