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Rest Your Weary Head

Too much on your mind? Clear it out.<p><b>This Week's Practice: Rest your weary head.</b><p>The traditional saying that is this week's practice has been sinking …

Is Facebook Distorting Your View of the World?

One night last week while lying in bed browsing Facebook on my phone, I realized a couple of things. First, I was bored. I felt that subtle sense of …

Being in the Moment When We Don't Like the Moment

I always giggle when I see the photograph that accompanies blogs or articles on “being present.” The image, nine times out of ten, is of a person …

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Why we gravitate toward people just like ourselves.<p>A few years back, a woman named Kelly Hildebrandt was bored so she searched Facebook and was …

5 Ways to Find Quiet in a Chaotic Day

It is so quiet in my house that I can hear the hum of the computer and of the fridge in the kitchen.<p>For a minute I don’t know what to do with myself. …

The Lost Airliner and Our Fear of Flying

Not knowing what happened only fuels anxiety.<p>As the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was being discussed on the SOAR message board and …

The 4 Steps You Should Take Before Dealing With a Conflict

Do you leap right into potentially challenging conversations with your partner? Or do you avoid discussing topics that could lead to conflict? The …

What Do Women Really Want?

<i>What do women want?</i><p>Sigmund Freud famously asked the question, but he didn't have an answer. Even today, the question of what motivates female sexual …

DIY Wooden Coasters

Katie on May 10, 2013<p>Hi! I LOVE this favor idea for a rustic wedding! In fact, I included it in my 10 Creative DIY Wedding Favors post :) …

Researchers Create Dairy-Based Flame Retardant

Avoid both fire and cancer.<p>Asbestos was once a miracle substance. An abundant rock, it breaks into fibers that mix easily with plaster, fabrics, tiles, and construction materials, making them all extraordinarily fire resistant. But those fibers don't stop there. When tiles break or insulation …

The real New Atheism: Rejecting religion for a just world

Hitchens didn’t think rejecting religion would solve everything. But he knew only reason would give us justice<p>The ever-polemical atheist author Christopher Hitchens died two years ago this month, yet his incisive, erudite diatribes against religion continue to rile the faithful and spark debate. …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Astronomy

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Tech and Science

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Science

Articles about modern house elizabeth beach australia on Dwell.com - Dwell

Built on a hill with beautiful views, this little house was made for entertaining.<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence located in Sydney, Australia, designed by Amee Allsop.<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates …

Architecture

The VSCO Artist Initiative, A $100,000 Scholarship Fund For Creatives - The Fox Is Black

Looks like the folks at Visual Supply Co. (VSCO as you probably know them) are giving back to the artistic community, establishing a scholarship fund …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Jeremy Jackson's Light Paintings

Jeremy Jackson's (aka TackyShack's) light paintings are a breathtaking display of colorful lights that illuminate the night with a sense of wild energy. Jackson's love for unexplored ideas, creative long exposure techniques, a bit of experimentation, and the potential for countless creations keeps …

Painting

Eye Candy: Stunning Video Animation of 24 Hours' Worth of Flights Through Europe

How is it that such a miserable experience can look so beautiful from afar? The UK's National Air Traffic Service, a.k.a. NATS, helps some 2.2 …