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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Upgrades Have Serious Problems

This week Microsoft <i>finally went too far.</i> The company’s obsession with forcing as many Windows 10 upgrades as possible saw it descend into dirty tricks more typical of malware. The move has been widely condemned and even one of the company’s loyalist long term supporters labelled it a violation of …

Windows 10

Being Laid Back Just Might Get You Laid More Often, Says Science

Be cool. Don't be all uncool.<p>Love how often you and your partner knock boots? You can go ahead and pat yourself on the back for that, because new research says it’s all thanks to your attitude.<p>A new Florida State University study asked 278 heterosexual newlywed couples to keep daily diaries for two …

If your ex wants to be friends with you, science says they might be a psychopath

It’s the question that will haunt us until the day we die: Should we stay friends with an ex? It’s not an easy feat to accomplish, but it can be …

Healthy Eating

10 Household Things That You're Doing Wrong

These genius household life hacks won't cost you a penny. Posted by Hayley Williams on her YouTube page (which features tons of additional …

Housekeeping

Do Easter Island's Statues Really Have Bodies?

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Filipe Frazao/ShutterstockThe monolithic rock statues of Easter Island have mystified us for centuries. More recently, …

Archaeology

Misadventures in the Fragrance Trade

I have great taste. Call it a God given talent, call it an acquired skill — it is what it is. So when a friend playfully implied that the scent of my candle of choice might be disturbing the neighbors, I wondered: are my eyes deceiving my nose?<p>Luckily for me, Pratt Institute offers a crash-course …

Your Musical Taste Depends On How Empathetic You Are

Do you care more for rules and order, or do you prefer thoughts and emotions? Depending on how you answer this, a group of psychologists at the …

This New Apple Watch Accessory Can Predict a Leading Cause of Strokes

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16 Genius Tricks You Never Thought to Try in the Kitchen

Slice your ice cream? Hey, it's easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the two plates, holding the top plate securely with …

My Husband and I Are in a Four-Way Relationship

"The thing I couldn't get my head around was never having another first kiss."<p>In the last few years, polyamory has become more and more popular—and visible, from Showtime reality show <i>Polyamory: Married and Dating</i> to actress Mo'Nique proudly sharing with the world that her open marriage was her …

Relationships

5 Surprising Bra Facts You Only Learn From Bra Fitters

ILLUSTRATIONS BY ANNA SUDIT.<p>Shopping for intimates is, well, <i>intimate</i>. You can sheepishly poke at some chantilly lace and give a tentative nod to the cheek-revealing undies, but maybe you just want someone to answer a million questions about what those numbers on the tag mean -- and sometimes, it's …

The mites living on your face probably run in your family

For the tiny mites that live on our faces, choosing a landlord may be a family matter<i>.</i><p>Researchers identified four lineages of microscopic <i>Demodex</i> …

Apple deems backdoor unnecessary after FBI screwup

After the Department of Justice today issued a motion to compel Apple to comply with its request to build software that could prove integral in unlocking the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone, Apple has responded with a statement.<p>Within the statement Apple deemed it unnecessary to cooperate in …

Privacy

Articles about app helps you easily envision your next remodel on Dwell.com - Dwell

Move into a mini abode with this roundup of resources on modern small space living.<p>In Japan, where ancient Shinto rituals and Buddhist meditations guide many aspects of daily life, interior design is also...<p>Travel in style to the Emerald City with one of these well designed accommodations.<p>From …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Perfect Netflix Movie for Every Valentine's Day Situation

Compiled in ascending order of drunkenness.<p>Feb 13, 2016<p>If you've found yourself without a Valentine this year, don't despair. You've got the rare chance to celebrate a holiday that is far superior: Galentine's Day! Instead of sitting across from some bozo in the dead of winter, wondering how long …

Bridget Jones

83-year-old math problem solved

It took more than 80 years, but a problem posed by a mathematician who delighted in concocting tricky ones has finally been solved.<p>UCLA mathematician …

5 Kitchen Gadgets We’re Eyeing for 2016

We all know preparing great food is about technique and practice, but a few nifty gadgets can’t hurt.<p>Committing to a kitchen gadget can be tough, …

Scientists say sorry, but speed reading doesn't work

Instead of spending an hour poring over a dense scientific paper I'm writing about, I'd spend just a few minutes and understand everything perfectly.<p>Unfortunately, while there are plenty of businesses out there claiming they could teach me to do just that, a new study suggests those claims are …

Science

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

Psychology