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The 5 Best Email Apps for Power Users

Chances are, you spend a good chunk of your day reading and sending email. And, chances are, a significant portion of that is done on your phone.<p>But …

Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That’s why people born blind can perform the same body language expressions as people who can see. They come pre-programmed with our brains.<p>I’ve always been …

Palaeolithic diet: Should we all eat like cavepeople?

We know modern convenience food can be unhealthy for us, but is reverting to a prehistoric diet the answer? Claudia Hammond examines the evidence.<p>They didn’t eat pizzas or curry. Not a single slice of cake would have passed their lips. They hunted animals for their meat, caught fish and collected …

Nutrition

Why Audiences Hate Hard News—And Love Pretending Otherwise

Ask readers what they want, and they'll tell you vegetables. Watch them quietly, and they'll mostly eat candy.<p>You may not realize this, but we can see you. Yes, <i>you</i>. The human reading this article. We have analytics that tells us roughly where you are, what site you've just arrived from, how long …

Does Your To-Do List Make You Sad?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of Crew, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>As our company grows, so does the to-dos. It gets harder to prioritize what needs to be done on any given day.<p>In the …

Meet Taco Bell's 'Resident Disruptor'

As academics debate the value of Clayton Christensen's "theory of disruption," this is how Taco Bell's Jeff Jenkins thinks about disruption.<p>This week, Harvard historian Jill Lepore published a scathing critique of one of Silicon Valley's sacred texts, Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive …

What to expect at Google I/O 2014: The next steps in Google's world takeover

This year’s Google I/O developer conference won’t be like any other.<p>Now that Google has its fingers in more pies than ever before, the big focus at I/O this year will be about building the broader Google ecosystem. Android on your wrist and in your car. Nest in your home. Google everywhere you look.<p>…

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Why fashion collaborations aren’t working for wearable technology

It’s easy to see why retail brands and the media outlets that cover them love fashion collaborations. These symbiotic licensing deals—whereby two companies overlap expertise, branding imagery, and audiences—provide flash-in-the-pan excitement, around-the-block lines, increased brand recognition, …

Wearable Tech

Here's what's new at Google I/O 2014

The Google I/O keynote offered a glimpse of of what's coming from Google.<p>The keynote for the Google I/O 2014 developer conference wrapped up without word of a new Nexus device , a release date for the next version of Android, or any word on when we might expect to get our hands on a consumer-grade …

Android News

Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

45 Summer Pastas Full of Tomatoes, Pesto, Herbs and More

We don't mean macaroni salad.<p><b>We'll happily eat pasta year-round</b>, but there's something particularly great about summer pasta. We're big fans of blanketing pasta with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and other seasonal favorites that won't weigh us down. (But there can still be cheese!) Check out 45 of our …

Italian Food

Wine Wednesday: Cool off with these luscious new spins on sangria

Sangria is the ultimate make-ahead drink for summer parties or for any night that calls for juicy, boozy refreshment. Just mix up a pitcher a day in advance, refrigerate it overnight, then add ice and seltzer when you're ready to serve it. But instead of sticking to the basic sangria—with its …

The Fruitiest, Juiciest Recipes for Ice Pops, Paletas, and Homemade Popsicles

Homemade Popsicles, ice pops, and paletas are easy to throw together, perfectly cool on a sweltering day, and our favorite way to highlight the season’s best produce<p><b>Why do we love ice pops?</b> Let us count the ways: They’re perfectly cool on a sweltering day; they’re surprisingly easy to throw …

Homemade

Red Wine Summer Sangria (and Sangria Slushies!)

High school was hard for me.<p>I went to school in fuzzy, adorable duck pajamas every day because I couldn’t be bothered to be uncomfortable while I was …

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil

In this summery salad, sweet watermelon is the perfect foil for tangy feta cheese.

Feta Cheese

Rio: From Mountains To Sea in Pictures

Sao Paulo, The City That Leads, In Pictures

Rio: Corcovado and Beyond, In Pictures

The Streets of Rio in Pictures

Fortaleza in Northeast Brazil: A Photo Gallery

'Made with Code' Project Aims to Get Girls Interested in Technology

Google and several partners in the tech industry and elsewhere launched a new effort Thursday that aims to get girls interested in topics like computer science and IT. "Fewer than one percent of high school girls express interest in majoring in computer science," wrote YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in …

Computer Science

The next version of Android will enhance battery life, speed up apps

Several months ago, Google added an experimental runtime option to speed up apps in Android 4.4 KitKat. A runtime, for the record, supports the apps running on your device -- without it they'd be nothing but piles of useless code. Called ART (short for Android Runtime), that same mode will become …

First Electric Harley Goes Zero to 60 in 4 Seconds

Honeywell's Lyric thermostat is a worthy Nest competitor (hands-on)

Last week Honeywell announced the Lyric, its answer to the Nest learning thermostat. Today, we got a chance to see the WiFi-connected smart device in person. Retailing for $279 starting in August, the Lyric stands out for its geofencing feature, which uses smartphone location info to know whether …

Copenhagen Airport Says Google Glass a Hit With Staff

Passenger-services workers at Copenhagen Airport who got to test out Google Glass on the job for two months liked what they saw, for the most part. “We found Google Glass very easy to use and more user-friendly than other devices such as tablets,” said Marie-Louise Lotz, the airport’s director of …

Google Glass

The Newest, Strictest Test Of A Quantum Computer Yet

…finds it's no faster than conventional computers. But scientists have some ideas for finding quantum speed-up in the future.<p>The latest and greatest test of a quantum computing device has found it doesn't solve problems faster than a classical computer. But don't give up hope yet. The researchers …

Quantum Computing

The rise of the super-fast industrial 3D printer

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Cincinnati Inc.<p>3D printers are slow; so slow that in the time it would take to print a screwdriver, you could just …