Nate Thomas

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Why we need to live with less [Infographic]

Americans have more stuff and more space for that stuff than ever before. Is it possible to scale back?<p><i>This infographic provided courtesy of Masters</i> …

4 ecological ways to dispose of autumn leaves

Don't leave your leaves in the trash.<p>Autumn is here, and soon those beautiful leaves will fall off the trees and start covering your lawn. Many …

5 Ways to be Healthy Without Kale | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is being healthy about guzzling down 14 kale smoothies, going to 6am spin classes, and shopping at Whole Foods?<p>When my body became sick with …

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Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense

<i>Photo by Sophia.</i><p>I’ve been having an insightful shuffle through Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book <i>Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People.</i> …

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

The Effects of Nutrition on Positivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The experience of eating is strongly tied to emotional circuits in the brain. In his 2011 doctoral dissertation, Michael Saddoris of Johns Hopkins …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

How to Buy a Round of Drinks | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Michael Hagan.</i><p>You’re with a group of friends at a bar. Everyone is having a good time; trading stories, …

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

I'm fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your health and happiness, that dramatically impact the way you feel mentally and physically.<p>With that said, …

How Tesla Protects The Romance Of Driving While Disrupting The Industry

Designer Franz von Holzhausen reveals the inspiration–and the latest designs–for a company leading the electric car revolution.<p>It’s one thing to design a car. It’s another to create the first vehicle for a brand founded on the goal of making electric cars sexy, mainstream, and a threat to the rest …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Prefundia, A Platform For Crowdfunding Projects To Gain Backers Ahead Of Launch, Exits Beta

Prefundia wants to help crowdfunding projects get backers <i>before</i> they launch their campaigns. The startup, for startup it is — launching out of U.S. accelerator Boomstartup this summer — has been operating in beta for the past three months, and has just released some early performance data as it …

F-bombs away! Twitter map tracks curses in real time

Fiddlesticks! Fracking! Fudge! Nope, not THAT F-word. We're talking about the saucy verb that was supposedly first used in "Flen flyys," a circa-1475 poem that mocked friars for their alleged extracurricular activities with other men's wives. (Seriously, look it up on Wikipedia to spice up your …

Climate Change May Magnify Toxic Chemical Dangers

A draft summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report on the impacts of global warming leaked into the blogosphere last Friday. The draft highlights concerns ranging from melting sea ice to diminishing crop yields to health dangers from hunger and heat waves. What it does …

Alumna Uncovers Health Keys of Mediterranean Lifestyle

What does the Mediterranean diet, that much-praised standard, really look like?<p>Red wine and pasta? Israeli hummus and pita? Moroccan chickpea stew?<p>To …

You Don’t Have to Be a “Creative” to Be Creative

What does a person deemed “creative” look like? You might picture a man with horn-rimmed glasses in a long-sleeved black mock turtleneck or a young woman, powered by caffeine, donning the latest fashions. They are certain to come up with the next big idea, the white knight, at each and every …

Sleep's Effects On Your Immune System Revealed In New 'Body Clock' Study

Jet lag, shift work, and even late nights staring at your tablet or smartphone may be making you sick. That's because the body's internal clock is set for two 12-hour periods of light and darkness, and when this rhythm is thrown off, so is the immune system. One reason may be that the genes that …

11 Fascinating Trees

It's difficult to reflect on trees and not get sappy. (Badum tish! Pun intended.) Besides providing shelter, shade and fruit, the tree is a metaphor for life. Just think of the Buddha sitting under a Bodhi tree, or Robin Hood and his merry men hiding in an old oak, and of course, Adam and Eve, …

It's time to listen to the voices in your head

Hearing voices in your head when there's no one around … that's a sign of madness, right?<p>In the popular imagination voice-hearing is often viewed with fear and suspicion, frequently reified as a chaotic, corrupted symptom of illness. But that is changing, with a growing acceptance of voice-hearing …

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It's Complicated

When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated.<p>As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets.<p>Stein was advised to eat more garlic and leeks …

Icon 4x4's Sweet, New Ultimate Thriftmaster Quietly Gets a Touch of DiTullo

Icon 4x4 showed up at this year's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show, and Icon founder Jonathan Ward pulled the sheets off of their …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Amazing Halo Phenomenon Photographed over Finland

The Northern Lights are the envy of many after-dark photographers who haven’t yet caught sight of them. They make for beautiful, other-worldly …

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Landscape Photography Tips Checklist

This article is a review of landscape photography tips and techniques I’ve covered before. Have you wondered why I’m going over previously covered …

David Yarrow face to face with nature – in pictures

Photographer David Yarrow travelled all over the globe to capture intimate portraits of wild animals in their natural habitats. Here he explains how he managed to get close up with lions, tigers and grizzly bears, and why his pictures had to be in black and white