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3 American habits I lost when I moved to Finland

A YEAR AGO, I moved to Helsinki with my Finnish wife Johanna and our one-year-old son. I had a feeling that moving to Finland would change me. I just …

The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.<p>Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two …

Procrastination

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Being busy and being productive can be two very different things. If you're super busy but can't manage to get anything done, you're not alone.<p>"It's very easy to succumb to the temptation of staying busy even when it is counterproductive: It is the way our brains are wired," write Harvard Business …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Rumors: 2 GB RAM for iPhone 6s, Stylus for 12.9-Inch iPad

A Chinese-language publication in Taiwan with sources in Apple's supply chain has reported that Apple will up the amount of RAM in the next iPhone to 2 GB. But even more important, it will be next-generation LPDDR4-based RAM. According to an article on <i>Forbes</i>, this type of RAM is twice as fast as …

Justin Bieber Tweeted A Response To The ‘SNL’ Calvin Klein Parody Ads Mocking Him

In case you missed it, the most viral clips of the Kevin Hart hosted <i>Saturday Night Live</i> were the fake ads parodying Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein spots. Kate McKinnon played Bieber and basically emasculated the guy on a monumental scale, satirizing Bieber’s attempts to look like a sexy, tough BIG …

The web has stolen my creativity. I need the time and space to think …

Mark Zuckerberg may have discovered the book but Facebook – and the rest of the web – is the enemy of deep thought<p>I have an admission. A declaration, maybe. I’ve had to step off the world for a few weeks. It’s all spinning too fast, and there’s no place to rest, no island, no solace, nowhere to …

Mark Zuckerberg

One of the filesharing site’s administrators says it’s taking a break, but promises that if it returns ‘it’ll be with a bang’

Hackers who targeted Sony invoke 9/11 attacks in warning to moviegoers

The computer hackers who targeted Sony Pictures have invoked the 9/11 terror attacks in a warning to moviegoers considering seeing the controversial movie they claim provoked their hack.<p>In the latest blow for Sony, the group calling itself Guardians of Peace (GOP) posted a message online warning …

'The Interview:' What should Sony do about the film's release?

The stakes for Sony’s North Korea comedy “The Interview“ got raised higher — a lot higher -- on Tuesday. The group calling itself the Guardians of Peace, which has conducted a devastating hack on Sony, suggested it would physically attack the theaters that show the<p>Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg movie.<p>"We …

The Sony Hacking Attacks Turn Violent

Following the release of troves of sensitive data, the Guardians of Peace hacker group is now warning of violent attacks if the anti-North Korean flick The Interview reaches screens.<p>The juicy, indecorous, and predictably embarrassing disclosures from last week's hacking of the Sony Pictures network …

Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

Hacked Sony reportedly shuts production

Sony Pictures has abandoned film shoots because hackers have crippled its computer network, The Times of London reported Saturday.<p>The Times, quoting “a source,” said agencies filming for Sony had cancelled shoots because the hacking had left it unable to process payments.<p>Sony did not immediately …

Billy Crystal's touching tribute to Robin Williams: A script of his friend's first night in heaven

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …

Ocular Melanoma: Are You Aware of This Eye Cancer?

You have cancer. Three words no one ever wants to hear, yet this was what I was being told on a Monday morning in early July. I had traveled with my mom to Philadelphia to see an ocular oncologist, one of the best in the country, to determine if the tumor in my eye was a mole or ocular melanoma. …

He Followed a Woman Home and Pushed His Way Inside. Little Did He Know What Was on the Other Side of the Door

Samantha Cart was returning home from walking her dog early Tuesday morning in Avondale, Alabama, when an intruder burst through the door before she was able to lock it.<p>Fortunately, her husband, Caleb, was asleep inside — with a shotgun at his disposal.<p>Image source: WVTM-TV<p>“My arms were pinned …

Giant panda triplet cubs reunited with mum Ju Xiao in China, in pictures - Telegraph

These are the apps that still look bad on Apple's iPhone 6

Three months in, some big companies are lagging with updates<p>Too many apps still look lousy on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The oversized, ugly status bar still greets us several times each day. And the system keyboard ever-so-slightly changing size is enough to make anyone crazy. Why? It's been nearly …

Undercover agent pulls gun on protesters and photographer during Oakland protest of police killings

An undercover police officer, who had been marching with anti-police demonstrators, aims his gun at protesters. REUTERS/Noah Berger<p>Who is the man …

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

BMW Calls It “The Thing”: It Has 700 hp and Will Eat M5s for Breakfast

A secretive tech group inside BMW has built an all-wheel-drive, 700-hp Tesla P85D killer, but it’s so far off the books that it’s not even considered to be an official prototype yet.<p>We’ve just been for a ride in the 5-series GT Power eDrive, which is what BMW’s marketing people call the combination …

A friend gave her an antibiotic; now she's fighting for her life

<b>(CNN) —</b> It started with a sore throat on Thanksgiving and an antibiotic from a friend who wanted to help.<p>Now 19-year-old Yaasmeen Castanada is fighting for her life inside a California hospital's burn unit, suffering from an allergic reaction that's so severe she has large open wounds all over her …

TomTom's new Android app saves you from speeding tickets

We should all be sticking to the speed limit, but there's always a danger any momentary lapse of concentration will be caught by a well-hidden speed camera. It's a constant worry, which is why petrolheads turn to technology like sat-navs to keep them out of trouble. The latest option is TomTom …

Punishing Kids for Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests …

11 Hoaxes That Your Gullible Facebook Friends Fell For In 2014

A lot of us seem all too willing to take what we read on Facebook as fact, especially when presented with just a bit of photographic "proof" or with something that looks vaguely like a news headline.<p>It's not <i>all</i> our fault. If the same hoax pops up on our Facebook News Feed enough times, we become …

The Best Gifts and Gadgets for Travelers on the Road

If I get another travel journal this year, I may possibly gag. Get me anything off of this list, though, and I'll have to wife/husband you.<p>Putting pedal to the metal is tough stuff and requires tough arsenal. These are all products we've managed to get our little grubby hands on and, well, just …

BitTorrent Launches New Browser, Hopes to Change the Web

A new browser from BitTorrent hopes to change the way the web works and bring a more distributed internet than ever before.<p>The browser, dubbed “Project Maelstrom,” is in invite-only alpha right now and uses peer-to-peer technology to make the internet more open by giving the control back to users, …

Warning, This App Could Trash Your Phone

If the idea of throwing an expensive piece of consumer electronics up in the air and watching it spin around makes your palms clammy with sweat then this app is definitely not for you. You have been warned.<p>Indeed, Apple won’t allow the app — a game called Gyro Skate — into iOS’s walled garden, …

The Dark Side of Apple's Two-Factor Authentication

Earlier this week, a strange message popped up on my Mac that I thought nothing of. “<i>You can’t sign in because your account was disabled for security reasons.</i>” I dismissed it in my tired haze, thinking it would solve itself and went to sleep.<p>The next morning, I didn’t have time to deal with the …