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In a new era of surveillance and doublethink, '1984' takes to the stage

Big Brother isn't watching you. You're watching him.<p>An acclaimed adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian vision on the future, "1984," is crossing the Atlantic to make its U.S. debut on the Broad Stage in Santa Monica this month. The London-based Headlong Theatre's production uses hidden cameras …

Are Sperm Banks in the Business of Eugenics?

The most prominent sperm bank in the UK is under investigation after turning away donors with dyslexia and other questionable characteristics. This …

The evil A to Z of Google and Alphabet

For years, Google’s unofficial motto – “Don’t be evil.” – has been picked at like a scab that will never heal. I don’t believe Google or the new expansive Alphabet umbrella company are places where ‘evil’ people gather, but even collections of relatively good people can end up producing very bad …

US Scientists Take Next Step to Creating Mind Reading Machines

US scientists have taken one step closer to unveiling the secrets of the mind; in order to accomplish their bold task they are using fMRI (functional …

Your iPhone has been hacked by the NSA

That iPhone in your hands? It’s been compromised by the National Security Agency through its SIM card, and government spies can access your phone through a backdoor installed on it without even needing a court order.<p>Sound scary? It is, and it’s the latest bombshell to be dropped by American …

First computers recognized our faces, now they know what we’re doing

We haven't designed fully sentient artificial intelligence just yet, but we're steadily teaching computers how to see, read, and understand our world. Last month, Google engineers showed off their "Deep Dream," software capable of taking an image and ascertaining what was in it by turning it into a …

Microsoft’s Windows 10 phones have pen support and will scan your face

Microsoft is preparing two new Lumia devices for the holiday season. While some specifications have leaked previously, <i>Windows Central</i> is reporting that both devices will include an iris scanner to let you log into the phones with your face. This is a part of the Windows Hello feature in Windows 10. …

A Giant Flying Eye Will Only Reinforce Fears About Spying Drones

Otto Dieffenbach, the same master drone builder behind that flying R2-D2, is back with a simpler creation that’s sure to strike fear into anyone …

That Massive IRS Hack Was Way More Massive Than We Thought

Remember that awful news of Russian hackers stealing the personal information of 100,000 taxpayers? Turns out the Internal Revenue Service lowballed …

Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it …

French linguists in uproar over plans to remove the 'i' in onions

New rules to simplify French spelling in primary school textbooks risks turning French into a "text message" language, warn French purists<p>French risks being reduced to the language of “text messaging” when rules to simplify the language take effect in primary school textbooks, linguistic purists …

Language

Online Health Searches Aren't Always Confidential

In the privacy of a doctor's office, a patient can ask any question and have it be covered under doctor-patient confidentiality. But what happens when patients want to search possible symptoms of a disease or ailment online?<p>It's common to search for treatments for a migraine or stomach pain on …

Privacy

US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you

The US intelligence chief has acknowledged for the first time that agencies might use a new generation of smart household devices to increase their surveillance capabilities.<p>As increasing numbers of devices connect to the internet and to one another, the so-called internet of things promises …

Surveillance

Workout Secrets To Get Your Best. Sleep. Ever.

Illustrated By Ammiel Mendoza.<p>No matter the frequency or type of sweat session, we feel better when we workout. And, while it’s been touted that …

Reasons to exercise (that aren't about weight loss) - Health & Wellbeing

The Pulse<p>Reasons to exercise (that aren't about weight loss)<p>Whether it's exercise or diet that matters most when you're trying to lose weight is a …

High School Football Player Gives An Incredible Speech On How To Be Successful

On Friday night, the East View Patriots of Austin, Texas made a comeback in the second half to beat Vandegrift High School 42-41. After the game, local reporter Lauren Mickler caught up with wide receiver Apollos Hester, who gave her an incredibly passionate speech on how to be successful.<p>Here's an …

How Starting Over Can Revive Your Creativity

Having to start over doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Sometimes it’s just what your creativity needs.<p>Starting over isn’t always about giving up. Sometimes, it’s exactly what you need to give your creativity a fresh boost. “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come …

Why Food, Sleep and Exercise Are Critical to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How we care for our bodies affects our performance at work. Skipping your twice weekly workout because you believe you are strapped for time leads to negative habits that impact your overall happiness and productivity. Similarly, ordering …

7 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Mind

Waking up every morning seems like an old routine we follow on a daily basis. <i>Always waking up at the same time doing the same old thing.</i> We don’t …

How to Learn Anything: A real-world guide to mastering any new skill

<i>“I never want to see another test again.”</i>That was my first thought when I finished my last exam in my Master’s program. I had been learning for …

Self-improvement

10 Rules For a Happy Life

These should be golden and steadfast. Too bad a lot of people forget them.<p><b>1) You can’t please everybody in life</b><p>That means to say, it’s okay if …

5 Ways to Organize Your Desk

Having a clean desk is an essential part of killing it in the workplace. Sure, some creative geniuses thrive in chaos, amid piles of papers, stacks …

Finally, a University Is Offering a Class on How to Grow and Sell Weed

It's aimed at those who want to be legal dealers, but the university admits that it could help out students wanting to sell to the black market.<p>Well, it's official: You can now learn how to grow dank-ass bud in a college class. To help wannabe pot producers wade through potential legal pitfalls, …

A guide to the free fitness app sports scientists just called the best

1/<p>Sworkit<p>The initial interface is simple and clean.<p>When you open up the app, you can choose whether you want to focus on strength, cardio, yoga, or …

Exercise

Men Share The Hottest Thing a Woman Has Done During Hot Sex

"My girlfriend once woke me up with a blowjob. It was totally unexpected—and that's why it was awesome." <i>—Alex J.</i><p>"Once, my girlfriend came over wearing a dress that had a zipper that zipped all the way down the front. Unzipping it and seeing her lacy lingerie peek out was unbelievably hot." <i>—Joseph G.</i><p>…

Working Long Hours Could Increase Your Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

Burning the candle at both ends might impress your boss, but you could be sacrificing your health in the process.<p>A study published in <i>The Lancet</i> on …

10 Things Women Judge Other Women for—But Absolutely Shouldn't

<b>1. Being Such a Bridezilla</b><br>At the time, you thought, "Why does she care so much about who sits where at the reception?" And, "Oh my goodness, what difference does it make if the bridesmaid dresses show up in the mail looking more eggplant than plum?" Um, a big one. After your own wedding, don't you …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Skin

Yes? Sound familiar? In that case, good news for you: We asked Brooke Sikora, M.D., a dermatologist for SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, what you <i>really</i> need to do to in life to look fresh-faced and rosy—but, you know, minimalist style. We're talking the essential tips to get it …

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11 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Every Day for a Happier Mind and Body | Inc.com

It’s easy to get caught up in the continuous cycle of work, sleep, and more work. After awhile, your body screams in protest and demands you pay attention to its needs. Your body and mind deserve some rest. In just a few minutes a day you can find small ways to take care of yourself that don’t cut …