Kat Contreras

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The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Stephen Colbert

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

9 Strong Mental Habits That Successful People Never Give Up

Everyone procrastinates. Since the dawn of time, people have been putting things off.<p>Sometimes, procrastinating is harmless. Take for instance the …

Procrastination

These Photos Capture The Anguish Of Living With Depression

"The whole experience made me a lot more patient and empathetic towards others."<p>For 21-year-old photographer Edward Honaker, experiencing depression and anxiety felt like being at war with his brain.<p><b>"All I knew is that I became bad at the things I used to be good at, and I didn't know why," he told</b> …

What Your Games Console Says About Your Porn Habits

YouPorn's traffic stats reveal PlayStation users prefer MILF clips.<p>If you enjoy watching pornography and playing video games, congratulations: you are most people I know. You're part of a community numbering millions of humans living in the developed world, with regular access to games consoles and …

The mindblowing expense of mindfulness | Eva Wiseman

Is there a link between vibrators, colouring-in books and Buddhism? Eva Wiseman unravels our obsession with passivity<p>There was a period in the late 1990s when it became fashionable to have a vibrator. To have a vibrator, and to talk about having a vibrator, and to give vibrators as gifts, and to …

‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

This Is What It Feels Like to Treat Depression with Magic Mushrooms

We spoke to a woman who's been trialling a psilocybin micro-dose treatment for a month, and the doctor who devised the method.<p>When Sue* greets me, she's all sparkly eyes and smiles. Beaming, she shakes my hand firmly and, as she sits, talks animatedly about her dash from the office to our meeting. …

8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

1 of 8<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we …

Physics

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20 Entrepreneur Quotes That Should Become Your Motto

Web design is a business – a wonderful artistic business, but still, a business. If you want to be successful you must have an entrepreneur mindset …

Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favorite produce for millennia.<p>While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits — like resistance to pests, selective …

Organisms

Winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe, judges selected …

Pooch Portraits Capture the Daily Delights of Dog Ownership

Celebrate #NationalDogDay with Ollie Grove and Will Robson-Scott's series of photogenic canines and their devoted owners.<p>Photographers, filmmakers, dog lovers, and childhood friends Ollie Grove and Will Robson-Scott have collaborated to bring us the ultimate ode to man’s best friend, <i>In Dogs We …

People with this personality type are more likely to become entrepreneurs — here's why

Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to ditch the corporate structure and work for themselves.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, found in its ranking of the personality types most likely to be self-employed …

Personality

The Surprising Thing I Learned From Studying My Brain With Meditation Technology For 7 Days

I’ve been meditating since I was 14 years old.<p>It’s one of my most cherished daily rituals. And with good reason.<p>As of 2015, over 1400 studies credit …

Meditation

Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of …

Duke University

The benefits of realising you’re just a brain

<i>Our hopes, loves and very existence are just elaborate functions of a complicated mass of grey tissue. Accepting that can be hard, but</i> …

7 Unknown Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow for Travel Inspiration

Instagram is an amazing platform for travelers; not only can you share your own beautiful photos from around the world, but even when you're not on the road, you can draw plenty of inspiration from travel-focused accounts -- that will make you want to hit the dusty trail (or head back to the …

Man takes 70K still photos in 15 states for epic time-lapse video

Jeff Boyce/Negative Tilt<p>Man takes 70K still photos in 15 states for epic time-lapse video<p>By | Posted Jul 21st, 2015 @ 3:28pm<p>SALT LAKE CITY — A …

Things to Remember if You Love a Person with Mental Illness

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

How 5 Voices Inside You Can Make Your Day

“Self-talk” is the psychological term for the inner conversation that streams constantly through one’s mind. Self-talk is something we all do. In …

7 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

A photographer traveled to Iceland and took these incredible photos of his trip

After his most recent visit, he documented his experiences through a comprehensive travel guide.<p>Cornell says the country is like a "photographer's heaven," mainly because it stays light for so long, eliminating the need for rushing to get that perfect shot in a matter of a few short hours.<p>"In …

European Travel

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