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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?

Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique | Alex Bellos

Photograph: Saul Schleimer<p>The red line shows a straight line from the North Pole through New York and on to the flat map of the world, analogous to the path of light from a source at N. Illustration: Henry …

We thought this looked fun - a building that seems to be "floating" in the middle of London: bbc.in/10vNzjY

Watch this cartoon to finally understand quantum computing

Scientists Have Discovered an On/Off Switch For Ageing Cells

Image: mopic/Shutterstock<p>In our bodies, our cells are constantly dividing in order to replenish our lungs, skin, liver and other organs. But most …

Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data from light to matter

We're one step closer to creating the Ansible communicator in "Ender's Game," the warp drive envisioned by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre and a "Star Trek"-style Transporter.<p>Or we can at least keep thinking that while scientists do the hard, incremental physics required to keep us dreaming of …

People Are Going Pretty Crazy For This Clip Of An Irish Senator's Speech About Gaza

The Irish senator called for an expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and condemned military attacks on schools in Gaza. "Israel's policy is shoot first and weep after," he said.

Israel

A Simple Brain Theory Endorsed By Bill Gates Supposedly Helps You Learn Anything

A small psychological change to how we approach challenges can dramatically change how successful we are at these tasks.<p>That's according to Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University who coined the term "growth mindset" in her 2007 book "Mindset: The New Psychology of …

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

<b>Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online, leading to calls to regulate the technology.</b><p>It may sound too good to be true …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Confessions of a Bespoke Shirtmaker

What you learn when you make bespoke shirts for one of the world's most prestigious brands.<p>Turnbull & Asser is so damn good at what it does that the brand is the recipient of the rare, and incredibly prestigious, Royal Warrant. And what, pray-tell, does Turnbull & Asser do? Well it's one of the …

5 Secrets to Make Your Website Copy 'Pop'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Who would you rather sit next to at a dinner party—a renowned but egotistical “expert” who drones on and on about himself and doesn’t let you get a peep in edgewise or an engaging entrepreneur who wants to learn all about you and …

7 Body-Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You

And according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture — and hold — anyone's attention without saying a word.<p>We've selected the best body-language techniques from the book and shared them below.<p>"Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," says Lowndes. If you …

Intricate Papercut Art Contains Beautiful Love Letters

Inside his small studio in east London, where he's worked for over 20 years, artist Rob Ryan creates intricate papercut works all by hand. Many of them contain pieces of writing that read like beautiful love letters. For example, in the one above, the message reads, “I always said that I'd do …

East London

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

The 24 Coolest Small Businesses In Washington, DC

Those changemakers eat, drink, and shop like the rest of us, and local businesses serve up all they could want and more.<p>Washington, D.C.'s bustling small-business scene has everything from a sustainable jewelry store to a coffee shop that uses technology to roast its beans to perfection.

Flavors

LG Just Made The Best-Looking Air Conditioner Ever

If you don’t have central air, your cooling options are limited to boxy units that are a complete eyesore. Not only is the new LG Artcool Stylist …

Your Strawman

Forget About Your Strawman<p>There are a number of things which have never been explained to you. Some very silly entertainment talks about you "selling …

Spirituality

Get Cosmopolitan on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 14, 2014<p>Cosmopolitan Magazine has been around for over 100 years—first as a family magazine, then as a literary magazine. …

Using Big Data And Game Play To Improve Mental Fitness

<i>This article was written together with Ellen M. Martin and Melinda Speckmann.</i><p>Games have been part of human culture for millennia. It is no surprise that elements of play can be powerful digital tools to grab our attention and keep us on a path to taking care of ourselves and others.<p>Big data is …

Mysteries of Nature Explode from Layers of Stacked Paper

<i>Liquid Hymn</i> is an explosion of colors and natural forms that burst with life from layers of ink, pencil, and stacked paper. Created by Oakland-based artist J. S. Weis, the illustrated plants and animals exist together in abstract formations where it is difficult to distinguish from one object to …

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

How To Train Your Brain To Master Uncharted Terrain

A Leadership Coach Turned Restaurateur shares his eight principles that help him successfully navigate a dizzying list of career shifts.<p>It took me three hours to figure out exactly what Jason Watt does for a living. He’s a branding guy. He’s a leadership coach. He’s a restaurateur. Tomorrow, he …

Death To PowerPoint: How To Speak Like A Pro Without The Slides

When you know your speech, you don’t need to rely on PowerPoint as a crutch.<p>The more times I give my standard speech on time management, the more aware I am of something curious. When I speak without PowerPoint–just me up on the stage, trying to entertain and instruct people–I enjoy the experience …

The Future Home: A Window-Washing Robot

It’s no secret that we love robots here at Brit HQ. I mean, we even had one show up at our Re:Make conference last weekend! Needless to say, we were more than excited to discover WINBOT, the window-cleaning robot from ECOVACS Inc. A robot to help you with your chores? Yep, it’s safe to say that …

Cleaning

OpenBCI Open Source Brain-Computer Interface Passes Funding Goal (video)

Launched back in the middle of December last year on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website, OpenBCI is a customisable and affordable EEG platform that …

Open Source Software

Lingam and Yoni Massage: A Safe Sex, Antiwar, and Economic Recovery Tool

• <b>Author:</b> P.C. Anders<p>Un-massaged penises cause more than half the world's problems--67%, to be precise; just one of them, the Big One in the White House, causes 62%. Not only that, neglected yonis cause the remaining 33%. The answer? This short book argues that constitutionally mandated daily lingam …

On the Red Couch with Author and Physician Deepak Chopra

Inside Flipboard / December 5, 2013<p>It’s not every day that red couch interviewees respond to our questions with quotes like, “Healing is the return …

Are the brains of men and women "wired differently"? http://bbc.in/18fA0G2 A US team at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences between the sexes. Male brains appeared to be wired front to back, with few connections bridging the two hemispheres. In females, the pathways criss-crossed between left and right. Follow the link above to see what these directional differences could mean and tell us what you think in the comments section below.