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The strange world of felt presences

On 20 May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean reached Stromness, a whaling station on the north coast of South Georgia. They had been walking for 36 hours, in life-threatening conditions, in an attempt to reach help for the rest of their party: three of their crew were stuck on …

Cognition

Meet FlexCharger, the only iPhone and Android charger worth getting excited about

Smartphone and tablet chargers are far from being exciting accessories, yet we have to constantly carry them with us on the off-chance that our …

Cosy hotels: readers' tips

<b>This week's winning review</b><p><b>Bushmills Inn, Antrim</b><p>Go to <b>Bushmills Inn</b>, County Antrim, and you will be welcomed by genuinely friendly staff into a historic gem of an old coaching inn, some parts of which date back to 1608.<p>There are glowing peat fires, snug little rooms stuffed with interesting antiques, …

You'll soon be able to try the technology that could make your phone's internet 1,000 times faster than 4G

Artemis Networks announced that consumers in San Francisco would be able to purchase a SIM card from the company's website that allows phones to connect to the pCell network.<p>Because Artemis Networks has a partnership with Dish, the company will be using a certain block of Dish's spectrum for …

11 Japanese customs that are shocking to foreign travelers

Japan has a unique culture with a very strict code of etiquette.<p>There are specific ways to eat noodles, good practices for accepting gifts, and certain rules to follow to avoid insulting a host.<p>This complex web of social rules and traditions can be overwhelming for those traveling to Japan, so we …

Ida and Leviathan: under attack at home, but heading for Oscar glory

When the house lights go down for the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood on 22 February, much of the speculation will be about <i>Birdman</i>, <i>Boyhood</i> and whether JK Simmons, star of <i>Whiplash</i>, will berate the orchestra for being slightly off-tempo. But Oscar observers know that the movies to keep an eye on are …

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5 Destinations for Amazing Winter Landscape Photography

When it comes to landscape and nature photography, autumn gets a lot of attention because of the bold fall colors, and so it should. In the winter, …

National Parks

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10 Proven Ways to Raise Smarter, Happier Children

<i>Children have never been perfect at listening to their parents, but they have never failed to imitate them.</i><p>When you ask parents what they want for …

Happiness

This Is What Mr. Right Looks Like, According to Science

Relationship advice culled from various studies.<p>Ah, science. Where would we be without it? It's put a man on the moon, it's cured polio, it's told us how many licks it actually takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. But if there's anything in this world that is beyond the reach of cold, hard …

Criminal Minds Are Different From Yours, Brain Scans Reveal

The latest neuroscience research is presenting intriguing evidence that the brains of certain kinds of criminals are different from those of the rest …

Neurology

The Best Places in the World to Travel If You're on a Budget

<i>This post originally appeared on Domainehome.com.</i><p>Cost doesn’t have to stand in the way of your dream trip. If you’re yearning for a major travel …

How Do You Know If You're in Love?

7 research-based indicators that you've found the real thing.<p>How do you know if you’re love?<p>The answer can change so much about your life, from how …

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Travel

Why Apple's Shares Trade At A Discount To The Market

Investors are constantly and justified in asking why do Apple’s shares trade at a discount to the market when it is generating substantial revenue and earnings growth much greater than the market. There are really multiple reasons that the company’s stock does not get a premium that would seem to …

How Authenticity Can Keep Professionals From Growing Into Effective Leaders

The concept of “authenticity” means many different things to different people: not putting on a show, being true to one’s values, being transparent, feeling aligned with one’s integrity, etc. For many, the practice of authenticity feels positive, liberating and growth-inducing. But, in practice, it …

Leadership

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Literature

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Entrepreneurs Believe Traveling Makes Them More Successful

While it’s not a proven fact, many of today’s successful business leaders believe traveling actually plays an important developmental role in becoming a better entrepreneur. From learning how to communicate in different ways to experiencing new cultures, the entire process of traveling is believed …

Entrepreneurship

Need Funding For Big Data? Don't Ask For Technology. Seriously.

Let’s say you’re the vice president of IT for a large utility and you’ve finally found precious time on the executive committee’s meeting agenda to make your big funding pitch. “We need to collect sensor data from our smart grid infrastructure and it’s going to cost several million dollars to get …

10 Things to Do Before You Go to Bed

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day.<br>And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

Success

Healthy Superfoods You Should Eat Every Day

Or soups with three days’ worth of sodium? (P.F. Chang’s Hot & Sour—yep, we’re pretty hot and sour!) Or coffee drinks with the equivalent of 42 sugar …

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Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Breakthroughs

21 Ways to Burn Fat Faster and Lose Weight

From the editors of Redbookmag.com, medically proven moves that'll burn fat—and help you drop some pounds.<p><b>1) Stock up on green tea</b> Green tea isn't known only for its cancer-fighting benefits: It may help boost your metabolism, too. People who took green-tea extract three times a day saw their …

7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs

All successful entrepreneurs may be different from one another--but not in certain key ways.<p>On the surface, successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else.<p>But look closely and you'll see that in a few ways they are very, very different--and so is how they start and run their …

Entrepreneurship

One Of The World’s Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young

Elysium Health hasn’t discovered the fountain of youth, but their new supplement–with the backing of some of the world’s foremost authorities on aging–could change how you get older.<p>Say someone came up to you selling a dietary supplement–a pill that you take once a day–that could boost your energy, …

23 Gorgeous Bathrooms that Unleash the Radiance of Skylights

Nothing makes or breaks the look of an interior quite like lighting, and often it is a perfect blend of natural and artificial illumination that …