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The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Relationships

High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.<p>New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in …

Wellness

How to talk, text and send emoji like Dick Tracy on your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch offers a lot of ways to communicate. Here's what it can do and how to do it.<p>The Apple Watch handles a lot of communications. You can make phone calls, you can send and receive texts, and yes, you can even doodle or send your heartbeat. Apple Watch's communication skills have their …

Smartwatches

8 Must-Read Tips Before Buying Art for Your Living Room

Well-placed artwork has the power to transform a space, but selecting the correct piece can be a complicated and intimidating project. To help demystify this process, we've turned to art consultant Daniel Kinkade to give us some pointers on choosing the right piece of art for a home. He's also …

Living Rooms

We're Not Chickenhawks: A View From the Left

"How do your corporate sponsors affect your choice of story line? There could be more profit in peace than in war, but you would have to step on some toes to point this out."<p>I've mentioned in some previous updates—a full index is after the jump—that most of the response I've received on "The …

Political Science

Unified Oneness and the Interconnected Universe

James C. Wilhelm, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In the course of facilitating classes and workshops for thousands of people throughout Asia, Europe and the …

Bill Maher is right about religion: The Orwellian ridiculousness of Jesus, and the truth about moral progress

“Most religions were pulled into the modern Enlightenment with their fingernails dug into the past”<p>Most people believe that moral progress has primarily been due to the guiding light of religious teachings, the activities of spiritual leaders, and the power of faith-based initiatives. In "The Moral …

Religion

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

<b>Fitness</b><p>Mix up your routine to avoid weight-loss plateaus.<br>• Muscle mass burns more calories, so include three 20-minute strength-training sessions each week.<br>• Go for kettlebell workouts—the average person burns 400 calories in 20 minutes.<br>• Add sprinting intervals to your workout to target belly fat.<br>• Add an …

Downpour.com: audiobooks without the DRM

I love audiobooks, but I hate DRM (actually, I think it's an existential threat to humanity), and since Audible requires all its books to be sold …

Cory Doctorow

The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?<p>Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still …

Creativity

A Designey B.A.C. Indicator: The Breeze Breathometer

Tonight is New Year's Eve, meaning a bunch of folks are going to get pulled over for DUI's. Some of the offenders will be blind-drunk, their judgment …

New Year's Eve

Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2014

10. A Slim, Environmentally Responsible, Reusable Water Bottle<br>memobottle is a slimline, BPA free, dishwasher-friendly, reusable water bottle that …

Top 10

Best foods to reboot your body

Chocolate ice cream and deep-dish pizza may be more appealing than kale and almonds, but we usually feel bloated and sluggish after eating fatty, greasy foods.<p>What about foods that are both yummy and make us feel happier and more energetic?<p>In an interview in the blog Well + Good, Siggi Hilmarsson, …

Nutrition

Here's What Happens When You Ask A Vegan Chef To Make You Breakfast

In our new series BuzzFeed Breakfast, we invite a chef to hang out and cook stuff. Then we show you how to recreate what he or she did.<p>Soul food is a lot of things. It is pork ribs, it is fried okra, it is a reflection of the deeply complex role that African American culture has played in all of …

Between the Copenhagen Wheel and the FlyKly Smart Wheel, Powered Bicycle Wheels are On the Way

We first looked at the Copenhagen Wheel, a powered bicycle wheel with a self-contained motor and batteries, when it won the James Dyson Award back in …

Electric Vehicles

Artist James Kerr creates incredibly weird gifs out of Renaissance art and it’s all incredible.  

Why owning a home is bad for you

Home ownership has troubling side effects, distorting the economy and taking a toll on our minds and bodies<p>Saying no wasn’t easy. Harpreet Pandher …

Sony Cyber-Shot QX Lens Cameras Enhance Your Mobile Photography Experience

<b>Sony Cyber-Shot QX Lens Cameras</b> combine the convenience of a compact camera with connectivity of smartphones. These cameras will certainly enhance …

Concrete House in Switzerland by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti

Swiss Concrete House.<p>This concrete house in Sant Abbondio, Switzerland was designed by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti. The house is surrounded by a …

Concrete

Sitting, Lack Of Exercise Linked With Symptoms Of Depression In New Study

Sitting = sadness. Really.<p>A new study shows an association between sitting time and mental health. Particularly, the longer a person sits, the more likely he or she is to have symptoms of depression. The findings, first reported in Runner's World, were reached by researchers from Victoria …

CTV News

The Boyfriend Tracker app: good idea or jealous lovers going too far?

Boyfriend Tracker, an app that encouraged jealous women to spy on their partners' activities using the men's own phones, has been pulled by Google following complaints about invasion of privacy and fears that some might use the technology to stalk or even extort their targets.<p>The brainchild of a …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Have You Ever Been To – Poster Illustration by Federica Bonfanti

Have You Ever Been To.<p>Federica Bonfanti is a graphic designer and illustrator who creates beautiful artworks, typography, and branding projects. This …

ListenUp

HAIM: The Wire<p>The sisterly trio of hot rockers known as HAIM continues to leave fans wanting more with their new song "The Wire"—and the track's brazen video shows they're breaking a few hearts along the way. The LA-based band, often compared to Fleetwood Mac and made fully complete with drummer …

New Singles

Torafu’s Haunted Art Gallery for Kids at the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art | Colossal

<p>In an attempt to better engage the youngest visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Torafu Architects created a special art gallery …