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How to make the perfect burger: Oxford food scientist claims to have answer

Oxford University chef says perfect burger is 7cm tall, should be eaten to music, given a name and should feel as good as it tastes<p>A leading food scientist claims to have created the perfect burger - and says that its smell and feel are more important than the taste.<p>The best burgers are 7cm tall, …

What to do when your Galaxy S6 won’t turn on

Many people consider removable batteries to be important for when you’ve run out of juice but another key element is to be able to restart a handset when it freezes, just by pulling the battery out. On past Galaxy flagships, this was the easiest way to soft reset the handset, but with the Galaxy S6 …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

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This F. Scott Fitzgerald Letter To His Daughter Has Great Advice About What To Worry About This Year

Discussing what to worry about in life, Fitzgerald touches on several things that are relevant in 2014:<p>Things to worry about:<p>Worry about courage<br>Worry about cleanliness<br>Worry about efficiency<br>Worry about horsemanship<p>Things not to worry about:<p>Don't worry about popular opinion<br>Don't worry about …

Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in the thawing relations between the US and Cuba, the Argentinian pontiff followed that by lecturing his cardinals on the need to clean up …

The 10 foods you should eat every day

3) Probiotic yoghurt<p>Probiotics, found in a number of yoghurts are the micro-organisms naturally found in the human digestive tract that improve the …

The story of the 'most complicated' watch in the world

<b>The most complicated handmade watch, the Henry Graves Supercomplication, has been sold at auction for 20.6m Swiss francs (£13.4m), writes Luke Jones.</b><p>A "complication" is a technical term referring to any feature on a watch which is in addition to simply telling the time - and Henry Graves Jr wanted …

Your science questions answered

Q Given the fact that the atom consists mainly of empty space and glass has a much higher density than paper, why is it that I can’t look through a sheet of paper but easily through centimetre-thick glass? asks Thoralf Schubert<p>A As Professor Philip Moriarty from the University of Nottingham …

Five Ways to Get a Real Smile From Your Portrait Subject

One of the challenges photographers face is posing. It’s a conundrum because it requires a kind of authority most of us aren’t used to having: The …

16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

While those products and services sound amazing, you can't use them right now. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?

Six of the best noise-cancelling headphones to silence the commute

Travellers know that when it comes to making journeys more bearable, good noise-cancelling headphones can make the difference.<p>Active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones use microphones located on the ear cups to detect incoming unwanted sound and blast the inverse of that sound out of the earphones. …

How to Beat Online Price Discrimination

A new study found that major e-commerce retailers show some users different prices or a different set of results.<p>Do you think you can find the lowest …

Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

The Modern Gentleman's Guide To Starting A Watch Collection

This should be done carefully. A gentleman should conduct his research before selecting his first watch. It is a deduction that requires an understanding of not only what is out there, but also of one's own personal style.<p>And of course, one's own financial limitations.<p>"Unless you're spending $5,000 …

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

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The 22 Biggest Yachts In The Seas

At 590 feet in length, the German-built Azzam is actually 23 feet longer than a U.S. Navy missile cruiser.<p>How does Azzam stack up against the competition? Here are the 22 largest yachts in the world, according to Superyacht Times.

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Teens Head to Apple Store and Bend the Display iPhone 6 Plus

Yes, you read that headline right.<p>A pair of teenagers in England went to an Apple store and bent the display iPhone 6 Plus. Even with the force of teen hands, you can see the screen pop out of the front of the phone.<p>The video has since been removed from the user's account, but since this is the …

Top 6 Components to Achieving 'Ripped Abs' in the Real World

Somewhere along the line. like many concepts in the fitness and wellness industry, what it actually takes to achieve what we call "ripped abs" has been somewhat distorted. What we're really talking about here is getting your body to a state of leanness where then you actually see the definition of …

Last Wedding Song and Dance Ideas

After you've had your first dance, the wedding cake has been cut, the bouquet has been tossed, and all the other wedding reception festivities have had their moment, it's time for the last dance. As much as you don't want your wedding to end, you do want to give your guests a happy, lasting memory …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

3 Stretches to Relieve Tension in Neck and Shoulders

Dedicating just a few minute a day to lengthening and relaxing the muscles in your shoulders, back and neck will play a major role in keeping your body healthy and pain free for a long time to come.<p>Whether you have a job which requires hours of sitting at a desk, spend long periods driving a car, …

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What every parent needs to know about video games: a crash course

For people who don't play video games, they can seem like a strange and vaguely threatening interloper into the household.<p>These noisy yet seemingly seductive things are on computers, on smartphones and tablets, and on expensive consoles that your kids will tell you everyone else has. And if you're …

How to solve these nagging Windows 8.1 problems

Many criticisms can be leveled at Microsoft: in the 2000s it was a bully of a company, beating smaller companies into the dirt with its monopoly on …