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Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

"You shall know the truth," Aldous Huxley once said, "and the truth shall make you mad."<p>You'd be hard-pressed to find a quote more emblematic of the late English author, who was born 122 years ago today. Best known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," Huxley predicted some of the most …

5 Entrepreneurs Used This Platform to Make Million-Dollar Businesses

Most people view this social network as a way to connect with and keep in touch with friends, not a platform to make millions. But if you knew how to do it, would you?<p>It's no secret that Facebook is a powerful platform for marketing a business. But so few companies are using the platform to it's …

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The Story of Us: Why Some Couples Last And Others Fail

Every relationship is bounded in the pages of stories. The chapter when John was late for date night, embarrassing you as you sat alone in a romantic restaurant by yourself. Or the countless nights your wife puts on her "no sex" sweatpants to tell you she's off limits.<p>Our lives and our …

Your inability to form a routine is a warning sign that something deeper is wrong

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How did you overcome your work routine? Don’t you feel that your life is just one infinitely repeated day?</i> <i>Answer by Michael Kilcoyne.</i><p>This was my routine before work:<p>Wake up at 2am in a complete panic.<br>• Fail to go back to sleep for another two or three …

Self-improvement

Time Management Tips That Work

Why is it that the Richard Branson's of this world are rich and famous? What secret do they know that the rest of us don't? If you study their lives closely, you'll discover the rich and famous have certain habits that attribute to their success.<p>Successful people are very careful about how they …

Time Management

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

How Self-Employment Can Impact Your Mental Health

Being a freelancer requires an amount of togetherness. Drop beneath a certain threshold and it all starts falling apart.<p>The highs and lows of your mental health may not define you, but they can certainly shape your life. Work, in particular, insistent and inflexible, is deeply bound up with how …

Mental Health

The secret to how startups like Uber raise billions: Saudi Arabia, China and Singapore

Just when you thought the startup market can't possibly get any crazier, Uber goes and raises another $3.5 billion in funding.<p>That jaw-dropping …

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

It's time to acknowledge the genocide of California's Indians

Between 1846 and 1870, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Diseases, dislocation and starvation caused many of these deaths, but the near-annihilation of the California Indians was not the unavoidable result of two civilizations coming into contact for the first …

Hoysala Architecture

The Hoysala era (1026 CE – 1343 CE) was marked by illustrious achievements in art, architecture, and culture. The nucleus of this activity lay in the …

Goodbye to Allergies? Scientists Discover How to Trick Body's Immune System

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you may be able one day to say goodbye to all those temporary treatments and over-the-counter drugs. …

6 traits of great writing—according to a fourth-grade teacher

I’ve written several posts about my 10-year-old son and his developing writing skills. And though he may not share my alacrity for writing, his …

Ancient Stone Depicting First Female Egyptian Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut Discovered

Ancient inscribed stone blocks containing information about Egypt's long-lost and first female pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut — who ruled from 1473 B.C. to …

Ancient History

A study of ancient DNA has revealed the ancestry of modern Europeans

Researchers analyzed the DNA from 51 prehistoric Europeans to find migration patterns and population changes over thousands of years.<p>Fossil evidence shows early humans first entered Europe roughly 45,000 years ago.<p>However, little is known about their genetic ancestry before the onset of …

Anthropology

20 Quotes From Ancient Greek Philosophers That Liberals Still Don’t Understand

Two thousand years ago, there may not have been liberals as we think of them today, but some of the dumb ideas that underpin the whole ideology...

Ideology
Privacy

Afeni Shakur, Mother of Tupac Shakur and Activist, Dead at 69

Former Black Panther and mother of rap legend dies from possible cardiac arrest in Sausalito, California<p>Afeni Shakur Davis, former Black Panther, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Infamous Lynching Site That Still Stands in Mississippi

In June 1966, a black civil rights worker in Clarke County, Mississippi, met a fresh recruit at the local bus station. He loaded up John Cumbler, a …

Black History
Comedy

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The World's Simplest Drone Has Just One Moving Part

Last year’s DARPA challenge proved that the more complex something is, the more ways there are for it to fail. This applies to drones just as it does …

The "Power Breath" Is Better Than Deep Breathing for Relaxing Mind and Body, with Jane McGonigal

<b>Jane McGonigal:</b> A lot of people are very familiar with the technique of slow breathing or deep breathing to try to relax. But it turns out there’s a …

50 vegetarian recipes to make your Meatless Monday so delicious

1 /50: Black bean-quinoa wrap<p>1/50 :Black bean-quinoa wrap<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>This vegetarian delight is stuffed with quinoa, black beans and corn.<p>2 /50: …

Healthy Eating

10 Things You Should Do Before You Start Investing

People often get excited about the possibility of getting a nice return on their money through investing, so as soon as they have a little bit of …

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …