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18 awesome camping gear ideas you never would have thought of

IT DOESN’T MATTER if you’re pulling up to a family campsite in your car, heading out into the backcountry, or going ultra-light and long distance — …

10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

Epic Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

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Physicists Must Accept That Some Things Are Unknowable

One of the ultimate questions about our Universe is the question of where all of this came from. When we discovered that the grand spirals in the sky were actually galaxies not so different from our Milky Way all unto themselves, it paved the way for us to truly — for the first time — understand …

4. A Time Travelling Kylo Ren

If you really want Star Wars to jump the shark, then going this route would do the trick. Time travel isn't something which has ever factored into …

People shared their biggest regrets in life, and some of their answers will make you cry

Some people have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, and there is no point in having regrets.<p>But for so many of us, looking back on our lives can lead us to linger on one poignant moment or period when we wish we had done things differently, and that nagging question, "What if …

Mental Health

We Live Through Technology, And It’s Destroying Us

What feels like a lifetime ago, I was still living in Los Angeles, I was hanging out in an apartment in Echo Park. It was a gorgeous one bedroom with …

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

The title of Emilie Wapnick’s TED Talk is the same as the headline of this article, and I recognized a bit of myself in her description of a multipotentialite: someone with many interests and creative pursuits.<p>Multipotentialites squirm at the “when you grow up” question because it implies you have …

10 Ways To Strengthen Your Bond, As Told By Science

We all know that in chemistry, a bond is formed when two atoms are attracted to each other due to a redistribution of their outer electrons. But let’s be honest: there’s no exact science to strengthening bonds between actual, real people.<p>Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t have science on our …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Why Do We Play Sports? We've Forgotten

Youth sports are being hijacked.<p>Let's put it more directly -- <i>your</i> sports are being hijacked. The sports that your kids play are being taken over by a well-intentioned but misguided and counterproductive drive to make them better athletes in the hopes of attaining glory at "the next level" -- …

Trains

Science Has Figured Out The Best Age For Kids To Start Doing Chores

The study, which checked in with 84 kids during preschool and then at ages 10, 15 and in their mid-20s, found that the ones who began chores at ages …

15 Habits Of Exceptionally Happy People

The Declaration of Independence promises each citizen the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Sometimes, though, that happiness seems pretty elusive – especially in business, where deadlines, personnel issues, and other trip-ups can come to dominate our days.<p>Fortunately, it is …

Happiness

APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations (2015 Jan 26) Image Credit & Copyright: Sergei Makurin http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150126.html Explanation: You may have heard of the Seven Sisters in the sky, but have you heard about the Seven Strong Men on the ground? Located just west of the Ural Mountains, the unusual Manpupuner rock formations are one of the Seven Wonders of Russia. How these ancient 40-meter high pillars formed is yet unknown. The persistent photographer of this featured image battled rough terrain and uncooperative weather to capture these rugged stone towers in winter at night, being finally successful in February of last year. Utilizing the camera's time delay feature, the photographer holds a flashlight in the foreground near one of the snow-covered pillars. High above, millions of stars shine down, while the band of our Milky Way Galaxy crosses diagonally down from the upper left. https://500px.com/makurin007 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150126 #APOD

Take a photo me, photographer!

This week-end's #lpinstatakeover is by intrepid #lonelyplanet writer and photographer @stuartbutler1974. The picture: a chimpanzee in Kibale Forest Uganda, #Africa. The story behind it: "I first visited Uganda’s Kibale forest some 20yrs ago when a project was just getting under way to habituate some of the forests many chimpanzees to a human presence. Back then I got only the most fleeting of glimpses of the chimps. Years later I returned in order to spend a full day in the forest with a ranger learning about his work and seeing the chimps up close. It was hard to believe how nonchalant the chimps were in our presence and I photographed this one from just a few metres away as it lazed in a tree. I’ve visited all the major chimp reserves in East Africa and I think Kibale might be my favourite." - Stuart Butler Stay tuned to our feed for more photos to come over the week-end from Stuart. Or, check out more of his work at stuartbutlerjournalist.com and facebook.com/stuartbutlerjournalist. #travel

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

These six moves will sculpt the abs you’ve always dreamed of<p>You’ve probably heard it before, but you really don’t have to do another crunch. (No, really—don’t. They’re bad for your posture, among a host of other ills.) Instead, use these exercises to firm, flatten, and contour your waistline by …

Your Happiness is Making Your Employees Miserable

Happiness is wonderful, but don't let your happiness make your employees unhappy.<p>The happier you are, the less able you are to empathise with others, but you think you are empathising with them. Clear as mud? Your life is going great, and you're positive and upbeat, and are anxious to be mindful of …

Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo. @sea_legacy. During the fall months and while they wait for the sea ice to freeze, polar bears perform mock battles. These skills that they gain from these matches will come in handy in the spring when they fight for real for the right to breed. The sea ice is freezing later each fall and melting earlier each spring causing the bears to have less time on the ice eating seals, their primary food source. #polarbear #beauty #nature #wildlife #adventure #climatereality #climatechange @natgeocreative @thephotosociety

Finland Night Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt

Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt recently released <i>night II</i>, a collection of night time photographs captured in Finland in 2013 and 2014.<p>Many of …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

The Best Leg Workout You Can Do without Weights

You don’t need barbells and dumbbells to make your legs scream. Attack your big lower-body muscles with this do-anywhere high-intensity circuit<p>The largest muscles in your body are in your legs, so you want to work them hard. But you don’t always need a heavy barbell or pair of dumbbells to truly …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Is Pot Hurting Your Sperm?

New research shows your habit could hurt your chances of having a kid<p>If the birth rate in Colorado drops off next year, there may be a new obvious reason: Smoking pot could be linked to sperm changes that may make it harder to get her pregnant, says new research in <i>Human Reproduction</i>.<p>The study …

How Can I Keep Knots from Forming in My Neck and Shoulders?

Rid yourself of common tightness and pain at work by trying these 3 fast stretches<p>If you want to keep creaks from forming all over your body, stop sitting like a caveman at work. Hunching in front of a screen keeps muscles contracted, restricting bloodflow and oxygen and forming knots.<p>Use an …

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights | Colossal

<p>Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about …

Wildscreen photography festival 2014 – in pictures

The world's leading wildlife photographers will hold workshops, talks and training events at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 24-26 October 2014. Photojournalist and conservationist Tim Laman, BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and writer and zoologist Mark Carwardine are among …