Aly Juma

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15 Recipes from the Best New Restaurants in America 2018

From fiery homemade chili paste to an impossible-to-stop-eating chocolate budino, these are the recipes from our 2018 Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.<p>We get it—you're probably not going to make it to all of our Hot 10 restaurants (and if you do, wow, we are impressed). But you <i>can</i> make the …

Cooking

Is it possible to catch up on sleep? Yes and no

It’s Friday and you’re clocking off, and after a few sleepless nights you want to tuck yourself up early and catch up on all the sleep you’ve lost. But does it really work that way?<p>During sleep our memories from the day are solidified and our brain does a bit of a clean-up sorting through the …

Sleep

Dealing with creative failure? Here’s what to do next

Seven artists talk about dealing with disappointment–and how to turn failure into a creative force.<p>The culture of failure has changed dramatically in the past decade. Thanks to mantras like “fail fast, fail often,” the concept of failure as a necessary part of success is now mainstream. Such …

Schadenfreude

100 Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

You might need a minute to pick your jaw up off of the floor after seeing these seriously cool home tech products.<p>Moen’s Magnetix showerhead …

Home Automation

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

The One Rule for Life

Depending on your perspective, Immanuel Kant was either the most boring person on the planet or a productivity hacker’s wet dream. For over 40 years, …

Philosophy

Psychologists Reveal The Easiest Hacks For Overthinkers To Try When They're Spiraling

Overthinking is the type of thing you don't realize you're doing until it's already succeeded in making you feel horrible. Whether it's some …

Self-help

NEW Conversation—Vicki Tan

Vicki Tan: Designing for mindfulness<p><i>Vicki Tan is a senior product designer at Headspace. Earlier in her career, she worked on communication and UX</i> …

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Yoga

What Does Immersing Yourself in a Book Do To Your Brain?

Only connect.<i>–E.M. Forster</i>The act of taking on the perspective and feelings of others is one of the most profound, insufficiently heralded …

Literature

The complex art of apology in Japan

Roughly translated as an apologetic ‘excuse me’, ‘sumimasen’ rings out of doorways, taxis, shops and restaurants, leaving ‘arigatou’ (thank you) by the wayside.<p>It was 01:00 in Tokyo and we were trying to get into an apartment with a pair of stolen keys. We’d got lost trying to find our Airbnb, and …

Japan

To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

Researchers find evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, which suggests that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain.<p>Going …

The Brain

The art of conversation in the age of bots

The majority of human history has been dominated by one-way conversations. Governments, businesses, and authorities talk <i>to</i> you, not <i>with</i> you.<p>But …

Chatbots

We Need Transparency in Algorithms, But Too Much Can Backfire

In 2013, Stanford professor Clifford Nass faced a student revolt. Nass’s students claimed that those in one section of his technology interface course received higher grades on the final exam than counterparts in another. Unfortunately, they were right: two different teaching assistants had graded …

Machine Learning

How tech's richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse

It’s a reduction of human evolution to a video game won by finding the escape hatch and bringing BFFs along for the ride<p>The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than bug<p>Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I …

Singularity

Silicon Valley Writes a Playbook to Help Avert Ethical Disasters

Silicon Valley is having its <i>Frankenstein</i> moment. The monsters of today are the billion-dollar companies we've come to depend on for everything from …

Silicon Valley

Finding new music in the algorithm age

Six people working in the music world tell us how they do it.<p>Personalized recommendations, sponsored playlists, and the dominance of streaming …

New Music

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

7 design lessons from Silicon Valley’s most important failure

From Tony Fadell to Megan Smith, six influential members of the 1990s startup General Magic share their advice for designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs.<p>The head of AI at Apple. The founder of Nest. The head of Google’s speech recognition. The CTO of Twitter. The CTO and cofounder of …

Silicon Valley

Why we hate using email but love sending texts

They both allow us to stay in touch, but while email often attracts ire, text messaging is more popular than ever. Is the way we choose to communicate saying more than we might think?<p>Around 15 years ago, I was working at my part-time job at an electronics store at the mall. One of my colleagues …

Text Messaging

Stretching after exercise isn’t actually doing what you think it’s doing

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

America’s most polarizing brands

More than half (18) of the 30 most polarizing brands polled by Morning Consult are media companies, meaning Democrats and Republicans are …

Comedy Central

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

Ask yourself these questions before saying “yes” or “no” to anything

Your approach should change depending on your circumstances.<p>A LinkedIn connection that you’ve never met in person asks if you’d like to meet for a coffee. Your boss invites you to a networking dinner with several executives from the office. Your former college professor asks if you would be …

Shonda Rhimes

Mobile Design Patterns and Interactions

Get real product insights from the best designed and top grossing apps on the App Store today. New apps added every week, sign up to receive straight …

Apps

Sleep Science: In the Era of Screens, Rest is Crucial

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

For maximum recharge, take a Wednesday off

Thinking about taking a “summer Friday” to go to the beach, take a hike, or just sprawl on the couch reading and drinking iced coffee? Do it on a Wednesday instead.<p>If Monday through Friday is your normal work schedule, you’ll feel more relaxed and refreshed after a mid-week break than you will …

Nobel Prize

How Different Cultures Understand Time

Oil Scarff/Getty Images<p>Time is seen in a particularly different light by Eastern and Western cultures, and even within these groupings assumes quite …

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Carbon Dioxide

12 Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in your body. These can all lead to …

Yoga