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Texas School Hosts Speaker Who Encourages Girls To "Shut Up" To Be Dateable

Tips on his website include, "A Dateable girl isn't Miss Independent" and "Don't try to be a guy."<p>Another tip essentially tells girls to be seen and not heard:<p>In order to be a "dateable guy," Lookadoo and co-author Hayley DiMarco say they have to be "stronger, more dangerous, and more adventurous …

High School

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Here’s How To Cache Your Maps To Access Google Maps Offline [iOS Tips]

Got a Wi-Fi-only iPad, but want to access a location on Google Maps when you’re out and about in the car? How about looking at your map when the signal on your iPhone isn’t strong enough, or even when it’s non-existent?<p>Well, the latest iOS version of Google Maps has been updated, and one of the …

Google Maps

Why we have to turn electronic devices off on planes

Mobile phones and other gadgets could interfere with sensitive electronic systems, some theories suggest. So why is it still so difficult to prove the truth behind the claims?<p>I have a guilty secret to confess. My plane was preparing for take-off from London’s Heathrow Airport in March when a flight …

Electronics

Does coffee really sober you up when drunk?

It’s an appealing idea that caffeine can cancel out the effects of too much alcohol. Sadly, studies reveal it is not that straightforward.<p>A few years ago I went to a play at my local theatre with some friends. My husband arrived late and a little jolly, having been to his office Christmas lunch and …

Alcohol

The psychology of workout music

Why do we like to listen to tunes when we exercise? Psychologist Tom Stafford searches for answers within our brains, not the muscles we are exercising.<p>Perhaps you have a favourite playlist for going to the gym or the park. Even if you haven't, you're certain to have seen joggers running along with …

Exercise

Why you think your phone is vibrating when it is not

Most of us experience false alarms with phones, and as Tom Stafford explains this happens because it is a common and unavoidable part of healthy brain function.<p>Sensing phantom phone vibrations is a strangely common experience. Around 80% of us have imagined a phone vibrating in our pockets when …

Psychology

Unmasking organised crime networks with data

Military software engineers have developed a program that can predict the social structures of street gangs. Philip Ball explains how it could help fight crime.<p>One of the big challenges in fighting organised crime is precisely that it is organised. It is run a bit like a business, with chains of …

New York State

Google’s grand design challenge

As the tech giant is overhauling the look of its products, BBC Click’s Sumi Das asks whether it is too big a company to have a unified design strategy.<p>In recent months the company has introduced products that are the result of a major makeover that began a couple of years ago. Historically, …

Google

Will we ever... create a black hole in the laboratory?

Fears that the Large Hadron Collider could create a black hole that destroy the world may be unfounded, but if we really wanted to make one, could we actually do it, asks Matthew Francis.<p>Before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations in 2008, a small but noisy group of people were in …

Physics

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

Personality

Ouya has no hit games so far, reports say

On Kickstarter, Ouya was a blockbuster, raising more than $8.5 million in one of the most successful campaigns in the crowd-funding site's history. With critics, Ouya has so far been a dud, and the Android console has dealt with shipping problems as well. Now, it seems, Ouya is dealing with one …

The Seafood You Should and Shouldn't Eat

To save the oceans—and our health—we need to eat more fish. The right fish. That's the mantra behind the new book The Perfect Protein, written by …

Diet or Exercise: Which Matters More for Weight Loss?

You know you should exercise and eat healthfully to keep your weight in check. The thing is, research suggests that when people devote time to one …

7 Foods That Are Good For You Despite Their Bad Reputation

<i>Shutterstock Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D., is a registered dietitian; author of "</i>Diet Simple: 195 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits & Inspirations<i>" (LifeLine Press, 2011); and a frequent national commentator on nutrition topics. This article was adapted from one that first appeared in the</i> …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …