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Why Orange Juice Tastes Disgusting After You Brush Your Teeth

Finally, an answer.<p>In a handy video, the American Chemical Society has explained why orange juice (and food in general) tastes like soap after you brush your teeth. The basic gist is that a detergent called sodium lauryl sulfate, found within your toothpaste, blocks the sweet receptors on your …

How Giving Up TV For A Month Changed My Brain And My Life

Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?<p>I’ve never seen <i>Game of Thrones</i>, I don’t know what the <i>Scandal</i> is, and I couldn’t name a single “real” housewife. I thought I didn’t watch much television and that taking a 30-day …

Facebook officially addressed the conspiracy theory about listening to your phone calls

Conspiracists, stand down<p>Facebook has shut down rumors that it uses your mobile device's microphone to eavesdrop on conversations so it can better target ads. In a statement issued on June 2nd, Facebook said it "does not use your phone’s microphone to inform ads or to change what you see in News …

April's Temperatures Broke Records For The 12th Consecutive Month

And that's not all of the bad news<p>Hmmm...this is starting to look like a pattern. Just like the past March, February, January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, and May, NOAA reported this week that this past April was not only the hottest April ever recorded since records …

8 Productive Things to Do While You’re Waiting in Line

Last week I started asking my readers this question:<p>“If I could write about 1 thing to make your day better, what would it be?”<p>I got the idea from …

Researchers Accidentally Make Batteries Last 400 Times Longer

Gels and nanowires<p>Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. The batteries of today are mainly lithium, and over time that lithium corrodes inside the battery.<p>Instead of …

Website leaks Philippine voter data

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Comelec data breach has reached an entirely new level, with a new site being put up that lets anyone search for …

A Week Behind The Great Firewall Of China

Living in a world of only Chinese apps–no Google, Facebook, Twitter!–made me appreciate how remarkable the country’s Internet actually is.<p>Last year, the Chinese government made me open a Yahoo account. Well, sort of. I was headed to China for the first time in four years, and I knew I would have a …

'Kilig' is now a part of the Oxford English Dictionary

MANILA, Philippines – There's no other way to describe the feeling of talking to your crush than "<i>kilig</i>," a Filipino term that for many, has no …

Jennifer Lopez Carpool Karaoke

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Man beheads Taiwanese toddler in public

TAIPEI, Taiwan – A Taiwanese toddler was beheaded in Taipei on Monday, March 28, in what police said appeared to be a random killing, sending shock …

Why Telstra may have dodged a bullet in the Philippines

To Telstra chief executive Andy Penn's credit, the market opportunity is definitely there.<p>When Fairfax Media visited earlier this year on a …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Kobe takes in Kings vs. Capitals

WSH@LAK: Kobe caught on the kiss cam at Kings game<p>LAK Recap: Kings get shut out, swept by Knights<p>VGK@LAK, Gm4: Quick shuts down Tuch twice in the …

The Children of Gay Parents Speak for Themselves

For the past five years, Gabriela Herman has been photographing and interviewing people from all over the country with one or more LGBTQ parent. “My mom is gay,” she explained. “But it took me a long time to say those words out loud.” For Herman, coming to terms with her mother's identity was a …

Netflix Will Pay You Thousands of Dollars to Instagram

Dream job alert.<p>Dream job alert: Netflix is holding a contest to find four people to snap behind-the-scenes photos on the sets of shows and post them on Instagram.<p>The winners will travel for two weeks visiting the sets of series and films in Europe and the Middle East while Netflix picks up the …

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U.S. government, Apple take encryption case to court of public opinion | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday urged the creation of a government panel on encryption, the latest salvo in a standoff over a locked iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shooting that has escalated into a public relations battle between the revered technology company and the U.S. Federal Bureau of …

Anton Chekhov on the 8 Qualities of Cultured People

What does it mean to be “cultured”? Is it about being a good reader, or knowing how to talk about books you haven’t read, or having a general disposition of intellectual elegance? That’s precisely the question beloved Russian author <b>Anton Chekhov</b> (January 29, 1860–July 15, 1904) considers in a …

A Breakup Letter from Simone de Beauvoir

As a lover of letters, especially exquisite love letters, I find myself enamored with <b>Hell Hath No Fury: Women’s Letters from the End of the Affair</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Anna Holmes — a moving, rigorously researched collection of breakup letters from women across ten centuries, known and unknown, …

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity

Despite the immense canon of research on creativity — including its four stages, the cognitive science of the ideal creative routine, the role of memory, and the relationship between creativity and mental illness — very little has focused on one of life’s few givens that equally few of us can …

Facebook Is Making Us Polarized And Predictable

We only read and share things we agree with–with other people who are exactly like us.<p>In the early years, people hoped “the Net” would inform people as never before and lead to an improved democracy. These days, that dream looks quaint. We’re more polarized than ever, and the Internet isn’t making …

Kobe, Curry, LeBron Headline All-Star Starters, Kobe Top Vote Getter – NBA Global

<b>NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2016 –</b> The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, playing in his 20th and final NBA season, was selected to be an All-Star for the 18th …

When trolls and propagandists occupy the Internet

My name is Bambi and I am a young street dancer awakened by the twerking movement of the 70s… That is, according to Wikipedia before we changed the …

The business case against overtime

Never mind workers — Yoshie Komuro suggests that if anyone stands to benefit from a sensible workday, it’s employers.<p>“The number of Japanese people …

Being Busy Is Overrated And Laziness Is A Secret Virtue. Here Is Why: | Artparasites – How Art you today?

If we were to come up with a top three of the attributes that best describe so-called civilized society, I think “busy” would occupy the top …

9 Hidden Beaches Near Manila For Less Than P2000

BEACHES NEAR MANILA<p>With more than 7,107 islands to choose from, one can never run out of beach plans here in the Philippines. But since most of us …

Last sunset of 2015 (Timelapse)

Time-lapse Photography

송일국 씨 가족 마지막 촬영에 대한 '슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다' 제작진 공식입장

<b>KBS 2TV <슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다></b><p><b>송일국씨와 대한-민국-만세 마지막 촬영에 대한 공식입장</b><p>안녕하십니까<p>올 한해도 ‘슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다’에 많은 사랑을 주신 언론 관계자 여러분과 시청자 분들께 진심으로 감사 드립니다.<p>그 동안 ‘슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다’에서 큰 사랑을 받아온 …

How Stephen Curry makes his daily peace with a contract unfit for the MVP

BOSTON – For his peerless talent and uncommon character, Steph Curry has long been justified to make even the most modest of acknowledgement to the …