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10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Is our species evolving into something new? Gaia Vince makes the provocative argument that humanity is transforming, and it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet.<p>In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but …

Singularity

What Stylists Use On Their 'Dos

Cher Horowitz once wisely said, "'Tis a far, far better thing, doing stuff for other people.” And, that adage holds true for many hairstylists, who …

Hair

This Bride Bought Her Dress On eBay (& It's Gorgeous)

<i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on April 14.</i><p>You may recognize Cynthia as one of the gorgeous brides who chose to elope. As soon as we saw …

Weddings

Snowden One Year Anniversary: Americans Still Being Spied On By Their Own Government

One year ago, domestic surveillance state whistleblower Edward Snowden began to reveal just how badly our government was lying to us about its spying …

'Tile,' The Gadget That Makes Sure You Never Lose Anything Ever Again, Is Now On Sale To The Public

Imagine tapping into a large group of strangers to help you track down a stolen bike.<p>After months of hype, a company called Tile has this week started shipping a device that can help you do just that. (You can buy Tiles here.)<p>Just attach the $25 device to an object, and your smartphone will find it …

Startups

5 Must-Download Apps This Week: Swarm, Litely + More

We love collaborations. Kanye West and Jay-Z, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Solange… Sooo maybe not all collabos are perfect, but often when two great concepts in App World meet and fall in love and have a little baby app with features from both of its good-lookin’ parents, they are. This …

Apps

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows …