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11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

50 Awesome Facts (About Everything)

We’ve been learning a lot from reading National Geographic Kids’s book <i>5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2</i><i>.</i> If you need a great conversation …

The Majestic Beauty Of Wild Animals Captured By Marina Cano

Marina Cano is a talented and internationally-renowned nature photographer that takes stunning photographs of wild animals. Her adventures have taken …

"Feh!"

Linkin Park

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Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

Potatoes

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Ammunition

Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

Caterpillars

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Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space

There's an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in …

14 Fruit Hacks That Will Simplify Your Life

Easy banana ice cream?! Yes, all of the yes.

Ice Cream

Bloopers from The LEGO Movie

Whether you're snowed in or you don't live somewhere that requires constant shoveling, these outtakes from <i>The LEGO Movie</i> should improve your day:<p>And …

Iron Man

Watch Angelina Jolie Deliver Her First Few Lines as a Disney Character, with Lana Del Rey

Disney sure understands a thing or two about cross-promotional timing: During tonight’s Grammys, the studio released a new trailer for its anticipated blockbuster <i>Maleficent</i>, starring Angelina Jolie, with a preview of the <i>Sleeping Beauty</i> theme song “Once Upon a Time,” hauntingly covered by tonight’s …

Angelina Jolie

New study reveals where our bodies feel emotion: http://huff.to/1dhJEWW

24 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners

There's no better feeling than coming home after a long day to a great dinner that you've already made. Way to go, slow cooker. Way to go, self.

Cooking

30 Things Turning 30 This Year

Though we often forget it in favor of its younger and more popular sibling (1984), 1983 was a banner year for American culture: It is the birth year …

Top Entries at the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships

Just a few weeks ago, men flocked to the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans boasting all kinds of wild styles ranging from full beards to thin Dali mustaches. Along with the participants, Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson also traveled there in order to document the …

Men's Fashion

Loaf of Bread, Container of Milk, Stick of Butter (1972), from Sesame Street, of course

Loaf of Bread, Container of Milk, Stick of Butter (1972), from Sesame Street, of course.<p><i>Updated video link.</i>

Play recipes using cornstarch

With the advent of Pinterest, homemade play recipes seem to be gaining some serious popularity with good reason of course. With the abundance of play …

Sleepy Duckling Struggles To Stay Awake (VIDEO)

This duckling can't keep its eyes open. Snap out of it, duckling! Get back to work.<p><i>Via Tastefully Offensive</i>

What Can You Make From <br>Cardboard Tubes?

toilet paper owl lanterns <br>El Hada de Papel<p>toilet paper roll doll slide and castle<br>No Monsters In My Bed<p>toilet paper roll bird houses <br>Kifli és Levendula<p>…

22 Amazing Destinations You Can See With Google Street Views

That trip you'd been thinking about is so far down the horizon, you can barely make it out.<p>To top that off, your passport expired three months ago, you have a whopping credit card bill, and you need to pay a parking ticket. You are eternally trapped here, but through the power of The Internet you …

Hiking

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now (PICTURES)

With many of us still overwhelmed by the events of last week, we have just the distraction you need to give your mind a break, at least for a little while.<p>It’s Wednesday, so that means we’re back with 7 more sites to cheer you up and provide you with plenty of entertainment and laughs.<p>As always, be …

Seen Outside Walmart

Walmart

25 Epic Indoor/Outdoor Slides

Swedish Slide<p>Picture 1 of 25<p>Slides are fun for kids and adults of all ages and we’ve seen a lot more interior designers and architects build them …

Design

Linkin Park Down Under - New Zealand / Australia 2013 (Part 1 of 2) | LPTV #93 | Linkin Park

Cellphones Through History: Motorola DynaTAC, iPhone & More (PHOTOS)

It’s the 40th anniversary of the device 6 billion people can’t live without. See its evolution since 1973.<p>Getty (4); AP (1)