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Hacks For Overthinking Aren't As Complex As You'd Think, So Here's What Experts Suggest

Overthinking is the type of thing you don't realize you're doing until it's already succeeded in making you feel horrible. Whether it's some …

Self-help

12 Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in your body. These can all lead to …

Yoga

The Almost Unbelievable Power of Your Belief Systems

Follow this visualization guide to achieve absolute clarity in your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was horsing around with my dog the other day -- <i>I promise this is an article on entrepreneurship --</i> when something extraordinary happened.<p>We’d been playing …

Motivation

Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pictures

Lunar Eclipse

A veterinarian explains what dog and cat years really mean

Understanding your pet's real age can be vital to keeping them healthy.<p>“Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a regular basis. People love to anthropomorphize pets, attributing human characteristics to them. And most of us want to extend our animal friends’ …

Pets

Why Are Obstacle-Course Races So Popular?

As marathon participation declines, more people are signing up for extreme events such as Spartan and Tough Mudder.<p>Completing a marathon has long been the ultimate feather in the cap of an amateur endurance athlete. But the idea of trotting along a boring old paved road for 26.2 miles doesn’t …

Running

Why the Thailand Cave Rescue Was So Difficult: A Diver Explains

Rescue operations reached a successful climax at the Tham Luang Cave complex in northern Thailand on Tuesday, where divers pulled the last trapped members of the Wild Boars soccer team to safety. Twelve young team members and their coach had been trapped in the flooded cave complex in Chiang Rai …

Scuba Diving

18 Biographies of the Most Successful People in Business

It’s officially summer, so <i>Fortune</i> put together a reading list for those of us who can’t just sit idly by the pool with a mindless beach read.<p>With the …

Net neutrality is officially repealed. Here’s what happens next.

Net neutrality can still be saved, but the window of opportunity just got smaller.<p>We knew this was coming. The six-month delay from the date of the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial repeal of net neutrality was essentially about red tape; on Monday, the full terms of the repeal take …

Conan O’Brien on the Future of Conan, the Tonight Show Mess, and Boring Guests

Within the relatively unchanging landscape of late-night TV, Conan O’Brien has had an unusually eventful career. There were his rocky early days on</i> …

Great White Sharks Have A Secret 'Cafe,' And They Led Scientists Right To It

Great white sharks have a "hidden life" that is becoming a lot less hidden thanks to a scientific expedition that has been years in the making.<p>Scientists used to think the apex predators moved up and down the western coast of North America, snacking in waters with lots of food close to shore. …

White Shark

4 Supposed Mosquito Repellents That Absolutely Don't Work, According to Science (and 5 That Do)

Tried a "sure-fire" mosquito repellent and still got bitten? It's not your fault.<p>It's officially summer and you know what that means: hiking, swimming, backyard barbecues...and mosquitoes. Everyone is bothered by them, but some people think they've found the perfect antidote to unpleasant and …

Be cautious, free VPNs are selling your data to 3rd parties

It isn’t unusual to find companies using deceptive practices when trying to market and grow their brands. One niche where this is very rife is in the VPN industry. It was recently revealed that contrary to claims on their websites, 26 of the 117 most popular VPN services log user data despite …

Pipe dreams: can 'nano apartments' solve Hong Kong's housing crisis?

The city with the world’s tiniest and costliest living spaces may soon convert drainpipes into homes. The aim is to get young people on the property ladder – but how small is too small?<p>“Both indoors and out, life in Hong Kong can feel pretty suffocating at times,” says 39-year-old finance worker …

Experiencing these 5 things? You might be in the wrong profession

Sometimes a job or career is just not meant to be. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you might want to think about making a change.<p>While “picking the wrong career is not an uncommon thing,” according to Karen Elizaga, career coach and author of Find Your Sweet Spot, it’s not always easy to …

To Dye For: Inside the Vast Library That Stores the World’s Rarest Pigments

Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies<p>Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for …

What Is Bioprinting?

Bioprinted materials can be used to repair damaged organs<p>Bioprinting, a type of 3D printing, uses cells and other biological materials as “inks” to …

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

Super Heroes in Legos: Pictures

Lego

The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; …

Nutrition

'Pre-Apprenticeships' for Women

Sara Glascock, an electrician’s apprentice, stands at her job site at the San Francisco International Airport. For women, breaking into construction …

50+ Drawing Ideas That Will Get You Sketching Right Now

Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this …

Sketching

27 Healthy Dinners You Can Make on 1 Sheet Pan

Cooking is fun; cleaning is not. And while all cooking will inevitably require a little bit of cleaning up, there are certainly ways to keep the …

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Critical Thinking

Top 8 Must-See Sky Events for 2018

Get ready to see amazing eclipses, a comet encounter, planetary pairings, and more celestial wonders.<p>The year ahead offers many heavenly delights for sky-watchers, including a pair of lunar eclipses and a comet with potentially surprising brightness.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Stars appear to twinkle, planets don’t. Here's why.<p>Did you know you can distinguish between stars and planets in the sky?<p>Stars twinkle, planets don't.<p>Okay, that's not actually correct. The stars, planets, even the sun and moon twinkle, all in varying amounts. Anything outside the atmosphere is …