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The Future of Work

What happens when the robots get all the jobs?<p>The biggest problem facing <b>Silicon Valley</b> is not undervalued unicorns.<p>Nor is it sexual harassment, …

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A Television Giant Comes Into Focus

If Norman Lear hadn't invented Archie Bunker, someone else would have had to. The caustic, bigoted blue-collar worker ruled television throughout the 1970s on <i>All in the Family</i>, sitting in his easy chair and vocalizing many of the most abhorrent thoughts that, until then, most Americans kept to the …

Designer “Catifies” a Human Home into a Playful Haven for Seven Felines

For three months during the spring of 2014, Rebecca Mountain of Mountain Pet Products undertook a big “catification” project for her friends Eliza and Tiffany. The couple had just bought their first home and was also combining their two households—including seven felines and three dogs. With that …

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6 Sensational Photos From A Global Contest With 230,000 Entries

One photo of a pensive Congolese woman in her distinctive makeup could be mistaken for a Renaissance painting. Another, of a coal plant sending smoke plumes over a town in China, looks like a still from a 1950s propaganda film. And another, of a little girl yawning during an Indonesian festival, …

7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs

Eggs aren't just delicious—they can also boost your mood, nourish your gray matter and even guard against cancer<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But when Wake …

How I Learned You Probably Shouldn't Try to Turn Raccoons into Pets

When a baby raccoon approached me, I imagined I had made a new friend, but things gradually took a turn for the weird.<p><i>Welcome back to Florida Stories, a new column where staff writer Allie Conti will be telling us some of the tales she's accumulated in her decades of living in the Sunshine …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

In-wall wiring guide for home A/V

Crutchfield advisor Norm has worked on hundreds of whole-house wiring jobs.<p>This guide will help you save money by doing your own small-scale in-wall …

Skype's Real-Time Translator Is Learning Even More Languages

Microsoft’s Skype on Thursday expanded its real-time translation service to include French and German, adding two new languages to a roster that …

Demystifying Shutter Speed

One of the most crucial factors of making any photograph is the selection of the shutter speed. It is not always an easy task to decide what shutter …

Shutter Speed

My daughter, my wife, our robot, and the quest for immortality

The founder of Sirius XM satellite radio, Martine Rothblatt now heads up a drug company that makes life-saving medicines for rare diseases (including …

The Endless Indian Trial

In “Court,” a powerful and richly praised new Indian film that is showing in San Francisco this week, the camera has a restful, unblinking gaze. It behaves as if it is filming a documentary, even though the film is a work of fiction. It does not continuously scurry to show faces in close-up or cut …

India

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks

Charlie Rose of <i>60 Minutes</i> interviews TED Curator Chris Anderson in TED’s New York office. Photo: Dian Lofton/TED<p>On tonight’s episode of <i>60 Minutes</i>, a …

Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones

Want to live to be 100? It's tempting to think that with enough omega-3s, kale and blueberries, you could eat your way there.<p>But one of the key takeaways from a new book on how to eat and live like "the world's healthiest people" is that longevity is not just about food.<p>The people who live in the …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Nutrition

Lee Kuan Yew, the Leader Who Lasted

Why the passing of a 91-year-old Singaporean is attracting such notice<p>By the time of his death on Monday at age 91, Lee Kuan Yew had been out of the Western limelight long enough that some people may wonder why his passing deserves such notice.<p>I'd offer these reasons:<p>• <b>A post-colonial leader who</b> …

Lee Kuan Yew

It depends what you study, not where

A new report from PayScale, a research firm, calculates the returns to a college degree. Its authors compare the career earnings of graduates with …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

SMILE

Watch President Obama Read All Of The Mean Tweets People Have Posted About Him On ‘Kimmel’

Jimmy Kimmel has come through to provide one of the best entries in the Mean Tweets series to this point. President Obama gets an entire segment to read all of the mean crap that people have posted to Twitter about him (minus the more hateful comments, I’m sure).<p>At this point in his presidency, …

Text your friends even when you don't have service

Ever needed to send a message to a friend from the boonies? A company called goTenna has just launched a device that connects to your phone via Bluetooth and turns it into a low-frequency radio with a range of several miles (up to 50 miles). Using an iOS or Android app, that'll let you text or …

Touch+ turns any surface into a gesture controller for your PC

Haptix (now Ractiv) promised a cheap sensor that would turn any surface into a multi-touch PC controller, and it's making good on its word today by shipping the device worldwide. The $75 add-on has received a new Touch+ name and a sleek redesign, but it otherwise uses the same basic concepts we saw …

Everything we know about the Big Bang could be wrong

A radical new theory developed by researchers in Egypt and Canada argues the universe has no single point of origin<p>Aja Romano<p>February 12, 2015 7:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>Could the Big Bang theory be wrong? A proposed new model of the universe argues yes—the …

Physics

Healthy Relationships

February 3, 2015<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>When it comes to healthy relationships, there are two things we know from both traditional research and the good old University of Life. First, many young people today find the whole issue of committed relationships to be complex, difficult and confusing. Second, despite …

The Most Highly Anticipated Films At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

There are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.

What Happens to Test Scores When Teachers Are Paid $125,000 a Year?

A charter school in a low-income Manhattan neighborhood tries an experiment—with mixed results.<p>The Equity Project Charter School opened in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan five years ago, with a fairly simple concept: get rid of extra administrative positions and pay teachers a lot …