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How To Find Beauty Products That Aren’t Totally Killing The Planet

Yes, it's possible to care for your skin and the earth at the same time.<p>The beauty industry has a packaging problem.<p>Have you ever actually paid attention to how much packaging is used for any single product? One jar of moisturizer may come in a cardboard box, with an info sheet tucked inside, along …

A Breathtaking New Type of Opal Has Been Found... in Common Seaweed

The heart of the sea.<p>The gemstone opal is beloved for its scintillating array of colours.<p>Now the nanostructures that make those dazzling colours …

15 Habits Of Well-Dressed Men

We ask some of menswear's leading experts to tell us what all well-dressed men have in common, and show you how to introduce these desirable habits …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Communication Skills

Leading Indicators Foreshadow A Sharp Slowdown Is Coming

<i>*This is a portion of a research note published to members of EPB Macro Research on April 8th.*</i><p>Leading Indicators<p>Below are several leading indicators …

Federal Reserve

What will we do with all those solar panels when their useful life is over?

Solar power is having its hockey stick moment. Since the early 2000s, the amount of solar panels being installed worldwide has been growing …

Solar Power

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

Vancouver home sales fell twice as fast as a bank thought they would after BC NDP’s new taxes

Vancouver home sales dropped by around 30 per cent in the month after the BC NDP government introduced a plan to tackle housing affordability.<p>But the …

These are the best cheap eats to get in Vancouver

Going out to eat is all fun and games until you’re running low on cash. Then it just gets stressful.You still want to go out and eat with friends, …

Western Canada

Canadian Real Estate Bubble Blowing Up North

Canadian marijuana is not the only market on a roll in Canada. Arguably the most beautiful city in North America, Vancouver, British Columbia, is also distinguishing itself as home to a classic real estate asset bubble. The signs it will burst are popping up everywhere. So where is the investment …

Canadian Real Estate

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

Microbiology

As shops ditch plastic packaging, seaweed will take over

Man has produced more than eight billion tonnes of plastic – and has consigned 6.3 billion tonnes of it to landfill or the ocean. Plastic pollutes …

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas | Inc.com

As I was growing up I'd often quip that my grandmother, who had been born at the start of the 20th Century in a Greek village and lived to nearly the age of 100, saw more change in her lifetime than I'd ever possibly see. Turns out I couldn't have been more wrong because my future math was a few …

Singularity

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico

The Biggest Wastes Of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren't …

10 (X) Vital iPhone X Tips and Tricks

Apple’s latest flagship phone, the iPhone X, has been out for over a month now and shipping times have finally improved to just a day or two. With …

Star Trek

5 Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination

Chances are that at this very moment you’re procrastinating on something. Maybe you’re even reading this article to do so.<p>A while back, I took a year to experiment with every piece of personal productivity advice I could find. In becoming hyperaware of how I spent my time, I noticed something: I …

Was the Origin of Life a Fluke? Or Was It Physics?

Understanding the origin of life is arguably one of the most compelling quests for humanity. This quest has inevitably moved beyond the puzzle of …

The invention of ‘heterosexuality’

One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what it means to be heterosexual. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about fluid sexual identities today, argues Brandon Ambrosino.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our</i> …

Sexuality

The Perfect Morning Ritual, According to Science

Even if you're not a morning person.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point …

11 things unsuccessful people do over the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend, but how you spend your two days off may say something about how successful you are.<p>What you get up to doesn't really matter, per se. If you prefer lounging around the house to spontaneous adventures, that's great! You probably need that time to wind down.<p>When it …

Self-improvement

Carl Sagan Predicts the Decline of America: Unable to Know “What’s True,” We Will Slide, “Without Noticing, Back into Superstition & Darkness” (1995)

There have been many theories of how human history works. Some, like German thinker G.W.F. Hegel, have thought of progress as inevitable. Others have …

Radio Industry

The viruses that may save humanity

One day in the future, a dose of a “ninja virus” might just save your life.<p>It was the early 1890s, and Ernest Hankin was studying cholera outbreaks along the banks of the Ganges. As the locals dumped their dead in the holy water, the river should have quickly transformed into a poisonous spring of …

Microbiology

Phase 3 of world's largest solar park slated to begin this month

Work on the world’s largest solar park is set to move forward this month. Phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai will add …

11 Life Lessons From Buddha That Will Soothe Your Soul

How to be your own guru and find the answers within<p>Justin BrownMay 10, 2018<p>6 brutally honest reasons why your intentions don’t matter, but your …

Spirituality

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science | Inc.com

The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. In your personal life, it can mean winning over a partner, well-behaved children who do as …

Psychology

Star Wars 'Rogue One': How Palpatine made the Galaxy great again

<b>HONOLULU</b>, December 16, 2016 – Have you seen the exciting new Star Wars interquel, <i>Rogue One</i>? As a political scientist, I’ve always appreciated the …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …