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Marrying the Right Person Makes You More Successful, According to Science

Marry for love, and if you're lucky, you might get a lot more.<p>Lots of factors go into success. Your mindset plays a huge role. Developing greater determination, willpower, and grit (because they <i>can</i> be developed) is key. Being more likable makes a huge difference. (And, yes, you can develop that …

Self-improvement

This One Simple Change Can Boost Your Motivation, According To Science

Got motivation?<p>If you're already having a tough time keeping your new year's resolution, try this scientific approach to motivating yourself to do better, according to a new video (above) released by the YouTube series ASAPScience on Thursday.<p>"It turns out that 'play' is the strongest motivator for …

Motivation

Science: French Fries May Be Healthier Than Salad

A new study monitoring the rise of blood sugar levels among people who consumed identical meals suggests diets are not one-size-fits-all.

Research

Are You Paying Attention? Brain Connections Predict How Well You Concentrate

<b>During a 1959 television appearance, Jack Kerouac was asked how long it took him to write his novel On The Road. His response – three weeks – amazed</b> …

The Brain

How Many Laser Pointers Would It Take to Kill a Human?

Everybody knows not to shine laser pointers in your eye. They could damage your vision! (Emphasis on <i>could</i>, since your eye’s blink reflex would …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Game Development

This Device Turns Any Gun Into An Anti-Drone Ray

The DroneDefender is a 10-lb add-on for electronic warfare<p>The Battelle DroneDefender is a rifle made for electronic warfare, as first reported by <i>Motherboard</i>. The gun looks like a hodgepodge of science fiction props strapped together. Despite its appearance, it’s not made to fire any projectile. …

Drones

10 things iOS 9 can do that you can’t do in iOS 8

After the typical multi-month beta period that began this past summer at WWDC 2015, Apple released iOS 9 to the general public on Wednesday. Millions …

You Can Buy Amazon's New Super-Cheap Tablet in a 6-Pack

Amazon wants to sell you a new tablet — or six.<p>The online retail giant on Thursday announced a new 7-inch tablet called the Fire that will retail for …

Shopping

With new Fire TV and tablets, Amazon's rivalry with Apple heats up

The new hardware includes a $50 tablet and an updated Fire TV set-top box. Amazon's strategy differs from Apple's high-end approach but puts the two giants in more intense competition than ever.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- David Limp, Amazon's devices chief, puts two tablets on the table. One is a 10.1-inch …

San Francisco

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

Apps

Polaroid updates its adorable cube-shaped action camera with Wi-Fi

Polaroid's tiny, water-resistant Cube action camera just got a wireless upgrade.<p>At CE Week in New York City, the company announced on Thursday a new …

19 Of The Best "Secret" Fast Food Menu Items

I'm here for the McGangBang.

Cotton Candy

Best Stomach Fat Burning Foods to Get Flat Belly Fast

If you have been wondering how to lose your stomach fat fast, then the best way is to start eating foods that burn belly fat along with regular …

Peugeot's transforming food truck is a mobile French bistro for 30

The French know <i>a thing or two</i> about good food, so it makes sense that they'd weigh in on the mobile culinary trend, too. Peugeot's Design Lab created the "Le Bistrot du Lion:" a transforming vehicle that offers cafe-style seating for up to 30 people. The van's entire side panel opens to reveal a …

Peugeot

What date stamps on groceries really mean

I used to be one of those people who panicked when I saw that the date stamped on my yogurt, milk, or eggs had passed. I was blind to whether it said "sell by" or "use by": if the date had passed it went straight to the trash, no questions asked. It turns out I probably wasted a whole lot of money …

Transform Comfort Food into Muscle-Building Fuel

<b>Burger</b> <b><br>What's so bad?:</b> Ground beef is shot through with fat, and that white-bread bun offers little but rapidly digested simple sugars.<p><b>Make it better:</b> Start with extra-lean ground beef—if you don't overcook it, it'll taste great. Chop up some onions and thawed frozen spinach and mix them into the …

40 Foods with Superpowers

<b>Alaskan King Crab</b><b><br>Bone Builder</b><br>High in protein and low in fat, the sweet flesh of the king crab is spiked with zinc—a whopping 7 milligrams per 3.5-ounce serving. "Zinc is an antioxidant, but more important, it helps support healthy bone mass and immune function," says Susan Bowerman, assistant …

Mobile

The Best Surface 3 Easter Egg

Today is Surface 3 review day for hardware kids — video incoming, I promise — meaning that the media is mostly getting its first full day with the new Microsoft tablet hybrid. The device is much as we expected it to be, a less expensive Surface Pro 3 in a smaller package.<p>Most importantly, however, …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge teardown: Hard to repair, expensive to produce

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, with its beautifully curved but not very useful screen, is perhaps the company's most intriguing smartphone yet — on the …

Tracking Tag Uses Cell Towers Instead Of GPS To Find Your Stuff

Suggested music for the TV ad: Daft Punk's "Around the World"<p>Knowing where you are--or where your stuff is--is sometimes a challenge. iTraq wants to help fix that by providing a tag about the size of a credit card that can report its location anywhere in the world.<p>Existing location tags mostly use …

Daft Punk

Intel's made a tinier, longer-range depth camera for phones

Intel's been a huge backer of gesture control plus 3D scanning, and so far it's managed to integrate its RealSense technology into select desktops, laptops, tablets and even drones. The missing piece of the puzzle? Smartphones. But that's no longer the case with Intel's latest RealSense camera, as …

Google Open-sources its Santa Tracker Project

Although it’s four months after Christmas, Google is still in the holiday spirit. Today, it’s open-sourced its Santa Tracker project, which includes apps for the Web, Android and Android Wear.<p>The source code is available on GitHub, and should help developers get a better idea of how to build sites …

These Are the Best In-Ear Headphones Under $40

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Gear & Gadgets

Teardown shows Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is tough to repair

The smartphone, which has a curved screen at the edge, received a score of three out of 10 for repairability from iFixit.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is not especially friendly to DIYers, according to iFixit.<p>The smartphone, set for release on Friday, was the subject of a teardown from iFixit, which …

Mobile Technology

5 Muscle-Building Eating Tips For Hardgainers

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Justin Woltering <b><br>Height:</b> 6'3" <b><br>Weight:</b> 220 lbs <b><br>Occupation:</b> Entrepreneur, artist, fitness expert, Dymatize athlete <b><br>Websites:</b> …