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The 25 Most Photogenic (And Breathtaking) Spots In America

Prepare the camera.<p>From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see some of the most beautiful spots in the world. Prepare thy camera: These are the 25 most awe-inspiring places right here in the</b> …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

Boost Your Nest Egg in 3 Easy Steps

Source: Flickr user taxcredits.net.<p>More than half of Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 have no retirement savings. As a result, the Employee Benefit Research Institute reports that less than one in four workers are very confident they'll have enough money to live a comfortable retirement. …

Retirement

This self-taught artist began painting at 48 and rose to international fame just a year later

Contrary to the common belief that genius emerges in the young, it’s been found that major creative breakthroughs tend to happen in our late 30s. But new talents can emerge at any point in life.<p>Helen Downie, a London-based artist, discovered painting at 48—and, without any formal training, rose to …

Art

Teeny house, big lie: Why so many proponents of the tiny-house movement have decided to upsize

As we were packing up our cottage last summer, my 14-year-old casually observed: "It's good we're leaving, while we still like each other."<p>For 10 weeks of the year, my husband and I, along with our two sons, live blissfully in Nova Scotia in a two-room A-frame that measures roughly 320 square feet, …

The only 9 apps released in 2015 that we're still actually using

I'm not alone. Most people use the same five apps over and over again.<p>But there are a few apps every year that do become part of our everyday routines. These apps are here to stay. Of the apps released 2015 — or the ones which had major updates that completely changed how we use them — my …

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13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

Ancient Temple Mount ‘warning’ stone is ‘closest thing we have to the Temple’

The unassuming slab of limestone doesn’t look like much. It’s crudely fractured and chipped on the sides, pockmarked with age, and is perched not too …

Ancient History

A self-made millionaire says a single choice could be part of the reason you aren't getting rich

T. Harv Eker — who not only studied incredibly wealthy people, but worked his way up from nothing to millionaire status — noticed a crippling choice that the average person makes over and over again: "<b>Most people choose to play small</b>," Eker writes in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind."<p>He …

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

Disney Artists Go Hands-On With Upcoming iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Apple today sent a few iPad Pros over to Disney, where Disney animators were able to use them alongside the Apple Pencil to test out the iPad Pro's drawing and sketching capabilities in a professional environment.<p>Disney Story Artist Jeff Ranjo shared a Periscope that demonstrates the iPad Pro in …

IPad Pro

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Why we hate Pershing Square

It would seem to be just in the right place for a city park: a five-acre square in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, bounded by Olive, Hill, 5th and 6th streets, with the elegant front of the Biltmore Hotel on one side, the busy office towers of Bunker Hill on another, and the lofts, restaurants …

Urban Design

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …

8 Quick Tricks to Make Yourself Wake Up Earlier for Mind-Blowing Productivity

It's frustrating, isn't it? You want to become an early riser.<p>You know that waking up early is one of the best ways to be more productive. You know that many of the world's most successful entrepreneurs are early risers.<p>Yet no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to stop hitting snooze.<p>You don't …

Tony Robbins has taught this productivity trick to clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams

He's sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his seminars. He's personally coached everyone from former President Bill Clinton to tennis icon Serena Williams to revered hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.<p>Although every coaching session is personalized, we asked Robbins for …

The 13 Inspiring Winners Of Our 2015 Innovation By Design Awards

In the eyes of our esteemed judges, these projects represent the year’s best design.<p><b>Entries open for the 2016 Innovation By Design Awards on February 23. Check back soon for details.</b><p>After hundreds of hours mulling over the best design work in the world, <i>Fast Company</i> is proud to announce the winners …

5 Largest Megayachts At The Monaco Yacht Show

As was noted earlier this month, the French Riviera is the place to scratch your superyacht itch in September. But the true megayachts (those well over 200-feet-long), don’t really come out to play or to be seen by potential buyers until the Monaco Yacht Show later in the month. And since Monaco is …

Yachts

11 morning routine tweaks that will make the rest of your day more productive

I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.<p>The …

Time Management

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

The world's most dangerous wave has never looked so beautiful

The newest video from SURFING shows the serenity beyond Teahupoo’s danger. Photo: SURFING<p>Teahupoo is home to the most dangerous waves in the world …

Massive Ancient Greek city discovered submerged in Aegean Sea [Photos]

An ancient Greek city has been discovered sunken beneath the Aegean Sea. The settlement dates back around 4,500 years (2,500 BC) and was the size of …

The Ikea Dresser Hack You've Been Looking For

Custom furnishings are perfect (obviously) but pricey and unless you're a buzz saw pro, they don't exactly fit into the DIY category. Fortunately Homepolish designers are clever, innovative and really good at using power tools. For this project, our designer Casey DeBois transformed her regular ol' …

Gorgeous Pond House is a zero-energy ‘dream house’ retreat in Louisiana

Architect Michael Holly recently completed the Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm, an exquisite zero-energy retreat that combines energy-efficient …

Architecture

New Eco-Friendly Design Offers More Refreshing Showers While Minimizing Water Usage by 70%

On average, a typical eight-minute shower uses 20 gallons of water. Depending how many daily showers your household takes, this could mean a lot of water down the drain. The new Nebia shower promises to minimize this usage by 70% without compromising water pressure or a refreshing experience. Their …

Engines

Financial planners share the smartest decisions they've seen clients make with their money

Financial planners see it all.<p>Not only do they get an inside look into their clients' spending, saving, earnings, and investments, but they can see past the numbers to the people behind them: their clients' ambitions, fears, priorities ... and decisions.<p>Below, six certified financial planners …

Waze cofounder sold his startup to Google for over $1 billion, but he still doesn't own a house

Most of the money went to the investors, he told Business Insider.<p>The gossip in Israel is that Levine didn't walk with that much cash given the total amount involved. One Israeli news site estimated his take was about $38 million, or about 3%.<p>Even so, that's still a lot of money. Enough to …

Startups

Minimalist Modern Kitchen Inspiration

(Image credit: Nordic Design)<p>If your perfect kitchen is more modern and minimal than country cozy, we've got a treat for you. You won't see a lot of …

Worms 3, Guerilla Filmmaker, and other awesome apps of the week

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for Cult of Mac to run down the week’s best apps. From guerrilla filmmaking to guerrilla warfare, and silent messaging apps to RSS readers, we’ve got something for everyone.<p>Check out our picks below:<p>Guerilla Filmmaker<p>From Bentley commercials to Sundance indie …

Apps