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There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

• <b>Author:</b> Douglas Adams<p><b>“Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World</b><p>Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised …

Ender's Game

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card<p><b>Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards</b><p>In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his …

Running Blind

• <b>Author:</b> Lee Child<p>See Jack Reacher now in his first major motion picture.<p>Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is …

The Harder They Come

• <b>Author:</b> T.C. Boyle<p>Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author T.C. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character.<p>Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the …

All the Light We Cannot See

• <b>Author:</b> Anthony Doerr<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br>From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the …

The Casual Vacancy

• <b>Author:</b> J.K. Rowling<p>When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.<p>Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.<p>Rich at war with poor, …

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

• <b>Author:</b> Junot Díaz<p><b>Winner of:<br>The Pulitzer Prize<br>The National Book Critics Circle Award<br>The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award<br>The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize<br>A Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year</b><p><b>One of the best books of 2007 according to: The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York</b> …

Reconstructing Amelia

• <b>Author:</b> Kimberly McCreight<p>In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate's in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been …

Ikettle

iKettle is the world´s first WiFi Kettle! Developed by Smarter, this is the latest smart device to get for your home, especially if you´re a coffee …

Nomadclip

NomadClip is the new Nomad product, it´s an USB cable that´s been fitted into a carabiner, the world known metal loop with a spring metal on it and …

Windows Phone

Bluetooth Button Series | By Satechi

Satechi have presented the useful Bluetooth Button Series for iOS and Android smartphones, making your phone even more accessible with a single push …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Best Men's Gear Blogs

It may seem counter-intuitive for us to be sharing other men’s gear blogs, but gear is important to us. Our love for gear is the sole reason behind …

South Park

Samsung Portable Ssd T1

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 is a one-of-kind portable drive, it is a little bigger than a thumbdrive, yet has up to 1TB of storage space and, most …

Gear & Gadgets

Instrument 1

INSTRUMENT 1 by Antiphon is the latest project taking Kickstarter by storm. The revolutionary musical instrument uses a patented technology that …

8 Products That Even Skin Tone

No more random dark spots!<p><i>This article was written by Phillip Picardi and repurposed with permission from Refinery29</i>.<p>Relatively new research shows what you may have already suspected: Pollution can be pretty damaging for your skin. The effects of the environment on one’s complexion have, in the …

Skin Care

The Software Behind IBM's Watson Will Be Probing The Mysteries Of Physics

Last week, the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron – one of the largest research centers in Germany – announced that it has entered into a collaboration with IBM to enhance its computers’ abilities to crunch the massive amounts of data being generated every day by its particle accelerators.<p>DESY has a …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

The Learn to Code Movement is Forgetting Existing Developers

<i>Gregg Pollack is founder of</i> <i>Code School</i><i>, an online learning destination for developers that teaches through entertaining content.</i><p>The latest learn-to-code movement has brought on a wave of interest in programming across the board—from kids to working professionals. It’s a positive and necessary …

7 Techniques for Turning Ordinary Subjects into Interesting Photos

There are times when it seems like the objects around you will not allow you to capture an interesting photo. In these situations, there are some …

Nokia Has Just Epically Trolled Microsoft By Making An Android Launcher

Nokia completed the multi-billion-dollar sale of its phone-making business to Microsoft back in April. But that doesn’t mean it’s done with phones entirely. Oh no.<p>The company that transferred some 32,000 of its staff to Redmond in exchange for more than $7.2 billion has just released a launcher …