Jenn Yu

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Celebrating the Art of Yayoi Kusama: Pictures

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

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The Research Lab That Wants To Disrupt Long-Distance Love

Move over, video chat: Vibrating gloves and 360-degree VR communications are on the way.<p>In the olden days, people wrote letters to communicate. Then came the telephone, and then the internet. But within the last decade, new modes of long distance communication have exploded, from Skype and Google …

The dark side of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was an unpleasant man who wrote macabre books – and yet children around the world adore them. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise us, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>Once upon a time a small orphan was packed off to live with his aunts. They were a sadistic pair, these sisters, and rather than …

Books

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time

Welcome to Uberville<p>Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time<p>By Spencer Woodman | Illustration by Jude Buffum<p><b>My first morning</b> in Altamonte Springs, Florida, I was faced with a dilemma: how to travel the two miles from my hotel to city hall without a car. Walking would take …

Perseid meteor shower 2016 offers a once in a decade 'outburst'

This year’s installment of the Perseid meteor shower is expected to deliver a double dose of shooting stars streaking across the night sky.<p>The celebrated cosmic show — which will reach its maximum intensity in the early hours of Friday morning — is known for the high number of spectacular meteors …

The Tamir Rice Story: How to Make a Police Shooting Disappear

Maybe you heard about the Tamir Rice case and wondered: How does a 12-year-old boy with a toy gun on a playground get shot to death on-camera by the police without anyone getting charged? Put another way: How does a small group of government officials make this case disappear without a trial? …

Justice

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

How to shoot the Perseid meteor shower with your phone

Stargazers are on the lookout for Perseid meteors streaking through the sky this week.<p>The meteor shower should peak tonight and into the wee hours of …

Mobile Photography

Download them all: 8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free included some great apps that rarely go one sale, and you can still get a couple of …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now for a limited time

Another week, another five fantastic posts covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time. Today, we’re kicking things off …

Comic-Con trailer roundup: Star Wars, Superman, and a whole lot of zombies

This past week San Diego Comic-Con attendees got a look at some of the biggest projects Hollywood is working on — and that meant a whole lot of trailers. The behind-the-scenes reel for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and the new <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> trailer were no doubt the biggest hits, …

Take photos like a pro: Everything to know about your iPhone camera

Lights, camera, action<p>As the old dictum goes, “The best camera is the one you have with you.” In all likelihood, the camera that you <i>always</i> have with …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

If there’s a better way to spend a day off in a blizzard than downloading awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps for free, we don’t know what it is. As …

Apps

Spotify Now Lets You Use A Phone Or Tablet As A Remote For Your Desktop Music

Many people, including me, were wondering when Spotify would use its Connect feature — which launched just over a year ago — to connect their phone and desktop devices. Well, I’m pleased to say that this #firstworldproblem has been fixed, and you can now use your phone or tablet as a remote control …

4 Stretches You Need to Do if You Sit at a Desk All Day

Your body will thank you after you try these tips from Hilaria Baldwin.<p><i>For more great stretches and awesome workouts, check out CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle video channel.</i><p>A few things happen when you spend your entire day at a desk, regardless of how hard you work: Your back tenses up, …