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Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

The Crossing

Did Humans Evolve Opposable Thumbs So We Could Punch Each Other?

Testing a hypothesis about fistfights with cadaver arms<p>It's thought that our hands are what make us human. Combined with our big brains, our fully opposable thumbs enabled our ancestors to make complex tools to conquer the world. But according to biologist David Carrier of Utah State University, …

Biology

How a spreadsheet helped me tackle my depression

Normally I’m a positive, productive member of society. But I do have episodes of depression that make even getting out of bed difficult.<p>There’s a stigma associated with even saying that much, but I’m open to writing about it. Maybe some of the tools that I’ve found to help me manage my depression …

Productivity

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

The Most Underrated Tourist Attractions in Europe

Let me just come out and say it: I hate tourist attractions. Or rather, I hate touristy tourist attractions. Don’t get me wrong, the Mona Lisa’s got …

Architizer

12 Stunning Never-Released Images From Disney’s Animation Studio

Didier Ghez's They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age gathers rare and previously unseen images from four of Disney's trailblazing artists in the studio's formative years.

Super bowl: rice recipes to bring you comfort and joy

Bowls are comforting things to eat from. As you cup your hands around them, you can feel the warmth of the food inside; they’re safe (no danger of food running off the edges) and their contents can be eaten with just a spoon or fork.<p>They can also – their greatest feature – be carried around. You …

A 17-Year-Old Artist Created This Incredible Map Of Literature

Martin Vargic's intricate cartography is basically porn for book lovers.

Why Ikea Causes So Much Relationship Tension

The stylish, idealized home in the store’s showroom “literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare,” says one psychologist.<p>If you have assembled a piece of Ikea furniture with a partner, then you have probably argued with a partner about assembling a piece of Ikea furniture. Domestic battles …

Harvard Business School

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Take This Nomadic Office Anywhere

Picture working at the beach on a Monday, in the forest on a Tuesday, and in the desert on a Wednesday. Sounds like a (pipe) dream come true, right? While today’s mobile office normally just consists of a laptop and a Wi-Fi connection, the designers at Belgian firm Five AM want you hitching your …

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Landscaping

Shelfie Is Shazam For Your Bookshelf

If you’re like me, you have a lot of Mad Magazine books from the 1970s, a classic copy of Oui from 1979, and three Hungarian cookbooks. In other words, you’re a well-read individual. But how do you get those books onto your reading device? Shelfie, that’s how.<p>Created by Peter Hudson and Marius …

Experience: foraging nearly killed me

‘We realised we were reacting to something we’d eaten, but as we tried to work out what, we became confused’<p>I went to Sicily to learn about Mediterranean horticulture as part of my degree. I’d agreed to work in an ornamental garden on a huge estate for six months, helping to grow crops for the …

The Crazy Scrambled Egg Hack You Have To See To Believe

Every day, it seems, we find a new, more complicated way to cook eggs. We bake where we once hard-boiled, brûlée where we once fried -- and if all else fails, we trot out the sous vide machine. But for perfect, no-frills scrambled eggs, the secret is dead simple: Poach them.<p>This technique, which …

Breakfast

Illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas

A collection of digital illustrations created by freelance illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas.<p>Gediminas Pranckevicius was born in …

Tom Kitchin interview: 'As a young chef I thrived on getting my arse kicked'

From working 17-hour days to being the youngest Scotsman to win a Michelin star, Tom Kitchin discusses the highs and lows of being a top chef<p><i>Tom Kitchin is a chef and owner of The Kitchin restaurant, where he became the youngest Scottish winner of a Michelin star.</i><p><b>I’ve dedicated my whole life to</b> …

Here's What the Perfect Penis Looks Like According to Women

It's the first time "3-D-printed phalluses" were used in a study. Yeah.<p>For the first time, a group of researchers from UCLA and the University of New Mexico have used 3-D-printed phalluses to ascertain women's penis size preferences. Previous studies on the subject have asked women to state a …

Deliciously Ella: how to eat healthily without breaking the bank

Healthy eating is often associated with a hefty price tag, which is such a shame as it can be much cheaper than buying processed foods. I’ve been eating this way for the past few years and spend less now than I did before I changed my diet – it all just depends on what you buy. So to help you out, …

Real-life ‘Jurassic Park’? Siberian lab set to clone extinct mammals

Russian scientists have begun their quest to clone prehistoric animals, including but not limited to a woolly mammoth, hoping that Siberian …

Top 10 caves à manger in Paris

Photograph: John Brunton<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/28/1440754044382/4fcba8ec-7f5b-4a19-bdef-7f3a804b8142-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: John …

How To Plate Food Like A 3-Star Michelin Chef

Tracey Torres has cooked in some of the best kitchens in the world. Now she shares trade secrets on how to plate food like a pro.<p>Take a trip to Daniel or Eleven Madison Park, and you won’t just be blown away by the flavors of the food. The plating itself is an abstract work of art. Now that the …

Would you Adam and Eve it? Cockney rhyming slang is nearly brown bread

The old Cockney dialect is dying out, as younger people don’t have a Scooby how to use it

Bread

“Muji Is Not A Trend”: How Design Fuels Muji’s Growth

The pioneering “no brand” brand views design as a solution for problems we encounter daily.<p>With around 400 stores in Japan alone, and another 300 operating internationally, housewares brand Muji shows no signs of slowing its rapid clip of expansion. For the past 35 years, the company has …

BareMetal

Visualized: Every Haunting Nuclear Bomb Detonation Since 1945

Modern warfare forever changed after the United States dropped nuclear bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The world’s superpowers have subsequently engaged in arms races to see who has the most firepower and particularly disheartening byproduct means seeing how the weapons work. A …

Super-Functional Jacket Designed for Air Travel Breaks Crowdfunding Records

A UX/UI designer tries her hand at physical design, with great success<p>World War I fighter pilots wore silk scarves for a very functional reason: In …

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