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50 Cheap Eats Destinations in NYC

Eater critic Robert Sietsema rounds up good deals in the five boroughs and beyond<p>As restaurant prices in New York City continue to soar, finding great inexpensive places becomes more of a priority — and if the food is not only delicious but also outside a diner’s previous experience, all the …

Staten Island

You’ll love this $40 box almost as much as your cable company hates it

We’ve discussed the TP-Link TC-7610 High Speed Cable Modem a few times over the past two or three weeks. Why? Because the holidays are the perfect …

No More Ransom: a clearinghouse for removing ransomware without paying

No More Ransom is a joint effort by Europol, the Dutch police, Kaspersky and McAfee to help people who've been compromised by ransomware get their …

The Most Promising Cancer Treatments In a Century Have Arrived—But Not For Everyone

In 1891, a New York doctor named William B. Coley injected a mixture of beef broth and <i>Streptococcus</i> bacteria into the arm of a 40-year-old Italian …

Immunotherapy

The Right and Wrong Way to Apologize and Why It Matters

The right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.<p>These past few weeks, we have seen what feels like an unusually high number of people faced with accusations of wrongdoing, sexual misconduct and unethical behavior. For most of them, the first response is one of …

Microsoft’s new coding language is made for quantum computers

When one of the first personal computers, the Altair 8800 came along in 1976, Microsoft was ready with a programming language, Altair BASIC. It wants to be equally prepared when quantum computers go mainstream, so it has unveiled a new programming language and other tools for the futuristic tech at …

The Problem of ‘Living in the Present’

These days, many of us would rather not be living in the present, a time of persistent crisis, political uncertainty and fear. Not that the future looks better, shadowed by technological advances that threaten widespread unemployment and by the perils of catastrophic climate change. No wonder some …

Aristotle

Top 10 websites for Programmers to learn coding

These tiny, light-activated nanomachines can kill cancer cells within minutes

50,000 of them are the width of a strand of human hair<p>Scientists have developed tiny, light-activated nanomachines that can drill into cancer cells and kill them within minutes.<p>Last year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists who discovered how to build these nanomachines out of …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p><i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you …

12 Ways to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Don't go through life, grow through life.<p>When you're at a point where you feel ready to take yourself to the next level, how do you make it happen?<p>When you want to succeed in new ways, what are the next couple of movies you must take?<p>Here are a dozen significant ways you can help yourself get from …

Motivation

Researchers make a surprisingly smooth artificial video of Obama

Translating audio into realistic looking video of a person speaking is quite a challenge. Often, the resulting video just looks off -- a problem called the uncanny valley, which states that human replicas appearing almost but not quite real come off as eerie or creepy. However, researchers at the …

Three Things I Learned from Teaching Happiness

Since 2014, I have been co-instructing the Greater Good Science Center’s free massive open online course called GG101x: The Science of Happiness. To …

Happiness

What's The Secret To A Happy Marriage?

<i>What is the secret for a happy marriage? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others</i> …

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

Mindfulness

1Password's new Travel Mode hides your private information from airport security

There have been numerous cases recently of travelers being forced to unlock their phones by security staff at airports. If you have all of your …

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

The Brain

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

A Meditation To Improve Your Sex Life

When most people think of meditation, they think of it as a vehicle for clearing the mind and finding inner peace. The truth is that meditation is …

A Google Exec Just Claimed The Singularity Will Happen by 2029

Robots with human-level intelligence.<p>Ray Kurzweil, Google's Director of Engineering, is a well-known futurist with a high-hitting track record for …

Singularity

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Go beyond coupon codes with these 5 secrets to saving money from a (former) extreme couponer

You never know when you're due for your 15 minutes of fame. I certainly wouldn't have guessed — when I first started using coupons to save money back …

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes - IBTimes India

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

The 2-Part Way to Embrace Uncertainty When Life Feels Out of Control

While some manage to find excitement in the unknown, many struggle to embrace the ups and downs that come with living in a state of uncertainty. But …

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Anthony Bourdain reveals his favorite places to eat in New York City

New York City

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-help