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Want to Make Better Decisions? Start By Slowing Down Your Thought Process

Three strong reasons you should slow down, or even stop, to make better decisions.<p>Entrepreneurs and business people work fast and hard. We rarely find time to savor and enjoy victories that happen along the journey. We go so fast we forget to slow down, or even stop, and learn from successes and …

What are yoga sutras—and why are they possibly the best part of your practice you could be missing?

You may say namaste to your yoga practice once you roll up your mat, return your props, and rush through your locker room beauty routine. But what if …

The Secret to the Perfect Pecan Pie is Bourbon

I would estimate the number of pecan pies that I have baked in my lifetime falls solidly in the four digits.<p>That’s a lot. But to be fair, I worked …

Baking

How to make a Bengali split pea curry with tenderstem broccoli and caramelised shallots

<b>Bengali split pea curry with tenderstem and caramelised shallots</b><p>Making a curry from scratch can seem a daunting task, but this is recipe easy enough …

Recipes

If pulling weeds makes you want to pull your hair out, there’s a simple solution

By Barbara Damrosch<p>Barbara Damrosch<p>Email Bio<p>The “O” word in gardening has long been “organic,” but this year it might be “occultation.” You might well ask what that means and what it has to do with the garden — or the occult.<p>The word “occult,” which can be used as a noun, an adjective or a verb, …

Copenhagen now has more bikes than cars — here are the 5 most bike-friendly cities in the world

In the US, the average commuter spends 42 hours stuck in traffic every year, according to a report by the Texas Transportation Institute.<p>But US cities aren't even close to the most congested. Navigation company TomTom unsurprisingly ranked Los Angeles the most congested city in the US, which ranks …

World Economic Forum

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Here's What It Would Be Like If Trump Narrated Planet Earth

"That Mother Earth. She's a nasty woman."<p>America is officially transitioning into the era of Trump, and to be frank, there's a lot to take in. One of the latest developments is the announcement that over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump tapped Myron Ebell, a climate-change skeptic, to lead …

Soon Your Doctor Might Prescribe Virtual Reality Instead Of Painkillers

The pharmacy, Apotek Hjärtat, designed a free VR app for pain relief called Happy Place.<p>“Pain prevention is not just pharmaceuticals,” says Annika …

A former FBI agent recommends a simple 3-step exercise to beat anxiety

My experience with stress during big presentations is usually a double whammy.<p>First, there's the delightful combination of sweaty palms, shaky legs, …

Why The Golden Ratio Is Better Than The Rule Of Thirds

A long time ago I was a young art student, being told about the “Rule Of Thirds.” I was told it’s one of the most important fundamentals of art and …

You Won't Believe Your Eyes: The Dizzying History of Op Art

They say seeing is believing—but as <b>Op Art</b> reveals, you can't always believe your eyes. Short for "Optical Art," Op Art is characterized by geometric …

Earth - The real reasons why we have sex

The birds, the bees, chimpanzees, humans – we all do it, but few people realise that sexual reproduction actually first evolved in creatures vastly different to ourselves.<p>So what were they and how did it all start? What is the real story of the birds and the bees?<p>View image of What is the real …

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8 handy items all outdoor adventurers should have

1/<p>A Scrubba Bag for washing clothes<p>A packable "washing machine," the Scrubba is a lightweight, compactable bag that claims to launder your clothes as …

7 Different Ways to Design a Simple Garden Walkway

Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the …

Japanese Mom Bakes Awesome Bread Inspired By Her Kid’s Drawings And Nature

This bread will definitely make you re-think the whole no carbs diet thing. Tokyo-based baker under the name of Konel Bread hides beautiful art …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Hiking

Continental drift created biologically diverse coral reefs

An international research team has studied the geographical pattern of the evolution of corals and reef fish. Their findings show that today's …

8 bizarre places on Earth where water disappears

From a waterfall that flows into a pothole to a lake that drains into the ground, scientists aren't always sure where water ends up.<p>Imagine living on …

Build your grab-and-go car camping kit

I’d been shuffling through plastic bins in the back of the van for 45 minutes when I reluctantly came to the conclusion that I’d forgotten the …

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

I Hate Exercise So Pot Yoga Was Perfect for Me

The hour-long yoga class was one of the most physically draining yet strangely rejuvenating experiences I have ever had—kind of like a mini mushroom trip.<p>"You took Lu's class? I've been coming here for a year, and I'm still afraid to take a Lu class!" the woman beside me said as she rolled out her …

Where did the word 'OK' come from?

Take a closer look at how this uniquely American acronym went viral.<p>OK, so you're familiar with "OK." You probably use it all the time, and not for …

How to share Earth with other animals

A renowned biologist wants us to set aside half the planet for wildlife, part of a growing effort to avert the first man-made mass extinction.<p>Earth …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

5 secrets of successful gardeners

By Adrian Higgins<p>Adrian Higgins<p>Gardening columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Suddenly, the whole world has burst into bloom and started to turn green. The abrupt transition happens every year, even if the miracle of it always seems to take us by surprise.<p>Sometimes you just have to state the obvious: Spring is …

Gardening

Vinyasa 101: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Vinyasa Yoga

Do you think of your vinyasa practice as your “workout” or calisthenics class? Or maybe you think it’s a sweatier version of yoga with no meditation …

What These Artists Do with Ballpoint Pens Is Unreal

Artists Kai & Sunny turn straight lines into straight-up hypnotic artworks.<p><i>Whirlwind of Time (section), Kai & Sunny. Image courtesy of the artists</i><p>The ballpoint pen may be a humble tool for creating art (although it has earned its place in MoMA's permanent collection) but that doesn't mean to say …