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A Guy Who's Been Living Off the Grid for 20 Years Explains How to Live Sustainably

I asked the guy living in Sydney's greenest house whether I'm too poor to live off the grid.<p>From the street, Michael Mobbs's inner Sydney terrace house looks like any other. But 20 years ago, Michael and his wife transformed their Chippendale home into an experiment in sustainable living: solar …

What The Wild World Of Vintage Erotica Can Teach Us About Today's Porn (NSFW)

Yes, we're talking about your grandparent's naughty secrets, because porn was just as multifaceted in the 16th century as it is in 2016<p><i>Warning: This post contains explicit content and may not be safe for work.</i><p>I forget exactly how I first stumbled upon Delta of Venus, an online compendium of vintage …

Fanfiction

How The Philippines Got Asia's Worst Internet Service

A traveler to the Philippines knows the dance too well. You check into a hotel that advertises Wi-Fi. Turns out it’s only available in the lobby, and only in the daytime. Then you learn of a freak service outage in the lobby. When you do eventually connect, no websites come up. On better days, each …

Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average'

Todd Rose dropped out of high school with D- grades. At 21, he was trying to support a wife and two sons on welfare and minimum wage jobs.<p>Today he teaches educational neuroscience at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He's also the co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity, a new …

20 Places That Are Straight Out of Fairy Tales

Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.<p>City Palace: Jaipur, India<p>Ashikaga Flower Park: Ashikaga, …

European Travel

Travel dreams: how to make a new life abroad

Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? These inspiring travellers have made it work in all sorts of ways<p><b>Emma Robson, 35, from London is an adventure tour leader</b> <br>I was a cardiac physiologist working at St Thomas’s hospital in London and had spent seven …

Travel

Harvard scientists use 3D printer to create 4D flower

The latest creation from scientists at Harvard marks a new chapter in biology-inspired engineering. Two teams of scientists worked together to …

13 Vintage Paris Photos That Will Make You Wish for a Time Machine

Ahhhhh, please take us back.<p>Paris, France, has more than a few nicknames. You may know it as the City of Love. It's official nickname is the City of Light because of its role in the Age of Enlightenment. (Though some say it's also because Paris was the first European city to be lit by gas lamps.) …

11 simple tips for sleeping better when you don't have a lot of time to sleep

Some of the most successful business people not only work hard, but sleep less, too.<p>But it's not easy to function on just a few hours of sleep.<p>Online mattress and bedding company SleepyPeople.com tipped us on a list of sleep hacks it put together recently.<p>Follow these simple hacks and you'll have a …

Sleep

Celebrity endorsements have come a long way since these weird vintage ads

Brands have always turned to the famous to help them sell their stuff. But in our current social-media fueled age of mega-celebrity, the famous have arguably become a bit more selective about what they agree to sell. There are exceptions, of course; but it’s hard to imagine contemporary boxing star …

The 5 Most Stunning Cities In The World

<i>by Caitlin Morton, Katherine LaGrave, and the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the best examples of beauty in cities from Italy to</b> …

Science puzzles no longer so puzzling

In 2015, researchers solved some head-scratching and mind-bending puzzles.<p>Radio dinner<p>A class of odd radio bursts first detected by the Parkes …

3 Secrets for Increasing Your Happiness

How many moments of your life are happy? If you're like most people your life is a mix of up and downs. Happy moments, interspersed with lots of boring moments, and probably a few periods of absolute misery.<p>It's unrealistic to expect that you can create a life that is 100% happy moments. Chasing a …

Happiness

Chinese human fossils unlike any known species

And so it begins. For years, evolutionary biologists have predicted that new human species would start popping up in Asia as we begin to look closely …

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

Neuroscience

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

Happiness

35 beautiful vintage photos show what Istanbul looked like in the 1960s

The city hosted 838,000 visitors in the first quarter of that year alone, a benchmark that hadn't been hit for a decade.<p>Tourism numbers for the country have since slipped, causing a drop in hotel prices, which means it's a great time to plan a trip to the city.<p>If you're in need of some inspiration, …

Indiana University

'Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles': Rick Prelinger's new film of old home movies and studio outtakes

A camera pans the streets of downtown Los Angeles from the window of a moving car, cruising past Mickie's Café, John's Dog House, an Orange Julius, the Angel's Flight Café and the Burbank Burlesque, boasting a chorus line of "California Beauties."<p>If these places don't sound familiar it's because …

Centuries-old Incan mummy's DNA reveals untold story of ancient lineage

Sequenced genome of boy who was sacrificed by the Inca 500 years ago points to extent of genetic diversity in the Andes before the Spanish arrived<p>Archaeologists and geneticists have sequenced the genome of a boy sacrificed 500 years ago during an Incan ritual in the Andes, finding a previously …

6 reasons you may want to buy a new smartphone in 2016

Should you buy a new smartphone next year? That depends on what it can do better than the one in your pocket now. And if Qualcomm has anything to say …

10 Amazing True Stories Behind Classic Filipino Brand Names

Kodak. Frigidaire. Thermos. These are but a few brand names which, through years of familiarity, have been absorbed into our language and used freely …

The Quiet Noisy Book: A Little-Known Vintage Gem by Margaret Wise Brown

A tender celebration of curiosity, presence, and attentiveness to the world in its most delicate and delightful details.<p>During our recent JCCSF conversation about the ethos behind <i>Brain Pickings</i>, Alexis Madrigal — one of the finest writers and finest fathers I know — mentioned a little-known, …

This Is How Expensive It Is To Own A Bugatti Veyron

Everyone knows that owning a supercar is an expensive hobby. But when it comes to exotics like the Bugatti Veyron, maintenance costs start to rival …

20 incredible movies that'll make you feel old when you realize they came out 20 years ago

From Pixar's first feature film to the origins of "Bye Felicia," 1995 was a memorable year at the movies.<p>"Clueless" defined a generation, Pierce Brosnan debuted as James Bond, and a film about a beloved pig was nominated for Best Picture.<p>So now, we're looking back at films you won't believe are …

Toy Story

Today, We Lost a Great Japanese Illustrator

Respected artist Noriyoshi Ohrai died earlier today, reports the Japanese media. You might not know his name, but you should know his work.<p>Born in …

11 Lazy Ways to Burn More Calories

You can't give it your all every day...right?

Of Kangaroos, Stubbies, and Endless Sand Seas (Part I)

<i>G’day mate… ya on ya pat?… Good on ya! Pull a tennie from the esky and join us for some tucker. Ya good on the fang? Take a squiz at the snags on the</i> …

A Beautiful Cartel Trafficker Known as 'La Muñeca' Was Just Arrested in Mexico

She was on the run for two years before her capture.<p>A high-level drug trafficking fugitive known for her luxurious lifestyle and extensive ties to senior Mexican cartel leaders was recently captured by Mexican authorities and is expected to be extradited to the United States.<p>Ana Marie Hernandez, …

10 Beautifully Designed Stores in Manila

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> The Philippines has come a long way as far as concept stores go. There are plenty of shops that bypass the usual mall setup, collaborating …