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Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Dell's New XPS 13 Laptop Makes Me Seriously Regret My MacBook Air Purchase

<b>[UPDATE: My review of the XPS 13 is here.]</b><p>File this headline and subsequent article under “words I swore I’d never utter.” Dell has unveiled an updated version of their XPS 13 laptop that has sent my hardware lust into overdrive, and inconceivably stirred up regret over buying Apple's 13-inch …

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Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

DigitalOcean’s cloud surpasses Amazon Web Services in one category

While Amazon Web Services keeps adding features to its large and well-used cloud, other public cloud businesses are growing, too. DigitalOcean, a cloud vendor focused on winning business from developers, is pointing to some pretty strong growth by one measurement in recent months, even in …

How To Ensure Your Brand Story Stands The Test Of Time

It’s hard enough to survive the stress of building a company. It’s an even bigger challenge to make that company a leading brand within your industry. Becoming known locally, nationally, or even internationally as a trusted resource takes years of dedication, great press, and very few — if any — …

The Life and Times of an Aging Superhero Captured in Oil Paintings by Andreas Englund | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photorealistic oil paintings called the <i>Aging Superhero</i>, Swedish artist Andreas Englund takes us into the candidly humorous …

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Crowdfunding Will Bring Kenyans to California Marathon

Runner's campaign funds travel of aspiring unknowns.<p>Californian Conyers Davis is using a crowdfunding site to finance bringing Kenyans Japhet Koech and Shadrack Chepyego to Sacramento to run the California International Marathon (CIM) on December 8. This is believed to be the first crowdfunding …

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This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

For Stronger Families, Focus on Childcare, Not Birthrates

Some people are worried about the fact that the lifetime fertility rate for American women is at an all-time low. But it's wiser to be concerned with policies that support families that already exist.<p>With the United States birthrate at an all-time low and the lifetime fertility rate per woman at …

Sikhs Remember Tragedy By Embracing Faith

Every Sunday, hundreds of worshippers descend on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, just south of Milwaukee. They come here to pray and to eat a weekly meal together, called a <i>langar</i>. On Aug. 5, 2012, as women were preparing the meal, a gunman opened fire, killing six people, including the …

Way of lost souls

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Chinatown, then and now

For decades, the historic district north of downtown has declined as booming Chinese enclaves in the San Gabriel Valley monopolized flows of new immigrants and investment. Today, the aging community can sometimes have the feel of a museum, with only a few second- and third-generation locals staying …

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10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

Adventure<p><b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

Arianna Huffington's Smith College Commencement Speech On 'Redefining Success: The Third Metric'

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared the graduates of the all-female college to change how they define success.<p>Success has largely been determined by money and power, Huffington argued, …

Ernst Benz Officer ChronoLunar

This 47mm watch is inspired by vintage officer timepieces. The automatic Valjoux 7751 movement provides date, month, 24-hour display and moonphases. The chronograph provides hours, minutes and central seconds. It is available with a black or white dial.