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How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

This could lead to the creation of truly intelligent AI.<p>How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using …

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The new secret to losing weight? Water

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suddenly starving? Try drinking some water.<p>That recommendation isn't new -- but it suddenly got some serious evidence to back it up. A study of nearly 10,000 adults ages 18 to 64 shows that staying hydrated by drinking water and eating more water-loaded fruits and vegetables could help with …

Nutrition

Five Google Maps features you probably do not use

Google Maps, available on most smartphones, has become the default navigation app. It is not just because the app comes preloaded on Android …

Maps

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

Five Nutrition Pitfalls To Avoid if You Want To Lose Fat or Be Healthy

Confused by nutrition?<p>Everyone’s got the perfect solution or the promise of a magic bullet to make it easier. This makes nutrition mistakes common …

Nutrition

Should all workers have unlimited holidays?

Since 2004, Netflix employees have taken as many vacation days as they’ve wanted. They have the freedom to decide when to show up for work, when to …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

26 Strategies to get Stronger, Faster, and Fitter

Don't just hang with your fast friends—make them beg for mercy. These 26 proven strategies will turbocharge your training and make you stronger, faster, and fitter than ever.<p>Learn more about these tips and tons more essential advice on how to ride faster, get stronger, recover smarter, shed pounds, …

Porn and sex addictions: Real or bullsh*t?

There’s no doubt porn and sex “addictions” can cause distress, but not necessarily in the way you’d think<p>Porn addiction does not appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. And yet the label seems to pop up everywhere. There are counselors who warn against the addictive …

Everything you need to know about Verizon’s new no-contract plans

Verizon Wireless recently ditched two-year contracts in favor of a full retail pricing model. The Verizon Plan is simpler than ever, but it’s likely …

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Which countries work the longest hours?

People who work long hours are more likely to have a stroke, according to new research published in the Lancet medical journal.<p>Compared with a 35-40 …

Ultratravel 2015 Silent Auction: bid for a life-saving holiday

No one who attended the 2015 Ultras Dinner at The Dorchester in May this year could fail to have been moved and inspired by a speech given by Martin Hewitt, a great sportsman and a former officer with the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan. Hewitt, who was shot in the shoulder by the Taliban in …

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

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10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

This is what 365 days without a vacation does to your health

If you live in the US, the odds are high that you haven’t taken a vacation this year (or last year, for that matter).<p>Before enduring another year without an official getaway, either because of work commitments or an otherwise hectic routine, consider the following: A growing body of literature …

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Microsoft Is Repeating Xbox One Mistakes With Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Windows 10 is nearly in the wild, and it’s already experiencing its first PR disaster. Microsoft’s new operating system features mandatory automatic updates, and Gordon Kelly reports that it’s causing trouble for people with NVIDIA graphics drivers — in some cases causing their PCs to stop working …

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5 Airlines That Fly to Europe for Cheap (for Real)

No-frills carrier Ryanair made the news this year by announcing the launch of transatlantic flights starting at just $15. It's a deal that sounds much too good to be true, and indeed, that $15 price tag fails to factor in the passenger taxes ($200 or so) and other fees like luggage and seat …

Bernie Sanders: 'Banks are too big to fail, their CEOs are too big to jail'

He says he's fed up with the fact that the wealthiest 14 people in America saw their wealth increase by $157 billion in two years, while 45 million Americans continue to languish in poverty.<p>In another example, as of 2013, the heirs of Wal-Mart own more wealth than the bottom 40% of the American …

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Hireside chat: How to spot a 'paycheck employee'

<i>Hireside chats are in partnership with The Resumator, bringing recruiters, hiring managers and heads of talent or HR the latest thinking around both</i> …

Your cable company hates you: Why Comcast abuses its customers

That customer service call wasn’t an isolated incident. It’s just part of a depressingly effective business model<p>When it comes to popularity, cable companies rank down there with members of Congress, root canals and Nickelback. Current and former customers agree; they hate the high cost and poor …

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Whether you've left a wallet in a cab or misplaced something at home, losing your things is a real annoyance. What's worse is that it feels like a problem we shouldn't have to deal with in the age of smart devices. Sure, sometimes you can use Find my iPhone, but what about objects that don't have …

Internet of Things

Tommy Chong On The Drug War: 'We Won, We Totally Won'

Tommy Chong remembers the day federal agents raided his glass pipe business, making arrests and smashing bongs along the way.<p>The 2003 raids, infamously known as Operation Pipe Dream, targeted 54 other individuals in a desperate attempt by the United States government to strike fear into marijuana …

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, erosion-terraced cliff face.<p><b>Starfish Beach, South Island, New Zealand</b><p>Formally known as Motukiekie Beach, at …

Lenovo reports strong quarter, now #3 smartphone maker

Lenovo has announced its financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended September 30, 2014. Everything is looking good for the world’s largest PC vendor, not only does it now own Motorola, but as a result it became the world’s third largest smartphone maker.<p>Lenovo managed to increase …

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