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How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

Success

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> …

Stack Overflow

Can Science Find a Safe Replacement for Alcohol?

When it comes to legal intoxicants, alcohol is still the only game in town. But with a massive pharmacopeia and scientific infrastructure at our disposal, that makes pretty much zero sense.<p><i>American painter George Bellows's lithograph 'The Drunk.' Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>There is a knot of pain …

Alcohol

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

<b>Tim Jenison</b>, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

This New Tech Could Make Your Future Phone Shatter-Proof

Researchers at the University of Akron are working on a film for smartphone screens that could make a device's display shatter-proof.<p>The film is comprised of a transparent layer of electrodes over a polymer surface, according to a report from the university first spotted by Engadget.<p>These …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Cooking

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Wellness

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

Ireland Investigates Alleged Discovery of 800 Babies in Sewer Tank

Grim reports that nearly 800 dead babies were discovered in the septic tank of a home run by nuns has set off a round of soul-searching in Ireland and sparked calls for accountability from government and Catholic Church officials.<p>Fresh research suggests that some 796 children were secretly buried …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

How to become a typing master with the iOS keyboard

Unlike the interesting history of Apple’s physical keyboards, the virtual keyboard on iOS does not have much of a tale to tell. For the most part, …

Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

The Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, which last summer raised $2.6 million via crowdfunding, has finally begun shipping, the company now claims. Early backers may be a bit skeptical, given the delays the company experienced since raising a significant round of funding many months …

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Massimo Dutti S/S 2014

Cranfords debuts its high THC, machine-rolled cannabis cigarettes

The cigarette is an American icon, like it or not. And while Big Tobacco and anti-cigarette activists alike can (and will) take advantage of its …

Study of Pot Smokers' Brains Shows That MRIs Cause Bad Science Reporting

This week a study of cannabis consumers published by <i>The Journal of Neuroscience</i> provided powerful evidence that MRI scans cause shoddy science …

Doctors want to fix you with 3D-printed tissues made from water droplets

Doctors dream of using 3D-printed tissues to patch up injuries, but current techniques tend to kill a lot of the cells used in the process. Thankfully, researchers at Oxford University spin-off OxSyBio have found a gentler way to build these materials. Their technique 3D prints water droplets …

How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer

Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out cheaper treatments. The result, one researcher says: ‘If we’re winning the war on cancer, …

3 Ways to Motivate Salespeople With More Than Just Money

Sales contests can be a valuable opportunity to coach members of your sales team and get them to work together better.<p>Stop for a second to think about what really motivates a salesperson. Recent research from Aberdeen Group found that the No. 1 motivator is money. (Shocker!) Following that is …

Employee Engagement

The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Business Relevant

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If there is one thing that kills creativity and innovation, it’s routine. Layering process upon process upon process squeezes about enough creative juice out of people as an assembly line.<p>In today’s day and age, entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

Los Angeles

Treating Drug Abuse as a Disease, Not a Crime

A Pew Research study today says jail is not the place for non-violent drug users.<p>In a survey released today by the Pew Research Center, 87 percent of people characterized drug abuse is either a "crisis" or a "serious problem" in the U.S. That number hasn't changed much in nearly twenty years.<p>What …

Can MDMA Make You Racist?

Everyone's favorite club drug can stir up all kinds of bad feelings.<p><i>Some people who may or may not be experiencing the effects of oxytocin</i><p>You don’t have a lot of time for rational thought after dropping a pill. Three Mitsis in and you’re almost entirely preoccupied with finding out what people’s …

Consciousness

Thanks to the Supreme Court, the US Just Moved One Step Closer to Full Oligarchy

Money is speech and if you don't have the former, you don't have the latter.<p><i>Chief Justice John Roberts smiling upon the rich. Photo via Flickr user DonkeyHotey</i><p>Convinced we don't have quite enough cash sloshing around the American political system already, the Supreme Court did the nation's super …

Campaign Finance

Important Life Lessons: What’s The Most Important Life Lesson Older People Feel You Must Know?

<b>Yes, older people are agreed on the most important life lessons they want to pass on.</b><p>Karl Pillemer of Cornell University interviewed nearly 1500 …

Happiness

The Government Is a Hit Man: Uber, Tesla and Airbnb Are in Its Crosshairs

What the invisible hand of free-market innovation giveth, the dead hand of politically motivated regulation tryeth desperately to take away.<p>That’s …

New Jersey

Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card

Regulators in Netherlands this week opened the door for any company — whether Apple, Audi or your local electric utility — to issue its own SIM cards …

The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

Social Media