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4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<b>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we can</b> …

Mindfulness

A Beginners Guide to Organizing your Photos

Are you drowning in an ocean of digital photos? While the digital age has simplified the way we store our photos, the sheer quantity of files can …

Nature Photography

10 Best National Park Hikes

The United States is a beast of a landmass. With nearly three million square miles of land in the lower 48, and over 3.7 million counting Alaska and …

Hiking

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Hiking

The subtle art of forming valuable, life-long friendships

The late George Carlin is probably one of my favorite comedians.<p>I always found him to be raw and honest, and like most great comedians, there was a sense that he wasn’t there to just make you laugh. He had a subtle truth to share and that truth was best delivered as a joke.<p>In this way, towards the …

Time I

How to Meal-Prep for the Week in Less Than an Hour

<i>Nicole Loher is a triathlete, Adidas ambassador, and all-around fitness guru, all while balancing a badass day job in the fashion industry (and</i> …

Fitness

I Tried Planking for 5 Minutes Every Day for a Month

It didn't go exactly as I planned.<p>Call me a masochist, but I love a good plank.<p>Bodyweight exercises, like the good old plank, are simple to work into …

Three Major Muscles to Always Keep Loose

Whether you’re training for a marathon, triathlon, or bodybuilding event, you want your body to function at its very best. In order to get there we …

Yoga

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

Reboot Your Microbiome With Our 3-Day Gut Health Makeover

It's easier and quicker than you might think. Our high-fiber, plant-based meal plan, will give your gut bacteria a boost, and it's affordable, too at …

Nutrition

Lifehacks for the iPhone

Checking Signal Strength<p>Although the number of bars that a phone indicates in terms of signal strength can be helpful to refer to, it is inaccurate …

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

National Parks

The Coolest Neighborhoods in European Cities Tourists Don't Know About

Don’t get us wrong, there’s no harm in ticking off postcard sights from your Europe trip bucket list. But in any city you visit, you’re going to have …

36 of the top attractions in Greece

European Travel

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most | Inc.com

Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house isn't clean enough. My life would be better if I had more money.</i><p>Rehashing the same …

Self-help

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Travel

These smart cities in Italy put Silicon Valley to shame

The city of the future could help you find parking, detect potholes and keep you healthier. Sicily's showing the world it can be done on a shoestring budget.<p>A smart city development is a long-term play, not something we do over a month or a year.<p>Vint Cerf<p>We can do the things you need to do while …

Smitten Kitchen Shares Her Favorite Weeknight Meals

Deb Perelman has always been the kind of cook I aspire to be. Her recipes on Smitten Kitchen check all the boxes for what I want to make on any given …

Plank you very much!

You know what the worst part about exercising is? The exercising. Some people love the rush of blood and the drop of sweat, but me? As I run on the …

Exercise

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster | Inc.com

<i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience, on Quora:</b><p>Learning can be hard work. That's what …

Machine Learning

10 Breathtaking Accommodations in National Parks

You don’t have to travel internationally to get enviously stunning destination photos: The national parks of America are one of the most incredible places to spend a vacation. You get to disconnect, explore nature, and often still get the amenities you’re used to. Whether you’re traveling solo or …

National Parks

Lawrence Solomon: Rip out the bike lanes before more people get hurt

Cyclists are at high risk when they’re on the road. Accident rates per kilometre are 26 to 48 times higher for bikes than for automobiles, according …

This 8-Minute HIIT Tabata Routine Gets You Toned in No Time

SWEAT trainer Kelsey Wells shows us her go-to Tabata routine that gets the job done in just eight minutes.<p>For anyone who’s looking to get fit fast, …

How to generate the income you need in retirement

You’ve spent your whole life saving for retirement . Now you’re finished working, and it’s time to start spending what you’ve saved. For many …

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

How to boost your microbiome

The microbes in your gut can help you to get thinner, be happier and live longer. Here’s how you can give them a helping hand…<p>The gut microbiome is a …

5 Meal Prep Resolutions I'll Definitely, Maybe Follow in 2018

A realistic game plan for making better lunches.<p>Going into 2018, I'm going to pass on "new year, new me" and say it'll be a "slightly-improved-but-still-working-things-out" me. The first step, starting January 1—or realistically, the first weekend—will be tweaking my meal prep game. I've written …

Cooking