Gaurav Nikhil

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A New Media Market Makes Playboy Drop The Nudes

According to a New York Times media report the venerable Playboy magazine will soon go nude-free. I quote:<p>Mr. Hefner, now 89, but still listed as editor in chief, agreed. As part of a redesign that will be unveiled next March, the print edition of Playboy will still feature women in provocative …

Lessons in crowd computing

On July 14 this year, at least 27 people were crushed to death on the banks of the river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh when a crowd surged towards the …

Google Manipulates Search Results, According to Study From Yelp and Legal Star Tim Wu

Legal scholar Wu says, "This is the closest I’ve seen Google come to be the Microsoft case.”<p>Google knowingly manipulates search results according to a research paper published Monday from several academics. The study presents evidence that the search giant sets out to hamper competitors and limit …

How Being Filmed Changes Employee Behavior

Since Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, more than 154,000 people have signed a “We the People” petition to the White House to “require all state, county, and local police to wear a camera” to curb misconduct. The Ferguson police force was recently given about 50 cameras, following a …

Global Warming Already Locked In, World Bank Says

The world is locked into 1.5°C global warming, posing severe risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, according to a new climate report commissioned by the World Bank. The report, which called on a large body of scientific evidence, found that global warming of close to 1.5°C above …

11 Awesomely Geeky Home Theater Systems

Even if you don't think you could ever afford your own home cinema, they're still fun to think about -especially when the room comes designed with an …

5 of History's Great Bank Robberies

<i>When the famous bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, he supposedly replied, "That's where the money is." Sutton claimed he never</i> …

Volunteer group brings food to San José’s homeless

5 Common Posture Problems (& How to Fix Them)

Last week I attended a full day workshop on “Posture and Movement Analysis” in NYC.1 About 25 fitness professionals showed up, all of whom exercise …

5 Natural Teeth Brighteners

Get a gorgeous smile with these easy tricks.<p>You may not be on the red carpet, but with the amount of flashes happening on your holiday party circuit, you might as well be. And while you often know the main smile saboteurs (red wine, coffee, etc.), what about all the foods that can actually do your …

Get Horizontal: 20 More Minutes Sleep Boosts Your Brain Power

What if 20 more minutes of sleep could boost your work performance 2-3x?<p>Would you get it?<p>Everywhere I go people tell me they’re not getting enough sleep. As an executive coach it’s key that I help my clients perform at their peak—sleep deprived or not. Recently I met with Dr. Jessica Payne, …

Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly (Besides Losing Weight)

You've been told a hundred times that exercise is good for you, and it's true—but it's good for a lot more than just losing weight or building …

How To Motivate Yourself Into an Exercise Routine You'll Actually Stick To

If getting active and staying healthy were easy, everyone would do it...but we don't. We come home after a long day of sitting in a chair to …

Men and Women Have Different Brain Circuitry

Men and women are different—is this news? According to a new study it is. Using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging, researchers have …

NASA Detects Water on Five Planets

NASA’s Hubble Telescope has discovered signs of water vapor on five Jupiter-sized planets outside the solar system.<p>But the fiery planets are not …

Hungry Hungry Humans: Study Shows We’re Eating More Meat

Must be all that bacon hype.<p>A new study examining how human eating patterns have shifted over time found a rise in fat and meat consumption has …

Income Inequality Is The 'Challenge Of Our Time,' Obama Says

President Obama tried Wednesday to turn the conversation back to the economy, calling the growing income gap the "defining challenge of our time."<p>"Some of you may have seen just last week the pope himself spoke about this at eloquent length," Obama said. "How can it be, he wrote, that it's not a …

Even Disconnected Computers May Face Cyberthreats

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should take. But someday, even physically separating your laptop from a network may not be enough to protect it from cyber …

Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians

Streaming music service Spotify is hoping to win over its musician critics by launching a new Spotify Artists website explaining how its business model works.<p>The company is also launching free analytics for artists to get data on streams of their music; announcing plans to help them sell …

Enrique's Journey

• <b>Author:</b> Sonia Nazario<p><b>An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary</b> …

And the Mountains Echoed

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.</b><p>Khaled Hosseini, the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Kite Runner</i> and <i>A Thousand Splendid Suns</i>, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the …

Things That Matter

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Krauthammer<p><b>From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the</b> <i>Financial Times</i> <b>the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.</b> <b></b><br>A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges …

The Wolf of Wall Street

• <b>Author:</b> Jordan Belfort<p><b>Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio</b><p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <br>By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a …

Fifty Shades Freed

• <b>Author:</b> E L James<p>When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper …

The 19 Most Influential Men Of The Year

After GMO Labeling Bill Defeat In Washington, Will Anti-GMO 'Witch Hunts' Escalate In Next Battleground -- Kaua'i?

<b>As the Genetic Literacy Project reports, after Tuesday’s defeat of the Washington state GMO labeling Initiative 522, one of the most prominent anti-GMO spokespersons—Mike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com, which hawks alternative medicine remedies and herbal nostrums—issued what borders on a lawless</b> …