Isla Christie

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Digital dependence 'eroding human memory'

<b>An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people's memories, according to a study.</b><p>It showed many people use computers instead of memorising information.<p>Many adults who could still recall their phone numbers from childhood could not remember their current work number or …

Engines

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - iFOODreal - Healthy Family Recipes

In the past few years, cauliflower pizza crust has gained a huge popularity among people who are watching their carb intake. Now you can indulge in …

Recipes

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

It's not an elaborate treehouse — it's a new affordable housing concept.

What kinds of places do you think of when it comes to "green" cities?<p>If you're like me, you're probably imagining places with subways and solar …

Urban Planning

Pablo Picasso “Draws” With Light

Pablo Picasso is perhaps best known for the thousands of mind-bending scenes he created with paint, but his comparatively less-known light “drawings” …

California Throws Shade (Balls) To Help Solve Its Drought

Source: LA Times<p>From the pictures, it’s hard to tell whether California has dreamed up some creative ways to conserve water, or is just super intent …

10 Things you MUST Do to Have a Successful Online Craft Business

There is so, so much that goes into having a successful online craft business.<p>Truly, the path is long, and can be hard, and has so very many …

Choosing the Right Binding Type

As professional graphic designers we are always on the lookout for what’s new, what’s hot and the best coming from our industry. Be the first to know …

Literally – the much misused word of the moment

I was sitting in a cafe – one of those generic <i>pain au raisin</i> and latte joints, with an earnest singer-songwriter soundtrack to boot – when a kid to my left piped up: "My school gym is like literally 500 years old." His friends nodded with conviction. They understood. They felt the appalling …

A plant that sniffs out diamonds

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

Carl Preston<p>Read full profile<p>What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand …

Procrastination

How I Got 'Rich'

I promise that I am not trying to dupe you with the title of this entry. I am not here to give you a get-rich-quick scheme or investment advice. I'm here to tell you how I personally got rich, and it's easier than I ever thought.<p>Let me first explain the massive shift in thinking that brought me to …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story

When it came to giving advice to writers, Kurt Vonnegut was never dull. He once tried to warn people away from using semicolons by characterizing …

Creative Writing

The Best Time to Consume Most of Your Calories If You're Trying to Lose Weight

Should you frontload your calorie intake? Or make dinner the heartiest meal of the day?<p>In completely obvious news, eating nutritionally empty foods in unhealthy amounts can make you gain weight. But can the <i>time of day</i> you eat affect your waistline, too? Turns out, getting the majority of your …

Black on Black

<b>Should we consider black a colour, the absence of colour, or a suspension of vision produced by a deprivation of light? Beginning with Robert Fludd’s</b> …

Joe Rogan: You Are Literally The Universe

What is our purpose? Who are we really? What are we here to do? In this inspirational video Joe Rogan examines the great mysteries of life.

Could the 'Game of Thrones' Dragons Fly and Breathe Fire?

The dragons on "Game of Thrones" aren't so cute anymore. In season one, they looked like pet lizards with wings. During the fifth season, which starts Sunday on HBO, they grow into much larger, dangerous creatures.<p>Obviously, these are mythical animals. George R.R. Martin, the author of the "A Song …

Can Pot Make You a Better Athlete?

I’m running like I’m being chased by a bear. Sweat is pouring off me, my heart is pounding, and my mouth tastes like pennies. Also, I’m stoned.<p>Exercising on drugs is a new experience for me. And except for some fun in my early twenties, I’ve never been a pot smoker. But about 15 minutes ago, I took …

4 Simple Steps to Supercharge Your Runs and Your Brain With Mindfulness

Photo Credit: Kennan Harvey, www.kennanharvey.com<p>It seems mindfulness is all over the news these days, whether here on HuffPost, on <i>60 Minutes</i>, or on the cover of your favorite magazine. It's an ancient technique with modern adaptations, backed by science, to help you de-stress and rewire the mind, …

Mindfulness

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.<p>Green roofs have an isolating effect, helping reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer.<p>The argument …

James Whitaker proposes cluster of shipping containers as an affordable workplace

These renders by London architect James Whitaker depict a proposal for a low-cost studio space in Germany comprising a cluster of shipping …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Belize

Sustainable Food in the City: 10 Smart Urban Farm Designs

The world’s largest indoor farm has already proven just how amazingly successful food production can be outside of standard agricultural setups, and …

Eat These 5 Foods to Lose 5 Pounds

Easiest meal plan ever?<p>Want to lose five pounds the healthy way? All you need to do is pick up these five simple ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store and incorporate them into your daily meal plan.<p><b>1. Whole Chicken</b>Its juicy, iron-rich dark and low-fat white meats mean lots of options …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

Motivation