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6 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Is Grieving

Plus what to say instead.<p>If you struggle to know what to say to someone who is grieving, you’re not alone. Death has a way of making even the most …

Self-help

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Swarms of Huge Sharks Discovered, Baffling Experts

Basking sharks sometimes congregate in groups of up to 1,400, a new study of aerial surveys reveals.<p>Swarms of up to over a thousand basking sharks have been spotted along the northeastern U.S., puzzling experts who study the normally solitary species.<p>Aerial surveys meant to locate endangered North …

Fish

Note to Struggling Couples: These Four Tips Could Save Your Marriage

Sometimes we step into sensitive areas by mistake, and our spouse gets upset. We call it “touching a raw nerve” or “pushing a button.” Many marriage …

Self-help

The mane attraction: hair-tossing horses – in pictures

“Horses can be hilarious!” says German photographer Wiebke Haas. “It’s my greatest passion to tease out nearly human expressions from them.” She has turned this passion into a delightful series called Horsestyle (shortlisted for a 2018 Sony World Photography award) featuring stallion Pauli with his …

Hair

10 Comic Strips That People Who Have A Weird Sense Of Humor Will Appreciate

Life without a sense of humour is like living without oxygen. Everyone likes people who have a sense of humour because it acts as a catalyst for …

Harry Potter

10 things we learned from 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' that we'll never forget

Television has introduced us to a series of unforgettable neighbors, from <i>Boy Meets World</i>'s Mr. Feeny to <i>Sister, Sister</i>'s pesky Roger.<p>But there is …

California

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Pollution

Learn when a word was first used in print with Merriam-Webster's Time Traveler feature

While looking something else up, I came across Merriam-Webster's new online "Time Traveler" feature today. It allows you to browse to see what words …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

15 Facts That Are Both Mind-Blowing And Seriously Unnerving

Your bones are wet.

Amazing 3D Drawings that Seem to Leap Off the Page

Nikola Čuljić is a self-taught artist from Trstenik, Serbia who has been creating amazing 3D drawings using colored pencils, markers and pastels …

Drawing

27 Disney Movie Easter Eggs You've Never Noticed Before

Well done, Disney.

So You Want to Read Time Travel Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Any respectable list of time travel novels has to start with H. G. Wells’ groundbreaking novel <i>The Time Machine</i>. Casting aside the magic and mysticism …

Science Fiction

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

12 Reasons You Desperately Need To Eat More Fermented Foods + 25 Best Recipes

Fermentation is a simple way to preserve food by allowing bacteria, yeasts and other micro-organisms to partially break down the food, increasing its …

Amazon has a great perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

Indian History

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

These 10 Foods You Can Store For 100 Years!

How many of you have opened the fridge and found yourself staring at a spoiled product and have no idea for how long has it been there? Probably most …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Watch this timelapse of a guy single-handedly building a log cabin the woods

Well, this is damn impressive. Outdoorsman Shawn James built a log cabin in the Canadian woods all by himself -- without power tools -- and created …

Time-lapse Photography

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Weather

Here's exactly what to say to people who think intense cold weather "proves global warming is a lie"

Winter brings cold weather, snow, frost, and a desire to hibernate inside your house until springtime. And every year, it also means that there will …

Here Are 365 Beaches — One for Every Day in 2018

A beach for every day, to feed your wanderlust in 2018.<p>Antigua has a saying, that it has 365 beaches — one for every day of the year. But while you …

Beaches

18 Thought-Provoking Questions that Will Free Your Mind in 2018

The New Year means nothing if your mind is still boxed up in its comfort zone. You know this is true. Don’t live the same year 89 times and call it a …

San Diego

The most outrageous numbers of 2017

From longevity to bitcoin, plastic usage to refugees, the figures that dominate the news keep getting bigger and bigger<p>Number inflation was rampant in 2017, as the figures that dominated news stories just got bigger and bigger. Data stored, stuff bought, years lived, the great scoreboard of human …

Wind Farm

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

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