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If Music Gives You Goosebumps, Here’s What It May Say About Your Brain

Do you ever listen to music and feel the hairs on your arm or neck standing up? Perhaps it makes you feel like crying?

With Lolistraw, you can have your straw and eat it too

But even more exciting than its edibility is the Lolistraw's hyper-compostability.

18 Ways To Wear Ultra Violet, The Color of 2018

Following a froggy-green 2017, last week Pantone revealed the color of 2018, a decidedly more wearable, uplifting hue of Ultra Violet.

Life with a Sense home energy monitor, the first month

Measuring individual appliance's energy consumption is one thing. But Sense aims to give you a bigger picture.

Fix and release

Fix and Release is an illuminating and moving look at the work of Sue Carstairs, the executive and medical director of the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre in Canada.

The minds of plants

From the memories of flowers to the sociability of trees, the cognitive capacities of our vegetal cousins are all around us By Laura Ruggles Read at Aeon

How Orwell used wartime rationing to argue for global justice

‘We are the 99 per cent!’ Many of us who have applauded those stirring words, beginning with the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011, knew that the number was not precise, and was never intended to be.

How to Avoid 'Yak Shaving' When Solving a Problem

Listener Amy recently wrote in: "Hi Stever! Quick question. Have you done any podcasts about the yak shaving problem?

Should I Get a Real or Fake Christmas Tree? 4 Helpful Tips

In 2016 in the United States, an estimated 27.4 million real trees and 18.6 million artificial trees were purchased for the holiday season for a total retail value of almost $4 billion.

12 Reasons to Lift Heavy Things in the New Year

I have been noticing a migration in my local gym over the past couple years. Sure, there are still a few folks who come in and head straight to the treadmill, the elliptical machine, or the stationary bike.

Zara Will Single-Handedly Get You Ready For The Holidays

What's the one store that's always there when you need a last-minute look? Zara, of course. Just think how many times the retail giant has saved you from yet another stained blouse, nothing-to-wear interview, or spur-of-the-moment Bumble date.

Why Does Soda Taste Significantly Better When Carbonated vs. Flat?

Tyler K. asks: Why does soda taste worse when it’s flat? A notion that will come as a surprise to just about no one is that most people think soda and other carbonated drinks taste significantly better when they still contain a lot of fizz as opposed to being “flat.” It turns out that, contrary to popular belief, this phenomenon has nothing to do with bubbles popping on your tongue or the like.

A High School Runner Helped A Struggling Marathoner Cross The Finish Line With This Kind Act

When Ariana Luterman signed up for the Dallas Marathon as part of a relay team, she had her own agenda.

Congress Is Preparing To Tackle The Higher Education Act. Here’s What It Could Mean For You

For the first time in nearly a decade, the United States Congress is about to take up legislation to upgrade the Higher Education Act — the federal law that governs how the federal government supports and regulates higher education institutions.

'Power,' 'Woke,' & More Of The Most-Used Words In Fashion

As 2017 winds down, Lyst is taking a hard look back at the moments — and the fashion — that defined the year.

Here's Why Plant-Based Diets Aren't Just Another Fad

Not too long ago, the term “plant-based” felt like part of a secret language only dietitians and food bloggers understood, rigid in its dos and don’ts, and a challenge to sustain long-term (setting a reminder to soak your chia seeds overnight, anyone?

The Internet Thinks It Knows What Rihanna's Next Fenty Launch Will Be

First came an award-winning range of foundation shades that changed the game. Next, a limited edition holiday collection, including several shades of bright, glittery lipstick.

Affordable Food Gifts — For When You're All Out Of Ideas

Being an adult during the holidays can get complicated. The days of playing carefree giftee, dressed in snuggly footie pajamas with painstakingly penciled wish lists, are gone (RIP my L.L.

9 Not-Boring Holiday Hairstyles For Every Hair Type

There's no better time to try a new hair look than during the holidays. Whether it's taking the plunge with one of the rich, coppery hues of autumn's "fallayage" trend, or just accentuating your locks with a few seriously-extra hairpins, 'tis the season for showing off (and heavily documenting on Instagram) something special or new.

Another Director For Lockheed Skunkworks Mentions A Craft That Warp Both Time & Space

Lockheed Martin is a military contractor that manufactures advanced aircraft and propulsion systems. They’re known for building some of the most advanced technologies known to man, and for years, all of the engineering, science, and technology, for the most part, has been locked up in Black Budget programs that have absolutely no oversight from Congress.