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Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

I’ve always been well-liked. At least, I think that’s the case. I have friends, a spouse, a job, a college degree. I exercise. I get haircuts …

Forget counting calories, fat and sugar – taking care of your gut is what matters

Ditching restrictive dieting and calorie-counting is the key to maintaining a healthy weight according to a leading scientist determined to change …

‘It Really Does Get Into Your Head.’ The Election, Through the Eyes of Teenage Girls.

They are too young to vote, but old enough to follow the news. For teenage girls, this gender bomb of an election is happening just as they are starting to form their identities as young women.<p>Hillary Clinton has campaigned with a rah-rah message for girls: “Yes, you can be anything you want — even …

High School

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

The Brain

As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Five states are voting this fall on whether marijuana should be legal, like alcohol, for recreational use. That has sparked questions about what we know — and don't know — about marijuana's effect on the brain.<p>Research is scarce. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a Schedule I …

Why Didn’t the FBI Stop Omar Mateen?

The face of terrorism is changing. And critics say the bureau has been too slow to catch on.<p>If Omar Mateen was a disciple of “radical Islam,” as Donald Trump angrily described him, and “one of the soldiers of the caliphate,” as the Islamic State approvingly deemed him, he wasn’t a very impressive …

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.<p><b>Stop Checking Facebook</b><p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, the more …

12 Good Habits That You Should Adopt for a Better Life

Old habits are hard to break, right? At least that's how the saying goes. I'm not a brain science expert, but I have done enough research on the topic that I think I have a good grasp on how the brain works. Well, at least when it comes to habits.<p>They say it takes 21 days to adopt a new habit. Why …

Juicing

Barbie Doll Exhibition during Paris Fashion Week: Pictures

Barbie

Everything You Need To Know About Italian Prosciutto

So you know what you're getting on your next meat and cheese plate.<p>There’s Parma ham and then there’s San Daniele: both are delicious and widely loved in Italy and abroad. They look alike yet are very different. Here’s what you need to know to tell them apart. Both are PDO products (protected …

Italy

Small Town Talk by Barney Hoskyns review – Bob Dylan and the magic of Woodstock

How did a leafy bolthole north of New York become so central to rock lore?<p>In 1964, Bob Dylan wrote many of the songs on <i>Bringing It All Back Home</i> in a spartan “white room” he’d been loaned above the Café Espresso in Woodstock. About 100 miles north of New York, the small country town is lodged at …

Hudson River

Sleep deprivation could do something surprising to your diet

While many publications had already linked a lack of sleep to overeating and poor food choices, this study, published in the journal Sleep, explains what happens in the body to trigger this desire to consume greasy, sweet or salty meals.<p>The team of scientists from the University of Chicago …

Sleep

Winners and losers from Super Tuesday

By Chris Cillizza<p>, Reporter<p>The biggest day -- and night -- of the 2016 presidential primary season is (mostly) in the books. Voters in 11 states, from Texas to Vermont, cast ballots with hundreds of delegates at stake on both sides. I watched, tweeted and jotted down some of the best and worst of …

Government

7 Dinners To Make This Week

Because eating is pretty much the best part of winter.

Meet The Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism To The Masses

When you think of tract homes, you think of houses that look the same: the same color scheme, the same style; homes that form two uninteresting walls on either side of a suburban street. That might be the case today, but nearly 60 years ago — at a time when "real" architects wouldn't touch tract …

Twitter is struggling – probably because normal people don't know how to use it

Outside the media bubble, Twitter’s processes and protocols can be confusing. yet its future depends on attracting new users, and encouraging them to stay<p>Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey needs Ann Feely, a 51-year-old wine marketer in California’s Bay Area, to keep posting about her favorite …

Social Media

19 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

Some mornings, choosing between hitting snooze and eating breakfast is a real struggle. Decision-making is hard! But with a little planning, you can catch a few extra Zs *and* grab your homemade breakfast to go like the #girlboss you are. All you need is a muffin pan, and boom! You’ve got 12 days …

Brand marketing: 10 experts reveal their predictions for 2016

Photograph: PR<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/12/14/1450090492502/5af02b36-3bbc-4562-a0bb-91066c24ed92-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Google And ASUS Launch The $85 Chromebit, A Chrome OS Desktop On An HDMI Stick

Earlier this year, Google and ASUS announced the Chromebit — a full Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick. Today, the two companies are officially launching this new way of using Chrome OS on any screen with an HDMI port.<p>The $85 Chromebit is a 75 gram (or 2.6 ounces) stick that you can plug …

Try It Now

Our Pick Of 21 Interesting Startups From Web Summit

As Web Summit in Dublin wraps up another gang-busting year of packing out the pubs and bars, and bringing the traffic to a halt (some 30,000 people attended this year), TechCrunch took a turn around some of the stages to hunt down any interesting startups we could find. It’s a little tough to take …

The Biggest Social Media Science Study: What 4.8 Million Tweets Say About the Best Time to Tweet

<i>Updated 5/4/2016: Added some new insights and learnings into the blog post here on the best times to tweet. We’re so grateful for the chance to learn</i> …

Social Media

Facebook Expands Search To All 2 Trillion Posts, Surfacing Public Real-Time News

Facebook is ready to challenge Google and Twitter for control of real-time news search and the news itself. Starting today with a rollout to US English language users, Facebook Search will return anything you’re allowed to see from its 2 trillion posts. That includes public posts by all people and …

6 reasons to visit San Francisco now | CNN Travel

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

Microsoft’s Very Good Day

This morning, at Moynihan Station, in midtown Manhattan, the C.E.O. of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, offered a crowd of reporters and fanboys a little nugget of Zen: “As devices come and go, you persist.” Nadella, dressed in dark jeans and a dark T-shirt, was speaking to people who’d been knocked into …

Satya Nadella

Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling - An interview with Reza | LensCulture

Sitting in the foyer of Webistan, you are surrounded by history. Meter-long <i>National Geographic</i> covers hang next to old exhibition catalogues and vibrant posters document events long since past.<p>The occasion for much of this history is one man—Reza. An award-winning photographer, a globally …

Idealism

Ben Carson's anti-Muslim comments are ahistoric but politically profitable | Scott Lemieux

The would-be Republican nominee’s statement reveal he’s unqualified for the presidency. But they reflect common feelings among his conservative base<p>As a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Carson was an admired and most admirable figure but, despite his avuncular manner, as a political …