Maryam Shahyz

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Q&A on the Iranian nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's what you need to know about the Iran nuclear deal:<p>WHAT JUST HAPPENED AND WHY IS THIS SUCH A BIG DEAL?<p>In general, Iran has …

Climbing On Mount Denali

18 Stuffed Desserts With a Secret Inside

Do you ever struggle with selecting just one confection? With these 18 stuffed dessert recipes you no longer need to make the tough choice between candy, cake, cookies and brownies. Combining several (or all) of these delicious goodies into one sweet mashup is totally the way to go. Scroll through …

Why Google Glass Flopped

With customer service, production and supply chain management, companies are constantly being told that they have to get it right first time. In new technology, however, that mantra is turned on its head.<p>Try to think of a truly great product that realised anything like its full potential in its …

Google Glass

Top 11 Innovative Products And Services Of 2014

At the end of each semester, I ask my business school students to share what they think are the best new products or services of the year. Given how international, digitally savvy, and current the students are, it’s a great way for us all to learn about standout innovations. Here are 11 of my …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

Take Away the A: An Unusual Illustrated Alphabet Book about How We Make Meaning

As a lover of unusual alphabet books, I was gladdened by this year’s crop of particularly wonderful additions, including Maira Kalman’s imaginative design history primer, <i>Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag</i> and Oliver Jeffers’s magnificent short stories for the letters, <i>Once Upon an Alphabet</i>. Joining them is <b>Take Away</b> …

Planets Outside Of Our Solar System

55 Cancri e is a super-Earth - more massive than the Earth but lighter than a gas giant. This planet is so close to its Sun that it orbits every 18 hours. Its light was detected by the Spitzer Space Telescope.

10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

Jonny Bowden, a Los Angeles nutritionist who has written eight books, including, most recently, Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long Term Weight Loss, says the ideal office snacks are "well constructed mini-meals." That means food that contains protein, fat and fiber and …

Nutrition

Stunning Drone Video Tours NYC's Five Boroughs From the Sky

Living here we can get caught up in our day-to-day routines, only occasionally venturing to new territory. And many visitors don't see much beyond Manhattan and Brooklyn.<p>But we live in an age of drone cinematography (even if we're still waiting for FAA regulations for drones). We don't have limit …

Drones

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

Why Google's Search Market Share Loss To Yahoo Means Pretty Much Nothing

Larry Page’s nightmare? That’s how one website reacted to the news that Google's iconic search service lost four percentage points of market share to Yahoo.<p>Sorry, but not only is Google’s CEO and cofounder unlikely to have nightmares over this, he won’t lose any sleep at all. That’s because the …

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for a healthy start to 2015

Photograph: Johanna Parkin for the Guardian. Food styling: Jack Sargeson<p>Thomsina Miers’ steamed fish with nam jim sauce: ‘Perfect for blowing out the January cobwebs.’<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/7/1420629086695/7fffe376-3f3b-4ddd-bd38-6f5eff15fea2-460x276.jpeg<p>…

The best adventure holidays for 2015

Surf in solitude in Mozambique, go hiking in Kurdistan or bumble through Spain in a 2CV … we round up the best new adventures for 2015<p>Hard-pushed to pinpoint it on a map? You’re not alone. On the Horn of Africa, bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, this tiny country is hardly on the tourist …

Horn of Africa

Man Jumps Into Water and Catches His New Camera Drone at the Last Possible Moment

Zwier Spanjer recently purchased a DJI Phantom 2 camera drone and captured the video above on his first day of flying it outdoors. The flight didn’t …

The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …

Customers

NASA Recreates the Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ Hubble Photo 20 Years Later

On April 1st, 1995, the Hubble Telescope captured a photograph that became one of the most iconic space photos ever captured. Titled, “Pillars of …

The Week in Review: CES Pushes the Innovation Envelope

Televisions with a curved display. 3D printed pizzas. High fashion wearables. An app that changes how you feel by delivering “neurosignaling …

10 Times the Golden Globes Got It Right and the Oscars Didn’t

Everybody makes fun of the Golden Globes—even the hosts make fun of the Golden Globes. They’re silly, they get stars drunk, they’re known for handing out awards to famous people just to get them to show up, and thanks to their habit of splitting films into drama and musical/comedy categories, they …

Wearable devices get more stylish as fashion and technology intersect

LAS VEGAS — "I, for one, don't want to look like a computer threw up on me," fashion designer Billie Whitehouse says.<p>The 27-year-old co-founder of Wearable Experiments gestures toward a jacket that by all appearances is just a typical well-tailored wool garment: It's dark gray, covered in tiny …

Wearable Tech

Connect with Your Peaceful Self to Overcome Fears & Worries

<b>“Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.” ~Unknown</b><p>It was an ordinary school morning in a busy European city. I seem to recall it was spring, as my …

Positive Thinking

20 Award-Winning Wedding Photographs of 2014

Four times a year, the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographer (or ISPWP) holds a members-only contest to pick out the best wedding photographs of the year. The ISPWP is an organization, created by professional photographers, that brings together the top wedding photographers in …

Framing

An Anti-Torture Logo That Cleverly Communicates Across Three Cultures

Up until 2009, Sri Lanka, the island country just south of India, was engulfed in a civil war that lasted 26 years. In broad strokes, the war erupted …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

Harold Hamm's $975 Million Divorce Check: First Rejected, Then Cashed, Now Taxed

Billionaire Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm wrote a $975 million personal check to his ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall this week. It was meant to settle a bitter divorce that’s been in the courts for several years. At first, she rejected it, saying she was appealing. Then she abruptly changed her …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Belize

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

The Conan Pose: A Visual Trope That Appears Everywhere

This image by Earl Norem was the cover for a 1979 issue of the comic book <i>The Savage Sword of Conan</i>. Yeoman Lowbrow of the retro blog Flashbak refers …

The 6 Best Style Transformations We've Ever Seen

We never thought we'd see the day when celebs like Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie were considered style icons. But believe it or not, that day has arrived. While their fashion choices in the early aughts may have been cringe-worthy, today they are among some of the best-dressed women in the world.<p>…

The Truth About Full-Time Employment

About fifteen years ago I started consulting. I got two juicy projects right away, and I was over the moon. I had been a corporate Sally since the dawn of time.<p>One of the projects was very cutting-edge for its day. The other one was a more conventional organizational development project. I dug into …