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How To Use Your iPhone Like A Pro Video Camera

It's easy to take great photos with your iPhone. Taking great video is much more challenging. In this tutorial I look at a few ways you can get the …

Short Films

The global south has free trade to thank for its obesity and diabetes epidemic

Junk food companies seeking growth markets are flooding poor countries with cheap, unhealthy food. And the consequences are devastating<p>You wouldn’t think that free-trade deals could lead to a diabetes and obesity epidemic, but they have. Today, many countries in the global south are seeing an …

Agriculture

Science, sex and the truth about God and politics

Research shows that less religion means better societal health. Try telling that to conservative Christians<p>Choosing what to think is a right that dominant men prefer to keep to themselves. Thus one of the most effective means of keeping a populace empowered and protecting it from falling victim to …

Religion

Why people leave their bodies to medical research – and what happens

Helping find answers to hereditary diseases, training surgeons or wanting to leave an educational legacy are the reasons. But what sort of people donate bodies to science?<p>The first thing you notice as you walk into the operating theatre is the smell. There isn’t one. There’s no whiff of chemical …

Data Protection

How To Program Your Mind To Stop Buying Crap You Don't Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's OK to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

Personal Finance

See 30 of the Best Photos Short-Listed in the Sony World Photography Awards

Nominated in the Arts and Culture category. Adrian Jaszczak's work on an artistic gymnastics tournament in Poland.<br>Adrian Jaszczak—2015 Sony World …

Photography

Hillary Clinton's identity crisis

'Is Hillary Rodham<p>ClintonaMcDonald'sBig Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? JC Penney or J. Crew?"<p>That was the opening question of a front page Washington Post story on Clinton's effort to figure out her "brand." To that end, she has recruited a team of corporate …

Chrome adds more warnings to prevent you downloading malware

Google's already making sure you don't download malware, and now it's expanding its Safe Browsing initiative. In addition to preventative warnings prior to downloading, the Chrome browser will now throw a red flag (pictured after the break) before visiting a site that may encourage you to install …

Why 'Still Alice' is about you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Julianne Moore won an Academy Award for her heart-wrenching performance in "Still Alice," in which she plays a linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.<p>Much has been written about her characterization of a woman struggling with the disease. But there's another reason the …

Grace Kelly

The Dad 2.0 Summit: Making the Case For a New Kind of Manhood

At the fourth annual Dad 2.0 Summit, Dr. Michael Kimmel reviews the four classic rules for what it means to be a “real man”:<p>No sissy stuff.<br>• Be a big …

Parenting

10 Things You Should Give Up To Boost Happiness

12 things entrepreneurs should stop doing every day

Books

Mars One shortlist: the top 10 hopefuls

Organisers of a proposed human settlement on Mars have unveiled the final 100 would-be colonisers. Here are the top 10 candidates<p>Selected from more than 200,000 applicants, the 50 men and 50 women are a step closer to taking part in the one-way mission. You can read more about Britain’s five …

Mars

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

Selling

Borderline Personality Disorder: 'I couldn't deal with the rollercoaster in my head'

The majority of those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder are women but still so few people understand what it is. Sarah Graham reports<p>Mental health has never been so high on the agenda. Both Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have made it a key part of their election campaigns, and we're …

Samsung talks up wireless charging in the buildup to Galaxy S6 launch

The countdown to Samsung's next big phone launch is at less than two weeks now, and the Korean company is starting to release strategic teasers hinting at the specs we can expect from the new device. Last week, there was the promise of an amazing new camera, whereas today Samsung is putting the …

Wireless Charging

14 Things You Didn't Know About New Orleans

Mardi Gras season is well under way. This year, around one million tourists are expected to flock to New Orleans to partake in the festivities. If you’re one of the lucky million and it’s your first time in the Crescent City, make sure to prepare yourself for the unique wonderland you're about to …

New Orleans

What I Learned From Interviewing 163 Entrepreneurs About Failure

<i>This post is co-authored by Dorie Clark and Matthew Turner.</i><p>We always hear about the success stories. Mark Zuckerberg launching in his dorm room. The WhatsApp guys selling for $19 billion. Uber disrupting the taxi industry, and pretty soon everything else. But along the way, even the most successful …

Entrepreneurship

Mindfulness

Mindfulness<p>What is Mindfulness?<p>Mindfulness can be defined as simply being aware of what is happening in the present moment, without judgment. Many of …

What are the 12 risks to human civilisation

Now, researchers have been able to find out which of these could become a reality.<p>The University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and the …

Artificial Intelligence

To Explain the World: the Discovery of Modern Science by Steven Weinberg, review: 'fascinating but unbalanced'

A sweeping account of the birth of modern science argues that physics and astronomy were the driving forces behind the revolution<p>There have been many accounts of the historical progression of our understanding of the world around us, especially focusing on the transformative developments that began …

Your TV may be watching you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earlier this week, we learned that Samsung televisions are eavesdropping on their owners. If you have one of their Internet-connected smart TVs, you can turn on a voice command feature that saves you the trouble of finding the remote, pushing buttons and scrolling through menus. But making …

Privacy

Singer Sophie B. Hawkins, 50, Is Pregnant With Second Child

Singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins, 50, is pregnant with her second child. According to Us Weekly, Hawkins had 15 of her embryos frozen when she was 31. Twenty years later, she's decided that it's time to give her 6-year-old son, Dashiell, a sibling.<p>"Dashiell is increasingly independent of me, and …

Pregnancy

An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60s and 70s Music Mecca

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, and others—remember it quite the same way.<p><i>When I first came out</i> …

Joni Mitchell