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10 hidden iPhone tricks that will speed up your phone and extend your battery life

Whether you have a brand new iPhone 6s or an older model from several years ago, there are two things we can pretty much guarantee are true: you wish …

iOS

The Super-Short Cardio Workout That Works Your Butt, Abs, And Thighs

<b>Four moves, 16 minutes -- you got this.</b><p><i>By Bari Lieberman</i>, SELF<p><i>(Gif: Cheryl Carlin)</i><p>The goal: breathlessness. How you'll achieve it: plyometric exercises.<p>This Tabata-inspired routine from Los Angeles-based trainer Astrid Swan features four exercises that you probably won't love. But, they are …

Workouts

How a No-Tipping Policy Helped This Restaurant Triple Profits in 2 Months

Last Tuesday, the upscale Pittsburgh eatery Bar Marco closed its doors for a different kind of workday.<p>In carpools to Target and on Craigslist runs, the restaurant’s team of 26 staffers was undertaking a redesign of its employee lounge and shower. They perused the aisles for bath towels and other …

The Difference Between Baking Powder And Baking Soda, In One Simple Chart

The difference between baking powder and baking soda is an enigma that has plagued the home baker since the dawn of time -- or at least since the introduction of these two chemical leaveners. They both make things rise without the need for persnickety yeast. They show up in a lot of recipes -- …

8 Essential Tips To Keep Your Phone's Battery Healthy

What that battery is made of, how it works, and how to keep it working well<p>That phone in your pocket is a modern miracle. Ditto the laptop on your desk, the tablet in your backpack, maybe even the watch on your wrist. And regardless of what each is capable of, they all have one cornerstone …

Gear & Gadgets

The Apple Watch is a hot cup of convenience

As I pull the car into the Starbucks drive-thru, my husband says, "Oh, sorry, I thought you said you wanted coffee."<p>"Close enough," I tell him, and …

How To Design An Office For Maximizing Employee Happiness

From color and textile to closed doors, here are the strategies for encouraging flexibility and productivity.<p>You might think the proliferation of wearables and apps to analyze and optimize our every move, along with the $6 billion spent on workplace wellness initiatives, would mean that every …

One innovation changed pig farming drastically

Unlike cattle, which require many leisurely months on pasture, chickens and pigs can be stuffed with feed and turned into meat in short order.<p>Unsurprisingly, then, the agricultural methods developed for one also worked well for the other.<p>In the 1950s and 1960s, American farmers started raising hogs …

Farming

7 Strategies That Can Propel Your Success To A New Level

A great Shakespeare play once said that successful people are either born that way, forced into their attainment, or work hard to quickly rise …

Meet the Espresso Tonic, Iced Coffee's Bubbly New Cousin

Tonic's best friend is no longer gin. In fact, the bubbly quinine-laced beverage has been hanging out with coffee as of late. Together, they yield a cold, caffeinated and carbonated drink that's quickly growing in popularity. And while cafes across the country are beginning to experiment with …

The Best Brunches In Los Angeles

<i>If you've been scared off of the brunch time ritual due to reading books like "Kitchen Confidential," fear not; while it used to be that brunch was</i> …

Breakfast

Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo 'Ninja' house

We've seen people swinging on ladders to access tree houses, but it's not every day we see ladders <i>inside</i> homes. In 2012 a Tokyo couple commissioned …

Japan

How I Grew My Facebook Traffic by 200% in 60 Days

<i>Andrianes Pinantoan heads growth marketing at Canva, an online design tool that helps you and your team create stunning visual marketing assets faster and easier than ever.</i><p>Have you noticed it? Recently, more and more companies have started complaining about the declining amount of traffic Facebook …

Marketing

Neil Gaiman stands up for Charlie Hebdo: “For f**k’s sake, they drew somebody and they shot them, and you don’t get to do that”

Gaiman, Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel on why comics are so controversial — and why they must be defended<p>When six writers withdrew in protest from PEN American Center's annual fundraising gala last week, they set off a long and lively discussion of free expression and its limits. At issue is the …

iCloud: The ultimate guide

Apple has a cloud-based storage services, called iCloud, that you can use to store and sync photos, documents, movies, music, and a whole lot more. …

19 Organizing Tricks That Take 5 Minutes or Less

A tidy space is just a few mini projects away.<p><b>1. Donate unused mugs.</b> Unless you're a true mug aficionado, you probably have more than you need. Separate your favorites and donate the rest.<p><b>2. Sort your food containers.</b> Double-check that there's a lid for every container, get rid of loners, and stack …

New to OS X Yosemite? – 12 Apps You Should Go Download Right Now

With so many apps available for Apple’s OS X operating system, it’s hard to tell which are worth a download, and which aren’t. Hopefully this article …

Apps

You usually drink coffee from a French press. At Provision No. 14, you drink cocktails.

The best things in life should be savored with friends. That's the takeaway from the menu at Provision No. 14, which opens Wednesday in the former Diego space at 14th and W streets NW. While it's full of a variety of drinks – frozen cocktails, local and regional wines and beers, an Old Fashioned …

John Daly

Changes in water vapor and clouds are amplifying global warming

A new paper represents a major step in measuring and understanding the Earth’s climate<p>A very new paper currently in press shines light on climate feedbacks and the balance of energy flows to and from the Earth. The paper was published by Kevin Trenberth, Yongxin Zhang, John Fasullo, and Shoichi …

Five Cities Show the Future of Walkability

Pedestrian-only zones, well-maintained sidewalks, and good traffic signage are important for strengthening a city’s walkability, as shown here in …

Urbanism

“What a horrible mother:” How a call from a “good samaritan” derailed these mothers’ lives

These moms left their kids for a few minutes and got arrested. A scary look at our new moral vigilantism<p>In the moments before the police and county prosecutors and child protective services took over her life, Monique was thinking about dinner. Specifically, she wanted a baked chicken. She had just …

Time magazine’s fetish for power: The ugly truth about its annual “most influential” issue

The newsweekly released its latest “Time 100″ list this week, proving yet again that influence trumps journalism<p>It was probably appropriate that my first notice of this year's Time 100 came when I was reading Playbook, the Beltway bible put out by Politico each morning. What better place to …

How to create entirely separate photo libraries in Photos

One of the cooler hidden features of Photos (and iPhoto before it) is the ability to create more than one photo library. You can make one for your home photos, work photos, photos from a different camera, or those racy photos you don’t want the kids tripping over.<p>It’s pretty simple, but not totally …

Racy

America’s staggering child poverty: These numbers speak for themselves

For every two homeless children in 2006, there are now three — and that’s not the most frightening statistic<p>America's wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent.<p>Financier and CEO …

Into the Wild: A 191-Square-Foot Cabin in the Pacific Northwest

A tiny 191-square-foot cabin with one room and an outdoor shower is Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig’s ode to the wild woods of the Pacific …

Architecture

The Podemos revolution: how a small group of radical academics changed European politics

Just 15 months after it was founded, Podemos now leads the polls in Spain. Can this grassroots party win power – or is its bubble about to burst?<p>At the start of the 2008 academic year, Pablo Iglesias, a 29-year-old lecturer with a pierced eyebrow and a ponytail greeted his students at the political …

11 Essential iOS Widgets For A More Functional Notification Center

A few weeks ago we rounded up some eye-catching widgets for your Android device so it's only fair that we spend some time looking at a selection for …

Apps