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6 TED Talks to Share With Your Kids This Summer

I know, I know. It's summer, and kids want to keep the ultimate separation of school and play intact. But since they're going to be on their tablets and phones playing Minecraft or Candy Crush, why not inspire a new addiction? One that might fuel a new interest, spark inspiration or innovation, or …

TED Talks

Microsoft Band 2 review: one of the most powerful and useful fitness trackers

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The band has a curved display, flexible rubber sides and a hard lump that forms the clasp and contains the batteries and electrodes for the …

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Go on: Buy yourself flowers.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to improve your chances for complete and utter …

Happiness

Star Wars The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams responds to rip-off complaints

J.J. Abrams has heard the criticism that <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> cribs too heavily from George Lucas’ original trilogy. But the director of what …

Ripoff

It's hard to deny that Rey from 'Star Wars' is actually Obi-Wan Kenobi's granddaughter when you consider all these facts

<b>[Spoilers ahead — but really the movie's been out for more than 1o days. Why are you reading "Star Wars" analysis if you haven't seen the movie yet?]</b><p><b>Who is Rey?</b><p>Like much of the world last weekend, I had the sincere pleasure of seeing a brand new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. For an entire weekend (and two …