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This book is the new “Wild”—and it might inspire you to change your life in surprising ways

By the time she was 25, Steph Jagger had created the kind of life that vision boards are made of: She had a covetable marketing job in Vancouver, a …

L.A. Startup Trace Advances Action Sports Through Tracking Technology

<i>Image of Trace, the action sports tracker.</i><p>Tracking technologies take shape in various forms, be it handheld, wearable, rideable, or otherwise. These …

Getting Back With Carbs

The original low-carb diet flirts with reason.<p>"So you can't eat all the cheese you want?"<p>"No, you can't. And you can't eat all the protein you want. And it's not only about bacon and sausage," said Colette Heimowitz, smiling a tight smile through the tedium of my misconceptions, which are …

Nutrition

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

10 People Who Mysteriously Vanished While Traveling

One of the most famous missing person cases in recent memory involved Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old American who vanished during a 2005 school …

Top 10 Greatest Philosophers in History

This list examines the influence, depth of insight and wide-reaching interest across many subjects of various “lovers of wisdom,” and ranks them …

How-to: Use Spotlight and Smart Folders to search for anything on your Mac

In OS X, Spotlight is an effective way to search your entire hard drive for a file or folder, email, or any other file. There are many other things Spotlight can do, and searching for files is just one of them. Spotlight is also capable of looking up dictionary definitions, launching apps, …

Nootrobox Launches Its “Smart Drugs” Subscription Service

Subscription-based “box of the month” services have been fairly hit-or-miss so far. While some like Birchbox are still going strong, elsewhere, smaller startups – and even experiments from the world’s largest retailer, Walmart – have faded away. But a new company called Nootrobox is giving the …

​OS X Yosemite Preview: All the New Features for Your Mac

The brand new OS X Yosemite is perhaps the most dramatic redesign of Apple's operating system to date. Tomorrow, Apple's launching a public beta …

Beta Testing

Meet The UK Startup That’s Taking On Big Pharma — With Digital Medicine

Five years ago Peter Hames had chronic insomnia. Today he’s the co-founder of Big Health, a multi-million dollar VC-backed startup that’s setting out to create a new category of healthcare — under the self-defined banner of ‘digital medicine’.<p>The best startups begin with the desire to fix a genuine …

Eye-Deceiving Murals Turn Streets Of Iran Into An Optical Illusion Gallery

Creative murals by designer and street artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo are turning Tehran, Iran’s streets into an outstanding open-air gallery. Executed on …

The 46 Most Brilliant Life Hacks Every Human Being Needs To Make Life Easier

Share the post "The 46 Most Brilliant Life Hacks Every Human Being Needs To Make Life Easier"<p>I love finding clever solutions to the little snags I …

6 Reasons Why You Need Wink To Control All Your Connected Devices (list)

With so many connected devices these days it’s hard to keep track of them all. Especially when each one has their own app, making your tablet or …

How to Jumpstart Your Journaling | A 31-Day Journaling Prompt Calendar | The Art of Manliness

There’s been plenty of talk on AoM recently about journaling with our articles on The Diary Habit as well as 9 habits young men should adopt. Seeing …

What’s in my house: Connected devices I’ve liked enough to buy

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Recently I asked my colleagues for a list of the connected devices in their homes to get a sense of what people have and like, …

Pebble - Pebble Makes Fitness Shine, Partners with Misfit

When we created Pebble, we designed it with health and fitness in mind—making it waterproof and including an accelerometer. Since then, we’ve …

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GE announces $15 connected LED light bulb controlled by Wink app

The “Internet of things,” the “Connected Home,” the “Smart Home,” whatever you want to call it, it’s just a fancy way of turning your stuff on and off with your smartphone. Now GE has introduced a cheaper way to stay on the couch and control your lights.<p>The low-cost connected Link lightbulb from GE …

MailTrack Tells You When Someone Has Read Your Email Message

Chrome: Corporate email systems often have ways of telling you if an email is read. For users of Gmail in Chrome, MailTrack creates easy read …

Apps

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Sensaris Sensbloks Complement Your Life by Providing Information About Your Environment

Inspired by Phonebloks, <b>Sensaris Sensbloks</b> are the first modular, portable device that provides you with environmental, comfort, and personal …

Industrial Design

Air pollution linked to cognitive decline in later years | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The tiny particles in vehicle exhaust and other sources of air pollution may hasten cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new U. S. study.<p>An airplane flies past the haze covered skyline of New York's Lower Manhattan as seen from the Eagle Rock Reservation in …

Japan’s Uncanny Quest to Humanize Robots

Photographer Luisa Whitton documents what it means to be human in a time when robots nearly resemble living, breathing people.<p>We’re one step closer to a robot takeover. At least, that’s one interpretation of “What About the Heart?” a new series by British photographer Luisa Whitton. In 17 photos, …

Can Rational Arguments Actually Change People's Minds?

Are we, the human species, unreasonable? Do rational arguments have any power to sway us, or is it all intuition, hidden motivations, and various …

The Holy Men of Varanasi: documentary about their extreme practices and acts of self-denial

3 Ways The Lyric Thermostat Makes The Smart Home Brilliant

Don’t let its looks deceive you. Honeywell’s new thermostat is bringing truer intelligence to the smart home.<p>Designed by ex-Apple luminary Tony Fadell, the Nest thermostat seemed pretty incredible when it debuted in 2011. All you had to do was set the temperature as you saw fit, and it’d learn your …

Discover new movies with friends using Movienr

How do you discover new movies to watch? For me, it is mostly friends recommendations. Or the decision is based on news and advertisements. Other …

Computer AI passes the Turing Test for the first time in history

A computer program has officially passed the historic Turing Test, a 65 year old experiment that seeks to find the point at which a computer can pass as a human being in text-based conversation.<p>The program, known as Eugene, simulates a 13 year old boy and is the first artificial intelligence to …