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Forget the Listicles: A Happy and Successful Relationship Depends On Just One Thing

Couples who describe their relationships as happy, healthy or successful don't just get lucky. Nor do they keep a mantra of all the things the listicles tell them to do or not do.<p><b>Partners in happy relationships share an intent to have a strong relationship and they follow through that intention</b> …

Town rejects solar panels for sucking 'up all the energy from the sun'

The good people of Woodland, North Carolina are not 100% convinced by these solar panel thingamabobs, to put it lightly.<p>On Tuesday, the Woodland Town …

Nearly 40 Million People Might Not Be Able To Safely Browse The Web On Jan. 1

SAN FRANCISCO — On the morning of Jan. 1, 2016, anyone with a cell phone more than five years old will be unable to access the encrypted web — which includes sites like Facebook, Google, and Twitter — according to a new plan to upgrade the way those sites are verified.<p>It might not be a big deal in …

IT security

In memoriam: 7 once-hot startups that shut their doors in 2015

While the seven on this list collectively raised nearly $400 million in venture capital, these startups are only a few of the high-profile ones that ended up shuttering their doors in 2015. CB Insights has a full list of 146 startup failure post-mortems from the past few years.<p>Here's how they tried …

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

The global design firm Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive) delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.<p>Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in …

I Tried 5 Ikea Hacks To See How Cheap And Easy They Really Are

Would I LACK the skills or would I find the Allen key to success?<p>I've just moved house and had a load of old Ikea furniture on my hands, so I decided to try out some popular hacks I found online, hoping to transform it from cheap and <i>generic</i>, to cheap and <i>chic</i>.<p>The closest I've come to DIY is changing …

Fallout 4's User Interface Is Truly Terrible

You’ll spend a lot of <i>Fallout 4</i> fighting irradiated super mutants, giant killer cockroaches, and deadly cyborgs. You’ll spend just as much time …

10 Great Sites for UI Design Patterns

You don’t want to spend your whole life redesigning the wheel do you? No, neither do we. If you are looking for a design that solves a problem that …

UI Design

‘The leftover scraps of ordinary life’ – a photographer documents her late husband’s belongings

When Carol Hudson’s husband died suddenly, she took photographs of his possessions. The result is a moving portrait of him<p>Six years ago, just before her 47th wedding anniversary, Carol Hudson’s husband, Tony died unexpectedly. Left behind, occupying half their home, was a lifetime of stuff, “the …

The 4 Hidden Benefits of Exercise (It's Not Losing Weight) and Two Things to Start Today if You Haven't Exercised for Years

<i>Amazing how just 12 months with the right guidance can transform your life</i><p>"If you want to lose weight, eat less, exercise more." They're telling us this for the past 50 years.<p>Nothing changed. Things got worse. Why? Because it's a lie.<p>Exercise burns calories, but it also makes you hungry. Your brain …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

The Best Entrepreneurs Have This One Quality In Common

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Paris attacks: Anonymous declares war on Islamic State

Hacker group Anonymous says in a video that it will "hunt" Islamic State after its terrorist attacks in Paris, France on Friday<p>Anonymous has posted a video declaring war against Islamic State following a series of terror attacks in Paris that have left at least 129 people dead.<p>The hacker group, …

Sorrow, despair and anger as Paris absorbs aftermath of terror attacks

As France struggles to come to terms with its second massacre in a year, some are still desperately searching for loved ones yet others taunt those in mourning<p>On the stroke of midday on Monday, a traumatised France held a minute’s silence for its innocent victims for the second time in a …

Parisians Take to Social Media to Continue Celebrating Life

In the wake of Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks, Parisians are taking to social media to make one thing clear: they’re not going to stop living …

7 Ways People Who've Been Emotionally Abused Loved Differently

It's hard to love again after you've been manipulated, put down, controlled, belittled, and made to feel worthless by someone who was supposed to love you and care about you.<p><i>By Amanda Chatel</i><p>When it comes to abusive relationships, it isn't always just physical abuse. While this isn't meant to …

Domestic Abuse