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4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all become a little stiffer, squishier, wobblier. But that said, the 40-something you …

Tai Chi

Ancient Greek fort of Acra unearthed in Jerusalem - CNN Style

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Archaeology

Google Chrome just made big changes to save your battery

The notorious battery drain is cleaning up its act<p>Amid much vocal complaining about Chrome's woeful effect on laptop battery life this year, Google began cleaning up its act with a series of improvements that bolster the browser's performance. Today the company rolled out a new version of Chrome …

Google Chrome

New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter

A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.<p>Facebook and Twitter users across all demographics are increasingly using the social networks as news …

Social Media

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

How to keep an old version of Spotify

Spotify's most recent update is rolling out, which removes quite a lot of handy features -- but there's a clever way to get them back.<p>Not only does …

Spotify

BBC to give out one million 'Micro Bit' computers to get kids coding

It's the first year of a major new coding curriculum in the UK, and now the BBC wants to play its part in training the next generation of star programmers. The broadcaster is developing a spiritual successor to the BBC Micro, called the Micro Bit, which will give students a physical companion in …

Annie Dillard on How to Live with Mystery, the Two Ways of Looking, and the Secret of Seeing

“I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam.”<p>In her 1984 novel <i>The Lover</i>, Marguerite Duras wrote that “the art of seeing has to be learned.” It is a sentiment at once poetic and practical — cognitive science now knows that our brains invest a great deal of …

Literature

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Streaming Music Showdown: Spotify vs. Beats

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College Basketball

Avengers: Age Of Ultron new poster confirms casting

Marvel has released a brand new poster for the eagerly-awaited <i>Avengers: Age Of Ultron</i>. It is down below. We suspect half of you stopped reading this …

Marvel Universe

Google Sheets now lets you add logos and images to headers

Google wants to help make your spreadsheets a little prettier: you can now add graphics such as logos or branding to the header section in Google Sheets.<p>Now, instead of simple boring text, you can select your header cell, go to the ‘Insert’ menu, and select ‘Image’. The new graphic will be added in …

10 useful Chrome extensions to try in 2015

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

Amazon Web Services tops list of most reliable public clouds

Image copyright Corbis / Scott Speakes.Google and Microsoft now host public clouds meant to give Amazon Web Services a run for its money, but they …

Cloud Computing

How to Use Evernote to Improve Your Productivity

You've probably heard about Evernote, the online note-taking service that just reached 100 million users. Offered as a freemium with almost the same …

The Return Of The Desktop Productivity App

Sunrise. Evernote. Feedly. Wunderlist. Mailbox.*<p>Those apps are all an integral part of my personal productivity suite, the tools that I use on a day-to-day basis. Without a desktop version, those mobile clients are useful but not transformative. But with multi-device access, they have become …

The best mobile apps for taking notes

While our smartphones and tablets come with apps that let you jot things down, there are much better apps available that help you organize your notes and be more productive.<p>Whether you're a student taking notes for class this fall or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy …

Apps

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

Google Trends Debuts Email Notifications For Search Topics, Hot Searches And More

Google Trends, the informative resource that shows you what’s currently popular around the web right now in and in the recent past, now offers email subscriptions, Google announced this morning. The new feature will allow you to subscribe to any search topic, plus Hot Searches for any country, or …