The Positive Experience Index

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All signs point to tropical Central and South America for the happiest day-to-day living, with Paraguay leading the world in positive emotions. Measuring whether people experienced “lots of enjoyment, laughing or smiling a lot, feeling well-rested, and being treated with respect” on the previous day, Gallup compiled all the “yes’s, si’s and oui’s” into a Positive Experience Index score for each country. At the bottom of list is Syria, a country with not a lot of happy moments right now.

 

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Understanding Population Pyramids

So many people on this tiny planet.

The (new) Oldest Man on Earth

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While it is a very tough title to keep, at 111 ¼ years old, Alexander Imich is currently the oldest man on earth. He was alive when the Wright brothers developed their flying machine.

photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Opening Your Mind, One Step at a Time

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Two separate articles from two different continents both promoting the positive effects that walking has on creativity. Now that the weather has finally turned nice, head outside, take a long stroll, and let your brain run wild.

art by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Present Shock

The human response to living in a world where everything happens now. Douglass Rushkoff makes the case for moving to the Caribbean.

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Printables

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Eternal Curves by Will Lassek, Steve Gaulin, and Hara Estroff Marano

Men “know” something significant about women’s bodies that women don’t. And it all has to do with nature’s mandate to produce children with the greatest array of survival skills.

art by Todd James

“One day I simply decided to quit my job, that was a years ago. Since then I’ve staying here with the fire.”

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Meet “Europe’s Dirtiest Person.” Ludvik Dolezal of the Czech Republic spends his day tending to his fire, burning whatever he can find. Then at night, he goes to sleep in the pile of hot ash.

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“A healthy individual can have up to 18 flatulences per day and be perfectly normal”

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Farting is good for you

Having Some Shit Around to Break Also Helps

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How the Acronym STOP Can Help You Find Calm

S stands for Stop
T stands for Take a Breath
O stands for Observe
P stands for Proceed

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Where To Disappear

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47 percent of the USA is uninhabited

From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

Beautiful work by Claude Cloutier

‘Monumental Snips’

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March Madness is apparently vasectomy season. CNN notes an uptick in men scheduling their procedures to align with prime couch time, and fans wearing their favorite team’s duds to appointments. As one patient told his doctor ‘I have to have this during March Madness, you have to talk to my wife about it. Tell her what my limitations are and that I need to be on the couch.’

Your Monday Morning Escapist Fantasy

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Become successful artisan/artist/musician.

Sell out show(s).

Buy abandoned village in the Spanish countryside for under $100k.

Move.

Create, enjoy, relax.

Printables

Ram-Head

Naked, Covered in Ram’s Blood, Drinking a Coke, and Feeling Pretty Good by Andrew Solomon

One man’s journey to Senegal to investigate a tribal cure for depression.

Elephant Empathy

For All You Dads Out There…

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Having Kids Turns You Into A Complete Fag by Gavin McInnes

Seth Rogen’s Opening Statement Before a Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Research

Funny, yet touching.

Printables

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American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga by Alexis C. Madrigal

A $25 billion plan, a small town, and a half-century of wrangling over the most important resource in the biggest state

Get Up, Go To Work

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Steve Powers tells it like it is

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