Thomas Meehan

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Report: Michigan QB Devin Gardner signs with Patriots to play WR

Former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner has signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent -- to play wide receiver, according to ESPN's Adam …

Fortune.com

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10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.

Eight tips on creativity and work from a professional performance artist

1 – Deadlines are your friend<p>Putting pen to paper and coming up with a coherent text has never been an easy task for me, so when invited to participate in a “major book project” and to offer insight and advice to artists starting out in the field, I was flattered but hesitant.<p>Plagued by a horrible …

Time I

Einstein's election riddle: are you in the two per cent that can solve it?

Last month I blogged about a logic puzzle that had gone viral in Singapore. My posts on Cheryl’s birthday problem attracted more readers than anything I have ever written before: more than five million views. For a couple of days they were the most popular stories across the entire Guardian website.<p>…

Viral

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Twitter kills MS-Dos games embedded in tweets

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>Once there was a game, now there is just a link.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/4/1430728569034/64c917f4-7b0e-488d-9106-072b11650de7-460x276.png<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>Once there was a game, now there …

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Magic just showed its first product to investors on Monday — now it may be worth $40 million

Magic — the service that lets you text a number and get "anything you want as long as it's not illegal" — is raising $12 million from Sequoia Capital at a $40 million valuation, just a few days after graduating from the Y Combinator startup accelerator program, reports TechCrunch.<p>If Sequoia is …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Our verdict is in: Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.<p>Apple: The Most Impressive Business Comeback Of The Past 20 Years<p>In our fast-changing, startup-crazed economy, it can seem like only the newest companies have the agility …

Howard Schultz

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

Three Brothers Recreate Their Childhood Photos as a Present for Their Mother

One would be surprised with what lengths some people would go just to relive some childhood experiences. The closest we have to reliving those bygone …

How To Do Disney World On The Cheap

<i>Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando (Flickr: tegioz)</i><p>If you're planning a trip to <b>Walt Disney World</b> and are worried about burning a hole in your pocket, it's time to de-stress. Just about every child dreams of a family vacation at Walt Disney World and just about every parent wants to make those dreams …

Who Needs Buyer Personas?

If your business card has the words "Sales" or "Marketing" anywhere in the title, you need to get this book. It will teach you how to stop wasting your time chasing people who will never ever be your customers.<p>Yes, the title is "Buyer Personas", but it's unlike any marketing (or sales) book you've …

Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

Could using a dishwashing machine increase the chances your child will develop allergies? That's what some provocative new research suggests — but don't tear out your machine just yet.<p>The study involved 1,029 Swedish children (ages 7 or 8) and found that those whose parents said they mostly wash …

Is a Flying Carpet the Solution to Slow Plane Boarding?

Have you ever felt that boarding an airplane was a simple experience? Probably not—the current process of getting to your seat is a tedious, clumsy circus that resembles a game of Tetris left unattended.<p>But there may be a new solution. The Flying Carpet is a patented system by Australian inventor …

10 of the best UK clubs – chosen by the experts

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/18/1424279733820/44a788cb-a8b9-43ea-bff3-7c22a7a892a8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

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This Is Your Brain on Magic

Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.<p>“I’m going to flip through here and I want you to glance at a card in the middle,” Jay Olson tells his volunteer, offering the deck of cards in his hands. “Not the bottom …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

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. …

10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

GIF Animations

Baking 1-2-3: How to Make the Silkiest, Smoothest Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is an iconic dessert—learn how to make three versions of it, from no-bake lemon bars to a stunning pie.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she'll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the</i> …

6 Easy Hacks for the Best Homemade Fries

Homemade fries are worth the effort. Make 'em even better with these DIY fry hacks.<p>If it's comfort food you're after, there's nothing quite like a pile of hot, fresh, salty French fries. It also happens to be just the sort of cooking project we love: Easier than it looks, and more satisfying than …

Coconut Oil Recipes For Those New To This Versatile Ingredient

Congratulations. You took the leap. You've heard about coconut oil. You've wondered about its taste and cooking prowess. And now, you finally bought a jar. (Or maybe you did months ago, but have yet to crack it open.) Now what? Introducing a new ingredient into your kitchen, no matter how simple or …

Does Facebook Cause Depression? Depends On How You Use It

Another day, another Facebook-makes-us-sadder study. This time, it's from the University of Missouri, and it comes with a key caveat: Facebook <i>can</i>make us sadder, the researchers find, but only if you're using it to lurk from afar — to check on how an old acquaintance is doing, for example, without …

Dos and don’ts for restful sleep

From eating “slumber foods” to playing the didgeridoo – David Robson looks at the tried and tested ways to get a good night’s sleep.<p>Few experiences are as maddening as a restless night. Sleep should, in theory, be the most natural and effortless activity in the world, yet insomnia is common to many …

5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

DRONES: Commercial Drones Are Becoming A Reality, With Huge Impacts For Many Industries

While drones are unlikely to become a part of our daily lives in the immediate future, they will soon begin taking on much larger roles for businesses and some individual consumers, from delivering groceries to revolutionizing private security, to changing the way farmers manage their crops — …

8 Hidden Facebook Tricks You Need to Know

More than 1 billion people regularly use Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they know all the hidden tricks for using the social media platform. Both …

Social Media