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How You React When Startled Is a Window Into Your Soul

The startle reflex evolved to protect the body, but it also reveals your thoughts and feelings.<p>To understand the expressive range of the human face, nothing beats watching a colleague scream his head off in slow motion. When my lab began to study protective reflexes in the early 2000s, the video …

Consciousness

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

This cheap online course will teach you how to build Android apps, so you can finally quit your day job

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Sure, it seemed like the whole world was …

Apps

How to budget and get out of debt if you live paycheck-to-paycheck

With zero-based budgeting, every penny you make intentionally goes to something useful.<p>Freelance writer Amy Freeman paid off thousands of dollars of college debt with the help of an unorthodox budgeting method: zero-based budgeting. Simply put, a zero-based budget means your income minus your …

Personal Finance

Why You Should Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets with Drawers

The typical American kitchen (as of this writing) has a row of upper cabinets and another, deeper row of cabinets under the countertop. The lower …

Martha Stewart

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties—the normal political constraints on military power are lost.<p>Over the past 16 years, a profound transformation has been underway in how America wages war. Starting under George W. Bush after 9/11, and accelerating …

National Security

Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Mining

If you are interested in taking advantage of the huge Bitcoin price surge recently which took the crypto currency passed the $12,000 mark, or would …

Raspberry Pi

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern. Here’s the History.

In December 1917 — 100 years ago this month — the British general Edmund Allenby seized control of Jerusalem from its Ottoman Turkish defenders. Dismounting his horse, he entered the Old City on foot, through Jaffa Gate, out of respect for its holy status.<p>In the century since, Jerusalem has been …

Israel

Google is pulling YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV, as feud with Amazon continues

Amazon and Google’s feud continues today, as Google is pulling its YouTube app – again – from Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Show device. This will be followed by the app’s removal from Fire TV in the near future.<p>As you may recall, Google wasn’t too happy with the way Amazon had initially implemented …

Google

This amazing folding house takes 6 hours to build and costs just £25,000

<b>Getting on the property ladder in 2017 may be tougher than ever, but one Italian architect just made it a whole lot more straightforward.</b><p>Renato …

You're Right, the 'System' Is Rigged Against You. Here's How to Hack It.

Life isn't fair. Work around it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever spoken to someone who believed that their misfortune or lack of accomplishment was a result of the “system” being rigged against them? Or do you believe that that system is rigged against you? …

Success

This Interview Was Conducted on an Anonymous, DIY Cell Phone Network

Sopranica is a surveillance-free cellular network built by volunteers from around the world. It’s easy to use and free to set up.<p>Most people in the United States—and increasingly, around the world—carry the most sophisticated surveillance devices ever created in their pockets day in and day out. …

Privacy

Calphalon’s best-selling sauce pan drops to Amazon low at $20 Prime shipped

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>Amazon is offering the Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Sauce Pan (2 1/2-Quart) for <b>$19.99 with free shipping</b> …

New Analysis Says We Were Wrong About What Caused The Chernobyl Disaster

So many lives lost.<p>In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine became the site of the biggest nuclear accident in history when one of its …

Is it a touchpad? Is it a wireless mouse? It's both and it's awesome.

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Tech Trends

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Wi-Fi

How The 25th Amendment Actually Works — And What Nobody's Ever Figured Out

In 1967, the 25th Amendment was added to the Constitution, meant to formalize a process for what happens if a president dies in office or becomes disabled — after more than a century of presidents suffering from life-threatening conditions and even undergoing secret surgeries. But the 25th …

'He was a good driver’: 10-year-old leads police on an hour-long, 100-mph car chase

The sedan ripped down the Ohio turnpike like a cannonball, the speedometer pushing 100 mph as a dozen police and state cruisers tagged behind in pursuit.<p>Under a cloud-streaked blue sky, the vehicle dipped in and out of lanes of morning traffic, eventually running off the highway completely.<p>“He’s …

Autonomous Cars

A new American revolution is starting in New England—against Daylight Saving Time

“Why do we keep doing this to ourselves?” Donna Bailey, a Democratic state representative in Maine and crusader against anachronistic and dangerous institutions, asked the Wall Street Journal (paywall). It’s an excellent question.<p>Earlier this year, Bailey sponsored a bill that would move Maine to …

New Hampshire

Amazon accidentally shipped a Florida couple 65 pounds of weed

A Florida woman ordered four empty storage bins on Amazon.com, but when her package arrived, it weighed a lot more than she was expecting. That’s …

Cannabis

How to install and use Kodi on Android

Kodi is a free, open-source media streaming tool which you can use to play any video, audio, or digital media file across almost any format, codec, or platform. Through it you can easily access and sort through any locally stored media. It even has available add-ons also allow you to watch or …

Inside Yellowstone's 'Zone of Death' Crimes Can't Be Prosecuted

Yellowstone National Park, an idyllic and beautiful geographical gem situated in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, hides a dark secret: a 50-mile …

Yellowstone National Park

Iraq war victims allege pharmaceutical companies' bribery led to U.S. troop deaths

The families of dozens of U.S. troops killed or injured during the war in Iraq filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against several U.S. and European pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, alleging that the corporations knowingly financed the anti-American militia Mahdi Army through bribes and …

Corruption

Easily mount your flatscreen TV with AmazonBasics’ $20 solution

Amazon offers its AmazonBasics Heavy-Duty 22 to 55-inch Flatscreen TV Mount for <b>$20 Prime shipped</b>. That’s a 20% savings off the regular price and right at the previous Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.6/5 stars.<p>AmazonBasics TV Mount Features:<p>Articulating TV wall mount accommodates 22- to 55-inch TVs (up …

Why in the world would anyone want a wooden nail?

<b>Beck Fasteners totally nails it with the Lignoloc.</b><p>Nails are wonderful things; the invention of the cheap wire nail made them into a cheap mass …

Green Buildings

Here's The Real Reason Why Some People Become Addicted to Drugs

It's not about willpower.<p>Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.<p>It's difficult to …

A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

Singularity

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Genetics

Justice Department Backs Baker Who Refused to Make a Wedding Cake for Gay Couple

Five years ago, in the summer of 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins attempted to order a cake from Masterpiece Cakeshop in the Denver suburbs. The owner and baker, Jack Phillips, refused to create a wedding dessert for the same-sex couple, who in turn filed a civil rights complaint that argued …

LGBTQI

Fully modular desk is every computer geek's dream come true

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