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The Teen Slang Dictionary for Parents

Teens in each generation develop a language of their own based on what is going on in teen culture. And the introduction of social media and digital …

Language

Tesla's Solar Roof tiles are out... and OMG

We've been anticipating the release of Tesla's Solar Roof tiles, and the four sleek styles do not disappoint. Elon Musk shared pictures of the …

Tesla

Trump's menacing United Nations speech, annotated

<i>President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, and from the language he used (“Rocket Man”) to the threats he unleashed (to “totally destroy North Korea”) to criticizing the United States' “embarrassing” Iran deal in front of world leaders, it</i> …

Political Science

This Workout Reverses Signs of Aging, According to Science

Mayo Clinic researchers say interval training may have anti-aging benefits at the cellular level.<p>HIIT—or high intensity interval training—has been <i>the</i> …

Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses

By middle age, the lenses in your eyes harden, becoming less flexible. Your eye muscles increasingly struggle to bend them to focus on this print.<p>But a new form of training — brain retraining, really — may delay the inevitable age-related loss of close-range visual focus so that you won’t need …

The science of “blue lies”: There’s a reason Trump supporters embrace his alternative facts

<b>(Reuters/Ben Brewer)</b><p>Blue lies are a very particular form of deception that can build solidarity within groups<p>Jeremy Adam Smith<p>March 27, 2017 11:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>President Donald Trump tells lies.<p>His deceptions and misleading statements are easy …

Trump's Credibility Crisis Arrives

Warnings that the president’s cavalier disregard for truth would have real-world consequences were vindicated on Tuesday.<p>Donald Trump’s first two months in office have obviously been rocky. But the disruptions have mainly been internally generated—Trump’s tweets, the tensions and shakeups in his …

Donald Trump

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

Can going barefoot keep your brain young?

To keep your mind sharp, you could do crossword puzzles or try to learn a new language—basically anything that’s mind-boggling and takes practice. …

US leader has softened on a range of issues. Is he a bully who relents when challenged, or is he learning the limits of his power?<p>Is Donald Trump turning out to be a paper tiger? China’s rulers might be forgiven for thinking so after the US president performed a U-turn on Taiwan, but the shift did …

Donald Trump

Bedroom design ideas, inspiration & pictures

Bedroom ideas & bedroom designs<p>We all want the same thing from our bedrooms—a sanctuary from the wear and tear of our daily lives, somewhere cosy and …

Home Decorating

How Pregnancy Changes Your Brain In Positive Ways

According to a small new study, pregnancy causes changes in a woman’s brain that appear to make her better able to care for her child, say …

9 bathroom tricks you have to try

Small rooms can sometimes pose a big design challenge, but you shouldn't be put off. This is a chance to work with an expert design professional and …

Turkey’s Islamist president is embracing Donald Trump - The sultan and the salesman

The sultan and the salesmanTurkey’s Islamist president is embracing Donald Trump<p>IN JUNE, a few months after Donald Trump, then a candidate for the …

Tim Cook’s Post-Election Email Was Exactly What His Employees Needed to Hear

It was foolish for anyone to have imagined that the venomous partisanship of this election would dry up as soon as the votes were counted, and of …

The Democratic Party descends into 'civil war' after Clinton's loss

President-elect Donald Trump's unforeseen election win over Hillary Clinton has ignited immediate infighting inside the Democratic Party, with progressive members lashing out at the establishment wing for failing to defeat one of the most flawed Republican presidential candidates in a …

Just as the fourth industrial revolution in Australia will transform jobs, it will do the same for the welfare system. Universal basic income, targeted cash transfers, negative income tax and a family wage could be ways to guarantee living standards for ordinary people and keep the economy afloat<p>In …

Income Inequality

12 Tricks To Make A Small Home Look Spacious

If you have a small home there are a number of different things that you can do to make it look bigger than it looks. A good trick to keep in mind is …

36 Hours in Manhattan, Below 59th Street

Asking what’s new in Manhattan is like asking what’s old in Rome: too much for 10 visits, so don’t bother trying in one. The eight or so square miles of Manhattan south of Central Park sees more restaurant, hotel and shop openings per year than many nations. While some Manhattan residents lament …

Prefab home in Japan makes surprising use of windows

A lot of geometries here<p>This cool, minimalist prefab home in Kyoto, Japan makes surprising use of windows. Designed by EXH and Anoffice, it features an exterior made from same materials as the other houses in the neighborhood, but to stand out from the crowd, it is finished in a darker hue and …

Architecture

Why a Chinese Real Estate Bubble Could Bring Down the Global Economy

While U.S. GDP grew by 2.9% this quarter, trouble is brewing on the other side of the Pacific.<p>Analysts are sounding the alarm about growing Chinese …

How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

When Dr. Julia Shaw talks about hacking memory - she’s not talking about stealing our information. In fact, the scientist, psychologist and senior …

The Brain

The right whites: Picking neutral paint colors for both walls and trim

“White on white when done right can be one of the most beautiful and versatile paint color combinations,” says Washington designer Kiera Kushlan.<p>But for the untrained eye, picking out a good white out of hundreds of choices is a tough-enough task. Coordinating a perfect trim color to go with it can …

Tom Dixon Launches New Office Line of Furniture and Products

"Versatile, hardwearing and functional"<p>"A more domestic, more human aesthetic," says Tom Dixon, "is fast becoming the required backdrop for the newly …

What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?

Like many of my peers, I had thought that I could gently start thinking about retirement in my mid-fifties. But as my mid-fifties arrived, and as the debate about the human lifespan rages on, I’ve been confronting a new question: what if I live to 100?<p>For more, I looked to a book by Lynda Gratton …

This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation

In a New York loft, a multifunctional cube provides a space-saving fix that’s anything but square.<p>In cramped New York apartments, it’s not an uncommon requirement for spaces to serve a multitude of functions. To make one 2,000-square-foot loft more efficient, Frame Design Lab came up with a novel …

16 brilliant innovations tackling poverty around the world

Getting to the root of poverty means solving various issues along the way, and inventors are up for the challenge.<p>Poverty isn't just inadequate …

Sustainability

The next recession will end capitalism as we know it

The dollar broke out of its long consolidation Oct 4—and it's headed higher. No doubt about it. This has implications for… everything.<p>I've been yapping for months about how FX was going to be the primary driver in the markets. And it's happening.<p>This happened to gold:<p>And this happened to USDJPY, …

The Superhero in the Vagina

Can researchers harness the power of protective bacteria to guard against a common infection?<p>The aisle is marked with a little red sign that says “Feminine Treatments.” Squeezed between the urinary incontinence pads and treatments for yeast infections, there is a wall of bottles and packages in …

Women's Health