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NASA’s List Of The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Back in the late ‘80s, NASA was looking for ways to detoxify the air in its space stations. So it conducted a study to determine the most effective …

Houseplants

Physics Makes Aging Inevitable, Not Biology - Issue 36: Aging

The inside of every cell in our body is like a crowded city, filled with tracks, transports, libraries, factories, power plants, and garbage disposal …

Atoms

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

Motivation

How Friendship Changes in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

You leave the safe and often ramen-scented bubble that is college life, and not seeing your friends every second of every day feels like having a rug pulled out from under you. You still text and call your girls constantly, but you slowly come to the realization that you can never go back to a time …

How 11 Legendary Outdoor Destinations Formed

Hardcore adventurers will really go the distance in order to ski, surf, swim, or soar in Earth’s most incredible landscapes, but the places …

9 Ways to Avoid Bloat During the Holidays

Indulge without the bulge!<p>Getty Images<p>First off, we're absolutely in favor of cutting yourself some slack during the holiday season. But even if you're not stressing about calories or avoiding Christmas cookies like the plague, chances are the bloating you feel post-feast can put a big bah humbug …

15 retailers that dominated in 2015

These apparel brands had strong selections that resonated with consumers — and the sales to prove it.<p>Some of these retailers are obvious champions who have reigned supreme for awhile, whereas other brands are newer and making splashes in the apparel sector.<p>Shoppers may be spending less on apparel, …

Abercrombie & Fitch

When Customers Shape Their Own Experiences

Today customers want products and services when and where they want them. Not only is timing and delivery key, but customers want to design their own experiences. Customers want the comfort and ease of ordering things via the web, but they want the option to create something that is specific to …

Customer Experience

Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health?

<b>Our modern lifestyle is often blamed for the explosion in conditions like asthma, diabetes and obesity - but the evidence that our predecessors didn't suffer such ailments has been hard to come by - until now.</b><p>In 2008 a military helicopter chanced upon a previously uncharted group of huts in the …

Microbiology

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

<b>Fitness</b><p>Mix up your routine to avoid weight-loss plateaus.<br>• Muscle mass burns more calories, so include three 20-minute strength-training sessions each week.<br>• Go for kettlebell workouts—the average person burns 400 calories in 20 minutes.<br>• Add sprinting intervals to your workout to target belly fat.<br>• Add an …

Six Successful Strategies For Adopting A New Habit

We all know that developing good habits is essential for professional growth. Good habits are essential for personal branding, too. Publishers are peddling lots of advice about establishing productive habits, but only a handful of authors offer realistic approaches. I reached out to one of the best …

Marketing

The Rich Get (Much) Richer Under The Rubio-Lee Tax Plan

Well, that didn’t take long.<p>Just yesterday, we broke down the Rubio-Lee tax plan, a proposal for reform that’s garnered a great deal of attention and a healthy dose of controversy. Our summary takeaway of the plan was that while it had many interesting and attractive elements, it would be a tough …

Finance

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich …