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I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

Running on logs.

That Embarrassing NASCAR Fight Got A Terrific Jim Ross Remix It Doesn’t Deserve

We all had a nice belly laugh over the schoolyard antics of NASCAR Truck Series drivers John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher when they tangled at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, last week. While there was a nice attempt at a DDT and some stiff-looking forearms, Stone Cold Steve …

Three Delicious Coleslaw Recipes

Chef and runner Marcus Samuelsson gives this side a healthy makeover.<p>With little mayo and loads of cabbage, fiber-rich slaw is a surprisingly nutritious powerhouse, offering vitamins C and K, folate, and minerals like calcium and iron. “The tang reminds me of pickles I’ve loved since I was a boy,” …

Food

Here Is Why Confidence Will Always Trump IQ

Having a high IQ is great, but confidence is a much more potent trait when it comes to success in the workplace and in life.<p>Why is it that the smartest person you know and the most successful person you know are not always the same person? Given the emphasis placed on IQ by society today one would …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

26 weight-loss tips based on science

People are being advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them.<p>Over the years, however, scientists have found numerous strategies that seem to be effective.<p>Here are 26 weight-loss tips that are actually based on evidence.<p>It is often said that drinking water can …

Cycling Nutrition: Big Fat Lies

Forget these diet myths for a proven, but surprising approach to losing weight and keeping it off—and riding longer and stronger than ever<p><b>ONE OF THE LONG-ENDURING TRADITIONS</b> at bike events of all stripes is the pasta dinner the evening before the big ride. After all, who doesn't believe in the …

Sam Harris can’t be redeemed: Ben Carson, Noam Chomsky and the defining hypocrisy of the New Atheist movement

In his anti-Muslim jihad, “New Atheist” prophet Sam Harris openly aligns with far-right politicians like Ben Carson<p>Anti-religious prophet Sam Harris has, once again, exposed the conservatism at the heart of the so-called "New Atheist" movement.<p>In the November episode of his "Waking Up" podcast, Sam …

Tech: Researching how we sit on bicycles

Blind saddle identification test: I’m riding with basketball dribble goggles to prevent being able to look down and getting a hint about which saddle …

Neuroscience

Inside AlphaBay, the secret online marketplace for guns, drugs, and just about anything

At its peak in early 2013, The Silk Road marketplace saw around $300,000 a day in transactions on its site, with users paying for products with the untraceable digital currency Bitcoin.<p>And since both sellers and users connected to the "dark web" through special tools such as the secure Tor web …

Pennsylvania officer who fatally shot unarmed man in back cleared of murder

Lisa Mearkle, 37, of Hummelstown police, said she feared for her safety David Kassick, 59, was shot dead as he lay face down after traffic stop<p>A small-town police officer who fatally shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay face down on the ground was acquitted on Thursday at her murder trial.<p>…

Law Enforcement

Watch this AI rap generator spit algorithmic bars

If you've always dreamed of being a rapper but were stuck for inspiration, you're in luck -- a team of computer scientists have created an …

War in Weed Country

Native Americans in California are outlawing marijuana in order to save the environment—and themselves.<p><i>This story appears in the November Issue of VICE.</i><p>If you are looking for pot growers on the remote southern end of the Yurok Reservation in Humboldt County, California, you might start your search …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Self-improvement

This is why the gun nuts win: An Oregon sheriff’s nutty conspiracy theories explains the GOP’s impotence

The fantasy lives of gun lovers, such as Oregon sheriff John Hanlin, are why we can’t address gun violence.<p>Mass shootings and gun-crazed conspiracy theorists: Our country is swimming in an abundance of both, so it was just a matter of time before the two collided, not on the shooter side of the …

8 Boulders You Need To Remove On Your Way To Success

Are you guilty of any of these 8 bad habits that are holding you back from success? This article explains these habits and how to beat them …

Success

'Tesla Drone' Poised to Revolutionize Unmanned Filmmaking

With the Tesla Drone, South African industrial designer Fraser Leid aims to take drone filmmaking to the next level.<p>After the surge of interest in civilian drone culture, it didn’t take long for filmmakers to exploit their aerial footage capabilities (see: <i>Drone Boning</i> for a titillating example). …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Samsung’s new Car Mode for Galaxy is its own Android Auto

Samsung just wrapped up its keynote event at the IFA trade show here in Berlin where it spent most of its presentation time discussing the trend of software powering everything in our lives, called Internet of Things. One peculiar new service in particular was an in-car dashboard app that works …

Android Auto

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Linguistics

The Atheist Agenda

Recently, I watched <i>CNN Special Report: Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers</i>. I figured it was going to be a serious, in-depth look at atheism. After all, the show has TWO colons in its title. That is serious. While the show was a pretty fair look at atheism, there are some things that just …

EB15: Tune reinvents road thru axle, makes lots more stuff better & lighter

Pick one thing that would slow adoption of disc brake in the pro peloton and it would likely be the molasses-like process of unthreading a thru axle. …

The most exciting indie games of 2015

It's no secret that the most interesting video games of the last few years have come out of the indie games community.<p>In 2014, we've seen explosive …