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A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

Tiny house with private ‘bedroom’ offers minimalist chic

Bright and clean<p>Built by Canadian company Minimaliste Houses, this sleek tiny house on wheels in Québec is perfect for, well, minimalists. Named “Sakura” and first seen on Tiny House Swoon, the design is on the larger side of tiny homes and comes with a rooftop terrace.<p>Inside, everything is …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

A friend of mine, who is obviously much grosser than I am, wanted to know how to motivate herself to clean her home on a regular basis.<p>After, all cleaning and decluttering have psychological benefits— but they can also be boring and annoying.<p>To help out said friend who is definitely not me, I did …

Living Rooms

You Only Need 3 Months To Become A Brand New You (With This Self-Improvement Approach)

You’re sitting in your living room watching a new Tony Robbins motivational documentary about changing yourself. By the end, you’re so excited about …

Barnes & Noble

11 simple tips for being more productive that don't feel like work

You went out with friends last night, which seemed like a brilliant idea in the moment and quickly escalated to a wildly good time, but now you're paying the price to productivity.<p>You're utterly exhausted due in part to dehydration and largely attributed to lack of sleep, you can't quite satisfy …

Time Management

How one family thrives in the Arctic with a cob house inside a solar geodesic dome

Life inside the Arctic Circle is by no means easy, unless you’re a Hjertefølger. We first heard about Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefølger four years ago …

Publio Delgado - 日向時間 (Hyuga jikan) [Chill, Acoustic?] (2016)

There is a complete Harvard course archive of courses taught by Roberto Unger and they are the best lectures I have ever seen.

Feline-friendly design: 5 homes created with cats in mind

Kitties may be aloof, but some owners are still eager to please<p>Research has shown that cats are more independent than dogs. Is this why when it comes to domestic life, dogs are content just chilling around the house—and looking adorable doing it, of course—while the most spoiled cats get their own …

Hear “Weightless,” the Most Relaxing Song Ever Made, According to Researchers (You’ll Need It Today)

As I write this, it’s election night, and I do not need to tell you about the thick haze of fear in the air. I have already had a couple friends ask …

Brain Imaging

3 Popular Fall Crockpot Recipes, According to Pinterest

It's officially crockpot season, and we could not be more thrilled about it. After all, there is absolutely nothing better than arriving home to the …

15 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library being just a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week. You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p>Here are 15 documentaries …

Entertainment

The Anatomy of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques

Few art of anatomy books boast quite as much awe-inspiring style and originality as this one from fantasy artist and teacher Patrick J Jones.<p>Using …

4 Design Elements That Cooled Houses Before the Invention of Air Conditioning

Floor plans maximized air flow.<p>Home air-conditioning units have been available to the wealthy since 1914, but they didn't reach the middle class until the post-World War II economic boom, when they became standard in suburban developments.<p>That wasn't that long ago, which begs the question, …

How to push yourself through a really hard workout

Regardless of how often you hit the gym, sometimes getting through that 20th burpee feels like torture. Ditto a 30-second plank on a Megaformer, or …

Your Fit Goals Meet Your Organization #Goals With Bullet Journals

Through goal tracking and journaling my health and fitness progress, I discovered (quite behind the trend, honestly) something called a bullet journal and immediately had a "wait, what??" moment. The bullet journal is an "analog system" (yes, seriously) "to track the past, organize the present, and …

Gardens: how to keep basil alive | James Wong

Supermarket basil is notoriously shortlived. But there are ways to make it last<p>A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem …

Gardening

25 Small Life Changes That Create Lasting Success

The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong on Quora:</b><p><b>Start before</b> …

41 Motivational Quotes for When You Need Inspiration Most

Sometimes you need to push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.<p>Some days are easy--energy is high, the sun is shining, everything seems possible. But there will always be times when the storms come. Things go wrong, people let you down, and pressure is high. Those are the times …

20 Rules Fit Women Always Follow

Their ~secrets~ are yours for the taking.<p>Turns out, some of the fittest women have a whole lot in common. Steal their tricks, and fitness might just follow.<p>1. They exercise on most days, but they mix it up.<p>Amanda Butler, a NASM-certified personal trainer at The Fhitting Room in NYC, breaks a sweat …

A First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Home Maintenance

Take care of these tasks to avoid major home hassles, inefficiencies or unsightliness down the road.<p>Brought to you by<p>When you buy your first house, …

7 YouTube Workouts for Every Sunny Day

Temps are rising, and it’s FINALLY warm enough to trade in those ClassPass membership studios (at least once a week) and ramp up your cardio outside. Unable to contain our excitement about being active in the great outdoors again, we poured over YouTube to find a week’s worth of vids that you can …

DIY - Pyramid Garden Planter - Quiet Corner

This time I have made slot together pyramid garden planter from the reclaimed Pallet timbers.<p>This planter took me approximately 90 minutes to make: …

The Buddhist Review

Trike Daily<p>The Rohingya Are Not the Only Ones<p>The tribalism plaguing Myanmar for the last 60 years has led to the persecution of many more of the …

Girls of Summer: Meet the 5 Female Olympians You're About to See Everywhere

Just weeks away from the 2016 Rio Olympics, we talk to gold-medal hopefuls about their quest for the top podium spot.<p>Design by Kevin Peralta<p><b>The Training:</b> "A typical day lasts around five hours. We warm up for an hour with some jogging and stretching, then do drills: high knees, butt kicks, …

Make your own Magic Eraser for 10 cents

Whenever I need to deep clean anything around the house, I usually grab a pack of Magic Erasers. They're known for their effectiveness -- they're great at getting rid of stains or cleaning things other sponges or cleaners can't.<p>However, even at just roughly $1 or £1 each, they're not exactly cheap, …

Meet the Most Brilliant Couple in Town

Marriage of true minds is rare enough, but it’s rarer still when they come from opposite ends of the Earth. Sarah Sze was born in Boston, Siddhartha Mukherjee in New Delhi a year later. Sarah, a 2003 MacArthur Fellow, is an internationally admired artist who is redefining sculpture. Her intricate …

Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

It took me a <i>lot</i> of practice to be the kind of woman that gives zero f*cks and actively care less about what other people think, because I misunderstood what the 'give zero f*cks' mindset is all about. The misconception about women who give zero f*cks is that they have no priorities or passions.<p>In …

Happiness

Simple Photography Tips | Uncommon And Essential Camera Settings

Your first camera can be a daunting thing. So daunting in fact, that even the more experienced amongst us have neglected certain useful, perhaps even</i> …

Photography Tips