There's Such A Thing As An End-Of-Decade Crisis
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When you turned 29 (or 19, or 49, or 89 for that matter), we bet that wasn't the number on your mind. You were probably thinking how close that brought you to 30—a whole new decade. Did you look back on your life and assess how well you'd lived it until that point? Did that make you want to do something out of the ordinary—even dangerous? You're not alone. Studies show that when you approach a new decade in age, you start to search for meaning. In essence, you have an end-of-decade crisis.Related: Breakthrough Scientific Discoveries Happen Later In Life
Financially Speaking, The Best Time To Be Alive Was During The Great Compression
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Financially speaking, the best time and place to live was in the U.S. in the late 1940s–1960s. This time period was riddled with other issues (i.e. racism, sexism, etc.), but it had at least one thing right: the income equality in the United States was higher than at any other point in world history. Directly following the Great Depression, this chunk of time is aptly referred to as the Great Compression. Must've been nice. Things are a whole lot different now.
Balled-Up Newspaper Can Deodorize Food Containers
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A lemon is a versatile little thing. You can use it in savory chicken recipes, as well as sweet pie creations. This sour fruit is also a super handy cleaning tool. You can rub a cut lemon on a food stained plastic cutting board to clear away any discoloration, or use it to shine copper cookware, clean cheese graters, brighten laundry whites, and fade tea stains on cloth. You'll never look at lemons the same way again.
The World Nomad Games Celebrate Traditional Nomadic Culture
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Nomadic societies exist all over the globe, moving from place to place to find fresh pasture for their herds, ply a trade, or simply seek out new locales with the seasons. There are an estimated 30–40 million nomads in the world today, but that's nothing compared to what it once was. The modern way of life is threatening nomadic culture, and many are striving to preserve their heritage. That's the reason for the World Nomad Games, an event held in Kyrgyzstan.
Is Civilization A Simulation? Elon Musk Says It's More Likely Than Not
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How do you know your whole life isn't just a computer simulation? This question is the basis of a popular thought experiment, but some people firmly believe it's the truth. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, is one of those believers. Musk has said he's convinced that we are most likely characters in some super-advanced civilization's computer game. "There's a one in billions chance we're in base reality," he said at Code Conference 2016, a media and tech conference where he was a featured speaker. Musk cites the rate that technology is advancing as the reasoning behind his belief. Merely decades ago, our video gaming was limited to simple ones like Pong. Today, virtual reality is blurring the lines between what is real and what is simulated, and Musk believes the line will continue to blur so severely that simulations will develop consciences of their own.