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This Is What Stress Physically Feels Like

Can we all just release a collective sigh over how <i>annoying</i> stress is?<p>Beyond the inconvenience of feeling stressed out, regular bouts of anxiety can seriously mess with your health. Persistant, daily stress can lead to increased risk of chronic diseases, heart problems and changes in the brain. …

Chronic Disease

A better night's sleep is all in your head

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep?<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 50 million to 70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, …

Sleep

Career 2.0 Gamification of a Career - GWC Talk - Gamified UK - #Gamification Expert

To start this week off, a written version of my presentation at Gamification World Congress earlier this year. There will be another post later this …

How Climate Change is Transforming Food Culture in Greenland

The town of Ilulissat, with the icebergs of Disko Bay behind it.

Here Are the Best Movies of 2015 So Far

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Swinging Sixties London: photography in the Capital of Cool - Telegraph

Photographers

Wes Anderson’s insane attention to detail

In 2012 graphic designer Annie Atkins found herself perched on top of a mountain for the German winter. Which was fine – she was, after all, on the majestic set of Wes Anderson's <i>The Grand Budapest</i> <i>Hotel.</i> Literally thrown in head first, Atkins had a week between 'the phone call' from Anderson's team …

Die Hard

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Atlas, the new home for charts and data

Today we are thrilled to launch Atlas, a new platform for discovering and sharing great charts. You can find it at atlas.qz.com.<p>This is a big step forward for Quartz and, we hope, all of you. Atlas deepens our journalism by offering readers better access to the data and visualizations in so many of …

Data Visualization

Adafruit tutorial turns your Raspberry Pi into an ad-blocking WiFi access point

Ads can be a buzzkill, especially when they're so pervasive they become distractions. Luckily, Adafruit has a new tutorial that turns your Raspbery Pi into a WiFi access point that doubles as a mighty ad-blocking machine for any device -- be it an iPad or an Xbox -- that connects to it. All you …

Amp up your iPhone photography with this add-on

We rely on our iPhone for so many facets of our life, but as a camera it has become a disruptive force in the photography world. The “Shot with an iPhone 6” advertising campaign is likely making traditional camera companies shutter – pun intended – as sales of consumer cameras continue to fall.<p>It’s …

Mobile Photography