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25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Stack Overflow

Juventus were always destined for Berlin

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop blames Sergio Ramos and a stagnant Real Madrid defense for allowing Alvaro Morata to get his goal. "We're going to Berlin!" …

Soccer

I regret buying an Apple Watch (and I knew I would)

I bought an Apple Watch. I didn't preorder it, because at first I didn't even want one. I warned people who asked me about the company's first wearable: These things (Apple things) always get much better on the second attempt. Apple's product history, perhaps even more so than other tech companies, …

The cheapest countries in the world to visit

Travelers on a budget who don't mind going off the beaten path and taking some risks can find plenty of bargains, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.<p>In its 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the group ranked 141 nations from cheapest to most expensive based on the …

Asia Travel

What Happened To These Famous Internet Memes And Where They Are Now

<b>It is hard</b> to ignore the many memes that fill the internet. Have you ever wondered how these Internet meme stars look like in real life when they are …

This is what happens when you tattoo Charmander on yourself, drunk, and with no experience

Forget Left Shark, there's a new slightly rubbish but loveable animal meme in town.<p>The internet has been guffawing over this guy's attempt at a …

10 Best NBA Memes From The 2014-15 Regular Season

<b>1. Eastern vs. Western</b><p>The Western Conference Playoffs are obviously stacked; you can make a case for the New Orleans Pelicans, the West’s 8th seed, …

R U paranoid or just annoyed?

Caitlin Dewey blogs at the <i>Washington Post</i> about part of the effort in Russia to control Internet content.<p>In post-Soviet Russia, you don’t make memes. …

Pilots Explain When to Actually Worry During a Flight

Scared of flying? Read this before getting on your next plane, and calm down<p>When our Southwest flight smacked into heavy turbulence last week, my four-year-old daughter grabbed my right hand.<p>“Don’t worry, Daddy,” she said. “It’s gonna be OK. It’s just a little bumpy.”<p>I withdrew my hand and …

Soccer

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

College Basketball

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Solar System

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

Drawing

7 Products Launched On Kickstarter That Prove You Can Access Just About Anything With Your Phone

From personal drones, to smart coffee-brewing machines, to data-focused sleep tracking systems, Kickstarter helps to fund creative, tech-savvy products that are changing the world every day.<p>Since launching in 2009, the crowdsourcing platform has persuaded 8.1 million people to pledge more than $1.6 …

Driverless Cars

Russia to build Jordan's first nuclear power plant

Energy

Islamic State claims suicide bombing in Libya's Benghazi

Islamic State (ISIS)

Tunisian town near 'Star Wars' backdrop now features in battle against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> The desert and dun-colored cliffs around the town of Tataouine were once the backdrop for the movie "Star Wars," much of which was filmed in this neglected corner of Tunisia in 1976. This struggling town on the fringes of the Sahara still draws a few fans of the movie but now finds itself …

CNN

Young British Jihadist in Syria speaks about life on the frontline

A new video has appeared online apparently showing a young British Jihadist in Syria speaking to the camera about life on the frontline with an …

Islam

Video Captures The Bravery Of Nigerian Girls Who Returned To School After Escaping Boko Haram

When Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last April -- and abducted more than 200 of their classmates -- one group of girls narrowly escaped.<p>Now, less than a year later, the girls are back in school, defying Boko Haram and taking a courageous stand for …

Terrorism

US to maintain Afghanistan troop levels through 2015 | News | DW | 24.03.2015

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the United States will maintain its current troop level of 9,800 in Afghanistan until the end of 2015, …

Boko Haram kidnap over 500 women and children in Nigeria - residents

Islamist militants Boko Haram have snatched at least 500 children from a town in northern Nigeria, according to locals.<p>Residents in the town of …

Africa
Airplanes

Everything You Need to Know About Doughnuts

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today</i><i>: How can you get your hands on the freshest, fluffiest doughnut around? You can</i> …

Baking

Scientists say people are terrible at remembering what the Apple logo looks like

Apple's logo is a masterpiece of form. It's a refined, elegant shape that represents the computer brand without the need for words, and represents an expectation of quality. But, according to a UCLA study published last month, nobody can remember what it looks like. Scientists at the university …

Russia and North Korea declare 2015 a 'year of friendship'

Regimes ostracised by international community and targtted by UN decide to team up<p>Ostracised by the international community, North Korea and Russia have declared 2015 a year of bilateral friendship that will be marked by a series of political, economic and cultural exchanges.<p>North Korean state …

North Korea

Lionel Messi: I have a gambler's instincts on the pitch

The Argentine must have had his tongue firmly lodged in his cheek when he compared his talents on the pitch for Barcelona to that of a poker player.<p>Casino man Lionel Messi believes that it is his “gambler's instincts” which make him such a brilliant player for Barcelona .<p>The Argentina international …

Watch Modern Family’s Apple episode on your own iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac

In case you weren’t in front of your TV set last night when ABC aired its Apple-centric episode of Modern Family, the “Connection Lost” episode that plays out entirely on a MacBook screen using FaceTime, iMessage, and other Apple products is now available to stream on your own Apple devices…<p>iPhone …

Smart TV