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Ikea's new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessary

Are you interested in tying down your furniture to a technology "standard" that's far from standard? Then you might be interested in some new products that will be on sale at Ikea in North America and Europe this spring. The Swedish furniture company has partnered with the Wireless Power …

These Apps Will Make Filing Your Taxes Way Less Painful

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The best cat videos are over a century old

Japan’s love of cats started long before Hello Kitty, Doraemon, and cat cafés. Cats first came to Japanese shores aboard ships transporting sacred Buddhist scriptures from China, as a sixth-century rodent deterrent, and they have since made their way into Japanese domestic life and folklore.<p>An …

Cats

Past the Centre Pompidou: the unsung museums of Paris

If there's one thing that rivals a Parisian's obsession with food, it's art. This passion for art, and culture in general, is reflected in the vast number of museums in Paris. According to the municipality there are well over 100 of them, one of the highest concentrations in the world.<p>Everyone …

Seven Habits Of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Why animals eat psychoactive plants

Thousands of people were streaming in to a ten-day festival in September where they were planning — after a long burst of hard work — to find some …

Have we got it all wrong about gluten?

If you're suffering from gut pain, don't assume you're gluten intolerant: researchers believe other common foods such as garlic and onions could be to blame<p>So you think you’re gluten intolerant? It might go against the grain, but a growing body of research suggests that gluten might not be the …

Why do we pick our nose?

Poking around inside our nostrils is disgusting, unhygienic and potentially harmful, so it’s baffling that it’s as common as it is, says Jason G Goldman.<p>Most of us do it, but few of us will admit to it. If we get caught red-handed, we experience shame and regret. And we tend to frown upon others …

The Selling of the Avocado

How the "alligator pear" went from obscure delicacy to America's favorite fruit<p>Twenty-five years ago, talk-show host Gordon Elliott was working as a reporter for a local morning TV show called <i>Good Day New York</i>. The gig involved knocking on the doors of random, unsuspecting New Yorkers and, along …

Nutrition

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

Amid all the high rollers and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip are a surprising number of things to do that won't cost you a thing. The casinos alone are a sensory tour de force, with lights, fountains, shows, and music—much of it free. Use this guide to explore some of the other no-cost opportunities …

23 Low-Carb Lunches That Will Actually Fill You Up

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Matcha Culture: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Big Thing in Tea

The next big thing in tea is here: It's matcha<p>It's no secret we at <i>Bon Appétit</i> love the powdered green tea known as <b>matcha</b>. Heck, we even put it in our holiday cookies. But we're not the only ones smitten by matcha. With one finger on the mug of our green tea latte and the other on the pulse of all …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Ergonomics

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Psychology

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

A breakout hit made with an $8 app<p><i>Tangerine</i>, a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story …

The simple way to get a good seat on a plane without paying extra

Just because it looks hopeless doesn’t mean you should give up hope for scoring a seat up front. Even if it looks like you’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell.<p>In fact, even in the bleakest of airplane rides, when the economy cabin looks close to filling up and the only three choices are middle seats …

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance

A new study finds just the opposite. Treadmill desks actually improve people’s attention to a task and their ability to recall details about the task …

Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck? | Pete Etchells

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Poker

How to Make the Best Italian-American Meatball Sandwich

What do you get when you have a killer meatball recipe and several great tomato sauce recipes? Easy: the fixings for all kinds of amazing meals.<p>You can eat them as-is, the way I presented them in my Italian-American meatball piece. You could toss the sauce with spaghetti and set the meatballs on …

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips

5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

Sure, a fat nest egg and good health help. But there are less obvious ways to make sure your post-work life is a happy one.<p>Retirement ought to be a …

Here's How to Fix Your Cracked iPhone Screen

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24 restaurants foodies couldn't stop talking about in 2014

This was the year of crisp doughnuts and slurpy ramen, two trends heavily reflected in the world of food blogging.<p>From Sydney to New York, bloggers …

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Sculpture

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Columbia? Taken. Mississippi? Taken. Sacramento? El Niño? Marlin? Grizzly? Sorry, they're all taken.<p>Virtually every large city, notable landscape feature, creature and weather pattern of North America — as well as myriad other words, concepts and images — has been snapped up and trademarked as the …

Reservation Confirmed: A Reading List About Airbnb

It’s easy to get distracted while reading about Airbnb. First, the listings themselves range from luxurious to quaint, and if you have any sort of …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Taste Test: The Best Ready-Made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Ah, holiday party season! A time for friends, family, and loved ones to gather, sip on something warming by the fire, gaze into each others' eyes and feel the magic glow of good will and cheer.<p>...or, a time to drive yourself crazy …