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The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature

Harvard academic Robert Putnam on the death of the American Dream

Harvard academic Robert Putnam on the death of the American Dream and why being poor in America is no longer a matter of race<p>Prominent Harvard …

Lessons from Stephen King and “Valley of the Dolls”: Reading 100 years of bestsellers

<b>Stephen King (AP/Francois Mori)</b><p>What the most popular books of the past century taught one writer about America’s strange taste in fiction<p>Laura Miller<p>April 2, 2014 11:52pm (UTC)<p>When Matthew Kahn, a creative writing student at California State University at Northridge, learned from one of his …

The Way I Work: An In-Depth Look into the Daily Grind of a Prominent Canadian Entrepreneur

I wake up at 7am every morning.<p>Like most people, the first thing I do is grab my phone and check my work emails. Unlike most people, the first email …

McGill University

Apple Announces WWDC 2014 for June 2–6

Apple announced today that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held between June 2 and 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. The …

‘Jobs’ biopic starring Ashton Kutcher now available on Netflix

<b>Update: Not so fast. Despite Netflix promoting the movie on Twitter and it being available earlier, it’s currently no longer available. We’ve reached out to Netflix for more information.</b><p><b>Update 2: Netflix tells me that Jobs “will be back on soon.”</b><p><b>Update 3: Netflix tells me an issue with subtitles</b> …

Japan Display shows off 5.5-inch, quad-HD mobile phone display that might land in iPhone 6

Japan Display—one of Apple’s iPhone display suppliers—announced a new 5.5-inch mobile phone display this week that could provide a hint at what we’ll see in the next iPhone. The display. The display sports a resolution of 1,440x 2,560 (or quad-HD) and a pixel density of 538ppi—well above “Retina” …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice – now for humans

Scientists claim to be a step closer to reversing the ageing process after rejuvenating worn out organs in elderly mice. The experimental treatment developed by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by …

Today in history... what are your thoughts on the legacy of Tommy Douglas?

Chocolate Could Improve Brain Blood Flow, Thinking Skills For Seniors: Study

For some people, indulging in a daily chocolate habit could be all it takes for a better-working brain.<p>A small new study conducted by Harvard researchers shows that drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day for 30 days was linked with improved blood flow to the brain <i>and</i> better scores on memory and …

Brain-to-brain communication is not a conversation killer

It's a milestone breakthrough you would think came straight from science fiction, but a recent study conducted by the University of Washington claims to have demonstrated direct brain-to-brain communication between humans. Via an elaborate internet setup between two labs, scientist Rajesh Rao sent …

Best Android tablet of 2013

The tablet market is still growing fast and it’s being driven by Android. According to IDC shipments were up 36.7% last quarter compared to the same period last year. We are starting to see a much wider range of Android tablets, and the overall experience for Android tablet owners is improving …

The 30 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, …

Apps

Best designed Android apps – Google’s new picks

The Android Design team from Google HQ published a new list of Android apps that “go above and beyond the guidelines” when it comes to design.<p>Google first published a Beautiful Design collection in July, praising apps like Pattrn, Pocket, Flipboard, or Pinterest, for their masterfully crafted …

Apps

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week [Google Play Weekly]

It’s CES week and even though hardware is dominating the show, there were a few really cool things to get announced on the application side of things. First and foremost, Google bought out Timely which is great because now Timely is free. While we’re talking about buyouts, Yahoo! managed to snag …

Display your agenda on Android lock screens with Neat Calendar

Lock screen widgets on Android can be time-savers, giving you quick access to information and apps. Some of the default lock screen widgets that are available include clocks, message lists, music players, and calendars.<p>The Neat Calendar Widget is a lock screen widget that displays your Google …

Apps

Use handwriting to input text on Android with MyScript Stylus

When MyScript Calculator by Vision Objects landed on the Google Play store, the handwriting recognition was said to be top-notch. Taking their technology a step further, the company released MyScript Notes Mobile, which lets you handwrite words directly onto the screen and have them converted to …

Apps