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Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

Language Learning

How to Use the Hidden Camera Level Tool in iOS 11

Apple's native Camera app in iOS 11 has plenty of tools for helping you get the right shot, but some are more hidden than others. The camera level is the perfect example of a really handy tool that many users don't even know exists, mainly because it's part of a feature that's turned off by default.<p>…

8 things doctors are buzzing about at the biggest cancer meeting

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>CHICAGO — With 38,000 oncologists converging on the sprawling McCormick Place for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the halls in the convention center are as crowded as Manhattan sidewalks at Christmastime. Watch out or you'll get run over …

Cancer

15 Times These Prosciutto Reicpes Were Better Than Bacon for Brunch

It’s hard to go wrong with bacon, but sometimes you want your brunch to be a <i>little</i> more refined. When you’re serving elegant brunch cocktails (or fresh and fruity mocktails) and have set your table with the perfect decor, add some food with finesse to the mix too. A dry-cured Italian ham that can …

Breakfast

What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner most of the time. (I often had this experience at the ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan, where crowding has replaced …

Northern Europe

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

Healthy Eating

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Google Maps

Exploring The Twisted Politics Of Dreadlocks

It’s a long-winded road<p><i>In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called</i> <i>UNAPOLOGETIC</i><i>. Every day, we’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture throughprofiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds. #Blacklivesmatter and we hold that truth to be</i> …

Black History

10 things you have to see in Harriet Tubman's birthplace

“When the good old ship of Zion comes along, be ready to step aboard.” - Harriet Tubman<p>Maryland’s Eastern Shore, like many towns of the South, has a …

Beyond Burgers: 14 Easy Ground Beef Recipes

If I buy ground beef, nine times out of ten it's because I'm making hamburgers. There's nothing wrong with that, but recently I've been wanting to mix things up a little bit. Fortunately, I can always trust the Serious Eats recipe archives to get me out of a culinary rut. There's a whole world of …

Cooking

Inside the Schools That Want to Create the Next Mark Zuckerberg--Starting at Age 5 | Inc.com

On a cloudless October morning in Austin, hundreds of people stroll the grassy aisles between a half-dozen rows of white tents, where entrepreneurs sell everything from iced coffee to pottery to handmade dog treats, pickles, and gluten-free baked goods. One booth sells security software, and one …

Education

50+ "Emergency Dinners" for Late Nights & Huge Appetites

Is dinner a love story or an act of desperation?<p>At 9 P.M. on a weeknight, it's indisputably the latter. It's not that I don't <i>want</i> to cook (though, we've got lots of ideas for that situation, too)—it's that I don't feel like I physically <i>can</i>. These nights coincide, cruelly but expectedly, with the …

James Baldwin Documentary I Am Not Your Negro Is the Product of a Specific Moment in History

Though the Oscar-nominated documentary <i>I Am Not Your Negro</i> is a brand new movie, by filmmaker Raoul Peck, it is also a historical document: the …

Black History

Like many relationship stories, the history of St. Valentine is full of torture and pain

Valentine’s Day may be beloved by romance-flushed individuals keen to express their passion, and by retailers for the massive windfalls of cash it generates ($18.2 billion in the US this year) in cards, toy bears, and items adorned with hearts, but for others—the single among us, for example—it’s a …

Anti-Corruption Protesters Clash with Riot Police in Romania

More than 250,000 demonstrators protested against government moves to decriminalize some graft offenses.

Protest

The 21 countries with the best quality of life in the world for expats

The countries with the best quality of life in the world have a good work-life balance, access to quality healthcare, education, and infrastructure, as well as cost of living and career opportunities.<p>Great weather helps.<p>In a new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who …

New Zealand

22 Healthy Soup Recipes to Warm You Over

Whether it's cold weather, the flu, or a lousy mood, there's nothing like the pick-me-up that a bowl of soup can provide. Instead of feasting on calorie-laden, cream-based soups, make one of these healthy recipes instead. Whether you're a meat eater, vegan, or vegetarian, you'll find the perfect …

Dogs 'prefer reggae and soft rock' to other music genres, research suggests

<b>Dogs appear to prefer reggae and soft rock over other genres of music, according to researchers.</b><p>The Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow have published a paper which suggests music affects dogs' behaviour.<p>Researchers played a variety of music to dogs at a rehoming centre in Dumbarton and …

Behavior

How a Roth IRA Conversion Can Help You Pass On More Wealth

It can be a smart strategy, but not for everyone.<p>Most people think of a Roth IRA conversion as a way to generate tax-free income for their …

Retirement

Another Bogus Obamacare Argument From Donald Trump And Paul Ryan

If you’ve heard a Republican talk about the Affordable Care Act lately, then you’ve almost certainly heard that the law is imploding, collapsing, in a death spiral or a combination of the three.<p>Here, for example, was House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a Wednesday evening interview with Greta Van …

Health Care

Coming soon: An American-made Kalashnikov

Soon you'll be able to buy an American-made Kalashnikov.<p>Kalashnikov USA, which split from its Russian parent company three years ago, will start selling a semiautomatic 12-gauge shotgun called the KS-12 in February, CEO Brian Skinner told CNNMoney.<p>The gun is being produced at a new factory in …

Made in America

The 30 Most Intriguing Musicians of 2017

The contemporary pop music world can sound mighty bland. Only a few of the musicians featured here are famous, but each has the potential to shake up …

The Concussion Diaries: One Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE | GQ

Zac Easter knew what was happening to him. He knew why. And he knew that it was only going to get worse. So he decided to write it all down—to let the world know what football had done to him, what he'd done to his body and his brain for the game he loved. And then he shot himself.<p>My Last …

Kinesiology

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20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

Breakfast

Broken Childhood and Controlled Rage Fuel Jonathan Allen, the Unstoppable Force

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In high school, they used to call Jonathan Allen "the Hulk." It wasn't the most original nickname for a big, hulking, muscular football player who was mild-mannered off the field. But this name carried a dangerous and unknown reality with it.<p>Allen really did go into a rage. He …

College Football

Teenager invents phone charger which generates energy from the human body

A teenager has invented and developed a phone charger which uses energy from the human body to get the energy to charge your phone.<p>HandEnergy, the brainchild of 19-year-old inventor Michael Vaga, allows you to charge your phone simply by rotating your hand, which activates the device’s gyroscope to …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

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