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How To Ditch Digital Distractions (And Actually Focus)

<i>By Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, PhD</i><p>There’s no doubt that technology can be addictive -- seeing that someone liked your Facebook post literally gives you a hit of dopamine. But these temporary distractions can waste hours. Here's how to cut the techno clutter and take back control of your time.<p><b>Say No To</b> …

Ask Healthy Living: Why Do We Get 'Grumpy Hungry'?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

How Can I Stay Motivated and Finish My School Work?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Recently, I've been too bored or unmotivated to do my school assignments. No matter how hard I try to actually focus on it, after a …

Productivity

Sleep Deprivation Linked With Buying More High-Calorie Foods While Grocery Shopping

You know the advice not to go to the grocery story when you're hungry? According to a new study, perhaps you shouldn't go to the grocery store <i>sleepy</i>, either.<p>Research published in the journal Obesity shows that just one night of being sleep deprived could prompt a person to buy more food, in …

Sitting, Lack Of Exercise Linked With Symptoms Of Depression In New Study

Sitting = sadness. Really.<p>A new study shows an association between sitting time and mental health. Particularly, the longer a person sits, the more likely he or she is to have symptoms of depression. The findings, first reported in Runner's World, were reached by researchers from Victoria …

Through Darkness Comes Light, Through Fear Comes Love and Through Pain Comes Triumph

There is not one person who will avoid some sort of struggle or hardship in life. In fact, there are things that happen in life that often shake us to our very core.<p>The essential nature of being alive and being human is to experience life in its purest form -- the wins and losses, celebrations and …

5 Life Lessons of a Pathological Optimist

<i>path·o·log·i·cal: being such to a degree that is extreme, excessive, or markedly abnormal.</i><p>I am preoccupied. Since quitting my happy life, I've been singularly obsessed with writing a memoir for my daughter. As the narrator, I've been grappling with the characteristics that define me. One consistent …

Getting Fit When Life Gets in the Way

"I was doing so well on my diet, and then life got in the way, and I've gained back every pound."<p>"I was going to the gym regularly, and I could feel myself getting in better shape, and then life got in the way, and I'm back where I started."<p>Chances are, you have heard someone say something like …

Turns Out Your Kids Really Did Love That Music You Played

Way back in the 1980s, were you the one playing "When Doves Cry" over and over? Well, don't be surprised if your kids wind up doing the same thing.<p>Young adults have strong positive memories of the music their parents loved when they were the same age, a study finds. That flies in the face of the …

Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat? Not So Fast

The world of dieting is awash in half-truths and wishful thinking. Just have a look at some of these fad diets to be reminded of how much we are willing to stretch reason in pursuit of weight loss.<p>David Allison, a researcher and director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of …

What Was Steve Job's 'Secret'?

A lot has been written about Steve Jobs since his death that attempts to explain the source of his brilliance and creativity. What was it about him that enabled him to invent or reinvent several industries? What was his unique quality?<p>I think I figured it out.<p>I got my first clue from the following …

Find Your Personal Luxury

Luxury is not about money. It is about living a truly authentic life. Contrary to what you may think, luxury products were not created to drive revenue. They were created to help people live a more comfortable life. Today, thanks to technology, that level of comfort is more readily available to …

Minimalism

12 healthy foods and drinks that can make you fat

Superfoods are jam-packed with nutrients and powerful macro blends. But a lot of healthy fat and complex carbs can pack the pounds on—fast. See which …

Nutrition

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

Workouts

Smarten Up Your Investment Strategy

Finally, it looks safe to get back in the stock market. The bad old days of economic crisis are behind us. The <i>Christian Science Monitor</i> called this …

Investing

Do Your Work Clothes Matter?

It’s 8 a.m., you’re running late, and you probably should have done laundry a week ago. It’s OK though. Your office is pretty casual. Surely you can …

Self-employment

Review: Google Nexus 7 Tablet

From a physical standpoint, the new Nexus 7 compares favorably to an iPad Mini in both weight and size, only a little slimmer, and with a rubberized …

Gear & Gadgets

Lose Fat, Not Muscle

You don’t need an orange spray tan and banana hammock to look like a bodybuilder. You just have to eat like one. For ages, bodybuilders have whipped …

Nutrition

September 2013 Nutrition Breakthroughs

Nutrition

Should You Urge Your Girlfriend to Diet?

We’ve already told you the 10 worst things you could say to a woman. Consider this No. 11. New research from the University of Minnesota suggests …

Holistic Medicine

More Fruit, Less Risk

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, two apples will keep diabetes at bay. Food poetry aside, new research from the Harvard School of Public …

Nutrition

7 Chain Restaurant Fat Bombs

Restaurants

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The Little Black Book of Dirty Jokes

• <b>Author:</b> Evelyn Beilenson<p>This raunchy little collection of smutty jokes serves up obscene amounts of fodder for every tasteless occasion. No one escapes its gritty pages, from doctors and ministers to donkeys and octogenarians. Warning: Mature (actually immature) Content.

In 1875 a British man was considered tall at 1m 70 (5ft 7), in 1975 he would have seemed short. Why has men's average height risen by almost 11cm since the mid-19th century? http://bbc.in/1dIiiPB

"This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal." http://bbc.in/17xdFmc Google is calling the next version of its mobile operating system Android KitKat. The news comes as a surprise as the firm had previously indicated version 4.4 of the OS would be Key Lime Pie. The decision to brand the software with the name of Nestle's chocolate bar is likely to be seen as a marketing coup for the Swiss food and beverage maker. Photo courtesy of Google.

NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure

Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's deliberate weakening of cryptographic systems, we can finally start to figure out how to protect ourselves.<p>For the past two weeks, I have been working with the Guardian on NSA …

Bacteria from slim people could help treat obesity, study finds. Experiments show microbes from thin or fat people's intestines can cause mice to lose or gain weight: http://gu.com/p/3th5j/tw

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First assembly in Hogwarts’ Great Hall gets year 7s excited about new school year

Most grown-ups would probably like to go back to being at school – so, Harry Potter fans, prepare for that jealousy to increase ten-fold with this …