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SpaceX launches secretive Zuma spacecraft

SpaceX kicked off the new year with a mystery-shrouded mission to deliver a government spacecraft, called Zuma, into orbit.<p>After more than a month of delays, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vaulted toward the skies at 8 p.m. ETSunday with the secretive payload. It launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force …

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25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

by DARIUS FOROUX<p>Socrates, considered as one of the founders of Western philosophy, was once named the wisest man on earth by the Oracle of Delphi. …

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20 of America's Best Small Towns for Valentine's Day Getaways

It's time to start planning!<p>Romance is everywhere if you you know where to look for it: Nebraska has towns called Cupid and Valentine. Illinois has Fidelity and Louisiana has Eros. There are towns called Darling in Mississippi, Lovely in Kentucky, Venus in Florida, and both Colorado and Idaho boast …

The Community Solar Industry Gets a Voice of Its Own

A new national organization will push to make it easier to get solar power when it can’t go on your own roof.<p>It used to be that if you couldn’t afford to install solar panels, you couldn’t get energy from them. The same happened if you didn’t own a house to put panels on, or if you lived in a condo …

New Study Shows That Fish Really Is Brain Food

Everyone has heard that eating fish is good for the brain. This notion goes back at least a century; the famous humorist and novelist P.G. Wodehouse often mentioned it in his books. In one scene, after Jeeves (the butler) describes a clever scheme to escape a ticklish problem, Bertie Wooster reacts:<p>…

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Does the experience of living in Japan make you a better person? The good, bad and ugly

We asked expats living in Japan if they thought that simply living here has made them a better person. Find out the results: the good, the bad and …

Amazon Japan Now Offers Low-Cost Monk Delivery

No monk? No problem, says Amazon Japan. As communal ties to Buddhist temples weaken throughout the nation, many are at a loss as to how to find a monk to perform memorial services when a loved one dies. But now Amazon Japan offers “Obo San Bin” or “Mr. Monk Delivery” for just these situations.<p>The …

Why do people go bald? Science finally has an answer

If you were wondering why your hair was looking somewhat less lustrous than in previous years, we finally have an answer for you: it's because your …

Blind analysis: Hide results to seek the truth

Decades ago, physicists including Richard Feynman noticed something worrying. New estimates of basic physical constants were often closer to …

Articles about open plan concrete home japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and …

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Why You’ll Be Wearing This Grandma Trend Everywhere (+ Your Feet Will Love It)

Hold on to your hats: If the latest trends are any indication, it won’t be long before you’re taking shoe style cues from good ol’ granny. To say that we’re pumped is an understatement. Grandma heels, aka shoes with chunky heels that max out at kitten heel-height, are making a major comeback. Go …

The Negative Effects Of Positive Thinking — Thanks, Science

Bad news for dreamers ahead. New research has found that positive thinking and fantasizing about the future may actually lead to longer lasting …

Achieving Balance in Your Career and in Life: 4 Pillars to Cultivate

<i>Chris Ategeka is an engineer, inventor</i> <i>and entrepreneur at heart. He was named one of 2014 Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 top social entrepreneurs in the world. He is the CEO and Founder of CA Bikes, a 501c(3) non-profit organization built to design, develop and deliver the most affordable, innovative</i> …

The 8 Wonders of the Japanese Convenient Store

A Beacon in the Night<p>Located on every block in urban areas (and every other block in rural ones), the Japanese convenience store is much more than a …

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The Truth About Capsule Hotels in Japan

I was greatly curious about capsule hotels. I remember seeing them on the Travel Channel many years ago and feeling fascinated.

Watch This Fast-Paced History of Japan

If you’re looking for a quick refresher course on Japan’s long and fascinating history, Bill Wurtz’s “History of Japan” is the perfect video for you. …

The Only True Valuable Parenting Commodity Is Time

Parenting media is mostly bullshit. It’s like mainstream beauty media, only with the added gravitas of being about, you know, the nurturing of the …

Was This Dad Right To Spy On His Teenage Daughter?

Not living with your head in the sand may be the highest form of parenting, but did he go too far?<p>One of the lowest hanging fruits on the parenting tree are those ubiquitous apps that keep track of your kids for you. Notice I didn't say "spy" on your kids? I choose to regard apps that let me peek …

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6 Ukrainian Models Share Their Beauty Secrets, From Egg Yolks to Yogurt Masks

Fresh faces! Clear eyes! Glossy lengths! Welcome to Ukraine, where the women have some of the best skin, hair, and nails in the world. So what, we wondered, is their secret: Is it endless trips to the <i>banya</i>? Or daily meals of nutrient-packed borscht? As it turns out, nature is the best prescription. …

How the Korean Sleeping Mask Became a Cult Beauty Staple

When your workweek is packed and deadlines are looming, sleep is often the first thing to go—which is why a cream that delivers the appearance of eight hours of sleep, when worn for much less time, sounded to us like a skin-care miracle. Called sleeping masks, or “packs,” in South Korea, where the …

How to Buy a Noncheesy Valentine's Day Gift

Perfume, chocolate, roses: These are all too predictable. As the chief marketing officer of Farfetch, an online marketplace for hundreds of independent boutiques around the world, Stephanie Horton has to instantly know the difference between an ordinary gift and something truly unique. We asked her …

Why Beyoncé’s Hair Transformations Are the Real Star of the “Formation” Video

Just one day before she takes the stage at the Super Bowl, Beyoncé dropped what may be her most epic music video to date. For her new single, “Formation,” she balances atop a sinking police car, drops low in a brocade wall–papered hallway, and dramatically swings her hips in an empty swimming pool. …

What Is Chlorella? Health Benefits Of The Green Algae (Including Why It's The Ultimate Hangover Cure)

You might be surprised to hear that chlorella is not some distant relative of Cinderella.<p>In fact, it's a type of algae which promotes detoxification …

A new study just totally debunked the BMI scale as a measure of health

The BMI scale isn’t a product of the modern health industry; it dates back to 1830, when it was designed by Adlophe Quetelet, a sociologist and …

This Common Way of Cooking Broccoli Leeches Out Healthy Compounds, Study Finds

You're doing it wrong.<p>Broccoli is one of America’s favourite vegetables, which is great for our health - but only if we prepare it right. A common …