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Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Great American Bromance

A decade ago, it didn’t look like Barack Obama and Joseph Biden had all that much in common. Two men from different generations. One a longtime …

Joe Biden

The future is here: Drones are delivering Domino’s pizzas to customers

It’s a brave new world—for pizza.<p>For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino’s pizza is now just a short drone delivery away. The company announced today that it delivered its first pizzas to actual customers using drones, after testing the service out this summer.<p>To order a …

New Zealand

14 iOS tips and tricks to turn you into an iPhone and iPad master

​​From new Siri smarts to split-screen browsing.​<p>Forget the iPhone 7, you don't need a shiny new smartphone to make the most of Apple's latest mobile …

Apps

You can buy a vacation though Costco — and most people have no idea

In fact, I only became aware of Costco's travel deals in May, when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>Contrary to popular belief, Costco has an extensive travel section. It offers Caribbean vacations, from Puerto Rico to Aruba. You can …

Air Travel

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

5 Ways to Use Evernote You May Not Have Thought About

For a limited time, eligible college students can get a year of Evernote Premium for $17.50 (75% off). You’ve heard that Evernote is a great college …

Productivity

In India, A Rich Food Culture Vanishes From The Train Tracks

Much like armies, train travelers in India march on their stomachs. And this was certainly true when I was a child, growing up in the 1980s, in the southern city of Chennai. My most vivid memories of summer vacations are of overnight train journeys to Hyderabad, to visit my maternal grandparents. …

Family Travel

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We've got some scary news about what happens when you spend too much time watching Netflix

Obviously, an active lifestyle keeps your body healthy: We know that sitting all day is bad for you and that regular exercise can literally save you …

Either Edward Snowden Is Lying—or His Former Boss Is

How much did the NSA leaker really know about the agency’s surveillance? Snowden and the man who supervised him are making radically different claims.<p>…

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

Credit Cards

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

Immunotherapy

Suicidal and detained for my own safety, I saw the mental health system failing

More and more young people are being spat out of hospitals, or waiting three months for therapy when they can’t even make it through the day<p>I was detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. Campus security at my university had called the police when I expressed an intent to harm myself at …

Mental Health

EDITORIAL: Back in last: Tragedy of Nevada education

Once again, the latest report by Education Week shows that Nevada, the Silver State, is having trouble even finding out the the chemical symbol for …

I Get Paid to Write Dating Profiles—Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong

You’ve got your sweatpants on, ordered enough Thai for two but only for one, and there’s a bottle of open booze somewhere in the room — you must be …

Relationships

Photographer Says Disputed 1962 Photo Really Does Show Bernie Sanders

The photographer who captured civil rights efforts at the University of Chicago fifty years ago says that recently discovered evidence proves that a …

Middle-class

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

<b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people who struggle with their weight who have extra low-fat mayonnaise in their fridge? Most processed foods branded as diet, low-fat, light or lighter aren’t what they’re …

Nutrition

If you blinked, you missed when Obama made criminal justice reform history

There has never been a time when a president suggested at the State of the Union that we ought to incarcerate fewer people. Maybe a few words is all it takes<p>Those who watched Barack Obama’s State of the Union on Tuesday might have missed a moment of historical importance in the first minute of his …

New Jersey

Famous Harvard professor says 'sense of humor has disappeared from college campuses'

This time, Dershowitz lamented the supposed demise of humor among college students.<p>"My God, sense of humor has disappeared from college campuses," Dershowitz said on the radio program "The Cats Roundtable" on Sunday.<p>"We have to restore sense of humor, get back to where every idea is freely …

College & University

33 Fast Facts About Love

• In every interaction, we're all asking the same question: "Will you show me what real love is?"<br>• Whether we're creating a special dinner or starting an argument, we're looking for an opportunity to share love.<br>• If we don't love ourselves first, no one else will -- not because we're not lovable, but …

Relationships

On January 20, 2017 Bernie Sanders Will Be Sworn In as America's 45th President

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Bernie Sanders will be sworn in as our nation's 45th president. I explain why Sanders wins the Democratic nomination and presidency in my recent appearance on The Thom Hartmann Program. If you've disagreed with my thought process in the past, just watch the segment and …

Middle-class

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

Put off procrastinating… forever! Tips on how to be more productive

It’s not as hard as you might think to set yourself clear goals<p>New Year’s resolutions can be a rollercoaster of emotions. There are the highs when you set them, imagining with excitement the new life you’re going to be leading, but often also the lows of frustration and procrastination when things …

2016 US presidential election: what happens when … and how

It may seem like the campaign has been going on for an age – it has – but election year has only just begun. Here are the key dates for your calendar<p>After a seemingly endless parade of campaign announcements and abandonments, debates and stump speeches – not to forget weekly controversies born from …

Government

Here's How To Actually Eat Healthier This Year

This one-week clean eating challenge is a healthy eating boot camp that'll teach you how to cook awesome food all year long.<p>It's great to want to eat healthier but crash diets don't work — you need a sustainable plan. So, with the help of nutritionist Abby Langer, we put together a weeklong meal …

20 Essays You Need To Read From BuzzFeed Life This Year

A look back at some of the brightest ideas and most beautiful writing about food, health, style and more that we published in the past year.<p>After years of copying other people’s snacks and fending off unsolicited diet advice, Katie Heaney wrote about finally figuring out what she wants to be eating.<p>…

10 Major Changes For Working Americans In 2015

It was a year of minimum wage increases, Department of Labor reforms, and a socialist candidate for president.<p>This past year was a turning point for many American workers. Recent legislation will raise the minimum wages in 13 states and several cities as 2016 kicks off. In California, the country’s …

Microsoft Wants You To Take Pretty Selfies -- With Your iPhone

Microsoft Selfie promises to tweak your pics for age, gender, skin tone, and lighting.<p>Well, the company is once again bringing its machine learning techniques and algorithms to bear on our photos, but this time it's using them to do something that's actually useful: making selfies look …

Windows Phone