Johan Zwaan

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10 Steps to a Happier Life, Backed By Research

I went through a number of great books on happiness and pulled together ten research-based tips that can help build a happier life:<p>1) Cut the small …

Solar Paper Ultra Portable Modular Solar Charger

As its name implies, the Solar Paper provides you an eco-friendly and ultra portable way to charge your mobile devices. Line the feature? Let’s go on …

Solar Power

Steam refunds: Does Valve win either way?

On Tuesday Steam added a refund procedure that allows you to get a full refund on any Steam game you’ve purchased in the last 14 days, for any reason, as long as you’ve played the game for less than 2 hours.<p>On the surface this change brings Steam up to code in many European countries that require …

We’re not talking about what VR is doing to our eyes … and our brains

OK, so it’s pretty funny seeing someone fall over after trying a virtual reality headset for the first time. But with companies like Facebook, Valve, and Sony all pushing to bring their own VR solutions to a mainstream market — worth an estimated $30 billion by 2020 — maybe we should have more …

Virtual Reality

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

Step Aside, Rockets – Ion Engines Are the Future of Space Travel

The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years traveling across the solar system to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet …

Space Travel

Body-Weight Training is the No.1 Fitness Trend

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The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

The seven ways to have a near-death experience

Seeing a light and a tunnel may be the popular perception of death, but as Rachel Nuwer discovers, reports are emerging of many other strange experiences.<p>In 2011, Mr A, a 57-year-old social worker from England, was admitted to Southampton General Hospital after collapsing at work. Medical personnel …

Near-Death Experiences

42-Player Civilization Game Is Destroying The Planet

Why the NSA SIM hack might be far more serious than you think

A few days ago, a report revealed that spy agencies including the NSA and GCHQ, managed to bypass the security of SIM card manufacturer Gemalto and …

Surveillance

Nature and Sex Redefined - we have never been binary

A recent article in Nature suggests that biologists ‘now think’ the idea of two sexes is inaccurate; in fact, says Vanessa Heggie,for decades biologists have been at the forefront of campaigns against this simplistic understanding of sex<p>A recent article in <i>Nature</i> claims that biologists ‘now think’ …

5 Things One Mom Wishes She'd Been Told Before Adopting her Black Son

Alex Landau’s mother Patsy Hathaway believed that love was enough when it came to raising her adopted black son—until he was beaten up by Denver …

9 Ways That Helped Me Make My First Million Dollars in Profit

Making a million dollars in revenue is hard. Making a million dollars in profit is even harder.<p>Every entrepreneur dreams of reaching his or her first …

The 9 weirdest modes of public transport on earth

Introducing nine very strange ways of getting from point A to B. Eventually.<p>1. Chiva Express, Ecuador<p>Is it a bus? Or, is it a train? The Chiva …

'Evangelion' Inspired Animation Short Looks Simply Astounding

As part of Studio Khara’s ongoing Japanese Animator Expo, with unique animation shorts released each week, we have now been graced with an Evangelion inspired entry that looks simply amazing.<p>Handled by Sola Digital Arts, who recently created the CG Captain Harlock film, the short was directed by …

Anime

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

How Final Fantasy XV Does Pre-Render and Real-Time

8 Hidden Facebook Tricks You Need to Know

More than 1 billion people regularly use Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they know all the hidden tricks for using the social media platform. Both …

Is the 5:2 diet right for you?

If it's good enough for Jennifer Aniston then it's good enough for us.<p>Your definitive guide to the 5:2 diet from recipes, tips, tricks and low …

These Aren't School Test Doodles. They're Art. 

Fasting facts: is the 5:2 diet too good to be true?

From claims that fasting makes you thin and feeds the brain to the suggestion that it can even reboot the immune system, Amy Fleming looks at the scientific evidence for restricted eating<p>More than a year since they first hit the bookshops, 5:2 diet books are still bestsellers on Amazon. As a …

Animation Shows How SpaceX Will Reuse Its Rockets [Video]

Complete with a rockin' soundtrack<p>These days, space enthusiasts are keeping a watchful eye on SpaceX as it strives for a potentially revolutionary goal. The private spaceflight company is trying to figure out a way to reuse its Falcon 9 rockets by landing them safely after they have launched into …

Corrupt Cops: The Video Game

With Mimo, MIT Alums Are Disrupting The Baby Nursery, Onesie At A Time

For all the innovation that has come out of startups, few have addressed one of the hardest tasks in the world: caring for a newborn infant. Whether it is providing milk at 3 a.m. or ensuring that the baby is exposed to the right shapes and sounds appropriate for its age, parents are faced with a …

New in My Modern Shop: Joy St. Claire's Beautifully Enchanting Nature Photography

It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've just added the beautifully enchanting photos of Joy St. Claire to My Modern Shop! The self-taught photographer shoots with a classic Ricoh film camera. Her inspiration comes from wandering in nature off the main trail or road, onto paths less …

Ricoh

The Secret Douglas Adams RPG People Have Been Playing for 15 Years

Sony finally offers up settlement for 2011 PSN hack

Sony is contacting US PlayStation Network users with details of how they can claim compensation for the infamous 2011 PSN hack.<p>The offer is open to …

People Destroying Cars Like in Street Fighter. Sort of.