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10 Tips on Giving a Killer Presentation

Here's how to stand out from the crowd when you're in front of the room.<p>As presentation software goes, PowerPoint has long been ubiquitously chosen by presenters, but other good options exist, depending on what you want to communicate and how you're putting it all together. For example, Google …

Crispr: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

New genome-editing technology has the potential to eliminate genetic disease by making changes to our DNA that will pass down the generations. Such modification is currently banned in the UK but could that be about to change?<p>Last year Tony Perry made mice that would have been brown-furred grow up …

Genetics

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Best Survival Knife Guide: Reviews and Advices from the Experts

One of the most important tools that any smart survivalist has plenty of is a knife. Their applications are endless, and their affordability makes …

Knives

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

Study shows humans are evolving faster than previously thought

Results of largest ever genetics study of a single population could also help refine dates for major events during human evolution<p>Humans are evolving more rapidly than previously thought, according to the largest ever genetics study of a single population.<p>Scientists reached the conclusion after …

Evolution

Welcome to Time Out

Go to the content Go to the footer<p>Worldwide<p><b>Popular cities</b> London New York Paris Chicago Los Angeles Lisbon Hong Kong Sydney Melbourne Porto Singapore …

Got an old Surface RT? Microsoft will give you a massive discount on a new Pro 3

<i>Update 2/18/2015 4:02: This article has been updated with new information from Microsoft. Trade-in will be possible through Microsoft retail stores</i> …

The best movies of 2014

You may have noticed, but Polygon started writing about movies this year.<p>And what a year to expand our coverage: 2014 probably had more good or even great films than it had good or great games, at least where genre fiction is concerned.<p>Because we have no formal rating system for films, the …

Five ways to prevent burnout and find work balance

"We oscillate between the two extremes - fearful of staying too long in any of the camps. This oscillation is stressful in itself."<p>Instead, Dalsgaard …

How Christian fundamentalist homeschooling damages children

<b>(plherrera via iStock)</b><p>The religious right touts homeschooling as a viable educational alternative. Parents, grads tell a different story<p>Kristin Rawls<p>September 10, 2014 9:41pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>My interest in homeschooling was first sparked nearly 20 years ago, when I …

With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

Basic biology has it that girls are girls because they have two X chromosomes — the things inside cells that carry our genes. Boys are boys because they have one X and one Y. Recently, though, there's been a lot of debate in scientific circles about the fate of that Y chromosome — the genetic basis …

Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.<p>A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of "adverse effects" from 11 vaccines. But the authors of the 13-page report emphasize …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Sugar is killing us, and it doesn’t take much

The World Health Organization may cut recommended sugar intake to five teaspoons. Americans eat three times that<p>Jill Richardson<p>February 25, 2014 1:50pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of <i>Righteous Porkchop,</i> just coined a new catchphrase that ought to go …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Maximum PC

Hard hitting concise reviews and kick ass recommendations<p>In every issue of Maximum PC we look at the latest hardware to give you the low-down on …

5 Cheap And Delicious Dinners To Cook This Week

Four people, five nights, $50. It doesn't get any cheaper than that.<p>Your safest bet is to make them all within a week of grocery shopping to ensure that the ingredients stay fresh. It's not the biggest deal if you do it over the course of 10 days or so.<p>If you don't plan on making the arugula salad …

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery

<i>“You gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far,”</i> Steve Jobs cautioned. <i>“There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction,”</i> Oprah counseled new Harvard graduates. In his wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly …

20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals

Gallery20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals<p>Time, effort, and dishes? Making dinner on a weeknight can be a challenging prospect, especially for those hoping to steer clear of labor-intensive meals. But whether you're saving money or simply can't resist a home-cooked meal, we've dipped into our recipe …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Why We Have Pain, & How We Kill It

X doesn't mark the spot: real shape of chromosomes revealed

Time to revise the high school biology textbooks: contrary to their typical portrayal as being precisely X-shaped, chromosomes are in fact much more complex — and much messier looking. That's the finding of a new project that relied on DNA sequencing to produce accurate 3D images of chromosomes.<p>A …

21 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

And save you lots of time. Time that you can spend eating!

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

How Cocaine Makes Users Skinny

A new study examines the weird ways cocaine changes people's metabolisms.<p>Cocaine has long had a reputation for keeping users slim—check out this 1990 article from the Los Angeles Times—and there's some science to back that up, too. Now, a new study of cocaine-addicted men examines how, exactly, …

Henrietta Lacks formally recognised as source of HeLa research cells

For decades, scientists have used the cells of a woman who died young to conduct research that has prolonged innumerable lives. Now, for the first time, her contribution is to be formally recognised.<p>The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Wednesday that genetic research based on cells …

The Secret To Forming Super Productive Habits

If we don’t know how habits work we’ll never develop better ones. Let’s get to it.<p>The reason it’s so hard to form productive habits is the same reason they’re so effective when they’re in place: It’s all about willpower.<p>So once we <b>understand willpower</b>, we can better <b>hack</b> the <b>habits</b>.<p>Roy F. Baumeister, …

Arthur Lidov’s Medical Landscapes

LIFE magazine • December 7, 1962 – The Human Body: Part II (The Phenomenal Digestive Journey of a Sandwich)<p>Arthur Lidov, painter and commercial artist, created these breathtaking editorial medical illustrations. They are a true expressions of anatomy and art. From the vascular man swimming …