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This Eco Art Space In Mexico Is The Perfect Paradise For Creatives

What happens when you mix traditions from Mexico's Yucatan peninsula with the trappings of a modern art gallery? You get a space something like …

Art

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

The World's 30 Most Impressive Hotels

Checking in, please.<p>The world's most impressive hotels are far more than a place to crash. Some are underwater. Some bathed in ice, perched atop mountains, or awash in pure opulence. If you've got the cash to book a room, these 30 lodgings will blow your mind.

Great heights and spectacular sights: The 17 coolest buildings on Earth

Since claiming dominion over this drifting space rock, humans have peppered the planet with abodes and edifices both large and small. Over the past …

Swimming Pools

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.<p>Last fall, siblings Kat and Eddy Abraham decided the best birthday gift for their dad involved a couple vials of spit.<p>“He’s the historian of the family,” Kat says, so the …

Genetics

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

Physics

Norway plans a sustainable "city of the future"

Oslo, the capital of Norway, could soon be home to the most future-oriented, sustainable city in the world. Haptic Architects and the Nordic Office …

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows<p>Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging …

Creativity

Scientists a step closer to mimicking way human body creates sperm

Researchers pass milestone on developmental path from stem cells to immature sperm, and hint lab-made sperm and eggs may one day be possible<p>Scientists have come a step closer to mimicking the natural process by which the body creates sperm from stem cells in work that could ultimately provide new …

Genetics

The 15 Best House Tracks of 2017

My year-end house chart truly is a labor of love. Not only do I get to daydream about my best memories with these magical tunes, I also get to share …

Music

The Best of Brain Pickings 2017

The courage to be yourself, a Stoic’s antidote to anxiety, how friendship transforms us, in praise of solitude, and more.<p>We read for the same reasons we write — to think, to feel, to locate ourselves within ourselves and in relation to the world. Of the 258 pieces I wrote this year, these are the …

Beautiful Neon Photos Taken While Lost On A Rainy Night In Tokyo

Liam Wong is an art director for video games by day and astreet wandered at night.<p>About two years ago, he got his first DSLR after moving to Tokyo. …

Hong Kong

This Is The Coolest Tennis Court You'll Ever See In Your Life

We're not exaggerating when we say that this might just be the coolest tennis court you're ever going to see let alone play on.<p>Housed within the …

The 21st century buildings that transformed New York's skyline

<b>(CNN) —</b> New York's skyline is probably one of the best known in the world. Visitors and natives alike would undoubtedly be able to trace the silhouettes of its buildings with their eyes closed.<p>Less familiar, but no less striking, are the new constructions shaping up in the city. From Bjarke Ingels …

Skyscrapers

These Two Breathtaking Dolce & Gabbana Stores Are Architectural Eye Candy

Eric Carlson, of design firm Carbondale, has set sumptuous architectural scenes in both Monaco and Venice for the luxury brand<p>As a designer, how do you balance brand identity and context? It seems Eric Carlson of Carbondale has found the secret sauce. The designer has recently created two new …

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29 | Inc.com

It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on what worked well and what …

Motivation

10 of the Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid tourist traps and consider planning your next city break in one of these hotspots.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many …

Travel

Museum of Illusions in Vienna: Pictures

Anti-gravity

6 ways to create the perfect vision board

When it comes to your ultimate goals, sometimes you really have to see it to believe it. Whether it’s backpacking across another country or dreaming …

This Is the Best Way to Recover From Failure

Embracing the sting of failure may not sound enjoyable — but new research shows it’s the best way to learn from mistakes.<p>A study in the <i>J</i><i>ournal of</i> …

How to Wake Up Feeling Motivated: 8 Tips

Tips for Implementing an Effective Morning Routine<p>We've all been there. The alarm goes off in the morning and we groggily feel around the nightstand …

Time Management

Jim Carrey Is Now an Amazing Painter and His Art Documentary Is Going Viral — Watch

Jim Carrey's disappearance from the big screen has left fans wondering what he's been up to. The answer is here, and it's pretty amazing.<p>Jim Carrey …

Box Office

The Best Short Movies on Netflix

Your time is valuable—so don't waste it on movies that don't deserve it.<p>Movies are too long. Not all of them—but a <i>lot</i> of them. For every tightly edited, beautifully told film that comes out of Hollywood, you get at least a half-dozen bloated messes that will somehow be even longer when the …

Horror

Vibrant Animals Murals Give New Life To Forgotten Trash

One man's trash is another man's treasure, especially if it ends up in the hands of Bordalo II. He's a magician when it comes to spinning garbage …

Eerie, Neon Nightscapes From Johannesburg, South Africa

This series of neon nightscapes capture the quiet, forgotten hours of South Africa's capital city, Johannesburg. The lingering lights and figures …

Illustrations So Sweet They'll Make You Crave Candy​

Realism and detail abound in Alice Lin’s floral illustrations.<p>Bundles of flowers drip droplets of sweet nectar as they bury the faces of creatures from a Wonderland. Within Alice Lin's dense and fascinatingly otherworldly paintings, refined technique elevates a surrealist style. Her works combine …

Art

These Real-Life Locations Look Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film

This Is The Most Instagram-Worthy Airbnb For Your Summer Holidays

La Muralla Roja is a dreamy apartment complex nestled among the rocks in Calpe, Spain. Its eye-catching colors and bold colors make this the …

Architecture