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How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Great news for the lovelorn: Our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.<p>Ever worried about the toll your disastrous love …

Google’s Eric Schmidt explains the #1 email habit of the most effective people

Google’s Eric Schmidt outlines nine useful email tips he thinks define the most effective people in his new book, <i>How Google Works</i>.<p>But his number 1 tip is by far the most instructive:<p>“Respond quickly: There are people who can be relied upon to respond promptly to emails, and those who can’t. Strive …

BlackBerry’s Q2 2015 Results Fall Short, But CEO Chen Touts 200,000 Passport Sales

BlackBerry has missed expectations on revenue for Q2 2015, with $916 million in money coming in, which compares to $1.57 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts had predicted north of $940 million for the quarter. Expenses were down under Chen’s leadership, with R&D spend dropping from $360 …

How Facebook Can Predict Your Politics, Your Love Life, And Even Your Sister's Name

Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian: They’re just like us!<p>Oh sure — the reality TV stars inhabit a different universe than most Americans. But their <i>names</i> aren’t as unusual as you might think. If you have a brother or sister, you’re about 57% more likely to share his or her first initial than can be …

Google Launchpad, Search Engine Giant’s Startup Mentorship Program, Coming To India

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will mentor startups in India as part of its successful mentorship program called “Google Launchpad.” The search engine …

Sexting and porn part of everyday life for teenagers

Study into teenage attitudes to sex in the Internet age shows backlash against porn culture and rejection of free love – but sexting is part of everyday life for half<p>Sending sexually explicit pictures by mobile phone is now part of everyday life for almost half of teenagers, according to new …

India's forgotten solidarity with Palestine | US & Canada

In the face of troublingly muted international criticism of Israel's relentless recent assaults on the corralled civilian populace of Gaza, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) managed to pass a resolution to launch a probe into possible Israeli human rights violations.<p>The move flags …

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than 130,000 deaths would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain's 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily …

12 Ways To Make Your Mac Run Faster

A few years can take a noticeable toll on any computer, but luckily there are some tips and trips that can help bring it back up to speed.<p>Here are a few things to look out for that can make your overall Mac experience more smooth and efficient.

17 Lies "The Sims" Told Us About Real Life

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Ten Things You Didn't Know Google Now Could Do

Siri's not the only virtual assistant in town.<p>Apple’s Siri is not the only mobile virtual assistant in town. There’s Google Now for Android devices, Cortana for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and plenty of third-party “artificial intelligence” apps that try to make your mobile calendar or contact lists …

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's An iPhone! Why Evolution Makes Things Larger And Faster

Despite the title of Robert Bryce’s recent book, <i>Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper</i>, miniaturization is only one half of the story of technology—and of nature. Making components of things smaller, lighter and denser indeed enables the things composed of those parts to be faster, yes, but also …

Multiple Mobile Mind-Sets and User Personas in the Digital Age

Just who do you think you are?<p>As consumers, we’ve become very greedy. Mobile has given us the expectation that we can have it all, digital data on demand, wherever and whenever we want it. Tablet, smartphone, whatever, just connect me and make it work like a PC. If I want to shop at Macy’s, then I …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

Clean Bandit: the cool sound of classical crossover

Clean Bandit are the Cambridge graduates bringing classical sounds to the charts with hits like Rather Be. Thomas H Green met them<p>Clean Bandit, named for the literal translation of a standard Russian insult, are causing quite a stir in pop. Not only did the band’s last single, Rather Be, get to No …

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

Here's What It's Like To Intern At Apple

It would stand to reason that Apple's interns have some of the best jobs around.<p>When you're working for Apple, there's no such thing as busy work.<p>You get put on a real project, with real responsibilities, and have real impact on product outcomes," said Nate Sharpe on Quora, who worked on the iPod …

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These Gadgets And Apps Will Change The Way We Eat

These 11 gadgets and apps are all going to redefine our relationship with food in some way. Whether it's in the next few weeks, months, or years, these tools are bound to show up in your kitchen and change how you eat.

6 Lies She's Been Telling You Since You Met

See what she really means, and how to respond without wrecking your relationship<p>Just as you embellish your resumé to impress potential employers, you also fudge some personal details on a first date to boost your odds of scoring a second. Your girlfriend probably did this, too—and chances are, …

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<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>One of the greatest lessons of the past few months is that when building a SaaS company you shouldn’t overlook the soft data just because it’s not …

These Are The 11 Wealthiest Women In Tech

President Obama has even called on women to go into tech and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.<p>The tech community has finally realized it has a diversity problem. Google recently announced it would offer vouchers for coding lessons for women and minorities.<p>But …

Not all creepy: 3 important findings from Facebook's emotional experiments

Facebook is in hot water for manipulating user’s emotions for mass study that explored the contagious effects of positive and negative news stories. The Wall Street Journal reports that the well-publicized experiment was just the tip of the iceberg for Facebook’s fast research data science team. …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: OutSider and More

BeamIt<p>Inside<p>Makeup Genius<p>OutSider<p>Wikipedia<p>With the debut of Android L and Android Auto, as well as all the other news that came out of Google I/O …

How to Remove Scratches From Your Phone

Image: Mashable, Isar Chang<p>Whether it's from the car keys in your pocket or an accidental drop, our phones are bound to be victims of scratches and …