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27 Free Apps That Will Save You So Much Money

*the sound of coins falling into your bank account*

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Nutrition

What The Sherlock Archetype Teaches Us About Ourselves

Archetypes are useful but risky storytelling tools. Used poorly, they oversimplify, silence nuance, and induce cliches, but used well, they can leverage existing social and cultural forces to powerful effect, potentially critiquing those very same forces. Furthermore, enduring archetypes reveal …

Genius

7 start-ups that are driving social change

A standing joke in Silicon Valley is that the smartest people go into online advertising, virtual currency, or dumb online games. And you surely have …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope

More like cell-fies! Ha ha, right? Right?<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! Examine plant cells, check out the sharpness of your knives, or just take some awesome photos. It's easy to make and looks rad …

Microscopes

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Cerebral spinal fluid found to pump around the brain of sleeping mice, flushing out waste products like a biological dishwasher<p>Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

Dessert

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

Social Media

The Coolest Way To Listen To Classical Music

An awesome interactive website lets you follow an orchestra from four angles.<p>The London Symphony Orchestra has just created a mind-blowingly cool interactive site that lets you channel-surf through different views of the performance. HD cameras followed the orchestra as they played a rendition of …

Flute

How the Internet is killing innovation

<i>Rob May is CEO and cofounder of Backupify.</i><p>I believed the same lies that you still believe, for a long time. I was in college during the early days of the World Wide Web, and like others, I rejoiced in the incredible access to knowledge it provided, and diversity of thought it promoted. So when I …

Millennial males seek work-life balance too

Many younger professionals aren’t just looking for jobs. They’re looking for a better quality of life—and are tailoring their careers accordingly.<p>“My …

Here’s what’s in store for India if the rupee continues to crumble

Currency traders and foreign investors may be fretting over their losing short-term bets on India’s troubled currency, but India itself has much bigger troubles in store if the recent nosedive of the rupee—it fell 4% today against the US dollar, and is down 27% over the last six …

Economics

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

These Songs Could Have Changed Your Life: The Best Rejected Songs of the Millennium

In which 20 Grantland writers wipe their eyes, put on their headphones, take a walk, and attempt to process the most egregious omissions from the …

Jack White

Happy Supermoon! Celebrate lunar largeness as a planetary holiday

The biggest, brightest full moon of the year shines in the sky this weekend, which makes this the perfect time to take in the wonders of the night sky — whether or not you're swept up in the "supermoon" hype.<p>Some say the supermoon ranks as "one of the biggest celestial events of the year." …

NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it?

Computer programmers believe they know how to build cryptographic systems that are impossible for anyone, even the U.S. government, to crack. So why can the NSA read your e-mail?<p>Last week, leaks revealed that the Web sites most people use every day are sharing users' private information with the …

Associated Press News

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

Just Curious ... Why Is Everyone Totally Okay With The Government Spying On 'Foreigners?'

When the first allegations about NSA privacy abuses came out, the NSA and White House rushed to reassure everyone:<p>Yes, the surveillance program exists, but it <i>only spies on foreigners</i>.<p>And for a day or two, that actually appeared to satisfy everyone. Oh, we're only recording, tracking, and analyzing …

Surveillance

Tell Me What Is Being Done In My Name

<b>OK, let us persist</b> in the notion that I am an American citizen. Let us persist in the notion that I am the citizen of a self-governing political commonwealth. Let us persist in the notion that I have a say -- and important and equal say -- in the operation of my government here and out in the …

Personal Data