Ines Franco

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Biohacking: How DIY Scientists Are Upgrading Their Bodies To Gain Superhuman Abilities

<i>Eyedrops that give you superhuman night vision. Pills that raise your IQ. Thanks to biohacking, we can now practically create superheroes. But should</i> …

Synthetic Biology

5 Times Teddy Roosevelt Should Have Died, But Somehow Didn't

Theodore Roosevelt spent his whole life cheating death. Death came to Roosevelt 97 years ago today — but judging by his wild ventures, it should have …

10 Modern Spanish-Language Writers To Read Before You Die

Are you a book eater?<p>Have you read all the American classics from <i>Huckleberry Finn</i> to the latest Jonathan Franzen novel? Do you cancel a night out to …

Literature

Another Day, Another Deepdream

Dreamscope web app lets you choose your nightmare<p>Instagram meets DeepDream.<p>A web app called Dreamscope developed by Lambda Labs allows users to upload an image and apply different filters, including ones inspired by the computerized nightmares “dreamed” up by Google’s artificial neural networks. …

Read This If You’re Disappointed With The People Around You

So the people around you let you down.<p>I’m sorry that you are going through that. I really am. There are few feelings more frustrating than being …

The 10 Best Cities to Live Rich on a Dime (So You Can Bring Your Dreams to Life)

Admit it. You’ve wondered more than once…<p>Is there a better life out there?<p>You work your butt off every day, but just paying for the essentials …

At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought

Ancient people sacrificed offerings to water god at edge of sacred pool.<p>Nestled in a quiet forest in Belize, a deep aquamarine pool holds ruins from a time when the ancient Maya turned to a "drought cult" and hurried sacrifices to a water god to stave off the fall of their civilization.<p>At the Cara …

Archaeology

ATI Presents Our Most Interesting Articles Of 2014

China’s Massive Pollution Problem<p>This past November, China made waves when it brokered a deal with the United States to reach peak carbon emissions …

21 Dating Problems Only Introverts Have To Deal With

1. Not immediately texting someone back because you’re scared of saying something stupid or looking too needy, and then forgetting to text them back …

9 Personal Branding Tips From A Successful Entrepreneur Who Happens To Be A Sex Worker

The last thing I expected during a recent catch-up call with Domino Damoiselle, a professional cam girl and stripper who once instructed me in the …

12 People On The One Book You Should Definitely Read This Fall

I smelled fall the other day (one of top 5 smells that exist in nature), which means that summer reading season is officially drawing to the close. …

20 Things To Let Go Of In Your 20s

1. The phone numbers of people you should never have the option to contact again if and when temptation strikes, social media connections with people …

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Black Lives Matter

6 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life gets busy, because of it, we forget about what matters most.<p>Committing to a journey of intentional self growth starts with slowing down. It’s …

Happiness

Why Failing Is Good | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Fear. It’s a common denominator in all that we do. Or rather, it is a stop-gap measure in all that we want to do. Too often, we let our fears get the …

7 Books That Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – <b>Mark Twain</b><p><b>Intro</b><p>Hey! What’s up?<p>My name is Simon! I used to be a …

Self-improvement

Befriend Your Fear - It's More Than You Think | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

For the longest time in my life, I bemoaned the fact that fear never left my side. Everything I did, everywhere I went, everyone I met was in the …

What It’s Really Like To Visit Cuba

Freezing, dark, remote, and full of dreary conditions: these are the areas that call my name. I’ve traveled on multiple occasions to Iceland, Norway, …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

South-east Asia

99 Interesting Quotes That Changed The World

1 of 101<p>Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. …

55 Brilliant Louis C.K. Quotes That Will Make You Laugh And Think

Louis C.K. is often compared to Woody Allen (whose new movie he’s even starring in), but to me, C.K. is this generation’s George Carlin, a savagely …

An Introvert’s 3 Step Guide to Public Speaking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Being an introvert and speaking in public – sounds like a match made in hell perhaps?<p>Many of us may associate introversion with shyness, a lack of …

Public Speaking

65 Best Quotes From Mad Men

<i>Mad Men</i> starts its final season this Sunday, April 13. Following are more than 50 of the best quotes from the show, from advertising wisdom as opined …

Why Your Work Disappoints You

Just a quick shoutout to a certain demographic. If you create as a habit, hobby or job — writing, visual arts, music, design, whatever — I think this …

9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Tokyo

1. The Manners<p>For as bustling and crowded as Tokyo is, its people are incredibly considerate. Everything from the subways to the sidewalks is clean. …

How Can I Best Absorb Information While Reading?

<i>Reading a good book can be a rewarding experience, but it can be frustrating when the information just floats through your head without sticking in</i> …

Christopher Hitchens

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

The 10 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

What does Google know about the places you’ve visited recently? What are your interests as determined by Google? Where does Google keep a list of …

Maps

70% of Time Could Be Used Better - How the Best CEOs Get the Most Out of Every Day

The average tech CEO works about 300 days a year, 14 hours a day. That’s 4,200 hours a year. The stats for most other tech leaders and startup …

Productivity

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system<p>A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable …