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Why time management is ruining our lives | Oliver Burkeman

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

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Fitbit formally announces that it is buying smartwatch maker Pebble

The acquisition excludes Pebble’s hardware products<p>Digital health and fitness-tracking company Fitbit has just officially announced that it is buying key assets from smartwatch startup Pebble, after reports emerged last week that a deal between the two was close to being completed.<p>Fitbit co-founder …

Justice Department to monitor Tuesday's election in 28 states

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Personnel from the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division will be deployed to polling sites in 28 states to monitor Tuesday’s election, five more than it monitored in the 2012 election, the department said on Monday.<p>Workers prepare for the election night event for …

The races that could flip the Senate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Democrats enter the final days of the campaign season with a clear shot to take the Senate majority, with seven GOP seats at serious risk of flipping and only one of theirs that could slip away.<p>But a new wildcard has entered the mix: Wisconsin -- a seat long thought to be a Democratic lock …

Donald Trump Has Brought On Countless Controversies In An Unlikely Campaign

When Donald Trump decided to run for president — after flirting with politics for many years, and gaining a following on the right for questioning President Obama's birthplace — the real estate developer and businessman from Queens was dismissed and laughed at by political observers. Many largely …

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 5, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in …

Ukraine Orders Its Troops Out Of Crimea As G-7 Meets On Crisis

Ukraine announced the pullout of its troops from Crimea after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula and took control of the military bases there. The decision comes as President Obama arrived in the Netherlands on Monday for a summit of the G-7 group of industrialized nations that is certain to …

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Snapchat User Name and Phone Numbers Allegedly Leaked Affecting 4.6M

If you’re a Snapchat user, then you might be interested to know that someone <i>may</i> have found a way to save the usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts. The website SnapchatDB.info allows anyone to simply grab either as a SQL dump or a CSV text file information that the creators claim was …

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a <i>Lion King</i> performance put on by employees at the …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Researchers report security flaw in Samsung's Galaxy S4

Here's some Grinchy news for those of you who put Samsung's Galaxy S4 on your holiday wish list: Israeli researchers have identified a vulnerability in the smartphone that allegedly allows a hacker to easily intercept secure data.<p>Samsung told CNET and other news outlets that it's looking into the …

Apple awarded stocking full of patents, including heart monitor

The US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple 23 patents, including one for an embedded heart-rate monitor that might just be of interest to those on the watch for all things iWatch.<p>The most notable of the bunch -- which range from Apple Store display stands to data storage management …

Phonebloks: a utopian world where smartphones are a bit more like Legos

We hate to open too negatively here, but let's just say that this seems like one of those ideas that's just too good to be true. But heck, much stranger things have happened in the world of consumer electronics, and certainly the maker and crowdfunding communities have gone a ways toward helping us …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft loses top engineer to Google

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a former distinguished engineer at Microsoft, is joining Google. Agüera y Arcas originally joined Microsoft in 2006 after the software giant acquired his Seadragon startup. He was a key software architect who helped develop and build Microsoft’s Bing Maps service and its …

China safely lands rover on the moon

BEIJING — State media say China has safely carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades.<p>State television showed pictures of the moon's surface as the Chang'e 3 lander touched down Saturday evening.<p>The lander carries a moon rover called "Jade Rabbit" …

Humans Make Up Less Than 40 Percent of the Internet’s Traffic

The human race is a minority on the Internet. And no, it's not because your pets have all of a sudden gotten computer-savvy.<p>A recent report published …

What do Americans think of their role in the world?

For the first time since 1974, more than half of Americans say the US should "mind its own business" with international affairs.<p>This is according to new findings by the non-partisan Pew Research Center and Council on Foreign Relations poll, America's Place in the World, conducted every four years …

Sorry, GOP: You’ve still got Rosa Parks wrong

<b>Rosa Parks (AP/Paul Warner)</b><p>Pretending her iconic arrest came out of nowhere still warps how we look at fast food strikes or Wal-Mart arrests<p>Josh Eidelson<p>December 2, 2013 5:57pm (UTC)<p>The Republican Party reinforced its less-than-glowing civil rights reputation with a Sunday tweet celebrating Rosa …

Booker shuns spotlight

Cory Booker had just cast the most controversial vote of his young Senate career to gut the chamber’s filibuster rules.<p>But as he walked out of the chamber, he held his tongue.<p>“I got a lot of thoughts,” he told POLITICO, “but I’m not going to share them right now.”<p>Booker is staying unusually quiet …

Subaru Runs Laps Around The Rest Of The Auto Industry

Subaru continues to be in a class by itself in terms of higher sales, having already set an all-time U.S. sales record as of October.<p>Sales for November and December will merely pad the record and make it even bigger. Subaru of America Inc., based in Cherry Hill, N.J., was expected to report …

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

David Cameron sidelines Dalai Lama as he heads to China on major trade visit

David Cameron has agreed not to meet the Dalai Lama in the foreseeable future, as he sets off on a major trade visit to China<p>The Prime Minister is taking a plane load of small business leaders to China in a bid to win deals for British business on the trip next week. It is his second visit to China …