How Will Humans Look In 1000 years?

Nov 29, 2022

  In this world, the future is a big question. We’re constantly exploring the potential for new technology and how it might change our lives. But what about the future of humanity? Will we be able to look back and see how our actions have shaped the course of history? Or will we be swept away by the ever-changing conditions on Earth? This is a big question, and one that has been left unanswered for centuries. But with right tools and right attitude, you can answer it for yoursel ...read more

Humans Have Four Nostrils

Nov 26, 2022

“Give me a man with a good allowance of nose [. . .] when I want any good head-work done I choose a man—provided his education has been suitable—with a long nose.” —Napoleon In A Nutshell Humans actually have four nostrils—the two nostrils that we’re familiar with on the exterior and two internal nostrils, called “choanae.” Without our external and internal nostrils functioning together, we would not be able to breathe through our noses. The Whole Bushel Yes, humans have four ...read more

The New Stamps of 2023 Honor These Icons

Nov 26, 2022

In 2023, expect to see USPS stamps that depict iconic figures in American history and beyond It’s that time of year again! The United States Postal Service (USPS) has unveiled its new postal stamps for release in 2023. Typically, the USPS reveals the next year’s stamps sometime in the fall. The stamp designs for 2022 were shared in November 2021, but the USPS shared 2023’s stamps in late October this year. Many of the new stamps honor iconic Americans, while others feature beautiful out ...read more

Kratom, The Magical Leaf Drug Of Thailand

Nov 29, 2022

“Herb is the healing of the nation.” —Bob Marley In A Nutshell The people of Thailand have chewed the illegal kratom leaf for a cheap high for hundreds of years. The drug is thought to be no more dangerous than drinking coffee, but has been outlawed in Thailand for 70 years because the government worried that the chewing of kratom leaves would interfere with taxes derived from the sale of opium. The Whole Bushel Kratom is a tree in the coffee family found throughout Southeast Asia, parti ...read more

A Pill That Could Get You Drunk

Nov 29, 2022

“Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution or of a bad memory—of a constitution so treacherously good that it never bends till it breaks; or of a memory that recollects the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets the pains of getting sober.” —Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon In A Nutshell David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London, has identified molecules that emulate the effects of alcohol consumption. His pill affects GABA, a chemical found in the brain ...read more

The Nuclear Rainbow Bomb Parties Of 1962

Nov 29, 2022

In A Nutshell On July 9, 1962, the US launched a thermonuclear warhead into space from the Pacific Ocean. The resulting explosion turned the skies into a technicolor light show of nuclear fallout. In Hawaii, where the effects were most visible, hotels arranged “rainbow bomb parties” so their guests could have a rooftop view of the radioactive particles drifting across the sky. The Whole Bushel James Van Allen was a renowned physicist and space scientist during the Cold War. In 1958, he disc ...read more

The Money Secrets of People Who Retire Early

Nov 29, 2022

Watsamon Tri-yasakda/Getty Images Wish you could retire early? If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job so you could travel, spend more time with your family or just live life on your own terms, you’re not alone. A recent survey found that only 14% of people want to wait until age 61 or older to retire, and 41% would like to retire before age 45.  Early retirement—anything before the official age of 66 or 67—might seem impossible, but proponents of the FIRE movement say ...read more

The Most Realistic Psychopath In Movie History

Nov 29, 2022

Carson Wells: “Do you have any idea how crazy you are?” Anton Chigurh: “You mean the nature of this conversation?” Carson Wells: “I mean the nature of you.” —No Country for Old Men (2005) In A Nutshell Everybody loves a psychopath . . . as long as he’s on the movie screen. Some of cinema’s greatest villains are psychos, but just how accurate are those characters? Forensic psychiatrist Samuel Leistedt decided to find out. Leistedt spent years watching hundreds of films a ...read more

10 Best Food Storage Containers That Help Keep Your Food Fresh

Nov 29, 2022

RD.COM, VIA MERCHANT (3) Food storage made easy Back in the ’50s and ’60s, the only food storage containers available to us came via Tupperware parties at our neighbor’s house. Nowadays, there are a lot more options for storing food. Many use new technology to keep things fresh for longer and minimize food waste (so you don’t always have to toss food after the expiration date passes) and feature thoughtful designs that help you maximize fridge organization and pantry organiz ...read more

What Is That Red Dot on Your Apple Watch—and How Do You Get Rid of It?

Nov 29, 2022

Some find it helpful, others find it annoying. Here's what that mysterious red dot on your Apple Watch means—and how to turn it off. You’re checking the time on your Apple Watch when you see it: a small, red dot at the top of the screen. Where did it come from, and what does it mean? Like the orange and green dots on iPhones, the red dot on an Apple Watch is an indicator that gives you important information about your Apple device. It means you have unread notifications that you may want ...read more

25 Gifts for Music Lovers That are Guaranteed to be a Hit

Nov 29, 2022

via merchant For the aspiring songwriter: Songwriter’s Journal The best gifts for music lovers are the ones that inspire their craft. This journal is the perfect encouraging present—whether they spend all their free time composing what they’re sure will be the next hit song, or they simply dream of recording tunes. The journal includes prompts, words of wisdom from successful songwriters and tips to unleash creativity. At under $15, it’s also one of the best affordable Amazo ...read more