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Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

In November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga went fishing off the coast of Mexico. Two days later, a storm hit and he made a desperate SOS. It was the last anyone heard from him – for 438 days. This is his story<p>As they motored across the lagoon in the Marshall Islands, deep in the middle of the Pacific …

Pacific Ocean

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Alternative Medicine

What Was Hiding in This Hidden 50-Year-Old Safe Is Straight Out of a Movie

One couple convinced the world they'd found a hidden treasure, but now the truth is out!<p><b>UPDATE, 8/29:</b> Well, we thought this elaborate tale sounded too good to be true and, in fact, it was. The couple whose treasure hunt story took the Internet by storm this week have fessed up: They fabricated the …

Australia

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

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Literature

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Art

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

Self-esteem

The truth about the death of cash

Will cash disappear? Many technology cheerleaders believe so, but as Rose Eveleth discovers, the truth is more complicated.<p>It’s a hot summer day in 2025 and you’re wrapping up a long meeting at the office. Several of your colleagues have attended the meeting from home, their faces and bodies …

Mark Twain

Get Ready for Your Internet Bill to Soar

True competition among Internet providers remains a dream for consumers.<p>“Infrastructure deployment requires the expectation of a healthy return on …

Net Neutrality

Finding Cheap Flights 101

I've been traveling pretty intensely for many years. When I had a full time entertainment job with minimal pay, I took at least twice monthly weekend trips and bi-annual overseas trips. When I had a more remote job, I roamed for long periods of time. As a result, when I catch up with friends who …

Air Travel

DIY Book Box Hiding Spot

Sometimes shelves get bogged down with essential storage items that aren’t very visually appealing. Baskets are one way to keep things organized and …

Woodworking

5 Tips to Survive a Long Flight

<i>Jonathan Scott Chinn / Flickr</i><p>We all love to travel, but not many of us enjoy the exhausting process of getting to our chosen destination. Spending half the day in a metal tube with more than 300 strangers isn't ideal, especially coupled with the fact that it can be uncomfortable and flat-out boring.<p>…

Long Haul

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

11 Ways to Use Paint in DIY Projects

It’s a new month, new link party! We love seeing your projects, so please come back and link up throughout the month! All types of projects are …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

How to Make Daenerys Targaryen’s Dragon Egg Chest from ‘Game of Thrones’

In his online step-by-step guide, Burlington, North Carolina prop maker Eric Hart shows how to make a replica of Daenerys Targaryen’s ornate dragon …

Using Metal Foils, Flakes, and Leafing

When it comes to trying out new crafting supplies and techniques, I’m a gal who likes to do her research. I figure that, if I’m going to spend time creating something new, I want to know the supplies I’m working with, and, when considering similar materials, I want to have the background knowledge …

MoodGYM sparks growth in self-help mental health websites

MoodGYM, a website started in Australia as a trial to treat depression, has achieved international recognition and now operates in six languages.<p>A …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

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Crazy Cake/Wacky Cake

Cake that you can make in the same pan and doesn’t need eggs, milk or butter!<p>It is called crazy or wacky cake and was created during the depression …

The Sewing Rabbit answers 10 common sewing questions

The Sewing Rabbit answers 10 common sewing questions<p>Where do you turn when you have a sewing related question? For many of us, the answer is Google. …

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50 Paint Chip Sample Project Ideas

We have discussed previously about how taking Paint Chip samples may be considered stealing. In that post, Amanda (our previous Home and Garden …

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