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The Handmade Docking Station for Your Phone and Tablet

The wood dock provides you two slots to hold your tablet and smartphone, and its elegant design makes it decently stay with your desk. Like the …

Make Your Own Dashboard Smartphone Car Mount with Sugru

We have introduced many nice phone mounts that can elegantly fix your smartphone on the dashboard, but if you prefer DIY, you may like to make your …

White House wants to nearly double funding to fight antibiotic resistance

But it's still not a lot<p>President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget request will include a proposal to nearly double federal funding dedicated to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria — a health issue that causes approximately 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths a year in the US. The increase would bring …

Middle Schoolers Learn About Startups By Launching Their Own

In the tech world, we’re used to seeing young entrepreneurs, from Mark Zuckerberg to Evan Spiegel. But not this young.<p>A group of four middle schoolers from Torrance, California, spent their summer vacation building BankIt, a simple game inspired by Flappy Bird. Their parents wanted them to learn …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Photographer Digitally Adds Herself to Childhood Photos of Her in Double Self-Portrait Series

In the photo series “Imagine Finding Me,” photographer Chino Otsuka revisits her childhood by digitally inserting herself in old photos of her as a …

Janet Yellen: The Sixteen Trillion Dollar Woman

Janet Yellen photographed at her desk in her office. Peter Hapak for TIME

3 ways to cut taxes while saving for retirement

The start of a new calendar year is a busy time in the world of personal finance. For the most part, as far as the Internal Revenue Service is concerned, what happened in 2013 will stay in 2013 — 2014 is a new year, and households often take the time to balance holiday-stretched budgets and plan …