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27 Photos That Will Give You Mind-Bending Dreams

These 27 surreal photos featuring people are bound to peak your subconscious' imagination. Happy Dreaming!<p>Set them free by Erik Johansson on 500px<p>Chester Van Bommel by Benjamin Von Wong on 500px<p>Snow cover by Erik Johansson on 500px<p>John's funny World by George Christakis on 500px<p>Concrete Drop by …

How To Use Your Intuition To Get Ahead

That “gut feeling” is real, researchers say–but do you know the difference between basic, expert, and strategic intuition?<p>When Angela Jia Kim arrived at the meeting, she discovered a problem. The cofounder of the women entrepreneur’s network Savor the Success was being hired by a large corporation …

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Celebrity Relationships Just Can't Last

At the Oscars on Sunday night, every time a winner thanked their spouse and the camera caught said partner looking a little uncomfortable, I started …

Washington Decriminalizes Marijuana

Washington D.C.’s City Council voted Tuesday to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, scaling back penalties for the drug in the …

Forget The Oscar: Jared Leto Was Miscast in Dallas Buyers Club

I didn’t need to glimpse even a single frame of Dallas Buyers Club to know that casting Jared Leto in the role of a trans woman was just plain wrong. …

How I Met Your Mother, Are You Trying to Kill Us?

<i>Brief, but fairly major, spoilers for last night’s How I Met Your Mother follow:</i><p>No. Just no.<p>Let me stipulate that I might be wrong about the ending …

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Official Samsung Galaxy S5 video shows off features and simplicity

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Now that Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5, it’s time for the company to start showing off all of the phone’s …

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

Jack Ryan Gets A Makeover, And A Quick Trip To Moscow

<b>Listen · 6:56</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><b>Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit</b><p>Director: Kenneth Branagh<br>• Genre: Spy thriller, Drama<br>• Running Time: 105 minutes<p><i>Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language</i><p><i>With:</i> Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth …

“Downton Abbey’s” right-wing worldview: Benevolent rich people caring for servants

It may be a prestige drama beloved by liberals, but “Downton Abbey” is one of the most conservative shows on TV<p>Plenty of "prestige dramas" -- the sort of programs that get bedecked with Emmy nominations, air on Sunday nights, and are generally seen as part of an intelligent person's weekly schedule …

4 Little-Known Reasons Martin Luther King Was An Amazing Leader, Human

A look at the little-known depths of anger, humor, and insight of the famous leader.<p>Martin Luther King Jr. seems more legend than man.<p>But if we peer into Dr. King’s life, we can see that he was more and less than myth: a person with interior complexity and exterior grace beyond what a textbook can …

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8 Heartbreakingly Adorable Quotes From Winnie-The-Pooh

A.A. Milne was born this week in 1882. In honor of the Winnie-the-Pooh creator's birthday, here are 8 adorable quotes from his books:<p><b>“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.”</b><p><b>"...when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find</b> …

Why robot sex could be the future of life on earth

If self-replicating machines are the next stage of human evolution, should we start worrying?<p>When René Descartes went to work as tutor of young Queen Christina of Sweden, his formidable student allegedly asked him what could be said of the human body. Descartes answered that it could be regarded as …

Lawyers Are Committing Suicide at an Alarming Rate

Amid news of death penalties on the decline and murder rates dropping in cities like Chicago, it might surprise you to hear there’s one death rate …

Obama on Marijuana Legalization: ‘It’s Important for It to Go Forward’

President Obama has some pretty liberal views on the decriminalization of marijuana, and voiced his support for Colorado and Washington’s …

Noah's Ark: the facts behind the Flood

A recently discovered Babylonian tablet is a blueprint for a round-shaped ark that animals could board two by two<p>In the year 1872 one <b>George Smith</b>, a bank­note engraver turned assistant in the British Museum, astounded the world by discovering the story of the Flood – much the same as that in the …

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How Companies Trick You into Thinking You’re Buying a Premium Product

Even as middle class consumers are tightening their budgets, companies are finding ways to tout “everyday luxury” products—from food to shampoo—that …

Trickle-down economics is the greatest broken promise of our lifetime

The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5bn. That should be a wake-up call to the deepest sleepers<p>The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion – or half the world's entire population – put together. This is the stark headline of a …

35 Perfect Examples of the Art of the Short Story

People can argue all day about the greatest novels, but there is never enough discussion about short story collections. In honor of the first …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Nigella Lawson, Charles Saatchi and the ugly face of patriarchal power

What was really on display during the trial of the Grillo sisters was the ruthless nature of masculinity in thrall to itself<p>A man places his hands round his wife's neck in a public place. He is very rich and powerful which perhaps allowed him to think that there were no limits to what he was …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

The science of good posture: http://f-st.co/wnJsduO "We know that many of us have jobs that do require us to spend time working at desks, so knowing how to sit and stand with good posture is certainly important and beneficial to one's health and well-being. That said, the human body was built to move, not spend eight hours at a computer."

If You Had One Year to Live, How Would You Spend It?

If you had one year to live, how would you spend it? That’s a question most of us wouldn’t know how to answer but for one British publisher and …

Comedy’s joke thievery uprising highlights sharing economy hypocrisy

Information wants to be free. So why does comedy think it should get paid?<p>Over the past few years, Josh Ostrovsky, a bro-friendly New York comedian who calls himself The Fat Jew, has built an impressive fan base on social media: 256,000 followers on Twitter, nearly 500,000 Facebook friends. He's …

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro review: a high-end Ultrabook that's actually affordable

With enough time, even the best products start to feel stale. Take the original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: Thanks to a unique hinge that allowed the screen to fold all the way backward, it was the most versatile Windows 8 convertible on the market (and it had lots of competition, too). But as other PC …

Can’t get children to eat greens? Blame it on the survival instinct

Researchers note that toddlers were far more reluctant to grasp plants than artificial items such as spoons or pipe cleaners - they believe this is because evolution has biologically programmed children to be wary of flora as it may contain potentially hazardous toxins<p>It is a question that has …

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World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …