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Kylie Jenner Cut Out of Equal Shares of KUWTK Income by Kardashians

She may be a star in her own right, but Kylie Jenner is not a thoroughbred Kardashian. So she gets less of a new $150m deal than her big sisters.<p>Mark …

A Simple Way To Hack Your Brain To Finally Get That Thing Done

It takes five steps, says psychology professor Art Markman, to finally change your habits and meet your goal, or help someone else meet theirs.<p>Chances are you have a big goal (write a book, start a business, lose weight, get organized) that makes your list of New Year’s resolutions year after year. …

Even after Vegas, the NRA keeps on winning — now it wants war

<b>A bump stock device that fits on a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing speed (Getty/George Frey)</b><p>Three weeks after Las Vegas, bump-stock regulation is dead and the NRA has pushed culture-war rhetoric to a new low<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>October 25, 2017 12:18pm (UTC)<p>On Tuesday morning, Donald …

The problem of doctors’ salaries

An economist argues that American doctors get paid too much—and offers some bold ideas on what to do about it.<p>The United States pays more than twice as much per person for health care as other wealthy countries. We tend to blame the high prices on things like drugs and medical equipment, in part …

Health Care

Make your life paperless with these apps and gadgets

The best ways to digitize everything.<p>Despite the rise of digital devices, many an office—professional and home alike—remains buried under a never-ending stream of paper. These reams kill trees, create clutter, and make it well-nigh impossible to find the one document that you're looking for. So go …

Apps

Here’s How You Can Turn Your Old Smartphone Into Your Very Own Spy Cam

There is something really cool about being a spy, isn't there? Makes you envy men like James Bond. Especially because of the gadgets he uses. While …

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

Psychology

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.

The mystery of the lost Roman herb

Julius Caesar kept a cache of it in the government treasury and the Greeks even put it on their money. It was worth its weight in gold – but no one knows if it still exists.<p>Long ago, in the ancient city of Cyrene, there was a herb called silphium. It didn’t look like much – with stout roots, stumpy …

Ancient History

Logitech intros dial-equipped Craft Advanced Keyboard for Mac & Windows

Logitech on Thursday took the wraps off the Craft Advanced Keyboard, its signature feature being the "crown," a touch-sensitive dial that can be set …

Logitech

Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence presents 'vastly more risk than North Korea'

"If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea," Musk tweeted after his $1 billion startup, OpenAI, made a surprise appearance at a $24 million video game tournament Friday night, beating the world's best players in the video game, "Dota 2."<p>Musk claimed …

A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain - Vox

A review of 80-plus studies upends the conventional wisdom.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>, where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.</i><p>Cathryn Jakobson Ramin’s back pain started when she was 16, …

Pain

10 Surprising Facts About The Babadook

In 2014, <i>The Babadook</i> came out of nowhere and scared audiences across the globe. Written and directed by Aussie Jennifer Kent, and based on her short …

The Complete Story of the Millennial Generation | Inc.com

Maturity is the ability to see and act on the behalf of others. Immaturity is not seeing things from someone else's point of view.<p>It's natural for Millennials to exude immaturity in the workplace because they lack the necessary context and experience. But unfortunately, it's all too common for …

Demographics

The Lawyer, the Addict

In July 2015, something was very wrong with my ex-husband, Peter. His behavior over the preceding 18 months had been erratic and odd. He could be angry and threatening one minute, remorseful and generous the next. His voice mail messages and texts had become meandering soliloquies that didn’t make …

Drug Addiction

Adobe’s new app really wants to kill your scanner

Of all the computer peripherals that most of us would like to die a painful death whenever we have to use them, the scanner probably sits neat the …

The Dirtiest Town Names in America, Mapped

It's safe to say that we at VIVA have come across many maps. There's the one showing the coolest thing to do in every country, the tourism slogans of …

Is Universal Basic Income a Solution to Tech Unemployment?

This spring, the Canadian province of Ontario announced that about 4,000 of its citizens will receive money as part of their “no strings attached” …

Income Inequality

Don’t waste time brushing your own teeth — Amabrush does it better, faster

Most people spend a few minutes brushing their teeth before starting their day and after the day is through. While it may not seem like a lot of time …

Growler Chill

The Growler Chill ($380) is a large table-top device that holds three, 64-growlers. Inside, a refrigeration unit keeps your beer cold, while a CO2 injection unit keeps everything bubbly. On the outside, each growler gets its own tap to ensure the perfect pour. Even better, when the growlers are …

Refrigeration

Coelux Artificial Skylight

This is just brilliant, Coelux is an Italian company that make artificial windows and skylights that mimic the true effect of natural sunlight and …

Livescribe launches Moleskine-branded pen-and-notebook bundle

Livescribe is selling a new bundle of products comprised of a Moleskine-branded Livescribe 3 smartpen and tool belt, a Moleskine notebook that works with the device, one-year subscription to Evernote Premium and Livescribe+ apps for iOS and Android. The number of times we've mentioned the Italian …

Teqball Combines Soccer and Ping Pong

Teqball is a new game, and piece of equipment, that’s essentially the combination of two Olympic sports. From the ping pong (aka table tennis, aka …

This Marc Jacobs party has the best dress code ever

The September shows are just around the corner, and so are the fashion week parties. One such party will be for the launch of <i>Gloss: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim</i>, a monograph on the fashion photographer. Von Wangenheim’s work encapsulated the glamour and excess of the 70s – and by the looks of …

Fashion Week

Any Benefit of Weekly Home Mortgage Payments?

A bi-weekly schedule beats a monthly one in terms of shortening the term of a home mortgage. Weekly payments, however, make little difference.<p>Typical borrowers make their mortgage payments monthly. Some, however, make bi-weekly payments to reduce the term of their loans. Could weekly mortgage …

Personal Finance

Exploride Heads-Up Car Display

It's true: the Exploride Heads-Up Car Display does do what its name suggests. But it's much more than just a transparent screen. This multi-use …

4G LTE

Docady, The Smart Document Storage And Management App, Raises $1.5M

Docady, an iOS app that lets you store and manage all your important documents, has been doing well in the App Store since its official launch in mid-July, including being featured by Apple as a ‘best new app’ for the last few weeks. And to help continue with that momentum, the Tel Aviv-based …

You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much

Recently, the New York <i>Times</i> ran a front-page story about the conditions for white-collar workers at Amazon. It revealed a workplace where abrupt firings are common, grown men and women cry at their desks, and people are scolded for not responding to e-mails after midnight. The story made clear how …