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3 Simple Ways to Improve Running Efficiency

Want to run faster while using less energy? Here’s how to train your body to be a more efficient machine.<p><i>Jacklyn asks:</i> <i>I’ve been running for about two years now, and I want to improve my running efficiency. I follow a program that has plenty of variety (tempo, hills, long run, cycling), but I’d love</i> …

Exercise

Music Lovers Will Go Nuts For The Gramofon, An Affordable Streaming Hub That Can Play All Your Music

Gramofon, part music streamer and part WiFi router, is on the verge of reaching its Kickstarter goal.<p>Here's how it works: you hook up your Gramofon to your existing stereo or speaker system. You then connect the box to the internet via its built-in Ethernet port or using your existing WiFi network. …

Reinventing the wheel with built-in shock absorbers

When Israeli farmer Gilad Wolf broke his pelvis in 2008, he resolved not to lets his crops wither on the vine and became determined to turn his …

Landmark Report Warns Time Is Running Out To Save U.S. From Climate Catastrophe

The National Climate Assessment is the definitive statement of current and future impacts of carbon pollution on the United States. And the picture …

Find an Apartment in No Time With These Essential Apps

Between a tight apartment supply, rising prices, and stiff competition, locating a place to live isn’t easy. These apps will help you find—and …

Researchers think water helped ancient Egyptians build the pyramids

Long before the days of trucks and cranes, the ancient Egyptians were building pyramids out of giant bricks stacked hundreds of feet high. Even getting the stones to the construction site would have been an ordeal in Bronze Age. According to a new study published by researchers at the University of …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

Everything you need to know about High-Resolution Audio, the future of music

Although high-res audio has been around for a while now, the public really knows very little about it. Until recently, talk of high-res audio has …

Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Execution Is Botched

Oklahoma prison officials halted the execution of an inmate after botching the delivery of a new three-drug lethal injection cocktail — but the man died anyway.<p>The state postponed the execution of a second prisoner scheduled to die Tuesday night as defense lawyers called for an independent …

Crime

Chase Is Shutting Down Porn Stars’ Bank Accounts, Some Say As Part Of A Government Crackdown

People involved in the porn industry are having their bank accounts shut down in a rash of account closures by Chase bank. The JP Morgan subsidiary that swallowed Washington Mutual in 2008 closed accounts owned by Teagan Presley, Layton Benton (according to TMZ), Dakota Skye (via XBiz) and Stoya …

Steve Jobs named #1 in CNBC’s list of the most influential leaders in the past 25 years

Steve Jobs has been ranked #1 in CNBC’s <i>First 25: Rebels, Icons & Leaders</i>, described as “a definitive list of people who have had the greatest influence, sparked the biggest changes and created the most disruption in business over the past quarter century.”<p>Steve Jobs earned the top spot for both …

Record industry finds a new way to squeeze Pandora, but it won’t help musicians

Here we go again. The record labels have found yet another way to put their favorite scapegoat, the internet radio service Pandora(s p), through the …

Thin film electronics may hold the key to human size health care

Health care’s integration with information technology remains inconsistent as of today. Supercomputers helped fuel the genomics revolution, which was …

App Config: Configure Settings for Individual Android Apps

If you frequently find yourself tweaking your device settings to suit a specific app, then you might like App Config for Android.<p>Let’s say you prefer Netflix on full-brightness while streaming over WiFi only, but then you’re happy to read BBC News on a dimly-lit screen using mobile data, this is …

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Articles about 12 tips clutter free home office on Dwell.com - Dwell

All of us have heard that the real estate market is "bad" right now. However, what is bad for sellers is often good for buyers.<p>Spring is coming and home improvements are in the air.<p>An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.<p>Of …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Top 3 Foods for a Longer Life

The ultimate Eat It To Beat It foods are the ones that help you live longer and stay healthy. And there’s been a lot of research in the longevity …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

How To Download Adobe Photoshop & All CS2 For Free And Legally

Adobe Photoshop is one of the finest graphics editing programs developed and published by Adobe Systems. Each year, Adobe beefs up its umbrella of …

Powdered Alcohol Is Officially A Thing In The United States

Alcohol is primarily known as a liquid, but it can also be whipped, solidified, and practically vaporized. But now it's available in powdered form — …

I Built A 4K Ultra HD Gaming PC... And I Love It

The next-generation of monitor technology is upon us, quadrupling the number pixels our monitors can manifest and placing a heavy burden on our …

Computer Hardware

A new study suggests that artistic talent is innate, although training can certainly have an effect

A new study suggests that artistic talent is innate, although training can certainly have an effect.