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Exclusive: this is the Essential Phone

Another stab at making phones modular<p>The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight. It’s an incredibly audacious and ambitious project, with an outlandish screen and the beginnings of a modular ecosystem.<p>First, the Android phone basics: the …

Mobile Technology

Here's 1 Simple Change That Will Make You Much More Successful | Inc.com

Do you have ambitious goals? You probably do, or else you would be reading some other website. But how, exactly, can you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be? There is a systematic way to go after the things you want, and while I can't promise that all your dreams will …

Motivation

I Gave Donald Trump A Chance, And Then He...

1. Restarted the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.<p>2. Instituted a federal hiring freeze that blocked 2,000 vital, new positions at the VA, and indefinitely suspended Army childcare programs for vets.<p>3. Approved a raid in Yemen that killed 30 people including at least 10 civilians, many of …

Donald Trump

A college student got liquid stitches and a bandage at the ER. Then he got a $2,783 bill.

Last summer, Matt Anderson cut his finger on a knife while doing dishes. He’s a college student, and his roommate, a biology major, suggested that he go to the emergency room. He had recently used the same knife to cut raw meat and thought Anderson’s finger might get infected.<p>Anderson estimates he …

Health Care

How this woman lost 183 pounds by following these 5 steps

When Carly Bernard fractured her ankle in May 2015, she struggled to use her crutches. She simply couldn't support her 407-pound body with them so she laid on the couch.<p>After a week of being immobile, she realized she could no longer live like this — something had to change. Bernard transformed her …

Fitness

16 Daily Habits That Will Instantly Make You a Happier Person | Inc.com

If you want to improve your life, and you want to improve it right now!<p>You have to to be to develop good habits.<p>These good habits need to be positive, accumulative and directive.<p>Change rarely comes without extensive effort over time, but in the long run, time you spend growing good habits will pay …

Self-improvement

Watch Priceless 17-Century Stradivarius and Amati Violins Get Taken for a Test Drive by Professional Violinists

Materials like carbon fiber and Lucite have been making their way into classical stringed instrument design for many years, and we’ve recently seen …

7 Books That Will Put You in the Right Mindset for 2018

The year has come to a close, and 2018 is finally here (phew). But now that 2017 is over, the big question is what are you going to <i>do</i> with the New …

How to Eat Healthy: 25 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier Every Day

There's a lot of advice out there on how to eat healthy, and if we're being honest, it can sometimes feel like too much to think about. Especially …

University of Washington

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Strong Women in Seattle Woodlands

Enter Kindra Nikole's wild imagination in her dreamy photographs.<p>Inspired by creepy films, fantasy novels, and greats like Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki, Kurt Vonnegut, and Lewis Carroll, Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes empowering images of women imbued with Photoshop magic. She turns …

Art

3 Things To Do If A Credit Card Payment Is Late

One of the biggest fears people have when it comes to their credit card is missing a monthly credit card payment. We may all have the best intentions but we also know that sometimes life gets in the way and unexpected expenses come up.<p>So how does a missed credit card payment really affect your …

Personal Finance

A 12-Month "I Am Strong" Challenge Better Than Any New Year's Resolution

While New Year's resolutions are often well-intentioned, the sad truth is that they usually fall out of focus. Have you been there before? We certainly have. So what's a more actionable way to meet your goals every month? Mix it up and have a clear objective month by month, rather than for the year …

Fitness

Need A New Year's Resolution? 10 Ideas For A Stronger Career In 2017

As we finish off one year and prepare to start the next, it’s a good time to think about how we want 2017 to be better, which for purposes of this column means a better career. Here are 10 ideas for new year’s resolutions to adopt for a stronger career in 2017:<p><b>1. I will stay in touch.</b><p>You can start …

Employment

5 Can't-Miss Documentaries Hitting Netflix This Month

How badly does Netflix want to keep your eyeballs glued to their screen? Bad enough to have invested a reported $800 million to deliver more than …

19 Fascinating Crime Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Prepare to be fascinated and disturbed in equal measure.

MashReads Podcast: 'Underground Airlines' tackles racism by imaging America where slavery still exists

The Civil War indelibly shaped the course of American history. But what would the United States look like if the war never happened?<p>This week on the</i> …

1976 lynching photo both dark mark and blind spot for Thais

BANGKOK (AP) — A battered body hangs from a tree as a man swings a folding chair over his head, preparing to smash it into the corpse. Spectators watch intently at a slight distance, some smiling, as if watching a puppet show.<p>A photo of that moment immortalizes the bloody events of Oct. 6, 1976, …

Vietnam War

This MRI Scan Of Twin Babies Inside The Womb Is Going Viral. And The Reason Will Leave You Astonished

There’s a video that has gone viral, as the content seems to show a pair of twins fighting and reconciling while they are still in the womb! Thanks …

6 Seriously Effective Ways To Feel Less Stressed In 0 To 5 Minutes

There are some really crucial things you can do to feel less anxious in general. They include: exercising regularly, doing yoga and meditation, not …

Wellness

'I have seen my body perform miracles': Beyoncé stars in a very personal campaign for Ivy Park

In April of this year Beyoncé launched her athleisure clothing range, Ivy Park - an affordable sportswear label available in over 50 countries. Following on from the success of the logo-printed leggings, crop tops and hoodies, Ivy Park is back with its Autumn collection, which launches today.<p>Once …

Athletic Apparel

25 Investments That Will Save You Money In The Long Run

Like retail therapy for your bank account.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Artist Who Lost A Friend Creates A Comic Tribute That’ll Inspire You To Drop Everything And Start Living

Ever feel trapped by life? Ever wanted to quit your job, sell your car, and hit the open road with nothing but what you can carry on your back? Well …

Hieronymus Bosch’s Lost Masterpiece

Hello! My name is T. P. Finnerty. The "T" stands for Thornton and the "P" stands for Placido and I am the person who found that painting by Hieronymus Bosch that you may have heard about in the news. I'm not an expert on paintings, but it is a pretty wild one—about sixty feet wide and two feet …

Knowing the Best Time to Buy Can Save You Big Money

Knowing the best time to buy is often tied to when retailers are making room for new product models or around seasonal shopping holidays. Shopping …

Shopping

Average UK borrower struggling with debt owes nearly £17,000

The average debtor in the UK owes £16,753, according to figures from PayPlan.<p>The company, which offers free debt advice, also revealed that borrowers …

Personal Finance

2020TECH: You Can Turn Your Old Hard Drive Into an External Drive--Find Out How Here

You Can Turn Your Old Hard Drive Into an External Drive--Find Out How Here<p>So you’ve upgraded the hard drive in your computer, and you’re left with …

A 10 step guide to de-cluttering your home (and life)

Clutter has a nasty habit of creeping up on us. One day it’s only a magazine and a takeaway menu on the countertop, and suddenly it’s a horde of …

Minimalism