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Bill Gates: What Gives Me Hope About the World's Future

<b>You could argue that our failure to focus on what’s getting better suggests that the media generally is missing an enormous</b> <b>story.</b> News by its nature …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Uncrate

Perched on a hilltop in Hoang Lien National Park, the Topas Ecolodge is a serene way to experience North Vietnam. Accommodations come in the form of …

Who are Generation Z? The latest data on today's teens

Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?<p>• Read more from the magazine’s teen takeover<p>Today’s youngest generation with a label, born after 2000, are connected yet isolated, savvy but anxious, indulged yet stressed. They have grown …

Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker

A former Stanford swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman was sentenced to six months in jail because a longer sentence would have "a severe impact on him," according to a judge. At his sentencing Thursday, his victim read him a letter describing the "severe impact" the assault had on …

Empathy

The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

Women in Science

To thwart Chinese aggression, India sends INS Vikramaditya to Maldives

India's presence in the Indian Ocean is seen as shaping a favourable maritime environment with both presence and engagement.<p>The Indian Navy has sent …

Amal Clooney

Our Return: A documentary of our road to Le Mans 2015.

First Look: Nikon KeyMission 360

Nikon enters the action camera market with 360-degree recording capability<p>Up until yesterday, 360fly was the only action camera with 360-degree video capture capability, but that changes with the Nikon KeyMission 360, the company's first-ever action camera. Where the 360fly relies on a single lens, …

Gear To Keep Bikers Safe

Suit up, road warriors<p>For all the fun it offers, biking can be dangerous. In 2012 some 49,000 cyclists in the United States were injured in traffic accidents, and cyclist deaths from automobile crashes increased 16 percent between 2010 and 2012. But it doesn’t have to be that way. New road gear can …

Café Español: Tamarit's custom Triumph Thruxton

Owners of Triumph’s modern classics are spoilt for choice when it comes to kitting them out. Dozens of suppliers offer bolt-on bits for Hinckley twins, but this one’s only just popped up on our radar: Tamarit Spanish Motorcycles.<p>Based in the port city of Alicante, Tamarit have been operating for a …

Motorcycles

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

Time Management

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Why missing a night of sleep can damage your IQ

<b>London (CNN) —</b> From Napoleon Bonaparte and Margaret Thatcher to Twitter founder and Square, Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, many successful leaders have claimed they only need 4-5 hours of precious sleep a night. They seem wired differently and shame the rest of us for craving …

CNN
Novak Djokovic
Education

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Our verdict is in: Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.<p>Apple: The Most Impressive Business Comeback Of The Past 20 Years<p>In our fast-changing, startup-crazed economy, it can seem like only the newest companies have the agility …

Star Wars Toy Converted Into Working Speeder Bike Drone

Look out for Ewoks!<p>Ever wanted to see the world through the eyes of a Scout Trooper chasing Luke Skywalker through the forest of Endor? Thanks to hobbyist Adam Woodsworth, you can now do so vicariously. Like the work of Olivier C before him, whose quadcopter conversions gave us a drone Millenium …

Standing on the edge

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Simon Beck´s Snow Art | PICKS magazine

Art

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>Calvin and Hobbes were fans of print journalism—or at least the comics.<p>Bill Watterson (Andrews McMeel Publishing)<p>1 of 6<p>•••••<p>By<p>Christopher Caldwell<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an …

Calvin and Hobbes

Wearables will explode after Apple Watch debut

Wearables, and the apps that will make them useful, are set to go mainstream thanks to the expected launch of Apple's smartwatch on March 9.<p>Yes I know, wearables like Google Glass didn't do very well in their initial launch. The current crop of smartwatches and fitness bands are good, but they're …

Smartwatches

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …