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Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

Joris Luyendijk spent two years talking to hundreds of City insiders. They revealed how close we came to disaster – and how quickly finance went back to business as usual<p>Ask people where they were on 9/11, and most have a memory to share. Ask where they were when Lehman Brothers collapsed, and many …

Financial Services

Four ways to make the most of Intel's Compute Stick

Intel's Compute Stick has tablet-grade hardware, and offers steady HD streaming performance in a package not much bigger than Google's Chromecast. The hardware's inability to serve up a steady Bluetooth connection while on Wi-Fi is going to be a deal-breaker for most, but pop in the USB receiver …

Amazon Fire TV

Permanently Get Rid of Those Annoying Full Screen Video Warnings

Chrome: If you’ve ever full-screened a video in Chrome, you’ve probably seen the redundant warning letting you know that a site wants to full-screen …

Internet

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

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Top 10 Lifehacker Posts of All Time

Lifehacker launched exactly ten years ago today (happy birthday to us)! In light of the occasion, let's take a look back at some of the most popular …

New Study Shows How the Pushup Can Rival the Bench Press

You don’t need any iron to build serious upper-body strength and work your muscles from head to toe<p>Trade in your barbell for your body: The pushup is just as effective for building chest and arm strength as the bench press, finds a new study in the <i>Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research</i>.<p>Now, …

Workouts

How To Protect Your Android Phone If It's Ever Lost Or Stolen

Losing your phone or having someone steal it is a nightmare. Fortunately, Google has baked some tools into your Android that could help you find it. Or, at the very least, it'll help you wipe all your data and content so that whoever took it can't wreak further havoc.<p>Here's how to set it up:<p>First, …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

This Is Your Brain on Magic Mushrooms

Brain scans of people injected with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, explain what happens to connections across the brain when people take psychedelic drugs.<p><b>Brain scans of people under the influence of</b> psilocybin, the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, may help to …

Consciousness

The Glass Circles Home Screen

For a simple look, My Color Screen user Avinash Barua created this design which features Dashclock-like widgets, peppered with large, eye-catching …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

Cleaning

This Skull Bottle Opener Will Remind You To Celebrate

Back in the 1300s, Europeans decorated their homes with skulls as a reminder to celebrate life. What better way to remind yourself to have a good …

12 Mindf*ck Movies Every Guy Should See

When you sit down to watch a movie, a lot of the time you want to veg out and give your brain a little rest (see: Every Michael Bay movie). On the …

Know the Right Tie for Any Event with This Infographic

For many men, wearing a tie is a necessary evil of fashion. We aren't quite sure which tie to wear, but this infographic makes it easy to pick out …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

Cooking

The British grandparents on US fraud charges, degraded and stuck in a 'foul-smelling human oven'

The nightmare of an extradited British couple locked up with drug dealers and hardened criminals could last another year<p>A twelve by seven foot cell shared with a hardened drug dealer, a one inch foam mattress on a concrete bed and a television permanently tuned to a hip-hop channel – these are the …

Burger Week: Creating The Perfect Patty

The foundation of any good burger is the meat. We’re going to get fancy with buns and toppings later this week, but the meat itself is always the …

Iconic Bands Recreated in LEGO

Malaysian Lego lover Lego, Adly Syairi Ramly presented a series of 20 Lego models which have been remade according to music bands : The Beatles, …

Fifteen years smoking crack: Life in the middle ground between total abstinence and rock bottom.

I was taught how to cook and smoke crack when I was 21. It was in a high-rise hotel room on East 34th Street in Manhattan, and some friends from New …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit …

The 50 Most Amazing Finds on Google Earth

It's amazing what you can find on Google Earth. I once downloaded it just to get some spatial coordinates, but now I use it to casually explore the …

Shoe Porn: Loake Wingtip Shoes

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic

Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-<p>vaccinationmovement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014.<p>A couple of manifestations stand out. One is the prevalence of<p>measlesin …

Watch/Listen: Beck's "Blue Moon" in Morning Phase Teaser Video

<i>Front page image by Peter Hapak</i><p>Beck's new album <i>Morning Phase</i>, the long-awaited followup to 2008's <i>Modern Guilt</i>, arrives on February 25 through Capitol Records. Today, he posted a teaser video clip of the pressing of the album, soundtracked by the song "Blue Moon". Have a look below, and read Ryan …

10 Weird Facts About Witches

The practice of witchcraft is deeply rooted in history, and has—excuse the joke—conjured up some very interesting myths. Here are a few facts.<p>1. Most …