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Amazon challenges YouTube by offering uploaders a cut of the ads

Amazon is launching its new Amazon Video Direct service today to let video creators share any content and receive a cut of the revenue. Amazon is offering a variety of ways for creators to earn money, including royalties through streaming by Prime members, and revenue sharing through rentals, …

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2016

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

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Want to Be Truly Happy? Here's the Only Thing Harvard Researchers Say You Absolutely Need

It isn't money, success, or power. It's something more basic and rewarding.<p>In just a second, we'll share the research-backed secret of happiness. But first, even though it's March, let's think about an old Christmas movie: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>.<p>You'll remember Jimmy Stewart's character, George …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

50 things you should be doing without thinking if you want to be an entrepreneur

Instead, the best lessons come from experience, and only by adopting beneficial habits on a daily basis can you gradually attain the excellent leadership, decision-making, and adaptability necessary to assure your success as a startup founder.<p>Those lessons? To get you started, here are 50 of the …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

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7 ways traveling makes you sexy AF

1. It creates confidence.<p>I don’t need to to tell anyone that confidence makes you sexy, so I’ll just skip to the creating confidence part that is …

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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels …

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

This Is Your Brain on Magic

Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.<p>“I’m going to flip through here and I want you to glance at a card in the middle,” Jay Olson tells his volunteer, offering the deck of cards in his hands. “Not the bottom …

The Secret of Successful Travel in France

Everywhere I went in France on each trip I'd run into Americans acting rudely, as if they hadn't spent even a few minutes checking a guide book or Google to find out the basics of French cultural interaction.<p>In a response to anarticle by Pamela Druckerman in the <i>New York Times</i> about "being French," …

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Google Launches Tool To Help You Stay “A Step Ahead” Of Hackers

This week Google released a new security tool it hopes will help users “stay a step ahead of any bad guys,” Eran Feigenbaum, director of security for Google Work, wrote in a blog post.<p>The tool, called the Devices & Activity dashboard, shows a list of devices currently logged into your Google …

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The Complete Guide to Hacking In-Flight Wi-Fi

Going to bite the bullet to get online, are you there? This is the complete set of tricks to doing it the right way without getting robbed and coughing up full price.<p>Going to bite the bullet to get online, are you there? This is the complete set of tricks to doing it the right way without getting …

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Top 10 Things You Must Do in Amsterdam

If you ever find yourself venturing out to The Netherlands with a stop in Amsterdam, first call me and invite me to come along and then do these 10 things before you do anything else.<p>You know how you have that long list of the top places you want to travel? Well, Amsterdam was never on my list and …

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This Smartphone Case Prints Your Photos Instantly

Remember Polaroid cameras? Back in the day, the idea of snapping a picture and seeing the results instantly was amazing.<p>Now, our favorite camera -- the smartphone -- doesn’t allow for instant prints, but a small company based in France might soon make that function a reality. The startup Prynt is …

Trunkster's No-Zipper Suitcase Has A Surprise Feature You Have To See

Looking for a sleeker, more efficient suitcase? Check out Trunkster.<p>The company, which makes zipper-free luggage with "intelligent features," launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday and far surpassed its goal of $50,000. As of Thursday afternoon, Trunkster had raised over $120,000. Once you see …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge first impressions!

<i>Editor’s Note: This first impressions comes from a Japanese edition of the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s likely that many of the issues and specifics mentioned below are unique to the Japanese variant of the Galaxy Note Edge, and will be likely rectified before it reaches European and Western markets. We</i> …

The ONE Tourist Mistake You Should NOT Make On Your Next Trip Abroad

Sometimes, a small tip goes a long way...<p>Traveling the globe involves learning and adapting to cultural peculiarities one may never even knew existed. Here, HuffPost editors from around the world share their tips on what tourist faux pas you may want to avoid on your next adventure.<p>Let them be your …

The Top Video Games Of May 2014 [Updated]

<i>Update: I will be adding links to reviews for each of these as they come out. Check each game below for links to the pertinent reviews.</i><p>We’re almost a week into May, and that means we’re quickly approaching some of the biggest, most-anticipated video game releases of 2014.<p>This month has a handful of …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously

Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it’s a profession. The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at the ‘big-picture’ future of the human race, and notably, the risks that could wipe us out …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …