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How to Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Out of Your Future

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes start as early as your 30s or 40s—but research has unlocked four key strategies that boost your brain power, especially if you start doing them now.<p>If you were taught that you’re born with all the brain cells you’ll ever get and it’s all downhill from there, it’s …

The Brain

New documentary tells the story of a man who had sex with a dolphin

Malcolm Brenner will never forget where he met the greatest love of his life: in an aquatic pen. As she slowly swam around his feet, Brenner couldn’t …

The 8 best vintage speakers for your turntable set-up

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Audiophile

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

The 20 best apps to improve your smartphone

Whether you want an alarm that syncs with your body clock or a to-do list you can speak to, these are the apps you’ll need to make your smartphone smarter<p>The latest generation of smartphones comes with a panoply of apps to get you started, from email and photography to navigation, weather and …

Apps

How to turn any song into a ringtone with GarageBand for iOS

There are very few iOS tasks that still require a Mac. One of those is getting your own ringtones onto your iPhone. You can buy them, but you can’t add a downloaded ringtone onto your iPhone without hooking up to iTunes. Or can you? GarageBand on iOS lets you save your own creations as ringtones, …

Music Production

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

27 books that can change your life forever

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move …

Apple iPhone X review: This changes everything

The iPhone, reborn<p>The iPhone X changes everything.<br>But the future is in good hands.<p>The iPhone, reborn<p>The iPhone X changes everything.<br>But the future is …

Top iOS 11 Tips & Tricks

Thanks to iOS 11, your iPhone and iPad just got a lot more powerful. With each new release, Apple focuses on improving old features as well as delivering new ones. So whether you’re looking to kickstart your productivity by scanning documents in the Notes app or train yourself to be a safer driver …

For Those With Autism, Eye Contact Isn't Just Weird, It's Distressing

"It burns."<p>For many people with autism, avoiding eye contact isn't a sign that they don't care – instead, it's a response to a deeply uncomfortable …

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Typography

How to Take a Pot Vacation Without Getting Arrested

How much you can buy, and where you can smoke it.<p>"Once you have your purple mountains in, we're going to add the blue ones," Puff, Pass & Paint founder Heidi Keyes tells a group of 20 students. Each is armed with his or her own canvass, paint brush, acrylic paints, and—it goes without …

5 Need to Know Picasso Paintings

Creating over 1,880 paintings over the course of his lifetime, Pablo Picasso produced no shortage of masterpieces. Here are 5 essential paintings worth understanding by Picasso:<p>1. Girl Before a Mirror<p>Picasso painted <i>Girl Before A Mirror</i> during his cubism period in March 1932. The young girl was …

Art

How to grow garlic: advice from the RHS

September is not too early to be thinking about next summer’s garlic crop. Garden centres stock a few varieties, but there is an increasing range available. Order early from a specialist supplier such as thegarlicfarm.co.uk to ensure top-quality seed garlic.<p>Garlic is easy to grow but needs a period …

Scientists are working on new technology that could beam unlimited energy to Earth from space

Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to everyone without poisoning the Earth with atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and …

Clean Energy

Paris Review - W. H. Auden, The Art of Poetry No. 17

Interviewed by Michael Newman<p>Issue 57, Spring 1974<p>AUDEN<p>What’s that again?<p>INTERVIEWER<p>I wondered which living writer you would say has served as the prime protector of the integrity of our English tongue . . . ?<p>AUDEN<p>Why, me, of course!<p><i>—Conversation, Autumn 1972</i><p>He was sitting beneath two direct white …

Paris Review - Les Murray, The Art of Poetry No. 89

© Valerie Murray<p>The dairy farm at Bunyah where Les Murray grew up is located between Forster and Gloucester in the Manning River area of New South Wales; or—to adopt the Aboriginal names—it lies between the districts of Coolongolook and Bucca Wauka. According to one of his most moving poems, "The …

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

Picture of the Day: Warhol Revisited

WARHOL REVISITED<p>Photograph by <b>LINDSEY WOHLMAN</b> <br>Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram<p>Artist and photographer Lindsey Wohlman reimagines Andy Warhol’s …