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Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Mindfulness

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Twitter starts tracking which other apps are on its users' phones

Twitterwants to know which apps are on its users' mobile devices, so this week, its own app began to collect that information automatically.<p>The idea is to use that information to "build a more tailored experience," the San Francisco company says. That figures into determining which targeted ads and …

Delusions and hallucinations may be the keys that unlock psychosis

The symptoms of psychosis were once dismissed as the meaningless product of diseased brains. A new report recommends clinicians take them more seriously<p>“Although it is a waste of time to argue with a paranoid patient about his delusions, he may still be persuaded to keep them to himself, to repress …

7 Intelligent Gifts For Tech Savvy Children

The culture of gift giving troubles me–all that buying and spending in a country where the majority of us already carry too much debt.<p>Still, every year relatives ask me what they can buy my children during the holiday season. When I was younger, I resisted. I stepped onto my soapbox and gave some …

Which desktop 3D printer should you buy this holiday season?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: MakeX<p>If you’re an early adopter who is more likely to buy a drone or a smartwatch than a big screen this holiday …

Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims

Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals<p>When archaeologists discovered graves in Poland where the dead had been buried with sickles across their throats and rocks under their chins, they …

Caroline de Maigret on the One Thing That Makes You Look Like a Parisian

We chat with Caroline de Maigret—Parisian It girl, hair icon and Lancome muse—about the secrets to her effortless style and why fashion is feminist.<p>Harper's BAZAAR: There's a cultural obsession with being Parisian—what inspired you to want to add to that conversation and write your own</b> …

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Police say naked man crashed through ceiling, attacked elderly man at Boston airport

Massachusetts State Police say a man stripped inside a women's bathroom at Boston's Logan Airport, climbed into a drop ceiling, crashed through it and landed on the floor, then assaulted an elderly man while he was still naked and bleeding.<p>Police say Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, will be arraigned …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Indonesia's female police officers subjected to 'virginity tests'

Women hoping to join Indonesia's police force are subjected to 'two-finger virginity tests', a human rights group has found<p>Women who want to join Indonesia’s national police force are forced to have "virginity tests", a human rights group has found.<p>The “two-finger test” involves a medical expert …

The 'Men, Women & Children' Trailer Teaches a Powerful Lesson About Texting

To text or not to text, that is the question.<p>The first teaser trailer for "Men, Women & Children," the film from Jason Reitman ("Juno," "Up in the Air"), has not a single line of spoken dialogue, yet the premise is crystal clear. In our technology-obsessed age, we're all constantly on our phones -- …

Fantasy football could cost businesses $13.4 billion a season

It became pretty clear that the World Cup ended up draining productivity in the U.S., but one study shows that the NFL’s fantasy football may also be …

Photographer Makes Hip Hop Star Literally Hip Hop Around to Create Impressive Hyperlapse Music Video

Time-lapse and hyper-lapse photographer Patrick Cheung finished up his latest project a month ago after deciding to challenge himself to produce …

Indonesian girl swept away by 2004 tsunami reunited with parents after 10 years

Four-year-old Raudhatul Jannah had been given up for dead by her parents after she was swept from her home<p>An Indonesian couple has claimed to have found their daughter who got swept away by the 2004 tsunami, describing it as a “miracle from god”, and now also hope to recover their son.<p>Raudhatul …

Natural Disasters

How to Create a Ridiculously Interesting Magazine (In Four Steps or Maybe Less)

MagMaker / July 16, 2014<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, sharing photos, posting social updates, or curating a magazine on Flipboard: if …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

RollEvac Military Med-Evacuation Vehicle Concept to Carry Wounded Soldiers to Army Medical Center

<b>RollEvac</b> is a Military Med-Evacuation Vehicle Concept Monocycle which can be very useful in combat to carry wounded soldiers. During the war or …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

13 Unglamorous Things About Living In New York City

From the cost of rent to the subway smells, the things Carrie Bradshaw didn't warn you about.<p>Last week a study found that New York City was deemed the unhappiest city in America. While this may come as a surprise to some, us New Yorkers have a lot of not-so-pleasant things that we deal with on a …

New York City

If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life

People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their lives by about three years, according to a new study.<p>Researchers examined the exercise habits of more than 55,000 adults in the Dallas area who were monitored …

Sneaky Concealer Tricks To Fake A Flawless Face

Most of us could do it with our eyes closed at this point: A few carefully curated sweeps of concealer beneath the eyes and dots atop any blemishes …

Makeup

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Internet of Things

Master the Art of Panning With These 9 Useful Tips

Panning is a technique where you pan your camera to follow the motion of your subject and render motion blur to the background but capture the …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

Satellites, power and water supplies would have been hit if billion-ton plasma cloud had erupted from sun a week earlier<p>The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, …