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15 Books You Can Read in a Day

Good books and short books aren't mutually exclusive.<p>Is your New Year’s resolution to read and finish more books? Same. It’s easy to get mired in a …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

33 amazing places to visit in Italy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the land of "La Dolce Vita," and there are few places as sweet as Italy .<p>Its diverse landscape, artistic treasures and fabulous food make Italy a feast for the soul, offering something for everyone, like a spoonful of good minestrone soup.<p>There are the mountains and lakes of the Alps …

Italy

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2016

Step-by-step guides are our bread and butter here at Lifehacker, and you seem to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them. From start to …

Raspberry Pi

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Las Vegas

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here’s what to do on a short trip to Las Vegas.<p>It …

15 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library being just a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week. You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p>Here are 15 documentaries …

Entertainment

9 Psychology Books Every Businessperson Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

7 travel apps for making your summer vacation plans

As National Lampoon can attest, summer travel rarely goes according to plan.<p>The list of things that can go wrong on a summer trip is endless: running …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

Tips<p>Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to …

Apps

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

Books

Web Browser Vivaldi Launches In A Major Challenge To Firefox And Google Chrome

As Chrome and Firefox strip down features to make their web browsers even easier more new customers to use, a new challenger led by an industry veteran wants to do the opposite.<p>The new challenger in the ring is called Vivaldi, and its 1.0 version released on Wednesday with the promise of faster …

23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks you should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book …

Can You See a Hole in Your Hand?

<b>Key concepts</b><br>Perception<br>Vision<br>Optical Illusions<p><b>Introduction</b><br>Have you ever stopped to wonder why you have two eyes—but only see one image? Usually it is …

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Apple makes 5 top-rated iOS apps available for free during 1-day Leap Year sale ($15 savings)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Apple has now kicked off a “Leap Into Leap Year” sale offering 5 well rated apps for free. Regular up to $5, it has a been a year …

Carl Can Divide 1.0 Offers Kids 10+ a Brainteasing Math Challenge

- Feb 29, 2016<p>Indie developer, codeDependent Software on Monday released their entertaining and challenging math game, <i>Carl Can Divide 1.0.</i> The iOS …

13 Drinking Games To Stack Your Deck With

Every good get-together needs a few things. Good friends, good food, some drinks, and some serious entertainment. When you and your favorite drinking …

Britain's 25 'best value' cities

Lots of People Are Losing Distance Vision, and No One Knows Why

Modern life takes a toll on bodies. It's easy to tick off the uniquely 21st-century diseases that plague humans today: obesity, heart disease, …

The best tricks to make your old, beat-up iPhone last until the new model comes out

Until then, you're still stuck with your years-old device. Perhaps years of use have taken a toll and your phone has a broken screen. Or your battery doesn't last a whole day anymore. But you want to hold out until you can upgrade to the new model.<p>Luckily, there are several tweaks and tricks that …

Mobile Technology

Funny Eye Facts

Did you know that the average blink takes 1/3 of a second?<p>Seeing is so important that it takes up more than 50% of the brain’s functionality.<p>Newborns …

All the best apps on my iPhone are made by Google and Microsoft

About a year ago, I penned an article about how happy I was that Google was taking over my iPhone. The premise was simple: Android is no match for …

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Whether you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day or a terrible Valentine’s Day, one thing is certain: you need a fresh batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps …

Quartz's amazing news app turns it into a conversation

Quartz has released its own native news app for iOS today, and it’s an impressive, original take on the news.<p>Instead of formatting the app like… well, a news app, the company has turned it into what you might expect from a text message conversation.<p>You’re sent the news in a friendly iMessage-like …

Keep friends from knowing when you've read their iMessage

When you allow iMessage to mark messages as read, the person you are talking with is able to see when you viewed a message. This can be a handy feature, sure, but it also can make you look like you're avoiding someone, even if you're just busy and can't answer right away.<p>For that reason, I've …

iMessage

From Glaucoma To Cataracts: These Gifs Let You See Through The Eyes Of The Visually Impaired

According to the World Health Organization, around 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired, with 39 million characterized as …

Zika tied to major eye defects in babies with microcephaly, study finds

The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said.<p>The mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects is expected to spread to all …

Public Health

21 Insane Gadgets To Make Your iPhone Even Cooler

Because carrying a handheld computer isn't high-tech enough.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>