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How to become more intelligent every day

<b>How does one become more intelligent every day?</b><p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a 7-year-old …

Self-improvement

12 Teen Bedroom Ideas So Good You'll Want to Steal Them for Yourself

Decorating a bedroom for a teenager—or with their help—can cause a lot of tension. Not only do you want to guide them to decorate a room that feels …

Home Decorating

Rare glass house carved into hillside hits the market in Olympia Fields

Architect Giorgio Lostao knows a unique house when he sees it.<p>So, when he had the opportunity to buy a glass house in 2016, he said he eagerly paid $605,000 for the home on Oak Lane Drive in Olympia Fields.<p>“This house is quite perfect,” Lostao said.<p>Now, Lostao hopes others feel the same about the …

Synth One

Synth One just launched. It’s a new synth app for the iPad, but it’s also a big deal. Why? Because it is free, open-source, and built by volunteer musicians and programmers. Stay with me here. Synth One isn’t out typical hideous open-source bloatfest of an app. It’s beautifully designed, sounds …

A psychologist explains how to overcome social anxiety

Get out of your own head.<p>No one likes to be told to “be yourself,” but it’s actually good advice. If you’re someone who often avoids speaking in public or is generally terrified of socially awkward situations, it’s especially good advice.<p>Fifteen millionAmericans suffer from a diagnosable form of …

20 Doctor-Recommended Natural Remedies For Everyday Ailments

The latest surveys show that about a third of Americans now use natural or complementary medicine, and the number is growing. Fish oil is the most common natural product used for health—nearly 8% of adults take it preventively for heart health. Next in popularity are glucosamine/chondroitin, …

School warns over Roblox and Fortnite online games

<b>An Armagh primary school has warned parents not to let their children play two popular online games unsupervised.</b><p>There is concern that they may not know exactly with whom they are playing - or chatting.<p>Roblox and Fortnite allow players to interact with each other via online chat.<p>Armagh Christian …

Game Development

How to be a teenage tycoon

Meet the teenage entrepreneurs making millions between them.<p>Akshay Ruparelia is 19 and has an online estate agency valued at £12m.<p>Kate and Annie Madden are 17 and 16 respectively and their supplement to prevent stomach ulcers in horses is used by five royal families around the world.<p>Henry Patterson …

Entrepreneurship

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

8 Surprisingly Effective Hacks For Getting That Negative Voice Out Of Your Head

Most of us are familiar with that negative voice in our head: The one that tells us we aren't good enough, that we should stop trying, that we aren't …

What are the best foods to fight aging?

Eat well for a long and healthy life – that's a mantra that we're all familiar with, but what are the best foods to help us achieve that goal? In …

How to send large files for free: the easiest ways to send massive files

For bigger file transfers, email is a no-go. So what are your options?<p>E-mail is creaking under the demands of the internet, and nowhere is that more …

Software

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

<b>Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization.</b><p>Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition "gaming disorder".<p>The draft document describes it as a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming …

Mental Health

Nintendo Switch secret golf game wiped

<b>A hidden golf video game found on the Nintendo Switch console has been removed in the latest software update, according to fans of the device.</b><p>In September, gamers found the game buried in the Switch operating system code, but it could only be activated following specific steps.<p>Some fans thought it …

Nintendo Switch

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs. The other day I asked Toby why children like robots so much.<p>“Because they work for you,” he …

Stephen Hawking

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

Studies Show You Only Need to Exercise This Many Minutes a Day For Better Health

We've been conditioned to think if we can't get a solid 30-minute workout in a day, it's a waste of our time, and this is especially true from former athletes who spent hours exercising per day in their youth. What can 15 minutes a day really do? The answer is a lot.<p>A small study by the Pennington …

Why we cry — the evolutionary science behind our natural reaction

Professor Sophie Scott of University College London studies cognitive neuroscience of human communication. She is well-known for her TED Talk called, "Why We Laugh." We asked her to explain why humans cry. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Sophie Scott:</b> As far as we know, we are the only …

University College London

7 Best Nasi Lemak Stalls You Must Try In Singapore

Nasi lemak is a Malay dish that has long been a perennial favourite among Singaporeans regardless of race. It is a dish that features an eclectic mix …

Side Dishes

Chinese Dinner Etiquette – 4 Key Insights for Foreign Guests

Where should I sit? Who starts eating first?<br>Which part of the fish is considered the best?<br>How can I show respect when toasting with others?<br>Let us …

3 Ways to Act Now That Apple Made QR Codes Cool Again

Apple's new iOS 11 made QR codes native to the camera app without the need to get another app. Here is what you should do to capitalize on this feature.<p>Many technologies follow the Gartner Hype Cycle. The expectations from the new technology increase until they reach their highest at the "Peak of …

QR codes

It is easy to expose users' secret web habits, say researchers

<b>Two German researchers say they have exposed the porn-browsing habits of a judge, a cyber-crime investigation and the drug preferences of a politician.</b><p>The pair obtained huge amounts of information about the browsing habits of three million German citizens from companies that gather …

Privacy

7/7 survivor on how her life has changed

Martine Wright MBE was the last survivor to be pulled from the Aldgate train during the London 7/7 terror attack in 2005.<p>She lost both her legs and was in a coma for 10 days and underwent 10 months of surgery.<p>Twelve years on, she's releasing her memoir to tell others how her life has changed since …

Terrorism

How a South Sudanese refugee became a supermodel

Mari Malek came to the US as a child refugee. Now she uses her supermodel status to advocate for children affected by war in South Sudan.<p>Video by Charlie Northcott

South Sudan

Trevor Noah Shows You How to Switch Up the Basic Blue Suit

Trevor Noah’s style is undeniably excellent. <i>The Daily Show</i> host's sartorial leanings are more classic than swervy (unless he’s stunting for <i>GQ</i>, of course) and on-screen, the funnyman can be found in canonical two-button suits with blue and white shirts and dark ties. When he’s photographed off the …

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

4 Tips for Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Early in my career, I was an executive in a nearly $2 billion company and had all I could ever want in a job. But pretty soon, things started to feel …

My life in the world’s largest refugee camp

In the early 1990s, Somalia was consumed by civil war and famine. Millions fled their homes. Many tried to reach neighbouring Kenya in search of survival.<p>One of those was Zamzam Abdi Gelle, a young woman who made the treacherous journey from Somalia's battle-scarred capital Mogadishu to Dadaab, a …

Human Rights

5 Easy Yoga Poses That Banish Stress

I'd like to say that I'm a zen yogi who always has a cool, calm mind; positive perspective; and a zero-tolerance policy for things that don't serve …

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …