Mike McCracken

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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 …

Aw, this dad made his kids a DIY tooth fairy delivery system

Cha-ching<p>A father made this sweet DIY project for his kids: it's a set of pneumatic tubes, as seen in drive-up bank windows, where teeth can be inserted and launched to the tooth fairy. (The video begins: "The population of earth has risen continuously since the Great Famine and Black Death of …

10 Mugshots From The 1930s With Curious Details

People should really think twice when picking a criminal alias.<p>A capsule provided by the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, these mugshots are thought to be taken in the 1930s in and around Newcastle, England.

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What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

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 …

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National Geographic: Then and Now – in pictures

National Geographic magazine has been at the forefront of photojournalism since it first began publishing photographs in 1890. An exhibition at Beetles + Huxley showcases over 100 vintage and contemporary prints from 26 September to 19 October 2013. Here are some of them

Miley Cyrus: Confessions of Pop’s Wildest Child

In the backroom of a tattoo parlor on North La Brea Avenue in L.A., Miley Cyrus is about to get some new ink. “Allright, face down,” says the tattoo …

September 2012

Lorne Michaels on The 1970s and The Birth of Saturday Night Live

The 70s began for me in 1975—on April 1, 1975, to be exact. That was the day I signed on to move to New York and begin work on a new late-night comedy/variety series for NBC. And it was going to be live. As it turns out, April Fools’ Day is the right day to start work on something like that.<p>The …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

Lukas Farlan Photography

Photograph Lukas Farlan offers us snapshots of incredible beauty. Particularly good for capturing landscapes, the artist living in Italy comes with a …

America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

A covered bridge played a supporting role in one of Hollywood's most intense and fleeting love stories: <i>The Bridges of Madison County</i>, which still inspires visitors to seek out Iowa's Roseman Covered Bridge. (It ranks higher on TripAdvisor than John Wayne's nearby birthplace.)<p>Embodying a simpler …

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12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

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5 Amazing Stories of Devoted Dogs

A new book shows how our canine companions enrich our lives.<p><b>Dog owners know how how much joy our beloved canine companions bring to our lives.</b><p>They enrich us in small and undramatic ways every day—by making us laugh, keeping us company, and offering us unconditional love. My new National Geographic …

21 Glorious Photos of Double Rainbows Around the World

<b>Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><p>For many photographers, taking a picture of the elusive double rainbow is a rare and unexpected treat. Not only do you have to be at the right place at the right time, you need to have your camera on hand so that you don't miss nature's colorful show. As photographer …

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Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 0 on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>John Pawson's minimal home and an experimental residence by …

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Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

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The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Sleep Under the Stars<p>Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Stunning Photos Of Hot Air Balloons At The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Every year since the first gathering of 13 balloons in 1972, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico has brought together hot air balloonists and enthusiasts from all around the country and the world in what is the premier hot air balloon event of the year.<p>With the Sandía Mountains as a …

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2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before