Erin L

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When her best friend died, she used artificial intelligence to keep talking to him

Running a startup had worn him down, and he was prone to periods of melancholy<p>To Kuyda, every suggestion seemed inadequate<p>Kuyda found herself rereading the endless text messages her friend had sent her<p>There had to be a reevaluation of death and sorrow<p>It seemed to Kuyda that people were more honest …

How *Crazy Ex-Girlfriend*'s Rachel Bloom Survived the Worst Depression of Her Life

<i>Rachel Bloom, TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, opens up about the anxiety that told her she would fail—during a milestone year. As told to Emily Mahaney</i><p>In the pilot episode of <i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i>, my character Rebecca googles, “How long can a person go without sleep?” It may seem like a weird thing to look …

An excruciating story of American addiction | The Washington Post

Published on July 23, 2016<p><b>FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.</b><p>She had already made it through one last night alone under the freeway bridge, through the vomiting and shakes of withdrawal, through cravings so intense she’d scraped a bathroom floor searching for leftover traces of heroin. It had now been 12 days …

3 Travel Tools Millennials Use and You Should Too

How to save time, money and discover local hidden gems with these new travel tools that Millennials are using to elevate their game.<p>Travel planning can be nothing short of a hassle.<p>Luckily, the market is full of new tools to improve your experience. The problem is finding the products that really …

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

The start-up that promises hotel guests the lowest prices

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1239000/1239741_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532524352_b72fa6675c2ded51b4ab0e2c04833ebd<p><b>Frequent travellers can face a host of problems when it comes to unpalatable hotel options.</b><p>Consider the unreliable plumbing, dated wallpaper, and …

Startups

Airbnb will now tell you how to really 'live' where you vacation

Airbnb wants to be more than a short-term rental booking service, and is doubling down on presenting its hosts as local experts for visitors.<p>The …

Where to Stay, Explore, and Party in Iceland

Cynthia Rowley shares highlights from her recent trip to Björk's homeland.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of ELLE.</b><p>Over the course of her career in fashion, Cynthia Rowley has designed dresses and handbags, obviously, but also wet suits, office supplies, and even beds (her …

5 Holiday Spices That Could Help Boost Health

The holidays are here, and we are all getting ready to head into the kitchen to make that favorite meal. Most of us associate holiday food with overindulgence and sneaking in ingredients that we would not normally eat. Thankfully, some holiday dishes are actually loaded with healthy ingredients. …

Spices

How Stress Affects Your Goals and Habits

Whether you like it or not, stress plays a significant role in your life.<p>Not all stress is bad. It can build resilience and enhance performance. Chronic stress, on the other hand, can wreak havoc on our brains and bodies.<p>It also has a profound effect on our behavior. Not just where we focus our …

Will Power

The smoked corpses of Aseki

“There were 14 corpses in total, arranged on bamboo scaffolding in life-like positions or curled up like foetuses inside large baskets.”<p>The Anga people live in Papua New Guinea's Aseki District, a fringe highland region so detached from the modern world that even the regular passing of mist is …

Gamer Uses Raspberry Pi Zero to Cram Entire Game Console into Old Xbox Controller

Not many things can be had for five bucks nowadays, much less a full-on single board computer. That notion was recently destroyed last month when Raspberry Pi released their ultra-small model Zero, which sports a single-core 1GHz ARM-11 CPU, Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU, and 512Mb of RAM.<p>While the …

Raspberry Pi

Don’t Let Secondhand Stress Affect Your Mood

Our brains are hardwired to pick up on and spread others’ emotions. Whether it’s an angry taxi driver or a harried boss, just seeing someone look stressed can make us feel anxious too. This is a real problem in open office plans, where you can see everyone’s nonverbals, so it’s important to find …

How This TV Host's Healthy-Eating Obsession Led Her To Lose Half Her Body Weight

Today on British talk show <i>This Morning</i>, 35-year-old sports presenter Carrie Armstrong detailed her crushing battle with orthorexia nervosa, …

Return to Final Fantasy 14 for free up to 96 hours in December

Have you dropped your <i>Final Fantasy 14</i> subscription since the release of its first expansion pack, <i>Heavensward</i>, this past summer? Or maybe you played for a while back when the MMO launched but haven't touched it recently? Whatever the case, if you've had an account at some point but haven't …

The morning habit that boosts your libido big time

What if there was a way that you could have more and better sex—and all it would take is a few minutes a day?<p>Plus, you’d also end up with a stronger immune system and more restful sleep.<p>Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. In a word: meditation.<p>“Ask yourself why aren’t you having as much sex as you …

5 Ways to Banish Negative Self-Talk for Good

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Erica Bartlett has spent most of her adult life saying horrible things to herself. As a heavy teenager, her greatest hits included: "I'm so ugly. No one will ever be attracted to me. I can't stand to see how big I look in the mirror. I …

Self-help

Personal Trainer to Star Athletes Knows How to Make Them Suffer

Mackie Shilstone designs punishing workouts for Serena Williams and other clients and is no less demanding of himself<p>Mackie Shilstone, the fitness guru and personal trainer to pro athletes including tennis ace Serena Williams and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, has a high tolerance for …

Serena Williams

You Asked: What’s the Best Stress Relief Method?

When it comes to quelling stress, there are dozens of research-backed remedies. But the most effective treatment is always going to be the one you …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

7 Ways to Lose Weight When You're Broke

(And although Kraft may be eliminating the radioactive-orange coloring from its Mac ‘n’ Cheese, it’s still not going to do you any favors.) Thing is, …

Nutrition

Researchers design first artificial ribosome

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the …

The Six Weirdest Ancient Roman Ideas About The Human Body

Given our 21st century understanding of medicine, in which scientists can grow or 3D print new organs, the ancient Romans may seem fantastically clueless about human anatomy and disease. But until Anders Vesalius revolutionized the study of anatomy in the 16th century, Western medicine was …

Ancient History

Can You Choose To Be Happy?

I was depressed. I was very depressed. I had tried medication and found the side effects too high a price to pay for joy. I had tried yoga and …

Empathetic People Have Physical Differences in Their Brains, Study Finds

New research has opened up questions that it may be possible to lose your empathetic ability over time or that it could even possibly be increased …

19 Ab-Sculpting Pilates Moves You Can Do At Home

With Pilates-style fitness methods popping up all over, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Pilates was developed by German …

This is the rare PlayStation console built by Sony and Nintendo

Long before Sony and Nintendo were rivals, the two companies were partners for a brief time. In 1988, the duo started work on SNES-CD, a video game media format that was supposed to augment the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for higher-capacity CDs. In 1991 at the Consumer Electronics Show …

Retrogaming