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I got up at 4:30 a.m. for 2 weeks — here's what I learned

Early mornings are always associated with successful people. My guess is it's something to do with the saying "time is money," because while regular people are still sleeping in their beds, Successful People are already up and at 'em, running companies and empires, hanging out on their private …

Michelle Obama

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

In the age of the helicopter parent, why I gave my teens almost total control

My teenagers call me a bunny mom. Let me explain. We live in an affluent suburb with high-performing public schools, and many of our kids’ friends have tiger moms and helicopter dads who heavily police their children’s schoolwork, music practice, and extracurriculars in the hope that their …

Parenting

This year’s awful flu season, mapped

It’s still not too late to get a flu shot.<p>Flu is everywhere in America right now. If you’re not sick, there’s a good chance some of your friends, family members, or colleagues are.<p>Just look at how 2017 compares to the past two years in this GIF showing levels of flu activity — from sporadic to …

Public Health

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

The Bad News on ‘Good’ Girls

At a backyard barbecue when I was about 10, my little sister and I overheard my dad talking to another father. “You know, I think if they were boys, I would probably let them play a little farther down the street,” my feminist-minded dad said, in a moment of father-bonding frankness. My sister and …

The Last of the Iron Lungs

Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out …

Public Health

Here's What You'll Need To Pull Off Fast Charging On The IPhone X

Gizmodo<p>One of Apple's big new features for the iPhone X (and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus) is wireless charging, but if you care more about speed than …

IPhone X

This Dad Built His Daughters the Most Incredible Backyard Playhouse

Even grownups would enjoy hanging out here.<p>A quick glimpse at the photo above — of a little home with a large porch, rustic front door, and hanging planters — may lead you to believe it's someone's full-time residence, but it's actually the most impressive backyard playhouse we've ever seen.<p>Adam …

In the future, your body won’t be buried... you’ll dissolve

The Resomator stands monolithic in the corner of a room in the bowels of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It's as sterile as a …

Camp Pendleton

What If Mike Pence Becomes President? | GQ

Mike Pence—who’s quietly launched his own PAC and already begun glad-handing big dollar donors—is shocked (shocked!) by the rumors that he might be laying the groundwork for his own presidency. Fake news, he calls it. But while the veep doth protest, Republicans are already imagining the outlines …

Donald Trump

The Rock Is Still Scheming in the Ballers Season Three Trailer

The Dwayne Johnson-led HBO series returns July 23.<p>When we last left Dwayne Johnson’s Spencer Strasmore—the former NFL player-turned-financial advisor—he was giving an impassioned speech to NFL rookies on the heels of a drug-and-alcohol fueled bender that included one lit-ass party at an Ohio strip …

Dwayne Johnson

Apple Leaks Suddenly Explain iPhone 8 Design

Apple is radically altering the iPhone. Having spent years iterating the original iPhone design, the 10th anniversary ‘iPhone 8’ will change everything – as two new (and highly credible) leaks have now confirmed…<p>Long time leak superstar Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) delivers the first. Having …

Mobile Technology

Mom Encourages Parents To Be In More Photos In Heartfelt Post

"My mom passed away when I was 20 years old. All I have are pictures."<p>After seeing how few photos she had that included her and her kids, a mom has shared her plea for parents to capture more memories with their families.<p>Blogger Cyndy Gatewood, a mom of three who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, …

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

Crowd Funding

Here's how to add a microSD card slot to your iPhone or iPad

Tired of paying Apple big bucks for extra storage when Android users get to enjoy a microSD card slot? Here how you can add a microSD card slot to …

Satechi Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter for 2016 MacBook Pro 13” and 15

CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It.

At 3:58 on a recent Wednesday afternoon in Washington, CNN’s largest control room was mostly empty but for a handful of producers hunched over control panels and, hovering behind them, a short, barrel-shaped, restless-looking man in a dark pinstriped suit and open white dress shirt: the president …

The Best New Apple Watch Features In watchOS 3.2: Should You Upgrade?

The latest Apple Watch update, called watchOS 3.2, is now available to download to Watches. So, Apple Watch wearers, should you upgrade?<p>Well, first of all, please note that like the iOS 10.3 update, this is not a quick process. I didn’t time it exactly – after all, I use my Watch to do things like …

Smartwatches
Donald Trump

The American Dream, Quantified at Last

The phrase “American dream” was invented during the Great Depression. It comes from a popular 1931 book by the historian James Truslow Adams, who defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone.”<p>In the decades that followed, the dream became a …

Donald Trump

Reforming Electoral College Essential To Saving Democracy

Election day was sunny in Brooklyn. I rode my bike to the public school in Carroll Gardens where I vote. The line snaked out the door. Inside, the gymnasium was packed with voters, poll workers and machines. I was smiling, sensing that a majority of voters in this corner of America were probably …

Presidential Candidates, Tax Returns And Trump

Americans expect presidential candidates to be transparent when it comes to disclosing tax returns from years' past. However, the expectation that candidates will be forthcoming with their personal financial information is a fairly recent phenomenon. Individual income tax returns - including those …

Why Trump Calls for Racial Profiling After Attacks

GOP nominee has history of jumping to dangerous conclusions – most recently after the New York bombing<p>On Saturday evening around 8:30, a blast …

Donald Trump

Here Are TIME's Most Anticipated Movies of Fall 2016

<i>American Honey</i>, Sept. 30<p>The image that comes to mind when most people hear the word “millennial” is a far cry from the portrait British filmmaker …