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This Service Will Change the Way You Tailor Your Clothes

A new company called Air Tailor is taking the hassle out of hemming your pants.<p>There are times when it is not only advisable, but mandatory to go to the tailor—at least in our view of things. Just picked up a new tux or suit for your wedding and need to get it nipped and tucked in all the right …

Clothing

Scientists have solved an ancient Peruvian mystery from space

The mystery centers around a series of carefully built, spiraling holes called puquios, burrowed into the ground in the Nazca Desert of southern Peru.<p>These peculiar formations could not be dated using traditional carbon dating techniques, and the Nazca people didn't leave behind any evidence of …

I Actually Tried Meditation for 30 Days—This Is What Happened

My first meditation class was a failure. I tanked it. Bombed it worse than anything since a college essay on <i>The Canterbury Tales</i>.<p>As is typical when …

Meditation

How Darrelle Revis became the NFL's savviest negotiator

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's August 31 NFL Preview Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>THERE ARE CERTAIN</b> athletes who exude celebrity; it trails them …

NFL

Justin Houston's NFL Success a Lesson to Teams That Run Scared on Draft Day

Link to Media<p>It was four years ago, early in 2011, and a general manager was on the phone, ranting. He interrupted himself to pose a question: <i>How could Justin Houston be so damn stupid?</i><p>Then, the rant continued. <i>Houston would never make it as a pro. He doesn't have the head for it. Or the work ethic.</i> …

Self-improvement

25 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.

Cooking

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

What 1 Billion Miles Of Driver Data Tells Us About How We Drive

Insurance companies are using data to try to shape driver behavior and reduce accidents–here’s what they’ve found so far.<p>While cruising down the highway may feel to a driver like a solitary activity, vehicles are more connected than ever. Hundreds of millions of drivers worldwide use services like …

Whatever Happened to Facebook's Anonymous Login?

Almost a year after its unveiling, Anonymous Login is still in beta.<p>There are many things that come to mind when you hear the word “Facebook” — anonymity likely isn’t one of them.<p>The social network has long required users to sign up and interact with friends using their authentic identity. That’s …

A Passion for Now: How 10 Minutes Will Improve Your Work and Your Life | Inc.com

There's only one thing that we all have in common: No matter our social status, job, emotional state, or geographical location, we are all alive right now. Our work happens now. The toughest negotiations happen now. The best moments of our lives happen now.<p>But we have the damnedest time actually</i> …

Mindfulness

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Above my head, at the entrance to the main exhibit hall at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, hundreds of sardines, fleshy, plump and happily alive, whip …

Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

<i>(This recipe originally appeared on elizabethrider.com)</i><p>Baby, it's cold outside! Stay warm and healthy with this equally delicious and satisfying soup.<p>One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods into familiar favorites. Using new …

A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

In 1854, an English doctor named John Snow pinpointed an outbreak of cholera in London to a single contaminated water pump.<p>A pioneer of modern epidemiology, Snow used information about where the sick people lived to deduce that they were drinking tainted water from that source.<p>And while using clues …

Enlitic picks up $2M to help diagnose diseases with deep learning

In the near future, machines might help you improve your health.<p>Enlitic, a young startup that has committed to using a kind of artificial intelligence to assist doctors in the diagnosis and prognosis of diseases, is announcing a $2 million seed round at VentureBeat’s HealthBeat conference …

Scientists hope to unravel mystery of the ‘Titanic of the ancient world’

They call it the Titanic of the ancient world – a luxury liner dating from before the Roman empire. Now divers and archeologists, who have completed a third season on this famous wreck off the remote Greek island of Antikythera, hope that their latest finds can at last help settle speculation …

Here's The Math Behind The CDC's Predictions About How Bad The Ebola Epidemic Could Get

The basic idea behind epidemic modeling is that we can break up a population into different groups based on their relationship to the disease, and describe how people move in and out of those groups over time.<p>In the basic model for Ebola, we break the population into four groups, based on the way …

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Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head

Most of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps you’re at the supermarket and realise that you’ve forgotten to pick up something you needed. “Milk!” you might say to yourself. Or maybe you’ve got an important meeting with your boss later in the …

A Miraculous “Accident of Physics”: Carl Zimmer Explains How Feathers Evolved, Animated

Charles Darwin devoted nearly three chapters of his famed treatise <i>Descent of Man</i> to feathers — one of the most miraculous products of evolution. In his book <b>Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle</b> (<i>public library</i>), conservation biologist <b>Thor Hanson</b> marvels that “nothing competes with feathers …

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery

Winston Churchill once said that courage is the first of all virtues because it is the only one that guarantees all others. Courage is also what it takes to set a bold course for yourself and your organization, engage in a courageous conversation, forge new ground, and to be decisive in uncertainty.<p>…

Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

School is starting, and students across the country are about to spend a lot of time in the classroom and in the library. And as they crack their textbooks open, they're going to hear a lot of familiar advice about how to study <i>right.</i><p>Sit still, in a quiet place. Avoid distractions. Keep your focus …

Meet Enlitic, a startup that helps doctors analyze images with deep learning

The time has come for doctors to call on fleets of servers to spot hidden trends and anomalies in medical images as they diagnose patients.<p>That’s because today a startup called Enlitic launched. It’s building technology to assist doctors using an increasingly popular approach to artificial …

What Photographers are NOT Considering When Using High ISO

It’s no secret now that modern cameras have taken photographers to new heights with their ability to shoot at and above ISO 1600. Personally, I can …

Stamplay: An Easy, IFTTT-like Way to Create Web apps

Stamplay, which has just recently come out of closed beta, has a lot of plans for the near future like releasing new components in partnership with other services and improving the complexity of rules that can be defined. However even in the current stage the service can be used for things ranging …

Mozilla under fire: Inside the 9-day reign of fallen CEO Brendan Eich

The co-founder's high-profile exit from the maker of Firefox wasn't just about his gay marriage stance. Insiders describe a revered technologist with management issues -- and a reluctant board.<p>On a Friday night flight home to San Francisco from Boston in March, Brendan Eich should have been …

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