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February smashes global temperature record, says Nasa

Nasa announces February exceeded historical average temperatures by more than any month in history, making it the third consecutive month to break the record<p>February set global temperature records, Nasa announced on Saturday, deviating from historical norms by a wider margin than any month ever …

Global Warming

On Pi Day, Let's Gawk At The Beauty And Controversy Of The Math Constant

Mathematician Carlos Castillo-Chavez says that pi is so important to math that using its simple, geometric definition denies its greater powers.<p>"[Pi] brings you into the world of mathematics, which is magic, mysterious and exciting and always full of challenges for everybody," Castillo-Chavez …

60+ DIY Holiday Presents Your Friends Won't Re-Gift

Time to decide who made your nice list this year.<p>You could do your gift shopping online, but even free prime shipping can't beat these easy DIY projects. These homemade presents are as fun to make as they are to give, and they're guaranteed to be a total hit. Plus, you'll save some serious money in …

Decorations

Model and Bodybuilder Keeps Teaching Job After Parents Shame Her "Pornographic" Instagram Account

Mindi Jensen was posting bodybuilding pictures to inspire other women to get fit.<p>Mindi Jensen, a divorced mother of four, is a bikini model and bodybuilder when she's not teaching at North Sanpete Middle School in Moroni, Utah. She recently started posting pictures of her bodybuilding progress to …

10 Scary Books That Will Seriously Keep You Up At Night

Readers beware.<p>In a recent interview with HuffPost, Goosebumps author R.L. Stine said he thought most fears were “universal,” and, for him at least, linked closely with humor. “It’s that same guttural reaction,” he said.<p>Unlike Stine, I’ve never equated scary with funny -- my <i>guttural reaction</i> to …

Books

On saying "no": creativity, self-care, privilege, and knowing your limits

Austin "Steal Like an Artist" Kleon has posted a fantastic meditation on the idea that "creative people say no" -- the idea that you have to say no …

How to Function at Work When You Get Almost No Sleep

Yes, we know you're supposed to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Here's what to do when you don't.<p>My wife and I are new parents. (Yay!) That means we get--no joke--maybe 50 percent as much sleep as we used to, if we're lucky. (Boo!)<p>That's not sustainable, and I know it's not healthy. Yet …

20 Things Women with Amazing Abs Do Every Day

Make their tricks yours and flat abs should — in theory — follow.<p>Amazing abs are much easier to envy than to come by — and it's no secret that perfect abs take a whole lot of work. To get the core you want, just follow the daily practices of women with the strongest, flattest abs:<p>Carmel Rodriguez, …

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

Work-life Balance

The death and life of the great British pub | Tom Lamont

Across the country, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of how one pub fought back<p>The Murphy …

Great British Bake Off

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

These are the world’s “most creative” countries

What makes one country more “creative” than another? A new study (pdf) compiled by the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto attempts to rank knowledge economies by that elusive trait.<p>It’s called the Global Creativity Index (GCI). To create their ranking, researchers …

Creativity

Finalists Unveiled For This Year's National Book Awards

Shortlists for the National Book Awards went public Wednesday, halving the number of nominees to just 20 finalists. Among the books that have survived the second round of cuts, a few clear favorites are beginning to emerge — while others have been displaced by less familiar names.<p>The full lists of …

Books

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

The baby badass: How rebellion is more mainstream than ever

There's a movement sweeping the nation, a revolution infiltrating our culture. The insurgents aren't protesting in the streets to riot for their …

The Heartbreaking Photo That Saved 9 Emaciated Dogs

When three emaciated 5-month-old pit bulls huddled around their sleeping mother, a young woman named Janette Gonzalez peered through a fence to …

New York City

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Lifestyle

7 Sleep Experts Share What They Do When They Can't Doze Off

Use their secrets to score more shuteye, stat.

How The Seasons Of "American Horror Story" Connect

Surprise, bitch. Everything's connected.

How to Start Your Week Successfully

Nobody enjoys Monday. It’s officially been labeled as the, blunt reminder that your weekend of leisurely activities is now over and you must spend …

Work Stress

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

It's Not Your Imagination, Single Women: There Literally Aren't Enough Men Out There

We talked to author Jon Birger about the shortage of educated men, where women should go if they really want to land a husband, and why boys aren't going to college in the first place.<p>We all have that friend: the beautiful, intelligent, driven woman who—like Katherine Heigl in every rom-com—can't …

NASA Astronauts Can Already Farm On Mars

The prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why ‘The Martian,’ a film adaptation of Andy Weir’s book about one man’s struggle to survive on Mars, rocketed to the No. 1 spot at the box office this …

22 Things To Keep In Your Home In Case Of Emergency

Sure, you have a first-aid kit and a couple cans of garbanzo beans. But, in our experience, it's always better to be over-prepared than not. Here, 22 things to keep on hand so you're ready for fire, flooding, zombies, cute zombies...anything that life throws your way.<p><b>1. Three days' worth of</b> …

Ellen Page Leads The Way

Only a few years ago, Ellen Page thought she could never come out publicly. Now, her new movie Freeheld marks an important step in the marriage equality movement — and it's just the start of a new stage in her career.<p>On a bright, windy October morning in 2014, Ellen Page prepared to film a …

The Amount of Water You Actually Need Per Day

Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water a day: it’s a rule that’s been burned into our brains for years as the ideal amount of fluid to drink each day. Yet no …

Premium pet food is really expensive—and not actually better for your pet

Anyone who says “love don’t cost a thing” probably doesn’t own a pet.<p>Americans spent more than $22 billion on food for their beloved domestic animals (and tens of billions more on supplies, vet care and other services) in 2014. And those looking for words like “natural,” “gluten-free,” and …

Pets

New Research on Overcoming Loneliness

New research finds the brains of lonely people respond more negatively to social stimuli<p>I was feeling lonely one recent weekend. I craved company, but friends and family all seemed to be on vacation or busy. So I arranged to chat with a friend who lives in another city, signed up for a group kayak …

Loneliness