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Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

How to Build a 20-Foot Functional Geodesic Dome Out of PVC

The idea of building our own shelter fascinates us, but for the average handyman, where do you start?<p>A geodesic dome made of PVC may be the most cost-effective method of building a structurally solid yet transportable shelter, and it’s possible to build one in a single day.<p>At Maker Faire 2014 in …

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Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Interior design cheat sheets FTW.

Home Decorating

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Tech Resources to Optimize Your Diet, Fitness, and Sleep

<i>Ari Meisel is a serial entrepreneur and the author of “Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier.”</i><p>No matter how technologically efficient you become, if you aren’t sleeping or eating well, and you have too much stress, there is a limit to how effective you can be.<p>That’s why wellness …

How to Build a 'Temporary' Microhouse - DIY

The foundations of the first true American microhouse—and of the philosophy that changed society's attitude toward personal freedom and man's …

Tiny House Movement

These Beautiful Solar Orbs Are So Efficient They Even Harvest Moonlight

Photovoltaic panels aren't the most glamorous technology: They're usually tucked away on a roof, and when you can see them, they're ugly<i>.</i> And …

Highly Educated, Highly Indebted: The Lives of Today's 27-Year-Olds, In Charts

A new study by the Department of Education offers up a statistical picture of young-adult life in the wake of the Great Recession.<p>What are today's young adults really like? For those who've spent too much time gazing into the dark recesses of <i>Thought Catalog</i> or obsessing over "Girls," the Department …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

3 Surprising Benefits of a Low-Cost Lifestyle

We live in a consumer-driven society.<p>Everywhere you turn, there are ads for products that claim to make you smarter, thinner, or happier.<p>To say it’s …

Personal Finance

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Mandela: The Miracle Maker

The extraordinary life of the man who liberated South Africa—and then kept the country from falling apart.<p>Nelson Mandela, who died December 5, …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …