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Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

Earth Box / Equipo de Arquitectura

“The sun did not know how great it was until it hit the side of a building”. – Louis Kahn<p>Dreams + Needs + Available resources = Project<p>Resolving the …

Architecture

15 Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Smarter

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the podcast options out there, but narrowing down your choices to the titles that will teach you something while …

Sesame Street

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

11 of the Most Famous Riddles in History

From the Bible to Shakespeare to Harry Potter, these riddles were dreamed up by some of history’s most celebrated writers—and puzzled some of its …

A Doctor Explains Why We’re Attracted To Some People But Not Others, & It's Pretty Simple

Have you ever wondered why you've been attracted to tall people your whole life? Or maybe you just noticed a pattern in your dating history — say, …

Photographer Shoots Epic Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit, And It Gets More And More Epic With Each Photo

How would you feel if you were on your way home proudly clutching your hard-earned food, when all of a sudden somebody jumps you, snatches away your …

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

What’s the real deal with office romance?

A survey by SimplyHired examines the experiences and feelings of people who’ve had office affairs and people who haven’t.<br>Read More

MIT Press to Make Landmark Architecture Books Freely Accessible Online

The MIT Press, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is set to digitize landmark out-of-print architecture and urban studies books …

For thousands of years, humans slept in two shifts. Should we do it again?

Researchers believe that the practice of sleeping through the whole night didn’t really take hold until just a few hundred years ago.<br>Read More

Virginia Tech

Overseas and Under Sheets: The 11 Steamiest International Movies on Netflix

Here are the steamiest non-American made movies Netflix has to offer.<p>Photos: IFC Films ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Love</b><br>Gaspar Noe's film may be the …

Entertainment

This Incredible Game Of Thrones Theory Will Make You Root For The White Walkers

Even George R.R. Martin would approve of this one<p>There are a lot of <i>Game of Thrones</i> theories out there. There are the ones everyone knows about that ended up being true (R+L=J), and then there are elaborately crafted theories that use thousands of years of Westeros history combined with obsessively …

Of Sex, Lies & Shocking Videotapes: Explosive Netflix Docu on Osho

It’s quite a mind-blaster. In fact, at the end of the exhaustive and at spots, exhausting six-hour-plus docu series, a renegade devotee of Bhagwan …

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Hiking

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Woodland House

With a palette of cedar and glass, the Woodland House fades into the forest landscape. It's situated on a wooded plateau. Comprised of three realms, …

Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

Eight Tips to Increase Your Instagram Likes

Like it or not, Instagram is a viable tool for a lot of photographers to showcase their work and find potential clients. This great video will give …

The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List

It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Interview With Indian Photographer Padmanabhan Rangarajan

Padmanabhan Rangarajan from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, but have spent the better part of his life in Mumbai. For Padmanabhan, photography is more about …

Literary Love: 10 Best Books on Relationships to Read Now

Aurelia Alcaïs<p>This cute and quirky collection of illustrations explore all variations of love, from the sweet and innocent to the hot and heavy. <i>You & Me & Why We Are in Love</i> doesn’t focus on who or what you love – because that doesn’t matter – but on how you love, and why. It’s a sweet, thoughtful …

Every Aspiring Photographer Should Own These 10 Books (Or Receive Them as a Gift)

<b>* Learn from some of the best photographers in history</b> <b><br>* Portraiture, landscape, street photography and more</b> <b><br>* Great coffee table books to keep you</b> …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Illustrations by Fago Studio

Illustrations with sense and emotions created by Fago Studio.Fago Studio is a multidisciplinary agency based in Nantes, France. They mainly …

18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die

Various<p>If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Literature