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Organic Food: What’s Worth Your Money & What Isn’t

Organic food! Many people believe it tastes better, is more nutritious, and is generally better for you. While some, or all, of this may be true, …

Agriculture

WALSH: If You Want To Be A Miserable Failure, Just Do What Makes You Happy

There was an article in <i>Cosmo</i> this week with a title that summarizes all that's wrong with <i>Cosmo</i> and modern society as a whole: "I eloped at 25, …

Happiness

Four far-out plans for taming our weather

Including the a rain unmaker.<p>Cloud seeding is just the beginning. Below, a handful of pie-in-the-sky ideas for controlling the weather.<p>A Laser Lightning Killer<p>Lightning is pretty. But near airports, it can threaten ground crews, sending them indoors and delaying flights. Around power stations, it …

New Mexico

The government won't protect your internet privacy, so here's how to do it yourself

Harm mitigation in a suddenly less secure internet<p>The big money of the internet comes from tracking and selling user data to better target ads. Do one search for "power drills" and you'll be inundated with ads for related products across your whole web experience. Those are targeted ad dollars at …

Privacy

How corporate dark money is taking power on both sides of the Atlantic

A secretive network of business lobbyists has long held sway in US politics. Now their allies in the UK government are planning a Brexit that plays into their hands<p>It took corporate America a while to warm to Donald Trump. Some of his positions, especially on trade, horrified business leaders. Many …

United Kingdom

Pornhub taught us to expect free porn — now, can it make us pay?

Imagine, if you will, that there's a restaurant that offers diners a free, unlimited buffet. For years they've encouraged their patrons to come in and gorge themselves at will, subtly implying that anyone who pays for food is an idiot. There've been rumors that this restaurant's been able to keep …

Pornhub

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Michelle Wie twerks, fills U.S. Women's Open trophy with 21 beers to celebrate 1st major

An American wins the national championship and celebrates accordingly.<p>While most of America was nervously sweating out the Portugal match Sunday night, Michelle Wie was rather enjoying her first major championship. Whenever Wie is involved in a major championship, it's obviously very good for …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Apple vs. Google: It's War, and Thank Goodness

Let's face it: the tech world has been spoiling for a good, clean fight for years.<p>Competition energizes us; it squeezes out our best performances, …

The Stig Vs. Google Street View Car | Top Gear Track now available on Google Maps!

Advertising Jobs Lead List of Careers, Offering Best Return on Investment

A new Bankrate study that estimates how long it would take to repay student loans according to career choice should help parents and students looking …

Where visual search happens in the brain - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — When we look for something, we rely on environmental cues …

HTC in disarray: staff departures, 'disastrous' First, and production problems cloud company's future

Internal upheaval comes at a bad time for the struggling phone maker<p>HTC CEO Peter Chou<p><i>The Verge</i> has learned that HTC's Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera, left the company last week. Kodera was responsible for HTC's overall product strategy, which makes the departure especially notable on the …

Is HTC Retreating In The Face Of iPhone And Samsung?

Once an undeniable power in the U.S. smartphone market (second only to Apple’s iPhone in 2011), the Taiwan-based HTC Corp. is suffering the latest bump in what has been a slow, drawn-out stumble.<p>The company’s chief product officer, Kouji Kodera, has left the company, according to a report by The …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

Untouched For The Last Billion Years, Water In Canadian Mine Holds Ingredients For Life

Scientists may have discovered the oldest free-flowing source of isolated water ever known.<p>Scientists digging around roughly one-and-a-half miles below the Earth's surface in an Ontario mine may have just discovered the oldest free-flowing source of isolated, untouched water ever known. Though they …

What, Exactly, Is a 3-D Printer?

You can make anything from a pistol to a doll to an airplane wing. Here's how it works.<p><b>This week a 25-year-old law student at the University of Texas named Cody Wilson made international headlines when he used a 3-D printer to "print out" a functional .38 caliber pistol.</b><p>He then put design software …