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Life Expectancy in the US Falls for the First Time in Decades

In 2015, 86,212 more Americans died than the year before. That means life expectancy in the United States is heading in the wrong direction—something …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

Boxing Fidel

It is a warm, breezy, palm-flapping winter evening in Havana, and the leading restaurants are crowded with tourists from Europe, Asia, and South America being serenaded by guitarists relentlessly singing <i>"Guan-tan-a-mera...guajira...Guan-tan-a-mera"</i> and at the Café Cantante there are clamorous salsa …

6 Helpful Ways To Overcome Heartbreak

I'm writing this post with a lot of love for women who are nursing a broken heart.<p>Unless you married your high school sweetheart who you met when you were 14 (I know a few people who fall into this category, and part of me is envious of you) you probably have gone through one of the following …

Relationships

Pictures of the Week 11.10.16

An iPhone user's guide to falling in love with Android Wear

That said, the two platforms are very different. Android Wear focuses on cards and actions, while the Apple Watch focuses on apps. I think the app …

These 5 Facts Explain Why Europe Is Ground Zero for Terrorism

Ketevan Kardava—Georgian Public Broadcaster/AP<p>Ketevan Kardava—Georgian Public Broadcaster/Reuters<p>Jef Versele—Handout/Reuters<p>Belgian Federal …

Philz Coffee: Silicon Valley's Cup Of Choice

When Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan got married in May 2012, they did so discreetly. Hoping to avoid the media frenzy that would come with official invites, they opened their Palo Alto, Calif. backyard to 100 guests for what Zuckerberg said would be a surprise medical school graduation party …

Here's How Often the Happiest People in America Go Out and Have Sex

Make the most of International Day of Happiness.<p>This Sunday, March 20th, is International Day of Happiness, a special day when we're all supposed to get together and make the world a more joyous place.<p>RELATED: Americans Have Become More Comfortable with Gay Marriage—but Less with Divorce<p>It's always …

Unbelievable Realist Paintings of Women Underwater Look Like Photos

Matt Story's paintings look like frozen memories.<p>Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his new show at Robert Lange Studios, <i>Water</i>. The collection depicts women …

Outdoor Photographer of the Year finalists announced, in pictures - Telegraph

Build Your Own Rankings

Build your own college rankings using MONEY’s 2017-18 Best Colleges list with this interactive tool.<p>Search MONEY’s database of high-value colleges to …

7 Networking Tips for Introverts

How even shy people can master the art of schmoozing.<p>It’s hard out there for an introvert—especially when it comes to working a room. For the less …

The Strange And Beautiful Fashion Drawings Of Salvador Dali

In 1965, the surrealist master made a series of unconventional fashion sketches.<p>"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook," Spanish painter Salvador Dali recalled in his autobiography. "At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since."<p>Dali wound up being a …

Art

Articles about wooden house extension looks sculpture on Dwell.com - Dwell

Extension to a Private House is a minimal residence located on London, United Kingdom, designed by Tamir Addidi Architecture.<p>In a new weekly feature, we're looking to our online community to highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>A family home on Australia’s Mornington …

United Kingdom

Going on Vacation? Shop These Celebrity-Inspired Swimsuits

The holidays are a prime time of year to take a warm vacation. But because you may have been stuck in colder temps during the past few months, …

Samsung builds SmartThings control into every 2016 smart TV

Samsung just announced that its entire lineup of smart TVs will be SmartThings-ready in 2016. Better yet, every one of its premium SUHD TVs will also feature IoT hub technology that Samsung developed with SmartThings after its purchase in 2014.<p>In other words, every Samsung SUHD TV will be able to …

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Psychology

Little Girl Writes Hilariously Vulgar Letter to Her Parents After Learning Truth About Santa

Hearing the “truth” about Santa Claus is a rite of passage for many children. Usually, around the age of 9 or 10, if you haven’t learned his origin …

20 Dresses We Still Can't Stop Talking About

See All Photos<p>Over the past 20 years there's been plenty of iconic dresses that have knocked our socks off. Some were so glamorous we felt as if we …

I Had No Alcohol and No Coffee for 15 Months and This Is What Happened

Exactly today I haven't had a single drop of alcohol or coffee in 15 months.<p>A couple of my friends on Facebook & Twitter asked me to write about my experience, so here it is, in a nutshell.<p>With over a year of no alcohol & coffee, I did notice some side effects.<p>Here is what I learned.<p><b>I save $1000</b> …

Alcohol

Apple names the best iOS apps of 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced its choices for the best iOS apps of 2015. Taking top honors was Periscope, an app Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice …

2016 Grammy Awards nominations bring snubs (Rihanna) and surprises (Courtney Barnett)

Each year thousands of Grammy-eligible works flood the marketplace. Even the most plugged-in voter can't keep up with new rhythm & blues artists and old-time bluegrassers — and simultaneously have an opinion on whether Justin Bieber's track with Jack U was among the year's best records. That's part …

Courtney Barnett

Should your kids learn to code? | Gaby Hinsliff

Swayed by tech evangelists, the UK government has put programming on the curriculum. But will kids really be left behind without it?<p>Behind the sliding glass door of Makers Academy in Shoreditch, east London, one afternoon in early October, an inhouse yoga teacher was leading a group of casually …

East London

The World’s New Population Time Bomb: Too Few People

Developed world’s working-age population to start declining next year, threatening global growth in decades ahead<p>By<p>Greg Ip<p>Greg Ip<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@greg_ip<p>Ever since the global financial crisis, economists have groped for reasons to explain why growth in the U.S. and abroad has …

Demographics

The State Of Hardware For 2015

2015 is soon coming to a close, and the world of hardware startups has been changing even faster.<p>Over the past year several trends have emerged that will shape the state of hardware for years to come.<p><b>First, the good news: more everything!</b><p>Prototyping is getting better, with the usual platforms …

Startups

HP and Movado bring simplicity to smartwatches

Smartwatches are starting to look like regular watches. Movado, a Swiss watchmaker known for its crisp designs, has partnered with HP Inc. for its Bold Motion smartwatch. It will do all the smartwatch things -- alert you to emails, texts, phone calls, meetings and even track your steps -- but it …

Wearable Tech