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37 Products On Amazon Prime That Have Thousands Of Rave Reviews & Absolutely Rule

They say variety is the spice of life, and it's true. Change is just as essential to life as breathing — except when it's not. Like comfort foods, …

Shopping

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must Read

If you aspire to the summit, learn from those who have already climbed mountains.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have big dreams and big goals -- you want to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader and join the millionaires’ club. But how do you go …

Self-improvement

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Are You Shy or Introverted? Science Says This Is the Difference Between Them

It's surprising, but makes sense.<p>Shyness and introversion have long been confused. Some people who are introverted resent being called shy, and vice versa. Others use the two terms interchangeably.<p>Yet many psychologists argue that there's a major and compelling difference between the two states. …

Psychology

Bernie Sanders calls out Jeff Bezos’s enormous wealth and Amazon’s working conditions

Jeff Bezos is having a busy day.<p>The online retail giant’s site crashed Monday as shoppers logged on to shop for discounted merchandize on Amazon …

Bernie Sanders

Forty years of hi-tech: from the Sainsbury Centre to Apple Park

Ah yes, the 1970s. The three-day week, the winter of discontent, Austin Allegros, punch-ups with the National Front, mutterings of rightwing coups, the Sex Pistols swearing on family TV. They included, to be sure, such now unavailable non-trivia as free higher education, affordable housing and a …

A Devastating Tchaikovsky Sixth

Back in October 2016, I was called to the table by Kal Rubinson when I heaped copious praise on Ivan Fischer's Channel Classics SACD of Tchaikovsky's …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

How can technology this old sound this good?

If you've been an audiophile for a while you've probably had at least one or two dalliances with tube electronics. The best of them have a sound that can't be matched with solid-state gear, and with tube electronics music has more color along with something more organic about the sound that just …

9 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Brantley Agency as "Must Have Technology for Architects in 2017."</i><p>2017 has been an amazing year in the field …

E=mc² became famous for all the wrong reasons

If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. Oh, also, subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube.</i><p><b>President:</b> "Suppose I gave you a chance …

The Gould That Didn't Glitter: New Box Set Of 'Goldberg Variations' Outtakes

Pianist Glenn Gould rocketed to fame in 1955 with his startling and original take on Bach's <i>Goldberg Variations</i>. Gould's fans were treated to a remake of <i>Goldbergs</i> in 1982, when he released a slower-paced rendition just before his untimely death. But it's that first, rapid fire 1955 recording that …

Piano

Einstein's Note On Happiness, Given To Bellboy In 1922, Fetches $1.6 Million

The year 1922 was a busy one for Albert Einstein: He completed his first paper on unified field theory, went to Paris to help normalize French-German relations and joined an intellectuals committee at the League of Nations.<p>Shortly before heading to Asia for a lecture tour, he learned that he had …

Albert Einstein

10 pieces you’ll definitely know but whose names you don’t

25 July 2017, 13:28<p>By Maddy Shaw Roberts<p>This is a comprehensive guide to all the classical pieces you’ve definitely heard, but probably don’t know …

How houses were cooled before air conditioning

It’s too darn hot<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>On these sweltering midsummer days, it’s natural to want nothing more than to sit in front of an air …

Dirt-Riding Tips for Street Motorcyclists

According to a recent study by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, rolling your streetbike off the pavement and onto dirt or gravel roads increases the …

Evolution, revolution, smevolution: The future of classical music

Classical music may be the art of the sublime, liquid architecture and all the rest, but it has nonetheless always been a long-suffering kingdom of kvetching. Born to serve the church, Western music became in the Middle Ages an ideal medium of sacrilege, and the art form has continued over the …

Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 …

How To Build A Top Quality Classical Music Library For $100 (II)

<b>The Second $100</b><p><b>Sound Advice: Classical Music Bait for $100 – Part II</b><p>Back in February of 2013, George Pieler and I wrote a column here on Forbes.com (“Two Cents About Classical Music For $100”) on some of the market- and technology-changes that affect this sneakily growing, …

Flute

The History of Classical Music in 1200 Tracks: From Gregorian Chant to Górecki (100 Hours of Audio)

What is classical music? It may seem like a remedial question, but it is a serious one. Leonard Bernstein took it seriously enough to design an …

Piano

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

Brain Imaging

Orchestral Recording of the Year 2016 - Limelight

Sir Simon’s new Berlin cycle on the orchestra’s home label combines the HIP with a roundly Romantic underbelly.<p><b>Beethoven</b> <b><br>Symphonies Nos 1-9</b><br>Berlin …

Flute

Why Our Brains Respond Differently to Classical Music

Chinese researchers report even a few moments of opera produce a thoughtful, empathetic response. “Music,” Ludwig van Beethoven argued,” is a higher …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we undergo this rapid …

Parenting Showdown: “Let Kids Be Kids” vs. “Because I Said So.”

Whether or not you have kids, you probably have an opinion on parenting. Should moms and dads enforce rules strictly, whether their kids like it or …

Parenting

Top 20 greatest inventions of all time

Technology is a core component of the human experience. We have been creating tools to help us tame the physical world since the early days of our …

Inventions