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When you watch the eclipse, keep an eye out for diamonds in the sky

It’s from a ray of sunshine peeking through a lunar valley.<p>The Moon isn't just some big round rock: it has mountains and valleys. And during a total solar eclipse, you can actually see the sunlight cutting a path through that lunar terrain.<p>As you may already know, a broad swath of the United States …

Texas

A video game you've never heard of has turned three teens into multimillionaires — and it's just getting started

About three weeks earlier, Balfanz and his business partner had published a cops-and-robbers video game called "Jailbreak" on Roblox. Although Balfanz and his partner had created Roblox games before, "Jailbreak" was their first overnight success, hitting about 75,000 simultaneous players on the day …

Game Design

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

3 Toxic Behaviors that Drain Your Mental Energy

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced into a …

5 Rare Qualities of Truly Happy People, According to Science

It takes a lot of work to train your brain for this, but when you arrive, welcome to the happy life.<p>I have been writing on positive psychology ever since I read the masterful <i>Happiness Advantage</i> by one of the movement's current poster boys -- Shawn Achor.<p>The beauty of this field is found in the …

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

Travel

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked …

Employment

Italy is giving away hundreds of historic castles and villas for free

Have you ever wanted to own your own castle – or perhaps an Italian monastery? Here’s your chance. As part of Italy’s Strategist Tourist Plan, the …

Knowing Your Camera Like the Back of Your Hand

Since I’ve started leading photography workshops, I’ve noticed something quite unexpected: attendees would turn up with great cameras, sometimes even …

This $22 under-bed LED lighting system is our new favorite thing in the world

Remember when we first introduced you to LED backlighting for your TV? Remember how it blew your mind and completely changed your TV viewing …

The Best Budgeting Apps to Save Major Money in 2017

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or a head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, then the good news is, you're</i> …

8 Things Smart People Do Before Buying a Car

"Buying a car is a long-term commitment, not a one-night stand, so it needs to fit your lifestyle and the people you share your life with," says …

I Never Pay Full Price—This Is How I Always Get the Best Deal

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, then the good news is you're not</i> …

Vintage Vacations That Will Give You Intense Nostalgia

Travel before the 19th century was limited to the very wealthy. The automobile and its widespread availability after World War II changed that, …

Palm Springs

Beginner Photography Tip: Advanced Controls That Will Take Your Photos to the Next Level

Tell me if this sounds familiar...You've been dabbling in photography for awhile now, but find yourself wanting to learn more.You have a good handle …

Shutter Speed

The European train trip that every family should take

As a child I used to stand beside my dad in the corridor of the overnight car train from Calais to Narbonne in southern France. We’d watch fields of sunflowers shoot by while freight trains roared past like angry dragons. Lost in a reverie, his hair tangled from the rushing wind, my father rarely …

Trains

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

Sony A6300 blows every mirrorless camera away with insane speed and 4K

The last five months have been really tough. I've been without my trusty Sony A6000 after it suddenly stopped working during my vacation in London …

26 beautiful places you should visit before they disappear

Earth is home to some incredibly beautiful destinations.<p>But unfortunately, some of the most stunning natural sites and iconic man-made structures are in danger of disappearing because of climate change and human carelessness.<p>In honor of Earth Day, we found 26 places travelers should visit while …

National Parks

Scientists Just Discovered This Giant Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way

In your daily reminder that all of the existing matter in the known, vast universe is difficult to discover, confirm and categorize, researchers have announced the discovery of the Crater 2 dwarf galaxy which is currently orbiting the Milky Way.<p>The <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i> …

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Google’s Cloud Platform Goes On The Offensive With Price Cuts, New Features

Google is launching a wide range of updates for its Cloud Platform today that aim to make it more competitive in a market where Amazon Web Services is still the de facto platform for cloud-based applications.<p>To say that Google is getting aggressive is likely an understatement. The company today …

Photographing the Jaw-Dropping ‘Crystal Caves’ of Iceland

If there is only one way for me to describe Iceland, it would be “Monumental Scale Shock”. The country really borders on the extreme. The entire …