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Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings from the last year.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.</i><p>More than a decade after <i>Greater Good</i> first started reporting on the science of compassion, generosity, …

Psychology

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss, study says

Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.<p>People who used the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9% more weight after one year than their counterparts, who only got dieting …

Weight Loss

Do you use Gmail and Dropbox? Get this free, new extension

Even though I’m a Chromebook user with 1 TB of free Google Drive storage, I have multiple cloud storage accounts. That’s mainly for redundancy, but …

The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Clean Energy

How I quit my job to travel: The financial writer

Mired in depression after the loss of both her parents, a corporate writer suddenly quit her job and went to India. What she found there changed her life.<p>In 2004, when I was at one of the lowest points of my life, I decided to go to India.<p>I'd never visited India; I’d never even been on a long-term …

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100 Cameras Will Photograph Berlin with Ridiculous 100-Year Exposure Times

Long exposure photographs are usually measured in seconds or minutes. Use solargraphy, and you might measure in months or years. The longest we’ve …

10 great gadgets under $50

Good news for cost-conscious tech lovers: You don't have to break the bank to pick up some cool gadgets.<p>From wireless speakers and mobile game controllers to portable hard drives and even touch-screen tablets, you might just be surprised what you can find on the cheap at your local electronics …

MIT Builds A ‘Soft Robotic’ Fish That’s Perfectly Cuddly, Moves Like The Real Thing

Video: Melanie Gonick, MIT News<p>Soft robotics is a field that’s growing so fast MIT has created an entire journal dedicated to the field, and the first edition profiles a robot fish that can perform a getaway maneuver with its flexible body almost as fast as the real thing.<p>The fish is built partly …

Watch this awesome recursive 'Lego Movie,' 'Simpsons' mashup

Love "The Simpsons" and love "The Lego Movie?" Then how can you not love this terrific video, which spoofs both in one simple recursive all-brick mashup?<p>Made by YouTube filmmaker Monsieur Caron, the video depicts the famous opening title sequence of "The Simpsons," with the whole family dressed as …

This robot is teaching college kids how to code robotics apps (exclusive)

Robots: they build your Teslas, assemble your iPhones, and now they teach your college kids.<p>The Baxter Robot, created by Rethink Robotics, teaches undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, the principles of using and coding for robots — the same kinds of robots that will be …

Why Startups Seeking Funding Should Use Content To Build Their Credibility

Today, venture capital (VC) is more democratic than ever. Investors are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and geography is no longer a constricting factor.<p>Lower barriers, however, create stricter filters. With so many startups jockeying for funding, the Internet also enables investors to make …

An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

Ten years ago Dennis Sorensen was setting off fireworks to celebrate New Year's Eve with his family in Denmark when something terrible happened.<p>"Unfortunately one of the rockets we had this evening was not good and when we light it then it just blew up and, yeah, my hand was, was not that good …

How Leap Motion can use its accelerator program to … leapfrog the competition

When you build something new, you need to show people it’s worth it. In the technology world one way to do that is to find applications for your …

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Tourists Can Live Like Communist Soldiers in This German Bunker

Buried in the forests of Thuringia lies a Cold War bunker offering guests an experience they won’t soon forget: a spartan night as a soldier in the …

Berlin tech startups boosted by offshoot of Silicon Valley event

A little more than two decades ago, Berlin hosted tens of thousands of US troops. In the early 1990s one of the most incongruous summer sights were the beach resorts along the lakes in Wansee, heaving with young US military personnel and equipped with the boom boxes and volleyball scene that any …

Sophie Scholl filmmaker wants compulsory license to give movies away for free

Fred Breinersdorfer, writer and producer of the Oscar-nominated German drama <i>Sophie Scholl: The Final Days</i>, wants to fight piracy by giving up …

Federal court reviews legality of NYPD Muslim surveillance program

A federal judge on Tuesday revisited at a decades-old court settlement restricting how the New York Police Department conducts surveillance after civil rights lawyers accused the department of breaking those rules by monitoring Muslims.<p>The dispute centers on the restrictions set by the Handschu …

What The Future Looked Like In 1900 -- 13 Fascinating Images

1 of 14<p>Crossing the sea and getting from one country to another has never been easier thanks to this railway and boat combination. Ferry your way …

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6 Six Bay Area Beaches That Are Better Than Everyone Else's Beach

Taking a trip to San Francisco? You'll want to be sure and hit the beach, but choosing which one may seem like a challenge. While the Bay Area has no shortage of beaches, not all beaches are created equal. For that reason, we've scoped out six sandy spots beloved by the locals. Whether you like to …

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How to Create a Composite Image: Photographing & Editing

There are several tutorials that show you how to create a composite image using two or more photos, but rarely do you see a video that shows you how …

Shooting on the Streets of San Francisco for 24 Hours Straight

I have driven through San Francisco many times for business and pleasure, and have always been intrigued by how its energy constantly changes …

Timelapse Photography Tutorial eBook

<i>Chapter 2: Image Settings Balancing time-lapse image settings and how to fit them all on your memory cards.</i><p><i>Chapter 3: Shooting Time-lapse How to</i> …

How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4

So you've just received your gorgeous new Samsung Galaxy S4. Isn't it lovely? After you've finished caressing its sleek lines, admiring its gorgeous …

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