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‘Just Breathe’: This Short Film Illustrates How Mindfulness Helps Kids Manage Their Emotions

If you have kids, you know a little something about the great, <i>big</i> emotions they have. In fact, one of the hardest things about being a parent is …

Mindfulness

Rosemary Dinnage obituary

Essayist, reviewer and writer on the lives of remarkable women<p>Rosemary Dinnage, who has died aged 87, was a writer of exemplary lucidity and independence of mind. Her essays and books ranged over literature – especially the work of modern women writers – studies of death and dreaming, and the …

Literature

Ten books to read in August

From the memoir of a Nobel Laureate to a journalist’s account of living with nomads in West Africa, these are titles worthy of adding to your bookshelf, writes Jane Ciabattari.

Books

Logitech's first Logi iPad cases are all about tough corners

You might have heard that Logitech is rebranding itself with the hipper, more <i>with it,</i> Logi moniker. Now we've got the first official Logi products: iPad cases! The company's new "Blok" lineup of cases for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini all feature ribbed, shock-absorbent corners, the areas that …

IPad Air

Commodore returns as a 5.5-inch, nostalgia-powered smartphone

It hasn't been a legitimate name in computing for over 20 years, but somehow the Commodore brand always manages to find a way back into our lives. In 2004, it came back as a simple TV-Game joystick. In 2011, Commodore USA sold gaming PCs stuffed into retro-styled keyboard chassis. Today, the brand …

The writer behind 'Seven' and 'Fight Club' reveals 5 secrets to excellent writing

But is it me, or does it seem like the quality of that writing has gotten <i>worse</i>?<p>However, this can be a <i>good</i> thing. These days, solid writing really stands out. It can be a competitive advantage in anything you do.<p>Want to know how to improve your writing?<p>Or have you ever thought about crafting the …

Morgan Freeman

What does rosemary do to your brain?

<b>In folk medicine, rosemary has been associated for centuries with having a good memory. But is it worth investigating whether it really has any powers, asks Dr Chris Van Tulleken.</b><p>In scientific terms there are different kinds of memory.<p>There's past memory - your experiences and what you learned at …

Humanity

The Scary Way Diabetes Affects Thinking Skills And Brain Function

A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body.<p>A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities …

Diabetes

There's a simple trick that makes emailing on your iPhone so much easier

Or maybe your alarm goes off. Or perhaps your phone erupts with Facebook notifications before you finish typing what you were trying to say.<p>Our phones are filled with distractions, but there's one simple trick that makes it easier to push an email draft aside and pick up where you left off.<p>The …

Typing

Best deals of the week: 72% off Bluetooth cloud earbuds, Amazon engineering bootcamp, and more [Deals]

Don’t miss your chance to shop the week’s best deals at Cult of Mac deals, including wireless Bluetooth ear buds, the Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp bundle, and more.<p><b>Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds – 72% off</b><p>Go hands-free with these wireless Bluetooth buds, complete with an array of gelled ear …

Self-Help: Self Actualization

by Matthew Okeke<p><b>Self-Help: Self Actualization - Maslow Self Actualization.</b><p>I recommended inspired action and auto suggestion practice instead of hard …

27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Why we can't stay silent about FGM

Researching her latest book, YA author Emma Craigie went to the first National Conference on Female Genital Mutilation in 2012 and found inspiration. The result – What Was Never Said – is not a campaigning novel, but instead tells the story of a young girl growing up, overcoming adversity and …

Female Genital Mutilation
Books

12 Excellent Android Apps for Unleashing Students Creativity

May 25, 2015 <br>Here are some excellent Android apps to enhance students creative thinking and boost their imaginative faculties. Using these apps, …

19 Penis Problems That Are Actually Real

Life is hard. Maybe wear a cup.

Once Upon a Lyme: Starting the Conversation About Lyme Disease

Four years ago my wife and I said, "I do" in sickness and in health. I distinctly remember the feeling as my knees buckled when I saw Kaitlyn walk down the aisle. Our eyes connected and everyone else in the room melted away. My heart raced just like the first time I saw her walk into freshman-year …

Disease

This ex-Apple engineer's new app turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac or PC

Duet Display is an app designed to get some extra use out of your iPad.<p>Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your computer, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>Duet Display originally …

Apps

How to modify your Apple Watch box into an Edition-style charging case for under $10 (Video)

Apple only includes its fancy charging case if you buy one of the $10,000+ gold Apple Watch Edition models, so I decided to DIY my own using the box Apple includes with its mid-range, stainless steel Apple Watch collection.<p>If you bought an <i>Apple Watch</i> model— the entry-level Sport collection comes …

How-To: Safely shrink your Mac’s giant photo library, deleting duplicate images to save space

I’ve focused a lot over the last few months on helping readers to speed up and optimize Apple’s Macs — everything from adding RAM to recovering hard drive space and upgrading old hard drives to faster SSDs. Today’s How-To is focused on something very specific but with a lot of optimization …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

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Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We Do)?

Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet owners—myself included—ascribe …

Neuroscience

13 graphic novels every memoir lover should read

Looking for a book that offers something different — something a little more rooted in reality? These graphic novel memoirs are as lively and …

Graphic Novels

Fear. Shock. Anger. Helplessness. Grief

<b>KARACHI: Every major incident of terrorism in Karachi follows the same pattern. First, comes fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear for one’s life; for the</b> …

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

Meditation

TV-ready game turns your Android phone into a tennis racquet

Android fans: you no longer have to watch on the sidelines as your friends play TV tennis with their iPhones. Rolocule has released Motion Tennis Cast, an Android version of its free sports game that uses screen mirroring tech (such as Chromecast, Miracast or Samsung's AllShare Cast) to turn your …