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Netflix launches 'Flixtapes' you can send to friends and lovers

Mixtapes are <i>so</i> 1980s. To help you catch up with the 21st century during your next Netflix and chill sesh, the company today introduced a feature called “Flixtape,” which is basically a mixtape for – take a wild guess – Netflix.<p>The company says Flixtapes are meant to be built around themes, moods or …

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Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online. He's the founder of mental health network <i>Psych Central</i>, and he knows all about the latest tools aimed at helping people deal with anxiety, …

Mental Health

You are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger

What are the chances of finding your exact lookalike? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s on your passport. It’s how criminals are identified in a line-up. It’s how you’re recognised by old friends on the street, even after years apart. Your face: it’s so tangled up with your identity, soon it may be all …

7 Portable Snacks for Healthier Midday Munching

When a midday snack attack strikes, be prepared with good-for-you treats—both sweet and salty. Sure, it might be easy to satisfy between-meal …

12 Pokémon Snacks That Will Help You Capture the Elusive Dragonite

Unless you’ve been huddled in a cave for the past week, then you’ve heard of a new app that is taking the world by storm: Pokémon GO. But unlike most video games, which tend to keep players indoors and desk-bound, Pokémon Go asks users to flock to specific neighborhood points of interest on a quest …

Pokémon

Pregnant mental health patient 'pinned to floor'

<b>A mental health trust has launched an investigation after a heavily pregnant patient was allegedly dragged from a seat and pinned to the floor by staff.</b><p>The woman was knocked face down to the floor by a male nurse in a psychiatric hospital, according to a witness.<p>Three members of staff are said to …

Pokemon Go maps will show you where to catch the rarest species

Pokemon Go is well on its way to becoming a global cultural phenomenon. The competitive aspects of the game have users aggressively seeking out the best and the brightest Pokemon combatants to join their team. As a result, a lot of research is going into identifying where exactly these rare breeds …