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Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

Number One Habit You Need To Develop To Become A Great Leader | Inc.com

If you want to be a great leader then you need to have great leadership qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., and you need to deliver.<p>At the end of the day, great leadership is all about getting results.<p>That doesn't mean the <i>end justifies the means</i>, but it does mean that if you …

Motivation

The 1 Word to Delete from Your Vocabulary if You Want to Succeed | Inc.com

There's one word that, if used in the wrong context, can hold you back and rub people off the wrong way. Yet, it dominates our vernacular. It's a word that makes people's eyes roll. It gets us to lie to ourselves and severely limits us without us even knowing it.<p>That word? <i>Try</i>.<p>Example:<p>"I'll <i>try</i> to …

Commuting

Watch Lightning From Above, Thanks to a New Satellite

The data it is producing can help provide earlier warnings for severe weather.<p>At a safe distance, lightning can be one of nature’s greatest shows, …

Weather

It's Cancer Season: Here's What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Relationships

Cancers are born June 21 – July 22. What is this sign like in love and relationships?<p>Cancer is the sign of family and children, ruler of the heart …

Zodiac

Throw your rainbow bagel in the bin, now glitter galaxy bagels are a thing

Rainbow bagels? Unicorns? <i>Mermaids</i>?<p>Don’t be silly.<p>Anyone who’s anyone is eating galaxies, not mythical creatures or the refraction of light.<p>The Bagel …

Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

Positive Thinking

Apparently talking to your pets is a sign of intelligence

Some people, who do not own pets, may watch their dog- or cat-adoring friends talking to their animals as if they were human (high-pitched, pet voice …

Pets

How to Be Mindful When You Are Angry

“Anger is a natural, life-affirming emotion. It lets us know when a boundary has been crossed, when our needs are not being met, or when someone we care about is in danger. But when misdirected, anger can harm our physical health and our relationships. Being mindful of anger means not suppressing, …

Mindfulness

Watch: 24 Ways Love And Attraction Affect You, Based On Psychology

<b>There must</b> be a reason the term, “to fall head over heels” is used so often. Attraction is such a strong force, even the most cool-headed people …

An unofficial calendar of the remaining celestial events happening in 2017

From snow moons to lunar eclipses, we've already had a couple of exciting celestial events happening this year. But there is plenty of 2017 left so, …

Watch A Priest, Rabbi And Atheist Smoke Weed And Talk Religion

Holy bong hit.<p>They seek the truth from on high.<p>A rabbi, a priest and an atheist share bong hits and philosophy in a viral video posted Wednesday.<p>This isn’t a bar joke. The clip was produced by Cut in Washington state, where recreational marijuana use is legal. The rabbi, Jim Mirel, is the Rabbi …

Religion

How Do Dogs Experience Happiness Differently?

Most spiritual, religious and philosophical discussions describe the appearance of an individual self that has moved away from its true self and in …

Spirituality

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life | Inc.com

Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go in life.<p>The third: Just …

Self-improvement

These plates and cups with galaxy scenes painted on them will turn your kitchen into a celestial wonderland

It really doesn’t get much better than space! The outer limits of what surrounds our earth have been inspiring everything from our art to our clothes …

How to Talk to Your Boss About Mental Health Issues

Calling in sick to work is pretty easy to do. Of course, some people can take sick days much more easily than others. But when you’re totally …

6 Tricks That Will Help You Become One Of Those People Who Can Fall Asleep In Minutes | Women's Health

If you've ever lost power in your house or apartment, you may have found that you slept way better that night. You probably got tired as the sun went down and woke up when it came back up again. Maybe you didn't even need an alarm clock. That's because when your main source of light is the sun, …

The Dark Side of Being an Empath that is Rarely Spoken Of

Empaths are typically known as the healers of the world. They’re the people whose senses are heightened—the ones that not only see the different …

The Winning Photos of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017

The international Underwater Photographer of the Year photo contest has announced its winners for the 2017 edition. The winning photo (shown above) …

Underwater photographer of the year 2017 winners – in pictures

French photographer Gabriel Barathieu has been named this year’s winner for his ‘balletic, malevolent’ dancing octopus, while British winner Nick Blake captured a lone diver among the otherworldly sunbeams of a Mexican cave

Scuba Diving

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

There are six styles of love. Which one best describes you?

Love is a complex and powerful force, one that plays out in a number of emotional, cognitive and social ways.<p>When we love a person, we feel emotional …

7 Relationship Mantras to Stop Small Misunderstandings from Turning into Big Mistakes

This past December a busy attorney named Valentina and her 10-year-old son, Marco, moved into their new home in New England. The winter season was …

Snowstorms

10 Astrophotography Hotspots Around the World

Where the professionals go to get those awesome Milky Way images.<p><i>Jamie Carter is the author of “A Stargazing Program for Beginners: A Pocket Field</i> …

National Parks

Children's Books Are the New Frontier in Weed Normalization

The author of 'Hairy Pothead' and 'Green Buds and Hash' explains why children's books are the perfect way to make weed approachable.<p>When marijuana activist Dana Larsen first started writing his pot-themed fan fiction, he just thought it would be fun for other cannabis users to read. But after years …

What Doctors Eat When They Want To Detox

I try to live a "detox" life daily by staying well hydrated, using an infrared sauna, and getting 7 hours of restorative sleep. When I need a boost I …

Wellness

Craving Chocolate or Coffee? This Is What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You

You’re sitting on the sofa, binge-watching your favorite show, when a sweet craving hits. You try and push it out of your mind (you’re not even …

New Year's Comet Will be Visible With Binoculars

Comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE will be bright enough to spot with binoculars from now until mid-January.<p>Over the next two weeks, a comet passing by the Earth will be bright enough to see with binoculars and possibly even with the naked eye.<p>The comet was detected back in October by NASA's NEOWISE mission, …