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The World’s Oldest Photos Reveal a Rare Side of History

September 13, 2017 11:33 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 34594
It’s often said that a photo is worth a thousand words, touching people at a deeper level than even the best and most eloquent writing. Even the world’s oldest photographs, those that may seem so very distant from today’s high-tech society, may tug at your heart strings or give you a sense of belonging. Here, Live Science looks back at 20 historical photos, shot between the 1820s and 1860s, that may make you look at history, and the world, just a little bit differently.

Some of the Most Common Dreams & Their Meanings

July 10, 2017 11:23 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 22342
For 90 minutes to two hours or more each night, every single human on Earth dreams. Sometimes the dreams are straightforward in their meaning to the dreamer: a long-lost friend reappears, a tropical beach beckons or the lottery jackpot is within reach. But at other times, dreams don’t always tell a simple story, and the field of dream research becomes even more fascinating when people from different cultures and backgrounds report having similar dreams. Here are some of the most common reported dreams and their meanings.

15 of the Biggest Product Failures Featured in Sweden’s New ‘Museum of Failure’

April 14, 2017 2:03 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 41402
Don’t let the name fool you — Sweden’s new “Museum of Failure” is an act of celebration that commemorates the disasters that drive the success of later innovations. On June 7, the Museum of Failure will open, debuting 51 failed products in an exhibition in the Swedish city of Helsingborg, all in the name of honoring the creative process. From coffee-flavored Coca Cola to a pen designed for women, here’s a taste of some of the products that are getting a second life on display.

The Best Foods for Your Heart

March 6, 2017 1:48 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 102193
In a fast-paced world where convenience trumps healthy home cooking, the battle is on to protect your heart. The food choices you make can drastically affect your heart health, energy and appetite control. Keep your heart in tip-top shape with choices that are tasty, healthy and convenient for the entire family. From berries and nuts, to fish and leafy greens, here are 14 foods that are best for your heart.

33 Stunning Images Shortlisted for Sony World Photography Awards 2017

March 2, 2017 11:01 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 46922
The world’s biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and recently revealed the shortlisted photographers that were drawn from the record-breaking number of 227,000 entries submitted from 183 countries around the world. Overall winners will be revealed April 20, where after they will be shown at an exhibition in London from April 21 to May 7. Suffice to say, those that have made Sony’s coveted shortlist are breathtaking and thought-provoking. The following stunning shortlisted entries are taken from the Professional and Open competitions — both of which entail 10 categories.

The 30 Best Places to Live in America

February 8, 2017 11:38 am  | Comments: 12 | Views: 585774
When deciding where to put down roots, many factors rest in the eye of the beholder, such as climate, politics, or proximity to extended family. Other aspects are coveted by nearly everybody: affordable housing, access to well-paying jobs, a low cost of living, good schools, and quality healthcare. In its 2017 ranking of the best places to live in America, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on these crucial components for the 100 most populous US cities. Keep reading to discover the 30 best places to live in America.

25 Strange & Unusual New Year’s Traditions From Around the Globe

December 30, 2016 2:24 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 78706
Fireworks, champagne, and well-meaning resolutions are traditional ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the United States and elsewhere. But when it comes to welcoming the new year, many other countries have their own peculiar (and — let’s face it — a little weird) way of doing things. Some people throw bread, others burn scarecrows, and still others fist fight for good luck. Here are 25 of the most unusual New Year’s traditions from across the world.

Celebrities & World Leaders React to Fidel Castro’s Death

November 28, 2016 3:59 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 9519
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro died Friday night at age 90. Even in death, Castro’s impact remains controversial, which was reflected by the widely mixed reactions expressed by countless political figures and celebrities across the globe following the news of his passing, with responses ranging from grief to jubilation. Here are how several politicians, world leaders, Cuban-Americans, and Hollywood celebrities reacted to Castro’s death.

Top Halloween Candy In Every State

October 21, 2016 1:26 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6586
Halloween is creeping close and millions of kids will soon be dressing up to go trick-or-treating across the nation. While children may be trading Kit Kats and Skittles there’s one factor which may affect which sweets you receive — location. A 2015 survey by  Influenster polled more than 40,000 users across the US to discover each state’s favorite candy…. View Article

New Study Finds the Bigger Your Brain, the Longer You Yawn

October 8, 2016 12:37 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 8339
A new study has discovered a surprising relationship between the duration of mammals yawns and how big and complex their brains are, with researchers now believing the length of a species’ yawn is indicative of greater cognitive abilities. The exact physiological function of yawning is still largely a mystery. Although it appears to be triggered by… View Article

Another NSA Government Contractor Arrested for Stealing Secret Intelligence

October 6, 2016 1:09 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 11972
In August the FBI secretly arrested a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who allegedly stole top secret intelligent information — including highly sensitive computer code the agency has been using to breach the security networks of foreign governments. The arrest, which was reported Wednesday in the New York Times, revealed the accused contractor — Harold Thomas Martin… View Article