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14 Dos and Don'ts to Being a Good Facebook Friend

Friendship comes with a set of rules. It's practically required to treat your friend to a fun night out after her bad breakup, "lend" her a few bucks …

People who play video games are less able to control impulsive aggressive behaviour, reveals a new study.

People who play video games are less able to control impulsive aggressive behaviour, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found video games boost visual attention, but reduce impulse control.<p>A person playing a first-person shooter video game, such as Halo or Unreal Tournament, must make decisions …

With zero coding experience, artist building 180 webpages in 180 days

"Learning by doing" is taken to the extreme by novice programmer.<p>117 days ago, having never done any programming in her life, Jennifer Dewalt built …

Hands-on with the Leap Motion Controller: Cool, but frustrating as hell

Hotly anticipated gesture-recognizing device doesn't quite do it for us yet.<p>I've spent about two days with the Leap Motion Controller, a Kinect-like …

Terms and Conditions: A movie about privacy policies you’ll actually want to watch

An 80-minute documentary makes the case for data access and privacy rights.<p>Watching <i>Terms and Conditions May Apply</i> (<i>TACMA</i>) is sort of like watching …

Projected climate change moves much faster than land vertebrates have evolved

Species that survive future warming probably won’t do it by evolving.<p>The only constant is change. Over geologic time, it’s as true of Earth’s climate …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

'Runaway greenhouse' easier to trigger on Earth than thought, study says

Science News<p>It's plausible that conditions on Earth could get so hot and steamy that the oceans entirely evaporate and render the planet inhospitable to life, according to new calculations that suggest this so-called runaway greenhouse is easier to initiate than previously believed.<p>"We could go …

GOP skeptics muddle energy push

Republican strategists have laid out an aggressive game plan for seizing the high ground on energy during the August recess: talk about gas prices and jobs, jobs, jobs.<p>But some Republicans are straying from the script, spouting off instead about the Book of Genesis, claims about scientific …

Even Fewer Twentysomethings Have Full-Time Jobs Than Last Year

The availability of full-time jobs and the benefits associated with them form the foundation of the American middle class. Full-time employment provides the financial security needed to support families. It provides the financial stability for Americans to achieve homeownership. It provides the …

Demographics

4 in 5 in USA face near-poverty, no work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.<p>Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized …

500px Integrates MapBox To Help Users Find Shots Taken Nearby

Photo sharing platform 500px has integrated MapBox maps across its site over the last couple of days, giving users a better idea of where their newly discovered or all time favorite shots were taken.<p>Users will notice that on individual photo pages, a new Location tab is highlighted alongside the …

Why Summer Makes Us So Unproductive

The dog days take a bite out of your workflow. Science is here to explain why that is.<p>Do you have the feeling that summer is your least productive season? As Maria Konnikova reports in the <i>New Yorker</i>, it may just be a part of human nature. And the nature of heat.<p>“Our brains do, figuratively, wilt,” …

5 Common Mistakes That Will Ensure Your Resume Gets Tossed

Here’s a prediction: If your résumé feels boring, stilted, and borrowed, no one’s going to want to hire you.<p>Recruiters look at a résumé for six seconds. So how do you stand out from the crowd, aside from awesome design?<p>By avoiding threadbare phrases like “stand out from the crowd,” as David Mielach …

Beyond Excel: Grid Is A Spreadsheet Built For Tablet Life

A Microsoft designer behind apps like Excel has built a spreadsheet app for the touch-screen era.<p>One weekend, Josh Leong was stuck at home during a “low point in video games.” He may have just cleaned or caught up on Netflix, but Leong was a designer at Microsoft working on apps like Excel, Word, …

LA schools plan to give free iPads to 640,000 students by 2014

After announcing a $30 million deal with Apple last month, the Los Angeles Unified School District said that the pilot program of 31,000 iPads would …

Microsoft announces ‘buy one give one’ program for back to school deal

We wrote earlier this summer about Chip In, Microsoft’s program to help students buy a new PC by creating a crowdfunding page for it and hounding …

Jive CEO declares that Yammer is ‘dead,’ says Microsoft is where ‘innovation goes to die’

Yammer may have received a $1.2 billion price tag from Microsoft last year. But, as far as Jive CEO Tony Zingale sees it, the business-oriented …

Meet Taco: A productivity app that helps developers stay in the zone

As Troy Davis continued to build out his hosted log management business PaperTrail, he began to go a little crazy. With so many jobs to accomplish …

How I Learned To Get The Most Out Of Every Week’s 168 Hours

Would you rather flip through a Pottery Barn catalog or train for and run a half-marathon? The secret to time management is all about priorities.<p>I’ve always loved the phrase “the truth will set you free.”<p>While I’ll admit that objectivity is hard to achieve, when you face reality as head on as …

For Instagram Addicts!

Love your Instagrams?! Well, now there’s an entirely new way to show off your mad photo skills. Send up to 9 of your favorites to Projecteo and …

Print-a-Beemer

What’s most stunning about the BMW i-3/60° isn’t its futuristic yet viable appearance. It’s what’s inside! The vehicle’s construction consists of …

New MIT software makes it easier to design complex 3D printed objects

Most consumer 3D printers print in hard plastic. That’s suitable for creating cups and little figurines, but many objects can’t be printed because …

A Digital Life: The good, bad and gross of online grocery shopping

When I moved to New York City seven years ago, one of the first shocks was the grocery stores. I grew up in Connecticut, land of clean, well-lit Stop …

Building a business on OpenStreetMap data? OpenCage Data wants to make that easier

OpenStreetMap is a fascinating phenomenon. The eight-year-old crowdsourced geodata project is powering mapping apps (Skobbler and, in places, Apple(s …

Thanks to smartphones, Amazon is softly killing retail shopping and is better at it than Google

The smartphone revolution has proved to be quite a disruptor. While it has opened new opportuities for many new startups, it has brought whole new …

Company that wants to be an “online Harvard” finds path to accreditation

Minerva Project, a startup aspiring to build an online Ivy League-caliber university from scratch, just checked a major item off its to-do list. On …