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11 Things You Might Not Know About Eggs

They’re incredible, they’re edible, and if you lived in Roman times you’d also think they were <i>magical</i>. Here are a few facts about eggs, cooked just …

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Reach Success

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

Procrastination

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10,000 virtual residents

Estonia is one of the most digitally advanced nations in the world, with digital public services, online voting, blockchain-based healthcare records, and paperless cabinet meetings in government since 2000.<p>But its most radical project is e-residency — letting people from around the world become …

Second Life

Does early retirement mean an early death?

A spot of gardening, going travelling – who hasn’t daydreamed about early retirement? So damn the latest study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health that shows an early retirement can mean less time to enjoy it.<p>You might assume the effect was caused by sicker people retiring earlier …

Retirement

This Infographic Shows the Sleep Patterns of 21 Highly Successful People

From Barack Obama to Bill Gates<p>Last night, I experienced something rare and amazing.<p>After two busy weeks that resulted in very limited rest, my body, which had been sending me clear messages in the form of muddled thoughts, blurry vision and aching joints, took full advantage of what was meant to …

Bill Gates

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Skepta Releases Video for "Man"

After releasing the single "Man" from his forthcoming <i>Konnichiwa</i> album, Skepta has revealed the video accompanying the hard-hitting track just days before the album's drop. The grime MC is seen getting wild with friends at an underground party via grainy, VHS-style footage in the similar vein of his …

Albums

How drawing focuses the mind

The V&A has come under fire for banning sketching at its new exhibition of underwear. The museum says it’s to ease congestion as punters browse through 18th-century knickers and learn the history of the jockstrap . But as one Twitter user pointed out: ‘Drawing is an essential mode of …

Mind

Why it’s vital to watch your biological clock

Breakfast in the morning, work during the day, relaxation in the evening followed by bedtime. The waking hours have a certain rhythm, and the 24-hour cycle of the Earth’s rotation has resulted in a human sleeping pattern that largely takes place at night for about seven or eight hours of continuous …

Sleep

Life in airplane mode

I don't have much money lately. Or, rather, I’m <i>bad</i> with money lately. I end up with enough to pay a few bills and buy food, but for a few months now I've failed to pay my phone bill. So I have a phone, but I don't have a phone number or mobile data. No text messages, no phone calls.<p>I'm living in …

Phones

Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel Covered by Graffiti

After covering digitally the Villa Savoye, built by Le Corbusier, of his virtual graffitis, Brusels-based artist Xavier Delory focused, still with …

Street Art

Can music help us fall asleep?

We all know that getting a decent amount of high-quality sleep is extremely important to your quality of life. Sleep disorders can lead to fatigue, anxiety, depression and poor daytime performance in both physical and mental tasks. Drugs can help, but they can also have negative effects on your …

Entertainment

How to Watch the White House Correspondents' Dinner Online, No Cable Required

Tonight, the White House will host the last Correspondents’ Dinner of President Barack Obama’s administration. Here’s how to watch it online, even if …

White House

The Best Rap Verse of the Month

Black Thought still raps, guys, in case you forgot. I tried to give Drake's <i>VIEWS</i> a real chance here, but your fave didn't deliver a shell-shocking …

Rap Music

How minimalism redefines success

by Jessica Dang<p><i>rss | t | f | g+</i><p>‘Success’ is a loaded word these days. It can mean anything—fame, fortune, connections, owning a huge home, or a …

24 ways your office job is destroying your health

The stress, long hours, and sedentary nature of your modern office job are sucking the life out of you — literally.<p>And it's not just the tight deadlines, stress-eaten doughnuts, and sneezing coworkers that are doing you in. Even your keyboard can be out to get you.<p>From the printer to your …

Job Satisfaction

10 Signs You're Burning Out (And How To Stop It)

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological …

Psychology

Kanye West Liked Aziz Ansari's 'Famous' Video So Much He Made It Official

​Classic Kanye.<p>While the world still does not know if Kanye likes mustard, we can now be sure that he can take a joke—take it and make it one of his official music videos.<p>Earlier this month, Aziz Ansari and Erick Wareheim enjoyed Internet success with their visuals for 'Famous,' which was really …

Aziz Ansari

Research backs up the instinct that walking improves creativity

For centuries, great thinkers have instinctively stepped out the door and begun walking, or at the very least pacing, when they needed to boost creativity. Charles Dickens routinely walked for 30 miles a day, while the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche declared, “All truly great thoughts are …

Creativity

This Researcher Says Diabetes Is Not Always Chronic. Here’s How to Cure It

Nearly half of the people in a new clinical trial reversed the condition with this method<p>If you Google type 2 diabetes, reliable sources—like the National Institutes of Health website—will tell you that it’s a chronic condition.<p>But Newcastle University researcher Roy Taylor, M.D., begs to …

Nutrition

Gratitude and Hope | Department Store for the Mind

<i>To launch our new set of 24 Character Strength pencils, #drawonyourstrengths is a campaign to help you find and cultivate your best qualities. We've</i> …

Mind

Diary of a somebody: could I solve the mystery of 148 lost notebooks?

One breezy afternoon in 2001, two friends of mine, Richard and Dido, were mooching around a building site in Cambridge when they came across a battered yellow skip. Inside were 148 handwritten notebooks. Some were crammed into an old bottle box that had jaunty green print on the side: “Ribena! 5d!” …

Books

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Experience: I am 16 and live alone in the wilderness

I live alone on the Isle of Skye in a tipi almost impossible to find without detailed directions. It might seem unusual for someone of 16, but I love my own company and I’m passionate about preserving wild spaces. I grew up with my mum, Ghillie, and older sister, Yazzie, in the wilds of the …

Isle of Skye

6 Ways to Dress Better and Make a Great First Impression

If you're like me, your wardrobe can use an upgrade -- and so can the impression you make on others.<p>I'm the furthest thing from a fashion plate or style guru. My go-to wardrobe is jeans and a T-shirt. "Dressy" for me is a golf shirt.<p>Would I like to dress better? Sure. But to me -- and to most …

Always practise safe text: the German traffic light for smartphone zombies

The word “smombie” is one of the most recent additions to the German language. Last November, the term – a mashup of “smartphone” and “zombie”, referring to oblivious smartphone users staggering around cities like the undead – was voted Youth Word of the Year in Germany.<p>The disease is virulent. A …

Germany

How Drake became the all-pervading master of hyper-reality rap

If there is a single word that describes Drake, whose new album is released on Thursday night, it is diffuse. It is a catch-all that captures the way his tracks seep out of the radio like glistening vapour and conveys the slippery drift of his voice back and forth between rapping and singing. …

Rap Music

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Kanye West Just Made Aziz Ansari & Eric Wareheim's "Famous" Visuals The Track's Official Music Video

Don't expect Yeezy to drop his own music video for <i>The Life of Pablo</i>'s "Famous" anytime soon. Remember that video Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim created for the track? Well now it's the Rihanna-assisted cut's official music video.<p>According to a representative for JASH, a comedy collective that …

Aziz Ansari

The 82 best movies on Netflix UK

Unhappy with the terrible films Netflix is constantly recommending to you? Tired of being told you'd love Barbie and the Three Musketeers just because your daughter once watched half of Ella Enchanted? Then you need film critic <b>Tim Robey</b>'s regularly updated guide to the best movies on Netflix …

Philip Seymour Hoffman