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Our Generation Ships Will Sink

Physically, the main issue is that the stars are too far away.<p>This problem has been finessed in many science fiction stories by the introduction of …

My Gen X Hillary problem: I know why we don’t “like” Clinton

<b>A photo of the author shaking Bill Clinton's hand in 1994.</b><p>As a young woman, I idealized Bill but scorned Hillary’s supporters; at 43, I see this preference for what it was<p>Hana Schank<p>March 3, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>As many a news outlet has told us, women over 45 are supporting Hillary, and those under …

To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind In Life

You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing enough.<p>We act as if we can read enough articles and enough little Pinterest quotes and suddenly the little switch in our brain will put us into action. …

Love

Your Netflix Account Is Cancelling You, Susan

"Toddlers and Tiaras"? Again? Have some respect for yourself. This isn't you. I _know _you. You used to eat up every independent drama and Cannes-nominated short film my algorithm could push to the front of your queue. I was a perfect thirty-eight-for-thirty-eight when it came to suggesting titles …

TV

The Martian, Sherlock Holmes, and why we love competence porn

We're rooting for the smartest, most rational characters in the room.<p>The best part of <i>The Martian</i> isn't the breathtaking rescue, nor the awe-inspiring …

James Bond

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

easyJet's hybrid plane design has a hydrogen fuel cell inside

Aiming to save the European airline money, oh and the environment, easyJet hopes to trial new hybrid plane designs later this year. We're not talking about a new paint job or minor wing design changes, however: the company wants to embed a hydrogen fuel cell into a new hybrid plane design, with …

Carbon Emissions

The world's most romantic hotel bars

Rock Bar at AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali<p>New York Bar at Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan<p>Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, New York<p>Sky Bar at Lebua at State Tower Hotel, Bangkok

Instinct Isn’t Enough: Great Design Demands Data

Data-informed design, not data-driven design, is key for delivering top-notch products, argues Robert Hoekman Jr.<p>Executives live by the idea that data will help them understand, and predict, and plan. Data will help them see how decisions map to outcomes, and how outcomes can be influenced by this …

Decision Making: The #1 Secret Of Astronauts, Samurai, Navy SEALs, and Psychopaths

We all make a lot of bad decisions.<p>With careers:<p>More than half of teachers quit their jobs within four years. In fact, one study in Philadelphia …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Physicists Are About to Test a Hypothesis That Could Rewrite The Textbooks

Forget everything you think you know about protons.<p>An international team of physicists is about to test a "sacrilegious" hypothesis about protons - …

Why Everyone Has Time To Write

Many of the students I meet at writers' conferences complain that they don't have enough time to write. These men and women have full-time jobs, marriages, children, hobbies, parties to attend and favorite television shows to follow. How in an already full life are they expected find one or two …

14 Times Russell Howard Nailed It

"Women still have to pay 5% VAT on tampons because they are a luxury item. A luxury? THEY'RE TAMPONS."

12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

Snowed in? Fend off cabin fever with these fascinating stories.<p>If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper …

Papua New Guinea

The One Poisonous Thing That Really Prevents Success

It's easy to get caught up in thinking that you have a million things to do before you can even start. This is wrong. Flat out wrong. Dead wrong.<p><i>What are some things that hold people back from being successful? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions</i> …

5 Moves to Keep Your Desk Job From Killing You

We go to work hoping our days spent at the office will challenge us professionally, but in reality, living the 9-to-5 (or 6 or 7) desk jockey life can be demanding on the health and wellness front, too.<p>In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related musculoskeletal …

I Shot Cinematic Portraits of My Inspiring Grandfather

My name is Dragos Ionescu. I was born in 1992 in Craiova, Romania, and moved to London, UK, almost 5 years ago to study and pursue a career in …

Why we don't follow through on what we set out to do — and how to fix it

Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text.<p>Hugo's publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and responded by setting a formidable deadline.<p>The publisher demanded that Hugo finish the …

Procrastination

Meet the new you: a self-help guide to shake you up

Overhauling your life, whether it’s your home, job or your relationship, can seem an impossible task. But these five self-help gurus are here to get you started<p>Whatever you know or even think you know about mindfulness, Rohan Gunatillake wants you to consider his perspective. “Mindfulness needs to …

Mindfulness

5 Beauty Products That Work on Everyone, Really!

A true one-size-fits-all beauty product is hard to find, since what looks good on your best friend could seem garish or washed-out on you. But there are certain ones that really do work for every person and every skin tone, according to makeup artist and Stila Global Director of Education Sarah …

Makeup

7 Solid Beauty Products You Should Keep in Your Purse

So it's not a total mess in there.<p>I'm going to level with you, dear reader. At this very moment, the inside of my 2-year-old fringe messenger bag is lined with loose powder, slashes of liquid liner, lip color stains, and a whole makeup bag's worth of other residues. It's a hot mess and it's because …

The Crazy Simple (But Effective) 15-Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

<i>This equipment-free workout from Well + Good goes by lightning fast.</i><p>At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and …

The Two Asian Americas

In 1928, an Indian immigrant named Vaishno Das Bagai rented a room in San Jose, turned on the gas, and ended his life. He was thirty-seven. He had come to San Francisco thirteen years earlier with his wife and two children, “dreaming and hoping to make this land my own.” A dapper man, he learned …

Looking for a good book? What I read and loved in 2015

If you have read my articles for a while, you will know I love a good book. Ok, let's get real - I am completely obsessed with books. I have thousands of them in my house, piled up on every available surface. I buy them even when I know I won't get to read them for months. I even have more than a …

Books

Avoid Succumbing to "Computer Hunch" Posture with These Easy Stretches

Whether your love your job or hate it, if you're reading Lifehacker <i>right now</i> you're probably hunched over a computer. Here are some simple stretches …