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Pictures: Europe's Biggest Dark Sky Park

Europe's largest "dark sky" park will allow tourists to admire the stars from the border of Scotland.

Researchers discover that sesame seeds are more effective than the drug Tylenol for improving knee arthritis without having the serve side effects of Tylenol

A new study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Disease shows that sesame seed supplementation can significantly improve clinical …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

The Difficulty of Public Speaking

<b>“The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.”</b><i>– Robert Louis Stevenson</i> <br>That’s the difficulty of public speaking too.It’s …

Robert Louis Stevenson

Read This Now and You, Too, Can "Talk Like TED"

I was giving a speech at my father’s retirement banquet and I can tell you – I was a nervous wreck. It’s one thing to speak on marketing to an …

How to Combat Presentation Anxiety

Last week, we discussed the difference between fear and anxiety. Our conclusion was that most presenters actually possess more anxiety than fear when it comes to presentations and public speaking. Given that reality, I want to unpack ways in which you can combat anxiety in your next speech.<p>Here are …

Elegy of a race car driver

Sometime after 10:30 on a Thursday morning in May, after he'd had his cup of coffee, Dick Trickle snuck out of the house. His wife didn't see him go. He eased his 20-year-old Ford pickup out on the road and headed toward Boger City, N.C., 10 minutes away. He drove down Highway 150, a two-lane road …

The best apps for finding free WiFi for iPhone

A lot of businesses offer free WiFi these days. Throw in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and even some cities, and you have a lot of options for …

Wi-Fi

Forget Android fragmentation: Use cloud and APIs for easy Android development

<i>by Aaron Schlesinger, Senior Software Engineer at StackMob</i><p>Many developers favor Apple’s iOS platform first, and some iOS apps are still missing Android equivalents.<p>Why?<p>Developers choose to build for iOS first because Android development demands more resources. Developers have to build apps for a …

Android 4.3 and Updated Developer Tools

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10 Books Every College Freshman Should Read

You've tackled Huck Finn, "The Hunger Games," and a bit of Shakespeare, but are you ready for Marx, Derrida, and Joyce (not to mention football season and dorm food)? It's no secret that high school doesn't always adequately prepare students for college, emotionally or academically. Our solution, …

Healing with Art

Could 'triple whammy' technique that beat HIV win battle against cancer?

Wing commander Brian Liversidge was 60 when he was diagnosed, in 2004, as having aggressive prostate cancer. The CEO of a Cumbria educational trust was given 18 months to live.<p>Liversidge – who is married with two sons and three grandsons – has since confounded that grim prediction thanks to a …

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Backed Popular Tile Product Campaign

Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak backed the hugely successful Selfstarter campaign launched by Tile, the item-finding product that makes it …

Bank Of America Sold $850M In 'Toxic Waste' Mortgage Securities: DoJ

Bank of America‘s legal troubles just got more complicated today as US regulators accused it of fraud over mortgage securities.<p>The SEC and Department of Justice filed a civil suit today against BofA claiming the bank defrauded investors when it sold mortgage securities backed by more than $855 …

The machine of a new soul

ANALOGIES change. Once, it was fashionable to describe the brain as being like the hydraulic systems employed to create pleasing fountains for …

The 6 Best Business Books to Give to Your Team

Remember during the late 1990s when <i>Who Moved My Cheese</i> by Spencer Johnson ticked off approximately one gazillion employees by telling them that lost …

Employment

DMD Panorama

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: we have released theVRkit, a spherical capture solution. Get it now on the PlayStore.<p>Since your camera can shoot a Panorama, …

10 Apps all new Android owners should have (video)

So you’ve got a new Android device! Congratulations, and welcome to the Android world! Now you need some good apps to put on that bad boy, and we’ve got a list of the 10 ten best apps you should be installing on your Android device first. As per the norm, if you’d rather watch the video just head …

Apps

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

Google Launches The $35 Chromecast Streaming Device To Bring Chrome To The Living Room

Meet the Chromecast. As the name suggests, it’s powered by Chrome and is designed to bring Google’s browser/OS to the biggest screen in the house.<p>The Chromecast is designed first to be a streaming device. It’s supposed to be the easiest way to get YouTube and Google Play and Netflix and Pandora and …

How-to: Change the email address associated with your Apple ID

<b>This is the second article in our new Saturday how-to series (see last week’s post about safely deleting an iCloud account)</b><p>It is highly recommended that you tie an active, valid email address to your Apple ID. The Apple ID is your login for Apple services such as iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Android OEMs slow to roll out Bluebox Security patch

Google released the Bluebox Security fix days ago but only a handful of OEMs have released the patch to customers. On the bright side, there's now an …

Android News

New app clones iOS 7 Control Center for Android smartphones

<i>Control Center for Android | Image Credit: AddictiveTips</i><p>A new Android application emulates the Control Center feature found in iOS 7, and it’s currently available as a free download from the Google Play Store.<p>This isn’t the first time that we show you how to make Android look more iOS 7-ish, but …