Scott Southerland

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8 genetic mutations that can give you 'superpowers'

Your genes determine your skin color, gender, and hair color and whether or not you have certain genetic diseases.<p>But it's in that less than 1% that things get interesting. Specific genetic variations allow some of us to acquire certain — dare we say super — qualities.<p>Here are the ways our genes …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Nature Photography

20 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Lead A Joyful Life

To be joyful is to be happy, jubilant and elated. Who doesn’t want more of that in their life! Here are 20 small things you can adopt into your …

Happiness

World's Best Hikes: New Trails for a New Year

Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' …

Hiking

Computers, Smartphones, Data Center

High-performance laptops and convertibles for home, work, and play.<p>Sleek all-in-ones, high-performance towers, and space-saving tiny desktops for …

Laptops

SpaceX Crash-Landed a Rocket on a Drone Barge (Again)

They say the line between genius and a multi-million-dollar flaming mess in the Atlantic Ocean is razor-thin.<p>The Vine of this afternoon’s attempt …

Sugr Cube enters the fray of Wi-Fi speakers with touch-based controls & a myriad of sources

Your music streaming options are nearly endless these days. The same can be said about the speaker market in general. From compact to oversized, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and nearly everything in between, there’s something for everyone. So how do you re-invent such a crowded category?<p>The Sugr Cube has an …

Gear & Gadgets

A Mesmerizing Animation Shows Just How Weird Our Solar System Is

NASA’s Kepler space telescope spotted thousands of worlds during its four-year mission, proving that our galaxy is filled with planets. But even more …

The Leica SL (type 601) Camera Review. My Camera of the Year 2015!

These Are the 30 Best Cities in the World | Inc.com

Each year, <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> magazine turns to its readers to determine the very best cities in the world. Based on millions of reviews and tens of thousands of comments submitted by more than 128,000 travelers, the magazine recently announced the 30 best cities in the world. Is your city on the …

European Travel

12 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

One of the most important skills for being successful in life at work and at home, is not just being intelligent (meaning having a high IQ) but also …

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

National Parks

How to Create Visual Relationships With Contrast & Similarity

There are lots of different types of links here: articles, authors, comments, site sections, etc. Each type of link has a different distinction, whether it’s the color, underline, or italics. It’s a much more complex link hierarchy than Reddit, but the same principles of similarity apply.<p>Sidebar …

UI Design

HenPower to the people: keeping hens is good for both body and soul

Raising hens can help reduce depression and loneliness whatever your age<p>As we age, it seems we become more risk averse. The great outdoors – including our own gardens, can turn into no-go areas, and we can become isolated.<p>In an effort to counteract the devastating effects of loneliness, <b>Equal Arts</b> …

Farming

Could DreamCheaper Become The Hotel Booking Industry’s Most Hated Startup?

Berlin-based DreamCheaper, which has been operating fairly stealthily until now, could soon become the hotel booking industry’s most hated startup. It operates a service that aims to ensure you never overpay for a hotel room again, even if you (miraculously) get the best deal available at the time …

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Be More Productive, Backed by Science

<i>BY</i> <i>CAMMI PHAM</i><i> — First appeared on</i> <i>my personal blog</i><p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my …

How To Wake Up Happy: 3 Can’t-Fail Techniques You Can Use

A happy person is a productive person.<p>But unfortunately, happiness takes work. It takes dedication. Yes, sometimes, things just work out in your …

Happiness

Some Of The Best UX And UI Resources

The tools you are using today may not be ideally suited for the next web or app design project you take on. Newer tools are constantly being …

Web Design

How a Husband and Father Retired at Age 33

Imagine retiring at the age of 33, after just 10 years in the workforce. A fantasy you think? Hardly. I interviewed Justin, founder and owner of the …

Crock Pot Texas Pulled Pork Recipe

Baby, it's cold outside! But inside, these soups are steaming hot and guaranteed to warm you up.<p>Got leftovers? We've got recipes. 18 delicious …

12 Foods Personal Trainers Recommend

If you want to reach your goals, you not only have to train like a fitness pro, you’ve got to eat like one, too. To find out exactly what that …

Nutrition

#1 Meditation For Prosperity & Happiness That You Will Love

If you are searching for some incredible meditation for prosperity & happiness, then you are at the right place! Read until the end and put yourself …

My atheist search for God: We’re debating science and religion all wrong

I’m not interested in believing in God. My God has to exist, like matter and gravity. Here’s what I found<p>For most of my life, a God that was “real” seemed a contradiction in terms. Every idea of God I had ever encountered seemed either physically impossible or so vague as to be empty. I was an …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

Self-improvement