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Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …

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5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

A Scratch-Off Globe to Track Your Travels

Enabled by lotto-ticket technology.<p>With passport stamps approaching extinction thanks to biometric chips, consider this decidedly low-tech way to log your journeys: a scratch-off globe from the folks at Animi Causa. Assemble the flat-packed pieces to make a 3-D world map that's covered in gold …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

“David Bowie Is,” the extensive retrospective exhibit of the artist and his fabulous costumes, hit Toronto last Friday (see our post from earlier …

Laser-Cut Wooden Landscape Rings

Etsy user CliveRoddy creates imaginative sets of laser-cut rings made from birch that make a landscape when worn together.<p>[via Whimsebox]

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How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

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