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Why time management is ruining our lives

The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a writer and self-avowed geek named Merlin Mann. Their biggest professional problem was email, the digital …

Time Management

CRISPR 101: A crash course on the revolutionary gene editing tool that’s changing the world

For something that’s been called “a household name for molecular biologists,” many of you have probably never heard of CRISPR, and don’t know why you …

Genetics

Mentally Strong People Don't Give Up After Their First Failure. Here Are 7 Reasons They Bounce Back | Inc.com

For some people, failure serves as a permanent roadblock that stands in between them and success. For the mentally strong, however, setbacks serve as an opportunity to sharpen their skills and become better.<p>Whether they get passed up for a promotion, or their side hustle costs more money than it …

Self-help

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Modern Architecture

The 22 Best Cult Movies of the '90s

It didn’t take much of a push for our staff to revisit some of their favorite movies from the nineties. After all, there’s nothing like a campy film classic to transport you back in time. Here, a look at 22 nineties cult films we could watch over and over again.

How to Use an Apple Music Song as Your Alarm

Getting up in the morning can sometimes be a challenge. And waking up to the blaring beep or buzz of an alarm can make it even worse.<p>If you use your iPhone as a wake up device in the mornings you can choose to wake up to your favorite song instead. Here’s how:<p>Open Apple Music and either find a song …

Apple Music

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Hard to Be a God review – art cinema at its most heroically extreme

As sci-fi medieval fantasy, the late Aleksei German’s extraterrestrial epic makes Game of Thrones look like musical chairs<p>This uncategorisable epic is set on another planet, but it feels extraterrestrial in every sense – the sort of visionary undertaking that, according to cinema’s usual commercial …

Game of Thrones

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

9 Things You're Doing Wrong In Your Bedroom

The place where you sleep should be a sanctuary.<p>Your bedroom should be the place where you find peace. It's where you sleep, love, dream, and are oftentimes the most vulnerable. "You want the space to be a calming refuge," says Alexander Reid, a head stylist at One Kings Lane. "You want to simply …

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Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

The New Modernism: 20 Best Minimalist Swimming Pools

In a recent discussion with San Francisco-based landscape architect Scott Lewis, he told us that the biggest shift in pool design, as he has seen it, …

40+ Stylish Ideas for a Memorable Summer Party

Create the kind of atmosphere no one wants to leave.<p>Warm-weather gatherings are often the most anticipated events of the year — make yours count with special touches and decorating ideas your friends and family won't forget.

5 Apps That'll Help You Solve Any Color Challenge

Download these to find your perfect palette.<p>In a world where there are countless shades of beige alone, it's no wonder finding a great paint color can take months. Luckily, a new generation of apps for iPhone and Android aim to take some of the guesswork out of the process.<p>Coolors<p><i>Best for: Finding</i> …

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San …

Dementia

This Is Where Fashion Insiders Stay Around The Globe

In New York or Antigua, these spots are beloved by the fashion set.<p>From Paris to Beijing, these are some stylish getaways.

Santa Monica

The Best Movies of 2015 (So Far)

As movie releases go, 2015 is kind of a big deal.<p>From "Avengers: Age of Ultron" to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," this year is packed with sequels, blockbusters, and potential awards bait -- all vying for our hard-earned allowance money and, more importantly, our coveted thumbs up.<p>Audiences have …

Movies

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Books

10 Beautiful Flowers With Surprising Meanings

Friends don't let friends give tansies. (Camellias are safe, though.)<p>In Victorian times, a rose was not simply a rose — the people of this era loved labeling blooms with very specific meanings. These particular ones, which we found in <i>A Victorian Flower Dictionary</i>, are some of the most interesting.

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9 Strange Sounds No One Can Explain

Everyone has a favorite Wikipedia rabbit hole. Mine is “List of Unexplained Sounds.” I can’t remember how I first made my way to the page, but its …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

11 travel apps to start summer vacation planning now

No matter where you're headed, these iOS and Android apps can help you get there and find things to do when you arrive.<p><i>Editors' note: This post has been updated with new information about several of the apps.</i><p>Whether you're dreaming of a summer getaway but need reservations, or just need help …

Apps

Piel Frama Offers Gorgeous, Soft Leather Cases

I love it when Piel Frama comes up with a new case. They always use the best quality leather and offer a wide variety of colors and finishes. Admittedly, their <b>Wallet Case ($100)</b> is more suited for the purse-carrying crowd, as it is too bulky for my pocket. But I can see how great a case it could …

Credit Cards