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Some Gadgets We Might Actually Buy From CES 2018

Twelve Wirecutter reporters and editors spent three days working overtime at the CES 2018 trade show to find just a few things that we might consider …

One type of marriage that's most likely to end in divorce — according to a relationship scientist

Eli J. Finkel, professor at Northwestern University and the author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," explains one type of marriage that is most likely to end in divorce. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> I'm a psychologist which means that most of the research I do involves things …

The Egyptian regime is afraid because the revolution isn't over

<i>On the day of the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian uprising that lead to the fall of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian writer and researcher Rasha Abdulla wasn’t giving interviews. Here, she tells us why — and what she thinks is worrying the current regime in Cairo.</i><p>I haven't been able to write much about …

Netflix cofounder's MoviePass will now let you see one movie per day in theaters for $10 a month

For $9.95 a month, subscribers can see one movie a day in any US movie theater that accepts debit cards, with the exception of IMAX and 3D showings.<p>MoviePass previously had a tiered-pricing system that ranged from $15 to $50, depending on a subscriber's location and the number of movies he or she …

Heavy Rotation: The Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, NPR Music asks our friends from public radio stations across the country — hosts, music directors and writers — for the new songs they simply can't stop listening to. Sometimes they're hot tracks that have dropped just the week before, and sometimes they're songs that have taken a …

Nicki Minaj's Boobs Are Straight Outta Control In These Stunning New Photos

I have no idea what's happening, but I love it.<p>In a series of Instagram shots, Queen Nicki Minaj wore nothing but (what I believe is) a black bustier, giant silver sunglasses, and knee-high sparkle boots. I don't think I'm being dramatic when I say she just revived the entire internet. I once was …

NYC’s Best Independent Booksellers Share Their Picks For Summer Reading

With its legendary eighteen miles of books, <b>the Strand</b> is a good first stop to find the summer’s ideal beach read. Leigh Altschuler, the Strand’s …

How to Decode a Sake List

4 minute Read<p>The first sake I ever had was in a Japanese restaurant in Maine. It was served warm and was unlike anything I’d had before – not really …

East Village

NBA Finals Schedule 2017: Complete TV Coverage for Championship Series

Before complaining about a lackluster NBA postseason loaded with lopsided matchups, consider the end result. All those blowouts will yield an epic Finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.<p>The playoffs have offered no parity, and the opening rounds have frequently …

Cavs-Warriors III: Ranking every player in the 2017 NBA Finals by importance

Is LeBron James, Steph Curry or Kevin Durant most important to who comes home with the title?<p>The matchup everyone has been waiting for is here. The …

Basketball

Bill Laimbeer: 'I'll take LeBron James' over Michael Jordan

Bill Laimbeer likes the flexibility of LeBron James over Michael Jordan<p>Bill Laimbeer was a member of the legendary Detroit Pistons teams in the late …

Contrary to Popular Belief, the Blues Were Not Born on the Mississippi Delta

Historians Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff debunk myths about the origins of blues music, locating them not in the Mississippi Delta but in southern …

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Like many music lovers I’ve always had a fascination withthe emotional power. How can a combination of sounds make all the hairs on your arms stand on end, or make you cry? I’ve always enjoyed reading newspaper and magazine articles about the psychological effects of music, but apart from the …

Flute

Tip: The 5 Best Ab Exercises for Athletes

Build a strong core that not only looks good, but makes you a better athlete. Here's how.<p>When it comes to sports performance, you'd think crunches …

For the cost of YouTube’s new $35-a-month TV bundle, this is what you could get instead

YouTube’s imminent US streaming service, YouTube TV, boasts more than 40 live-TV channels, a cloud DVR, simultaneous streaming across three devices at a time, and other perks for a rather reasonable rate of $35 a month.<p>With the product, which is expected to launch before summer, the Google-owned …

​Pinterest's Lens tool rolls out to all US users

Now when you must have your neighbor's dining room table, you can snap a picture and (hopefully) learn all about it on Pinterest.<p>You have no idea where that woman sitting at the table next to you got her awesome red boots. You just know you have to have them.<p>Well, if you snapped a photo, a new …

Facebook is testing a feature that asks you to keep watching videos you started but didn’t finish

The new “continue watching” feature is just a test.<p>Facebook wants users to finish what they’ve started — at least when it comes to watching videos.<p>The company is testing a new feature that prompts users to “continue watching” videos that they’ve seen in News Feed, but never finished. The feature is …

Researchers figured out what's special about the brains of super-memorizers

We often think of prodigious memory as an arcane skill — almost indistinguishable from magic to those of us who no longer remember more than a few key phone numbers. But the ability to recall an epic poem or the full sequence of a deck of cards may be less mysterious than it seems.<p>According to a …

Here's why you must back up your iPhone and iPad before upgrading to iOS 10.3

iOS 10.3 is expected to land before March is out, and it's vital that you have an effective backup mechanism in place for your iPhone before you …

How Do You Know Someone Has Emotional Intelligence? Look for These 5 Signs | Inc.com

It should be no secret by now that people exhibiting high levels of emotional intelligence (EQ) are drastically more self-aware, work better with others, and are promoted at a much faster pace.<p>Studies over the past three decades prove this. It's also no secret that whole work cultures of …

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu in January

<b>(CNN) —</b> New year, new streaming options.<p>From "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to "Sharknado 3," January will feature new comedies, dramas, documentaries and children's programming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, iTunes and Acorn TV.<p>Click through the gallery above to see how you can ring in 2016 with some …

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

7 Must-Read Tips From Ace iPhone Photographers

Darren Pearson lights up the night with colorful characters and scenes in his LED paintings. For Tree of Light, he “sket<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Darren Pearson<p>1 …

UK husband and wife imprisoned for planning London bombing

LONDON (AP) — A husband and wife convicted for conspiring to bomb civilian targets in London have been given hefty prison sentences.<p>Mohammed Rehman, …

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8 Ways To Speed Up Muscle Growth

Building muscle can be a slow and frustrating process for even the most committed lifters, especially if you've spent an appreciable amount of time …

Balding Hairstyles: How To Wear It When You're Losing It

It affects around 70% of men in their lifetime. And 25% of men will show the first signs of it by the ripe old age of 30. I’m talking about …