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50 States of Glorious Hiking Destinations

There are very few things that can compare with the thrill of hiking. From the fresh air and scenic views to the natural appreciation that can come from rambling through a trail, spending time in the great outdoors not only enhances your health and improves your mood, but it's also the gateway to …

Hiking

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

Time Management

Why Your Running Socks Are Just As Important As Your Shoes - Women's Running

For runners, shoes usually get all of the hype. But what about those other things that you put on your feet? You may not realize, but your running …

30,000 Real Estate Investors May Catapult Realstir.com Into Competition With Zillow, Airbnb

Realstir.com, described as a hybrid of Zillow and Airbnb by Inman News, is in advanced discussions to add Realeflow’s community of 30,000 real estate investors to its user base. The development is particularly important because consumer demand for Try Before You Buy (TBYB) properties currently …

Real Estate

Amazon exec: Our drones will deliver in 30 minutes or less

With most Amazon items weighing less than 5 pounds, drones should be able to tote almost anything for short-distance deliveries, a company executive tells Yahoo.<p>Amazon is making some headway in plotting the tricky logistics of how its drones someday will get your shopping orders to you.<p>The …

hobbyist

Repentance - Episode 3

Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can be forgiven of all our sins. In the Book of Mormon, Alma chapter 34, verse 12, says, "There can be …

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us who appreciate a good visual aid. …

Time Management

Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you up. Professor Antoine Adamantidis from the University of Bern and his team found a neural circuit sandwiched between two brain regions, …

This psychological phenomenon explains why you can spend all day at work without getting anything done

How is it possible that you spent eight (or more) hours at your desk, didn't even goof off on Facebook, and <i>still</i> made no progress on the day's goals?<p>Perhaps the problem is less a lack of conscientiousness and more that you're losing sight of your top priorities. Instead of organizing your workday …

Time Management

Listening to Soft Voices Can Cause "Brain Orgasms"

For 20 minutes, soft-spoken Maria instructs YouTube viewers on the art of folding towels. Only her hands, a glossy black table, and a towel are …

The Confidence Game: What Con Artists Reveal About the Psychology of Trust and Why Even the Most Rational of Us Are Susceptible to Deception

“It’s the oldest story ever told. The story of belief — of the basic, irresistible, universal human need to believe in something that gives life meaning, something that reaffirms our view of ourselves, the world, and our place in it.”<p><i>“Reality is what we take to be true,”</i> physicist David Bohm …

A 'Back Door' Into Cocaine Addicted Brain

<b>Individuals addicted to cocaine may have difficulty in controlling their addiction because of a previously-unknown ‘back door’ into the brain,</b> …

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. It was also profoundly transforming my brain—for the better.<p>The immediate effects of exercise …

The Brain

How Your Own Brain Is Making You Run Slowly and What You Can Do About It

By Josh Adams<p>You don’t give 100% when you run. Your brain is involuntarily keeping your body from hurting itself with exertion. It never lets you hit …

'Star Wars' locations that you can actually visit | CNN Travel

Travel

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res shots and two new videos.<p>The video, …

Drones

Dear Basketball | by Kobe Bryant

D ear Basketball,<p>From the moment <br>I started rolling my dad’s tube socks <br>And shooting imaginary <br>Game-winning shots <br>In the Great Western Forum <br>I knew …

Kobe Bryant

Harrison Ford Talks to PEOPLE: Why I Returned to Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Han Solo

Like Han Solo, Harrison Ford himself has finally awakened to the force of <i>Star Wars</i>. He’s come a long way from wanting to kill off the popular …

Christmas Tree Lighting: Pictures

Christmas Ornaments

The history behind New York City’s missing subway lines

<i>TThis item has been corrected.</i><p>At first glance, there is logic to New York City’s numbered subway lines: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.<p>The letters, however, are a little less straightforward: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, L, M, N, Q, R, S, S, Z. What happened to the H? Or the O? And why in the world there are three …

New York City

2015 in Photos: The Most Beautiful Things That Happened This Year

These snaps are worth way more than a thousand words.<p>Over the past 365 days, many unique and gorgeous moments have occured. So to celebrate this year, we've collected some of our favorites images to help us reminisce about the beautiful weather, art exhibits, architecture, pop culture moments, and …

New York City

How our bodies react to holiday food excess

If you're otherwise healthy, is it OK to over-indulge at the dinner table at this time of year? Here's the truth.<p>“Comfort food” is in greater demand at certain times of year more than others, be it due to short days and worsening weather, or simply the gastronomic indulgence of seasonal parties.<p>If …

Holistic Medicine

15 Netflix Films to Watch After Unwrapping Your Presents

You did it. You made it to the holidays and the family has unwrapped all their presents (including that smartwatch that Dad <i>really</i> wanted from our wearable tech gift guide). Everyone is getting their cider cocktails on and plowing into the gingerbread cookie trees, but wait! The age-old tradition of …

Entertainment

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

Pomodoro Technique

See some of the world’s most breathtaking drone photography in 2015

Smartphone cameras opened the art of photography to basically everyone, and now, camera-equipped drones offer access to vertiginous new perspectives, from skyscrapers poking through clouds to vast fields laid out like a carpet.<p>On social media site Dronestagram, you can share those shots and see how …

Photography

Take a Look Inside Sweden's Fabulous Ice Hotel

This year's ICEHOTEL features 19 suites specially designed by artists.<p><i>courtesy of the Ice Hotel</i><p>Every year, 200km north of the the Arctic Circle, Sweden's ICEHOTEL rises anew, snow and ice forming its main building blocks. In addition to regular rooms, this year also features also 19 "art suites" …

Hotels

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.<p>Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany<p>Initially built at the behest of reclusive King Ludwig II as a private retreat, Neuschwanstein today is one of the most popular of palaces and …

European Travel

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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TED Talks

Natalie Cole: 10 Essential Songs

R&B singer and daughter of Nat King Cole passed away at 65<p>By<p>Natalie Cole had music in her blood — her father was the legendary baritone Nat King …