Cynthia Juncosa

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How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

“Facebook’s power is to sort what people see and to screen information. That’s basically what Google does, too”

Savvy tech critic talks outrage culture, surveillance and the power we give Google & Facebook to moderate our lives<p>“Terms of Service,” the first book from the young cultural critic Jacob Silverman, is less an argument than a tour. Its subject is the Internet—or, more accurately, what Silverman …

The incredible shrinking megacity: How Los Angeles engineered a housing crisis

<b>(trekandshoot via Shutterstock)</b><p>Los Angeles used to be the promised land for America’s homeowners. Now it’s tearing at the seams<p>Henry Grabar<p>April 5, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Los Angeles is at capacity.<p>The Los Angeles-Santa Ana-Long Beach Metro Area is now, by one measure, the most expensive big-city region …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.<p>Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

Albert Einstein archive reveals the genius, doubts and loves of scientist

The letter from the 22-year-old Albert Einstein revealed his delight at fathering a daughter, Lieserl, with his sweetheart, former classmate and future wife, Mileva Marić. How the new mother took the missive is less than clear.<p>Posted to her from Berne, Switzerland, on 4 February 1902, the letter …

Aristotle Said Blondes Have Better Sex, New Book Reveals

The Greek philosopher and scientist wrote extensively about sex, both animal and human.<p>What is life? What is a soul? These are some of the questions Greek philosopher Aristotle asked. And we're still asking them today.<p>Aristotle also could be considered the world's first natural historian. Acclaimed …

CEO of Trillion-Dollar Company Resigned After His Daughter Told Him How Much He Has Missed

<i>Updated Sept. 29, 6:12 pm</i><p>A 22-point list written by his 10-year-old daughter was all it took to change the trajectory of Mohamed El-Erian’s life, the …

Work-life Balance

21 Ways to Melt Your Gut

Shrink your flab in no time flat with these expert-approved waist reducers<p>OVERVIEW<p><b>RIVERS CUT CANYONS. CONTINENTS DRIFT. THE GUY IN SEAT 23F</b> hogs the armrest. Before we even notice, subtle shifts can add up to big changes. Social scientists call this phenomenon "creeping normalcy." It's bad news …

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

Blaming religion for violence, says Karen Armstrong, allows us to dismiss the violence we’ve exported worldwide<p>Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a history of God. Born in Britain, Armstrong studied English at Oxford, …

Japan's Nuclear Cleanup Slowed By Contaminated Water

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key …

'Red Warning Lights' Flashing For Global Economy

The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying.<p>Hours after the leaders of the world's 20 most developed economies sought to boost confidence by …

10 Kitchen Details That Wow

Inspiration for your kitchen design.<p>From eye-catching wallpaper to stunning lighting fixtures, it's all in the details with these kitchen designs.

Interior Design

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Smart Home Tech No Longer Just A Luxury

Remote security monitors, thermostats and other smart gadgets that adjusts to customers’ habits have been mostly the domain of the well-off and …

Stunning data visualizations that explain rap, 'Game of Thrones' and more

LONDON — The winners of this year's Information Is Beautiful Awards were announced on Wednesday, revealing some truly stunning visualizations.<p>The …

6 Oh-So Pleasurable Steps to Eliminate Procrastination

Got stuff to do that you hate doing? You're not alone. Procrastination kills productivity for millions of people. Follow these surprisingly enjoyable steps and you'll actually look forward to tasks that were painfully avoided just last week.<p>One of my biggest personal challenges has been …

Procrastination

Why America is the most unequal society in the developed world

The reason we’re not more upset about the ever-expanding pay gap? We’re clueless about how big it really is<p>The American people have spoken. But what did we really say about inequality?<p>At first glance, it seems that extreme inequality mattered little to the majority of voters who put pro-business …

Time Management’s Dirty Little Secret

Got the perfect productivity system finally nailed down? Great! Now change it.<p>Given all the tips floating around out there, you could spend hours, days or even weeks nailing down the perfect productivity system. What's the right way to start and end your days? Does your to-do list need a bit of …

Time Management

Is ‘The Lost Gospel’ Book a Fraud?

The author of a new book claiming to have found a ‘hidden gospel’ about Jesus and Mary Magdalene’s sex life defends his research to The Daily …

Sleep myths: What you don't know may keep you up all night

We know sleep is important. But most of us understand little about it, clinging to myths. Sometimes there is a nugget of truth in the misperceptions. But when we're wrong, the result can be exhausting, wakeful nights.<p>Watch our video with TODAY anchor Al Roker busting some stubborn sleep myths:<p>These …

Sleep

These are 3 breakthrough science ideas you’ll be talking about in 2015

For anyone who has ever said that all the STEM professions need is something to make them “cool” in order to attract more young people, look no further than the Breakthrough Prize award ceremony, which took place at NASA’s Hangar One in Silicon Valley Sunday. Seth MacFarlane hosted the awards show …

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness, But Time Can

Research by a Wharton professor finds that people feel happiest when their focus is on the resource of time.<p>Philosophers and other thinkers have been trying for thousands of years to get a grip on the elusive emotion of happiness, which arises with a rush of endorphins and can dissipate just as …

Happiness

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

We have had two great batches of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free so far this week, and now we have our third. Yesterday’s list was heavy …

U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites

Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said that four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks. To block the attackers, government officials were forced …

Here's One Thing The U.S. Does Export To China: Carbon Dioxide

Yesterday marked a historic climate change agreement between the U.S. and China, which together account for about 45% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.<p>The U.S. promised to reduce its carbon emissions by 26-28% from 2025 levels, while China said it would refigure its energy mix so that its …