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An Armed Principal Detained a Campus Gunman. But He’s Against Arming School Staff.

Even before a gunman opened fire at a Florida school last week, killing 17 people, a national effort had been underway to arm and train teachers and administrators to defend against mass shootings.<p>That effort has gained momentum in recent days. Legislators have moved to permit concealed weapons in …

Guns

Is This Sustainable Village The Future Of Retirement?

By Adam Bluestein7 minute Read<p>Fifteen years into an unplanned second career as a real-estate developer, Steve Nygren has timed his latest project …

Urban Design

Low Self-Esteem Is Your Ego's Best Buddy

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients. They unanimously replied that it was low self-esteem.<p>Apparently the Dalai Lama hadn't heard of such a problem. He said that in the Tibetan culture …

Self-esteem

A psychology professor explains why self-esteem is failing us

To Kristin Neff, a psychology professor at the University of Texas, that's not surprising. Though self-esteem continues to reverberate as a pop-psych cure-all, the quest for inflated egos, in her view, is misguided and largely pointless.<p>There's nothing wrong with being confident, to answer Demi …

Psychology

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Medical Research

How To Invest In Yourself.

BY <b>JON</b> <b>WESTENBERG</b><p><i>My framework for getting places, accomplishing things and living in a way that makes me happy.</i><p>This isn’t a bullshit, head in the …

The Connection Between Mood & Inflammation.

In the early 1900’s, a prominent psychiatrist named Dr. Henry Cotton ran the world’s most prestigious mental institution based on the premise that …

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

5 Ways Your Health Can Affect Your Money

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Lose weight. Save more. Spend less. Be a gym rat—and actually like it.<p>These are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, with many people pledging to actually tackle <i>all</i> of the above over the next 12 months.<p>It makes perfect sense: According to a bevy …

Living the Simple Life

‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ <b>~Henry David Thoreau</b><p>For almost 9 years now, I’ve been learning …

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The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

My very tiny home just recently went through an ice storm here in North Carolina and she didn't even notice it. http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=31792

Another of Jay's favorite tiny houses: http://www.fourlightshouses.com/blogs/news/12970429-micro-house-march-day-19 What do you think?

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

Yosemite HD II

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

Little ant trails through Central Park

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

A selection of some of the entries from various categories in this year’s competition

Selfies at night: Canadian photographer immerses himself in the wilderness - in pictures

Paul Zizka takes photos of himself in the wilderness of Canada. He began photographing night scenes but by adding himself into the shot he created a relationship between the central figure in the image and the nature around him. Paul uses the HDR technique to achieve these results

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

Mother and Son Blow Bubbles in Freezing Cold and Discover Something Beautiful

Earlier this month, photographer Angela Kelly and her 7-year-old son decided to venture outdoors amidst freezing temperatures to blow some …

Stunning Time-Lapse Video: Elemental Iceland | National Geographic

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The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …