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15 Unique 30 Day Challenges Guaranteed To Make You A Better You

The appeal of 30 day challenges is they offer just enough time for a new goal to be palatable yet long enough to be challenging. While many people wait until January to set their new year’s resolutions, the window of opportunity is always open for those who want to set new goals. In fact, the …

Will Power

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

A 24-Year-Old Transport Engineer Is About To Free Her City From Car Ownership

Now, they're set to rub their transportation superiority in our faces.<p>Finland's capital, Helsinki, is about to launch a program that could virtually eliminate car ownership and give its residents the ability to plot an on-demand commute from their phones.<p>It's mostly the vision of Sonja Heikkilä, a …

3 questions every stock investor needs to answer

Investors are worried about rising interest rates, and yet rates are lower than at year-end 2013. Folks fret that stocks are overvalued, and yet the …

Investing

15 Cognitive Biases That Mess With Your Money

But in fact, money is complicated. Nothing makes this clearer than looking at the ways in which we're subject to cognitive biases — the way our brains sneakily convince us to make decisions that often work against our best interests.<p>Cognitive biases may convince us to spend more, save less, and …

21 Extreme Close Ups of the Human Eye

Born in 1976, Suren Manvelyan started to photograph when he was sixteen and became a professional photographer in 2006. His photographic interests …

Saturday Morning with Kids vs. Saturday Morning without Kids

"You hear laughter, which is almost more terrifying than crying." Yes. Or you hear nothing. You know that your kids are (probably) still in the …

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network.<p>With the daily explosion of startups, there are plenty of …

Why Aren't Recent College Grads Getting Hired?

Among the sons and daughters of my friends are a ridiculous number of well-educated unemployed – or underemployed – young people. These are graduates from top schools who have had every advantage in life. They are smart and talented, with excellent social skills. They are hanging around watching …

The ECB's New Lending Operations Are Off Target

Yesterday’s ECB meeting was the moment when the cold light of day was finally shed on the significant policy package announced last month.<p>There were two key announcement last month: the negative deposit rate and the new Targeted Long Term Repurchase Operation (TLTRO). The former did pretty much …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Five British tech companies to watch

For a British company few people knew about, £400m seemed a lot of money. But Google's acquisition of DeepMind Technologies earlier this year, founded by a former child chess prodigy only two years ago, will be followed by more big-money transactions involving home-grown tech companies.<p>DeepMind …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Nokia's budget phablet, the Lumia 1320 is coming to the UK. But will you be buying it? http://www.t3.com/news/nokia-lumia-1320-coming-to-the-uk

meMINI Wearable Camera Lets You Capture Those Precious Moments (video)

meMINI based in Auckland New Zealand has created a unique camera which is being designed to allow you to capture precious moments whilst going about …

Step by step, a way to health, happiness and friendship

I was having a period of bad health — quite a long period. I had a hip replacement, and another, and a hand surgery. Then a broken leg. Then a spinal surgery. Then another spinal surgery. I was falling apart faster than the doctors could put me back together.<p>When they told me I needed a third …

Bitcoin Anonymity Upgrade Zerocoin To Become An Independent Cryptocurrency

When a group of cryptographers launched Zerocoin last year, they hoped their cryptography project could upgrade Bitcoin to be as anonymous as its most privacy-focused users have always wanted it to be. Now, after six months of waiting in vain for their code to be adopted by the Bitcoin community, …

Your 'High-Earning Years': Salary Secrets For Your 20s, 30s And 40s

When we’re younger, we probably think that we’ll make more money when we’re older. Job seniority comes with promotions—and raises—right?<p>As it turns out, your money arc is shorter than you think. According to an analysis from PayScale.com, women’s pay peaks at age 39, and, according to their median …

The Big Chill-Out: How Meditation Can Help With Everything

Changing the way your genes express themselves, coaxing you to actually understand yourself, and finally letting you really relax: Meditation is well worth getting familiar with.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re</i> …

Meditation

Scapegoating migrants for Britain's crisis will damage us all

It's the influx that never was. New Year's Day, we were told by rightwing politicians and press, would be the day the floodgates opened. Romanians and Bulgarians, free at last to work in Britain without restrictions, would come in their hordes. Beggars and benefit scroungers would be battering on …

8 Ways of Maintaining Good Energy All Day

The fatigue usually hits you like a ton of bricks. Your eyelids start to droop, and it gets more and more challenging to stay focused.<p>That dreaded …

The Trick That Can Double (Or Quadruple) Your Memory

Want to improve your memory? Then turn large batches of information into chunks–here’s how.<p>How did an average-IQ undergraduate manage to be able to instantly remember seven random phone numbers?<p>Cambridge neuroscientist Daniel Bor explains the process in <i>The Ravenous Brain.</i> The student had …

17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Again)

Sure, cleaning out your inbox can feel productive, but you’re really not accomplishing anything.<p>The ubiquity of smart phones means we never lack for a way to spend time. Stuck waiting for the elevator for 30 seconds? Next thing you know you’ve got your phone out of your pocket, and you’re deleting …

Productivity

Silvio Berlusconi's girlfriend calls on Pope Francis to help clear his name

The 28-year-old girlfriend of Silvio Berlusconi has called on Pope Francis to grant her an audience so she can fight to clear the expelled senator's name.<p>In comments published the day after the upper house of the Italian parliament approved the historic expulsion of the three-times prime minister, …

Russell Brand: the Sun on Sunday lied about me Not a big deal in the scheme of things, but it's still the same fecund bone-yard of gossip, poison and lies. Have they learned nothing? http://gu.com/p/3kntk/fo

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Particle physiology

ONE of the dreams of nanotechnologists—those who try to engineer machines mere billionths of a metre across—is to build medical devices that can …

Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”

But before we change the world, we need to change the way we think.<p>When I was asked to edit an issue of the <i>New Statesman</i> I said yes because it was a …

How do I deal with cyber attacks?

Never open unexpected attachments, especially if they contain .pdf or .zip files, says Rick Maybury.<p><i>I have this been subjected to a vicious cyber attack and from nowhere ten or more years of saved documents have been encrypted. I have been offered a release Key in three days time provided I pay</i> …