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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

New Cloak app helps you hide from 'that guy'

There are a plethora of geo-location-based apps that make it incredibly convenient to do friendly things, like chat with nearby peers about local hotspots or meet up with a coworker on the fly. A new iOS app called Cloak, however, utilizes services from Foursquare and Instagram for a more …

As journalists struggle with data, big media companies do too

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Data-driven journalism is the craze du jour in media circles but, as recent raspberries blown at Nate Silver suggest, even …

Quantum computers will leave Moore’s Law far, far behind

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Classical computers are only as good as the number of transistors they have. According to Moore’s Law, that number doubles …

This is Gramofon: Fon’s social music router revealed

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Spanish crowdsourced Wi-Fi operator Fon has a new trick up its sleeves: The company plans to launch a social music router …

'Okay Google, take a photo' comes to Search for Android app

Glass users are all too familiar with the battery of commands required to get the headwear to spring into action. Beginning today, two of those lines are available in the Google Search for Android app. If you say "Okay Google" followed by "take a photo," your device will launch the camera app. …

White House launches climate data project, calls on data innovators

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Databasin.org<p>The Obama administration on Wednesday announced the Climate Data Initiative, a program that …

President of Veneto joins campaign for Venetian independence from Italy

Luca Zaia pushes for official referendum for independence in region that polls suggest would secede from Rome if it had the chance<p>The most powerful politician in the north-eastern Veneto region of <b>Italy</b> has thrown his weight behind a push for independence from the rest of the counry.<p>Luca Zaia, the …

Europe

Norman Tebbit Attacks 'Bedroom Tax', Tory Peer Says It Will Cost Conservatives At Election

Lord Tebbit, the Thatcherite former Conservative cabinet minister, has criticised the government's "bedroom tax" policy and warned it will cost the …

Ukraine holiday a 'great way to learn about the crisis'

Political Tours, a company run by Nicolas Wood, a former New York Times Balkans correspondent, said the nine-day trip will look at the history of the protest movement that led to the recent revolution.<p>The tour will not visit Crimea, which is voting to split from the Ukraine and join Russia, but …

Russian forces seize two Ukrainian bases in Crimea | Reuters

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States warned Moscow it was on a “dark path” to isolation on Wednesday as Russian troops seized two Ukrainian naval bases, including a headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol where they raised their flag.<p>The dramatic seizure came as Russia …