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Outsourcing the design of something when I’m sitting at my desk with nothing to do

Outsourcing the design of something when I’m sitting at my desk with nothing to do. Resource management is apparently not a universal management skill.

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The 10 Best Fit Living Tips from Jennifer Aniston

In honor of Jennifer Aniston's 45th birthday, we've rounded up 10 of the smartest things she's said about living a fit and healthy lifestyle<p>Today is Jennifer Aniston's 45th birthday—and can we just say that she looks freaking spectacular? Not for her age (although yes, that is true)—she looks …

Fitness

Chris Froome Wins 2014 Tour of Oman

Andre Greipel wins the Stage 6 sprint<p><b>MUSCAT, February 23, 2014 (AFP) -</b> Britain's Tour de France champion Christopher Froome successfully defended his Tour of Oman title on Sunday following the sixth and final stage in Muscat.<p>The 28-year-old Kenyan-born Team Sky rider topped the overall …

Nicklas Backstrom misses gold medal game over use of banned substance

SOCHI, Russia – Sweden’s star center Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t allowed to play in the gold medal game against Canada after testing positive for a …

John Pickstone, 1944-2014

Readers may recognise John’s name, as he contributed to this blog last autumn; it’s a sad job to have to report his death, but a great opportunity to showcase the life and work of someone you should know about.<p>No one becomes a great academic just by writing good books; what makes a difference is …

Mazzanti boss presents new Evantra supercar

From the creator of the V-12 powered Vulca S and the deliciously retro Antas V8 GT comes a brand new supercar, the Evantra. The company behind the …

Sports Cars

Luigi - Luigi's Greatest Moments - Nintendo Podcast - IGN Video

IGN's resident Nintendo fans discuss their favorite Luigi moments.

Huawei MediaPad X1 is the lightest and narrowest 7-inch tablet, plus it's a phone (video)

Does the world need bigger smartphones? Huawei answers this question at MWC with the launch of its MediaPad X1, a 7-inch Android tablet that lets you make phone calls. As ridiculous as it sounds, this device is designed in a way that makes it more usable than other colossal phones. At just 239g …

Alcatel One Touch's Fire S brings LTE to Firefox OS - CNET

BARCELONA, Spain -- If the just announced Alcatel OneTouch Fire S looks familiar, it's because the handset's based on the same design as the company's Idol 2 Mini S.<p>The Firefox OS-based smartphone shares the same metallic finish, which exudes a premium feel. You'd be hard pressed to tell both …

Mobile Technology

Purebred Dogs: Then and Now

You might never look at pure breeds the same way again. Science of Dogs has collected a number of photos from the 1915 book, <i>Breeds of All Nations</i>, and compared the breeds to their modern-day descendants. The results are surprising, and in many cases, saddening, as a century of breeding for …

Pets

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Shoes

Bamboo Bicycle Club

While there will always be a market for supermarket-quality, colour-coded ‘fixies’ with substandard bottom brackets, wouldn’t it be great if it was eschewed for the infinitely more intriguing and sustainable bamboo bicycle? James Marr and Ian McMillan run London’s Bamboo Bicycle Club, which have …

Bamboo

Tizen stumbles as hardware fails to appear

Tizen may have two new smartwatches to its name, but the open-source OS is still struggling to convince the mobile world that it’s the best …

Mobile

Special Projects Editor @ashleahalpern is the latest BA staffer to stop by Budin, Brooklyn's newest Nordic coffee shop (!). Here's the licorice latte.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Japan

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Kimberley Magain. Of her photo she says:<p>“Many hikers say a prayer at the Sengen Shrine in Fujiyoshida before they take on Mount Fuji. The shrine is a magical place of stillness and introspection in a country renowned for its hyperactive energy. We …

Disney

Robin Wright Talks 'House of Cards' Season 2; Working with Kevin Spacey

Washed cotton canvas blazer, Altuzarra ($2,330). <i>Barneys New York, 3040 M. St. 202-350-5832</i>. White silk strapless dress, Donna Karan ($2,295). <i>Neiman</i> …

G20 finance ministers agree global growth target of two percentage points

Ministers fail to outline a clear plan to achieve the target – which amounts to about $2tn – or consequences for missing it<p>The G20 nations will aim to increase global growth by at least two percentage points over the next five years, but are yet to endorse a clear action plan to achieve the …