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From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

20 Netflix Documentaries You Need To See

Planning a nice night in? We've got you covered with twenty must-see interesting documentaries on Netflix streaming. It's up to you to get the wine, …

Entertainment

The Future Of 3D Printing

Once the stuff of science fiction, 3D printing is becoming mainstream as more companies—from printer makers to end users—see the possibilities in literally seeing their ideas materialize in front of them.<p>Virginia Tech’s digital manufacturing guru Chris Williams thinks the rise of 3D printing’s …

Author Jennifer Senior: “Kids have almost no responsibility, and I find that unnatural”

The author of “All Joy and No Fun” talks about chores, Amy Chua, and the perils of trying to raise a happy child<p>Jennifer Senior made a splash in 2010 with a New York magazine story provocatively titled, "Why Parents Hate Parenting." In it she dropped the bombshell (or non-bombshell, depending on …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

24 Things Millennials Need To Get Over Already

Brunch is lame, you're not that old and you're certainly not a real DJ!<p>Millennials haven't been on this Earth for that long, relatively speaking, so it's understandable that they're still figuring out some things -- like how to take photographs that aren't selfies, or that the old 90s shows on …

Dress Your Body Type: Tall

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 50 Excellent Gifts for Dear Ol’ Dad

Sometimes when trying to find a gift it’s best to inundate yourself in options. Hence our plan of attack for this year’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: a …

8 signs the rich have way too much money

They control our world but barely even live in it<p>The statistics about wealth inequality in this country are both astonishing and alarming. But statistics can’t tell the entire story if they’re presented in isolation. Our country is increasingly being turned into a plaything for the ultra-rich.<p>Here …

Adventurer known as 'Real-life Indiana Jones' dies at 88

John Goddard, the La Cañada Flintridge adventure-seeker who earned the nickname “the real life Indiana Jones,” has died. He was 88.<p>When he was 15 years old, Goddard made a list of 127 goals, from exploring the Nile River to scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro. He completed all but a few of the tasks, some of …

Your sex life is about to be wrecked by a hot-dog pack of remote control vibrators

Durex recently unveiled their newest and most innovative brand – Fundawear, vibrating underwear controlled via smartphone app to keep you and your long-distance significant other from masturbating like normal human beings. Or, more likely, to fingerblast some stranger you just met on the Fundawear forums.

Insurance: don't leave home without it

There’s nothing like fine print and legal language to put a dampener on a spontaneous adventure, but many argue that if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel. They have a point, even though finding the best policy isn’t always easy. Travel insurance exists to protect a …

Health Care

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Avoid creaky old man knees with these tips.<p>Hemsworth's longtime trainer pushed the poor guy to his limits<p>Hate to break it to you, buddy, but it's time to step up your game.<p>Mikhail Shivlyakov started got a nosebleed during a deadlift attempt at this past weekend's Arnold Classic.<p>Well, this is …

Los Angeles, now: What's new & fun in the city's pop-culture landscape

Anyone who’s visited Los Angeles knows how impenetrable the city can seem; if you don’t know what’s going on (or have a friend who can give some …