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Why do so many people hold their wineglass the wrong way? | Ask Dr. Vinny | Wine Spectator

<i>Dear Dr. Vinny,</i><p><i>Why do so many people hold their wineglass the wrong way?</i><p><i>—Don D., White Rock, British Columbia</i><p>Dear Don,<p>Good question. The only time I …

Now that it’s legal, here’s how to unlock your phone on all four U.S. carriers

Advertisement<p>62 Comments<p>Credit: Sashkin/Shutterstock<p>After you’ve finished up with a two-year smartphone contract, one of the easiest ways to save …

Do men control the key student societies at university?

My campus survey shows a lack of female leadership in areas where women are underrepresented later in life<p>University societies have long provided like-minded students with a second family on campus, as well as skills and experience that stand us in good stead for future careers. A huge number of us …

The NSA Intercepts Laptops Purchased Online to Install Malware

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to a new report from <i>Der Spiegel</i> on the National Security Agency's top team of hackers, the …

Study confirms haters gonna hate

Research shows some people have a predisposition to hate everything, while others tend to like everything<p>Scientists believe they have discovered one of the questions that has plagued societies for millenia: are haters gonna hate?<p>Researchers have shown that indeed some people have a disposition to …

Here Are 2 Ways We Now Know the Fracking Boom Is Causing Earthquakes

Researchers already knew part of the fracking process was causing the ground shake. Now they think the sheer amount of drilling it's enabled might be causing quakes, too.<p>Hyrdaulic fracking has handed the United States a remarkable (and remarkably lucrative) oil and gas boom. In some corners of the …

Taiwanese People Are Trading Away Higher Pay For A Slower Lifestyle

Kao Yao-wei was living in Taiwan's dense capital of 2.6 million people and decided one day after 15 years to get out. He and his wife had discovered a smaller city, Tainan, while doing research for a book.<p>"It's easier to live here," says Mr. Kao, formerly a mobile content developer's assistant. "In …

Asia

Master’s degree programs surge at nation’s colleges and universities

The nation’s colleges and universities are churning out master’s degrees in sharply rising numbers, responding to a surge in demand for advanced credentials from young professionals who want to stand out in the workforce and earn more money.<p>From 2000 to 2012, the annual production of master’s …

20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It covers apps and games, with the prices referring …

Flickr Has A Secret 'We're Hiring' Ad Only Engineers Can See

Flickr is hiring a select batch of software and mobile engineers.<p>To make sure that only the right kind of candidates apply, the company hid its "We're hiring" ad in the source code of the newly redesigned website's front page.<p>Well done, Flickr.

Employment

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …

Why You Should Have More than One Oil In Your Kitchen (and How to Choose The Best Ones)

Anyone can toss some oil into a pan and cook, but if you want to up your cooking game, consider using different oils based on the dish you're making …