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How to Develop and Master Poise | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following selection on “Poise That Makes One Master of Situations” comes from</i> The Technique of Building Personal Leadership <i>(1944)</i> …

The Death Worshipping Cult of Santa Muerte

From Argentina to Canada, there is no religious movement growing faster, says an expert. But how serious is worshipping ‘Saint Death?’<p>In the opening …

Hinduism

Powerful Photos Of People Devoured By Mother Nature

French digital artist and photographer Carl Redback is the talented individual behind the eye-catching series "Treebeard".<p>It sees him photographing …

Photography

The Key to Attracting What You Want into Your Life

Throughout our lives, we are all in search for that something or someone. We want the best; we want the perfect — the most amazing friends you could …

Where the Male and Female Symbols Came From

Representing two planets, iron, copper and a couple of Olympian gods, the classical symbols for male and female pack a lot of meaning into a few …

Status, wealth, power in India's justice system | India

On Wednesday, local television networks and social media platforms in India were abuzz with news of Bollywood actor Salman Khan's conviction and sentencing for a hit-and-run case that dates all the way back to 2002.<p>From nitpicking about what a five-year jail term means for one of the subcontinent's …

India

The Philippines Is at Fever Pitch as Manny Pacquiao Prepares to Fight Floyd Mayweather

Shay Malcampo puts on a pair of bright red boxing gloves and gets into the ring at General Santos City’s Pacman Wild Card Gym. Others around the room …

This Common Activity Is Reducing Your IQ, According to Research

Missing an hour of sleep turns a sixth grader’s brain into that of a fourth grader.<p>Via NurtureShock:<p>The performance gap caused by an hour’s …

A British crew recovered £34 million worth of silver coins from a ship sunk in 1942

The SS City Cargo, a mixed passenger and cargo ship, was carrying around 100 tons of silver coins belonging to the UK Treasury when it was torpedoed by a German submarine in November 1942.<p>This month, a British-led salvage team announced that it had recovered several tons of the silver coins at a …

The new Star Wars trailer prompted a flood of tears from ecstatic fans

The second teaser trailer for <i>Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens</i>, released yesterday, opened up the emotional floodgates for fans, whose hopes for the JJ Abrams-directed film are sky-high.<p>It was the surprise appearance of a noticeably older Han Solo and Chewbacca at the end of the trailer that …

Star Wars

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

Here Is the Biggest Reason You Love Your Dog

Humans are irrational in a whole lot of ways, but nothing quite compares to our love for our dogs. They provide us neither food nor conversation nor, …

11 Scientifically Proven Reasons Why Night Owls Get More Done

Every time I hear all the benefits of being an early bird and how, in order to be truly successful, you have to rise with the sun (and the birds), it …

Complete Guide to Scotch Whisky | The Art of Manliness

“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

The towns where travellers lose track of time

It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey round the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.<p>Yet somehow it’s a week later and not only are you still there, but you can’t see …

Look, your eyes are wired backwards: here’s why

The human eye is optimised to have good colour vision at day and high sensitivity at night. But until recently it seemed as if the cells in the …

Tides, and the pull of the moon and sun

Expect higher-than-usual tides in the days following the January 31, 2018, full supermoon.<p>In most places, but not everywhere, there are two high …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

How and Why to Use Checklists | The Art of Manliness

In the modern age, we know more than ever before, and the information has never been so readily available.<p>And yet individuals and organizations often …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Writing

Every Man Needs a Challenge | The Art of Manliness

“Dempsey and Firpo” by George Bellows, 1924. This painting hangs above my desk.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from author and Navy SEAL Eric</i> …

Boxing

Seeking Solitude: 17 Ways to Find Time for Yourself | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>Photos by</i> <i>Giampaolo Macorig</i> <i>and</i> <i>Jillhudgins</i><i>.</i><p>In today’s world we have loneliness, but rarely solitude. Western culture tends to portray anyone who wants …

News Aggregators

Take an incredible drone flight through the world's biggest cave

Equipped with a DJI Phantom 2, a Canon 6D and a GoPro Hero 4 Black, photographer Ryan Deboodt has produced some stunning footage of Hang Sơn Đoòng, the world's biggest cave.<p>At a length of some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), Hang Sơn Đoòng in Vietnam, near the Laos border, is the largest known cave in …

Drones

What makes one Earth-like planet more habitable than another?

When it comes to finding the right kind of planet to target in the search for life elsewhere in the universe, the size of the planet matters.<p>All …

Shaken to the core: Earth fact incorrect?

Layers upon layers: Geologists discover Earth's inner core's inner core<p><i>A surprise at Earth's centre? Image Credit: Kelvinsong via Wikipedia, edited</i> …

Geology

When humans go extinct: How life will evolve after we’re gone

The sixth extinction could wipe out up to half of Earth’s species. Michael Tennesen tells us what might happen next<p>The sixth mass extinction is nearly upon us. Species on Earth are dying out at a rate one thousand times greater than they were before humans began altering the environment. By the end …

On Pi Day, How Scientists Use This Number

<b>Update - March 16, 2015:</b> An answer key for JPL Education's pi challenge is now available at: www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/piday2015<p><b>Fast Facts:</b><p>› The number …

Raspberry Pi