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MIT study says robot overlords could make for happier human workers

New research from MIT reckons that robots controlling human tasks in manufacturing is not only more efficient than flesh-and-blood middle-management, but <i>preferred</i> by people that do the work too. Automation in the manufacturing process has been around for decades, but the new study aimed to seek out …

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Exercise 1 Kickstand single-leg squats<p>Balance on one foot with your hovering leg bent, toe pointing toward the ground <b>(A)</b>. Lean forward slightly, then bend your standing leg as deeply as you can, but so you can still see your toes beyond your knee; the back leg can come down so your toe touches the …

Workouts

The App Will See You Now: Better Puts Health Care in Your Pocket

Better offers 24/7 access to the Mayo Clinic's expertise, but arrives in a crowded space.<p>The latest take on telemedicine in the age of apps will launch Wednesday morning, as Better premiers in Apple’s App Store.<p>The Palo Alto, Calif., startup of the same name has partnered with the Mayo Clinic to …

Sorry, Oprah: Samsung Goes With Amazon for New Book Club

A souped-up version of the Kindle App gives Galaxy owners 12 free e-books a year.<p>Samsung announced Wednesday a partnership with Amazon to create a custom version of Kindle for its phones and tablets.<p>While the Kindle app, of course, already works on Android devices, Galaxy owners will get a big perk …

Knowing true age of your heart key to curbing lifetime heart disease risk

Understanding the true age of your heart is key to curbing the lifetime risk of developing—and dying from—heart disease, say new consensus …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony

Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food. Few things are more frustrating than being a garden lover trapped in a teeny-tiny …

Gardening

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Body Language

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

7 Essentials Fashion Editors Buy in Bulk

These are the pieces that have us saying, "I'll take one in every color," season after season.<p>These are the pieces that have us saying, "I'll take one in every color," season after season.

Clothing

Indoor S'mores

It seems like this winter won't end. If the polar vortex swoops down one more time, I'm moving to the tropics.<p>After the winter we've had this year, I am vowing to never take spring for granted again. I will celebrate the arrival of spring with grandeur. I will bask in the sun, spend lots of time …

5 Ways a Designer Stretches a Budget

How Meg Braff redid a Palm Beach home.<p>Designer Meg Braff kept to her client's budget when she decorated this Palm Beach house for a snappy, 'with it' mom of three. The decorator shares her decorating advice.

A Traditional Tudor House Gets a Youthful, Vivid Update

Sunshine and color breathe life into a young family's home.<p>Sunshine and color breathe life into a young family's suburban Tudor in Rye, New York. Designer Sara Gilbane filled the traditional space, originally built in 1919, with nature motifs and jewel-tones hues.

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

23 Next-Level Ways To Make Baked Brie

Sorry if these are a little cheesy.

20 Recipes That Won Pinterest In 2013

These were the things we all aspired to eat in 2013, according to Pinterest.

Cooking

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Discover The Ultimate Sauce For Seafood | Men's Health

Cocktail sauce is little more than ketchup and horseradish. When paired up with seafood, it often tastes too sweet and beats up on the subtle flavors of fish or shellfish.<p>Tartar sauce, a mixture of mayo and pickle relish, has the opposite problem. It’s usually too demure to handle the breaded and …

North Moulton Barn, Alternate View

Heirloom Tomato Pie from Alex Hitz

Now is the season for truly delicious tomatoes — in every variety. And this pie recipe lets you revel in all their juicy glory.<p>I won't insult your intelligence by gushing on about the glories of late-summer tomatoes. I know you get it. But these days, we're all so accustomed to eating tomatoes …

Baking

Robert's Refinements: How To Add Depth To A Room

ELLE DECOR Interiors Editor Robert Rufino knows style. Each week he gives his expert opinion on how to elevate a reader-submitted room to ED status<p>ELLE DECOR reader Roxy Owens of Society Social bravely and generously offered up a photo of her living room for the first edition of Robert's …

Home Decorating

Clotilde Dusoulier's Strawberry Tartlets with Breton Butter Crust

<i>All week long, Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini will be sharing recipes from her latest, The French Market Cookbook, answering our questions, and giving away copies of her book to a few lucky readers. With her as our guest editor, we're feeling slightly more French -- and significantly</i> …

Baking

The 75-Year Study That Found The Secrets To A Fulfilling Life

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in …

55 Inspiring Pathway Ideas For A Beautiful Home Garden

The garden pathway is a must-have not only because it enriches the landscape and make the décor more beautiful but also for practical reasons. At its …

Why Ruminating is Unhealthy and How to Stop

Ruminating is like a record that’s stuck and keeps repeating the same lyrics. It’s replaying an argument with a friend in your mind. It’s retracing …