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Microsoft Surface 3 Review: Laptop Destroyer

Previous attempts to cross breed laptop and tablet has spawned some questionable creations that have been rightly consigned to the history books, filed under ‘oops’.<p>Not so with Microsoft’s Surface range. The tablet/laptop (tabtop?) in question is the Surface 3, the slightly less glitzy version of …

Gear & Gadgets

The 17 Best Letterman Musical Performances Ever

Since he debuted <i>Late Night with David Letterman</i> in February 1982 on NBC, David Letterman has introduced the world to countless new artists and …

David Letterman

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Baltimore Is Just the Beginning

The curfew has been lifted in Baltimore, and now all of God’s children are once again tucked back in the snug routine of their daily lives. The black …

The 8 kinkiest passages of the Bible

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Dildos, dongs and a near-endless supply of boobs. The Good Book is a whole lot naughtier than we give it credit<p>Anna Pulley<p>April 6, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The Bible has some lovely stories in it about kindness, empathy, and loving one’s fellow …

Microsoft Surface 3 Makes A Welcome Transformation Into A Very Portable PC: Hands-On Review

<b>This is an update to a hands-on review.</b><p>Don’t let its appearance fool you. Microsoft's entry-level tablet is a PC.<p>Microsoft tried in vain to make the original Surface and the Surface 2 a pure tablet, replete with a new mobile operating system. That didn’t work out after two generations of losing …

The Bible isn’t a parenting guide: Why the religious right’s hypocrisy is so obscene

For a faith that professes to value “life,” many Christian conservatives are disturbingly blasé about child abuse<p>Why do the same people who fight against abortion argue that parents should have the right to beat their children and deny them medical care or education, as some conservative …

Men's fashion: signs you're stuck in a style rut (and how to get out)

The only thing worse than misjudging an outfit is holding on to a trend too long. What was once an on-point ensemble now looks like a horrific retread; a dated mess that can border on sad if you’re not careful. Have you seen any of those guys who desperately try to cling to their old Mod trappings? …

Men's Fashion

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

Add them to your a.m. meal to start your own slimdown.<p>Trying to drop a few pounds? Before you totally overhaul your eating habits, take a cue from people who've already successfully slimmed down: We tapped into the data from MyFitnessPal's more than 65 million users (the app lets people track their …

Nutrition

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Claw School: Kawhi Leonard’s Defensive Master Class

It’s hard to pick out the best single defensive play of the entire 2013-14 NBA season, but Kawhi Leonard’s block of Russell Westbrook in overtime of …

Better than Before: A Psychological Field Guide to Harnessing the Transformative Power of Habit

How to lay a steadfast foundation for “the invisible architecture of daily life.”<p><i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,”</i> William James wrote in his seminal 1887 treatise on habit, the bundle of behavior he called the …

What happened to your body by skipping the gym this winter?

<b>(CNN) —</b> No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it's going to happen: You're going to skip a workout ... and another ... and another. Maybe you can blame the weather, a vacation, a mile-high pile of paperwork at the office or just your run-of-the-mill funk. Whatever the reason, …

Things the Bible Doesn’t Say (But You Thought It Did)

Apples, unicorns and Jesus’ childhood are all missing from the Bible. Why?<p>The Bible is the most hotly debated and influential book of all time. …

The 2015 Marc Gasol All-Stars: Your Guide to the Most Watchable Players in the NBA

These are normally the dog days of the NBA season — the slog after the All-Star break, when seedings are set, tanking teams drop the pretenses, and …

Microsoft Band broadens its reach

Inventory is on the way up as the $200 wearable heads to Amazon, Best Buy and Target -- and overseas to the UK.<p>The Microsoft Band fitness and activity tracker is now more readily accessible.<p>Microsoft Band will start selling at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target on Tuesday, the software giant has …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

John Madden: Will Ferrell showed 'lack of respect' in baseball tour

Former football coaching great and commentator<p>John Maddenis feeling prickly about actor Will Ferrell's Cactus League tour on Thursday.<p>Ferrell played for 10 teams in five<p>Major League Baseballspring exhibitions on one day in a stunt aimed at raising money to fight cancer. The Angels and Dodgers were …

How the Supreme Court is about to explode America’s racial wealth gap

Yet again, conservatives on the Supreme Court are poised to do significant damage to minority communities<p>When discussing race, the conservative argument is best expressed by the famous words of Chief Justice John Roberts: “The best way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop …

19 Scientifically Proven Ways “Love” Affects Our Bodies Like A Drug

We often think of love as something spiritual—a matter of the “heart” and “mind”—but we sometimes forget that the heart and brain are also parts of …

14 Powerful Motivational Quotes You Have Never Heard (but Should) | Inc.com

I once despised motivational quotes, probably because my wrestling coach liked to say, "If you're not puking or passing out, then you're not trying hard enough."<p>(Feel free to bask in the glow of that little gem.)<p>Now I think inspirational quotes can be inspirational, but only if we actually apply …

New Windows 10 preview leaks as Microsoft struggles to deliver official test version

A new version of the Windows 10 technical preview leaked onto the internet today, days after Microsoft detailed a delay in delivering a fresh update to its preview program. The new build, numbered 10036, has been made available unofficially on torrent file sharing sites, and includes a number of UI …

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

The Real (and Troubling) Reason Behind Lower Oil Prices

I am obsessed with how the top tier of finance has undermined, rather than fueled, the real economy. In part, that’s because of I’m writing a book …

Robin Thicke's Legal Defeat Could Have a Chilling Effect on Music

John Rodgers—Redferns/Getty Images<p>Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images<p>Ray Burmiston—Photoshot/Getty Images<p>Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Hilarious Letter of Rejection (From Harvard, Apparently) is Driving Twitter Crazy

We have no idea if this letter of rejection, apparently from Harvard, is real or fake, but we're still weak with laughter after reading it. Ladies …

Kanye Speaks at Oxford University: Read the Top 10 "Best, Illest" Quotes

"We have the ability to approach our race like ants, or we have the ability to approach our race like crabs."<p><b>Kanye West</b> gave another one of his …

Melt Away Fat with The Metabolic Supercharge

Crank up your calorie burn and shed stubborn pounds with this full-body fat fryer<p>You have to give those last 5 to 10 pounds hanging around your middle credit: They have real staying power. Like a cold, Madonna, and hipsters, they just won’t go away.<p>But now you can kick those pigheaded pounds to the …

Workouts

Moneyball II: Charles Barkley, the Sports Media, and the Second Statistical War

When Charles Barkley sank his teeth into analytics this month on <i>Inside the NBA</i>, you could almost hear the whole Internet groan. “I’ve always believed …