Discovered but not Deciphered: 8 Ancient Languages Yet to Be Translated Discovered but not Deciphered: 8 Ancient Languages Yet to Be Translated
Discovered but not Deciphered: 8 Ancient Languages Yet to Be Translated
From Neolithic tablets containing the oldest known system of writing, to a series of letters scrawled on the back of a dead man’s book, some of the most legendary undeciphered codes and texts remain a challenge for even the world’s best cryptographers, code breakers, and linguists. Yet unravelling these mysterious puzzles remains as important as ev... View Article
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Discovered but not Deciphered: 8 Ancient Languages Yet to Be Translated
10 Outdated U.S. Laws That Are Way Overdue For An Overturn 10 Outdated U.S. Laws That Are Way Overdue For An Overturn
10 Outdated U.S. Laws That Are Way Overdue For An Overturn
It took a few centuries, but Canada is finally allowing sorcery again. In June 2017, an updated justice bill was submitted for approval that seeks to lift prohibitions on things that are no longer relevant to 21st century citizens, like dueling, practicing witchcraft, or mocking religion (possibly tasteless, but free speech is free speech). With Ca... View Article
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10 Outdated U.S. Laws That Are Way Overdue For An Overturn
20 Cities That Are Expensive To Visit But Affordable To Retire In 20 Cities That Are Expensive To Visit But Affordable To Retire In
20 Cities That Are Expensive To Visit But Affordable To Retire In
When you retire, your life takes on the qualities of an endless weekend without a back-to-work Monday looming. If you dream of a long vacation at a popular destination but worry about the high cost, there could be another way. Why don’t you consider moving there? Business Insider recently surveyed 20 desirable national and international vacation... View Article
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20 Cities That Are Expensive To Visit But Affordable To Retire In
11 Historic Buildings That Are Now Stunning Modern Hotels 11 Historic Buildings That Are Now Stunning Modern Hotels
11 Historic Buildings That Are Now Stunning Modern Hotels
New hotels are popping up all over the world, and many make it their mission to be as uniform and consistent as possible, so that guests feel at home wherever in the world they may be. However, some of the most unique new hotels are those that have a little bit of history behind them. These 11 hotels have been transformed from historic factories, j... View Article
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11 Historic Buildings That Are Now Stunning Modern Hotels
The 2017 Emmy Nominees Are In: Did Your Favorite Show Make The List? The 2017 Emmy Nominees Are In: Did Your Favorite Show Make The List?
The 2017 Emmy Nominees Are In: Did Your Favorite Show Make The List?
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday morning, and this year there was some tough competition. With “Game of Thrones” airing in the middle of summer, there were more opportunities for some other shows and stars to get recognized this year, like “Westworld,” “This Is Us,” and “Th... View Article
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The 2017 Emmy Nominees Are In: Did Your Favorite Show Make The List?
The Best Place to Camp in Every State The Best Place to Camp in Every State
The Best Place to Camp in Every State
America the Beautiful has endless opportunities for getting close to nature — and it doesn’t get much closer to nature than sleeping on the ground. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of spots to pitch a tent — should you favor mountains, lakes, or beaches. We enlisted the help of city-guide app Foursquare to find the best, most highly rated campsite ... View Article
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The Best Place to Camp in Every State
25 Common Symbols And Their Meanings 25 Common Symbols And Their Meanings
25 Common Symbols And Their Meanings
Have you ever realized how many symbols you encounter every day? The entire point of using a symbol is that it conveys meaning and saves space. However, many people do not the true meanings of some of the most common symbols we encounter frequently on daily basis. From the infinity symbol and gender signs, to the crescent moon and the rod of Ascle... View Article
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12 Amazing Places To View The Super-Rare Solar Eclipse 12 Amazing Places To View The Super-Rare Solar Eclipse
12 Amazing Places To View The Super-Rare Solar Eclipse
Mother Nature has a pretty spectacular summer celebration planned: On August 21 it will be the first total solar eclipse that’s visible in the US since 1979. Essentially, a solar eclipse is when the sun, moon, and Earth all align perfectly, with the moon in the middle, blocking out the sun’s light completely. If you’re lucky enough to live within d... View Article
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12 Amazing Places To View The Super-Rare Solar Eclipse

The Most Common Summer Health Concerns— And How to Prevent Them

June 12, 2017 2:14 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6048
For many, summertime means sun, surf and sand, but the season can also bring asthma attacks, ear infections, spoiled foods, and whole different host of health concerns that are unique to this time of the year. Here are some primary health woes that are more likely to occur in the summer months than at other times of the year—and what you can to do prevent them.

10 Ancient Beliefs & Practices Now Supported By Modern Science

June 12, 2017 11:48 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 9057
Although Chinese medicine, holistic therapies, and ritualistic shamanism are often viewed as pseudoscience, they are actually ancient practices that have been around for thousands of years. And due to raised interest worldwide, scientists are now running countless research trials to try and discover if there is any truth in these several common ancient practices. In fact, in recent years, advancements in technology (such as brain imaging) has allowed modern science to validate a number of teachings and beliefs rooted in ancient wisdom that, up until now, had been trusted but unproven empirically. Here are 10 ancient practices that have been confirmed by modern science research.

The Science of Jet Lag: 5 Surprising Findings

June 9, 2017 11:43 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7732
Nothing can throw off the start of a fun vacation faster than jet lag. Travelers who feel groggy in the afternoon or wake up well before sunrise can blame both things on the body’s biological clock falling out of sync with the time on the person’s watch. A “master clock” in the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus controls the body’s circadian rhythm. This clock responds to external signals — most notably, sunlight — to sync the body’s internal timing with that of the environment. How far you travel and where you go can affect how well your body responds to these disruptions. Read on to learn more about jet lag. 

Photos: Artistic Views of Earth from Above

June 9, 2017 11:43 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6215
Rivers, lakes, volcanoes and even human development on Earth can take on an abstract aesthetic when viewed from space. Since 1972, NASA’s Landsat 8 satellites have kept a visual record of the planet’s changing landscape, showing how our coastlines, continents, and islands have been altered over the years, both through natural and human impact. Capturing nearly 700 images every day, Landsat images offer a unique perspective on the Earth and its geological features, which can appear strikingly beautiful. The unexpected patterns and vivid colors featured in Landsat photography could just have easily sprung from the easel of a great artist. Here’s a look at our planet as seen from NASA’s Earth-orbiting satellites

The Top Trending Travel Destinations of The Year, According To Airbnb

June 8, 2017 9:29 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5535
It’s almost summer, and for many, that means it’s time to hit the beach.  Airbnb recently took a look at the destinations that have seen the greatest increase in bookings since around this time last year, and unsurprisingly, many of them are on the coast.  Seaside towns in Italy, France, and Spain ranked near the top.  Here are some of the top-trending destinations on Airbnb, all of which have seen more than double the bookings on the rental platform since Memorial Day 2016. 

25 Refreshing Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

June 7, 2017 12:14 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8704
The official start of Summer is just around the corner, along with sizzling temperatures and record highs. As the mercury soars, it can be harder to feel comfortable. Whether it be trying to fall asleep in the persistent, humid, and sticky weather or just cooling off during a blazing afternoon, we’ve gathered together some tips and tricks to keep you cool day and night – no air conditioner required. You’ll see some food tips that will help you cool off from the inside out, some tips for your house that will keep things cooler inside, and some tips to help you keep cooler at bedtime. So if you’re looking for ways to be more comfortable and cool down during this blazing summer, check out these 25 refreshing tricks and tips to keep cool.

25 Father’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad

June 7, 2017 10:21 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 30990
Father’s Day is just around the corner, along with daunting task of finding the perfect gift. We have tried to make it a little easier this year by putting together a list of our top gifts for every type of dad. The outdoorsy dad and the chef dad. The sports enthusiastic dad and the home-brewing dad. The techy dad and the well-dressed dad. Whatever your dad does or enjoys, we’ve got him covered. Here are 25 thoughtful and unique Father’s Day gift ideas that are suited for every type of dad and that are sure to impress.

Common Everyday Phrases You Use Without Realizing You’re Quoting Shakespeare

June 6, 2017 2:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11320
One of the world’s most famous playwrights, William Shakespeare, recently celebrated his 450th birthday. But despite the passage of time, Shakespeare’s influence on English culture is still strongly felt today. From ‘in a pickle’ to ‘good riddance’, William Shakespeare wrote a lot of great plays and devised countless new plot tropes, but he also coined and popularized a lot of common words and phrases that we still use to this day. Many famous quotes from his plays are easily recognizable, such as phrases like “To be or not to be,” “wherefore art thou Romeo,” and “et tu, Brute?” However, an incredible number of lines from Shakespeare’s plays have become so ingrained into modern vernacular that we no longer recognize them as lines from plays at all. Here are 21 phrases you use but may not have known come courtesy of Shakespeare.

The Best US Beaches of 2017

June 5, 2017 10:26 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8988
Are you searching for sun and sand over the next couple of months? With summer right around the corner, Stephen Leatherman (AKA “Dr. Beach”) has once again released his top 10 list of public beaches in the United States. A coastal scientist at Florida International University, Leatherman publishes the list each May, picking out 10 beaches that excel at 50 criteria, including sand quality, water quality, amenities, safety and management. All the 10 recommended beaches on this list have soft, white sand, safe swimming and clean water, so let’s dive in!

VIDEO: What Different Dog Barks Mean

May 31, 2017 12:26 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 13734
Dogs are highly expressive animals and are always communicating exactly how they think and feel. And although most of their communication happens with body language, they also have a surprisingly large range of vocalizations such as barks, yelps, whines and growls. In much the same way we use words to form sentences to say different things, dogs can vary their barks depending on what they’re feeling or trying to say. And if you know what to listen for you can interpret the range of sounds your Labrador creates. Here’s how to tell if there’s a burglar outside, it’s bathroom time, or if they’re just playful.

14 ‘Facts’ You Probably Learned In School That Have Since Been Proven Wrong

May 31, 2017 11:58 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 40891
When you’re trying to teach dozens of students the finer points of history and science, sometimes it’s just easier to provide a simpler narrative. But as James Loewen chronicles in his classic book “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” teaching simplistic narratives of history doesn’t do anyone any good. Besides history, the same issue exists in other subjects as well. No, Isaac Newton didn’t “discover” gravity when an apple fell on his head. And yes, Pluto is still a planet — it’s just a special kind of planet. Like many myths, these stories often have a kernel of truth to them — it just isn’t what you learned. Here are 14 things you may have learned in school that have since been proven wrong.