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Beat Insomnia With an Old Military Trick That Promises to Knock You Out in Minutes

If you have frequent trouble drifting off to dreamland, you've probably Googled all sorts of tricks for falling asleep. For people who still struggle …

Sleep

Google Just Launched a New Tool to Help You Find Cheap Flights. Here's How to Use It

It'll help you find good quality flights on a budget.<p>The introduction of “basic economy” fares in the last couple of years has made finding a deal on …

Flying

Creating An Explainer Video? Follow These 12 Tips From The Pros

Video content is at the top of the priority list for many modern brands, and it’s not hard to see why. Visuals are always more engaging than plain text, and a video can communicate much more information than a still photo can. Most importantly, a well-executed video is highly shareable: 92% of …

Marketing

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

Film lifts the veil on Japanese social ills

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT<p>The film <i>Shoplifters</i> by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda has moved a large number of audiences since its release in …

Japanese Artist Creates Insane Wristwatch Replicas Out of Paper

Manabu Kosaka, an artist from Saitama, Japan, has a very special skill – he can recreate virtually any wristwatch model exclusively out of …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

How Helicopter Parents Ruin Their Kids

Helicopter parents threaten kids' ability to grow on their own.<p>Helicopter parents who exercise excessive control over their children from an early …

Spiffy new iPhone X cases look like original iMac and iPhone

I test a lot of iPhone cases and rarely get comments. Most of them aren’t that distinctive. But a new iMac-inspired case from Spigen attracted the attention of my teenage kids and even elicited a compliment: “Cool case, Dad!”<p>iPhone case-maker Spigen is launching a set of iPhone X cases inspired by …

iPhone

The device that could solve chronic insomnia

Getting a good night's sleep is just a dream for the one in ten people who have trouble sleeping, but a new device is providing hope to those who are …

The father of Futura’s ‘other’ typeface is revivedPlak was the...

The father of Futura’s ‘other’ typeface is revivedPlak was the second typeface by famous German designer Paul Renner in 1928. Like Renner’s iconic …

Typography

Documentary ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ free to stream courtesy of Elon Musk

A new documentary from the director of <i>Who Killed the Electric Car?</i> is now available to stream for free this weekend, courtesy of entrepreneur Elon …

Artificial Intelligence

'High school now, it's a whole other level': 7 adults who posed as teenagers for a semester were shocked by how much things have changed

• <b>Seven adults posed as high-school students on the A&E documentary series "Undercover High."</b>• <b><br>For one semester, the undercover students got a glimpse of everyday life for teenagers today — and it was nothing like how they remembered.</b>• <b><br>They found that smartphones had changed everything for high</b> …

High School

Adrian Frutiger logos, 1960s–70s

While the late Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger (1928–2015) is best known for his renowned typefaces such as Univers, Avenir, and Frutiger, many …

Airbnb built an AI that turns design sketches into product source code

Airbnb is betting big on automation. The company is currently developing a new AI system that will empower its designers and product engineers to literally take ideas from the drawing board and turn them into actual products almost instantaneously.<p>The AI-powered solution aims to simplify the …

Honda unveils all-electric sports car concept based on new electric platform

Honda is among the several automakers unveiling new electric vehicle concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show today.<p>The automaker brought a new retro-looking all-electric sports car concept based on a new electric platform that they plan to bring to market in 2019.<p>At the Frankfurt Motor Show last month, …

Art house: A Ghost Story – Casey Affleck performs under a sheet

Most contemporary films about the supernatural fail because they aren’t scary enough. The delightful thing about David Lowery’s <i>A Ghost Story</i> (2017) …

'Warmed up' sex robots can now be borrowed via an app as sharing economy goes too far

£35-a-night robots are delivered ready to use and come with accessories such as whips and handcuffs.<p>Life-size sex robots can be hired through a new …

There's no such thing as a 'remote' employee

Over the next year or two, some of your best employees may quit and find work elsewhere for a simple reason: They want to work from home full …

The Workplace

Mercedes' $2.7 million hypercar will arrive in 2019 — and it's a high-tech marvel

On Monday, Mercedes-Benz and its AMG performance division unveiled their new Project ONE hybrid hyper car. As promised, the car is an absolute technical marvel.<p>After dominating in the world of Formula One racing for the past three years, Mercedes-AMG is finally putting its race know-how into a true …

Carbon Fiber

Being more comfortable around strangers could come down to a simple mental shift

In its video and accompanying article, the educational company The School of Life presents a new way of thinking about shyness — suggesting that it results when we exaggerate our differences from others.<p>Our brains are wired to notice and exaggerate our differences<p>Research from psychology lends …

We may have cracked the mystery of Stonehenge

The more archaeologists study Stonehenge, the more mysteries unfold. But a coherent story is beginning to emerge.<p>Stonehenge is one the UK’s most visited tourist attractions – and one of the world’s most enigmatic ancient monuments. People come from all over the world to stare at the iconic stone …

Stonehenge

Lota Grotesque Font Family

The Lota Grotesque font family, a sturdy, modern typeface with 56 fonts and a lot of typographic features.Published in May 2017 by type foundry Los …

What Is Agitated Depression?

Agitated depression is a type of depression that involves symptoms like restlessness and anger. People who experience this type of depression usually …

Google Photos gains ability to suggest images for you to archive

Just a week after learning a new archive trick, Google Photos is adding another feature to its arsenal.<p>The Google Photos app will now suggest images …

Methylene blue shows promise reversing aging in human skin

Don't be surprised if in a few years television commercials for skin cream start touting that they are "now formulated with methylene blue." That's …

NASA is about to launch the fastest spacecraft in history in a $1.5-billion attempt to 'touch the sun' for the first time

• <b>NASA plans to launch a robot on Sunday that will fly closer to the sun than any mission in history.</b>• <b><br>A Saturday launch attempt was delayed due to a technical glitch.</b>• <b><br>The Parker Solar Probe will have to travel about 430,000 mph and use a high-tech heat shield</b><b>to survive the trip.</b>• <b><br>The probe is designed to</b> …

Parker Solar Probe

Are You in Transition, Too?

Tran·si·tion. tranˈziSH(ə)n,tranˈsiSH(ə)n/. noun 1. the process or a period of changing from one state of being or condition to another<p>I got to …