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Renata Salecl: Our unhealthy obsession with choice

How to Invest Without Putting Money Into the Stock Market | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose.</i><p>As a financial planner, I spend a great deal of my time advising clients on how and where to …

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> …

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Why Standing with Your Feet Close Together Can Help You Build Bigger Arms

If you think it sounds too good to be true, just try it<p>Think you can't do another rep of your favorite upper-body lift? Try this trick: Stand with your feet closer together.<p>"It's called blocking your feet, and it gives you a firm base of support while engaging all of your muscles from your toes to …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

The Top 10 Coolest Caves Around the World

The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From caves that light up with the glow of millions of glowworms, to underground caverns stuffed with crystals bigger than the average house -- here's our guide to 10 of the coolest caves in the world!<p>1. Cave of Crystals - Chihuahua, Mexico<p>Know what …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

America's private equity capital is... (hint: not New York)

If you want your company to be acquired by a private equity firm, your best bet is to headquarter in Texas.<p>The Private Equity and Growth Capital …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The GoPro drone that makes art in the sky – in pictures

Photographer Rus Turner strapped his camera to a drone – or quadcopter – and sent it sky-high to capture the rolling countryside of Hampshire from a dramatic new angle

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

10 Ways to Make Your Home Happier

Create a cheery, inviting space.<p>From a fresh coat of white paint to choosing comfortable, neutral furniture, decorating experts share their advice on creating a cheery, inviting home.

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Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)

Powder & Pampering<p>At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing you can think of: a comfy bed to fall into. At these top 10 ski …

Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very …

Slate staff picks for best books of 2013.

<i>Monday: Slate staffers pick their favorite books of 2013.<br>Tuesday: The overlooked books of 2013.<br>Wednesday: The best lines of 2013, and the best poetry</i> …

Teddy Roosevelt and the Lost Art of Persuasion

When Franklin D. Roosevelt gave one of his fireside chats on the radio, the story goes, "you could walk along a line of parked cars in Chicago and …

Doing the Things that Really Matter Really Well

The word “simple” has become such a cliché that I try not to use it anymore. But ultimately, the point is that things are pretty easy and simple …

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

Sale Shopping Guide: The Best Deals in Design, Black Friday 2013

Sales from 15-80% off at Design Within Reach, CB2, Burke Decor, and more.<p><b>This week's home design sales from around the web:</b><p>15% off all merchandise and free shipping in stores and online at CB2.<br>• Save 15% off tables, chairs, and other office accessories in stores and online at Herman Miller.<br>• Take 15% …

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Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

Think back to an important event in your life: a graduation, a birth, a special Thanksgiving dinner. Chances are you're remembering not only what happened, but also where it happened. And now scientists think they know why.<p>As we form so-called episodic memories, the brain appears to be using …

Why I Write History

I believe history is a series of stories about people who lived before. I try to get the current audience to not see it as something dry that …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 6 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Elevator Groupthink: An Ingenious 1962 Psychology Experiment in Conformity

The psychology of conformity is something we’ve previously explored, but its study dates back to the 1950s, when Gestalt scholar and social psychology pioneer Solomon Asch, known today as the Asch conformity experiments. Among them is this famous elevator experiment, originally conducted as a part …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Ancient Koa Forest For Sale On Hawaii's Big Island

If you've ever wanted to own your very own tropical forest, now is your chance.<p>For only -- wait for it -- $22 million, you can purchase 3,127 acres of beautiful koa cloud forest on Hawaii's Big Island. The cloud forest, which is characterized by persistent low-level clouds, covers almost five …