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Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Amazon is giving away over $100 worth of Android apps for free

From <i>9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Amazon has just kicked off a 2-day Android App sale that includes 30 different apps for free. These “essential” apps cover a range of categories including games, utilities, travel, finance, fitness and more. This sale is a great way to pad your app library without spending a …

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

But now it's time to grow up.<p>Lucky for you, Business Insider is here to help you by turning your smartphone into an even more useful sidekick.<p>Covering everything from getting organized to buying liquor, we've put together a list of the 17 apps that every gentleman needs in 2014.

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If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

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These Are The Pore-Clogging Ingredients To Look Out For

If you’re someone who struggles with acne, you're always on the lookout for certain products to keep your skin clear. Typically, that includes …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Worst Airplane Seat Ever

If you thought your coach-class seat was just a little too cozy, those armrests just a little too soft, then you're in luck. Flying could get even less comfortable than before.<p>News broke earlier this week that Airbus filed a patent for what might be the least comfortable airplane seat in the sky. …

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10 Models To Follow On Instagram

The best models to follow on Instagram<p>Ever wondered what it's like to be one of the world's top models? Stop wondering—just follow them on Instagram. The genetic lottery-winners are all too quick to share behind-the-scenes pictures from shoots on glamorous locations, their antics with celebrity …

Video: Here’s what’s new in iTunes 12, iOS 8 beta 4 & OS X Yosemite preview 4

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 8 beta 4 with a redesigned Control Center feature, OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4 with various interface tweaks, and a new iTunes 12 Mac app with a refreshed look and feel. Above is our video that takes a closer look at these various changes and enhancements.

FXX's Plans for The Simpsons Include a Marathon of Every Episode Ever and a Huge New App

Simpsons forever.<p>When a hit show makes its way to cable, it’s not often an especially exciting announcement on the news front – even though those …

4 Sky Events This Week: Saturn Stands While Meteors Fly

Changing Planet<p><b>Saturn, the t</b><b>rue “Lord of the Rings,” dominates the evening sky this week, while the summer’s first meteor shower gets under way.</b><p><b>Saturn at full stop.</b> On Monday, July 21, the ringed world will appear at a standstill in the sky, relative to the background stars in the zodiacal …

'Cannibal' nurse guilty of grooming underage girl

An NHS nurse has been found guilty of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl he had sexually groomed and promised to kill and eat in a case that began with a tipoff from the FBI.<p>Dale Bolinger, 58, sat in the dock with his head bowed was found guilty after a four-day trial at Canterbury crown court and …

Hans De Borst, MH17 Victim's Father, Pens Open-Letter 'Thanking' Putin For 'Murder Of My Dear And Only Child'

A Dutch father grieving the loss of his only child has penned a distraught open-letter to Vladimir Putin, detailing the life he envisioned for his …

MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

- Jul 21, 2014<p>If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile …

Why Are Scientists Building an "Ocean" in the Middle of a Desert?

They hope the scaled-down version of the Gulf of California will open doors to exciting new science and outreach opportunities.<p>If you build it, scientists and the public will come. That's the hope researchers are holding on to as they work to revive a defunct artificial ocean in the middle of the …

Snowden reports NSA employees intercept, share private nude photos

Edward Snowden is currently holed up in Russia, but the <i>Guardian</i> recently paid him a visit, and today published an interview today in which the former government contractor discussed numerous privacy violations, including the "routine enough" practice of intercepting nude photos shared privately …

The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. Watching one, two, even <i>three</i> more episodes of "Orange Is The New Black" before finally shutting down Netflix and calling it a night.<p>We all …

The Best Beauty and Makeup Apps

From virtually trying on makeup to appointing a hairstylist to your doorstep, these are the apps you'll want to make space for on that shiny new device.<p><b>1)</b> <b>GlamScout</b><p>The next time you go gaga over a gorgeous lip or smoky shadow look in your favorite magazine, snap a photo and upload it to Glamscout. …

Welcome to 'the Matrix': At FedEx's sorting hub, 1 night, 1.5M packages

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The blue lights are flashing, and that means the sort is going to start late.<p>The blue lights don't go on often. They flash only when lightning is detected within three miles of the Memphis International Airport, and when they do, everything stops. You can't have personnel "on the …

Night & Day

Project info<p>"Night & Day" is an ongoing series which captures the transition from day to night in various locations around the world. The photos are composed of numerous exposures shot at the same location over the course of the day, or sometimes over several days. The multiple day, dusk, and night …

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