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With WatchOS 4, The Apple Watch Might Finally Free Us From Our Phones

Apple’s upcoming smartwatch software will allow for faster, smarter, and less iPhone-dependent apps.<p>The Apple Watch was supposed to be more than just a fancy fitness tracker with fashionable wrist straps when it launched in 2015. As Apple executives explained at the time, this device was supposed …

Smartwatches

5 Stem Cell Discoveries That Could Change The Future Of Medicine

Ten years ago, the topic of stem cells was shrouded in mystery, but now they're at the forefront of some of the latest innovations in biology and …

Kim Kardashian Didn't Just Ruin Taylor Swift, She Ruined Taylor Swift's Squad

If Taylor's image has been shattered, so has the image of her squad.<p>"Women shouldn't take down other women" is one of the most tired tenets of pop feminism, slung around by celebrities on social media whenever one of their squad members faces a slight, either outright or the kind you only get if …

Kim Kardashian

This Is the Best Advice on Motivation I Have Ever Read

Look, there are days when not even the most well-intentioned advice from the latest motivational science will do. (This is coming from a person who, …

DIY: How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

After buying a fixer-upper 17 months ago, gutting it, building a 2-story addition, taking the old roof off and replacing it with a new one -- as well as raising the chimney -- I can comfortably say that laying new floor tile is within the scope of some DIYers.<p>There are a few prerequisites for a …

Home Improvement

Top 8 Weight Training Exercises to Build Muscle at Home

The best weight training exercises to build muscle are compound exercises that affect multiple muscle groups. Exercises like the squat, deadlift or …

Workouts

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

Architecture

HSBC whistle-blower: You have to know how banks work to understand the size of this scandal

In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Falciani said that what he revealed about HSBC was only just the tip of the iceberg.<p>"If you dig down a little bit in how offshore banks and intermediate banking work, you would understand that these things cannot involve just one single bank," …

HSBC

4 Tourism Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Tourism

Beverly Hills Woman Busted For Thieving From Tip Jars

The latest crime wave to rock the tony town of Beverly Hills was perpetrated by a 20-year-old girl who has earned the nickname the <b>Tip Jar Bandit</b>. According to CBS Los Angeles, Jessica Shub is thought to be behind as many as seven instances of tip jar thievery in the Beverly Hills and West Los …

Beverly Hills

Cody Franson traded to Predators

The Nashville Predators acquired defenseman Cody Franson and center Mike Santorelli in a trade Sunday with the Toronto Maple Leafs.<p>The deal, which …

NHL

A Car From Apple: The Whole Enchilada

What are Apple's vehicle aspirations? Some say it’s a car. But there’s also informed speculation that points to a software endeavor only.<p>Of course, we won’t get a final answer until Apple decides what it ultimately wants to do — which could be years.<p>But one thing is certain. Apple is a $700 billion …

Goldman Sachs

An Apples-To-Apples Comparison Of TV Rights Fees Paid To Big European Soccer Leagues

The shock-wave caused by the Premier League’s record domestic TV rights deal continues to reverberate around the world but especially in Europe.<p>Prior to the announcement on Tuesday the other big leagues in Europe held a hope that they could at least close the gap with the Premier League behemoth. …

English Premier League

Islamic State release video showing beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians

A group of 21 Egyptian Christians, who were seized by Islamic State fighters while working in Libya, have been killed in a new video<p>Islamic State jihadists have released a video showing the murder of 21 Egyptians, who they captured in <b>Libya</b>around Christmas.<p>The Egyptians, dressed in orange jump …

Hosni Mubarak