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Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China

A new species of prehistoric, four-winged dinosaur discovered in China may be the largest flying reptile of its kind.<p>The well-preserved, complete skeleton of the dinosaur <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i> features a long tail with feathers 30cm in length – the longest ever seen on a dinosaur fossil. The feathers …

Smoking and mental health, what's the connection?

People with mental health problems are more likely to smoke, and smoke more heavily, than the general population, and they’re often overlooked when it comes to offering help to quit.<p>The economic cost of smoking in people with mental health problems was £2.34bn in 2009/10 in the UK, according to a …

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic)

In just six years, the skills you'll be looking for in star employees will be vastly different from those ideal in today's workers. Consider this your crystal ball.<p>In the near future, smart machines and systems will automate many jobs that exist today, changing the nature of skills that are in high …

Composting: Are You Obsessed?

Is an obsession with composting a peculiarly male trait? I can’t imagine a woman thinking, “I must go out and cover the compost” when it starts to …

Action Launcher gains “Ok, Google” support and double-tap to sleep in latest beta

The ability to use custom launchers remains one of the core features that are unique to Android, at a time when competing platforms begin to adopt functionality that used to be the mark of Google’s OS.<p>Up until now, custom launchers had one big weakness, though – lack of support for Google Now voice …

The real secrets behind Apple’s success

With the arrival of iOS 8 we’re seeing the usual level of mixed reactions. On the Apple fan side of the fence, there’s tons of positive remarks about how iOS 8 is a solid step in the right direction. For Android fans, it’s easy to point out that half the features that Apple introduced for iOS 8 …

Design is not what you think it is

There are some supremely talented developers out in the world who, at best, consider design to be a value-added feature that takes a backseat to just about everything else.<p>Ask a random sample of developers their opinion on design as it relates to their craft and you’ll receive responses ranging …

How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on an Airplane

Navigating your way through clueless tourists, grabby TSA guards, and disinterested ticket counter clerks is only half the battle. Once you make it …

Headphones

Get The Best Interest on Your Savings by Using a Secured Credit Card

With savings accounts and even CDs paying less than 1%, sometimes the best interest rates come from savings accounts associated with a secured credit …

​Focus on Shared Goals to Reduce Workplace Conflicts

When tempers flare at the office, we often say things we regret later. Talk about your shared interests in solving the conflict and potentially …

Top 10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong Every Day

Surprise! Many of the things we think we're doing correctly are actually not the best ways to do them. This includes even basic, everyday things like …

​Ask for an "Out of Order" Rate to Save on Hotel Costs

The next time you are looking an inexpensive hotel room at the last minute, try asking for an "out of order" rate for a great deal.<p>Often a hotel will …

Hospitality

15 Cooking Tips from Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Other Famous Foodies

Who couldn't use more culinary know-how? These tricks of the foodie trade will make you a pro.

Kitchens

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new and cutting edge in 1944 looks almost impossibly simple by comparison in 2014.<p>Today is June 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, perhaps the most important day in the history of American …

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Uncover Every Friend on Someone’s Private Facebook Friends List

Some people on Facebook may opt to hide their friends list from you. WonderHowTo shares some tricks on revealing those "private" lists.<p>Once you have …

Social Media

Sita Brahmachari's top five story telling tips

No story has ever been written without me. I can belong to anyone, anywhere. I have no boundaries. I have no rules. I am free to travel anywhere I want to roam. What am I?<p>Doodlers, daydreamers, artists, musicians, songwriters, circus artists, sculptors and dancers are all characters in my books for …

Use Wikipedia's Mobile Site for Easier Split-Screen Research

Accidentally getting redirected to a mobile version of a website on the desktop can be obnoxious. However, as reddit user Holy_Jay points out, …

The Three Most Important Things Lifehacker Taught Me (Also, Pranks)

After nearly four years and thousands of posts, this will be my last as an official Lifehacker writer. In keeping with the tradition of last days, I …

Stop Telling Yourself You're Too Busy

Ever feel like you're overwhelmingly busy? Of course you have. We all do. But chances are, you might not be as busy as you think—and knowing this …

Ask an Expert: All About Getting Better Sleep

Insomnia can be very frustrating and we've all been through it—staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night, hoping to catch a few winks before …

Sleep

Why Crimea matters to Russia | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Vladimir’s Putin’s decision to send Russian troops into Ukraine and seize control of Crimea has thrown the spotlight onto the …

Tatar Sunni Muslims pose a threat to Russia's occupation of Crimea

Russia may be tightening its grip on Crimea, with little resistance to date, but they have yet to face the Crimean Tatar factor.<p>There are 266,000 Crimean Tatars in Crimea, over 13% of the local population. They are Sunni Muslim, traditionally pro-Ukrainian, and much better organised than the local …

Listen Up: Here's a Brief History of Headphones

During the past century, human ears have enjoyed less freedom than ever before, but more music, thanks to the invention of headphones. In 1910, a …

Rokeby Venus: The painting that shocked a suffragette

<b>A century ago a painting in the National Gallery was slashed by a suffragette. But what is it about this Velazquez nude that makes it so provocative, asks Tom de Castella.</b><p>It's the last word in sensual languor. And one of the most famous bottoms of all time. But 100 years ago the Rokeby Venus was …

What Tokyo Looked Like in 1945

QUIZ: What Came Out Of World War I?

World War I shook up the world in a dramatic way — and from that chaos emerged inventions, words and other things we still use today.<p>Can you identify them all?

7 Tall Tales About Life in the 1500s and the Origins of Phrases

It hits your email inbox with surprising regularity: “Life in the 1500s,” a collection of the incredible stories behind old sayings like "throw the …

Tips from a Recruiter: Don't Make Me Read Your Resume

I will read your résumé unless it's 10 pages, but (just as you didn't want to write your résumé) <i>I really don't want to read your résumé</i>. To put it …