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American Craftsmen: Randall Made Knives

These handcrafted, American-made knives are built for a lifetime of use in the field, but handsome enough to put in a museum.<p>For the world's best knife-makers, there's a tendency to want it all. A great knife not only has to perform reliably in the field, it should look and feel like a …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

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Tap these Meridian points on your body and you can instantly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Anxiety over a project at work… a marital spat… financial trouble… health problems… the list of potential stressors is endless, but …

Celery: A Cinematic Go-To for Flesh Ripping, Bone Crunching Sound

Some people may well like hearing it more than eating it. We're talking celery here, which is used by sound effects people in the film industry to …

The Urn, Reimagined As A Dildo Full Of Your Dead Spouse’s Ashes

This Dutch-designed cremation urn wants widows to recognize the role of masturbation in the grieving process.<p>Cremation urns usually only hold the ashes of a spouse. With his new work 21 Grams, Dutch designer Mark Sturkenboom reimagines the urn as an interactive memory box for widows. It doesn’t …

Every Type of Orgasm You Could Possibly Hope to Have

Think of your orgasm less as a prix-fixe menu, more as an endless buffet with Chris Hemsworth manning the build-your-own-omelet bar.<p><b>1. Clitoral.</b> A go-to O for many, thanks to the clit's 8,000 sensory nerve endings. If orgasms were friends, clitoral is your maid of honor.<p><b>2. Vaginal.</b> The more rare …

How to Quit or Move On Without Feeling Guilty

<b>“Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong–sometimes it’s letting go.” ~Unknown</b><p>When I accepted a position with a small company, I …

Dr. Oz: 4 Unexpected Signs You're at Risk of a Stroke

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Coffee, Unfiltered: The Truth About Your Brew

If Starbucks offered an I.V. option, you might just think about signing up. With that precious elixir coursing through your veins each morning, you …

What’s Really Standing In The Way Of Reaching Your Dreams

Not to burst your bubble, but “follow your dreams” isn’t very realistic advice. Here’s what you need to conquer to really reach your goals.<p>“Follow Your Dreams” might be the most well-worn piece of advice in our culture.<p>Inspirational movies allow us to watch people achieve their goals and overcome …

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Lose weight & improve your health with a real food diet

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The Sand Dollar – the Animal that Can Clone Itself

This somewhat strange looking specimen is a Sand Dollar and it is featured today over at our sibling site, the Ark in Space. It is a sea urchin which …

Best of the Hotline: How to Save Fresh Herbs

<i>Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Keep those fresh herbs going all through fall and winter.</i><p>As summer winds down, you might be wondering how you …

Impostor Cell Phone Towers Could Be Controlling Your Mobile

This map shows the locations of 17 mysterious cell towers in the United States that aren't part of any known cell phone provider network. Nobody …

Epoxy Resin 101

For those of you about to enter Industrial Design programs, you'll find epoxy resins are a staple studio adhesive. They're part of the class of super …

How to Take a Coffee Nap

Feeling sleepy? Don't just take a nap or drink a cup of coffee, scientists say you should do both.<p>Step 1: Drink a cup of coffee.<br>Step 2: Nap for no longer than 20 minutes.<p>In the time it takes to doze off, the caffeine will kick in. Once awake, you'll be less groggy than had you just napped.

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

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Captivating Photos of a Small Town in Florida Home to a Large Number of Sex Offenders

On the edge of the Everglades and surrounded by the sugarcane fields of South Florida lies Miracle Village, a small religious community comprised …

Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

You’ve heard it before, probably from your mom: Make sure you get enough sleep.<p>But if you need a more scientific justification to turn in early (or give that night-owl neighbor a piece of your mind), AsapSCIENCE has you covered. The popular YouTube channel has a new video that explains the effects …

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12 Sauces That Are Possible Thanks To Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise has a lot of haters. Of all the condiments in the fridge, this one has the ability to make the most agreeable people down right mean.<p>Fans of the stuff could eat it between two slices of bread with nothing more than a tomato slice or two, but those who despise it would happily remove it …

4 quick steps to stop you from eating when you're not really hungry

Do you ever down a snack and feel zero satisfaction afterward? Or find yourself wanting to eat while staring off into space at work? Then there's a good chance that you've eaten for a reason other than your body needing nourishment.<p>"Hunger is your body's fuel gauge," says Michelle May, M.D., author …

3 Vital Reasons to Say 'I'm Sorry'

"Love means you never have to say you're sorry."<p>That was the theme of the hit movie <i>Love Story</i> with Ali McGraw and Ryan O'Neal back in 1970. Those words were emblazoned on a poster of the two of them, which my 16-year-old self had taped up on my wall. I couldn't wait to get into a relationship where …

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How Not to Choose a Manager

<i>"Vision is dandy, but sustainable company excellence comes from a huge stable of able managers."</i><p><b>— Tom Peters</b><p>We've all heard the stories of managers …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

60 Classic Rockers Still (Unbelievably) On Tour | GQ

Toggle Scroll<p>July 31, 2014<p>_Don't stop believin'! _It's a state of mind for classic rockers who tour on the basis of nostalgia. Every summer, they flock to amphitheaters, arenas, state fairs, and casinos to relive their glory days—and show that they still (sorta) got it. Some do, but for every …

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Science Answers Whether Coffee Is Good For You

The health effects of coffee are quite controversial.<p>Depending on who you ask, it is either a super healthy beverage or incredibly harmful.<p>But despite what you may have heard, there are actually plenty of good things to be said about coffee.<p>For example, it is high in antioxidants and linked to a …

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