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Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser.<p>Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find …

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

Italy

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …

America's companies are hoarding $1.4 trillion in cash

Corporate America is stuffing a lot of cash under the mattress.<p>In fact, if they all teamed up, they could buy Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), and still have leftover Benjamins. Put another way: Corporate America has more cash than the economies of Belgium …

1.4trillion

Samsung’s new Car Mode for Galaxy is its own Android Auto

Samsung just wrapped up its keynote event at the IFA trade show here in Berlin where it spent most of its presentation time discussing the trend of software powering everything in our lives, called Internet of Things. One peculiar new service in particular was an in-car dashboard app that works …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Round Up: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Tires – Features

Beyond their obvious round and black traits, tires are paragons of mystery. Over the years, we’ve helped you decode the secrets with stories on how to read a sidewall, how to make your tires last longer, and how to know if your vehicle rides on manufacturer-specific rubber. We’ve conducted tire …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Stanford University

A culinary guide to Singapore: what to eat and where

Singaporeans don’t just love to eat – they live for it. Born out of its rich ethnic diversity, the city-state’s hybrid cuisine is the stuff of legend. From classic hawker centres to celebrity restaurants, we’ve rounded up the top spots to get a taste of the Lion City.<p><b>Hawker centres</b><p>Hawker centres …

Top Chef

Stingray spying: FBI's secret deal with police hides phone dragnet from courts

Photograph: Harris Corporation<p>“The device has the ability to pull content, so all the sudden your text messages are at risk, your phone calls are at risk, and your data transmission, potentially,” said John Sawicki, a former police officer who consults attorneys on technological evidence, of the …

Surveillance

10 Habits of People Who Love to Work Out

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First.

When you're making a tough decision it's easy to let the wind take you for a ride. Try this instead.<p>Leading is mostly about making decisions. Sometimes you have the wind to your back and those decisions are easy, but in most cases the wind pushes against you, making decisions anything but easy.<p>The …

Leadership

Italian physicist's book on Einstein's relativity theory becomes surprise hit

Sette Brevi Lezioni di Fisica (Seven Brief Lessons in Physics), by Carlo Rovelli, promoted alongside Fifty Shades of Grey in Italian bookstores<p>A book explaining Einstein’s theory of general relativity seems an unlikely contender for a bestseller. But in Italy, Sette Brevi Lezioni di Fisica (Seven …

Physics

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

Of mice and old men: is the elixir of youth finally coming of age?

It is generally accepted as one of life’s unfortunate, but inevitable facts: we might be able to disguise the wrinkles for a time, but ageing will get us all in the end. Except scientists are now questioning whether it has to be thus, or whether age is simply another disease that might one day be …

Mayo Clinic

Low-fat diet advice was based on undercooked science

Damning report says the 1977 Dietary Goals for the United States should never have been introduced<p>For decades, the accepted dietary wisdom has been to eat a low-fat diet, minimizing the intake of saturated fat in particular. This has been the official advice from the United States since 1977 and …

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

Muslim rule and compass: the magic of Islamic geometric design

Photograph: Eric Broug<p>A screen hand-made from oak, installed in a house in the US.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/8/1423399295457/5103a11f-1eb9-49f2-9277-09ab07dab86c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Eric Broug<p>A screen hand-made from oak, installed in a house in the US.<p>…

North Africa

How Do Pro Athletes Recover So Quickly?

<i>A:</i><p>Lindsey Vonn made history last month with her 64th World Cup win—the most ever for a female skier—after spending most of 2014 rehabbing a torn ACL. Even more remarkable: she had not one but <i>two</i> major knee surgeries in the past two years.<p>Many people who tear their ACLs are told it can take at least …

Ford’s New Stability Control Stops Spin Outs Before They Start

Convincing a Ford Focus to oversteer requires either a concerted effort or serious inattention to what’s happening outside of your windshield. But for the benefit of the drivers who rely on the electronic helpers to keep the nose pointed in the right direction, the 2015 Ford Focus now includes a …

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Cocktails

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

Mysterious dark matter in inner Milky Way

It’s a tough measurement, but astronomers in Stockholm say they’ve proven dark matter exists in our part of the galaxy.<p>We knew there was dark matter …

Dark Matter

Amazon Challenger Jet.com Raises $140 Million Ahead Of Launch

Jet.com has yet to sell anything, but has already raised hundreds of millions on the idea that its CEO and founder Marc Lore can reinvent retail once again.<p>On Wednesday, the Montclair, N.J.-based e-commerce startup announced it had obtained $140 million in a round led by Bain Capital. The news was …

Venture Capital

These are some of the cool things Airbnb is doing to learn more about you

More than 25 million people in 190-plus countries have used its service, helping it reach a massive $13 billion valuation.<p>One of the biggest reasons for its rapid growth is its strong data science technology. By collecting and analyzing its massive trove of data, Airbnb is able to make better …

Research criticising 1980s fat guidelines misguided, say scientists

Scientists have poured cold water on new research questioning dietary advice issued 30 years ago urging people to avoid eating fatty foods such as butter and cheese.<p>The guidelines, introduced in the UK in 1983 and in the US six years earlier, recommended reducing overall dietary fat consumption to …

Nutrition

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

frankbauer

Is it time to stop using the word 'terrorist'?

A BBC executive has damned the label as ‘loaded’. Where does it come from, and can it ever be more than a value judgment?<p>Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, prefers to avoid the word “terrorist”. He’s avoided it in coverage of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, saying it is a “loaded” term. Cue outrage: …