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Three Handy Android Apps for Customizing Your Notifications Bar

Your Android experience can vary greatly from handset to handset. Makers like HTC and Samsung can skin the stock Android experience to their liking, …

Stock Up on Freezer Meals Week 4: Here's How I'm Going to Cook 60 Dinners in 6 Weeks

This month I've been taking you through my plan to fill my freezer with healthy meals in preparation for the arrival of my first baby in early June. …

Healthy Eating

What's More Dangerous

(Photo: Samantha Cohen)<p>Imagine a fantasy world that’s exactly as the world is today except that two things are missing: alcohol and marijuana. And …

For Depression, Prescribing Exercise Before Medication

Aerobic activity has shown to be an effective treatment for many forms of depression. So why are so many people still on antidepressants?<p>Joel Ginsberg was a sophomore at a college in Dallas when the social anxiety he had felt throughout his life morphed into an all-consuming hopelessness. He …

The Evolution of the Lightsaber

How did the lightsabers in <i>Star Wars</i> work? I have wondered about this since I was a kid—I knew special effects of some kind were involved, but didn't …

Colin Firth

Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now

Each month, we're bringing you sounds that are rocking the world from destinations near and far. In March, the chart-toppers and new tracks represent some fascinating — and occasionally uncomfortable — juxtapositions. For example, in India, a Muslim song is now side-by-side in popularity with a …

Dinner Tonight: One-Skillet Cod and Kale With Ginger and Garlic

While strolling through the grocery store, my wife turned to me and said, "Let's have cod and kale for dinner." She said it so assuredly, as if cod and kale were a combination people eat all the time. I teased her about it for the rest of the afternoon, until, that is, I looked it up at home. It's …

How To Get Rid of Industrial Strength Smells: Pet Urine, Damp & Smoke

Some odors can be eliminated with a little natural soap and fresh air, while others require a full-scale assault. If your home is plagued by …

Number of test-tube babies born in US hits record percentage

More test-tube babies were born in the United States in 2012 than ever before, and they constituted a higher percentage of total births than at any time since the technology was introduced in the 1980s, according to a report released on Monday.<p>The annual report was from the Society for Assisted …

How the last members of a species were stuffed, archived, and forgotten

When an entire species dies out there is, inevitably, mathematically, a last one. Over at the <i>Krulwich Wonders</i> blog on NPR, the host of <i>Radio Lab,</i> Robert Krulwich, examines three stories of the final, solitary living example of an extinct species. The very last auk, passenger pigeon, and Tasmanian …

Associated Press News

How to solve four common problems with your new smartphone

Whether you're new to the wonderful world of smartphones or you just bought yourself a newer model, these tips should help.<p>For all their smarts, smartphones can be complicated animals. Or at least frustrating ones, especially if you run into some of the problems that tend to crop up among new …

Drake "Disgusted" That Rolling Stone Gave His Cover to the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman

<b>Update</b>: Drake has deleted two of his three tweets. And <i>Rolling Stone</i> has now posted the full article. Read it here. According to TMZ, the magazine alerted Drake's camp last Friday that his cover had been pulled.<p>Yesterday, <i>Rolling Stone</i> teased its upcoming feature with Drake, sharing Drizzy's strong …

Apple's quest for an iWatch on every wrist

The challenge for Apple and others trying to crack the code on wearables is to produce an appealing device for a mass market that doesn't need a watch to tell time and doesn't want to get all wound up by an overly complicated gadget.<p>Many signs are pointing to Apple incubating a wearable wristband, …

Trayvon Martin case, others test 'all life is precious'

Image 1of/5<p>Caption<p>Close<p>"All life is precious" goes the oft-repeated saying. But let's be honest with ourselves: In this society the value of a human …

Trayvon Martin

What Actually Happens to All Your Deleted Files?

We delete files all the time to free up space, or to get rid of pesky evidence, but the whole process is a lot more complicated than it seems from …

No, the Voting Rights Act Is Not Dead

Analysts who assume Congress won't pick up where the Supreme Court left off are forgetting the law's difficult fight just seven years ago.<p>When the Supreme Court handed down its verdict on the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, analysts had little doubt about what it meant: By sending the landmark …

The Chaos of Kanye West's Yeezus

<b>Today Kanye West releases</b> his sixth solo album, <i>Yeezus,</i> a record with an improbably terrible pun for a title that does little to describe the aggressive nature of its contents. While ostensibly a rap record, aside from a couple of brief, straightforward appearances by Chicago rappers Chief Keef and …

Kanye West

Couples Who Meet Online Have Better Marriages

(Photo: Don Hankins)<p>A new study by the University of Chicago’s <b>John Cacioppo</b> finds that couples who met online went on to have more fulfilling …

National Academy of Sciences

Save Surprising Kitchen Scraps To Grow Infinite Food

If you want to put homegrown fruits and vegetables on the table, you don't have to go out and buy seeds; you can generate all the food you want with …

Build Fake Batteries to Run Electronics On AC Power

If you have any gadgets that only use batteries, and don't accept AC power, you can convert them to run on the grid by building a fake battery pack …

Arduino

In Defense Of Kanye's Vanity: The Politics Of Black Self-Love

Kanye West has become a pop-culture punch line, but those who have dismissed him as aimlessly arrogant have missed the point. He is part of a long tradition of black artists who have fashioned a deeply political articulation of what it means to love yourself.<p>Maybe it was the absurdly nonfunctional …

Christian Rockers to Kanye If God Is On Your Album ... PROVE IT

<b><br>Kanye West</b>'s new album may claim to feature God -- but if He is really on "Yeezus," then his fans deserve to know just how ... this according to the …

Letting children watch hours of TV improves academic ability, study claims

Allowing children to glue themselves to the TV for hours a day improves their academic abilities, a study has claimed.<p>Researchers at the University of London found that children who watched three or more hours a day were three months ahead of their peers who watched less than an hour a day, …

Sociology

How We Will Crush CNN

<i>The Young Turks</i> is the largest online news show in the world. We have just crossed the Million/Billion mark. We have over one million subscribers and one billion views on our YouTube channel. There are only 25 non-music channels in the Million/Billion Club. We are the only news channel in the group.<p>…