Ravi Kalakoti

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The Y2K aesthetic: who knew the look of the year 2000 would endure?

From fashion and architecture to music and art, the optimism and techno-utopianism of the early 2000s found its way into every element of design<p>In the year 2000, a shiny new millennium spread out before us, glittering with the promises of modern technology.<p>The angsty 1990s were behind us, the …

16 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Traveling (and Eating) Around the World

If you’ll go anywhere for a memorable meal, you’ve gotta do it right.<p><i>Welcome to Eat Like a Local! From late-night burgers in Nashville to a life-changing date shake in Palm Springs, we traveled across the U.S. to find the spots that are really hitting home.</i><p>Like you, I believe the only thing as fun …

Google I/O 2016: Everything (We Think) Will Be Announced

In its first I/O since the Alphabet reorganization, Google will trot out its latest magic in front of thousands of developers.<p>It’s I/O time again, when thousands of developers flock to California to see and learn about Google’s latest product advancements and dev tools.<p>These conferences are hugely …

Researchers Isolated the Single Thing Rich Parents Do to Give Their Kids a Massive Edge

If you want to raise happy and successful kids, follow the money--and work backward.<p>For many parents, there comes a point when your kids' success becomes more important than your own.<p>I've been a parent for less than a year, but I can see it already. In fact, that realization led me to assemble a …

UK shows off prototype of digital iPhone driving license using Apple’s Wallet app

It looks like drivers in the UK could soon be able to store their driver’s license within Apple’s Wallet app on iPhones as CEO of the country’s Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) today shared the image of the work in progress feature above.<p>Apple’s Wallet app on iOS is currently used to store …

Iowa

What to cook this week: speedy suppers and weekend projects

Want a Brain That's 7 Years Younger? Science Says Do This

The brains of people who do this activity appear years younger than their actual age, a new study shows.<p>If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym (though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to <i>think</i> younger?<p>Our …

Just gorge-ous: the world’s most tantalising food markets

There’s no better way to get under the skin of a destination than to gorge on local food. And markets provide an unrivalled way to eat stunning, affordable dishes, as well as see a city in all its messy glory. If your appetite rules on the road, then these are the places you need to go.<p>Tsukiji Fish …

Sightseeing: the most dazzling art and design of summer 2016

Dive into underwater cities, swoon over O’Keeffe’s ravishing blooms, swoosh down Carsten Höller’s slides and hang out with Hockney and his friends in LA<p>Wild walks, slides and crazy golf: art shows to throw yourself into<br>• Summer culture: Film | Dance | Theatre | Music | Comedy<p>Global politics and …

Art

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Success

Piecing Together Apple's Real Virtual Reality Plans

Out in the world of Virtual Reality, the Samsung Gear VR is rapidly becoming the device that is driving consumer adoption. But just to be clear, it’s not that sophisticated a device. It is simply a device that allows you to hold your Samsung phone up to your eyes. If you’re an iPhone user, you’re …

Augmented Reality

Can the NHS modernise without going broke?

The NHS has a rotten reputation when it comes to technology. But insiders hope that could be about to change. A newly-launched testbed programme, …

Coffee lovers rejoice: 4 reasons why coffee is good for your health

Love that cup of joe? It's OK to indulge — new science shows that black coffee has excellent benefits, including:<p><b>1. Lowering your disease risk.</b> A Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study published in the American Heart Assn. journal Circulation found that drinking as many as four cups of …

Diabetes

A Brief History of British Royal Visits to India

Prince William and Princess Kate, will touch down in Mumbai on Sunday to begin their first visit to India, a weeklong trip that will also include a …

Is labelling food with calorie burn times to beat obesity a good idea?

LONDON — Food should be labelled with the amount of exercise needed to burn off its calories, the Royal Society for Public Health in Britain is …

Playful Still Lifes Inspired by Warhol and Pop Culture

Mexico City-based photographer Paul Fuentes has long found influence in the work of Andy Warhol, bringing the tenets of Pop Art—irony, kitsch, and …

Can you spot the sneaky leopards hiding in this photo?

Would you spot a leopard hiding in the distance? Or would you be eaten for lunch?<p>Leopards are notoriously elusive, but take a very close look at this photo and you might just spot the pair of lurking cubs.<p>Photographer Arno Pietersen captured the big cats blending into their surroundings at the …

Amazing photos capture how faces change after 1, 2 and 3 glasses of wine

Wine fans will undoubtedly appreciate this fun photo project which captures how faces change when alcohol has been consumed.<p>Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti captured his friends when they had drunk one, two and three glasses of wine and these are the amazing results.<p>He explains how his 3 …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Dubai’s flamingos, wolverines in Scotland and hedgehogs in a Tokyo cafe are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

The Cap That Can Help Prevent Hair Loss From Chemo Is Now Available

Last October we told you about DigniCap, a new device promising to help cancer patients keep their hair during chemotherapy. The cap works by cooling down the patient's scalp, which slows cell turnover in the hair follicles that chemo normally attacks. It also constricts blood vessels to limit the …

Aging In Virtual Reality

Inside a suit that makes you feel 85 years old<p>Panting and sweating with a heart rate of 125 beats per minute and rising, I look up at Bran Ferren, whose futuristic aging suit I’m currently outfitting. “How far do you think you went?” he asks. “Pretty far,” I say feeling exhausted but proud and at …

Virtual Reality

What’s Next for Europe’s Refugee Rules?

The European Commission has proposed either modifying an existing rule on distributing asylum-seekers or scrapping it altogether.<p>Asylum-seekers to the European Union have for years sought refuge in the country in which they first arrive, under the so-called “Dublin rules” that govern refugee policy …

Asylum Seekers

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They move, they hydrate, they conquer.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work out at 6 a.m. He's …

Review: HTC Vive

Well, the Oculus Rift was the best VR headset you could buy for about a week.<p>The HTC Vive virtual reality headset drops today at a $799 price point just a week after Facebook’s Oculus released its highly-anticipated Rift headset. In comparison, the Vive has kind of flown under the radar outside of …

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption: What is it and what does it mean for you?

WhatsApp, the world's largest messaging service, has rolled out end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion users across all devices, including iPhones, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Nokia phones.<p>For all users with the most recent version of WhatsApp, every message, photo, video, file and WhatsApp …

‘Tsunami of diabetes’: If growing trend continues, one-fifth of adults will be obese by 2025

NEW YORK — The past 40 years have seen an unprecedented increase in the number of obese adults worldwide, climbing to about 640 million — more than …

This is the Tesla Model 3, coming in 2017 for $35,000

Here's what you need to know<p>After ten years of waiting, Tesla has revealed the Model 3, the vehicle that CEO Elon Musk hopes will take the electric car to the masses.<p>At the unveiling of the Model 3 this evening at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the …

Tesla

A Visual Tour of Iran's Tilework

As the country opens up, it's time to discover its extraordinary decorative tile mosaics, some of the most beautiful in the Muslim world, which seem …

How the GIF Is Taking Over the World

The GIF has had a tumultuous history. The image format, which stands for Graphics Interchange Format, always struggled against the JPEG — it was …

The More We Empathize With Others, The More Generous We Are

Leonardo Christov-Moore and Marco Iacoboni, of UCLA, carried out two clever experiments to see if we are “hardwired for altruism.” One showed …

Psychology