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10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

5 Body Positive Rules Serena Williams Will Pass Along to Her Baby Daughter

In <i>Vogue's</i> February cover story, Serena Williams opens up about the euphoria of creating another life, the self-discovery that comes from nurturing said life alongside husband and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and the frightening health scare that followed the birth of her first child, Alexis …

Serena Williams

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How

The study shows the wrong kind of youth movement--one of rising perfectionism. Here's why it's bad, and what to do.<p>I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay …

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids

This 2-step tool can bring them out of chaos and into confidence. It works for grownups, too.<p>My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing …

How Do You Protect Your Daughter From Mean Girls?

When I was growing up, my family moved across cities and continents: By the time I was twelve, I’d had eight different homes in three countries and had attended five different schools. In each new situation, I aimed to keep my head down, learn the ropes, and fit in as best I could, though my cheeks …

Parenting

China is reportedly closing cryptocurrency exchanges, so bitcoin and ether are crashing

China’s authorities are planning to shut down the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges, a sweeping move that will effectively close the market for trading of all digital currencies, including bitcoin and ether, in addition to the digital tokens issued by the red-hot “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) …

You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K.

Today’s college students desperately want to change the world, but too many think that living a meaningful life requires doing something extraordinary and attention-grabbing like becoming an Instagram celebrity, starting a wildly successful company or ending a humanitarian crisis.<p>Having idealistic …

'My Absolute Darling' Is Hard To Read, Harder To Put Down

Just a few pages into <i>My Absolute Darling</i>, Martin Alveston quizzes his 14-year-old daughter, Turtle, on her vocabulary; it's a subject the young girl is having considerable trouble with at her middle school. Frustrated by his daughter's progress, Martin tosses her notebook across the room, and …

Middle School

Pixel 2 launching on October 5 with Snapdragon 836: Evan Blass

The next generation of Google handsets may arrive on October 5, according to the well-connected Evan Blass.<p>If Blass is right – and he usually is – the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be introduced almost exactly a year after the original Pixels. The two new phones – manufactured by HTC and LG – will …

Google Pixel 2: Announcement rumored for October 5th, Snapdragon 836 under the hood

With Samsung announcing the Note 8 today and LG unveiling the V30 next week, the Google Pixel 2 is really the only other flagship that we are currently anticipating for the latter half of 2017. Thanks to a new leak, we might just know when Google’s latest and greatest will be officially shown …

Google Pixel

Disney Uses Big Data, IoT And Machine Learning To Boost Customer Experience

Disney is known for fiercely protecting the magic behind the curtain that makes the “Most Magical Place on Earth” hum. Even though we may not know all their secrets, we do know Disney masterminds are leveraging Big Data in innovative ways to improve the experience of those who walk through the …

Disney World

We Let Technology Monitor Everything We Do. Now It's Changing Us In Spooky Ways

A mere decade or two ago, the dystopian surveillance state seemed like something out of, well, a dystopian novel or movie. Now Big Brother is always watching. No matter where you are. Even if you aren’t <i>anywhere.</i> In The 21st century, the abyss is always gazing at you. Cartoon by Shannon Wheeleri<p><b>See</b> …

Virtual reality hangout AltspaceVR will close in August

Say goodbye to the virtual universe.<p>AltspaceVR, the social app that's sort of like <i>Second Life</i> for the Gear VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, "can't afford to keep the virtual lights on" anymore. The company has announced that it's closing down the application on August 3rd, 10 PM Eastern, due to …

Virtual Reality

New research shows “digital natives” are no better at technology than the rest of us

Marketers and social theorists love to talk about digital natives. This group is supposedly a generation of early adopters under the age of about 35, uniquely adept at technology compared to their older counterparts. But according to a recent editorial in <i>Nature</i>, these digital natives are a figment …

Donald Trump has 'dangerous mental illness', say psychiatry experts at Yale conference

Donald Trump has a “dangerous mental illness” and is not fit to lead the US, a group of psychiatrists has warned during a conference at Yale …

Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websites

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia, the government's website showed on Sunday.<p>The law, already approved by the Duma, the lower house of parliament, will ban the use of virtual private networks …

Vladimir Putin

13 Not-So-Obvious Signs of Cheating

Most of us tend to give our partners the benefit of the doubt as far as fidelity goes. But the truth is, one in four relationships involves cheating, while only half of cheaters confess—which means that about one-eighth of the people in relationships are involved with someone who secretly isn't …

This is how the blue light in your smart phone is ruining your skin

Another reason to put the phone down<p>We all know that technology probably is ruining our social lives (IRL, that is) and that it’s almost certainly …

Google taught AI parkour, so it looks like our future robot masters will be pretty lame

Google's DeepMind wanted to push its AI to do more than just win all the time — they wanted to teach it "sophisticated motor control" like jumping, …

Bite Helper might be the mosquito bite conqueror you've been searching for

My leg is itchy. Not all of it, just the now-healing spot where a mosquito bit me over the weekend. The scab is tiny, indicating I barely scratched …

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Lowbrow Paintings of Disney Characters

<i>Disney’s Bastards</i> is a series of paintings, created by French artist Gilen Bousquet, where he features a new, low brow take on some of the most …

Get To Know Rising Alternative-Pop Star Hana

Grimes chats with her touring companion about Monet, fighting Paul Ryan, and how to get over writer’s block<p><i>The following feature appears in the June/July issue of</i> NYLON. <i>Every year we scour the music scene to round up the best rising acts for our annual music issue. This time around, Charli XCX</i> …

Unorthodox Photography Composition Techniques

Some ideas for you to make more dynamic compositions:<p>One. Unorthodox Composition: Place Your Subject on Bottom of Frame With Negative Space Above<p>I …

Harvard Study Shows Smoking Marijuana Improves Cognitive Function

Scientific findings indicate that pot use improves cognitive performance.<p><i>Editor's note: This column has been updated to provide attribution to original sources.</i><p>Preliminary evidence from a new study led by Harvard Medical School Affiliate McLean Hospital's Staci Gruber, PhD, suggests that medical …

What America's most prestigious private schools are making students read this summer

It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at some of America's most prestigious private schools are digging into substantial works this summer. The required or …

Private Schools

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …

This is the battery case every serious iPhone photographer needs

Chances are, if you're serious about iPhone photography, you know all about Moment and its high-quality miniature lenses that attach to the …

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?

Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching<p>Ambar presses her hand to her forehead, nose crinkled in concentration as she considers the question on her screen: how many sevens in 91? The ten-year-old …

Artificial Intelligence