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Six Unconventional, Scientific Ways to Be Happier

Happiness. There isn't a single human being who doesn't want it, and for many, it is the primary pursuit in life. Conventional wisdom tells us that …

Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

Palouse Falls

How to Live in the Moment

Dessert

Bitcoin Transactions Rise As Economic Unrest Hits Argentina

Bitcoin has created an interesting solution for problematic economies. Because it allows seamless extraction of wealth out of a bank account and into the cloud, Argentinians have been ramping up usage of the cryptocurrency in an effort to stem the effects of their worsening economy and their choice …

Many apparel workers are paid less now than 10 years ago

Are sweatshops really an engine of prosperity?<p>New research reveals that the average wages earned by the people who make clothing imported by the US and other wealthy countries don’t always go up. That challenges the idea that low-skilled labor making cheap goods is necessarily the first step up the …

Economics

Voice of America could air in the US as anti-propaganda law is dropped

The United States government operates an entire network of broadcasters that distribute news in languages from English to Uzbek, but an "anti-propaganda" law has prevented their news from being aired domestically — until now. Earlier this month a legal change went into effect that many are worried …

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

Now 7.2 billion humans, and counting

The United Nations says global human population reached 7.2 billion in mid-2013. The “medium-fertility” projection for the year 2050 has been revised …