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June 2015

Diversity

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

The Man-Eating Lions of Mozambique

<i>Photo by Joel Sartore/Getty Images</i><p>Change comes slowly to northern Mozambique. Wally Johnson, hunting legend of the last century, worked the area and …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Getting Started With Google Chromecast: The Unofficial Manual

As the new year arrives, many of us are greeting it with shiny new gadgets, courtesy of the holiday season. And one in particular has been a noteworthy hit—Google’s Chromecast streaming device, which is still holding strong as Amazon’s bestselling electronic.<p>Unlike many other new gadgets this year, …

Associated Press News

Guy and I

Israel blames Hamas for all attacks from Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Hamas, the group that governs Gaza, for any attacks from the Palestinian enclave amid fresh violence on both sides.<p>Israel's military launched a pair of air strikes on Thursday after two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, …

Gaza Gets Less Than Six Hours Of Electricity A Day

"The plant stopped working on Friday morning due to a lack of fuel caused by Israel's closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing," said a company official.<p>Israel closed the crossing to the besieged Palestinian territory on Tuesday following a series of violent cross-border incidents earlier in the …

Palestinians urge U.S. to block new settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has appealed to the U.S. to block a new Israeli plan to build hundreds of additional homes in Jewish settlements, a top negotiator said Friday, warning the move could put U.S.-led peace efforts in peril.<p>Israel officials have said the planned …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Canada

Samsung pauses Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S III following reports of glitches

Samsung was apparently too hasty in rolling out its Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III. The phone maker says that it has paused the upgrade following reports of audio hiccups, excessive battery drain and freezes. There's no word on when the upgrade will resume, although we suspect that Samsung …

On The Timeless Appeal Of 'Calvin & Hobbes'

Bill Watterson brought an end to <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i> in 1995, after just 10 years of writing and drawing the comic strip. But to his many devoted fans, that shockheaded boy and his tiger are as important today as they were when they first appeared in daily papers all around the country.<p>Filmmaker Joel …

Who's afraid of the American gray wolf?

There is no wild animal in America today more revered and reviled than the gray wolf. In Yellowstone National Park, wolf watchers line up along the Lamar Valley like paparazzi stalking pop stars. Meanwhile, in Catron County, New Mexico, schools build cages around bus stops, and a doctor sends a …

India buys third aircraft carrier amid rivalry with China

India has heightened its rivalry with China by taking possession of its third aircraft carrier, a refurbished Soviet-era vessel.<p>The £1.4bn ($2.3bn) aircraft carrier, handed over on Saturday at a north Russian shipyard, will help India to counterbalance the expansion of the Chinese navy.<p>The …

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: 'Deleting should be the default'

Evan Spiegel’s app Snapchat is setting a new standard for the internet, he tells Matt Warman<p>Evan Spiegel is 23. He lives at home with his dad. And he’s worth at least $3billion.<p>This is not thanks to inheriting a fortune or winning a lottery: the app he built is now on one in four smartphones in the …

Social Media

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, S3, Note 2 and more

If you wanted live out your <i>Inspector Gadget</i> fantasies, but lacked the Galaxy Note 3 needed to take full advantage of the possibilities, we've got good news. Samsung's bringing compatibility for its Galaxy Gear to the previously-mentioned Galaxy S 4 as well as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Every situation in which language is used – texting your mates, asking for a pay rise, composing a small ad, making a speech, drafting a will, writing up an experiment, praying, rapping, or any other – has its own conventions. You wouldn't expect a politician being interviewed by Kirsty Wark about …

Why Chip Kelly's Historically Productive Eagles Offense Can't Score

The Eagles are on pace to challenge the NFL record for total offense in a season. They're ranked 2nd in yards per game behind the Denver Broncos.<p>But Philly is only 11th in the league in points per game. They're average 24.8 points per game (2.1 points above the NFL average), at the same time that …