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How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Rise and Shine Brighter With a Smart Bedroom

Why you should bring smart products into the bedroom<p>There is no room in your home that has a greater determination over the day you will have than …

Brain Cells That May Play a Key Role in Appetite

Targeting cells ‘may prove useful’ in eating disorders, researcher says<p>Scientists have discovered a cluster of cells in an unexpected area of the brain that could play a powerful role in regulating appetite and eating habits, says a report in the journal Nature.<p>In mouse experiments, destroying the …

Eating

This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Is the Perfect Way to Start Your Day, Says Science

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

Still ticking: The improbable survival of the luxury watch business | Simon Garfield

In an increasingly digital world, people are still willing to spend huge amounts on analogue timepieces. The question is, why?<p>On 17 March 2016, the watch manufacturer Breitling opened a lavish new stall at Baselworld, the world’s biggest watch fair, to show off its latest marvels. There was the …

Russia and the West: Where did it all go wrong?

<b>It is hard to imagine a period since the end of the Cold War when relations between Russia and the United States have been quite so bad.</b><p>US officials have described the joint Russian-Syrian onslaught against Aleppo as "barbarism" and warned that war crimes are being carried out.<p>The Russian president …

Geopolitics

Monkeys create stone tools forcing scientists to rethink human evolution

The path of human evolution may need to be rewritten after archaeologists discovered that monkeys also produce ‘tool-like flakes’ that were thought to be uniquely man-made.<p>In a discovery that calls into question decades of research, a band of wild bearded capuchin monkeys in Brazil were seen …

Anthropology

17 Beautiful (and Tastefully Naked) Women We Love

We hear from Kate Upton, Mila Kunis, Emilia Clarke, and more.<p>Through the years, we've had the honor of speaking to (and photographing) women, some of whom we've named the Sexiest Women Alive. Read on for their life advice, their career stories, and their jokes.<p>Kate Mara<p><b>Kate Mara on Life, Death, and</b> …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo's board is reportedly going to consider a potential sale of its internet business when it meets later this week.</b> Among the potential buyers expected to take a look at Yahoo's business are private-equity shops.<p><b>2. Budget airline Ryanair is taking Google to the high court over alleged</b> …

Putin accuses Turkey of funding terror, but his own policies help ISIL, too

For days, tensions between Turkey and Russia appeared to be nearing a boiling point. Yet it still struck many in the international community by surprise when Turks claimed they had shot down a Russian fighter jet on jet on Nov. 24. While the flight path of the downed aircraft remains in dispute, at …

Russia

Chinese Millennials Driving Travel Boom Differ From Their Parents, US Counterparts

Chinese overseas travel is big and getting bigger. The generation born in the 1980s will increasingly dominate the outflow, crucial for Asian gaming destinations including Macau, Manila and South Korea. A report from leisure architect and environment specialist YWS Design highlights how these …

The Rules: A Man's Guide to Travel

Because every road trip could use an upgrade.<p>There's nothing we love more than flipping through a dog-eared travel guide. But when it comes to hitting the road in style, there's no substitute for the advice given here. That goes for exploring the city and doing away with outmoded stereotypes. …

The 6 Secrets to Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Because sleep deprivation, beer, and stress aren't doing you any favors.<p>Science just gave us another reason to take physical exercise seriously. Great.<p>A new study published in <i>The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society</i> found that weight training twice a week could help to preserve your most …

8 Stunning Photos of Last Night's "Super Blood Moon"

In case you couldn't break your Netflix binge to look up towards the sky.<p>On Sunday night, the moon gave the world a rare show, the combination of a supermoon and a lunar eclipse tinging our rocky satellite blood red. Typically, a supermoon occurs when there's a full moon at it's closest possible …

Typhoon Soudelor: Storm Leaves 10 Dead or Missing in Taiwan, Heads for China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Fast-moving Typhoon Soudelor headed towards China Saturday after walloping Taiwan and leaving 10 people dead or missing on the island.<p>Packing winds of more than 100-miles-per-hour, Soudelor triggered landslides when it hit Taiwan at dawn. Thousands of troops and rescue workers were …

Light Painting Photography Techniques: 7 Useful Tips

Light painting is a fun photography technique where photographers use camera flashes, flashlights, and spotlights to paint light in a scene. It can …

3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people …