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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Alfredo Moser: Bottle light inventor proud to be poor

<b>Alfredo Moser's invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.</b><p>In the last two years …

Nobel Prize

Bacteria give lessons in investment economics

<b>Colonies of bacteria balance growth against risk, just like financial investors, ecologists have found.</b><p>Using lab-based synthetic biology, experiments in bacterial evolution, and mathematical modelling the study finds links between organisms and markets.<p>Bacterial investment crashes and boom-bust …

Biology

Kate Stone: DJ decks made of... paper

‘Bitcoin is a currency’: Federal judge says the virtual cash is real money

Physical Bitcoins created by Casascius, a bitcoin enthusiast based in Utah. Each has a unique code that can be used to retrieve a number of Bitcoins online.<p>Is the "online crypto-currency" Bitcoin money like dollars or is it no more the business of government regulators than virtual gold pieces in …

Cryptocurrency

Torch Fired Enamel

<i>if you arrived here from a link on Pinterest or another tutorial/craft site, I have posted a "tutorial" on how I enamel the pennies. It's here</i><p>Oh what …

Hang Artwork with Aluminum Pop & Soda Tabs

It's common to come across artwork or mirrors that are missing the necessary hardware to make hanging easy. There are a few options — like those …

Alligator

Wood Slice Walkway Inspiration

One last photo from the Portland Flower Show. I found this walkway so interesting decorated with wood slices. Looks like the slices are just laid …

Bitcoin suitcase eats your pocket change, spits out digital currency

Unless you're one of its many evangelists, you probably still don't own any Bitcoins, the math-based digital currency that's all the rage among hackers, free market libertarians, and crypto-anarchists alike. A group of tinkerers at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas is trying to fix that …

Giving Your Way to Happiness

Sex and giving -- what do these two things have in common? They both feel fantastic! In fact, giving stimulates the same part of the brain that is charged up when we have sex. No wonder it's addictive. Like giving, making love reflects our passion, but it often happens in a spontaneous, unplanned …

Restoring Balance Through Mindful Eating

Women contend with societal pressures that men simply do not. To say that women are judged by their appearance profoundly understates the case. While both genders are subjected to weight bias, women's plight in this regard is far more intense than men's.<p>Yet, we women do this to ourselves. Numerous …

What Women Really, Really Want

Is it "Lean In" or "Lean On"? What is it that women really want in life, and how can they achieve real empowerment?<p>Women everywhere care about their families, their health and their financial security. Whether a woman is a venture capital partner in Silicon Valley or a farmer in the Niger River …

Is Your Stress Response Stuck in the 'On' Position?

Most of us live in a world with so much comfort compared to our ancestors.<p>Want that double latte with 2 percent milk? Skim? How about almond milk? Maybe soy?<p>Can't remember who was the 16th president of the United States? Don't waste time trying to jog your memory or discuss with friends. You can …

With Big Data, Companies Can Predict Your Success Before Your First Day On The Job

The need for high-performing employees, and for hiring the right candidate for the right job at the right time, has never been greater. Here’s how the talent hunt is being transformed.<p>We are not what we eat, as many people like to say–we are what we do.<p>Since the “big bang of culture” about 50,000 …