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Horror Fanatics Just Got 'Shudder,' A Better Site Than Netflix

Maybe less really is more.<p>Movie night sure ain't what it used to be.<p>In the era of streaming video, the options seem limitless. The likes of Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Vudu and even YouTube offer so many movies that scrolling through them can turn into a sort of all-you-can-eat nightmare, the …

The Psychology of Karma

Research by psychologist Benjamin Converse at the University of Virginia finds that human beings tend believe in a kind of karma, namely our western skew on the spiritual axiom that good deeds result being treated well by fate; we believe we can influence uncontrollable outcomes by performing good …

How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work.<p>This infographic was crafted with …

Happiness

Oregon Is Celebrating Marijuana Legalization With Free Weed

There's just one catch.<p>As of July 1, new Oregon laws go into effect making it legal for adults ages 21 and up to possess and use recreational …

How to Handle Life: Get Out of Your Critical Head

<b>“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe</b><p>There was a time when I lived almost completely inside myself. I …

Self-help

Hedonisia Hawaii Is The Junkyard-Turned-Hostel That Brings Your Trippy Dreams To Life

Whatever your summer plans were, scrap them: We found the real-life version of Elysium, the hippie commune from the 2012 film "Wanderlust."<p>Welcome to Hedonisia Hawaii, a former junkyard remodeled as a sustainable hostel community on Hawaii's Big Island. The wonderfully weird hostel offers rugged …

13 beautiful pieces of weed paraphernalia you won't want to hide

Not only do modern bongs get the job done, but some of them also make great centerpieces.<p>From handheld pipes to water pipes, people are getting …

National Geographic Travel

Apple just bought 36,000 acres of private forestland

Apple has partnered with The Conservation Fund to purchase about 36,000 acres of private forestland in Maine and North Carolina, which will be sustained and harvested for packaging future products, Buzzfeed’s Ellen Cushing reports.<p>The Conservation Fund will manage the two tracts of land, which …

EPA

National Geographic Travel

Four Habits of People Who Are Truly Happy

In this busy, self-involved world, a simple “thank you” has the ability to stop us dead in our tracks. Whether we’ve helped a co-worker with a project or simply held the door for a stranger, being thanked for a good deed makes us stand up with attention. Why? Because we perceive that simple acts of …

Movies

Tomorrowland today: watch the trailer for George Clooney's sci-fi blockbuster

Grumpy futurist George enlists a teen delinquent to help save the world of tomorrow in the trailer for Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure<p>Given the seemingly endless influx of sequels, remakes, reboots and reimaginings, the prospect of an original blockbuster is quite thrilling. While recent attempts …

The Last Horror Blog

If horror movies have taught us anything (and I’m a firm believer that they’ve taught us many things) it’s that it’s never a good idea for man to …

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About)

<i>Nothing in this world is more difficult than love.<br>And nothing is more worth it.</i><p>A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an …

Happiness

Super Bowl 2015 trailer round up: Terminator, Jurassic World & Avengers

Which big movie trailers were screened during this year's Super Bowl?<p>Yesterday, the US Super Bowl 2015 took place at Arizona's University of Phoenix Stadium. While American football fans might have been focused on the big game, for movie aficionados, the commercial breaks were just as exciting. …

Biggest U.S. hacking case is tale of gamers’ interrupted vacation

Vladimir Drinkman says he met Dmitriy Smilianets online playing Counter-Strike, a shooter game in which cyber-combatants assume the roles of either terrorists or counter-terrorists: bad guys or good guys.<p>More than a decade later, the two young Russians are both behind bars – Drinkman in the …

Turning video gaming's great grub into meals you can really eat

Saturday night I whipped up a batch of Minecraft Mushroom Stew.<p>Earlier in the day, I walked through some recipes, debating internally whether the stew found in my son's favorite video game was the best plan for dinner.<p>My other options included a batch of Apple Cabbage Stew from role-playing game <i>The</i> …

Road Warrior meets Dawn of the Dead in Australia's take on the zombie apocalypse

Zombies infest the Australian outback in this Mad-Max-meets-the-undead movie heading to theaters and video on demand next month.<p><i>Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead</i>, due out Feb. 13, tells the story of an Australian mechanic out to rescue his sister and survive the apocalypse.<p>Did I mention that the zombies …

Xbox Live and PSN still recovering from the holiday, potential attacks (update)

After a day of sustained network outages across both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, this morning members are still having difficulty connecting to their online service of choice.<p>According to their status page, the PlayStation Network is still down. A note dated Dec. 25 says that Sony is …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking

Controversial Video Game 'Hatred' Pulled From Steam Greenlight

Valve has pulled the controversial video game <i>Hatred</i> from its Greenlight program on Steam.<p>“Based on what we’ve see on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we’ll be taking it down,” Valve’s Doug Lombardi said in a statement.<p>The controversial game, developed by Polish studio …

Nationwide Protest over Ferguson

Justice

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

Ada Lovelace

Amazing Aurora Timelapse Taken Over Greenland and Iceland

If you've ever wanted to visit Greenland or Iceland, here's a video that will make you want to pack your bags. Joe Capra of Scientifantastic produced <i>Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland</i> after a brief 10 day shoot. He spent four days in Iceland in locations that included Snfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell, …

Landscape Photography