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Withings' fitness watches automatically track your swimming

Most activity trackers and smartwatches won't monitor your swimming, and those that do usually require that you kick in a swimming mode before you dive in. Withings doesn't think you should have to switch things up just because you've left dry land, though. The health tech firm has added automatic …

Solar panels: Not just for rich home owners anymore

The White House is expected to announce new programs on Tuesday that will bring more solar panels to low income communities and renters, reports the …

5 Foods You’re Eating Wrong | Men's Health

Wine<p><b>Your mistake:</b> Letting a bottle “breathe”<p><b>The fix:</b> Sipping a freshly opened bottle<p><b>Why it works:</b> When red wine is decanted for long periods of time—up to 12 hours—the organic acids and polyphenols begin to break down, according to a 2012 Chinese study. Leaving the bottle open overnight nixes the …

If you want happy workers, stop treating them like children

Recently, there’s been something of a happiness backlash against America’s obsession with feeling happy at work. That’s because some companies have been going about it in the wrong way, working on short-term solutions that tend to treat employees more like children than adults who add real value to …

Employment

Apple Watch Demand Slides Significantly in June as Launch Momentum Wanes

Apple Watch sales in the United States appear to have slowed down significantly in June based on new data that research firm Slice Intelligence shared with <i>MarketWatch</i>. Following a steep decline in the days after Apple Watch pre-orders commenced, which is to be expected of any product, daily U.S. …

Apple Watch

Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food

Even if you're not counting your calories, date night at that restaurant down the street is still a more healthful choice than McDonald's, right?<p>Don't count on it.<p>Dining out at a sit-down restaurant can mean far more sodium in your diet— and nearly as much saturated fat — as eating at a fast-food …

Nutrition

Ruling says Chinese solar panels pose risk to Canadian industry

After months of deliberation by two government bodies, a final decision has been released ruling that Chinese solar panels are being dumped into Canada and they could damage the Canadian solar industry.<p>The judgment – issued by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on Friday – said that dumping …

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

In the days and weeks after its launch last April, one of the biggest curiosities surrounding the Apple Watch was its tolerance to water. Thanks to a few initial tests -- from showers to high dive pools -- we now know that the Apple Watch is indeed a bit more waterproof than Apple promises, and …

Smartwatches

Whole Foods Investigated For Overcharging, Again

Not long after California regulators fined the fancy self-described natural foods grocery $800K for overcharging they are under investigation again, in New York City. Regulators called it record making egregious and “the worst case of overcharges they’ve ever seen”. That’s quite an accomplishment …

New York City

A theoretical trick allows scientists to describe quantum states of thousands of atoms

For a long time, quantum experiments were only carried out with a small number of particles. Even the behaviour of single atoms or molecules can be …

The Best Way to Wake Up

<b>Ditch the Beep</b><p><b></b>Picking the most obnoxious, earsplitting sound for your wakeup call will definitely shock you out of your slumber, but you’ll feel more refreshed if you ease into the morning, says <i>Men’s Health</i> sleep advisor W. Christopher Winter, M.D.<p>Light is actually a better cue for your body to …

Obama unlikely to name U.S. ambassador for Cuba quickly

The Obama administration will not move immediately to place an ambassador in Cuba but will name Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the career diplomat who has headed its diplomatic mission in Havana since last summer, as charge d’affaires, the State Department said Monday.<p>DeLaurentis will be the “senior most …

Cuba

10 Healthy Foods That Can Ruin Your Workout

Beware: These healthy foods can ruin your workout. | iStock.com<p>There’s nothing worse than working up the motivation and carving out time for a …

The Basic Science Behind Creating Colors

The last couple of weeks of the science blogosphere have seen two really excellent posts about light-emitting things. First, Rhett Allain did a post on Illumination of Life: The Four Ways Humans Make Light, then Hillary Brueck here at Forbes explained the chemical elements responsible for the …

Physics