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A Formula for Perfect Productivity: Work for 52 Minutes, Break for 17

Finally, social scientists suggest a precise time for mid-afternoon coffee runs.<p>Sometimes, productivity science seems like an organized conspiracy to justify laziness.<p>Clicking through photos of cute small animals at work? That's not silly procrastination, Hiroshima University researchers said. …

Iraq crisis: The Sunni-Shia divide explained

One of the factors behind the most recent violence in Iraq is the sectarian divide between Sunni and Shia Muslims in that country.<p>The majority of Iraq's Muslims are Shia, and the Isis militants gaining ground there are Sunni.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, Iraq is one of only a handful of …

Pew Research Center

Mantis Shrimp Vision Is Not As Mindblowing As You’ve Been Told

If you want to pick a favorite animal that will surprise even the quirkiest first date, you can’t go wrong with the mantis shrimp. This foot-long, coral reef-dwelling crustacean has a rainbow tail, and punches its prey so hard and so fast that it creates underwater shockwaves.<p>Pretty cool, eh?<p>But …

Venice Organizes Online Vote to Become Independent From Italy

It's not just Crimea: the Italian region of Veneto, which includes the city of Venice, is holding a referendum to secede too.<p>Local activists and …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

Break the Ice: 8 Tips for Creating a Chattier, Cozier, Comfier Living Room

(Image credit: Sherrie and Oliver )<p>How do you create a room that encourages conversation when you entertain guests? By spending time crafting a …

Living Rooms

7 days in Iran

How a possible thaw with the West is viewed in Iran – on the factory floor, at Friday prayers, and in government suites.<p>Tehran, Iran — <i>Scott Peterson</i> …

How To Be More Satisfied With Your Life – 5 Steps Proven By Research

<b>I’ve posted a lot about the research around</b> <b>how to be happier</b><b>. But being satisfied with your life is something a little different.</b><p>Daniel Kahneman, …

Happiness

In OMA's De Rotterdam, Furniture Transforms 60-meters into Multi-Functional, Versatile Space

OMA's De Rotterdam, a project 15 years in the making, is designed to maximize the number of functions possible in 44 floors. In addition to shops, …

Furniture

Jeff Gordon Gets Revenge

You’ve got to be careful who you mess with in this day and age, and <i>Jalopnik’s</i> Travis Okulski messed with the wrong guy. About a year ago, he (rightfully) called out NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon for faking a Pepsi Max ad, in which Gordon took what was supposed to be an un-assuming car salesman for the test …

Jeff Gordon

BroApp Sends Texts To Your GF, So You Can Spend More Time With Your Bros

Bros b4 hoes?<p>Let’s say you have a girlfriend, and she gets irritated because you can’t do the bare minimum by sending a text once a day to ask how she’s doing. Enter BroApp. It’s a “clever relationship wingman” that automatically messages your girlfriend with pre-canned thoughts and sentiments.<p>When …

Google Play

7 Weird Signs of Health Troubles

You don’t need a crystal ball to predict your future health — just your five senses. Whether you realize it or not, many conditions and diseases …

Inside Amtrak's (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update:</b> Julia Quinn, Amtrak's Director of Social Media, offered a few new details on the program …

7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

Are you spending hours working out every week, and not getting the results you want? Chances are you might have a bad habit or two when it comes to …

motorcycle top 10s

…And the 10 where you’re most likely to fail.<p>25 March 2018 at 13:21<p>Time’s running out for Euro3-spec machines…<p>13 March 2018 at 12:13<p>Which countries …

Motorcycles

Discuss: Training can be dangerous

<b>THE</b> purpose of training is for the trainee to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours to perform a routine or task safely and effectively. So …

Behavior

'Why We Ride' Motorcycle Documentary Available on iTunes & Amazon

<b>“Why We Ride” to Worldwide Audience</b><p>The very popular film for motorcyclists “Why We Ride” will now be available to a worldwide audience through iTunes …

Hyperpro Shock and Fork Upgrades For 2014 Yamaha FZ-09

<b>2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Hyperpro Suspension</b><p>EPM Performance Imports, the exclusive U.S. importer of Hyperpro motorcycle suspension products, has just …

Spot the sniper – in pictures

German artist Simon Menner has photographed a camouflaged sniper in each of these images. Can you spot them?<p>• Jonathan Jones on camouflage and the art of disguise

AltRider Releases Luggage Rack for Suzuki V-Strom

<b>Suzuki V-Strom DL650 and 1000 Luggage Rack</b><p>Superb versatility and notorious reliability have made Suzuki’s popular V-Strom a mainstay in adventure …

From Good To Great: The Wrenchmonkees Laverda 750

If there’s one company that symbolizes the style of the new wave custom scene, it’s the Wrenchmonkees. Their motorcycles are raw, simple and pure—the legendary Danish design aesthetic applied to two wheels, and roughed up a little.<p>An early ’70s Laverda 750 given the Wrenchmonkees treatment sounds …

Stainless Steel

This is Why the Word 'Ferrari' Is Sometimes a Banned Search Term in China

Traffic-choked Beijing isn’t the best environment for Ferraris. But the Italian sports car has gained a reputation as the preferred plaything of …

Ryno Motor Micro-cycle Is An Ideal Personal Vehicle for Urban Traffic

<b>RYNO Motor</b> is a micro-cycle that offers you a freedom while on the road. Yes, it’s a micro-cycle, you can easily slip between cracks of the rigid …

Why Traffic To These Google Alternatives Is Soaring

What you look for on the Internet reveals a lot about you, which is why a growing number of people are turning to services that do not track their searches and offer greater privacy protections than Google.<p>“The consciousness is only slowly building on the dangers,” says Robert Beens, CEO of Dutch …

Barbara Taylor: 'Waking up in a mental hospital isn't something you plan for'

Barbara Taylor is an academic known for her brilliant books on history and feminism. She is also a former psychiatric patient. In this extract from her powerful memoir, she describes daily life inside one of Britain's last mental asylums<p>Ward 16 of Friern Barnet mental asylum was an "acute …

Video: Popular Science Rides The Ryno

A one-wheeled electric motorcycle that turns heads<p>The future has arrived – and it's on one wheel. Check out the video above of the Ryno bike: a one-wheeled, electric-powered motorcycle created by Chris Hoffmann. The Ryno was based off a sketch by Hoffmann's daughter who saw something like the …

TOTD: Which $45K GM Sport Sedan Would You Drive Daily?

An eagle-eyed forum member named <b>Stew</b> has noticed a trend with the pack of cars we’ve tested within the past month. In that timeframe, we’ve tested at least three performance-oriented sedans from General Motors, and all are priced around $45,000. Among them was the <b>2014 Buick Regal GS AWD</b>, the <b>2014</b> …

Automotive Design

Spidi Worker Wax Motorcycle Jacket

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Clothing<br>• Gear<br>• Italian<br>• Jackets<br>• Retro<br>• Style<p>The new-for-2014 Spidi Worker Wax Motorcycle Jacket is an interesting meld of very …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity