David Francis

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Inside the Indian village where a mob killed a man for eating beef

In Bishara, near Delhi, fear and tension are both on the rise as India’s nationalist right and its Muslim minority live uneasily together<p>The minister has arrived. The motorcade fills the unpaved street. Policemen who were slumbering in the early autumn midday heat stir, straighten, then spring into …

India

A Thorough Review of 20 Magic Apps for Your Phone

<b>The Ultimate Review: 20 Magic Apps for Your Phone</b><p>You would think that magic, as a hobby and a profession, would have gone the way of the typewriter …

Microsoft’s New Office Lens App Can Transform Your Phone Into a Simple Photo Scanner

Today Microsoft announced that it has released its Office Lens app for iOS and Android. If you’ve never heard of it before, Office Lens is an …

Why Americans Call Turkey 'Turkey'

How a New World bird came to be named after countries halfway around the globe<p>Within the turkey lies the tangled history of the world.<p>OK, not quite. But not far off, either.<p>"Turkey" the bird is native to North America. But "turkey" the word is a geographic mess—a tribute to the vagaries of colonial …

Here’s how to unlock your phone under the new rules

Image copyright ponsulak / Shutterstock.com.New rules governing U.S. wireless carriers went into full effect on Wednesday, although many carriers had …

T-Mobile

The world's biggest ship - for 53 days

<b>The world's largest container ship, the Globe, is docking in Britain for the first time as it continues its maiden voyage. But how vast and powerful is it and how long until it's superseded?</b><p>Size<p>The Globe is more than 400m (1,312ft) long, the equivalent of eight Olympic-size swimming pools. It is …

Hyundai

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

What Is THE Most Effective Workout for Runners?

Is the single most effective workout for runners a long, slow distance run, a moderate-intensity tempo or a high-intensity interval workout?<p>Answering …

A Formula to Calculate your Ideal Running Weight

The Formula<p>A common way of assessing optimum running weight is by “doubling the inches” of your height to get a ballpark figure on your best weight. …

5K Training: What to Eat for Race-Day Success

Different races require different types and amounts of training as well as varying nutritional requirements. To run a marathon you need to put in …

Nutrition

Former Olympian runs a mile a day for 50 years

Former Olympian Ron Hill has celebrated running at least a mile a day for 50 years.<p>The former Olympian Ron Hill has celebrated completing yet another ambitious challenge - running at least a mile a day for 50 years.<p>Dr Hill, who started to log runs on 20 December 1964, crossed the finish line of …

Marathons

5 Things You Can Do Now to Get Ready for Thanksgiving

Why yes, you can start prepping for Thanksgiving a few weeks ahead of time (but don't panic).<p>With Thanksgiving less than a couple weeks away, it’s probably a good idea to make sure your kitchen’s in tip-top shape. Here’s some sage advice from the friendly folks in the <i>Bon Appétit</i> Test Kitchen ____ …

Cooking

OverDrive Review: A Free E-Book Lending Service That Requires Some Patience

Why pay for e-books when you can get them from free?<p>When you think of public libraries, what comes to mind? Maybe memories of the days you used to go there as a kid, or perhaps images of stacks and stacks of musty old books. Whatever the picture might be, I’m guessing that you don’t see the age-old …

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera | Colossal

<p>Beautiful Chemistry is a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University of Science and Technology of China that seeks to make …

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Sleep

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

HealthTap Launches $99 per Month Prime Option

HealthTap, the online medical information repository and Q&A service, has launched a new paid-for premium option today called HealthTap Prime, which can put you in touch with a doctor for a consultation in a matter of clicks.<p>For $99 per month, plus $10 for each additional family member, you get …

BitTorrent Releases Bleep Chat App as Closed Pre-Alpha

Following internal alpha testing, BitTorrent is offering its new server-less messaging app as a closed pre-alpha for Windows 7 and Windows 8.<p>Formerly referred to as BitTorrent Chat, the company has announced its official name as ‘Bleep’ and released a screenshot of the app’s current design. The key …

Samsung Introduces $3.99 Premium Tier for Milk Music

Samsung took a plunge into the music-streaming fray with its own US-only internet radio service Milk Music in March — which was free <i>and</i> without ads. Now that could change though, as the Milk Music Google Play app has just been updated to introduce a premium-tier offering, as reported by Android …

10 Things Non-Photo People Do That Annoy the Crap Out of Photo Enthusiasts

Photo enthusiasts and pro photographers alike should appreciate this one, because we all have those friends who know nothing about photography and, …

Research-based principles for multimedia learning

Google Wants To Collect Your Health Data With 'Google Fit'

<i><br>With reporting by Forbes contributor Ewan Spence.</i><p>Google is planning to launch a new health service called Google Fit to collect and aggregate data from popular fitness trackers and health-related apps, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. It will launch the service …

There’s Even More Sugar In Soda Than You Think

Sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, dextrose—can you tell the difference? Probably not, even if you’re a careful reader of food labels. Unlike fats, …

Diabetes

Larry Clark's photographs: 'Once the needle goes in, it never comes out'

"I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1943," says Larry Clark in the introduction to Tulsa, his now iconic photobook from 1971. "When I was 16, I started shooting amphetamine. I shot with my friends every day for three years and then left town, but I've gone back through the years. Once the needle goes …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …