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Surprise! Your Smartphone Addiction Is Ruining Your Life

​A new survey finds that 8 in 10 Americans are constantly attached to their phones<p>Cell phone addiction is real, folks. More than 8 in 10 Americans are attached to their smartphones and gadgets—and 86 percent of them say they’re constantly checking their emails, texts, or social media accounts on a …

Detoxification

9 Rugged, Handmade Accessories You Need In Your Life

You’re going to want this leather-wrapped flask and iPhone case that outlasts your iPhone<p>Rustic, handmade accessories are some of the most stylish things you can add to your wardrobe. They give your outfits a little edge—even a suit-and-tie guy can toughen up his office wear with a handmade wallet …

Shopping

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Propaganda

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

Swizz Beatz VS Just Blaze L!VE

A Gentlemen's Guide To Buying The Perfect Bag

Bags. Aren’t they more of a girl’s thing?<p>Please. Men’s bags are witnessing a renaissance with the world’s most stylish men and luxury brands jumping …

Clothing

Your Future Self Will Thank You For Starting To Do This For Only 10 Minutes Every Day

“How’s your day?” People ask us about our day all the time. Sometimes, you brushed it off because you know these are just small talks. Often, you had …

Productivity

Drake disputes his Grammy category: 'Hotline Bling' is 'not a rap song'

Though he was a no-show at the 59th Grammy Awards ceremony, Drake is making his presence known to the Recording Academy — outside the category they’d initially placed him in.<p>The 30-year-old appeared on Saturday’s episode of Apple Music’s <i>OVO Sound</i> radio show for a one-hour interview that highlighted …

Music

How to access Mac's hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it's hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Photoshop

What We Owe Yasiin Bey

Looking back at the influence and complicated legacy of the artist once known as Mos Def.<p>Morality in religion is fairly straightforward. Though the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic: ‘Objects reveal a lot about the way we live, who we are, what we value’

In the six weeks since it reopened in a new home, London’s Design Museum has welcomed more visitors than it used to get in a whole year. Its director, Deyan Sudjic, explains why he thinks they come<p>In a conventional, glass-walled box of an office sit an ordinary-looking desk, three modern-classic …

Design

Honoring The Best Hip Hop LP's: Mobb Deep - The Infamous

Mobb Deep makes urgent, desperate music. Rarely do they relish the spoils of a life of crime, focusing more on the need to make money at any cost and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Trump’s dangerous delusions about Islam

The president and his advisers paint Muslims as enemies of modernity. The neglected history of an age of Middle Eastern liberalism proves them wrong<p>In the aftermath of the attacks of 11 September 2001, amid the grief and rage that followed the toppling of the World Trade Center, President George W …

Islam

Vitamin D 'proved to cut risk of colds and flu'

Move would also save NHS money, argue authors of major study that shows vitamin D can reduce risk of respiratory infections<p>Adding vitamin D to food would significantly cut NHS costs, say the authors of a major global study that shows it can reduce the risk of colds, flu and other dangerous …

Vitamins

Forget smartphones – the Nokia 3310 is still the mobile of the future

Who needs massive memory, email access and kitten memes when you have a phone that can survive any dystopian apocalypse?<p>It was like a trip to Q’s lab for this particular journalistic James Bond. Back in 2000, it was day one at Channel 4 News and I was sent to the dark and windowless garage across …

Nokia

The man with no name

When an anonymous Mexican man was taken to an American hospital after a car crash, a 16-year quest began. Lying in a persistent vegetative state, he became a source of hope for thousands of families looking for lost loved ones<p>Because the beginning was lost, his story always began in the middle, but …

Compassion

Pharrell’s ever-expandıng unıverse

Musician, Hollywood producer, designer, inventor – Pharrell Williams is a restless polymath. Sasha Frere-Jones asks if this is a star looking for a life beyond music<p>Was it a tell? A plug? A piss-take? Last November, in Los Angeles, Pharrell Williams was wrapping up a press day at the Beverly Hills …

Music

'I thought I was smarter than almost everybody': my double life as a KGB agent

Raised in East Germany, Jack Barsky abandoned his mother, brother, wife and son to spy for the KGB. In America, he started a second family. And then it all came crashing down...<p>On a chilly morning in December 1988, computer analyst Jack Barsky embarked on his usual morning commute to his office on …

Russia

What You Should Eat to Get Great Hair

Want to keep your mane strong and long? Here's your menu<p>Rib eye. Medium rare. T-bone. It sounds like your perfect dinner, not a prescription for better hair. We say it can be both.<p>Steak’s protein—and some other key ingredients—can give you better hair. What do we mean by “better?” It’s the kind of …

Nutrition

Why I love… singer Ray BLK

Her voice is the sound of my youth, my city and my heart<p>Living in New York means I can’t have my mum’s cooking on tap, but I can tune into public radio to hear the BBC at least once a day. And I’ve found that the easiest way to alleviate my homesickness is music, which is where London singer Ray …

Entertainment

The lost letter that nearly wrecked our relationship

Debora Harding and her husband courted the old-fashioned way – by post. But a crucial letter went missing, and it very nearly ended in disaster<p>It’s easy to wax nostalgic about the romance of letters in this day of electronic communication, but a long-distance romance, conducted by snail mail, …

Relationships

This British government is cruel – and the opposition is useless

Theresa May can shut the door on child refugees and impose a hard Brexit because Jeremy Corbyn has no clue how to stop her<p>What kind of government breaks a promise to give shelter to 3,000 of the most desperate people on Earth, children fleeing war and devastation? What kind of government sneaks out …

Theresa May

Ranking Kanye West's Albums

In the midst of Kardashian drama, nonsense and mental breakdowns, Kanye West is still one of the greatest artists of our time. Whether he writes all …

SHUTi: A New Insomnia Treatment Via the Internet

For some people, bedtime is the most stressful time of the day. Rather than looking forward to restful slumber, they’re wondering if they’ll fall …

Insomnia

Total recall: the people who never forget

An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory<p>If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and …

The Brain

Net ​nostalgia: the online museums preserving dolphin gifs and spinning Comic Sans

Archivist Jason Scott has made it his mission to record digital culture for future generations. But why are we so keen to relive the days of Geocities websites and 56k modems?<p>Jason Scott is a “guerilla internet archivist”. Someone’s got to be. If you’ve got some content embedded in a site that’s …

Internet

Here's Why Every Man Needs Beard Oil In Their Life

Let’s face it: it’s still near-impossible to tell just about anyone you actually own a bottle of beard oil without them assuming you’re one of <i>those</i> …

Beards

'The building creaks and sways': life in a skyscraper

From Chicago to Dubai, Manchester to Melbourne, our cities are climbing above the clouds. What’s it like to live on the 64th floor? Simon Usborne reports<p>Manhattan’s avenues stretch north like tracks through a forest, eventually disappearing into Harlem. Below me, Central Park is laid out like a …

Urban Planning

Mystery of Saddleworth Moor: video shows 'loner' in a different light

Film emerges of David Lytton, identified as the man found dead on a moorland path, with girlfriend of more than 15 years<p>The global mystery of David Lytton’s death on Saddleworth Moor has seen him branded as everything from an international spy to a depressed loner.<p>He was the man who flew back from …

Budgeting

How to Grow New Brain Cells and Make Yourself Smarter

For a long time the established dogma was that the adult brain couldn’t generate any new brain cells. That is, it was believed that you were born …

The Brain