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Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control?

Technology is starting to behave in intelligent and unpredictable ways that even its creators don’t understand. As machines increasingly shape global events, how can we regain control?<p>The voice-activated gadget in the corner of your bedroom suddenly laughs maniacally, and sends a recording of your …

Peppa Pig

This 'I'm on Vacation' Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>It's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

Productivity

43 Brilliant Products On Amazon Creeping Up The Best-Sellers Charts

We all have our favorites on Amazon. For me — aside from the books — it's all the serums, emollients, and potions that go into my curated skincare …

Early Stress Makes Brains Grow Up Too Fast, and That's Not a Good Thing

Kids and teens are especially vulnerable.<p>Since 1998, scientists in the Netherlands have been watching 129 people grow up. Over those 20 years, they …

You Need To See All Of the Incredible Properties The Royal Family Own

One of the estates sits on 19,000 acres. Another has 78 bathrooms.<p>When it comes to insanely beautiful properties owned by the royal family, you probably know the basics like Kensington Palace and Windsor Castle. But, according to <i>INSIDER</i>, the royals have $18 billion worth in property, which means …

Apple Loop: New iPhone Design Confirmed, Goodbye Lightning Port, Apple Faces Awkward iPhone Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest camera and fast charging technology for the new iPhone X machines, switching from lightning to USB-C, repair issues facing the MacBook Pro and the iPhone 7 family, why the iPhone X is the world’s …

Mobile Technology

Christina Aguilera, Liberation review: great voice, shame about the songs

Christina Aguilera’s new album is entitled Liberation, although it is not entirely clear from what or whom she might be seeking to escape. Editorial control, perhaps. Despite portentous orchestral interludes and a cappella links intended to suggest a work of thematic import, Liberation has no …

How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective

Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By Samanth Subramanian<p>The unravelling of a string of shocking old master forgeries began in the winter of 2015, when French police appeared at a gallery in Aix-en-Provence and seized a …

France

25 must-see under-the-radar summer movies

25 must-see under-the-radar summer movies

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language

This Is the Easiest Way to Make Poached Eggs Perfectly Every Time

Are poached eggs the sort of thing you only ever have when you go out to brunch because trying to make them at home seems way too complicated? Yeah, …

Breakfast

How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?

<b>THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY</b> <b><br>Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic</b><br>By Benjamin Carter Hett<br>Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30.<p>We ask about the rise of the Nazis from what we think is a great distance. We take for granted that the Germans of the 1930s were quite different …

hett

37 Random AF Facts About 37 Of Your Favorite TV Shows

Chris Pratt was not supposed to be a series regular on Parks and Recreation.

The Best Summer Reads of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …

The Unique Concealer Trick Celebrities Swear By To Look 10 Years Younger

Concealer is arguably the most important item in your makeup collection. One rockstar concealer can eliminate the need for additional products like …

Most Men Don’t Realize They’re Depressed. Here’s How to Recognize the Signs and Seek Help.

Real talk: Some 30% of men will suffer a bout of depression at some point in their lifetime. So chances are at least a few of your friends—and …

This is why you should NEVER wear shoes in your home - and it's gross

DO you wear your shoes in the house?<p>The etiquette of leaving your footwear at the front door has split opinion for decades, but what about the …

Cleaning

Side gig opportunities: 27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with low overhead — it's often possible to get started with less than $1,000.<p>First, "Ask yourself, 'What's my passion?'" says career and life coach Deborah …

Small Business

11 Telltale Signs Your Accounts And Devices Have Been Hacked

Image: typographyimages<p>No one likes getting hacked, and it's generally true that the quicker you can spot something has gone awry, the better your …

Malware

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Finally, a downside to being attractive

A growing body of research suggests that conventionally attractive-looking people have it all: They go on more dates, are more likely to be elected to office, make more money, and are perceived as more likable and trustworthy.<p>Perhaps most infuriating to the mere mortals in their offices, past …

Psychology

This Incredible Game Of Thrones Theory Will Make You Root For The White Walkers

Even George R.R. Martin would approve of this one<p>There are a lot of <i>Game of Thrones</i> theories out there. There are the ones everyone knows about that ended up being true (R+L=J), and then there are elaborately crafted theories that use thousands of years of Westeros history combined with obsessively …

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

6 strategies to save a fortune, from real people who bank half their income

A lot of ordinary people have managed to save extraordinary amounts of money. Take early retirees Justin and Kaisorn McCurry, who banked more than $1 …

Personal Finance

WATCH: Experts Are Urging People Not to Drink Straight Apple Cider Vinegar

When it comes to home remedies, few products are as revered or as misunderstood as apple cider vinegar. It’s been hailed as a "cure" for everything …

A Healthy Gut Is the Secret to Better Sleep, Clear Skin, and Less Stress

They don’t call it the “second brain” for nothing. The gut microbiome, which consists of no less than 100 trillion bacteria, affects everything from skin health and sex drive to energy levels and hormone balance. How, exactly? The gut has its own nervous system called the enteric nervous system …

Wellness

This is the last VPN you are ever going to need, and it's on sale

There's an age-old adage that goes, "get a VPN or risk getting your Google search history exposed to the entirety of the Internet."<p>Okay, fine, so …

Privacy

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was …

Depression

A Landslide of Classic Art Is About to Enter the Public Domain

For the first time in two decades, a huge number of books, films, and other works will escape U.S. copyright law.<p><i>The Great American Novel</i> enters the public domain on January 1, 2019—quite literally. Not the concept, but the book by William Carlos Williams. It will be joined by hundreds of thousands …

Humanities

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …