Amit Das

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How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

Man spent 28 years in prison after his friend accused him of murder. Now, the friend said he lied.

By Travis M. Andrews<p>, Staff writer<p>Johnny Small was 16 years old when he watched his life evaporate.<p>What he must have felt in 1989 when the judge sentenced him to life and an additional 16 years in prison for the murder of 32-year-old Pam Dreher is unfathomable. Small maintains to this day that he …

Crime

What I Tell My Patients Who Want Healthy, Glowing Skin

The desire to keep skin healthy and youthful-looking has launched thousands of skin and so-called beauty products. But if you <i>really</i> want skin to glow …

Skin Care

5 Reasons This is the Cheapest Summer to Travel in Years

It's time to book a summer trip.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.</i><p>Many Americans have already commenced their Memorial Day …

The 8 best science movies and shows on Netflix

While most of the time you're probably happy just plunking down on the couch to watching 'Breaking Bad' for the umpteenth time, sometimes you need to watch a film or show that challenges your perception of the world.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver. Original reporting by Julia Calderone.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On …

The science of suffering: Why chronic pain is so difficult to treat

A whopping 50 million Americans wrestle with chronic pain. Our bodies are trying to tell us something, but what?<p>Robert Caudle<p>June 5, 2016 10:00pm (UTC)<p>A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that more than one in three people in the United States have experienced pain of some sort …

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

The Leonardo DiCaprio Guide to Getting Away with Everything

Hollywood's most carefree star doesn't give a f*ck.<p>You know what the thing about Leonardo DiCaprio is, don't you?<p>While other Hollywood stars are cut and preened, bronzed, hewn, chiseled, polished and draped in designer clothes worth more than the GDP of Moldova, Leo exists above it all, like a …

Risk-taking genes may influence when you first have sex

What really affects our sexual behaviors?<p>For the first time, scientists have found genetic variants that could influence when people have sex for the first time — and the age at which they have their first kids. While social and environmental factors remain important, this finding begins to outline …

What "One Drink" Really Means Around the World

What does "one drink" mean to you?<p>Ask for a drink in Austria and you might get more than you bargained for. Order one in the UK and you might feel …

7 Best Cocktails to Drink While Cooking Weeknight Dinners

You can do better than cracking open a beer.<p>There’s something wonderfully therapeutic about cooking dinner after a long day. There’s something even …

Why India's aviation industry is taking off | CNN Travel

(CNN) — "Indians want to spend money. They're one of the world's biggest spenders today."<p>That's the explanation Neerja Bhatia, vice president of India Etihad, offers for why India is now the world's fastest-growing aviation sector.<p>"If you look at the past, an average middle-class family would take …

The Foolproof Steps to Making a Perfect French Omelette at Home

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've been learning about omelettes for as long as I can remember. When I was four, my family went down to Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale or one of those chintzy Gold Coast places to visit my …

Eggs

Brad Kilgore’s Cheesy Deviled Eggs Will Make You Rethink Your Resistance to Velveeta

The chef at Miami's Alter—and a member of our 2016 BNC class—isn't afraid to tap into his Kansas roots to make some really excellent party food.<p>Chef …

Recipes

“When there is no middle class, there cannot be real democracy”

Franklin knew it. So did John Quincy Adams. Working for the common good is essential to a functioning republic<p>Thom Hartmann<p>April 8, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It's no secret that America's middle class is in decline. But while we focus on how that decline started …

Thomas Jefferson

How to cook with pot

<i>Update: An earlier version of this piece had an incorrect measurement of cannabis tincture. It should be .5 ml.</i><p>Ready to move into the next era of …

The only tracks you need to hear this week

From the jazzy, soulful inflections of River Tiber’s Kaytranada-produced “Gravity” to the smoky electronica and stoned raps of Jamie Isaac and Rejjie Snow’s “Last Drip”, this week’s playlist is a little more chilled out than usual. Maybe there’s something in the air.<p>Other music on our radar: the …

Twin Peaks

Swedish tourism lets you call 1 number, talk to random Swedes

Did you ever get bored and had the urge to talk to a random Swedish number out of the blue? If you’ve ever had a fantasy that specific and, frankly, …

Is Risk-Taking Behavior Contagious?

News Writer: Jessica Stoller-Conrad This image shows a region of the brain called caudate nucleus responding to the degree of risk in the …

Psychology

Stone Age humans 'brought deer to Scotland by sea'

Stone Age humans populated the Scottish islands with red deer transported "considerable distances" by boat, said researchers, who admitted surprise at our prehistoric ancestors' seafaring prowess.<p>DNA analysis revealed that deer on Scotland's northermost islands were unlikely to have come from the …

PayPal nixes North Carolina ops center following anti-LGBT law

The passing of HB2, a law that denies protections for people who are gay or transgender, is proving to be very expensive for Governor Pat McCrory and the state of North Carolina. In the weeks following Governor McCrory signing the anti-LGBT bill into law, a number of companies, production studios …

LGBTQI

How The People v. O.J. Simpson Became a National Obsession

On this week‘s Little Gold Men podcast, we consider the future awards domination of the best thing, film or television, to come out so far this year.<p>It’s a cliché that television has taken the place of film in telling stories for grown-ups (tell that to best picture winner <i>Spotlight</i>!), but it’s …

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How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Sophie Turner Doesn't Want Sansa to Survive 'Game of Thrones'

"Game of Thrones" fans still have another month to go before the show returns for its sixth season, and while the epic first trailer has gotten viewers excited about the new episodes, the show's cast is pretty pumped, too. Emilia Clarke (a.k.a. Daenerys Targaryen) has already promised that season …

Microsoft axes chatbot that learned a little too much online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — OMG! Did you hear about the artificial intelligence program that Microsoft designed to chat like a teenage girl? It was totally …

Artificial Intelligence

The Singularity and the Neural Code

<i>The following is an edited, updated version of an article originally written for</i> IEEE Spectrum.<p>I’m 62, with all that entails. Grey hair, trick knee, …

Adobe has figured out a clever way to track people as they switch between devices

One of the major advantages Google and Facebook have over other companies in the digital advertising and marketing space is their ability for cross-device tracking, thanks to those companies' huge audience of logged-in users.<p>Many other companies — particularly ones like Adobe that don't have …

Digital Advertising