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Major Lazer

Amazon completes its first drone-powered delivery

It's already been three years since Amazon first revealed its somewhat audacious plan to make deliveries by drone. But the company is quite serious about this, and today it is announcing that it completed the first Amazon Prime Air delivery on December 7th. The shipment, which took 13 minutes from …

The First Real Proof That Your Outlook Affects Longevity

There’s plenty of data supporting the connection between a positive outlook and a healthier life—being optimistic can help you fend off stress, eat …

'Lost' Austrian film predicting rise of nazism restored and relaunched

City Without Jews premiered in Vienna in 1924. Now the original version, lost for 90 years, has been saved from decay<p>It is the end of the first world war, inflation is soaring and the inhabitants of a German-speaking city are starting to turn on each other. Politicians are quick to find a …

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

Self-improvement

Adolf Burger, World War II prisoner forced by Nazis to forge millions in fake money, dies at 99

Adolf Burger, a Jewish typographer who was forced by the Nazis to make fake British pounds in a major counterfeiting operation during World War II, has died. He was 99.<p>Public broadcaster Czech Radio, citing Burger's family, reported Thursday that the Holocaust survivor died Tuesday in Prague.<p>The …

World History

Pictures of splendours past: Aleppo before the war

A millennium-old minaret towering above Aleppo’s Umayyad mosque, an imposing citadel overlooking the old city centre, a medieval covered market and a 21st century shopping mall.<p>Before Syria’s ruinous civil war struck Aleppo, the country’s largest city was a busy commercial powerhouse and a proud …

Middle East

How Sleep Affects Your Weight

<i>For</i> SELF, by Amy Marturana.<p>Another good reason to start getting more shut-eye.<p>The amount and quality of sleep you get any given night really sets the tone of the following day. When we’re well-rested, our minds and bodies just seem to work better. When we’re really tired, everything’s harder. We …

The 10-Minute Core and Butt Workout for a Stronger Lower Body

Here's a fun fact: Your glutes are the largest muscle group in your body, so nearly everything you do with the lower body is powered by your …

Dual-lens zoom kit pushes iPhone 7 Plus camera further

The geeky excitement shared by mobile photographers over the dual-camera of the iPhone 7 Plus has not waned.<p>And as they’ve played with the small optical zoom and blurring backgrounds in portrait mode, two small accessories companies have been quietly but furiously developing a two-lens attachment …