David Atkins

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White & Gold or Blue & Black? Science of the Mystery Dress

The Internet went bonkers last night over a simple question posed on the social networking site Tumblr: What color is this dress?<p>Some people see the …

Positive Mindset May Prime Students' Brains for Math

Scans provide support for theory<p>Having a positive mindset in math may do more than just help students feel more confident about their skills and more …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

National Parks

10 Things Mentally Tough People Do (Advice From a Former Navy SEAL)

Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."<p>There's no surprise that it's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a required trait to endure and succeed in some of the toughest specialties in the U.S. military.<p>Over on …

Self-improvement

The Best Workout for Your Golf Game | Men's Health

While the following program won’t replace practicing your drive or short game, it’ll enhance your game, says Hartman.<p>Here’s how: You’ll improve your dynamic flexibility, which is necessary for more range in your swing. You’ll build greater acceleration and force—and prevent early deceleration—of …

Signs of Diabetes

Rob had put on weight recently, but he no idea he had diabetes. And he’s not alone: 25 percent of people with diabetes don’t know they’re afflicted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Paying attention to prediabetes warning signs could save you from an ER visit like …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

10 Things Millennials Won't Spend Money On

Kids these days don't spend money on the same things their parents did<p>Millennials are often maligned for their lack of financial literacy, but there …

Demographics

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Five Summer Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. Brew your own, and you can add flavor naturally.<p>First, avoid the …

Fitness Friday: Stop drinking the orange water (purple, too)

By __Ron Kaspriske<p>According to recent earning statements, net sales continue to drop in the U.S. for soda. That's great news. People are really starting to understand the role sugary beverages have in this country's growing obesity problem. Dr. Pepper is down. So is Coca-Cola.<p>But while parents, …

The High Price of Low Testosterone | Men's Health

That's correct: What I'm about to shoot up came from pee.<p>Why? You're right to ask. As a drug, hCG is used as a fertility treatment. Since I'm blessed with three beautiful children already, I'm in no need of a sperm booster. Rather, the shot of hCG is to jumpstart my testes to produce more …

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship in 2014

If you're looking to add spice to your love life, more fun to your weekends or a better way to resolve conflicts, 2014 is the perfect time to do it.<p>This year, instead of making a New Year's resolution for yourself, why not resolve to make your relationship stronger, healthier and happier? Here are …

How To Tell A Story–Right Now–From A Master Of Improv

Upright Citizen Brigade founding member Matt Besser is one of the world’s leading improvers. Here, the off-the-cuff expert offers wisdom on how to free associate your way to solid spontaneous storytelling.<p>What we say matters a great deal, but so does what we don’t say. There are times when you just …

Comedy

These “Farmscrapers” Are Entire Cities In Crazy, Wobbly Looking Towers

These incredible looking buildings are designed by a Belgian architect named Vincent Callebaut. Called “Asian Cairns,” after the rock stacks left on mountainsides, the “farmscrapers” are pebble-like pods stacked on top of each other.<p>The design incorporates housing, office, and leisure spaces, as …

Urban Agriculture

5 Unexpected Factors That Change How We Forecast The Future

We see the future in terms of technology, but if you actually want to do a better job guessing what will happen, it’s better to look at social, cultural, and environmental inputs.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This post is part of <i>Co.Exist</i>‘s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Waterloo startup expects to deliver $15 phone and data plan

Waterloo telecom company Fongo, which allows subscribers to place calls for free using data networks, says it plans to offer data plans in the $15 …

New visa program aims to lure top foreign entrepreneurs

A new federal program kicks off Monday aimed at luring foreign entrepreneurs to set up shop in Canada, but investors warn the competition for funds will be stiff against homegrown startups.<p>The Startup Visa Program is designed to fast-track permanent residency for immigrant entrepreneurs who are …

Robotic jellyfish could one day patrol oceans, clean oil spills, and detect pollutants

Researchers are working on a multi-university, nationwide project for the U.S. Navy that one day will put life-like autonomous robot jellyfish in …

Virginia Tech

Week in Photos: March 30, 2013

From customers mobbing a Cyprus bank to a Puget Sound landslide, see the week’s most striking images.<p>Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

Something Is Killing Up To Half Of America's Bees

Whatever's killing honeybees is getting worse, but we still don't know what it is.<p>There's some kind of environmental issue/plague/apocalypse killing America's honeybees, but years after it first started happening, scientists are still putting together what it might be. Meanwhile, 2012 was the worst …

How doctors printed my new face

A man has had a new face printed for him after he lost the entire left side of his face in surgery to remove a tumour.<p>When restaurant manager Eric Moger surprised his girlfriend by proposing over Christmas dinner, he could have no idea that less than a year later his life and appearance would be …

Tumors

Messing with time

It's hardly surprising that I've become very aware of time and how we measure it since beginning work at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. What has …