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The Weight-Loss Plan That Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds

Catharine Acurso made gradual changes that added up to major weight-loss success.<p><b>Before:</b> 248 <b>After:</b> 145<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I was always a little overweight my whole life. I come from a family of heavy people, and when I was growing up, all of our family get-togethers were based on food. It didn't matter if …

Two Homes for Stylish Young Families Who Love the Industrial Look

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Zooi Design<p>The first home comes from the team at Zooi Design and uses many standard loft elements for its interior, starting with …

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

You won't miss it at all.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Back bulge around the bra area or a pesky muffin top aren't fun to deal with. But you can feel more confident in your own skin with just a little extra effort. Sure, targeting …

3 Open Studio Apartment Designs

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Artem Shelipov<p>The first studio comes from visualizer Artem Shelipov. The industrial inspiration here is obvious, from the concrete …

MIT Student Develops A Facebook For Depression

Koko is an upcoming iPhone app that aims to help people fix the bugs in their thinking by crowdsourcing cognitive behavioral techniques.<p>Koko, an upcoming app based on an MIT experiment, is designed to build the world’s first social network for dealing with depression. If it takes off, it could …

Mental Health

Smart Artificial Skin Feels Rain and The Touch of a Hand

Although there have been many advancements made in the field of prosthetics down through the decades, the emphasis on aesthetics has been paramount …

8 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we’d recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of …

Switchmate hands-on: Smarter switches, no electrician needed

The smart home might be intended to make our lives easier, but actually upgrading with home automation kit is more like a headache. Ripping out …

Home Automation

Dawn on Ceres: Nasa probe to enter dwarf planet's orbit

Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/UCLA<p>Dwarf planet Ceres and the giant asteroid Vesta in comparison to Mars, Mercury, and Earth’s moon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425061857164/24617728-c3f0-4612-b96c-1d895c03d92b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/UCLA<p>…

Astronomy

Depression makes the sting of rejection linger

The pain of social rejection lasts longer for people who are depressed because their brain cells release less natural opioids, a pain and …

Depression

Why Are Elephants and Other Animals So Wrinkly?

For African elephants, baggy skin keeps them cool in the hot sun.<p>When you write a column called Weird Animal Question of the Week, it's inevitable that you get some smart-aleck inquiries. Recently someone asked me: "What happens when you put anti-wrinkle cream on an elephant?" (See National …

University of Washington

Muscle Building Foods That Are High In Protein

If you want to look fit and toned, your kitchen game has to be as strong as your game in the gym.<p>Pumping iron is important for muscle growth, but so …

7 SEO strategies to implement in 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) sounds a bit like rocket science. With the right combo of this widget and that module, add in time, subtract theory and maybe the equation will produce a solution better than the last.<p>Like most technology, what was applied last year in online marketing efforts may …

Ikea's new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessary

Are you interested in tying down your furniture to a technology "standard" that's far from standard? Then you might be interested in some new products that will be on sale at Ikea in North America and Europe this spring. The Swedish furniture company has partnered with the Wireless Power …

7 things Net neutrality won't do

When it comes to the new Net neutrality rules adopted yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission, people think either that US regulators have liberated the Internet from the shackles of oppressive broadband providers or that they've turned the Internet, and the industry built around it, …

Net Neutrality

Virtual reality is taking over the video game industry

When you look at the expansiveness of our games or the speed of our sports games, the likelihood of motion sickness goes up dramatically."<p>Blake Jorgensen, EA's chief financial officer

Virtual Reality

7 Creative Habits of Highly Successful People

See how Richard Branson, Jimi Hendrix, and Albert Einstein used empowering creative habits to become successful people, and learn how you can do it, …

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Listening to advice from these four experts will be the best time you spend this week.<p>Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up …

Entrepreneurship

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …