Venkatraman Nilakant

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Your Muscles Will Be on Fire After This 16-Minute Yoga Sequence

Sure, yoga is calming, but it will also give you strong, lean, and amazingly toned muscles. Here's a 16-minute yoga sequence designed to target the entire body, and if you commit to it three times a week, you'll notice a difference in how your muscles look and feel. This is a great yoga sequence …

26 reasons why New Zealand is the world's best country

Hilarious Stock Photos From The 1970s

If you think that today's stock photos look staged or funny, wait till you see what they looked like in the 1970s! The photos by stock photo pioneer …

Are Virtual Private Networks Crucial To Modern Travel?

<i>Photo courtesy of Thinkstock</i><p>Safety is the most important part of travel, and that goes for your tech gadgets as well.<p>You May Also Like<p>Fiji Airways to …

The world's most beautiful mosques

Ibn Tulun Mosque, Egypt<p>Koutoubia Mosque, Morocco<p>Blue Mosque, Cairo, Egypt

Islam

The 9 Daily Steps Guaranteed to Shift Your Mindset

The nine daily measures you need to master your mindset.<p>Becoming a master at anything requires laser focus, awareness, and positive action daily. Mastering your mindset is no different.<p>If you don't quite know where to start, you can use these nine daily steps to rapidly shift your mindset.<p>1. Check …

5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms

If you’re on the hunt for your first DSLR camera, or you’ve just purchased a DSLR and you’re new to digital photography, chances are you’ve been on …

Shutter Speed

And Then All Hell Broke Loose

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Engel<p>A major <i>New York Times</i> bestseller by NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel—this riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen close up “should be required reading” (<i>Booklist</i>, starred review).<p>In 1997, young Richard Engel, …

Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.<p>Once upon a time, in the smoky, violent neverland of crime fiction, there were seductive creatures we called femmes fatales, hard women who lured sad men …

Why Is My Generation So Bored with Life?

And why being really bored might actually be the best thing to happen to you.<p>Barely a day passes without another set of results indicating something shocking or depressing about "millennials." We are a generation being analyzed in real time, and our behavior and decisions are constantly compiled …

Your Sculpted Pecs Are Worthless

An investigation into the disappointing reality behind the "facade bod."<p>Photo courtesy of Marcus Jecklin<p>​<p>Marcus Jecklin is fucking gorgeous. His body comes at you like an old Batman fight: Biceps, BOOM! Pecs, KABLAM! Abs, POW! Glutes, WHAMMO! And his traps... if FettyWap hadn't already claimed it, …

Everything Stores Do to Trick You into Buying More Stuff

Music in shops is getting louder, says the 'Daily Mail,' but what other sorts of witchcraft are retailers using to make us impulse buy?<p>It's a time of economic crunch, and we're all poor and jobless, so stores have to resort to witchcraft and trickery to fool us into giving them our money. High BPM …

Doing Nothing Has Become a Sport in South Korea

The Space Out Competition, held in South Korea every year, is a contest to see who can stare off into space the longest without losing focus or dozing off.<p>A few weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, about 70 people gathered at Ichon Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea, to do absolutely nothing. There …

30 easy hacks that will make you feel better about life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don’t want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we …

Happiness

Goldman Sachs bribed Libyan officials with hookers, private jet rides, then lost all their money

In 2006, western leaders decided that Gaddafi's oil was more important than his human rights record and complicity in terrorism and lifted sanctions …

This woman quit her corporate job at 35 and saved $16,000 to travel the world 'indefinitely'

In November of 2012, Clelia Mattana handed in her letter of resignation.<p>She had an established career as a sourcing coordinator at luxury fashion brand Burberry, a good salary, and her own apartment in London. But something was missing.<p>"I was unhappy because I wasn't following my true nature. All I …

South-east Asia

20 Photos That Celebrate The Culture of Europe

There’s no question that European culture has been embraced and is celebrated throughout the world. From architectural details and food to lifestyle …

California Passes France As World's 6th-Largest Economy

(Reuters) – California is now the sixth-largest economy in the world, surpassing France, thanks to a robust state economy and strong U.S. …

How to Find Time to Meditate at Work [Infographic]

Making time for meditation at work will have a positive impact on productivity and happiness. Learn the benefits of meditation and how to find the …

Can You Solve These Riddles Without Looking At The Answers? (10+ Pics)

"Riddle me this, riddle me that, what eats bamboo and looks like a cat?" A bamboo-eating cat of course! If you didn't get that one then you're …