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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Vast waters hide clues in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.<p>Navies from two of Malaysia's neighbors were pursuing new leads as …

Myo’s Developer Alpha Teaser Compilation Video Showcases Gesture Control Potential

Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs is shipping out its Myo gesture control band alpha units to developers to get them building software compatible with the new hardware, and it’s already resulting in some incredibly impressive early demos. The Myo team compiled a few of those together into a single short …

Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Why so few clues about missing Malaysia flight?

Many people are wondering why there are so few clues about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, beginning with the lack of a distress call.<p>This lack of a call, however, is not particularly perplexing. An aviator's priorities are to maintain control of the airplane above all else. An emergency …

It takes $290,000 in cash to rent an apartment in Seoul

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Many Koreans who rent apartments don’t actually pay rent.<p>You read that right. They don’t make monthly rent payments.<p>Don’t start planning your move to Seoul just yet. There’s a catch. To get one of those apartments, on average, you need to plunk down the equivalent of …

Housing

McDonald’s may soon be more like Chipotle

The McDonald’s empire was built on simplicity and consistency: Your cheeseburger comes out exactly like the one the next guy gets. But thanks in part …

Food
Stock Markets

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

Kim Jong Un 'elected' with 100% of the vote

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100% turnout.<p>North Koreans went to the polls …

The bananapocalypse is upon us

By Kai Ryssdal<p>March 06, 2014 | 4:05 PM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/06/economy/bananapocalypse-upon-us/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The Story<p>Marketplace<p>Downloaddownload<br>• Embedembed<p>Embed …

South-east Asia

Dear Apple and Chipotle: It's Hard to Be Socially Responsible When You're Dead

Can we get real about corporate social responsibility (CSR), the idea that businesses shouldn’t just increase returns for shareholders but also …

Nobel Prize

Dow flirts with 17,000, but most people missed the ride

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.34% is a hair’s breadth from crossing the 17,000 mark. But is that really reason to celebrate?<p>The sentiment …

Stock Markets

Big banks jumping on bitcoin bandwagon

The Truth About 'The Most Interesting Man In The World'

For over 40 years, Jonathan Goldsmith worked as a journeyman actor with hundreds of IMDB credits to his name.<p>In 2006, he booked the role of a lifetime: the spokesperson for a Dos Equis beer campaign that soon made him known to millions as "The Most Interesting Man In The World."<p>Goldsmith lived and …

DOS

The 50 Best Bags of Fall

Our favorite clutches, totes, backpacks, and more.<p>Bold clutches, modern backpacks, embellished totes: This season was all about a statement accessory. Here, all the best, busiest bags we want to grab onto. Plus, shop the best bags for the year AND the best fall bags available now.

Microsoft hints DirectX 12 is coming to the Xbox One

A few days ago, Microsoft posted up a teaser site that announced the company will be unveiling the next version of DirectX at Game Developer Conference on March 20.<p>Today, the company added the Xbox One logo to the site and tweeted a second tease, saying that the new version of DirectX will also …

Clueless dealers do the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ no favors

No wonder these things don't sell.<p>The Internet wants you to buy a Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ. It <i>needs</i> you to buy one so that it can buy one used. In five years. Or ten. After the depreciation hits. After the injector-seal issues are fully worked out. After the secret to wringing real power out of …

Subaru

7 Rookie Mistakes of First-Time Cruisers

Make sure your suitcases are shallow enough (or soft enough) to stash under the bed.<p><i>Photo by Fuse / Thinkstock</i><p>If you’re new to cruising, don’t fall prey to these potential pitfalls. Here are the top seven mistakes cruise newbies make and how to avoid them for smooth sailing, from the minute you …

Hurricane Season

Samsung Devices Get Exclusive 'Milk Music' Streaming App

Users of Samsung's popular Galaxy series of phones got a nice perk Friday: a new streaming music app exclusive to phones of that make. Called "Milk Music," it's free, and better still, there are no ads.<p>Although the service is billed as new, it actually is more of a shiny coat of paint on the …

Samsung

USA's winter weather damage at $5 billion so far

The fierce winter of 2013-14 so far has caused almost $5 billion in damage to the nation's homes, businesses, infrastructure and agriculture, according to data from Aon Benfield, a global reinsurance firm based in London.<p>That's about $2 billion above average.<p>"This has been a rather costly and …

Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal

WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the deficit battles and financial crises of years past, President<p>Obamaput forward a $3.9-trillion budget proposal Tuesday that set out a wish list of programs on education, infrastructure, job training and urban revitalization, adding policy details to his rhetorical …

World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in Japan

Misao Okawa is one of only five people alive – all women – born in the 19th century when Queen Victoria was on the throne<p>Plenty of sleep and a varied diet are the secrets to a long and healthy life, according to Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, who celebrated her 116th birthday on …

Boeing's New Self Destructing Phone is Ideal For Those Who Need to Keep Secrets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Boeing is set to release an smartphone that can self-destruct, but the device's security features …

D.C. Will Decriminalize Pot Possession as Long as Congress Doesn't Interfere

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Tuesday night, Washington, D.C.'s city council approved a bill to decriminalize possession of …