Pratik Mahajan

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The Internet ruined porn

Bret Easton Ellis, author of “Less Than Zero,” “The Rules of Attraction,” and “American Psycho,” has written an essay condemning the modern ubiquity …

Drugstore

Tactful Ways People Have Told Me That They’re in a Relationship

<i>DANA</i>: Would you like to grab a drink sometime?<p><i>JAMES</i>: Drink has five letters, the same number of letters as my girlfriend's first name, L-I-L-A. My bad, that's four letters.<p>* * *<p><i>DANA</i>: We should hang out.<p><i>SARA</i>: Yeah, definitely. Maybe in, like, a group—me, you, some other friends, and my girlfriend, …

Olympic Swimming

This One Question Can Show if You're Smarter than Most U.S. Millennials

Answer this one question to see.<p>Let’s say you see an advertisement that reads:<p>Apply for a loan <b><br>Up to $70,000</b> <i><br>Terms of the loan</i> <br>Pay only $103 per month …

The US is going to let foreign students stay longer—provided they’ve studied a STEM subject

Much of the US’s innovation in technology and research comes from talented foreigners. Yet, despite eager prodding from Silicon Valley, the US government doesn’t make it easy for them to remain in the country. To stay, skilled immigrants must jump through hoops: securing job offers, entering the …

Students

New Clues to How the Brain Maps Time

The same brain cells that track location in space appear to also count beats in time. The research suggests that our thoughts may take place on a …

The Brain

The 25 best colleges for a landing a high-paying job right out of school

The Princeton Review recently compiled a list of the 25 colleges with the best career placement in the country, featured in the book "Colleges That Pay You Back: 2016 Edition," published in February, based on students' ratings of career services at their school. The ratings also took into account …

Online Education

The Importance of Reclaiming Margin in Your Life

When we create more margin in our lives, we treat ourselves with more respect and gentleness. Because we are worthy of it. Do you believe that? Your …

“Unicorn” Messaging Start-Up Slack Could Be Worth $4 Billion

It’s not all doom and gloom in Silicon Valley.<p>The tech bubble in Silicon Valley may be losing air, but at least one billion-dollar start-up is still flying high. Slack, the workplace communication platform, is said to be raising anywhere from $150 million to $300 million in a new round of funding …

Airbus vs. Boeing images: The differences are in the details | CNN Travel

View Airbus and Boeing images for a visual comparison of some of the most popular passenger jets produced by the world's two biggest airplane manufacturers.

India’s caste system and British private education are hardly alike, but both divide their societies

The percentages of privately educated people in positions of power and prestige in Britain are strikingly similar to those from the upper castes in India – and neither statistic is quick to change<p>Figures published by the education charity the Sutton Trust this week showed that only 16% of Britain’s …

The Real Story of Germanwings Flight 9525

One year after a young pilot crashed a German airliner into the remote French Alps—a suicide and mass homicide that transfixed and horrified the world—Joshua Hammer investigates what really happened that day<p>Jean-Sébastien Beaud didn't know what he'd find when he descended, by a rope dangling from a …

Airplanes

Jide’s Slick Remix OS Tweaks Android For PC-Style Productivity

A startup comprised of a trio of ex-Google engineers is doing something Google has roundly failed to do: make Android compelling on larger-screen devices like tablets and even PCs.<p>Jide Technology, which was founded in 2014 and raised $1.6 million on Kickstarter last summer with a pitch to build …

Why India, the Last BRIC Champ Standing, is Losing Its Edge

India, the last great hope of emerging-market investors, is losing its charm.<p>The MSCI India Index, which tracks the country's stock market, has …

Stock Markets

Asia's oil markets in upheaval as China, India change the game

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Asia’s oil markets are being upended as India’s and China’s refiners overtake once-dominant buyers like Japan and challenge the United States as the world’s biggest consumer.<p>A driver waits in a taxi for his turn to fill up his tank with diesel at a fuel station in …

Oil

Why Asia Doesn't Have a Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders

SINGAPORE -- The rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in American politics has shocked the world. America has consistently projected itself as the country that could be trusted for political predictability and stability. While extremist or fringe movements might emerge in other countries, …

Inflammation Is Likely The Most Lethal Part Of Scorpion Stings, Study Finds

It could lead to new ways to treat them<p>Some types of scorpions are harmless. But cross paths with the wrong one and you could be in serious trouble—the poison can cause the heart to stop and the lungs to fill with fluid, often killing the victim. Stings like these kill 3,000 people per year, and …

What Was the Mysterious "Space Music" Astronauts Heard on the Dark Side of the Moon?

Early Floyd demos?<p>The Science Channel has a series called <i>NASA's Unexplained Files</i> that's somewhere between <i>Dark Matters</i> and <i>Ancient Aliens.</i> It's goofy, fun entertainment, and this weekend they aired an episode about mysterious music heard by the Apollo 10 astronauts on the far side of the moon. It, …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

The next big shift in the global oil market is underway, and it centers on India

Although the oil world continues to watch Saudi Arabia and the US with baited breath, it also should probably be keeping an eye on India.<p>The biggest headline coming out of the International Energy Agency’s latest oil market outlook is that the IEA doesn’t expect oil prices to get back to normal …

Oil

Dealers are using India’s version of Amazon to sell meth, ecstasy and bath salts

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Remix OS might just make you want to put Android on your laptop

Speaking to <i>The Verge</i>, Jide's co-founder David Ko says he believes the future of Android definitely includes desktop devices. He says that after many years, the app ecosystem is now strong enough to support this transition, and the necessary hardware is cheap and available. "The next area [for …

Scientists Have Found a Mysterious Boiling River Straight Out of Amazonian Legend

Truth really is stranger than fiction.<p>For centuries, Peruvian locals have talked about a river in the Amazon that burns so hot it can kill. According …

Tobacco products are cheaper than food in India

A study has shown that tobacco products are more affordable than necessary food items in India. In other words, the increase in the prices of tobacco …

Public Health

This crazy creature just returned from the dead after 30 years encased in ice

The itty-bitty water bears were lying in some frozen moss when a team of Japanese researchers discovered them on a trip to the Antarctic in 1983. But rather than warming up the creatures, called tardigrades, the scientists locked them in a box of ice, shipped them to Japan and stuck them in a lab …

How the FedGov could have had that terrorists iPhone data…yesterday.

But they don’t really want it. I really shouldn’t have to explain this. It’s simple to read the strategy behind the demand by a Federal Court that …

Privacy

4 Tips to Become a Better Poker Player and Investor

People often look down on poker as a mere game of chance where players are at the mercy of the dealer. But poker is so much more than that, and is …

Investing

Here's How Your Sex Life Affects The Happiness Of Your Relationship

The facts about getting frisky.<p>Contrary to popular belief, having sex on the daily doesn't necessarily make couples happier.<p>A 2015 survey from the University of Toronto Mississauga found that once a week is the sexual "sweet spot" for people in romantic relationships.<p>Happify -- a website and app …

University of Toronto

iPhone 6S Review: Come for the New Features, Stay for the Screaming Speed

The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are great. If you’re in the market for a smartphone, you should buy one—but not for the reasons you might think.<p>As is …

‘Bon Appétit’ Shot Its March Issue on the iPhone 6s

Early in 2016, Apple relaunched their “Shot on iPhone 6” marketing campaign from the previous year. This time, expect an amalgam of pros’ and Joes’ …

Apple’s upcoming iPhones might change the game more than you can even imagine

Wall Street doomsday preppers pounding the table on the notion that “peak Apple” has come and gone may soon find themselves in an interesting …