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7 Tricks to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

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Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

Edward Snowden, who revealed extensive details of global electronic surveillance by American and British spy agencies, warns of the dangers posed by mass surveillance in an "alternative" Christmas message broadcast in the UK.


Cell-phones' link to health problems debated

Some convinced devices cause harm, but conclusive evidence still lacking<p>Every weekday morning, Bret Bocook sits in a cozy Starbucks in downtown Los Altos. He sips coffee and reads the paper. But mostly, he watches people as they chat on their cell phones.<p>Then he walks over to deliver a message.<p>"I …

Iran reaches out on Twitter at Christmas

Another sign of new rapprochement with Western culture, or a cynical public relations ploy?<p>Iran's top leaders used Twitter to send Christmas greetings that praised Jesus, continuing a new era of social media outreach by a government previously known for Islamic extremism and political …