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The surreal swirls of ocean plankton blooms, seen from space

Yes, those are clouds you’re seeing, but they’re not floating over the sea—they’re under it.<p>Phytoplankton and algae inhabit bodies of water around the world. When clusters of the tiny plants multiply near the ocean’s surface, where light is plentiful and the water is warmer, they change how light …

Space

Mini Trucks in Japan Are Being Transformed Into Enchanting Tiny Gardens

Every year, the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors hosts the <b>Kei Truck Garden Contest</b>, a quirky competition that turns tiny trucks into moveable gardens. The annual event attracts landscape artists all over the country, inviting them to pair their knack for gardening with a need for …

Landscaping

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who was written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

Happiness

Disobedience and 8 Other Excruciatingly Sexy Slow Burns on Film

You've heard about the spit, right?<p>In the new drama <i>Disobedience</i>, from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (of the Oscar-winning <i>A Fantastic Woman</i>), Rachel Weisz drips saliva into Rachel McAdams's mouth during their climactic sex scene. It sounds, well, disgusting, but in context it actually adds to the …

Timothée Chalamet

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell

The Amazons aren't just the stuff of Greek myth and "Wonder Woman" movies. New evidence suggests that they had living counterparts in nomadic Scythian warrior tribes.<p>In ancient Greek myth, the Amazons only exist in reference—and deference—to Greek heroes. They are there to be fought and to provide …

My Fine Hair Finally Has Volume—All Because of This Inexpensive Pantry Staple

If you have fine hair like me, you’re probably very familiar with the feeling that your strands constantly feel weighed down and limp—even after a …

From hormonal to alcohol belly, what each stomach type looks like

What's your tummy type? Dietitian explains four common protruding bellies - and the best ways to whip them back into shape<p><b>Different things cause</b> …

Right-To-Die Advocate David Goodall Ends Life Listening To 'Ode To Joy'

The Australian scientist and botanist died at an assisted-dying clinic in Switzerland.<p>Australian scientist and right-to-die advocate David Goodall chose to end his life with a lethal injection on Thursday. He was 104.<p>Goodall died at a clinic in Switzerland while listening to the final movement of …

Lucasfilm Creatively Congratulates Marvel as ‘Avengers’ Beats Its Box Office Record

The latest Marvel film, <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, hit theaters this past weekend and was a smashing success. Just how well did it do? Officially, the movie had the biggest opening weekend of all time. In North America, the film made $250 million, beating the previous record holder, <i>Star Wars: The Force</i> …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

15+ Quirky Pencils That Will Let You Sketch and Scribble in Style

Since you were old enough to write, you've probably stuck to the same style of pencil. Painted yellow and topped with a tiny pink eraser, this distinctive pencil has been a stationery staple for centuries. While there's nothing wrong with this tried-and-true instrument, why not make your mark with …

'Waving' Bear Spotted In Forest Was Trying To Tell People Something

She actually really needed help.<p>A wild sun bear now known as Belia would have died if she didn't signal to people just how much she needed help.<p>Belia …

Is 'bisexual lighting' a new cinematic phenomenon?

<b>Film fans have long discussed the representation of sexuality and gender on screen.</b><p>However a meme focusing on how light is increasingly used to portray bisexuals has gained traction on social media.<p>Many LGBT people have been sharing examples of TV programmes, films and music videos to highlight the …

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

Jacinda Ardern wears Māori cloak to Buckingham Palace

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has caused a stir with a striking image of her walking the halls of Buckingham Palace swathed in a traditional Māori cloak during this week’s Commonwealth heads of government meeting.<p>Time 100 list: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern praised as 'political prodigy'<p>…

Jacinda Ardern

Glasses made from recycled phone-screens: Yay or Nay?

It’s a heart-sinking feeling when you pick your phone up from the floor to see a crack running right across the screen from one corner to another. …

Ever Had a Crush on a Coworker? 31 Percent of Colleagues who Date End up Marrying

Love is in the air ... at the office.<p>Dating at work is complicated. Particularly in the era of #MeToo, it can be nerve-wracking to even consider approaching a coworker (or boss, or subordinate) in a romantic capacity. A lot of companies have policies about intra-office dating, including strongly …

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Teen Spends 3 Months Building Scale Model of Manhattan From Recycled Computer Parts

At just 17-years-old, Zayd Menk is going viral with an incredible project he submitted in his art class. Taking a little over 3 months to complete, the young artist from Zimbabwe meticulously constructed a .0635:100 scale model of midtown Manhattan using recycled electronics.<p>It took a total of 263 …

Skyscrapers

Oh Joy’s Newest Collab Proves Luggage Doesn’t Have to be Boring

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CALPAK<p><i>This story was originally published on Domino.</i><p>If it feels like good quality, durable luggage and design-minded, chic luggage are two mutually exclusive categories, it’s because they often are. This is why, when CALPAK announced a just-launched collaboration with designer and …

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

The Internet Can’t Seem to Agree on the Answer to This Math Puzzle

Do you consider yourself a “puzzle person”? If so, take a shot at this math puzzle and see what you come up with. This deceptively simple puzzle went viral, with over 3 million people commenting on the IQ stumper. In fact, the original post declares that only one in a thousand people will actually …

15+ Creative Gifts for People Who Love to Read

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and being transported into another world—especially for those who want to avoid the winter season. And while a novel is a welcome gift for any book lover, there’s also plenty of other delightful, reading-related products out there. Even though …

Books

Just Eat is going to let people opt out of receiving single-use plastic items

Do you <i>really</i> need those extra plastic forks for the Chinese takeaway you’re going to eat two metres from your cutlery drawer?<p>No, you probably don’t. …

Sustainability

A jewel-like show of photographs Victorian Giants, National Portrait Gallery, review

‘Hers are all taken purposely out of focus,” Lewis Carroll wrote of Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs, in a letter to his sister dated August 3 1864. “Some are very picturesque – some merely hideous – however, she talks of them as if they were triumphs in art”.<p>This letter, quoted in the …

Art

Minds turned to ash

Is burnout simply the result of working too hard? Josh Cohen argues that the root of the problem lies deeper than that<p><b>When Steve first</b> came to my …

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don't realize about life for teenagers today

• On A&E’s documentary series “Undercover High,” seven adults posed as students for a semester in a Kansas high school.<br>• Some had only graduated five …