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Google 'makes people think they are smarter than they are'

Searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence, Yale psychologists believe<p>Search engines like Google or Yahoo make people think they are smarter than they actually are because they have the world's knowledge at their fingertips, …

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

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Google's HR boss explains the key to preparing for an interview

Landing a job interview is an accomplishment in itself, but it's only half the battle. Once you secure the interview, you want to nail it.<p>Practice …

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

Porsche goes from semi-exotic to full on precious gem.<p>Our old mental image of the Porsche 911 as that expensive but attainable little sports car for people willing to stretch just a bit from a Corvette has been outdated for several years now. First off, the 911 is no longer little, being half an …

2015 Saleen Mustang S302 Black Label

A 730-hp dark horse in the pony car battlefield.<p>We’re not fans of war games, unless they involve horsepower. And we knew that once Dodge threw down the gauntlet with its 707-hp supercharged Hellcat V-8, the 700-plus-hp arena would see some incredible battles. Enter Saleen Automotive, …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Nighthawk Introduced

Rolls-Royce knows nothing if not how to sniff out money, and lots of cash converged on Phoenix last weekend during the Super Bowl. And so the British automaker displayed one of the new Phantom Drophead “Nighthawk” editions to the landed gentry and other glitterati at events around the Super Bowl, …

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From Safercar.gov, the sanitized spirit of '73

Though it is the most exciting thing in a driver's life the moment things go wrong, vehicle safety is not, in isolation, a sexy topic. Given the proper packaging, however, it can be.<p>That is the thinking behind a 1973 Chevrolet Impala sedan dressed up with a custom paint scheme, 20in chrome wheels …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

20 best slow food recipes: part 4

Food & drink,Life and style,Lamb,Duck,Middle Eastern food and drink,Dessert<p>Five more delicious dishes that are worth the wait, including lamb tagine and Nigel Slater’s confit of duck, all chosen by Observer Food Monthly<p>It looks mean, I know, just one piece of duck per person, but it is really all …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

20 best fast food recipes: part 2

Delicious dishes that can be ready in minutes, including chicken and pasta from top cooks, compiled by Observer Food Monthly<p>This is so simple it hardly needs a recipe, but it really shows that no matter what the poverty and suffering of the Sicilian people at various points in their history, they …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …