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How Sleeping With Other People Makes Me Love Being Married

• Popsugar<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Polyamory<p>What It's Like to Be Polyamorous<p>How Sleeping With Other People Makes Me Love Being Married<p>Shares<p>"Do you think I'm the kind …

Relationships

4 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

Maintenance-free stocks are still available if you know where to look.<p>"Our favorite holding period is forever" -- Warren Buffett in a 1988 letter to</b> …

Investing

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Scientists Finally Know Why Tattoo Ink Lasts Even Though Skin Regenerates

No wonder they're so hard to get rid of.<p>If the skin regenerates itself every couple of weeks, then why do tattoos last for <i>years</i>? Sure, we know that …

Particles

30% of all sites now run on WordPress

The folks at San Francisco-based Automattic have a good reason to celebrate this Monday: its WordPress content management system (CMS) now powers 30 percent of all sites on the web.<p>That’s according to W3Techs, a service run by Austrian consulting firm Q-Success that surveys the top 10 million sites …

Web Design

Smart lights could make your house look like an interactive club

Most people think of smart bulbs when they think of connected lighting, but we’re now starting to see connected lighting applications outside the bulb. I brought a few different LED lights on <i>Circuit Breaker Live</i> this week to test: the Nanoleaf Aurora, Lifx Beam, and the C By GE Sol. Each of these …

Home Automation

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

Here are 13 signs your friendship with someone is toxic

Letting the wrong kind of people into your life can be incredibly draining. You're not likely to find enough time for yourself if another person is constantly on at you about things and won't give you room to breathe.<p>Toxic relationships aren't just the romantic kind. Sometimes, friendships with …

Self-help

Poland Just Passed a Holocaust Bill That Is Causing Outrage. Here's What You Need to Know

Poland’s Senate passed a controversial bill on Thursday that outlaws blaming Poland for any crimes committed during the Holocaust.<p>The bill was …

Israel

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Teens charged after girl with allergy exposed to pineapple

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Three teenagers face criminal charges after intentionally exposing a school classmate with a severe pineapple allergy to the fruit, authorities said.<p>Police in Butler Township allege that a 14-year-old high-fived the other 14-year-old girl to expose her to the fruit during lunch …

Dirty Money review – Alex Gibney left choking with rage by VW

To open a new series about business malpractice, the film-maker presents a thorough – and thoroughly angry – investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal<p>I thought I knew the VW emissions scandal story quite well. But I’ve never seen it so well laid out as in this documentary, Hard NOx, one …

Alex Gibney

How To: Use Kismet to Watch Wi-Fi User Activity Through Walls

Your home has walls for privacy, but Wi-Fi signals passing through them and can be detected up to a mile away with a directional Wi-Fi antenna and a …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan

Would Exercise Work Better if We Did It Naked?

The ancient Greeks found nudity both practical and pleasant, and wore draped garments that could be thrown off within seconds if the need arose. They …

Japan enforces new road rules for real-life ‘Mario Kart’ drivers

<b>Madcap drivers speeding in imitation Nintendo Mario Karts in Tokyo have forced the Japanese government to draw up new road safety laws.</b><p>After a spate …

NASA mission to asteroid ‘which could instantly crash world economy’

NASA is moving ahead with a mission to an asteroid so valuable it could destroy our world’s economy – due to a hoard of metals estimated to be worth …

The Sex Robots Are Coming review – Who'd have thought they'd have a soft Scottish accent?

There are moments of hilarity in this fascinating and bleak documentary, which explored just how close humans and machines are going to get<p>If you’ve ever wondered what a life-sized mechanical sex toy called Harmony looks like reciting the lyrics to Thriller with all the passion of Alexa ordering …

Robotics

Capcom re-releasing Street Fighter 2 on SNES cartridge

Celebrate Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary in style<p>Capcom is re-releasing the Super NES version of <i>Street Fighter 2</i> in November to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary. The “brand-new, freshly manufactured limited edition” of the fighting game will be limited to a print run of 5,500 …

Retrogaming

This Borg Cube makes your computer irrelevant

You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.<p>No, it's not the <i>only</i> glowing cube PC you can buy.<p>But it might be the only one that will attempt to absorb your humanity into its cybernetic collective mind. This is the Borg Cube, an officially licenced Star Trek computer with a rather distinct chassis. …

Star Trek

Why Do We Buy? Because Of These 5 Persuasive Copywriting Triggers

Copy that taps into psychology can boost sales <i>like crazy.</i><p>Why? Because the persuasive copywriting strategy takes the function of the human mind into …

Marketing

Someone Took The Time To Meticulously Recreate ‘Terminator 2’ In ‘GTA V’

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>‘s impressive engine has powered more tributes than Tenacious D. From the spot-on recreation of <i>Breaking Bad</i>, to the <i>Game of Thrones</i> intro, gamers and non-gamers alike have seen that just about anything can be recreated in <i>GTA V</i> with patience, know-how, and plenty of time. We even …

Movies

How computing will change amid challenges to Moore’s Law

Mark Papermaster Contributor<p>Mark Papermaster is the chief technology officer and senior vice president of technology at AMD.<p>We are in the midst of a true inflection point in computing, and the very way we interface with technology daily is changing.<p>The rapid inclusion of embedded sensors and …

Machine Learning

UK inventor builds “iron man” flying suit

<b>A UK entrepreneur has built and flown a jet-engine flying suit reminiscent of the system featured in the Iron Man movies.</b><p>The so-called Daedalus suit, …

Scientists divided over whether 'Furku.Al' rock inscription is genuinely the work of Vikings

When a resident on the Isle of Eigg decided to clean his drains, he had no idea that he would stumble upon a mystery that would baffle archaeologists around the world.<p>The islander’s discovery of a boulder with the letters “Furku.Al” scratched into its surface has sparked a lively debate among …

Dating app founder: Response rates go up 60% when your first message is like this

CEO and founder of popular dating app Bumble Whitney Wolfe came by to talk about her hit app where women have to reach out to men first. She revealed the best way to get a response to your first message.<p><i>Produced by Joe Avella</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Dating

Watch: China’s Traffic-Swallowing Bus Hits the Streets

China’s half-bus, half-tunnel mutant has passed its first road test.<p>When a model of China’s 16-feet-high, two-lane-straddling bus debuted at a tech …

New Star Wars collectible props will cost you up to $3,500 | Polygon

How much do you want that Darth Vader mask?<p>Being a collector has always been pricey, but if you want to get your hands on Lucasfilm's newest lineup of replica props from <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, it's going to cost a pretty penny.<p>Today, the studio unveiled its Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate …

Darth Vader

How To Get Into The 'Battlefield 1' Beta Early

As it turns out, a WW1 game was one of the best ideas we didn’t know we needed. EA and DICE upended the current trend towards fantastic and sci-fi shooters last week by announcing <i>Battlefield 1</i>, a trip past the series’ roots all the way back to WW1, where fighter aces will duke it out with …

Beta Testing

The software behind Futurama is going open source

Toonz creates software you’ve probably never heard of but you’ve likely seen countless TV shows and movies made using its products.<p>The company’s main product is a piece of enterprise animation software that helps with scanning and cleanup of drawings, editing, animation and compositing.<p>Toonz was …