Paige Hinkle

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WriteThat.Name’s New Chrome Extension Updates Your Address Book Or CRM With Contact Info Found Online

After a little bit of a rough start, the automatic address book updating service WriteThat.Name has become one of my preferred “set it and forget it” tools for keeping things organized. Built by Paris-based Kwaga, WriteThat.Name is one of those under-the-radar technologies that doesn’t get a lot of …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

How One Restaurant Rewards Customers For Unplugging During Dinnertime (PHOTO)

At a time when smartphones have become as prevalent as napkins and forks at the dinner table, stashing them may be the key to a cheaper bill.<p>The Bedivere Eatery & Tavern in Lebanon is giving a 10 percent discount to patrons who surrender their mobile devices to the restaurant during their meal. The …

Eight inmates escape prison van in Oklahoma after driver leaves keys in ignition

Eight inmates — one of them sporting a teddy bear T-shirt — were back in custody Wednesday after they escaped in a prison van whose guards left them alone with the key in the ignition and the motor running, Oklahoma authorities said.<p>Eleven out-of-state inmates were being transported Tuesday …

Iowa law grants gun permits to the legally blind

Des Moines Register reports Iowa law doesn't allow sheriffs to deny permit to carry a gun in public based on physical ability<p>Some blind people are granted gun permits in one US state, and law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of it.<p>The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa law doesn't …

Nymi bracelet uses your heartbeat as a password

Forget eyes and fingerprints. The Nymi bracelet wants the future of biometric password protection to be your own unique cardiac rhythm.<p>Future authentication methods need to be a lot harder to hack. That's the idea behind the Nymi from startup Bionym. Instead of passwords, Nymi relies on your …

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Indian Baby Spontaneously Combusts

3 Ways To Save Psychotherapy

People have been turning away from psychotherapy in favor of medication for years, despite the evidence that therapy works. Here are a few tips for improving the industry's image.<p>The subtle art of lying on a therapist's couch is in rapid decline. Psychotherapy, the traditional one-on-one weekly …

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Science Confirms The Obvious: The Pull-Out Method Is Not Great For Avoiding Pregnancy

It's even worse for avoiding herpes.<p>Today in scientific studies that confirm the obvious, we have a paper from the Duke University Medical Center that led to this stellar Reuters headline: "'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies." Well, um, yeah.<p>Most current guides on contraception cite …

US trolls knock al-Qaeda off Twitter

An American author is claiming success in a call to arms against al-Qaeda fundamentalists using Twitter after his followers and thousands of others "trolled" an account that asked for suggestions on spreading the extremist message.<p>JM Berger, who tweets as @intelwire, is a keen follower of the …

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Budweiser is most popular beer among injured ER patients, pilot study says

Many people who end their Friday or Saturday nights in a hospital emergency room have been drinking alcohol. In fact, public health experts estimate that about one-third of all injury-related ER visits involved alcohol consumption.<p>But what, exactly, are people drinking? What types of alcohol and …

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Psychology's answer to trolling and online abuse

If the 'sleep of reason produces monsters' then psychological science offers the tools to awaken it<p>Do we each harbour a dark passenger? A malevolent psychopath? A fragile narcissist? Contrary to popular belief, decades of psychological research shows that anyone is capable of aggression, cruelty …

What Twins Reveal About The Science Of Faith

Studies of twins suggest that faith is influenced by genes.<p>I am frequently asked by journalists to recall the most surprising finding of our twin studies. The study of religion and belief in God is the one that always comes to mind, and the results are not easily accepted by many people. Most …

How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers

<i>Ed</i><i>itor's Note: Medium has since changed the way it runs the organization as it's scaled. You can read about how they're approaching manag</i><i>ement now</i> …

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Don't Sleep With Mean People

A finalist in the Rockethub-Popular Science #CrowdGrant challenge hopes to put an end to meanness—with sex.<p>A finalist in the <i>Popular Science</i> #CrowdGrant Challenge is stirring up trouble on the internet. Baba Brinkman, a "Canadian rap artist, writer, actor, and tree planter" based in New York City is …

New Evidence: When Did Humanity's Last Common Male And Female Ancestors Live?

Sadly, Adam and Eve probably didn't date each other.<p>Hundreds of thousands of years ago—when people still lived in small hunter-gatherer bands, when it's not even clear they were totally anatomically modern (though they probably were)—something happened in the human genome.<p>Somewhere in Africa, a man …

Did 'Fifty Shades' Make Handcuffs More Popular? British Firefighters Think So

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> may be contributing to the rise in the number of people calling emergency …

FYI: How Long Would It Take Piranhas To Eat A Person?

Is the fish's deadly rep justified?<p>After a trip to the Amazon jungle, President Teddy Roosevelt famously reported seeing a pack of piranhas devour a cow in a few minutes. It must have been a very large school of fish—or a very small cow. According to Ray Owczarzak, assistant curator of fishes at …

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San Francisco foodies steal the best restaurant reservations using coding skills

It should be easier than ever to book a reservation for date night thanks to websites like OpenTable and Urbanspoon. But in San Francisco, a number of food aficionados and coders have apparently used their technical skills to grab the best tables all for themselves. Diogo Mónica, who works as an …

D.C.'s Worst-Smelling Plant Has Blossomed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Attention, D.C. metro area: run, don't walk, to the U.S. Botanic Gardens, where our nation's "corpse …

A scientist's view: equality, feminism and men's rights

The world is against men. This week a man was turned away from Legoland for not having a child, apparently to protect the families and children that …

NTSB Intern Fired After KTVU Reported Fake, Racist Names

ascript" src="'+src_url+'">');<p>The NTSB intern who confirmed the fake, racist names of the Asiana Flight 214 pilots to a Bay Area television station has been fired.<p>BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski reported the news on Twitter on Monday. KTVU came under fire on Friday when it falsely reported the names of …

PayPal: Galactic Currency Coming Soon for Space Travelers

The commercialization of space is now a reality. Virgin Galactic will launch its first commercial flight this year. A space hotel is set to be …

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