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The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

This 1 Mental Habit Helped Make Warren Buffett a Billionaire | Inc.com

Warren Buffett tends to bill himself as an ordinary guy who just happened to make a ton of money by being thoughtful, patient, and frugal. He's also very smart, and puts a lot of time and effort into thoroughly understanding the market and his investments. But there's one other quality Buffett has …

How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself

Jurong Island, a man-made smear of sand, lies just off the southern coast of Singapore. A quarter the size of Nantucket, it is thoroughly given over to the petrochemical industry, so crowded with spindly cracking towers and squat oil-storage tanks that the landscape is a blur of brand names — BASF, …

Asia

Now We Know Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn

<b>Six months after</b> Microsoft announced plans to pay more than $26 billion for LinkedIn, we now know even more about why the career-focused social …

9 Lessons From Around The World To Create The Perfect City

From eliminating cars to massive home building projects to designing for all citizens, cities around the world are experimenting with new urban innovations. Here are some of the best that should be widely adopted.<p>Five years from now, we could have cities that are noticeably cleaner, safer, and more …

Smart Cities

See the incredible winning images from the annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition

From fiery lava flows to a magical, snow-swirled New York street scene that looks like something out of a painting, the winning images in the 2016 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have been revealed, and they are stunning. Photographers from over 100 countries entered …

The 13 Biggest Nutrition Discoveries of 2016

Science taught us a lot about what's healthy and what's not this year. Read on for the most important foodie findings of 2016.

Why You Should Visit Pécs, the Charming Hungarian City You’ve Never Heard Of

When plotting their trips to Hungary, typically folks will plan on spending most, if not all, of their time in Budapest, thrusting spoons into bowls of goulash, splashing their way through thermal baths, and cavorting in antiques-filled ruin pubs. Spend just one night walking along the Danube to …

Scientists fired lasers at antimatter in an experiment that probes the deepest human question: why are we here?

Antimatter—the fictional power source in countless sci-fi stories—isn’t just a great source of energy; understanding it could tell us why we exist at all. That’s why a recent Nature paper outlining the results of an experiment at CERN with the antimatter version of hydrogen is so important to …

Physics

The 16 best scientific breakthroughs of 2016

2016 may have been a difficult year for many reasons, but at WIRED we want to celebrate the great things that happened too. Alongside the 16 positive …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

8 Years in Obama’s America, By Barack Obama and 60 Other Players and Witnesses

All presidencies are historic. But no president since at least LBJ, and probably FDR, has arrived in Washington at a moment of greater historic …

In India, A Rich Food Culture Vanishes From The Train Tracks

Much like armies, train travelers in India march on their stomachs. And this was certainly true when I was a child, growing up in the 1980s, in the southern city of Chennai. My most vivid memories of summer vacations are of overnight train journeys to Hyderabad, to visit my maternal grandparents. …

Family Travel

Report: Samsung's scramble to beat 'dull iPhone' led to Note 7 crisis

Internal pressures on engineers and batteries to blame<p>Faults in the production of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 leading to a global recall of 2.5 million devices may have been caused by the company's eagerness to outmaneuver Apple. According to a report from <i>Bloomberg</i>citing "people familiar with the …

iPhone 7 Plus teardown confirms bigger 2,900 mAh battery

While most Apple fans around the world are just hoping to get their hands on a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, our friends over at iFixit have already taken one apart.<p>In their teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus, the repair experts confirm some important details about Apple’s plus-sized next-gen handset — …

Grow your own green smoothie garden!

Hey there! I’m Jen. I blog over at Plain Vanilla Mom and I am so excited to be here writing my first post for KSW. Stacy is amazing, as are all the …

Bigger reductions in risk of five common chronic diseases only achievable with five to seven times more activity, research finds<p>Higher levels of physical activity can achieve bigger reductions in the risk of five common chronic diseases, but only if people engage in levels far above the recommended …

University of Washington

The girl in the picture: Kim Phuc's journey from war to forgiveness

<b>Ajax, Ontario, Canada (CNN) —</b> Even without the benefit of context, the image of a naked 9-year-old girl running for her life is as searing and indelible today as it was 43 years ago.<p>That image jolted people around the world. Some say it hastened the end of the Vietnam War.<p>"I always remember that …

37 gorgeous pools everyone should swim in once

There are stunning pools all over the world, but some pools are worth trekking to.<p>From the world's largest pool in Chile to a pool that makes it feel like you're swimming at the top of the Swiss Alps, here are 37 pools you'll want to cross off your bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was</i> …

Your Definitive Guide to Pooping

The facts about feces you never knew you needed<p>Some might deny it, your S.O. might refuse to believe it, and your girlfriends might only talk about it after a few glasses (or bottles) of wine—but everyone poops. "Pooping might be taboo because of the smells and sounds associated with it," says …

Wellness

Caution: Don’t miss out on the best iOS apps of 2014

The word “app” has always described Apple’s executable programs, but it wasn’t until the App Store appeared in 2008 that the term really took hold as a way to describe the little programs that help make our smartphones not just smart, but also useful and totally fun.<p>At this point, “There’s an app …

Signs You Have an Iron Deficiency

10 Signs You Have an Iron Deficiency<p>If you spot these telltale symptoms, get yourself a spinach and steak salad, stat!<p>About 9 percent of women suffer from an iron deficiency, according to the most recent stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but that number's even higher for …

Thinking About A New iPhone? The Ultimate 2014 Buyer's Guide Can Help You Choose

Tim Cook said Apple’s new iPhones will cause “the mother of all upgrades.” But with two brand new models to choose from, as well as two carryovers that are now just a year old and significantly cheaper, it’s arguably never been harder to choose from among Apple’s smartphone lineup. In addition, …

Detox Your Mind

Our current culture talks a lot about detoxing the body, nourishing our insides with superfoods and juice cleanses, we are kept up to date with the latest exercise trends and the fascinating yoga poses to re-set our body's alignment.<p>It seems we are all very focused on the "body," but no one is …

Apple working on products no one has guessed at, says Tim Cook

Apple chief Tim Cook talks about new products, Apple TV and the legacy of Steve Jobs in US interview<p><b>Apple</b> chief executive Tim Cook has revealed that the company is working on products that "haven't been rumoured about yet".<p>In a wide-ranging interview with with the <b>Charlie Rose Show</b> in America, the …

Steve Jobs Was Completely Wrong About Why People Like the iPhone

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>The launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — and the latter's massive 5.5-inch screen — appear to prove Apple founder Steve Jobs was completely wrong when he said in 2010 "no one" would want to buy a phone with a big screen.<p>And while this sort of …

Why People Buy Products, Services And Brands

Why do people purchase the products, services and brands that they do? At a minimum, marketers should think about this periodically. Ideally, …

Basics #2

Inside Flipboard / September 9, 2014<p>Think of Flipboard as your one-stop shop to keeping up with the news and your interests. Whether you enjoy …