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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: How to get the best view if you’re not in the path of totality

On Aug. 21, swaths of the United States will be enveloped in a stunning midday darkness when the moon moves in front of the sun during the Great …

Astronomy

Google gives its Local Guides more perks and higher levels

Google's Local Guides program has grown to more than 30 million members in the three years since its inception. Participants earn points towards rewards from the company for leaving Yelp-like reviews at their favorite local spots. But like any online multiplayer game, given enough time, players …

Google Play Music

Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21

A chance to see the sun in a whole new light.<p>On August 21, large swaths of America will fall under a total solar eclipse for the first time in almost 40 years. The phenomenon is much more dramatic than a partial solar eclipse, and PBS's series Space Time just released a wonderful new video to let …

'Sanctuary Cities' Promise Legal Fight After Sessions Threatens Funds

Officials in New York, California and elsewhere say they'll fight Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to cut off billions in federal grant money to cities that don't share the Trump administration's strict approach to enforcing immigration laws.<p>"The Trump Administration is pushing an unrealistic …

Immigration

Both Oscar Accountants “Froze” During Best Picture Mess

A damning new play-by-play of the backstage drama shows how unprepared the show was for a potential mix-up.<p>By now, everyone knows what happened at the Oscars—a surprising mistake that shocked viewers all over the world. But perhaps no one was more surprised when the wrong best picture was announced …

Free Spirit Spheres

The fiberglass Free Spirit Spheres (from $175 per-night) hang from trees on British Columbia’s Victoria Island. Inside each of the three treehouses you’ll find a bed, workspace, and sink. The two larger pods also have full bathrooms.

Protein-Pacing: The Science-Backed Secret to Getting Fitter Faster

New research from Skidmore College confirms what trainers around the world consider the perfect diet and exercise regimen: A workout that checks all …

Exercise

The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens

When Pizza reached 100,000 followers on Tumblr, she posted a picture of a pizza box, takeout chicken wings, and an orange soda spread out on her bed: …

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Iowa Caucuses

Even in America’s convoluted political system, the Iowa caucuses stand out as being mysterious to the average non-Iowan.<p>But with the Hawkeye State …

Government

Why Michelle Phan is starting over

Michelle Phan is starting over.<p>LOS ANGELES — Before Michelle Phan became the biggest influencer in beauty and was compared to Oprah Winfrey, she was …

Apple has started selling the View-Master virtual-reality headset

Shoppers can pick up a View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack on Apple's online store for $30, although it's not available in Apple's physical retail stores. It's the first VR product that Apple has sold in recent memory.<p>Yes, it's the same View-Master that made the famous red goggles we all …

All the times Apple's CEO has sworn to defend your iPhone privacy from the U.S. government

Apple CEOs really want to defend your privacy — whether you've asked them to be your protectors or not.<p>On Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook published a …

Google Glass going to Super Bowl 50 despite being pulled from the public eye [Video]

We told you yesterday that Google shuttered the Glass social media accounts, but that doesn’t mean Glass is dead. This may sound like the same old song if you’ve followed my thoughts in the past, but it’s a simple fact that Glass still lives in the enterprise. This means doctor’s offices, …

Sriracha Packets

Posted in Food and Host<p>If you ever packed the family-size bottle into your luggage for vacation or carried it in your backpack far into the …

Adorable floating bonsai trees bring anime magic to your home

These Hayao Miyazaki-esque floating bonsai seem too adorable to be true. But they're actually part of an $80,000 (£56,000) Kickstarter project to …

Cute

The case for eating cereal for breakfast again

Just when it’s needed most, America’s love affair with cereal is coming to an end.<p>Despite its iconic status in the US, cereal consumption has been falling for the past 10 years, and the trend is expected to continue. In 2005, Americans ate approximately 155 million tons of cereal. By 2015, that had …

Nutrition

10 products to get you moving at work

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've probably heard by now -- most likely while you were parked in front of your TV or computer -- that sitting kills.<p>In a perfect world, we would spend more time at work and home on our feet. Standing tones your muscles and could reduce the risk of heart disease. But too much of it can …

Ergonomics

Read Mark Zuckerberg’s Letter To His Newborn Daughter

In a note to their newly born daughter, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledged 99% of their Facebook shares to philanthropy.<p>On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Max. In a lengthy letter posted on …

The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

Time Management

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.<p><b>“Mark is fixing stuff.”</b><p>I’m killing time in the Frank Gehry–designed Building 20, whose signature feature is its soaring 434,000 square feet of open space, the latest addition to …

Carbon Fiber

Behind Bars, Cheap Ramen Is As Good As Gold

Instant ramen noodles are often looked upon with scorn as cheap food for starving college kids.<p>But as a new book points out, those noodles are like gold for people in prison.<p>Gustavo "Goose" Alvarez spent more than a decade locked up on a weapons charge, among others. And during that time, he grew …

Tap Water

Google Maps finally gets offline navigation, but only on Android for now

Google has confirmed that the offline navigation features it showed off at Google IO earlier this year are now available for Android devices, though they’re not yet ready for prime time on iOS.<p>To use offline navigation, you’ll first have to download the part of the map that you need for your …

On saying "no": creativity, self-care, privilege, and knowing your limits

Austin "Steal Like an Artist" Kleon has posted a fantastic meditation on the idea that "creative people say no" -- the idea that you have to say no …

A New App Called Soon Organizes Your Everyday Bucket List

Your friend tells you about a great new TV show they’re watching on Netflix, or a new restaurant that you <i>just have to try</i>. If you’re like me, you tend to pop open the Notepad app on your phone and jot down this information for later…And then you promptly forget about it.<p>A new mobile application …

Meet the man who owned Google.com for one minute

Update: Google has granted Sanmay Ved a generous reward for the discovery of the bug in its Domains service. In a heart-warming twist, Ved said he would donate the money (“over $10,000”) to a charity.<p>Former Google employee Sanmay Ved bought Google.com for $12 on September 29, 2015. He owned the …

Google Search

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

The Brain

'Dancing baby' ruling says fair use matters in copyright takedowns

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Headphones

YouTube finally fixed this annoying feature

The annoying 301+ frozen views on that popular YouTube video is no longer, the service announced on Twitter Wednesday.<p>When a video was going viral …

Google patents Google Glass screen that attaches to your hat

Google has been granted a patent on a Google Glass screen that can attach to a hat.<p>Google is apparently looking for ways to integrate Glass into existing wearables and clothing, instead of positioning it only as a standalone device worn by “Glassholes.”<p>The technology consists of a mount, which …