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How Negative Thinkers Can Train Themselves to Stop Being Grumps

Positive thinking has a ton of benefits, from expanding your creativity to boosting your health, but if you’re prone to a more negative outlook, it …

Six folding electric bikes that fit practically anywhere

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Imagine being able to carry a clean energy vehicle with you, just about wherever you go. Enter the folding electric bike. Battery-powered bicycles are on the rise as two-wheeled commuting gains popularity in places with heavy traffic and limited parking. Having the ability to fold up …

Bruce Lee’s Daughter Shares Her Father’s Philosophy of Learning

“Learning is discovering, uncovering what is there in us.”<p><i>“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”</i> Nietzsche wrote in his timeless treatise on education and the journey of becoming who you are. Albert Einstein, in a letter of advice to his young …

Saving Google Maps to an SD card will save you time, data, and money

Picture this: You are traveling to a new place and are anxious to get your bearings straightened out because you have no idea where everything is. …

Maps

14 international breakfast items McDonald's should bring to America

But how can the chain keep things fresh as customers grow accustomed to around-the-clock McMuffins?<p>To keep sales number up, the chain needs to look internationally, according to industry website Burger Business.<p>"How does McDonald's keep interest in and sales from [all-day breakfast] growing?" asks …

20 Small Habits That Create Lasting Happiness

Be proud, happy, and excited when you walk out the door in the morning.<p><i>How do you simplify your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, motivational speaker,</b> …

Productivity Apps

The Strange Connection Between Smoking Weed and Alzheimer's

It's definitely not what you'd think.<p>On Friday, Snoop Dogg lost a round of <i>Family Feud</i> on a marijuana-related question. The Internet was shocked. The question was: "Name something Grandma might do if she caught Grandpa smoking marijuana." The answers were all awful. But with the new research flowing …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs. Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence is a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with …

Ultralight backpack has stronger-than-steel frame

The carbon fiber frame on these two backpacks is the key, weighing in at a tidy 10.5 oz (298 g), or about the weight of a can of soda. But this isn't …

Backpacking

Anyone can use the '20-Minute Rule' I learned from 5 years of studying rich people

In other words, don't put your ladder on someone else's wall. Pursue your own dreams. Not those of your parents, teachers, or some other significant influence in your life.<p>In order to make that ideal life a reality, you need to follow a process:<p>1. <b>Define each specific dream</b> that is part of your …

7 impressive homes built to resist natural disasters

As we begin to feel the effects of climate change, one consequence is more natural disasters. According to NASA's Earth Observatory, rising …

Noam Chomsky predicted the rise of Donald Trump six years ago

<b>(WGBHForum)</b><p>Both parties have colossally failed the American people. It was only a matter of time before a strongman stepped in<p>Jake Johnson<p>May 19, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In an interview with Chris Hedges in 2010, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and …

Political Science

North Face Will Start Selling Parkas Made from Fake Spider Silk for $1,000

North Face is looking to the animal kingdom for inspiration for its latest jacket.<p>The $1,000 “Moon parka,” selling only in Japan, is a gold-colored …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

How to Build Exceptional Relationships: 9 Traits of Your Favorite People

Because no one ever does anything worthwhile alone.<p>Where success is concerned, lots of things matter. Education, experience, connections ... they all matter.<p>But one thing matters more. True success, the kind of success that also leads to happiness, is impossible without building great relationships.<p>…

Self-improvement

The Shortcut To Bonding With A Romantic Partner On A Deeper Level

From Sam Gosling’s book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You:<p>Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is …

Learning These 26 Useful Things Now Will Change The Rest Of Your Life

If you pay attention to your everyday life careful enough, you’ll know that you can learn from everything and everyone you come across. Our life is …

The 11 Most Important Phrases In A Marriage

Don't underestimate the power of these phrases.💬<p>Happy couples regularly say "I love you," but those three little words alone aren't enough to keep the spark alive through the ups and downs of a long marriage.<p>To that end, we asked relationship experts to tell us the most important phrases husbands …

How Facebook Is Making Sure Zuckerberg Stays In Control Forever

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's board are making sure the brilliant founder won’t lose control of the social media giant.<p>As part of its first quarter earnings report, Facebook announced on Wednesday its board has approved a proposal to create a new class of non-voting stock called Class C in a move …

Social Media

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Do Carrots Improve Your Vision? 15 Misconceptions About Your Eyesight

We can probably all recount at least a dozen weird and alarming things parents, teachers, and older siblings told us about our eyes when we were …

One80 headlamp spreads light from a half-halo

One of the shortcomings of many traditional headlamps is that, while they're effective at lighting up everything directly in front of you, their …

Amazon Gold Box – up to 60% off Cuisinart: Portable Gas Grill $110 (Orig. $200), Stainless Steel Accessory Set $20 (Orig. $40)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon has the Cuisinart 12,000-BTU Portable Outdoor Gas Tabletop Grill …

Cellebrite could give NY cops the ability to partly hack phones to check for text-driving

A proposed bill now in committee in the New York State Senate could give NY police officers the ability to plug smartphones into a ‘textalyzer’ following a motor vehicle accident. The device would read data from the phone to determine whether or not the driver had been texting or otherwise using …

Escort Max 360 review

The Escort Max 360’s powerful tech make it one of the most dependable radar detectors on the market.<p>The Escort Max 360’s powerful tech make it one of …

The airport which launched a thousand conspiracy theories

The bright blue Mustang outside the airport by El Paso artist Luis Jiménez actually killed him in 2006. (Denver International Airport)<p>An airport with a layout shaped like a swastika and creepy death murals has been labeled one of the spookiest on the planet.<p>Soon after it opened, Denver …

Security firm discovers first iOS malware that can infect non-jailbroken iPhones w/o enterprise certificate

Non-jailbroken iPhones are usually close to immune from malware thanks to Apple vetting every app before it’s made available in the App Store. So far, malware has relied on abusing enterprise certificates designed to allow companies to distribute apps to their own phones. But security company Palo …

Apps

8 tiny LED flashlights in a matchbook provide 64 hours of emergency light

Every once in a while we come across an idea that's so unique, we simply have to share. Matchbox Instruments, a proven provider of lighting …

Edward Snowden says FBI’s claims against Apple are ‘bull****’

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden made a (virtual) appearance at yesterday’s “Blueprint for Democracy,” during which he threw some shade on the FBI’s claims that only Apple has the power to help it unlock the iPhone at the heart of the San Bernardino shooting case.<p>“The FBI says Apple has the …

Edward Snowden