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What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Information Systems

The Most Highlighted Passages From Classic Books

Earlier this year, Amazon's Kindle team revealed which passages are highlighted most frequently across all of their ebooks. Unsurprisingly, lines from Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy topped off the list of most-highlighted quotes, followed by passages from Jane Austen's <i>Pride and …

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Is It an Illusion? This Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

It seems like it has to be a riddle or a magic trick.<p><i>There’s no way that long pole will pass through that smaller, curved space.</i><p>And yet – with the push of a button at the Science Museum in Valencia, Spain, one display bends the mind.<p>This may seem impossible, but it isn’t an illusion.<p>The longer pole …

This Is What It's Really Like to Be One of the Biggest Drug Lords On Silk Road

"Ace" has made a fortune as boss of the notorious Scurvy Crew.<p><i>Some of Scurvy Crew's Spanish opium</i><p>Dread Pirate Roberts captained a ship that many thought was unsinkable. But when the FBI seized the original Silk Road on October 1, 2013, and arrested the alleged kingpin—29-year-old Ross Ulbricht—the …

I Used Unsecured Webcams to Take Photos of the Insides of People's Homes and Offices

We like to look at candid pictures of celebrities or people doing weird stuff, but when it's a normal guy eating breakfast, or a woman walking her dogs, there's a nagging thought that says, <i>Maybe I shouldn't be witnessing this</i>.<p>I started out taking photographs of people on the street to see …

Street Photography

7 Historical Facts That Completely Challenge What You Think You Know About The World

Just when you think you understand how the world works, you learn...<p><b>1. The swastika was actually a symbol of good -- until the Nazis got ahold of it.</b><p>The swastika has been around for over 3,000 years and commonly symbolized goodness and luck, up until its use by the Nazis in Germany. The now reviled …

Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

I'd break this question into two parts, (1) naturally surreal places, and (2) man made surreal places.<p><b>(1) NATURALLY SURREAL PLACES</b><br>On the natural …

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How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is like jumping on an emotional rollercoaster with the highest of highs and lowest of lows -- all the while, wondering if the ride will come to a screeching halt. Anyone can start a business but it’s …

Entrepreneurship

Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

iPad Apps

31 Haunting Images of Abandoned Places That Will Give You Goose Bumps

They say that the only permanent thing in the world is change. History books are one way to understand the passage of time, but there are also some …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

6 Ways to Find Real Happiness

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The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Privacy

Scientists Can Tell Your Ethnicity From The Germs In Your Mouth

The type of oral bacteria a person carries is determined more by genetics than lifestyle, one study suggests.<p>Every human mouth is unique. In each, a diverse microbial community thrives, in the spit, the plaque, and under the gums. The bacterial cocktail is a little different for everyone. It seems …

Report: Armed Feds Raid Reporter’s Home, Confiscate Confidential Docs

An investigative reporter in the Washington, D.C., area says armed federal agents stormed her home in August and confiscated stacks of confidential documents, leading her to fear that her undercover government sources have been exposed.<p>Reporter Audrey Hudson says armed federal agents stormed her …

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 …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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Fog harvesting: How to get fresh water out of thin air

In some of this planet's driest regions, where rainfall is rare or even nonexistent, a few specialized plants and insects have devised ingenious …

The Ice Cavern

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Ireland

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 …

Star

'Borderlands' Claptrap Now Available as a Talking USB Hub and Car Charger<p>Borderlands 05/11/2018 03:47 pm<p>Borderlands<p>Picnic Aboard the Millennium …

Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …