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14 Most Creative Works Of Art Of 2014

Art is no longer only the domain of the professional artist. With the likes of Photoshop and Freshpaint allowing anyone the chance to make their …

20 best Android apps this week

Google Santa Tracker, Wire, Twisty Hollow, RGB Express, 7 Minute Superhero Workout, Stampy Cat, World of Tanks Blitz and more<p>It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the …

The Case for Ditching the Bike Helmet Isn't What You'd Expect

Helmet advocates have been dealing with a PR crisis ever since a new study questioning the lids' efficacy in preventing brain injuries received widespread attention this month. But it was Olympic gold medalist Chris Boardman's BBC morning show appearance that truly set people off. Why? He refused …

Cycling

Osram 60W Replacement Ultra LED review

Hard to go wrong with Osram's 60W Replacement LED<p><b>The Good</b> Osram's 60W Replacement LED offers plenty of brightness, strong dimming performance and a very efficient design<p><b>The Bad</b> Osram's color rendering score is a little low, and it doesn't offer as quite as good a warranty as you'll get from some of …

Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

How the dating app changed the way single people get together<p>Entering Tinder's modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor …

Relationships

What you need to know about commercial drones

Wondering why you don't see drones everywhere, despite the intention of Amazon and others to deliver <i>all the things</i> with flying robots? Here's why: It's illegal. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn't permit filming, crop-spraying, spying, tour-guiding, pizza delivery or any …

Nokia unveils glowing wireless charger and Lumia screen sharing on TVs

Nokia has taken the wraps off a wireless charging pad that pulses to show notifications, and an HDMI streamer that lets you mirror your Lumia's screen on a TV.<p>Nokia has a couple of fun new accessories to go with its shiny new Lumia phones at IFA -- a wireless charging pad that glows to show …

5 lessons from the celebrity iCloud hack that we should all think about

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Maksim Kabakou<p>With the dust starting to settle after the dreadful hacking and posting of various female …

British military mulls implications of vote for Scottish independence

Much negotiation lies ahead if Scotland leaves the UK, not least a debate about the strategic benefits of nuclear weapons<p>• Scottish voters contemplate nuclear option for Faslane<p>A vote for Scottish independence would place a question mark over the future of Trident and infuriate the US, the UK …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Photographers

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

Unique Pop Fine Art by Limpfish

It's always a great day when you find a real slick set of works like these by artist David Barton, aka Limpfish. These are his take on famous fine …

Melissa Gira Grant: 'I got into sex work to afford to be a writer'

Melissa Gira Grant was one of the first webcam girls, before becoming a journalist. She talks to Liz Hoggard about the proposed changes to the UK's prostitution laws<p>Read an extract from Melissa Gira Grant's new book, Playing the Whore<p>American journalist Melissa Gira Grant wants to change the way we …

Questions You Should Ask About Your Sleeping Habits

If you're still tired on a solid night of rest, take a look at how you're snoozing.<p>If you’re getting to bed on time and staying there for the recommended seven to eight hours, but still are routinely fatigued, you may have a sleep disorder. If you answer yes to any of the following, talk to your …

The Liberation of Steve McQueen

The Oscar-nominated director of '12 Years a Slave' is ready to put his anger aside<p>A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a …

Steve McQueen

How To Recover From Strenuous Exercise

The short answer is that exercise hurts your body, prompting a reaction. When you go for a run, lift weights, or play football, any discomfort is like a clarion call to the body, telling it that it needs to be better equipped to deal with the situation. The response - it becomes stronger, bigger, …

Wellness

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.<p>The old adage that <i>“People are hired for their talents and fired for their behavior”</i> is true. People often fail at work by exhibiting patterns of behavior that are toxic to the organization. The following six varieties …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

<i>The following guest post is by Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker in Lincoln, Maine. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, she is also an adjunct college psychology instructor and she serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens expert.</i><p>Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s …

Why Carving Out 5 Hours Every Day For Difficult Work Can Lead To Greatness

If you want to do remarkable stuff, stop wasting your time on email. Great artists, writers, and inventors spend almost a quarter of their days immersed in deep work. Here’s how to dive in and create something amazing.<p>By now you may have encountered <i>Mason Curry’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i>, a …

The Walking Dead: how a zombie game helped in a real-life gory emergency

Violent scenes in computer games are supposed to densensitise us, but when Lucy Prebble had to help a man dying of tuberculosis she was prepared<p>I finished <i>The Walking Dead</i> the same day I started <i>The Last of Us</i>. Both apocalyptic zombie games (or infected, if you're going to be precise), they have …

JFK 50th draws media tidal wave

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has unleashed Camelot mania.<p>While hearkening back to that grim day on Nov. 22, 1963, the appetite for all things Kennedy has been ratcheting up all season, and the media world is eager to feed the public’s interest with books …

Exclusive: 17 Downright Beautiful Electric Guitars from Famous Rockers

Like David Crosby, Jimmie Vaughan, and Robbie Robertson.<p><b>The electric guitar.</b> The thing can take you to heaven or beckon you toward the devil. Each one, if put in the right hands, imbued with the potential to make a legend. Van Halen, Crosby, Vaughan, Johnson, Santana, Nielsen, Allman — legends like …

Van Halen

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

Genealogy

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What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Leo Laporte

How a Nato war game took the world to brink of nuclear disaster

Former classified documents show how close the Soviet Union came to launching an attack in 1983<p>Chilling new evidence that Britain and America came close to provoking the Soviet Union into launching a nuclear attack has emerged in former classified documents written at the height of the cold …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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