Sara J. Al Ghurair

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The Importance of Detoxing Your Body

In 1998, I was filming <i>The Talented Mr. Ripley</i> in Ischia, a little island off the coast of Naples in Italy. I got a call that changed my life. My …

Wellness

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

Mathematics

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Proving that science and religion can, in fact, overlap, University of British Columbia researcher Evan Thompson has confirmed the Buddhist teaching …

Neuroscience

The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

Twitter now targeting Nov. 4 for IPO

Twitter accelerated its march toward Wall Street on Friday as executives prepared for meetings to sell potential investors on buying what so far is a conservatively priced stock.<p>The San Francisco microblogging service confirmed in an online video and other investor material Friday that it is now …

Markets

The Other IPO Roadshow: Design Your Initial Product Offering To Attract Fortune 500 Enterprises

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Deepak Jeevan Kumar is a Principal at General Catalyst Partners, a Venture Capital firm with offices in Palo Alto, Boston and New York. He focuses on funding and launching big data, cloud computing and cybersecurity startups. Follow him on Twitter @DJKHacker.</i><p>Getting to a successful …

Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated)

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has …

Fairy Tales

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Mexico City

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel

14 Favorite Fall Destinations

The world turns and seasons change—summer has passed and led us into gentler autumn with its changing leaves and more rigid schedule. The kids are back in school, and work is revving back up again, but there is no such thing as a bad time to go wandering.<p>Next month, National Geographic will release …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

Top 10 Infographics and Cheat Sheets That Make Life Easier

You only have so much room in your brain, and nothing's worse than forgetting that one genius tip right when you need it. Stop trying to remember …

Infographics

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

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30 Minutes a Day<p>Only 30 Minutes To Learn The Pimsleur Way<p>Give us 30 minutes a day and we’ll have you speaking a new language in no time. Thirty …

'Feedie' App Wants You To Upload Food Photos For A Good Cause

We get it. You're going to take a photo of that delicious plate of pasta you're about to dive into. It's beautiful and you've been looking forward to it all week. You don't care if your friends are rolling their eyes across the restaurant table because you want, no <i>need</i>, to share with the world the …

15 Things You Need to Give Up if You Want to Be Happy

Everyone wants to be happy, but there are certain stubborn behaviors that we all have that can get in the way of our happiness. Back in 2012, World …

Happiness

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How to Get Rid of Dark Circles

What you need to give up if you want to be happy

So how to clear the slate? Here are 10 things you'll need to give up in exchange for your happiness.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Give up caring about what other people think of</b> …