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Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but its upcoming Noise-Masking Sleepbuds are making an unprecedented debut -- for Bose anyway. The company is preselling prototypes by way of an …

Audiophile

The Silicon Valley Diet

Tech’s body obsession<p>Not very long ago, while en route to lunch in downtown <b>Palo Alto</b>, I bumped into my dour pal, Arthur. He’d lost so much weight I hardly recognized him. He looked like a walking snake or eel. His eyeballs, which protruded slightly, were the only round things on him. My first …

The Year of Poptimism: 17 Songs That Renewed Our Faith in Humanity in 2016

On New Year’s Eve, just hours before the dawn of 2016, Natalie Cole died. It was a portent, perhaps, of the cascade of musical icons to fall this year: David Bowie in January, Prince in April, Sharon Jones and Leonard Cohen within two weeks of each other in November. And it wasn’t just music — 2016 …

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

It’s hard to see a child unhappy. Whether a child is crying over the death of a pet or the popping of a balloon, our instinct is to make it better, fast.<p>That’s where too many parents get it wrong, says the psychologist Susan David, author of the book “Emotional Agility.” Helping a child feel happy …

Emotions

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East Village

Why can’t anything travel faster than light? | Cosmos

<b>We all know the number</b> one traffic rule of the universe – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. And that happens to be 299,792.458 …

Physics

Secret LA: 10 Places You Never Thought to Visit (But Should)

<i>Images Courtesy of Shutterstock</i><p>Whether you're visiting LA for a day or a month -- or if you're a local looking for some off-the-beaten-path activities -- it's time to explore the hidden side of LA. Spoiler alert: there's so much you'd never expect from parks to galleries.<p><b>1. Watts Towers</b><p>In an area …

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

Stretching is a vital part of your fitness routine.<p>You know that moment when you just <i>need</i> to stretch—maybe it’s before getting out of bed in the …

Quebecers offer their top staycation ideas

Quebec's summer offerings attract floods of tourists to the province. Now locals themselves are deciding these easy-access tourism spots are the …

12 Must-Reads For People Who Love Traveling Alone

Me, myself and the world. 🌍<p>While it may seem intimidating at first, traveling solo is a rewarding and unique experience. Below, we gathered 12 of our most popular stories that give a glimpse into what it’s like to travel alone, ranging from personal experiences to expert-backed tips.<p>1. 10 Things …

11 European destinations everyone should travel to alone

To help you figure out where to go next, the European travel website RoutePerfect.com has released a list of the best destinations in Europe for solo travellers.<p>The ranking is based on data from over 100,000 trips saved and booked by solo travellers from around the world through the site.<p>From grand …

Netflix has revealed an elite category of binge-watcher, and they honestly sound a bit terrifying

In a video describing how Netflix views binge-watching, Yellin said there was a percentage of Netflix users who will finish a Netflix series in the <i>exact</i> amount of time it has been up.<p>"There is a tiny minority of people who will just binge through the whole thing in the exact amount of time, from …

Gigaom | Apple is guilty in the ebook case. For consumers, not much changes; for Apple, a lot could

Advertisement<p>The decision could have taken months, but U.S. District Judge Denise Cote took only a couple of weeks to rule that Apple (s AAPL) was …

Bandzoogle Acquires Onesheet, “The About.me For Bands,” To Become The Go-To Website Builder For Artists

Having attracted tens of thousands of bands and entertainers, Onesheet is today announcing that it has been acquired by Bandzoogle, a website creation platform for musicians. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, Bandzoogle CEO David Dufresne tells us that Onesheet will remain an …

How Google Sets Goals

Goal setting within a startup or company is essential to success. But there are a number of different approaches to attaining these goals both within teams and individually. And what better framework to follow than Google’s strategy around establishing goals.<p>This gem is part of the Google Ventures …