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These are the best Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi might not be well known in the West, but it’s popular in many Asian countries. It was the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share in China last year, according to <i>Counterpoint</i><i>.</i> It beat Apple by one percentage point. Xiaomi is doing even better in India, where it overtook …

Why Couples Fight More When They're Having Less Sex

Hormones are only part of the story.<p>It's probably happened to you: You're in a relationship, the sex is great, and then—for one reason or another—it dries up. You're probably understanding at first; maybe your partner's been stressed at work. But then you start getting a little upset. Resentful. …

Put down that Galaxy! You don’t need to pay $650+ for a fancy phone

For years, companies like Apple and Samsung got away with charging absurdly high prices for their flagship smartphones. Nobody batted an eye. Carrier …

Mobile Technology

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Khodorkovsky considers seeking UK asylum

Russian opposition leader Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he is considering applying for asylum in the UK after Russia issued a warrant for his arrest. …

Mind your manners, Lewis Hamilton!

As the Queen tells Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton to mind his manners at dinner, Oliver Pritchett considers other points of table etiquette<p>The <b>Queen recently gave Lewis Hamilton a lesson in dinner party etiquette</b>, explaining that he should kick off by holding a conversation with the person …

10 Mini Productivity Hacks To Ease Your Life

NHS endorses Sleepio app for alleviating anxiety and depression

Digital sleep programme Sleepio aids recovery not only from insomnia, but from depression and anxiety according to an informal NHS study.<p>Sleepio was …

Giorgio Chiellini injury can help Juventus do Italian job on Lionel Messi

While the rest of the world gawped, Giorgio Chiellini simply shrugged. Leo Messi had scored an outrageous goal during Barcelona’s Copa del Rey triumph over Athletic Bilbao, dribbling past four opponents – one of them twice – before sweeping the ball in at the near post. But when the feat was …

Soccer

Samsung taking potshots at iPhone again with “6 Is Greater Than 6” ads

Samsung’s rise to the top of the smartphone industry was thanks, in no small part, to very smart marketing. Especially in the United States, Samsung effectively portrayed its flagships as the hip alternatives to Apple’s boring old iPhones. The “Next Big Thing” campaign was so successful that in …

The 50 most offensive ways to breach office etiquette

In a bid to find out what really winds up the British workforce, online gaming site MobileSlots.com has revealed the 50 biggest office blunders, …

Personal Hygiene

Smartphone Etiquette

Disclaimer: This is likely to morph into a full-blown rant. And that’s fine, because some subjects are worthy of such. Vitriol, when well directed, is effective. With that said, pardon my French.<p>Holy sh*t, society is crumbling.<p>Allow me to give that seemingly overblown statement some context. This …

Jesus

10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, employees value many things more than the amount of money they're being paid. If they're treated right, employees will not only work for less, they'll be happier and more productive as they do so.<p>Based upon hundreds of conversations I've had about bosses and jobs, here's …

Free Android apps connect to thousands of tracking and ad URLs, research shows

The average free Android app silently connects to more than 100 different web addresses to serve adverts and track users, according to a paper from French research institute Eurecom.<p>The worst offenders found on the Google Play store connect to orders of magnitude of up to 20 times more sites. One …

Apps

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

‘But You Never Said...’ Why Couples Remember Differently

The root of many arguments, memory is affected by mood and emotions<p>Carrie Aulenbacher remembers the conversation clearly: Her husband told her he wanted to buy an arcade machine he found on eBay. He said he’d been saving up for it as a birthday present to himself. The spouses sat at the kitchen …

Arcade Games

Here's the World’s Brightest Fabergé Egg

The giant 3D egg is so bright that it's visible even in daylight.<p>Thanks to Fabergé, the future of jeweled eggs has never looked so bright. For their pre-Easter campaign at Harrods, the iconic jewelry firm enlisted the JUSTSO creative agency and Projection Artworks to design an interactive, virtual …

21 remarkable new animal species that will freak you out (pictures)

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

The Compassionate Friends

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>The Compassionate …

7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

Avocados are, like, <b>so hot right now</b>. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with <b>avocado toast</b> while holding up its reputation as the <b>crowd-pleasing guac</b>. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat the most-Instagrammed food of our time.<p><b>1.</b> …

4 Goals Every Small-Business Owner Should Set in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether it’s saving more money, eating healthier or spending more time with family, now is a time for making changes to improve upon our happiness. This applies to businesses too.<p>As we settle into 2015, it’s the perfect time for …

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Women's Health

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

3 steps to a better work-life balance | Inc.com

For any entrepreneur with a business to grow, passion is a prerequisite. However, even something as important as passion needs to be counterbalanced. It may not seem intuitive when you're putting everything into getting your company off the ground, but in my career I have found that in order to be …

UFC 183 Bold Predictions: Is Anderson Silva a Suicide Mission for Nick Diaz?

Funny thing about these mixed weight "superfights."<p>They always sound great in theory.<p>Maybe when you're just spitballing ideas over a couple cold ones at the local watering hole, weight classes seem negotiable. Perhaps when you're trying to dream up a bestselling pay-per-view event on the whiteboard …

Ronda Rousey

Spain World Cup hopes in disarray as Madrid mess costs Lopetegui his job

The Basque coach was removed on Wednesday against the players' wishes and leaves La Roja in turmoil ahead of their opener against Portugal on Friday<p>Spain's World Cup preparations are in chaos. The president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, announced on Wednesday that coach …

Soccer

IMF sets June deadline for progress on governance reforms | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The IMF set a June deadline for making progress on reforms that would give emerging countries more say in how the world lender is run, an attempt to break a standoff created by U.S. failure to ratify the changes.<p>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF …