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Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain

“One day I woke up and realized I didn’t have a life.”<p>That’s how neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki begins her new book, <i>Healthy Brain</i>, <i>Happy Life</i>. Then, with …

The Brain

Archidesign Series by Federico Babina

Archidesign, a retro poster series by Italian Illustrator Federico Babina.<p>Archidesign is a vintage inspired poster series by Federico Babina. It’s a …

Crossing Chattahoochee

Loop drive from Helen on Georgia 17/75, 180, 348, and 75A<p><b>Distance:</b> 41 miles<p><b>Time:</b> 1 hour<p><b>Season:</b> Spring through fall. Fine fall foliage.<p>This drive travels through the forested foothills, mountains, and valleys of Chattahoochee National Forest, climbing to the top of Georgia’s highest peak.<p>Begin in …

Hiking

These 15 (More) Hidden Waterfalls In North Carolina Will Take Your Breath Away

Quite possibly the most popular waterfall in North Carolina, there is no shortage of beauty at Linville Falls. Hike different trails to get different …

What 'Star Wars' Can Teach You About Success and Happiness | Inc.com

I've written quite a bit about failure and success in business. You have to persevere through hard times, kick down some doors, work hard. Success can be elusive, but it is often the result of beating out the competition and creating a better product.<p>Except when that isn't true.<p>I was only a middle …

How To Find a Friend to Take on Your Next Camping Adventure

Adventure is calling! But, it can be a lonely pursuit. Ever wanted to convince a pretty guy or girl to come with you or just want to share the …

Loneliness

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Nobody Tells This to Beginners: An Inspiring Video for Creatives Just Starting Out

18-year-old Saar Oz of Creavite created this beautiful and inspirational video for people who are just starting out in a creative field such as …

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.<p>It's an experiment in self-control for preschoolers dreamed up by psychologist Dr. Walter Mischel. While the rules of his experiment are easy, the results are far more complex …

You Can Now Watch Rare Clips Of Famous Comedians Thanks To Just For Laughs

Because the Internet didn’t quite have enough entertaining ways for you to avoid that pile of work on your desk, the Canadian comedy festival Just For Laughs is doing us all a favor and opening up its stand-up vaults.<p>Comedy addicts may have tracked some of this stuff down with some deep YouTubing, …

Comedy

Dog Dressed Up as Giant Mutant Spider Makes Unsuspecting Victims Flee in Terror

What would you do if you saw a giant, mutant spider-creature running straight towards you? As shown in the hilarious viral video “Mutant Giant Spider Dog,” most people flee in absolute terror. No need to panic, however; the onslaught of enormous, mutant spiders is not yet upon us. As revealed by …

The Craziest On-Court Meltdowns in the History of Tennis

Q&A<p>In Harmon's first interview since <i>Rick and Morty</i> got renewed, the creator tells GQ what it's like to feel happy for the first time and when we can …

Design innovation: new ways of thinking can change the world

Many people think that design is about prettification. But those people are horribly, dreadfully wrong. Design is much more than that; it's a superpower, and with it you can change the world.<p>Through the RSA's Great Recovery project, I've spent the past couple of years looking at the role that …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness

Beach Chic: Stars in Swim's Best Trends

From sexy prints to basic black bikinis, see whats in style for the season.<p>From sexy prints to basic black bikinis, see what's in style for the season. Plus, check out the latest fashion trends of the summer.<p>Corbis

Cameron Diaz

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Why Aren't You Creating Right Now?

Let me ask you a question. Why aren’t you <i>creating</i> right now? I don’t mean <i>right</i> now. I mean now in a general sense. The general-now. The now that’s …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

The 10 Most Amazing Optical Illusions Of 2014

Each year, scientists, researchers, and illusion enthusiasts convene in Naples, Florida, to elect the 10 best new optical illusions of the year at the Best Illusion of the Year contest. (Apparently, there is a substantial “visual illusion research community.”)<p>The broader theme is how sensory …

This Is How Little Kids React These Days When You Show Them Old Computers

We saw them cringe when they learned what a Walkman was, and now the infamous little kids are back to learn about more old technology.<p>The Fine Brothers created another video, showing little kids what computers looked like before the days of iPhones and MacBook Airs.<p>As usual, the kids can't even …

Armada & LayAir Armchairs from Hookl und Stool

Hookl und Stool, which consists of designers Zoran Jedrejcic and Aleksandar Ugresic, recently presented their newest creations earlier this year at …

Egg-Shaped Tree House is Secretly Nestled in Canada's Woods

The <i>HemLoft</i> is a secret tree house that's hiding in the woods of Whistler, Canada. It was fabricated by Joel Allen, a former software developer who was laid off from his job in 2006 and decided he'd rather retire than find other work. This was an unsuccessful attempt for the then-26 year old, but …

Hilarious Illustrations Show Different Kinds of NYC Bikers

In this hilarious series by artist Kurt McRobert, we take a look at all the different kinds of New York City bikers. The twelve illustrations show everything from a fashion forward cyclist, with her fedora hat and red pumps cruising down the streets of Soho, to the fanny pack sporting tourists, …

The IT crowd gets political: Bangalore's techies seek Indian election sweep

The Bangalore campus of Infosys is 80 acres of landscaped grounds, water features, angular concrete structures and reflective glass. Around 30,000 people work here. Outside the gates on a Friday evening, young men and women emerge on motorbikes or in cars, or wait for buses. It's like being outside …

Shops We Love: Propeller Modern

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Propeller Modern<p>Founder: Lorn Dittfield<p>Opening Date: October 2002<p>Address: 555 Hayes Street in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood<p>Phone: (415) 701-7767<p>Follow On: Facebook, …

Bundle Side Table by Ampersand

With sleek Corian tops and a bundle of interwoven wood rods for legs, the Bundle Side Table proves contrasting elements work well together. Designed …

A Girl Named Elastika: An Animated Adventure in Office Supplies | Colossal

<p>Animated by Guillaume Blanchet (who you might know from his hilarious The Man Who Lived on His Bike), this new stop-motion short called A Girl Named …

WIRT: A Sleek Storage Solution For the Hallway

WIRT is an award-winning hallway accessory from Manadaº Studio that fulfills all storage needs in one single object. Depending on your desire, it can …

Designing for Cutting Cable Clutter, Part 2: Desks with Built-In Solutions

<i>Previously: Part 1 - Accessories</i><p>Most desks ignore the cable chaos that many end-users suffer with—but a few designers have created desks that …

Furniture