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7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Prison worker in spotlight after brazen New York escape

<b>Dickinson Center, New York (CNN) —</b> Almost as soon as guards discovered that two convicted murderers had broken out of a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, the talk began that someone must have helped them. The tools they used, the knowledge they had and the intricacy of their plan left …

Google launches all-out assault on mobile advertising, cross-device conversion, and in-store ROI

Just weeks after the much-hyped “mobilegeddon” search engine shift designed to promote mobile-friendly websites, Google launched an all-out assault on the mobile advertising ecosystem today.<p>The provider of the now-venerable AdWords self-serve advertising platform announced new interactive ad …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

This Is The Texting Service Undocumented Immigrants Are Using To Avoid Police

PaseLaVoz is a peer-to-peer texting service that undocumented immigrants across the South use to alert one another about police checkpoints. Its success suggests potential for technologies designed to help the undocumented navigate life in America.<p>When Alfredo Rodriguez and his friends sit around a …

Lenovo third-quarter profit beats estimates on smartphone boost

Lenovo's Q3 net income declined 4.6 percent to $253 million, but the company came in better than expected after its Motorola acquisition.<p>Lenovo recorded a drop in third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as it expanded its footprint in the smartphone market.<p>The China-based PC giant …

Rich People Are Less Sad—But They Aren't Any Happier Than The Rest Of Us

Life is a little less miserable when you can throw money at your problems.<p>There is a lot of research to suggest that richer people are more satisfied with their lives than poorer people, at least up to a certain point when their most important needs are met. But life satisfaction is different from …

Is internet addiction real?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/lasse<p>The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In …