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Has ‘wellness’ become a dangerous ideology?

Wellness is prized these days. We want to balance our work and life, ensuring a healthy lifestyle. We try to carve out time for exercise, avoid fatty foods, and shun smoking (and smokers). Positivity is considered a virtue.<p>But Stockholm Business School professor Carl Cederstrom believes we have …

Lexus Unveils Its Working Hoverboard

At the only skatepark where it works<p>Lexus just unveiled what is by all appearances a working hoverboard. This concept was teased about way back in June. Every story about it comes with an obligatory reference to <i>Back To The Future Part II</i>, that 1989 film set in the distant and far-off future of …

Theme Building: Incredible DIY Projects for Summer

Inspired by the season, a grill built from a V8 engine, a lawnmower powered by the sun, and setting off fireworks remotely<p>Self-described "Mr. Fix-It" Trent Whatley was tired of having to replace parts of his gas grill every year, so he decided to build a brand-new one out of a V8 engine from an old …

SpaceX announces Hyperloop pod-race competition

Elon Musk, the man behind the futuristic spaceflight company SpaceX, the futuristic electric car company Tesla and, er, the payment company PayPal, is ramping up the focus on his third futuristic transportation obsession: the Hyperloop.<p>Musk is setting up a competition to design a passenger pod to …

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Seven deadly mistakes that destroy employee motivation

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Don is the CEO of a family-run business. His entrepreneurial …

Chinese tech exec spends $100M to create Star Trek-inspired offices

A Chinese technology executive who sits on the board of search giant Baidu has built an office block in the shape of <i>Star Trek</i>'s USS Enterprise. The building, which can be seen in the aerial footage below, will function as office space for Chinese game developer NetDragon Websoft, reports <i>The Wall</i> …

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Your Windshield

A holographic heads-up display ships later this year<p>There are heads-up displays out there already that project things like speed or turn-by-turn directions on the windshield. Some of them come directly from the manufacturer, some of them are aftermarket add-ons, but none of them incorporate …

Surprise birth on Air Canada flight detailed by shocked B.C. parents

The B.C. parents of baby Chloe, who was born last weekend on an Air Canada flight to Japan, are recovering from the shock of their surprise …

20 of the funniest Polish phrases (and how to use them)

1. A Pole won’t tell you to get lost.<p>They’ll tell you to “stuff yourself with hay” (<i>wypchać się sianem</i>).<p>2. Poles don’t snack.<p>They “take something on …

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Going Clear: A clear-eyed, in-depth view of Scientology and its influence

The most interesting character in Alex Gibney's busy new documentary exposé about Scientology is the movement's late founder, L. Ron Hubbard, the prolific science-fiction writer (more than 1,000 books), who invented a religion that became a $3-billion business.<p>Seen in archival clips, monologuing in …

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

How to quit your job like a pro

Steven Feiner was 21, just weeks into his first post-university job working with fabled IBM as a technology consultant, when the New York native realized he would have to resign. An unexpected offer came from a strategy consulting firm, his dream job, and even though his friends and family were …

This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Has Spent $300,000 On 'Smart Drugs'

Founders like Dave Asprey, a 41-year-old Californian, chug fistfuls of pills every morning in the hopes that these supplements will give them a competitive edge in an already competitive market, reports CNN.<p>The drug cocktail Asprey takes is a mix of "smart drugs" meant to increase brain function …

How driverless vehicles will change everything

As the possibility of driverless cars becomes real, with companies such as Google, Audi and Mercedes-Benz getting in gear, researchers are already examining their future impact and are asking if we need to plan our cities more carefully.<p>The Conference Board of Canada is projecting that fleets of …

Business leaders warned about 'staggering' global wealth gap

Business leaders and politicians land in the posh Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland, this week where global inequality and what to do about it will dominate discussions.<p>They meet as a new Oxfam report says that the richest 80 people in the world now have the same amount of wealth as the bottom 3.5 …

How to use Facebook with keyboard shortcuts

Even though one-third of Facebook users only use the service on their mobile device, the website is still the main way to access many functions and features. Because the social network was first built for the desktop web, it has certain tools that simply don’t translate to mobile, such as keyboard …

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Elon Musk wants to build a new Internet from space

The Hyperloop is nothing. Elon Musk, the man behind the high-speed train experiment, now conceives of an interplanetary Internet, according to a new report.<p>Musk is expected to talk tonight about new plans to deploy satellites that could connect lots and lots of people with a low-cost Internet,</i> …

You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now

From Wolfenstein 3D to Prince of Persia, all in your browser<p>The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming library even bigger: starting now you can …

8 Apps Boomers Need Right Now

In an effort to better serve her non-paying clientele, Life in the Boomer Lane has made an exhaustive, as well as exhausting, survey of some of the 10 billion apps that are now available on smartphones that enable people to live healthier, more stress-free lives. This research was done between the …

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

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This Bullet Can Change Direction in Midair

DARPA is researching the bullet, aimed at taking out snipers<p>The Department of Defense is testing a bullet that can change direction in mid-air, though the details of how are being kept under wraps.<p>The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) is designed to be able to penetrate buildings and other …

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Your search history's got nothing on this

In addition to dealing with symmetrical book stacking and full-torso apparitions in basements, New York's librarians have had to field some <i>pretty</i> crazy questions in their day. Case in point: "What percentage of all bathtubs in the world are in the US?" As <i>Gothamist</i> tells it, the book-lender recently …

There Are Signs That Someone Has Launched A Cyberattack Against North Korea

North Korea appears to be suffering from a cyberattack that has brought down the country's internet connection.<p>North Korea Tech is reporting, via Vox, that there were frequent outages on North Korea's internet network over the weekend.<p>This chart from Dyn Research shows that North Korean websites …

Google Has Buried Some Little-Known Tricks In Hangouts That Will Liven Up Your Chats

There are a few fun tricks hidden inside Hangouts, Google's chat product.<p>Everyone using Hangouts has access to a bunch of emoji, but you can shock your friends my making a few unlisted animations appear if you know the secrets:<p>Try typing "LMAO," "happy birthday," or "woot:"<p>Here's one to break out …

Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland

The right conditions make for strange lily-pad formations.<p>Strange-looking formations that resemble frozen lily pads have appeared this week on Scotland's River Dee, drawing Internet attention from around the world. Called "ice pancakes" or "pancake ice," the natural formations occur when conditions …