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HandBrake, the ultimate video format converter, finally out of beta after 13 years

It’s common practice for apps to launch first in beta-test format for a few weeks or months, to allow early users to provide feedback before the official release. Video conversion utility HandBrake must, though, have set a new record: after 13 years in beta, the app has finally officially launched …

Simple ways to improve mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

This Propulsion Expert Says There's a Good Chance NASA's EM Drive Results Are Flawed

The plot thickens.<p>It’s one of the most intriguing stories of the year: NASA’s version of the 'impossible' EM Drive appears to produce thrust, …

Everything you need to know about ashwagandha—the stress-fighting adaptogen of the moment

When it comes to adaptogens—the herbs that health experts like Frank Lipman, MD, tout as nature’s miracle stress fighters—ashwagandha is arguably the …

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

The 10 most in-demand skills that can get you hired in the US in 2017

If a new job is part of your plan, there are a few skills you'll want to learn and master before you start applying.<p>LinkedIn recently looked at billions of data points and analyzed all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on its site so far in 2016 to identify the most sought-after …

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10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.<p>I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: <i>“About a decade ago.”</i> I was astonished that …

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Beyond dyslexia fonts: What parents can do to help kids who struggle with reading

One in five people have dyslexia, and it affects people who use both languages based on alphabets (such as English) or logographics (such as Mandarin, Korean, etc.), making it a worldwide issue. Despite its prevalence, though, dyslexia is often misunderstood by the people who have it, by the …

How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

How a CPU Works

Here is a great video that explains how a conventional CPU operates. Now of course when we are dealing with a microcontroller most of this is on the …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

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Pregnancy

Behind the Clever Graphics of The Oscars

An estimated 43 million people watched this year's Academy Awards, making it the most most watched audience for the show in over a decade (2000) and the most popular entertainment event on television since the <i>Friends</i> finale in 2004. If you were one of them and you're an art and design fan, you may …

Video of the Day: A Real Life Hoverboard That Actually Floats... (video)

…in your dreams. It’s a spoof. An elaborate one at that. Props for getting Moby, TO and the grandmaster Tony Hawk involved.

Family House near Reykjavik, Iceland by Minarc

Modern Architecture of a Family House in Iceland.<p>Minarc is an award winning design and architecture studio. Their work is based on contemporary …

Architecture

15 Creative & Multi-Functional Desks

You spend a good portion of your day at your desk. Why not make it a creative space that reflects your personality? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite creative and beautiful desks to make your home office a space you actually want to spend time in. And if these aren’t your speed we have DIY …

Living Rooms

Stuntmen from old movies