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We Need To Talk About Depression

Building a startup is like climbing a mountain and being told you’ll only get the gear you need–harnesses, helmets, bottled oxygen–as you struggle toward the peak. Long hours away from family, responsibility to investors and users, and the fear of failure are extremely stressful and they sometimes …

Bio-digital, interactive Urban Algae Canopy produces a small forest's worth of oxygen (Video)

Can biology and architecture come together to create new and compelling forms and functions? We've seen concepts before like biomemetic architecture, …

Bitcoin is so 2013: Dogecoin is the new cryptocurrency on the block

It was only a matter of time before the 2013 meme of the year tried to turn his success into financial gain. Enter Dogecoin: a Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency that seems to have started as a joke and is beginning to actually accumulate some value. As with most things meme, there's a community on Reddit …

Network Better as an Introvert with a “Socialization Quota”

It's important to build and maintain relationships in your personal and professional lives, but it's hard to keep doing that if you're an introvert. …

5 Fun Apps To Help Sharpen Your Memory

Did you forget where you parked your car? Or do you lose your keys on a daily basis? It happens to the best of us at some point.<p>Medical experts say some degree of memory loss and a small decline in our general cognition is normal as we age. It also gets harder for us to learn new things or recall …

Marvel Comics debuts female Muslim superhero

Teenage Ms Marvel will deal with adolescence, religion and superpowers<p>Marvel Comics is bringing Ms. Marvel back as a 16-year-old daughter of Pakistani immigrants living in Jersey City named Kamala Khan.<p>The character - among the first to be a series protagonist who is both a woman and Muslim - is …

This is what Valve's Steam Machine prototype looks like

Valve's Steam Machine prototype is designed to fit right into a living room, both from a size and design perspective, so it's not surprising that it looks like a video game console, as seen in a hands-on report from The Verge.<p>According to Valve, the company produced its prototype in order to give …

6 Job Interview Questions and Answers to Avoid

The old adage of "think before you speak" is never truer than when you're on a job interview. One unwitting slip-up could cost you your dream …

Late-2013 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Review: Apple’s High-Performance Notebook Tops The Field

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display will soon be just the MacBook Pro, period. But this generation two version of both the 13- and 15-inch super slim notebooks with high-res displays is still something many average users will be weighing as an outlier possibility versus the more mainstream …

Ask "How, When, and Why?" to Instantly Build Rapport in Conversations

Meeting new people is always a bit tough, but if you're trying to build a quick rapport, psychology blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree points to an old …

Self-help

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed …

Ranking Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers

Competition for software engineers continues to accelerate, with salaries being an area employers compete aggressively on to win talent.<p>This week Glassdoor published the study, 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers 2013. Juniper Networks leads all 25 companies tracked in the study with …

Best bits: tapping into the mobile gaming industry

For organisations wishing to scale-up their social impact, the mobile gaming market may provide the answer.<p>Reaching a global audience – and with 20 million gamers in the UK alone – mobile gaming is increasingly being used as a medium to engage the public with social enterprises and their mission. …

Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9 review

When Apple first unveiled Mavericks, the latest version of its desktop operating system, we noted one key takeaway: The company is committed to OS X. Meaning, those of you waiting for an altogether new experience will have to keep holding your breath. Like all the iterations before it, version 10.9 …

Ketchuppp Is An App That Wants To Help Friends Catch Up In Person — Not On Facebook

Are you spending too much time looking at what your friends are posting on Instagram and Facebook and not enough time hanging out with each other IRL? The founders of Ketchuppp think so. And their answer to this problem is, of course, another app that’s designed to help you meet your buddies when …

Make a "Procrastination" To-Do List with Nice Things for Off Days

The to-do list is something we come back to time and again here at Lifehacker. We have shown you how get back to basics to make your to-do list …

Five Best Language Learning Tools

Learning a new language is difficult, which is why there's a huge market for tools and apps to help you do it. Some of them are really helpful and …

Unsubscribe from All LinkedIn Emails with This Simple Bookmarklet

If you’re on LinkedIn, you probably get a barrage of incessant email notifications every day. Here’s an easier way to unsubscribe from them.<p>Chengyin …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

How To Opt Out Of Google’s Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name

Angry that Google is planning on using your face and name for the sake of advertisements?<p>Here’s how to make them not.<p>If there’s any upside, it’s that opting out is, quite seriously, two clicks away. Two clicks that I only discovered because I went out of my way to look and because I checked the …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Homemade Is the New Organic

Meatloaf isn't good enough anymore. How media raised the bar for home cooking<p>I can sense when the question is on the tip of someone’s tongue. By now, the cocktails have turned watery. The tinkle of forks has softened. The conversation turns away from news, friends, or families, to cooking. “So …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

40 percent of your chicken nugget is meat. The rest is...

Nuggets: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-131951615/stock-photo-nuggets.html?src=3PVDe-pbfgQcx-loQVmiIA-1-15">Tim UR</a>/Shutterstock; …

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a potential headache for …

Sony HMZ-T3W wearable display is up for pre-order in the US, costs $999

US buyers who want to swap large displays for wearable screens might want to check out Sony's online store, where the HMZ-T3W is now available for pre-order for $999. Hirai and Co. claim this third iteration of the head-mounted display comes with dual OLED monitors that simulate sitting 65 feet …