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Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things | Inc.com

If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back by other people, or even bad luck.<p>If you're unhappy, the problem is you. While approximately 50 percent of your happiness (your …

Happiness

Procrastination Is Mostly About Fear

We all procrastinate now and then. While it might feel like we procrastinate out of laziness or a lack of willpower, the root of the problem is often …

The Vintage Speedball Textbook

I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It …

The 94 Most Badass Soldiers Who Ever Lived

War! You know what it <i>is</i> good for? Stories of unfathomable badassery, that's what. Over the years, we at Cracked have gathered a formidable collection …

Can crowdfunding give us safe fusion power by 2020?

You'd be excused for doubting that research into fusion power could successfully be crowd-funded. ITER's tokamak, which is being built in the south …

Nuclear Energy

19 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

Nature in as a whole tends to be a profoundly beautiful thing, but there are few things more magical than finding yourself under a canopy of trees in …

10 Empowering Quotes For Anyone Who Wants To Be Happy

Like a fish out of water, change and uncertainty can feel life threatening. Branching out into the unknown is extremely unnerving for some, but I …

Happiness

11 ways to haggle like a pro

Ad feature<p><b>Heading to Egypt or Morocco? Bag a bargain at the markets with the help of these tips from travel guide Vassi Koutsaftis and brought to you</b> …

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10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Top 10

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

Brad Pitt

5aver combines fire evacuation alarm, lantern and breathing mask

The thought of getting caught in a building fire is terrifying. Flames raging, smoke obscuring your vision and making it difficult to breathe, …

12 Foods You Should Not Put In The Fridge

Whilst we like to treat the fridge as a safe-haven for all things food and drink, there are, in fact, foods you should not put in the fridge. Which …

Onions

Trapping Wasps | Call of the Wildman

Perseid meteor shower promises to be a dandy

The Perseids have appeared in historical records over the past two thousand years, with the earliest known observation occurring in 36 AD. Perseid …

Everything you need to know about AI in a 9-minute video

PBS Digital Studios has put together a fascinating video about the rise of AI that's packed with provocative insights.<p>We've addressed many of the …

Computer Science

The Dyslexic and Creative Mind – Part 3

<i>[Conclusion – also see Part 1 and Part 2]</i><p><b>Neuroscience research</b><p>In his book: “Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined,” cognitive psychologist <b>Scott Barry</b> …

How to Overcome Stage Fright

Even the most confident performers can suffer from stage fright. Stage fright is common for everyone from Broadway actors to professional presenters. …

Public Speaking