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This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Physics

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Emotional Intelligence

12 texting tips you didn't know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

18 suits of power armor from science fiction you don’t want to meet on the battlefield

A staple of sci-fi warfare<p>Power armor and exoskeletons are a staple in science fiction. They enhance the abilities of futuristic soldiers on the battlefield, giving them an edge against their enemies. Recently, my colleague Lauren Goode finished out the second season of her series <i>Next Level</i> by …

10 beliefs that are holding you back from success

But are they holding you back from success? Chances are, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.<p>But what beliefs are holding you back and how does the world actually work?<p>I've been fortunate enough to speak to some professionals who have made significant progress in their careers. They …

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That's how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to …

Self-improvement

Welcome To 'The Collapsing Empire:' Questions For John Scalzi

John Scalzi's novel <i>The Collapsing Empire</i> kicks off a new series set in — you guessed it — an interstellar empire teetering on the brink of collapse. The Interdependency sprawls across light-years of space, held together by a strange dimension called the Flow, which enables humans to span the …

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People | Inc.com

Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not responsible.<p>Here's what you <i>are</i> responsible for, and what you</i> …

Happiness

5 Cyberpunk Books to Read Before Watching 'Ghost in the Shell'

The cyberpunk genre is about to have a resurgence, so check out 'Snow Crash,' 'Neuromancer,' and more.<p>Cyberpunk is a niche science fiction sub-genre …

Cyberpunk

How sci-fi imagines inhabitable solar systems like TRAPPIST-1

Location, location, location<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced that its scientists had discovered a seven-planet solar system orbiting a star named TRAPPIST-1. While “Earth-sized” doesn’t necessarily mean “able to support life,” it’s a good indicator that there are other systems out there that host …

These 10 TED Talks Will Help You Improve Your Life | Inc.com

Think about all the areas in which you'd like to improve. Do you want to be more creative? How about less afraid? Maybe you just want to make better use of your time.<p>If you don't have the means to hire a coach to help you learn how to tackle your goals, don't panic. For every improvement you want …

10 Smart Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem | Inc.com

Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself.<p>And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking.<p>If you're lucky enough to have strong self-esteem, it may be hard to understand …

Self-help

A Curious Kid Uncovers a Bone-Chilling Truth In Scifi Short Monsters

On her 10th birthday, a curious girl sneaks out of the bunker where she’s spent her entire life, intent on seeing the fearsome creatures that she’s …

Horror

The Most Picturesque Landscapes in the United States Photos

When you think of otherworldly landscapes, you might conjure images of the volcanos of Iceland or perhaps the deserts of Namibia, made famous by <i>Mad Max: Fury Road.</i> We’re going to guess that the United States isn’t usually the first country that comes to your mind, but some of the most incredible …

National Parks

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Popular video game spot Free Play Arcade is expanding to Arlington

Free Play Arcade got attention immediately after opening in Richardson, becoming a hotspot for retro arcade gaming with a side of pinball and craft …

Road Trip Time: The Best Places to Check Out This Fall

Pack your<p>bagscar.<p>You keep saying you will, but isn't it about time you actually *do* that road trip you and your friends have been talking about since college? If you need a little nudge, here are some theoretical agendas, from beer festivals to beautiful fall hikes. Gotta take advantage of those …

23 Famous Works of Architecture Seen from Outer Space Photos

When observing skyscrapers and monumental public sculptures, we often have to crane our heads back in order to see the full scale of the object. But what do these structures look like from above—that is, some 100 miles above the ground? New satellite images captured by DigitalGlobe have the answer. …

Skyscrapers

10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

How to get started with DIY home surveillance systems – ExtremeTech

August 4, 2016 Uncategorized<p>There are a lot of reasons you may want to set up a video monitoring system for your home or business. Perhaps you want …

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Video Shows the Evolution of the Bond Car

A look back at all the Bond cars to grace the silver screen.<p>The first James Bond movie came out in 1962 with actor Sean Connery originating the role of the famous spy. He would go on to play Bond for the next few installments, but ever since the first film it was established that the movies weren’t …

15 Ways to Save $5 a Day

<i>By Cameron Huddleston</i><br>It might not seem worth it to go to the trouble to eliminate small expenses from your budget. After all, how much of a hit could …

Inside a Vegas Wedding Chapel

<b>Someone is pounding on the door.</b> It is the insistent pounding of someone who wants to get married, and wants to get married now.<p>It’s 2 a.m. and Jerry Warrell, wedding coordinator at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, has spent the evening at the reception desk greeting couples as they …

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

Amazing Road Trips

Travel Photography

The 25 Best Nerd Road Trips

Twenty-five curious, mysterious, or otherwise beguiling destinations to satisfy your inner science-history geek<p>In the past 16 months, writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have toured 150 of the built, natural, and virtual landscapes of the United States, collecting images and interviews. They …

Manually Adjust Netflix Streaming Options With Hidden Settings

If you have a decent connection, Netflix does a pretty good job of automatically calibrating streaming options. However, for slower connections, you …