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I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn’t fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

39 Movies, TV Shows, Albums, And Podcasts You Might Have Missed In 2017

Take a break from reading Best of the Year lists to discover some of the stuff that fell between the cracks.<p>Not only have we reached the era of Peak TV, but it’s starting to look like that episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> where Homer climbs to the summit of an enormous mountain (The Murderhorn), only to …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

<b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p><b>Alaska</b><p><i>The Call of the</i> …

The number of teens who are depressed is soaring — and all signs point to smartphones

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

Demographics

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

How Old Every Avenger Will Be in 'Infinity War', From Thor to Iron Man

Wait. Star-Lord was born WHEN?<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>In the wake of <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>, the entire Marvel …

Lessons On Branding From A Company That Has No Brand

You start by trademarking a white box.<p>This week, a new startup called Brandless started selling a mix of household goods and food online with the goal of changing consumption habits and making quality food affordable.<p>As the name suggests, Brandless is trying to emphasize the products it sells …

Free web tool CleverPDF gives you all the PDF editing tools you need

<i>This post is brought to you by CleverPDF.</i><p>PDFs are pretty much a daily part of life for anyone who works at a computer. They’re the 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of digital documents. But like a sheet of paper, there’s not a whole lot you can do with a PDF besides signing it — unless you’ve got a special app.<p>…

Why 100,000,000 Americans Read Comics

<i>William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman, published this essay in our Winter 1943-44 issue. It appears here online for the first …

Genghis Khan

The Hidden Link Between Autism and Addiction

It’s believed that people on the spectrum don’t get hooked on alcohol or other drugs. New evidence suggests they do.<p>Shane Stoner’s addiction began in 2008. He lost a factory job, his parents divorced, his father died—and then a relative introduced him to heroin. “I felt like heroin gave me …

Autism

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

7 Ways to Be Calmer, More Mature… and More Productive

I was recently in a business meeting with two men who disagreed on a plan of action. Is this uncommon in the workplace? Nope. Can it be …

Who are Generation Z? The latest data on today's teens

Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?<p>• Read more from the magazine’s teen takeover<p>Today’s youngest generation with a label, born after 2000, are connected yet isolated, savvy but anxious, indulged yet stressed. They have grown …

Best Windows laptops for MacBook Pro refugees - ExtremeTech

By on November 23, 2016 at 10:47 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Recently, interest is growing …

Second Source Claims Apple Will Launch 10.5-inch iPad in 2017

A report from the Taiwanese supply chain emerged overnight claiming Apple will release a 10.5-inch "education and enterprise" tablet as part of its iPad line-up next year (via <i>DigiTimes</i>). The 10.5-inch iPad is said to be equipped with Apple's A10X processor, also expected in next year's refreshed …

IPad Pro

iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 6: What's The Difference?

Do you own an iPhone 6? Then Apple <i>needs you.</i><p>iPhone 6 owners are specifically who Apple is counting on to buy the polarising iPhone 7. Why? Because most iPhone 6S owners are still tied to 18 month contracts and the iPhone 6 sold in record numbers. So are the differences between the iPhone 7 and …

Mobile Technology

Here's How to Fix Some Problems You Might See in iOS 10

There are plenty of reasons to update your iPhone to the latest iOS, such as for enhanced security and fun, new iMessage features. Of course, that does mean your phone might hit some annoying bugs along the way. Keep reading to see how to fix some of these bugs quickly and easily.

Instantly Free Up Storage On An iPhone by Downloading (Then Deleting) a Huge App

GIF<p>Earlier this year, a little trick was discovered on iOS where if you attempted to download a large movie, iOS would clear up junk storage for you …

iOS

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

12 Alzheimer’s Awareness Must-Reads

Since its first diagnosis in 1901 by German psychiatrist Dr. Aloysius Alzheimer, Alzheimer’s Disease has been the prognosis for approximately 5.4 million Americans. As the Baby Boomer generation approaches the most common age demographic for the disease – sixty-five and older – that number is …

Dementia

I saved 50% of my income for a month — here's the simple strategy I used to keep my grocery bill under $60 total

After rent, utilities, and all my other fixed costs for the month, I was left with roughly $140 per week to spend on food amd entertainment (even less when you consider I had to factor in an expensive bachelorette party at the end of the month). While that's certainly more than enough money to live …

Time Management

The Binge Breaker

Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.<p>On a recent evening in San Francisco, Tristan Harris, a former product philosopher at Google, took a name tag from a man in pajamas called “Honey Bear” and wrote down his pseudonym for the night: …

Steve Wozniak

Stop Wasting Cellular Data on iPhone With These Tips

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>Tricks to get the most out of your data plan<p>Wasting Cellular …

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

How To Accurately Judge Someone’s Intelligence

A psychologist explains why “real life is the ultimate IQ test.”<p>What is the essence of intelligence? Answers vary, but it comes down to how well you adapt to your environment—to the degree of skill and ingenuity you bring to that challenge. And in a world dominated by abstract concepts, complex …

How the Brain Processes Language on Acid Is a Trip

A new study found that LSD's activation of semantic pathways has implications for creativity and psychedelic therapy.<p>The Beatles' <i>Revolver</i>. Steve Jobs' innovations in developing Apple. A Canadian architect's quest to design an "ideal mental hospital".<p>Lysergic acid diethylamide, colloquially known as …

Consciousness

How to use writing to overcome anxiety, tragedy, or heartache

"You don't remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life."<p>James Pennebaker has had a number of …

Self-help

Star Trek and the kiss that changed TV

As the sci-fi franchise reaches the half-century mark, it’s important to remember the heady ideas and political commentary that made it resonate, writes Trekkie Natalie Haynes.<p>In 1968, US television broadcast what many claim was the first interracial kiss on American airwaves. It occurred between …

Science Fiction