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The Mindfulness Habit That Could Transform Your Workday

Americans are more stressed than ever. It seems that as budgets become tighter, to-do lists become longer and it’s harder to get through the day …

Mindfulness

Home Vinyl Setups for the Curious and the Obsessive

So you’re ready to go analog, but you don’t know how. Let’s start with the basics. This is how it works: grooves in a record cause tiny vibrations of …

Audiophile

Pandora-Owned Ticketfly Partners With Lyte

<b>Pandora</b>-owned ticketing company <b>Ticketfly</b> has partnered with fan-to-fan ticket exchange platform <b>Lyte</b> in an attempt to take on the giants of the …

Festivals

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows the Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

Space

How to Meditate - Well Guides - The New York Times

Meditation Exercises<p>Find a comfortable spot and get ready to relax.<p>Basic Mindfulness Meditation<p>Learn how to pay close attention to the present moment with this meditation exercise.<p>Try it!<p>When the Mind Wanders<p>An exercise to help you stay in the present moment as you meditate.<p>Try it!<p>Body Scan<p>Instead …

Meditation

The Al Gore VR movie makes global warming inconveniently gorgeous

In 2014, a company called Condition One released the first extended 360-degree Oculus Rift film. It was a narratively and visually disjointed pseudo-documentary shot on early 360-degree film equipment, and for the initial crop of VR fans, a bit of a letdown. But Condition One kept working, and this …

Climate Change

VR Music Video 'Chocolate' is a Slice of Pure Psychedelic Joy

VR music videos seem to be digging out a sweet spot of quick and fun VR experiences that use the depth of virtual reality to immerse viewers in music …

Virtual Reality

Homemade Chinese Dumplings, The Dumplings that Will Take You Straight to China

Chinese Dumplings Recipe<p>Try something new with Jacqueline easy to make Chinese dumplings! Enjoy the flavours of Yum-Cha right from the comforts of your own home with the fresh flavours of pork and garlic chives. You will be surprised by how much better they are than your local Chinese</i> …

Cookbooks

A Drone's View Of The World

At Goats and Soda we're always watching the developing world.<p>A group of international photographers is doing the same thing — but from a drone's perspective.<p>We mined the website dronestagram (think Instagram for drone pics) for the most riveting drone photos of the developing world from the past …

Gear & Gadgets

Volkswagen Is Finally Bringing Back The Iconic Microbus In Five Years: Report

Finally, after five concept cars, a ton of screaming and stress tears, and plenty of stagnant potential, Volkswagen seems interested in bringing the …

Autos

The Great Unbundling

To say that the Internet has changed the media business is so obvious it barely bears writing; the media business, though, is massive in scope, …

Advertising

Uber to pay $20 million to FTC to settle claims that it exaggerated how much drivers would make

Uber will pay $20 million and alter various business practices in order to settle claims brought by the FTC that the ride-hailing company mislead drivers on how much they would make driving for Uber.<p>The FTC said Uber had "inflated" its hourly drivers' earnings in online advertisements to attract …

Uber

This 22-Year-Old Black Woman Is Running For Mayor Of Detroit

She's got some serious plans for her city.<p>Detroit native Myya D. Jones hasn’t graduated from college yet, but that didn’t stop the Michigan State University senior from announcing her candidacy for mayor of her hometown earlier this month.<p>Jones has previously worked as a Google Student Ambassador …

Bipolar Disorder

6 Ways studying abroad will Transform Your Life Completely

Studying abroad is a huge decision. It is not easy to live far from home, you have to make a lot of changes to your lifestyle. Adjusting to a whole …

Education

Dreamy midcentury home inspired by flight asks $480K

Robert Mention, an architect of the local airport, designed the home for himself<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Eugene, Oregon<p><b>Price:</b> …

Houses

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and …

Houses

Library book returned a century late in San Francisco

Responding to an amnesty on overdue loans, short-story collection is checked back in after 100 years by the original borrower’s great-granddaughter<p>As nominative determinism goes, Forty Minutes Late was a little understated for the title of a book returned to San Francisco library 100 years late.<p>The …

San Francisco Bay Area

One of the largest icebergs ever seen is even closer to breaking off Antarctica

Just 6.4 miles of ice are holding an iceberg the size of Delaware onto the floating Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, and scientists warn it could cleave off the ice-bound continent at any time.<p>Researchers who closely monitor the crack cutting across this particular Antarctic ice shelf reported on …

Global Warming

One-of-a-Kind Electronica Venue Halcyon Adds New Energy to SF Nightlife

The cutting-edge multi-use event venue Halycon opened its doors in SoMa just a couple months back. Since then, the intimate space with a big club …

8 mind-blowing beaches and lakes in Northern California

California has 840 miles of ocean coastline, much of it almost deserted. Here are a few lesser-known Northern California gems to set you off in the …

Travel

The forgotten wonders of old San Francisco

San Francisco may have become the start-up city, but it also has a rich history and the most beautifully preserved gems celebrating its golden past, …

San Francisco Bay Area

Apple Sues Qualcomm For $1B Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

Days after federal regulators sued smartphone and device chip maker Qualcomm accusing it of antitrust violations, one of the company’s largest …

Consumer Protection

Robots Drones and AI: Introducing the “Security By Design” Paradigm

The drone configuration presented in my post on autonomous computational law vehicles (ACLVs) described the use of a transportation centric ontology …

Stanford University

9 Insane Dishes We Want to See at Amsterdam's New Avocado Restaurant

Europe's first avocado bar is opening in Amsterdam next month, and our excitement is proving tricky to keep under wraps. Avocado, the superfood and …

Foodies

Uber to pay $20m over claims it misled drivers over how much they would earn

Agreement with Federal Trade Commission covers statements Uber made while trying to recruit more drivers to expand its service and remain ahead of Lyft<p>Uber is paying $20m to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises about how much they …

Uber

The anti-trust lawsuit that could shape the future of smartphones

Qualcomm is in trouble.<p>For most, those words probably mean next to nothing, but if you know much about the technology within your smartphone, it means a great deal. Qualcomm builds many of the key components of the world's smartphones — specifically, the modems and often the processors, too. It's …

Innovation

Netflix Surges 8% on 1.93M Domestic ‘Net Adds’; 7M Total Net Adds - Tech Trader Daily

By Tiernan Ray<p><b>Netflix</b> (NFLX) this afternoon reported Q4 revenue and profit that topped analysts’ expectations, and blew away expectations for how …

Markets

Netflix crushed its subscriber growth targets, and the stock is soaring

Netflix had a huge beat on its Q4 subscriber growth numbers, both in the US and internationally, trouncing both Wall Street expectations and its own guidance.<p>The stock popped more than 8% on the news.<p>Netflix also beat on EPS and revenue, which was up 36% year-over-year.<p>Here are the key numbers:<p><b>Q4</b> …

TV

Netflix earnings: What to expect from the streaming giant

Netflix Inc. is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday.<p>Here’s what investors can expect:<p><b>Earnings:</b> Netflix NFLX, +1.98% is expected to report earnings of 13 cents per share, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet. That would be a 30% bump …

TV

Musical.ly raising $100 million at $500 million valuation for social music videos

Musical.ly, the app that makes it easy to create music videos, is in the process of raising about $100 million in funding, at around a $500 million post-money valuation, TechCrunch has learned. The details are still being finalized, but the plan is for GGV Capital and Qiming Venture Partners to …