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The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

Photography Composition: Leading Lines

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to share you this article leading lines:<p>Free PDF<p>Video presentation on leading lines<p>For those of you who prefer video and …

Just months after Apollo 11, NASA sent men to the moon with porn strapped to their wrists

In November 1969, astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad and Alan Bean rode a lunar lander down to the moon's Ocean of Storms while module pilot Dick Gordon orbited overhead.<p>Conrad and Bean were on their way toward becoming the third and fourth men to walk on the moon, respectively. But their mission, …

The Mystery of Love-Science: Why Do You Fall in Love? - OLBlog

We call it love. It feels like love. But the mostexhilarating of all human emotions is probably nature’s beautiful way of keeping the human species …

Microsoft To Launch Its Microsoft Surface Phone Range This Week At IFA

In coming weeks, IFA may witness possible launch of Microsoft’s surface phone and Microsoft’s second generation smartphones. While people are eagerly …

Are you a Dolphin or a Lion? The best time to wake, eat, sleep, exercise or go on a date

You’ve probably already seen a lot of tricks and tips about the “what” and “how” of success (how to lose weight; what to say to your boss to get a pay increase, etc). “What” and “how” are excellent and necessary questions – but there is another crucial question that must be addressed in order to …

The Grandest Birthday Cake Of All - Ten Grand, To Be Exact!

A lot of parents go overboard when it comes to their children's birthday parties - but this latest trend truly takes the cake!<p>Believe it or not, this …

Learn the Science of How Michelle Obama Captivates an Audience | Inc.com

There's a scientific reason why you couldn't stop listening to or considering what Michelle Obama was saying when she spoke at this week's Democratic National Convention.<p>If you want to be an influential leader and deliver a highly regarded, respected speech, you'd do well to take note and make use …

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This Former Monk Explains Why You're Tackling Mindfulness All Wrong

Why you're doing mindfulness all wrong.<p>If you're up-to-date on your buzzwords, then you'll know that mindfulness is the new black.<p>It seems that everyone has their own idea of what it means to be mindful. Apps like Headspace, Smiling Mind and iMindfulness promise to help you center yourself, clear …

1200 Calorie Diet Plan - Effective If You Avoid The Dangers

Any 1200 calorie diet plan can offer success to women who use it, provided they do it in the right way and avoid some of the mistakes that can lead …

Use the 'Goldilocks rule' to stay motivated instead of getting discouraged

Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop where he learned tricks from the older employees.<p>He experimented with jokes and tried out simple magic routines on the …

The best weightlifting advice for men over 40

A popular magazine asked me to write an article on weight training for the over-40 average Joe. (It wasn’t <i>Men’s Health</i>, by the way.)<p>While I was flattered, the warm and fuzzy feeling faded once I skimmed articles on the topic in their archives.<p>Suddenly, I felt embarrassed more than anything—like I …

6 Ways To Reduce Body Fat While Increasing Muscle

Bodybuilding and fitness articles geared toward men often say you need to bulk up when you want to increase muscle tissue. But many women have no …

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

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The #1 Predictor of Divorce — and How to Fix It

After four decades of research, the world's foremost marriage therapist noticed a clear pattern among couples that didn't stay together.<p>John Gottman, Ph.D, author of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i>, is one of the world's foremost marriage therapists. He's spent four decades studying …

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Why Some People Are Hurt More by Break-Ups Than Others

A friend once grumbled that, given the choice, she’d rather see her ex miserable than herself happy.<p>Few things in life are as traumatic as the end of …

5 Ways to Finally Lose Your Spare Tire—and Keep It Off For Good

Find out why you’re having such a difficult time keeping off weight—and the simple techniques that will transform your body forever<p>I have this buddy who’s a big dude: 6’3”, 240. He’s not “fat,” but he could spare to lose a few pounds. Girls describe him as a big teddy bear.<p>He plays pickup sports …

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3 Strength Training Tips From a Guy Who Lifts 5 Times His Body Weight

These training secrets will help you move more iron and bust through your sleeves<p>Richard Hawthorne chalks up and steps under the bar, pressing his shoulders into the textured steel.<p>There’s no forceful breathing. No grunting. No tough-guy histrionics at all.<p>Hell, there’s barely a sound as he readies …

10 People Who Lost 50+ Pounds Share Their Best Tips For Getting Started

The very first steps real people took to change their lives.<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the very first steps they took in their effort to lose weight, and how those steps turned into a major lifestyle transformation. Here are some of the best tips from 10 people who made</i> …

What The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics Really Means

It’s been quiet here for a couple of weeks, as I was off visiting family for the holidays and then at a meeting in South Carolina. It’s a New Year though, so let’s ease back into things with a simple and non-controversial topic. Say, the Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum physics.<p>OK, maybe that …

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Mark Zuckerberg wants us to run a mile a day in 2016, but he's doing it wrong

It's a commendable goal for anyone who doesn't run and wants to get a little healthier: Run 365 miles in one year.<p>That is what Facebook founder Mark …

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Lego a 'better investment than shares and gold'

It may appear as no more than a popular children's toy, but investors were able to secure a better return buying Lego sets over the past 15 years than from the stock market, gold or bank accounts, a Telegraph analysis found.<p>The value of the FTSE 100 is no higher than it was in February 2000, …

Juniper Networks finds backdoor code in its firewalls

One of the reasons corporate users and the privacy-minded rely on VPNs is to control access to their networks and (hopefully) not expose secrets over insecure connections. Today Juniper Networks revealed that some of its products may not have been living up to that standard, after discovering …

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