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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …


63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

Pop, rock, rap, country, and R&B for June, in no particular order.


26 Genius Tricks To Help You Deal With Too Much Stress

Welcome to the chill zone.


10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small stages and bunting in the trees – Meadows in the Mountains has built a reputation over the past five years for offering a uniquely magical experience. Set in the lush environment of the Rhodope Mountains, mornings are …


37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …


20 best Android apps and games this week

The weekly Android apps roundup has been on hiatus since the end of 2014 in favour of a monthly collection, but there’ve been plenty of comments on related apps articles requesting a return to a more regular column.<p>Well, here it is: the revived best Android apps of the week (and the same for iOS) – …


Do your genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …


The latest ‘kidtech’ kits: tried and tested

Children should have the opportunity to be creators, not just consumers of technology. I learned how to code when I was a kid and I’ve been doing it ever since. But introducing your kids to what’s possible with robots, electronics and computers can feel daunting, and I’m someone who has studied …

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Inspiring quotes on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from every US president

These leaders probably had the toughest job in the world. Here are a few of the things they learned from it.

Google Translate can now interpret signs and conversations in real time

Google is releasing a major update to Translate this week, making it much faster and easier to use the app for translating in-person conversations and printed text. The first big update is the inclusion of a feature called Word Lens, which comes from an app of the same name that Google bought last …


25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

Films of 2015: they’re worth the wait

“Are you rushing or are you dragging?” barks the hard-boiled conductor during a tense early scene from the upcoming US drama Whiplash. Good timing is crucial for this taskmaster, and woe betide the drummer who dares to dawdle or to forge ahead. Falling behind just a hair holds everyone up, but …

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11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

The 5 Pillars of Successful Training | Men's Health

Hiring a personal trainer gave me the great insight: I simply don’t have enough energy or free will to work on my weak points in favor of not only what I like to do, but what I am good at doing.<p>I’m not alone.<p>As I saw my own success improve under the guiding hands of others, I came to these simple …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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10 Awesome Indie Games of PAX Australia 2014

10 indies from Down Under to get on your radar.<p>This year’s PAX Australia was much bigger and bolder than last year’s, filling out Melbourne’s …

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.<p>Instagram

9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead it’s become a dumping ground for travel itineraries, receipts, social-­media updates, work …

Make Gray Hair Work for You

Just look at stars like George Clooney and John Slattery. Ladies love these handsome guys for their salty locks.<p>So it’s time to embrace being a silver fox. Here are four ways to make your gray hair work for you.<p><b>Bring Out the Best In Your Gray</b><p>Men’s grooming expert and salon owner John Allan …

How Kettlebells Work Your Core

While the study’s program was not designed to specifically hit the core—which is made up of the more than two-dozen muscles between your shoulders and your hips—it was comprised of many multi-joint movements that involve lifting the weight from the floor to chest height or overhead. This requires …

This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …


This Is Why Your Wi-Fi Is Always Slow

It's not just you. Your Wi-Fi probably is slower than it should be, and this is why.<p>Given that you might be trying to access a wireless signal through one or more internal walls as your router competes with anything up to 50 connected devices in the area, it's a wonder that some Wi-Fi connections …

Why do Chinese pupils do so well in school tests?

<b>Pupils from Chinese families are often successful in Western school systems - in the UK they have better exam results than any other ethnic group.</b><p>A study from the Institute of Education has examined why these children of Chinese migrants are so high-achieving.<p>It examined Australian schools, where …


Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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