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Bottled water is a scam: PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and the beverage industry’s greatest con

Multinationals have made billions off the myth that tap water is unhealthy. Here’s what they don’t want you to know<p><i>The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March. Read the introduction to the series.</i><p>The biggest con job perpetrated …

The Art Of Building And Maintaining Authentic Relationships

Building genuine relationships takes time, mutual care, and interest. Here’s how to keep your interactions with new connections honest.<p>The best professional relationships I have ever formed have come from unexpected places. Clothing swaps. Birthday parties. Continuing education classes. The …

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What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

Absolute Trust in Our Senses: How to Build a System of Principles Without Religion

What would it take to create a system of principles that guide our behavior without a religious grounding? Lex Bayer, a non-profit organizer, and …

The Ultimate Guide to 3d Printing 2015: Is There a Manual?

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Weight Loss

Distorted views of mental illness, psychopathy and the law

How clever of Juliette Jowit to pinpoint the error in the thinking of all us NHS and social care professionals beavering away in the psychosocial approaches to “mental illness” all these decades (The NHS can no longer act as if minds don’t matter, 10 November). Stone me, mental illness isn’t a …

10 new features in Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

TOI Tech/ Anupam Saxena / November 04, 2014<p>Google has started the rollout of Android 5.0, Lollipop to select devices. The new OS brings with it a …

Android News

Mirantis will “solve” OpenStack upgrade woes in the next 6 months, CEO predicts

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>OpenStack firm Mirantis, which took in a whopping $100 million in funding a couple weeks back, reckons it can fix one of the …

Google and Facebook: voracious giants with the power to create the future

The internet powerhouses are using their billions to challenge in sectors far removed from their original business models<p>The web’s biggest consumer companies make the bulk of their incomes, and have built up vast assets, from targeted advertising. It accounts for around 90% of Facebook’s revenue …

5 Workout Moves That Will Change Your Body

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

Just how big is Amazon Web Services’ lead? It depends on whom you ask

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Mot the barber<p>It’s uncontested that Amazon’s cloud is by far the biggest. Details beyond that, however, are mighty …

7 Lifehacks to Boost Your Productivity

Who knew that sleeping, reading and even walking can be made more efficient with the help of these convenient lifehacks?<p>1. Walk Faster<p>If you want to …

Lifehacks

We All Work For Open Source Companies Now

Let’s get used to one fact: there is exactly one large, pure-play open source company, and that’s all there ever will be. Red Hat is it, for a variety of reasons, some of which its former CTO Brian Stevens has enumerated.<p>But here’s another, equally salient fact: Every company on the planet must …

Mobile games that can stimulate your mind and brain

You don't have to look too far to beat boredom, if you are out of new games to play. Designed with a specific goal in mind, these games test your …

Is The Human Species Still Evolving?

Bill Nye The Science Guy speculates on the future of mankind<p>Is there a <i>Homo superius</i> just around the next corner, waiting to take our place? Let’s think about what it would take: If we were to give rise to a new species, something would have to happen to us to create a bottleneck or isolated place …

Five Arduino Tutorials For The Ultimate High Tech Haunted House

Technology has the potential to make our lives a lot more pleasant. But have you ever considered all the ways it can be used to make them scarier?<p>Imagine a Jack-O-Lantern that senses when guests are near before going into scare-mode. A skull that shares secrets from the afterlife. A fully …

A guide to skiving

THE best way to understand a system is to look at it from the point of view of people who want to subvert it. Sensible bosses try to view their …

Why Open Source Is Becoming A Big Developer-Recruiting Tool

Most companies are just coming around to the idea that open source can help lower costs and boost innovation within their organizations. But Web companies like Netflix, Twitter and Facebook understand that open source can be more: a powerful weapon for recruiting and retaining top engineering …

12 Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better

photo credit: Lotus Carroll via photopin cc<p>I'm no Oprah and I certainly haven't learned all there is to learn about life, but there are a few things that I know for sure. These universal truths apply to you no matter where you are in life or what mistakes you've made in the past. So read them, …

Positive Thinking

The Sectors Where the Internet of Things Really Matters

The Internet of Things is emerging as the third wave in the development of the internet. While the fixed internet that grew up in the 1990s connected 1 billion users via PCs, and the mobile internet of the 2000s connected 2 billion users via smartphones (on its way to 6 billion), the IoT is …