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Hear Kendrick Lamar's Funky New Album Track 'King Kunta'

With less than two weeks to go before <i>Rolling Stone</i> cover star Kendrick Lamar drops his much-anticipated <i>To Pimp a Butterfly</i>, a new track from his …

Calvin and Hobbes Was "Our Only Popular Explication of the Moral Philosophy of Aristotle."

In the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Christopher Caldwell argues that the revered <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> was America's most profound comic strip. He quotes the late …

He Suffers from Endless, Excruciating Pain. There's No Cure, and It Could Happen to Anybody

It's called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and its causes (and cures) are still a mystery<p>Justin Brown, 33, a former student athlete, has been living on a hospital bed in his parents’ Upper Dublin, Pa., home for 10 years. He can’t feed himself, can’t speak for too long, and can’t even sleep for …

Animal Collective's Panda Bear made us an eclectic playlist

If you’re a fan of Animal Collective, the pack of indie art-pop weirdos who’ve released a whopping nine albums together, you know its co-founder …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

The Key to Attracting the Opposite Sex Begins and Ends Within

When it comes to relationships, some people attract the relationship they truly desire with little to no effort, while others fail to meet any potential prospects to date, let alone have a truly committed relationship. Why is this so? Why do some people get the relationship they truly desire while …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Jonah Hill Did A Hilarious Cover of Drake's "Marvin Room"

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Napping

Slowly but surely, more and more high achievers are coming around to the idea that an afternoon nap can do a body (and a bottom line) good. But there are still enough doubters out there that haven't yet jumped on the napping bandwagon.<p>To help spread the power of the afternoon snooze, we got to the …

The 5 Pillars of Successful Training

They are simple, and they work<p>I always joke that the coach who trains himself has an idiot for a client. I was self-coached for years. So, if you studied math or logic, I fully admit I am an idiot. The problem with self-coaching is that it is so hard to study the person in the mirror and see the …

How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy

No one joins Facebook to be sad and lonely. But a new study from the University of Michigan psychologist Ethan Kross argues that that’s exactly how it makes us feel. Over two weeks, Kross and his colleagues sent text messages to eighty-two Ann Arbor residents five times per day. The researchers …

5 Tests That Will Measure Your Strength

See how you match up to these standards<p>If you’ve ever spent any time on Internet fitness forums, it’s pretty easy to feel like every guy in the world is stronger than you are. You’ll read about how “any bro who lifts” should be able to bench press more than 300 pounds and deadlift at least 500.<p>But …

9 Mechanical Watch Care Questions, Answered

Never wonder when it's time for a check-up again<p>Not sure if there’s something wrong with your watch or if its quirky behavior is totally normal? Though it’s always better to be safe than sorry, there are a few reliable indicators that your mechanical timepiece would benefit from expert review. …

7 Things You Should Never Apologize For

Everyone makes mistakes. We're human -- we're allowed. And when we do make an error in judgment, we simply apologize and move on.<p>But the truth is, there are simply some actions we shouldn't have guilt over because our emotional and physical health depends on it. Below, find seven instances that …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day | Inc.com

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

8 Things You Should Actually Be Afraid Of

Forget freaking out over football—there are more important things to worry about<p>You worry your favorite team will crap the bed on Sunday, or that you’ll never meet your dream girl. But if you think about it, those are pretty silly things to stress about: Only one team ends up on top every year, and …

8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning

For many of us, mornings begin in a rushed panic. We allow our alarm clocks to buzz at least a dozen times before we decide we have to get out of …

Report: Upscale Gym Accused of Hazing Elite Males; Defense Claims "Equinox Made Me Do It"

<i>(image source: http://www.adweek.com/files/adfreak/images/4/Equinox-6.jpg)</i><p>The upscale gym Equinox is under investigation for criminally hazing New York City men with ideal bone structure, numerals after their names, Visa Black cards, and crippling insecurity.<p>The investigation comes after a slew of …

Ask Healthy Living: Where Does Snot Come From?

<b>The question: Why do we get stuffy noses when we're sick? And why does it feel like I could blow my nose until the end of the time?</b><p><b>The answer:</b> Even <i>without</i> a cold (or the flu or allergies), our bodies naturally make around a liter or a liter and a half of mucus every day, WebMD reported. And it's …

4 Myths That Keep You From Living Fully and Fearlessly

One of the biggest lessons I learned from nearly dying of cancer is the importance of loving myself unconditionally. In fact, learning to love and accept myself unconditionally is what healed me and brought me back from the brink of death. During my workshops and speeches, I often tell the audience …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Photographer Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model

Renowned photographer Sandro Miller has worked together with legendary Hollywood A-Lister John Malkovich many times, but when Miller wanted to …

Art

How to Find Meaningful Work: Start With Asking the Right Questions

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.</i><i>”</i><p>-Annie Dillard<p>The traditional “American Dream” retirement mindset you learn from a …

Happiness

You Asked: Why Do Mosquitoes Always Bite Me?

First of all, it’s not in your head. Mosquitoes really <i>do</i> prefer some people to others, says Dr. Jonathan Day, a medical entomologist and mosquito …

Holistic Medicine

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

Photo Farewells: The Last Known Photographs Of 27 Icons

The adage goes that pictures are worth a thousand words — but could it be that last-known photographs are worth even more? Even if you consider …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …