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The 10 professions with the most psychopaths

Psychopaths are difficult to spot most of the time. They're not the "Jack the Ripper" caricatures you see in films or read about in books. Often, psychopaths appear normal, which makes them hard to identify.<p>In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, someone with a …

Psychology

There's even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain

In a world dominated by celebrity fad diets that range from absurd, like Reese Witherspoon's alleged "baby-food diet," to absurdly unaffordable, such as the $200 "moon dust"-infused smoothie that Gwyneth Paltrow drinks, many people don't believe there's a single best diet for your health.<p>But a …

Holistic Medicine

The PC's 5-year slump might be coming to an end

For the past several years, the PC market has largely told the same dismal story: shipments are down, mobile is taking over the world, and there's no relief in sight. However, there's a glimmer of hope... depending on who you ask, anyway. IDC estimates that PC shipments increased by 0.6 percent …

The Porsche 911 R Is Already a Half-Million-Dollar Car (at Least)

Well, that didn’t take long. Sure, we knew the Porsche 911 R was desirable. It’s probably—no, certainly—the most desirable of the current, 991 generation of 911 (although Porsche nerds surely know the R technically is based on the 991.1 series rather than the 991.2 on sale today). It’s also rare, …

Sports Cars

A lot of new cars have an innovative, high-tech transmission — but consumers don't like it

Electric cars have lightning acceleration, but because they effectively have only one gear, they can feel a bit space-age and technical after that initial burst of speed.<p>Plenty of drivers grew up on that visceral sense of having the car shift through the gears with an automatic transmission.<p>Plenty …

Amazon's cloud is bigger than Microsoft, Google and IBM combined, researcher says

In its latest quarterly analysis, the market research firm says that AWS accounted for 45% of the revenue generated by public "infrastructure as a service" (IaaS) providers.<p>IaaS is the cloud market that Amazon helped to pioneer. It's where companies rent computers and storage over the internet, …

Automakers could be making a big mistake with their big bets on electric cars

A century later, electric vehicles are staging a tepid comeback: they now make up about 1% of global auto sales.<p>The EV market goes through what I think of as evolution-and-extinction cycles. In the 1990s, General Motors introduced the EV-1, only to kill off the car after building just over 1,000.<p>We …

Electric Vehicles

Microsoft just edged out Facebook and proved that it's changed in an important way

Since Satya Nadella took the CEO job at Microsoft in 2014, the company's views towards open source have evolved. Microsoft has embraced open source, and even supports the open source Linux operating system on its Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.<p>And if you didn't believe the love is real, …

Microsoft

2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon Review: The World's Best Wagon

The Soul of the E-Class Line<p>If the E-Class sedan is the heart of Mercedes-Benz, the E-Class wagon is its soul. One-in-three E-Class models sold in Europe is a wagon, and it’s one-in-two in Germany. Benz has blinged up and worked out in recent years, flaunting glittery high-lux interiors and …

Scare Everyone With This 1991 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more menacing-looking car for sale.<p>How do you make a Charger Hellcat look like it's trying too hard? Park a Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer next to it. The old Merc might be down on horsepower compared with the Hellcat (385 hp vs. 707 hp), but it oozes attitude in a way the …

Facebook just rubbed one of Google's biggest missed opportunities in its face

While Facebook's chat app, Messenger, has more than 1 billion monthly users, Google lacks a super-popular messaging app and Marcus highlighted that missed opportunity on stage:<p>"If you look at the SMS experience on Android for instance, it's kind of a no-brainer to want to use Messenger, because the …

Apps

Our 63 Most Popular Recipes On Pinterest - Genius Kitchen

recipe<p>"I was looking for the Cheesecake Factory recipe and found this awesome one! The flavor was outstanding and it tasted just like the …

Cooking

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Blu's Pure XR brings 3D Touch to Android for $299

Right on schedule, Blu has followed up last year's Pure XL with its latest affordable, feature-heavy (and unlocked) Android phone: the $299 4G LTE Pure XR. On its face, the XR version sports a curved, 5.5-inch 1080p SuperAMOLED screen with a (possibly trademark infringing) "3D Touch" feature …

Get ready to say goodbye to a lot of electric cars

Since then, the EV market has been dominated by the single significant survivor, Tesla, and by the experiments of the major automakers. The best-known example of the latter is probably the Nissan Leaf.<p>But various other all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids dot the automotive landscape. And they …

Photographer seeking $1 billion from Getty Images

An accomplished photographer who lets the public use thousands of her images of America for free has sued the Getty Images photo agency for more than $1 billion, saying it is improperly selling her work to customers and threatening those who don't pay.<p>The photographer, Carol Highsmith, whose work …

Art Galleries

You Need to Try Orgasmic Meditation — Here's Why

Take responsibility for your orgasm and you just might feel more confident in all other aspects of your life.<p>"Orgasmic meditation" sounds New Age-y, but this super-focused practice of getting to the big O with your partner could be secret to not just a happier relationship, but a happier life. OM …

Meditation

Deep Space Radiation Caused Heart Problems For Apollo Astronauts

The Apollo astronauts — the first men to land on the moon — took a giant leap for mankind. But the deep space radiation that dosed the men who left the Earth's orbit may have damaged their hearts, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science.<p>The number of deaths due to heart …

Space Science

China is building the world's largest city — and it already has more people than South Korea

With a current population of roughly 57 million housed inside a 15,000-square-mile perimeter, the Pearl River Delta is a region roughly the size of West Virginia but with 30 times more people.<p>It's made up of the cities of Shenzhen, Dongguan, Huizhou, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Guangzhou, Foshan, …

China

BMW wins LAPD electric car contract, beating Tesla

German automaker<p>BMWhas beaten California-basedTesla Motors Inc. by winning a contract to supply theLos Angeles Police Departmentwith 100 electric cars.<p>BMW is leasing 100 of its i3 all-electric plug-in vehicles, which the LAPD plans to use for community outreach and other police business — but not …

Electric Vehicles

The 20 most expensive homes for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area are some of the most expensive housing markets in America.<p>House prices fell 1.8% since March of last year, the first drop of its kind in four years, but the housing in the Bay Area still carries a hefty price tag.<p>Using data provided to us from Zillow, the …

China Will Test A 'Straddle Bus' That Drives Over Cars

To help alleviate smog and transportation issues<p>If you've ever imagined yourself driving a monster truck over rush hour traffic, there might be a real job for you some day as a straddle bus driver.<p>Population-burdened transit systems in China may have a new and cheap solution in the form of a bus …

Transportation

This self-driving car company is on fire

One of the hottest tech stocks of the past year and a half is helping to make driverless cars a reality.<p>Nvidia (NVDA), a company most well known for graphics processing chips used for video games, has also developed the Drive PX autonomous car computer and Drive CX digital cockpit.<p>Nvidia's …

Mercedes-Benz

Now Germany Is Accusing FIAT of Running Dirty Diesels

Shares in Fiat Chrysler (fcau) fell more than 5 percent on Monday after Germany’s Bild newspaper reported that the carmaker could be banned from …

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

The Brain

VW fixed the problem of dirty backup cameras with this simple technology

The car is loads of fun, has an amazing audio system, and is pretty cheap, at less than $25,000.<p>But it also has a nifty feature that no driver is ever going to see — although he or she might <i>hear</i> it, and it solves a problem that every driver with a backup camera has faced when the weather gets rough.<p>…

Google says it won't kill Hangouts — even though it just released a competing app

Today, engineer Erik Kay announced the fruits of their labor on stage at its IO developers conference: A new smart messaging app called Allo that integrates Google services like YouTube, Maps, and Search, and will serve up "smart replies" and let users of the app chat with a new virtual …

Why You Need to Keep Lifting Weights, Even When You're Old AF

Lats and longevity.<p>Time for the weekly (daily, monthly, hourly—we aren't particularly regimented) swole report.<p>According to a study out of Penn State, putting time into weight lifting leads to a longer life for older adults. Science Daily reports that of the total surveyed population, folks who …

Exercise

Bunker Mentality: A Brilliant XSR700 from Istanbul

Ever since Yamaha threw the wraps off the XSR700, we’ve been dying to see it customized. We’ve ridden it and love it—but admit that its design can be polarizing. The real test is to see how well it responds to wrenching.<p>Now Yamaha have answered the call. They’ve slotted the XSR700 into their Yard …

These Are the Best and Worst Times to Buy a Used Car

Timing is everything.<p>In the market for a used car? According to a new study from iSeeCars.com, the winter and holiday season can be an excellent time to buy. Meanwhile, if it's spring or summer, you may want to see if you can hold off for a few months and wait for better deals.<p>The website analyzed …

Used Cars