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25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

Why Chefchaouen, Morocco Should be Your Next Undiscovered Getaway

The first thing you'll notice about arriving in Chefchaouen is the relative peace and quiet. Arrive by rickety bus into any other Moroccan city and …

Undiscovered

Disruption From Electric Vehicles Presents New Growth Opportunities

<i>Note: This report was originally published in August 2016.</i><p><i>By</i> <i>Dimitry Dayen, CFA</i><i>;</i> <i>Tatiana Thibodeau</i><i>; and</i> <i>Pawel Wroblewski, CFA</i><p>Electric vehicles (EVs) are …

Incredible images of animals in black and white

The creator of MySpace now travels the world taking insane photographs

The founder of MySpace was assigned as the first friend of everyone joining the social network — connecting him to millions of people around the globe.<p>The glory days of MySpace are now long gone, and Tom is no longer involved with the site. But he keeps himself busy.<p>Along with co-founder Chris …

News Corp

This Solar Home In England Costs Just $2 A Month To Run

The future is not just green, it's cheap, apparently.<p>For those skeptics who think alternative energy is a waste of time and that going green is for the excessively rich, this home in West Kirby, England should give you something to think about.<p>Designed by Colin Usher, director of UK-based John …

13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life

Since then, the thread has ballooned to nearly 700 answers, with users from all over the world weighing in on how to eliminate physical and mental clutter, increase productivity, and ultimately be a happier person.<p>We picked out 13 recent responses that offer creative strategies for streamlining. …

Flickr

This Ingenious Printer Recycles Scrap Paper Into New Paper Right in Your Office

This is PaperLab: Epson says it’s the world’s first recycling system to take waste paper and instantly transform it into new paper—onsite, in your …

These 10 Authentic Quotes Will Give You A Reality Check

Never underestimate the power of quotes. Or should I say – words?<p>All it takes is one line, one thought, a few words and a little wisdom to shift your …

Motivation

Is Your E-Signature Making You A Liar?

It just might be, according to this clever series of tests, unless designers have a say.<p>The days of the majestic handwritten signature are pretty much done. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file their returns electronically, identifying themselves not with a pen but a special PIN. Credit card …

Polaroid's latest instamatic doesn't use ink to print photos

Cubes, unwieldy squares, bulky cameras of yore. Regardless of form factor, when the Polaroid name is on a camera it means you're getting instant photos. With the company's latest shooter, the Snap, you're getting what looks like a pocketable device that uses proprietary tech to print photos using …

5 Terrible Things Science Says You Do to Your Mind Everyday

Are you tired of your brain working at its optimal level every day? Are you <i>too</i> emotionally balanced? Are you sick to death of your good memory? If …

Off the Grid Villa Tantangan in Bali Constructed With Lush Shrub Roof For Insulation

1/8<p>Villa Tantangan by Word of Mouth<p>As freezing temperatures sweep across the states, we can't help but bundle up and dream about a tropical escape. …

Off-grid

25 hacks that will help you get through the airport as quickly and easily as possible

Flying can be stressful, expensive, and exhausting — but it doesn't have to be.<p>We've rounded up the best tricks to make your next trip through the airport as easy as possible.<p>S ign up for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry. The US Customs and Border protection pre-approval is basically a pre-flight …

Credit Cards

Could this giant straw be the solution to the problems with wind turbines?

Could a bladeless wind turbine answer the issues with clean energy and save a few bird lives in the process? It can if you believe that the same …

Renewable Energy

iSperm lets your iPad analyze your swimmers at home

The iPad can be used to show home movies -- including films of babies as they come home from the hospital, take their first steps, and later, lock themselves in their rooms with loud music and their cell phones. Soon, iPads might be able to show a home movie of what a baby looked like before it was …

Doppler Labs just raised $17 million to create earbuds that don't play music but let you customize how the world sounds around you — and we gave them a listen

Doppler Labs isn't interested in blocking out all natural noise and pumping prerecorded sound into your ears. The team wants to <i>change</i> the sounds that are coming in. It wants you to customize your sonic world in exactly the way you want.<p>Imagine being able to turn up the bass at a concert, or reduce …

Music Production

'Trackbuster' Service Aims to Strip Tracking Information From Incoming Emails

Trackbuster is a new service that's designed to remove invisible tracking codes from incoming emails, preventing companies and marketers from tracking information like the time an email was opened, IP address of the recipient, which links were clicked, and more.<p>Many of the popular email marketing …

Codes

10 of the Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just …

These Countries Have the Best Weather in the Whole Entire World

Everyone has a different idea of primo weather, but it's safe to say that once you find your happy spot, you feel like a whole new woman. So whether you like it warm and sunny or super snowy, we've rounded up a list of places with near perfect conditions.<p><b>Best Temps: Ecuador.</b> <b>View Panoramic.</b><p>This …

Panoramic Photography

In the Maldives, an ‘Underwater Playground’ Serves Dinner 20 Feet Below the Water

Resort guests are whisked out to Subsix on a speedboat, then led down below sea level via a grand staircase.<p>If you’ve always wondered what it feels …

The only slow travel manifesto you need

SLOW TRAVEL IS ABOUT EXPERIENCES OVER SIGHTS. It’s the participation in ordinary daily activities to learn how people live: their food, culture, …

6 Stunning Italian Castles You Can Actually Stay in

Many of us have dreamt of living in a castle...after all, it often comes with quite a few perks! Well, we're all about making dreams a reality here at Oyster.com, so we scoured Italy -- from the countryside to the cobblestoned city streets -- to find stunning castles you can actually stay in. These …

Italy

SoundHound’s new voice search app makes Siri and Cortana look slow

Hound is fast, just not everywhere — and that's a problem<p>Nearly a decade ago, SoundHound founder Keyvan Mohajer took an idea to a group of investors. He wanted to make a system that let people talk to computers casually, as if speaking to another human. That was not a new idea of course; 1968's</i> …

Apps

Pot Cocktails Are as Crazy as You Imagine

From gravity bongs to blueberry blunt wraps and, of course, brownies, industrious stoners have been tinkering with new ways to get high since time immemorial. Now they're adding cocktails to that mellowed-out list.<p>With the decline of marijuana prohibition, there is an increasing array of intriguing …

Giant Solar Floating Farm Could Produce 8,000 Tons of Vegetables Annually

The world is less than 40 years away from a serious problem: producing enough food for 9 billion mouths. But with climate change cutting more than a …

The Food Label Gets Smart

Sage teases a healthier way to track your diet, with an interactive take on the standard nutrition label.<p>The American nutrition label is deeply flawed. Its portions are erratic and difficult to mentally scale (why 20 crackers?). Its ingredients are listed but often written in indiscernible …

Need A Break From Home, But Want To Keep Working? Take A Jobbatical

Karoli Hindriks, the founder of Jobbatical–a startup that matches workers with short-term jobs in foreign countries–is in the latter camp. “I tried …

Employment