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12 highly effective Self-Improvement tips to simplify your life

Simplicity brings balance, freedom, and joy in a person’s life. Our lives can get hectic because of lots of things we want to do. Simplifying our …

Top 10 novels about deranged killers

From Norman Bates to Hannibal Lecter, murderous bogeymen exercise an enduring grip on readers’ imaginations. These are some of the best, and most frightening<p>Nearly six decades after its original publication, Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho remains the progenitor and touchstone of all the deranged …

Natural Happiness: The Truth About Exercise and Depression

We all <i>want</i> to be happy.<p>But is there anything you can actually do to feel happier more often? Or at the very least... can you limit the likelihood that you'll feel sad and depressed?<p>There isn't a single perfect answer, of course, but research is starting to reveal the incredible connection between …

Data shows human pressure on Earth reaching critical level

Using 24 key social, economic, and environmental indicators, our friend Félix Pharand-Deschênes has created a dashboard that shows how human pressure …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

Need more reasons to feel paranoid about the NSA? Watch this.

This is a terrific presentation from tech researcher and journalist Jacob Appelbaum. At December's Chaos Computer Congress in Hamburg, he presented …

Surveillance

A must watch documentary on how to get to Mars and colonize it

<i>The Mars Underground.</i> If you've some free time tonight or tomorrow, watch this amazing documentary that explains how we can get to Mars soon and …

Watch one woman's face morph into many different faces with lighting

Your eyes might tell you differently, your brain might make you believe something else and that gut of yours will say you're right but you're not. …

The short film "Symmetry" is an audio/visual palindrome

This is "Symmetry," a clever seven-minute short by filmmaker Yann Pineill. As its title suggests, the first and second halves of the film are mirror …

Short Films