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Online dating leads to more break-ups than meeting in real life

Online dating has reached the point where it isn't weird to say you met someone via the internet anymore. Tinder is another story, but that's a digression for a different day. However, while sites like eHarmony and Match are quick to espouse their success rates (the former claims that 438 members …

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Changing Planet<p>The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6384, an island of stars thought to resemble our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit: ESA/NASA<p><b>Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars</b> …

Tech maintenance tasks everyone forgets about, but really shouldn't

With so many tech devices in our lives these days, it's important to stay on top of maintenance that needs to be done periodically on your Windows …

NASA Sees Black Hole Bend Light

NASA's black-hole hunting telescope has captured a cosmic battle between dark and light.<p>NuSTAR, formally known as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has observed a supermassive black hole's gravity tugging on X-ray light that's being emitted near that black hole.<p>That light is getting …

11 tricks to make your Android run faster

It’s frustrating to drop several hundred dollars on a high-end smartphone only to find that the smooth and speedy performance you expected remains elusive. Mid-rangers and the budget end of the market are even more prone to stuttering and lag. There are various ways to speed up that Android …

Robert Reich: The Ivy Leagues are a ludicrous waste of resources

The former secretary of labor on the myth of “paid-what-you’re-worth” and how our money can be better spent<p>Robert Reich<p>August 5, 2014 11:45am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>What someone is paid has little or no relationship to what their work is worth to society.<p>Does anyone …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor's Home

When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to …

13 Insanely Simple Ways to Be More Likable

Everything from how you stand to what you say influences how people see you<p>It can take as little as 100 milliseconds for people to make up their minds about you, research has shown. That’s literally less than the blink of an eye. With that little time, everything from what you wear to what you do …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled …

5 giant companies that are screwing the American taxpayer

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Walgreens is just one of many companies trying to renounce their corporate citizenship<p>Dave Johnson<p>July 22, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Corporations get enormous benefits that regular “persons” do not. One of the biggest is limited liability. This …

Study: Fish Oil Prevents Brain Shrinkage And Cognitive Decline In Older Adults

Three more cases of Alzheimer’s disease will have been diagnosed by the time you finish reading this article. More than 5 million people have Alzheimer’s in the United States alone (44 million worldwide), and the rate of new diagnosis is about one patient every minute, with no cure on the horizon. …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

Ron Paul Says if Americans Understood This, the Hobby Lobby Contraception Case Would Likely Never Have Happened

Former Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas said Wednesday that if Americans understood the definition of “rights,” the battle over whether Hobby Lobby should have to pay for its employees’ birth control would likely never have happened.<p>“It’s the whole issue of the understanding of what rights …

Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing?

Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the scientific in the spiritual, writes Jo Marchant.<p>It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view …

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When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

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Astronomers Detect An X-ray Signal That Hints At Dark Matter

Astronomers at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have detected a mysterious X-ray signal coming from Perseus galaxy cluster. Although the signal still requires more investigation, there’s a possibility that it represents a concrete discovery of a form of dark matter.<p>Dark matter is still something of …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

New super-heavy Element 117 confirmed by scientists

Atoms of a new super-heavy element the as-yet-unnamed element 117 have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving it closer to being officially recognized as part of the standard periodic table.<p>Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

We've found electronic throat tattoos, password pills and memory chips. Find out how "grinders" are already embracing <b>our cyborg future...</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack …

The science behind dietary supplements

Doctors say we need them. Advertising encourages us to take them. And – with industry estimates of more than £36bn being spent on them worldwide – we are clearly buying them. Yes, we're talking about supplements – things that most people will agree are good for us. But what if we don't really need …

NASA Just Released Surreal Footage Of A Solar Flare On The Sun

The AP has just released video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The video shows a "mid-level" solar flare, or powerful burst of radiation on the sun's surface, that erupted on April 2.<p>NASA calls it "graceful" in the YouTube footage, setting classical music behind the blends of wavelengths of …