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How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

The Most Highly Anticipated Films At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

There are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.

Sundance

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

The World in 2030

Bill Gates predicts we’ll end polio and cut child mortality in half. We asked 15 of the smartest people we know for their most out-there predictions.<p>You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in …

Bill Gates

Italian police uncover new haul of looted ancient artefacts

More 2.5 million euros worth of ancient artefacts have been recovered in Italy.<p>The 1,500 items are said to have been stolen from sites in the Campania region, including Pompeii.<p>They have been located after a long police investigation.<p>“The works we see today, though found in the same guilty hands, …

German Muslim council warns of rise in anti-Islam attacks | DW | 24.01.2015

Islamophobia body observes sharp rise in anti-Muslim incidents in FranceViolence and hostile incidents targeting Muslims and mosques are taking place …

More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.'s skid row

Evicted four months ago from their Highland Park apartment, Louis Morales and his 18-year-old stepson, Arthur Valenzuela, live half-hidden by brush along the nearby Arroyo Seco riverbed.<p>Morales, 49, keeps a framed bible verse and a stuffed monkey in his tent. Water hauled by bike from a park heats …

Border Patrol agents shoot and kill man who drove through checkpoint | Fox News

U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday.<p>The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Thursday, after a motorist pulled into the inspection lane at the Border Patrol checkpoint on …

Oklahoma police officer's body-cam captures fatal shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man identified as Terence Walker is seen in a police body-camera video bolting from a Muskogee, Oklahoma, officer who felt a weapon after a pat down.<p>Officer Chansey McMillin gave chase, his body-cam capturing his shadow as he trailed the suspect in the afternoon light of January …

Law Enforcement

'Racing Extinction' Sounds Alarm on Ocean's Endangered Creatures

Environment<p>"Racing Extinction," a documentary by director Louie Psihoyos, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. Like his previous Oscar-winning film "The Cove," the new movie focuses on the damage humankind is doing to the wild animals around us. This time the director is hoping to …

Film Festivals

Why the Supreme Court is Acting on the Oklahoma Lethal Injections Case

Investigations<p>The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge to Oklahoma’s lethal-injection system filed by three death-row prisoners. Here’s a look at some of the issues involved:<p>If it’s just three prisoners in one state, why is this a big deal?<p>The Supreme Court has not accepted a …

Videos that show what life is like at the heart of a city under Russian bombardment

Ukrainian authorities estimate that at least 30 people are dead so far after pro-Russian rebels launched a new attack on the strategic port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian government says Russian troops are helping them; Russia says Ukraine started it, but there’s evidence that …

A Gitmo Sergeant Cries Murder In The Case Of Three Dead Inmates

The dedication to <i>Murder At Camp Delta: A Staff Sargeant’s Pursuit Of The Truth About Guantanamo Bay</i> reads, “To Talal al Zahrani father of Yasser al …

Guantanamo Bay

Mark Cuban Says NBA All-Star Fan Voting Is 'Absolutely, Positively Broken'

Outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't a fan of the NBA's system for selecting All-Star starters, but his reasons are different than you might expect.<p>Normally we hear arguments about how the midseason competition is really nothing more than a popularity contest.<p>People complain about Kobe …

Many Small Steps for a Man, Giant Leaps for Tech: CES 2015 Highlights

The International Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas is like the white whale in Moby Dick: Every time you hear about it, it's getting bigger; you have to travel through oceans of information to grasp it, and if you don't pay close attention it will upend everything before you even know …

10 Surprisingly Stylish Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier in 2015

Discovering an object that makes your life easier is like sleeping on a comfortable mattress for the first time: You’ll never understand how you lived without it. To inject that same feel-good philosophy into your life, we found the best gizmos and gadgets that will enrich and enhance your …

This explains why no men were using Pinterest

If you ever wondered why Pinterest took off with women and not men, we have our answer. Friday the company announced it had changed its search …

Pandora’s Camera - Essays by Joan Fontcuberta | LensCulture

This book is the first English translation of a renowned collection of essays by Joan Fontcuberta, in which he considers the technological shift that photography has undergone in recent years.<p>The medium finds itself torn between loss and hope, between the disappearance of the silver gelatin …

Google addresses WebView security concerns, makes recommendations on how to stay safe

If you are still waiting for Google to do something about the WebView vulnerabilities in older Android releases, you may not be a fan of their official response to the matter. Google says they’ve already fixed it, sort of, but at least offered ways that you can protect yourself and your data going …

‘You Mad, Bro?’ Revisited: What We Can Learn From the 2012 Patriots-Seahawks Matchup

If the last game between the Patriots and Seahawks wasn’t the moment when we all realized Seattle was a force to be reckoned with, it wasn’t far off. …

Essential camera equipment for photography students

<b>Taking a photography course for school, university or even just for fun? Here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can be.</b><p>Camera<p>Depending on your course, your camera of choice might be a digital SLR, or it might be a film SLR. There are plenty of bargains to be had on the …

Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000) review: Sony Alpha 6000 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera almost has it all - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Sony Alpha 6000 has seriously fast continuous shooting for the money, and its design improves upon its predecessor's already excellent one. Plus it's got an extensive feature set.<p><b>The Bad</b> The movie record button remains annoying, and while it delivers excellent photo quality, it's not …

There Is Something For Everyone On This Week's Cheap Celeb Finds

Whether you're looking for a teeny bikini, a warm, fuzzy coat or a new pair of sneakers, you're going to find what you're after on this week's cheap celebrity finds list.<p>Many Hollywood stars stepped out in affordable outfits that we're already coveting. Emma Roberts looked impossibly chic in a long …

US chocolate giant Hershey goes to war over imported British sweets

Hershey lawsuit means that Britons in America can no longer satisfy sweet-toothed cravings for British-made favourites such as Cadbury Creme Eggs, Kit Kats and Yorkie bars<p>Hershey, the American confectionery giant, has <b>declared legal war on the imports of British-made chocolate</b> such as Cadbury Creme …

The 10 Best Instagram Fashion Moments of the Week: Alessandra Ambrosio, Rita Ora, and More

With less than 30 shopping days until New York Fashion Week, our favorite stylish women appear to be experimenting with fresh new looks. Dressed in a band tee and fishnet body stocking—and flanked by two hard-as-nails rock ’​n’ roll fellas—<b>Rita Ora</b> flaunted the kind of punk sensibilities that would …

Rita Ora

Apple 'Excited' About HomeKit Partners Despite Slow Rollout

It's been more than six months since Apple first introduced HomeKit at its June 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, but HomeKit-compatible products have yet to hit store shelves and may not do so until this spring, almost a year after Apple first detailed its home automation system.<p>HomeKit's …

HomeKit

Manifesting Infinity - Photographs and text by Michael Donnor | LensCulture

There is a certain fascination we have always had when questioning our existence and relation within the universe. It is the pursuit of those ultimate answers, such as, time, space, and impermanence that both science and art are in constant search of.<p>The mind is whatever we want it to be; we can …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …