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The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good

This morning, just like every Monday morning, 75 million Spotify users received a great new mixtape: 30 songs that feel like a gift from a music-loving friend, who might once have made a cassette tape with your name scrawled across the front.<p>But these playlists, from Spotify’s Discover Weekly …

Playlist

Make Your iPhone Faster With This One Simple Trick

For as long as iPhones have been around, Apple’s company line has been that its mobile operating system, iOS, does an excellent job managing the …

Computer Hardware

Facebook Just Streamlined Your Post-Breakup Cleanup

Hide your ex from your News Feed without unfriending or blocking them<p>Being constantly connected to the world is great, except when your world revolves around someone you don’t want to see anymore. Facebook is trying to fix that though, and announced a new tool today that will “help people manage …

Annoyed by Loud Chewing? The Problem Is You

If a loved one’s lip smacking bothers you, you need to learn to cope, therapists say; Don’t try to change a chewer<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>Christine Robinson was looking forward to a …

Wall Street

How to Function at Work When You Get Almost No Sleep | Inc.com

My wife and I are new parents. (Yay!) That means we get--no joke--maybe 50 percent as much sleep as we used to, if we're lucky. (Boo!)<p>That's not sustainable, and I know it's not healthy. Yet we all know that there are some times when you have no choice in the matter--you didn't get anywhere near …

OpenOffice

Millennial Parents Cover Story: This Generation Is Different

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Millennials

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: More than just a refresh

Some people look a little unkindly on the so-called "S" years -- those years when Apple updates the iPhone, but doesn't change how it looks, and then sells that while secretly working on something flashier that will debut 12 months later. I don't think that's exactly fair. Those "S" years are when …

Small man syndrome really does exist, US government researchers conclude

Men who feel the least masculine are nearly three times more likely to commit violent acts compared with those who are comfortable in their own skin<p>Small man syndrome really does exist, US government scientists have found, after research showed men who feel the least masculine are at risk of …

Oxford University

How to Survive the Middle Seat

T+L editor tips on making the best of an always annoying situation.<p>So, it happened. You waited until the last minute to book your flight and now …

Bobbleheads

30 Symmetrical Photos So Good They’d Make Wes Anderson Weep

Director Wes Anderson is known for crafting near-perfect symmetry in many of his scenes, so much so that an entire video has been created to show off …

Wes Anderson

Should You Buy a Gas or Charcoal Grill?

The eternal question—answered definitively.<p>There's one major question you face as a griller: Should you fuel your flame-cooked food with propane or charcoal?<p>This is no easy decision. The barbecue and grilling industry shovels in $776,000,000 a year, according to analysis by the research firm …

BBQ

Ah, Millennials

Selesai libur lebaran, aku menemukan muka-muka baru di kantor. Masih muda. Segar dan berpenampilan kasual. Satu diantara mereka bahkan punya Tatto di …

Here are the fascinating never-before-seen photos of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush on 9/11

The photos — taken by the Vice Presidential photographer and released this week by the National Archives— were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by documentary filmmaker Colette Neirouz Hanna.<p>The images show intimate photos of administration higher-ups like Vice …

Archives

19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ DVD Commentary Basically Predicted Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner’s Split

Director commentaries are usually to DVDs what bonus tracks are to CDs (interesting in theory, boring in execution), unless the director speaking is the ever-opinionated David Fincher, and the DVD is <i>Gone Girl</i>. There’s something about seeing Neil Patrick Harris’ penis that brought out the best in …

15 people who prove you don't have to wake up early to be successful

But before you attempt to reprogram your sleepy brain, consider this: While, yes, early birds do get <i>some</i> worms, naturally late risers get some perks, too.<p>One Spanish study suggested that night owls who sleep in may be more intelligent than their day-bound peers, and Italian researchers found …

Bill de Blasio

Essential Busan: 10 highlights of South Korea's second city

Busan is one of the great unheralded cities in Asia. Brimming with cobalt oceans, verdant mountains and delectable fare, it’s a city full of surprises and a laid-back vibe that makes it the perfect base from which to explore farther afield in South Korea.<p>With so many choices in this beachy urban …

South Korea

Eat your way around the Spice Isles: a guide to the cuisine of Maluku

There’s more to Malukan food than its famous mace, nutmeg and cloves. Dig deeper than the <i>mie goreng</i> and <i>soto ayam</i> served in most <i>rumah makans</i> (restaurants) and you’ll find a distinct food tradition shaped by this fascinating region’s maritime geography and variety of seafaring and land-based …

Loneliness

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

A Surprise Proposal Shot as an Explosive Action Film

When Seth McMurry proposed to his girlfriend Cymber recently, he partnered up with his brother Andrew to capture the whole thing in a creative and …

Action Movies

The Worst Advice You'll Ever Hear When Making Life-Changing Decisions

Whenever I've made a major life decision, good advice and bad advice has often been given.<p>When I left the UK for Canada twelve years ago, I was told that family wouldn't forgive me for the international move. I was informed that my girlfriend (now my wife) wasn't right for me. Assured that friends …

Commuting

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

Photography

How I Did a Zombie Attack Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

The 2014 wedding season was very unique for me. It wasn’t just that I participated on it from “the other side” — I myself became a happy husband — I …

The Introvert Travel Guide

There's been more talk about introversion in recent years. By now many people finally understand that being an introvert doesn't mean that I'm quiet or shy. I love getting together and chatting it up with people, but preferably in small groups where you can have meaningful conversations rather than …

Travel

Mad Max’s Flame-Throwing Guitarist The Doof Warrior Has His Own Ideas About His Character’s Backstory

One of the best things about <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> (my review) is that it’s constantly throwing a strong visual at you, offering just enough hints for you to create the origin story yourself. Backstories are always better when you’re allowed to imagine rather than just listen. Of course, humans being …

Mad Max

12 ways to make your iPhone's battery last longer

We use our phones for everything these days, from snapping photos to browsing the web, watching videos, and even making the occasional phone call.<p>All that activity can definitely drain your battery quickly, but luckily there are a few practices that can at the very least help you get the most out …

Apps

8 Myths About Men You Need to Stop Believing

These "truths" about men are total B.S.<p>Some truths about men are self-evident: They like blow jobs and shower beers and consider themselves great with directions. Then there are the "truths" that are total B.S.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Myth:</b> Men want to do the chasing.<p><b>Truth:</b> Call it The Clooney Effect, but men today are …