Ester Rogers

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We are currently performing a series of upgrades on Core Spirit and will be back soon.<p>Since the launch, Core Spirit has been growing, improving and …

15 Mixtapes That Should Have Won Grammys

"He said let's do a good ass job with <i>Chance 3</i>, I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy." Upon first listen, this line from Chance the Rapper's …

Long-distance flight in your future? Here's the pro checklist for comfort in the air

Long flights in stuffy airplanes are rarely fun, but there are ways to make them pleasant if you have the correct tools. Books, tablets, a good meal and a few drinks will make the time go by a little faster, but there are other ways that the flying pros have figured out how to truly make the trip …

McDonald's 'Latest Fry Innovation' Is Either Genius or Insane

Brace yourselves, french fry fans. McDonald’s has something new up its sleeve.<p>The company on Tuesday introduced the “McChoco Potato,” which are just …

6 Ancient African Architectural Marvels Built Before Greece or Rome Existed

<b>South African Ruins</b><p>The recent discovery of an ancient circular monolithic stone structure site in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is thought to be at least …

The hunt for Einstein’s gravitational ripples in space-time is about to begin

More than 100 years ago, Albert Einstein set out his theory of general relativity, arguing that space and time are two aspects of a single fabric. Extremely large objects cause space-time to curve, he said, and large, moving objects cause gravitational waves that ripple through the space-time …

Albert Einstein

What would you pay to be happy?

The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in front of his hermitage in Nepal. He watches hundreds of miles of Himalayan peaks glowing in front of him in the rising sun. The scene “blends naturally and seamlessly with …

Happiness

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Birth of the blue morphos

Whilst many people were searching for Easter eggs, the Natural History Museum’s filmmakers were capturing a time-lapse video of the first of their blue morpho butterflies emerging from their chrysalises. These butterflies are now on view in their “Sensational Butterflies” exhibition.<p>Several species …

Nature

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …

Hubble Space Telescope

In the future, you may be able to turn invisible with this roll-on squid tape

For the past century or so, military scientists say, the United States has been locked in a perpetual search for new ways to deceive its enemies' eyes.<p>In World War II, strategists covered military equipment in netting and coated it with dull-colored paint. More recently, researchers have been …

Zoology

You should never diet again: The science and genetics of weight loss

To maintain a new weight, you have to fight evolution. You have to fight biology. And you have to fight your brain<p>I’ve given you the bad news: diets fail in the long run. Now, let’s try to understand why.<p>In social psychology we often say that if you find that most people behave in the same way, …

The Many Modern African Dances from A-Z (Watch Video)

In Africa we have many dances, majority of them being Traditional and I have been an advocate of preserving our traditional dances and not making it …

African Music

Latex condoms are the worst: Why, after all these years, don’t we have a better condom?

1 “Like Eating With Saran Wrap on Your Tongue”<p>In 1993, Danny Resnic was having anal sex during a casual hookup in Miami Beach when his partner’s …

Living in: The world’s best cities for expats

Where do foreigners find friendly locals, career opportunities and contentment? These five places ranked high in a recent survey.<p>Whether assessing the local climate, calculating the cost of living or understanding how easily you can make friends abroad, choosing a new country to live in comes with …

Mexico City

in Best Of onMar 25, 2015 12:15 pm

<i>In a town full of culinary wonders, it is no surprise Chicago is teeming with wonderful fried chicken options. It's hard to pick just one favorite</i> …

Ivy League Admissions Are a Sham: Confessions of a Harvard Gatekeeper

I graduated from Harvard in 2006, and have spent eight of the last nine years working as an admissions officer for my alma mater. A low-level …

The Messy Minds of Creative People

Creativity is very messy.<p>According to one prominent theory, the creative process involves four stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and …

DJ & Dance Music, Tracks & Mixes

Kanye West vs. white mediocrity: The real story behind Beck, Beyonce and “SNL” 40

Kanye takes more heat than anyone. Post-Grammys and “SNL” 40, we’re finally seeing his critics for what they are<p>There was a lot to criticize about the "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary celebration--Jerry Seinfeld’s #SorryNotSorry joshing around about "SNL’s" 40-year history of whiteness, …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

A Chinese statue of the Buddha dating back to around 1100 AD is more than just a statue -- it's the final resting place of a Buddhist master.<p>It seems Mexico isn't the only place in the world where you can find human body parts incorporated into religious statuary: a Chinese statue of the Buddha has …

Archaeology

5 Simple Questions that Will Make You 5 Times More Successful

<i>Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.</i><p>There’s nothing more disheartening than a perfectly healthy, reasonably …

Self-improvement