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These 12 health products actually changed our lives in 2016

Sure, there was the occasional look of surprise or curious query we got when we were wearing it around the office, but we found most extra gadgets we could largely do without.<p>These products, on the other hand, significantly shifted our view of some pretty important things — from giving us new …

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Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this

According to a study by the University of Illinois, eating foods rich in lutein – like many leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables for example – …

5 Cooking Projects to Do With the Kids Over Holiday Break

If your family isn't traveling for the holidays, that week off of school between Christmas and New Year's might start feeling a little... long. So …

Kids

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

BA's Best Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>If you’re feeling really decadent and fancy (as you should), add a splash of half-and-half or heavy cream just before serving. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-processed), plus more …

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That’s especially the case when …

12 Evening Routines of Billionaires That You Need to Try

Implement these rituals for better productivity and work-life balance.<p>A routine, or set of rituals, provides structure and focus to each day. When used effectively, it ensures a balance between your work and personal lives. While you might think billionaires work around the clock, one of the …

13 Google Chrome Tips That Will Make Your Life Better

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet …

10 Things that Change your Brain - OpenMind

Using the most advanced <b>neuroimaging</b> techniques, science has identified some activities that permanently modify our brain, either by changing its …

Make These 9 Health Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

You've heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and nowhere is it more true than with your health. The health habits you form now …

Frugal Living

The perfect password? You've put your finger on it

"Your fingerprint is one of the best passwords in the world. It's always with you, and no two are exactly alike. So it made perfect sense to create a simple, seamless way to use it as a password."<p>Dan Riccio, Apple's head of hardware engineering

Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans.<p>Last month, as one of Google’s self-driving cars approached a crosswalk, it did what it was supposed to do when it slowed to allow a pedestrian to cross, prompting its “safety …

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

Kitchen Storage Ideas for Busy Parents

For families constantly juggling busy schedules, simple things like a well-organized kitchen can make all the difference in creating efficient meal prep and family time. Here's how to keep your cooking space in check.<p><b>Maximize Your Closet Storage</b><br>Keeping a clean and open space for your kitchen means …

Storage Ideas

101 Incredible Insights On Life And Work

Siobhan Harmer<p>Read full profile<p>Sometimes we need a little encouragement, a change in our perception. This is achieved by various ways, possibly the …

Self-improvement

Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled

With its sportscar cockpit and dragonfly wings that fold in neatly behind the cabin, it looks like something straight out of the Batcave or Q’s secret laboratory. But the creators of AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster insist their innovation is more than just a boy’s toy dreamt up by science fiction fans. …

China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail-report

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a U.S. environmental group.<p>The thousands of ships that ply China’s waterways are delivering a …

You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality

AirVR wants to turn your iPad Mini and iPhone 6 Plus into portable virtual reality goggles<p>It was only a matter of time. The iPad has been adapted for all sorts of intriguing and surprising purposes over the years (including, recently, a sex toy). Meanwhile, a number of enterprising organizations …

Why is Y Combinator giving away its trade secrets for free in a YouTube class?

News out of Silicon Valley top tier accelerator Y Combinator was a little confusing today. President Sam Altman decided to give away the …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Apple Watch

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Woodworker Creates Detailed Stop-Motion Films of his Process | Colossal

<p>Designer and woodworker Frank Howarth has a passion for building things with his hands, he makes everything from shelves and chairs to toys and …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Fragile ozone layer shows first sign of recovery: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The ozone layer that shields life from cancer-causing solar rays is showing its first sign of recovery after years of dangerous depletion, a U.N. study said on Wednesday, in a rare piece of good news on the environment.<p>Caitlin, an Australian tourist, enjoys the sun on a beach of …

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet …

How to Keep an Avocado from Browning

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Avocados are too good -- and too expensive -- to let fall to the wayside. Here are three of the best methods to keep avocados green, longer.</i><p>Much like …

Lemon-Soufflé Pudding Cake

8 Servings<p>This amazing soufflé from Måurice Luncheonette is cakey on top, pudding-y on the bottom, tart all the way through.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for baking dish<p>¾ cup granulated sugar, plus more for baking dish<p>1 cup …

11 Drinks to Start Your Morning

In the world of morning beverages, there are a lot of personal preferences. There are hot drink drinkers and cold drink drinkers: Some people will adamantly order a cold coffee, even in the dead of winter, while others can never give up their hot latte, even as they sweat through an August commute. …

6 Kale Salad Mistakes to Avoid Because No One Likes a Soggy Salad

Kale salad: so hot right now. But are you doing it wrong? We talked to our test kitchen to identify the most common mistakes when it comes to this trendy dish<p>The endlessly hip kale salad seems to appear everywhere these days, from our mom's Sunday dinner table to every restaurant in town. It's a …