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The Trayvax Element is a minimalist wallet for the paranoid beer-lover

I went digging recently for another minimalist wallet and boy did I find one. My old one, two pieces of titanium attached with a rubber band, was getting too old and things were falling out. I did a quick hunt and found a few very flat minimalist wallets, but nothing that seemed to be rugged and …

Crowd Funding

The world’s best mesh Wi-Fi system now boosts any router you already have

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about mesh Wi-Fi systems even if you don’t already own one. These next-generation wireless internet solutions use a …

AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare

As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin predicts artificial intelligence (AI) won’t be a threat to American jobs over the next several decades, and still others opine on why he is wrong, both sides are missing an important point: No matter the pace of change as AI makes in-roads into the …

Detecting Trustworthy Domains

<i>We take the idea of truth very seriously here at Flipboard, and we’ve recently opened up about what that means for us — and how we act on it. First,</i> …

Actress Emma Thompson says Trump hit on her: 'I didn't know what to do with myself'

"I was doing a film called 'Primary Colors' with John Travolta in Hollywood," the two-time Oscar winner said on the show. "I was in my trailer and I had just been divorced ... So the phone rings in my trailer, which it's never done before ... I lift up the phone: 'Hi. It's Donald Trump here.' I …

You can now watch these declassified nuclear test movies on YouTube

They’re being digitized so they’re not lost forever<p>Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted over 200 nuclear tests up high in the atmosphere to learn about the power of nuclear weapons. The terrifying explosions were filmed from every possible angle and distance, and the movies — an …

Magic Mushrooms Are Helping Cancer Patients Deal With The Fear of Dying

A single dose works in a profound way.<p>Dinah Bazer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the spring of 2010. The Brooklyn resident, an ice skating …

Magic Mushrooms

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

America's top Google searches reveal just how confused the country is right now

If our parents or president can't provide the answers, Americans turn to Google.<p>After last night's historic upset, many people searched online for …

Elon Musk thinks universal income is answer to automation taking human jobs

Tech innovators in the self-driving car and AI industries talk a lot about how many human jobs will be innovated out of existence, but they rarely …

Universal Basic Income

Chord Studies: Slow Blues Progressions Vol. 1 - Brad Carlton

Nothing is quite as sweet and soulful as a slow blues. However, its not just about slowing down the tempo — chord voicings and the structure of the …

What Makes Gainesville So Punk?

A new book explores the sleepy college town that incubated talents like Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music.<p>This weekend, thousands of frat bros will leave the sleepy college town of Gainesville, Florida, while a comparable number of street punks, deep-pocketed music …

Michael Fassbender: ‘I was a bit of a worrywart. I’ve tried to work on that’

He does raw and repressed better than anyone, but off-screen the actor is learning how to relax. He talks old friends, forgiveness and on-screen nudity<p>Michael Fassbender is either one of the world’s most well-adjusted human beings, or the most brilliant liar. “I can lie pretty easily to …

Cool steamed aubergine with a garlicky dressing

Steaming brings out a gentle, unfamiliar side to a vegetable that is more commonly fried, baked or grilled, and, simple as they are, the seasonings taste sublime. Use Mediterranean aubergines or, if you can find them, the slender purple Chinese variety.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g aubergines<br>• 2 tbsp light soy …

Are You Always Tired? Science Says This Is Why

Despite getting the recommended six to eight hours of sleep every night, it’s not uncommon for a feeling of fatigue to hang over you like a cloud …

What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups

A new player has entered the enterprise productivity race. For decades, Microsoft reigned as the market leader in enterprise productivity — until Google pushed into the space with Google Apps. Now, with the acquisition of Quip, Salesforce is joining Microsoft and Google in the race.<p>The …

Startups

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Medicine

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, has said cryptocurrencies "definitely will come to a bad ending."<p>He was speaking in January on what's probably the highest profile financial-bubble suspect right now.<p>When he publishes his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, readers will be checking …

Hear Jimi Hendrix’s Electrifying First Band of Gypsys Performance

By the end of 1969, Jimi Hendrix had disbanded the Jimi Hendrix Experience, performed at Woodstock and assembled a new group, the short-lived Band of …

Guitar

What Fear Does to Your Brain - And How to Stop It

From our televisions to our political conversations, we are inundated with messages of fear. We feel more afraid of the world and our own neighbors …

Watch Michelle Obama’s Powerful Speech at DNC

Michelle Obama delivered a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday where the First Lady focused on the important role the next …

Hillary Clinton

My middle-age dread

Fortysomething blues? In this extract from her new book, Miranda Sawyer reflects on the existential puzzle of midlife<p>These are the facts. I am in my 40s. I have a job. I am married. We have children and a flat with no garden, and a mortgage and a fridge-freezer and a navy blue estate car. None of …

Middle Age

The Truth About These Major GMO Myths

When it comes to diet decisions, there are few things more divisive than the issue of genetically modified organisms, a.k.a. GMOs. These crops, which …

Agriculture

Primed To Perform: The Science Behind Building A Legendary Workplace Culture

Lindsay McGregor is the cofounder and CEO at Vega Factor, a company that helps organizations build high-performing, adaptive cultures. She is also the co-author of a <i>New York Times</i> Best Seller, <i>Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation</i>. …

The False Promise of DNA Testing

The forensic technique is becoming ever more common—and ever less reliable.<p>One evening in November of 2002, Carol Batie was sitting on her living-room couch in Houston, flipping through channels on the television, when she happened to catch a teaser for an upcoming news segment on KHOU 11, the …

The gay ‘Gypsy’ who became Bulgaria’s biggest star

“Gypsy music makes you feel things that you wouldn’t have expected that kind of music to make you feel. You know the saying ‘if you’ve never made love to a Gypsy, you’ve never made love?’” Bulgaria’s biggest musical star, Azis, is talking about his taboo-breaking career. Today, the word “gypsy” is …

The next AI is no AI

Artificial Intelligence is starting to turn invisible from the outside in — and vice versa. The exact effects and workings of AI technologies are becoming more challenging to perceive and comprehend for humans. Even the experts themselves don’t always fully understand how an AI system …

Artificial Intelligence

A Basic Meditation to Strengthen Neural Connections

We are all born with a specific set of physical parameters, but if we eat right, take care of ourselves, and work out, we can build muscle, …

5 Ways Virtual Reality Can Help Your Business

It's not just for gaming anymore.<p>When you think of virtual reality, gaming and headsets likely come to mind. But it's a technology that has real business value, as well. That's according to Mark Hardy, CEO of virtual reality technology company InContext Solutions, a B2B platform which creates …

Virtual Reality