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4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity

The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Books

Do These 5 Things Before Bed & Wake Up Happier.

Wanna get happy? Just do this one thing.<p>Noooooooooooo. Of course not.<p>Happiness—or a consistent state of contentment—is very much something we can …

Uber for Kids: Shuddle Wants to Shuttle Your Children

Little Suzy has soccer practice. Timmy needs to get to his recital. You have an important meeting. Don't worry, Shuddle has you covered.<p>Read more here.

Kids

Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue?

Get Into a Good Workflow Using Video Game Principles as Inspiration

When you're playing a video game, you become completely absorbed in what you're doing, and you're completing tasks while time is flying by. Using …

Soundtracks

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20 Netflix Documentaries You Need To See

It turns out that if you spend days on end watching documentaries for an article, you begin to believe the world is going to end. Now. Or next week …

Productivity vs. Getting Things Done

<i>This post originally appeared on the Exist blog.</i><p>I’ve been a sucker for so-called “productivity porn” for a while. I still am, to some degree, but I’ve been working hard to cure myself of this time-wasting habit and I’m getting a lot closer to that.<p>For anyone who’s not familiar with it, my …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

Oscars of the ad world kicks off in Cannes

CANNES, France -- What brings Google, Facebook, Time Warner, PepsiCo, McDonald's and a slew of other major companies to a resort town on the French Rivera?<p>It's the week-long 61st annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which draws more than 12,000 communications professionals to …

Beyond 'Screen Time:' What Minecraft Teaches Kids

Kids can and should use the right kinds of video games to learn.<p>All video games are not created equal.<p>I wouldn’t recommend we encourage youth to play just any game. I doubt transferable skills are learned by repeatedly flapping a bird into a drainage tube. The best educational interventions are …

How to Cook Eggs Every Which Way

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you're boiling, poaching, omeleting, or making aioli, here are all the ways to make those eggs perfect, every time.</i><p>It is impossible to say too …

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The Best Cooking Tricks We've Picked Up Over the Years

From the proper way to clean a cast-iron pan to a life-changing pasta trick, here are the best cooking tips and tools we've learned to use over the years<p>People don't just wake up one day and know how to cook. Like any other skill, cooking is a learning process. Whether it's cooking your way through …

Hoarding

On Thursday, Get Monument Valley

It's been a rough few weeks for mobile gaming, with stuff like ratings scams and cloning scandals sapping people's faith in the platform to delivery …

Amazing

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

<b>Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.</b><p>In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience.<p>If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to …

The Brain

One Girl Sings 14 Different Genres (VIDEO)

19-year-old Sara (aka Smoukahontas) wowed Internet viewers last week when she spoke perfectly accented gibberish to demonstrate how languages sound to non-speakers.<p>Fans could not get enough of Sara's talents, and asked her to sing -- and boy, did she deliver.<p>Watch this Finnish woman belt out …

Hands On With HereO, The Small And Simple GPS Watch Made Especially For Kids

If you’ve got a child between the ages of 3 and 8, you’re in an interesting spot as a parent. The kid is old enough to be involved in activities such as school and play dates, which can keep them out from under your watchful eyes for hours at a time. But they’re not quite old enough to have a cell …

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

In 2006 Ms. Lockwood, an English teacher at Xavier High School, asked her students to write a letter to a famous author. She wanted them discuss the …

Top 20 Education Apps for Kids to Learn Smarter

Looking for some education apps for your kids? This article shares 20 useful apps that make your child learn smarter with main features.

25 Movies With Unsimulated Sex

Just because the sex is real doesn't mean it's porn.

14 Mac Hacks That Will Change The Way You Use Your Computer

These life-changing shortcuts are RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.

Operating Systems

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This is why the internet is mankind's greatest achievement.

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FORTUNE — In recent weeks, the arrest of Bitcoin Foundation’s Charlie Shrem and the near collapse of Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, have added plenty more debate over the virtual currency’s survival and future. Of all the talk, however, what’s often overlooked is that the payment …

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5 Ways 'Frozen' Ruined My Life

For as long as I’ve done this column (saying column makes me want to adjust my monocle), I’ve mostly focused on things I watched growing up and …

Talking Tech: Those 7 Minute Workout apps

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — I'm out of breath in a hotel room.<p>For the past 13 minutes, I've been doing jumping jacks, push-ups and squats, guided along by my iPhone. I feel terrific, and thrilled that I got a decent workout before starting my day out in the real world.<p>Welcome to the 7 Minute Workout app<i>.</i> …

Smile Family lets you share all the baby photos you want (without bugging the rest of us)

Having kids is a crazy thing to do. Sure they can be cute and carry on your family’s legacy, but along with all that comes a whole lot of questions, challenges, and work.<p>Smile Family is developer of mobile apps for families. It has raised $1.5 million and just released its first Android app “Smile …