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This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

The “Ivy Lee Method” is stupidly simple, and that’s partly why it’s so effective.<p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab (oddly enough, no relation to Charles R. Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation) was the president of the Bethlehem Steel …

Time Management

19 Of The Best YA Books Of 2016

These are the books that captivated us this year. Ranked in no particular order.

Best New Fantasy and Sci Fi Books to Read in December 2016

If you’re looking for a Holiday gift for the reader in your life, any of the books listed here would be an excellent choice.<p>This month’s list is a …

Steps to Convert Blu-ray to MOV for iTunes on Mac/PC | Love Media Players

With high resolution, Blu-ray is ruling the Home Entertainment. You might have paid a good amount of money for your Blu-ray collections and they can …

Blu-Ray

Goody's Burger House

England

The Next Wave Of Dutch Design

Subverting systems, tackling ethical issues, and questioning ownership: The latest crop of Dutch designers is no longer about ironic winks.<p>Agatha Haines’s portfolio has 3D-printed organs, hyperrealistic (but artificial) flayed faces, and surgically altered infants. The collective We Make Carpets …

Intellectual Property

What It Actually Takes to Get a Flat Stomach

There are all kinds of trainers, videos, and products that say they can get you a flat stomach in no time, but there are no shortcuts to six pack …

5-Minute Exercise Routines to Lose Weight

Mini Workouts for Weight Loss<p>How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it …

Running Music | Runner's World

The shortest month’s mileage will fly by thanks to this 90-minute, 44-track eclectic mix.<p>Ease into spring with these light, up-beat tunes that will make your runs feel like a breeze.<p>Remember the iPod Shuffle? This is just like that. Only better.<p>Not sure where running and romance intersect? We’ve …

New Albums

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Books

If You Have Never Wanted to Visit New Zealand, You Will After You Watch This

In March 2016, Francis Gagnon flew to New Zealand. For more than a month, he traveled across the country seeking images and adventures. During this …

Swimming Pools

Drones Are Already Delivering Packages in Germany

In the Bavarian alps, an orange drone waits to serve you.<p>It may have been a while since DHL made headlines here in the States, but it's been focusing on shipping, shipping, and shipping. Now, it's sent over a hundred packages with drones—beating mammoths like Amazon to the punch—and has no plans to …

Light-Up Drones Perform Dance In Front Of Mount Fuji

This is a video of 20 light-up drones performing an aerial ballet in front of Mount Fuji in Japan. It was pretty trippy to watch and I don't …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

This Solar-Powered Streetlight Also Zaps Mosquitoes

See ya, suckers.<p>Innovations in streetlighting are not always the kind of scientific discoveries that get the masses jumping for joy. But researchers at Malaysia’s University of Malaya have come up with a particularly cool and multitasking streetlight, one with an extra-bright LED light powered by …

Where to Go in 2015: Osaka

Osaka is known as the food kitchen of Japan and has the second largest number of restaurants in the country.

Osaka

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Atmotube Is A Tiny Pollution Sensor That Clears Up What’s In The Air You Breathe

Portable air quality tracker Atmotube aims to be the Waze for air quality tracking in your city. The device is a tiny tube that you can carry around in your pocket or put on a key chain to monitor the air in your environment.<p>Atmotube links to a smartphone app that tells you if the air you are …

Pollution

Indonesia's peat fires have released more greenhouse gases than Germany does in an entire year

Massive fires are burning throughout Indonesia, casting a noxious pall across Southeast Asia and exploding what some are calling a “carbon bomb” that …

Climate Change

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

131 Actionable Ideas from Ten Books I Wish I Had Read Ages Ago

I highly recommend you read these books and form your own takes. But if you only have 45–90 seconds time blocks, here is a list of times to go …

The 10 Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation.<p>However, beyond the more traditional notions of physical fitness -- running a marathon, boot camp style workouts sessions or extra …

Exercise

Homo Naledi, New Human Species Found: Pictures

Prehistory

21 signs you’re mentally stronger than average

captionMental strength training is just as hard — or harder — than physical training.sourceSeaman Blake Midnight/Navy Visual News Service<p>Mental …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Housing

Basic Japanese Vocabulary and Important Phrases for Riding the Train in Japan – Japan Info

Although it is perfectly possible to visit and survive in Japan without learning the language, it definitely makes life a lot easier when you know …

Japan

Life And Death Get An Intense Closeup In History Channel’s “Dead Or Alive”

The show was born from short film Random Stop, about the killing of a sheriff. Are viewers ready for such visceral storytelling?<p>Last summer, filmmaker Ben Arfmann put viewers into the driver’s seat of a routine traffic stop that went horribly wrong in <i>Random Stop</i>. A short film with an intimately …

Virtual Reality