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21 Very Dumb Jokes That Are Guaranteed To Give You The Giggles

"Dogs can't do X-Rays...but cats can."

Jokes

19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.

Art

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

The 6 Harsh Truths About Children and Masturbation Parents Need to Face

Children will touch themselves. Self exploration and even masturbation is a normal part of growing up. The only thing parents should control is their …

Parenting

Tyrian Purple: The disgusting origins of the colour purple

Created from the desiccated glands of sea snails, the colour purple has nevertheless come to define royalty. Kelly Grovier looks at how the hue shook off its unexpected source.<p>Purple is a paradox, a contradiction of a colour. Associated since antiquity with regality, luxuriance, and the loftiness …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The terrible 'what if': how OCD makes every day a matter of life or death

OCD is often called the 'doubting disease' because deep down, the sufferer knows the thoughts are irrational.<p>The first time I thought someone contaminated my food was at the Paramus Park mall food court when I was 12. As the employee handed me an extra gooey Cinnabon nestled in crinkly tissue, I …

Mental Health

When India first won at Lord's and changed the story of cricket

I can recall that day only in flashes. A Sony Trinitron colour TV encased in a hefty wooden box, my dad’s walrus-moustached friend Mukulesh in a bush shirt, his demure saree-clad wife Shobha, our new home in Bombay still reeking of fresh paint, my mosaic-tiled bedroom, the sound of cricket …

Cricket

Improving your Algorithms & Data Structure Skills

<i>Some of the resources in this article originally appeared in one of my comments on a reddit post that became quite popular. Here’s the</i> <i>original</i> <i>thread,</i> …

This Is How Much Water You Should Actually Drink

You know staying hydrated is important. But why? How much do you need? And when can you have a something that tastes a better instead? Our experts have you covered.<p>Somehow, downing microbrews on a hot afternoon is always an effortless task, but getting enough water is a different story. You can …

Wellness

I've saved enough at age 28 that I'll be a multimillionaire by retirement, and I used Warren Buffett's favorite investing strategy to do it

I recently turned 28, and I've already saved over a quarter of a million dollars.<p>By itself, that factoid had earned me a surprising amount of publicity. But for all the immediate headline-grabbing power of the statement, there's a far more impressive implication lurking underneath its surface. (The …

Retirement

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Fasting Diets (And How They Work)

Less is more.<p>Whether you're in the best shape of your life, or you're trying to meet certain health and fitness goals, you've probably done some …

Holistic Medicine

Movies that were too disturbing to finish

There's bound to be a film out there that pushes one or two of your buttons. These movies, on the other hand, push all of them. These movies aren't …

Horror

How to Find a Lost Kid Quickly (Step 1: Don’t Panic)

Callahan Walsh of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children walks parents through the initial panic.<p>Losing a child in a crowded store, …

Walsh

I Haven't Eaten Dairy For 4 Years, and I've Experienced These 12 Massive Health Benefits

As a young animal lover, I stopped eating meat when I was 13 years old, and dairy was an absolute staple. I didn't think anything was wrong with it because it wasn't like the cows were being killed, right? Wrong. So wrong. It wasn't until four years ago, when I watched the documentary <b>Vegucated</b>, …

Comfort Food

This Is the Effect Working Out Has on Your Bones

How active you are as a kid affects your bones forever.<p>Bone is a living tissue that reacts to the stresses we place on it. Every year, about 10 percent of our oldest bone matter is expelled from the body and replaced by fresh bone, and exercise and sports can make that incoming fresh bone denser …

Indiana University

Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives

Venmo is unusual because it combines social media with financial transaction. It’s hard to gauge expectations of privacy<p>Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default …

Venmo

7 customer service lessons from the best Uber driver ever

This Toronto Uber driver has maintained a 4.99 rating after driving nearly 5,000 passengers. When I climbed into his car, I found out why.<p>I’ve probably taken an Uber two or three times a day for the past couple years. And every time I idly check the driver’s rating and number of rides. I’ve found …

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Body Fat

These 50 Best-Selling Products On Amazon Are Under $10 — And You'll Want Them All

When it comes to shopping, I pride myself on finding undiscovered treasure, like an explorer charting unfamiliar territory. Of course, this comes …

53 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks to Survive Parenthood

As a parent, there's nothing more valuable than learning a new hack that saves you time, money, or unneeded frustration, especially when it comes to cooking and cleaning. We've scoured the internet and interviewed fellow moms and experts to round up our favorite kitchen hacks that truly make life …

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

The 20 Most Commonly Mispronounced Food Words

We polled our readers for their most commonly mispronounced words, and I wasn't surprised to see that French food terms -- this applies to Cajun …

8 Innovative Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of

Here are several excellent products or services to help you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster.<p>It's a wonderful feeling to discover a product or service which helps you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster. Here are …

15 at-home fitness products with a cult following on Amazon—and why they're worth it

We’ve all had those days. The ones with too much on our plates and too little sleep. When the very last thing on our minds is going to the gym and the idea of packing a bag. When the idea of packing a bag and driving to the gym just doesn’t sound appealing, and then after that, you still have to …

Exercise

20 Facts That Will Shatter Your Conception Of The World

Ever wonder what vibrators were actually invented for?

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

The Baby-Formula Crime Ring

It’s pricey, it’s portable, its users need it constantly, and retailers love to buy it at a discount. All of which makes it a perfect product to steal.

Portable

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

Your cable company’s worst nightmare is a little box that only costs $40 on Amazon

It’s hard to believe that giant telecommunications company might be scared of a tiny little $40 box on Amazon, but believe us when we tell you that …