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Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

Why obesity damages your mind as well as your body

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight, with researchers finding puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia.<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure hunt’.<p>The …

June 2015

Diversity

Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

The acclaimed filmmaker of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War reveals why he now types all his manuscripts in Baskerville.<p>In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. With the collusion of the <i>New York Times</i>, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

5 Tech Trends That Will Hit Every Retail Store By 2020

Showrooming—the practice of shoppers using retail stores to discover products they’d like to buy, then completing their purchases online where they can find better deals—is often cited as a concern of physical retailers. With an enticing mix of low prices, breadth of selection, and convenience, …

eCommerce

7 hottest new travel accessories | CNN Travel

Instagram Launches Layout, Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram today announced the debut of a new application called Layout, the company’s next standalone creation tool outside of its flagship photo-sharing application. With Layout, Instagram users will be able to quickly build collages using their mobile photos, which they can then choose to share …

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

5 Common Morning Routine Mistakes

For many of us, the morning doesn’t seem like it’s anything important. The time between your initial wakeup and your arrival to the office is usually …

How to Maximize Your Free Storage Space on Every Cloud Service | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Between Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and a half dozen other services, the sky's the limit on how much cloud storage you can get. Here are some of …

5 Chrome Apps to Maximize Your Productivity

In this busy day and age, it’s good to know there are many productivity apps that can help us become more efficient. Most apps on this list are …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos23 hours agoView More<p>Style<p>Our Legacy …

Microsoft offers first look at new Windows - and gives it a name

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will unveil a new name for its best-known product on Tuesday when it offers the first official glimpse of its latest Windows operating system.<p>A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex exhibition in Taipei June 4, …

Hey AT&T Customers: It May Be Time to Give Up Your Unlimited Data Plan

Wireless carriers may continue to offer unlimited data plans, but they're not the great deal they once were.<p>Almost half of all AT&T mobile customers …

A 3-cent tooth whitener and 7 other surprising uses for hydrogen peroxide

There’s a good chance you have a little brown bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your bathroom right now — but you probably don’t use it for much other than the occasional disinfection of minor cuts and scrapes. Behold all the affordable (and ingenious) uses you've been missing out on.<p><b>Whiten teeth</b> …