Mary Martz

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The hygge conspiracy

Inescapably and suddenly, Britain has been invaded by <i>hygge</i>. The Danish word, previously unknown to all but the most hardcore Scandophiles, is now the subject of an avalanche of books, hundreds of Identikit newspaper features, and endless department-store winter displays. Every story on the subject …

Hygge

line' collection jumps straight from page to cloth

<b>designer noa raviv looks to raw, unedited sketches in her latest collection ‘off-line’.</b> best known for her previous collection ‘hard copy’, which was …

New York City

Arrogant Apple Gambles Your Pain For Its Selfish Gain

For all of the iterative design updates, slow progress, and only the occasional visible tweak to its hardware, Tim Cook has put Apple’s reputation on the line with his decisions made in 2016. Is Apple right to push its audience towards Cupertino’s one true and correct brave new world of the future, …

MacBook Pro

What's Wrong with Apple?

Apple is no longer the darling of the tech world it once was. It used to be that if you wrote something that even mildly suggested problems at the company, you were subjected to howls of execration by a seemingly endless legion of Apple fan boys. Yet clearly, those days are now over.<p>Consider this. …

Innovation

The iPhone 7's Display Is Just About 'Perfect'

Apple’s iPhone 7 has a display that co-founder Steve Jobs would have proudly championed, new research from a display tester shows.<p>The folks over at …

A week with iOS 10: It’s fantastic, and I’m bored

Heading into WWDC 2016 last week, I was excited. In fact, this was the first Apple event in years that genuinely had me excited. As I explained to my …

Video shows off 50 new features Apple added to iOS 10 beta 2

Apple released a brand new version of its upcoming iOS 10 operating system on Tuesday, exciting developers and fans around the word in the process. …

13 Painfully Uncomfortable Fashion Accessories We All Secretly Hate but Still Use

For the sake of fashion and conformity, all of us have put our bodies through hell. Be it uncomfortable underwear, or clothes which don't let us …

Clothing

Russia is seriously running out of cash

Russia is bleeding cash at an alarming rate.<p>After almost two years in recession, the country's rainy day fund has shrunk to just $32.2 billion this month, according to the Russian Finance Ministry. It was $91.7 billion in September 2014, just before oil prices started to collapse.<p>And it's getting …

Russia

13 tips for taking better low light pictures with your smartphone

With July 4th coming up, you’ll want to make sure you can eke the best out of your phone’s camera for those nighttime fireworks.<p>Though phones vary in quality and features significantly, there are still some general tricks – both technical and common sense – you can pick up on to maximize image …

8 Horrible Work Habits You NEED to Break RN

You’ve busted your butt to become an amazing employee, from pouring over productivity tips in your free time to figuring out how to communicate like an adult at work so that you project athlete-level confidence on the job. Yas, girl! But a few seemingly innocent behaviors can shape what your …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

The 5 Personality Types You'll Encounter in Meetings (and How to Embrace Them)

Want a more productive meeting? Cater to the strengths and weaknesses of these personalities first.<p><i>Jason Shah is the founder and CEO of Do, a collaboration platform that helps you run productive meetings.</i><p>In meetings, you're bound to come up against different personality types. Treating everyone the …

What if Facebook Gave Us an Opposing-Viewpoints Button?

With more information than ever at our fingertips, why has it become harder to fathom your neighbor’s point of view? Facebook contributes to an online echo chamber—but could also be part of a solution<p>Imagine if you could flip a switch on Facebook, and turn all the conservative viewpoints that you …

Wall Street

Obama faces pressure on secret ‘28 pages’ ahead of Saudi trip

As Barack Obama heads to Saudi Arabia next week, the US president is under increasing pressure to declassify redacted pages of a 9/11 report detailing Saudi connections to the attacks.<p>Secured behind a locked door in a secret vault on Capitol Hill in the heart of Washington, DC sits a 28-page …

Al-Qaeda

Top Mindfulness Quotes to Change Your Life Forever

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves. Mindfulness is a way to know yourself. It is a new way to look at your own thoughts. It is a way to …

The Revolutionary History of the Pantsuit

A century after women could be arrested for wearing pants, the two-piece still reflects the aspirations of women seeking to defy gender norms and incites the ire of those intent on keeping us in our place.<p>For six weeks during the summer of 2010, I traded in my high-waisted skirts and oversized …

Wife stalling trial so I can’t cash in on $25M art collection: hubby

A wealthy businessman is having an art attack watching the value of his $25 million painting collection plummet as his estranged wife delays their …

Did you know that your intelligence depends on your brain 'personality'?

<b>New York:</b> Just as personality traits of people may differ, brains also have different traits that affect both anatomical and cognitive factors, such …

The Brain

Maybe $100 was too much to pay for an Apple Pencil

Earlier this week, Cupertino released iOS 9.3 beta 2 to developers. This update features the f.lux-like Night Shift feature, which I recently …

Apple Pencil

Silk Scarves Let You Drape Yourself in Abstract Art

You'll look like a work of art when draped in Sam Chirnside & Emily Gillis's 'Same Silks.'<p>The lustrous prints of Australian-born, Brooklyn-based artist and designer Sam Chirnside employ a range of dramatic, heavy brushstrokes made using a psychedelic color pallet. The rich textures of his …

Andy Warhol may be in heaven but his art has a hellish darkness

A new Norman Rosenthal-curated exhibition at the Ashmolean is a haunting collection of the artist’s work across a range of techniques and subjects<p>Looking at Andy Warhol’s painting of a bright pink penis caressed by deep black shadows from his series Torsos/Sex Parts, veteran curator Norman …

Art

Apple just recalled over a decade's worth of AC adapters

Following Microsoft issuing a AC adapter recall for its Surface devices, Apple has issued a sweeping return program for its adapters spanning back to 2003.<p>The adapters in question are the swappable prongs that can be removed from your charger and are included with many products across the iPhone, …

Apple Store

Apple's Plan To Hook You On iPhone Upgrades Is Slowly Being Revealed

When Apple announced earnings this week, one of the surprising revelations shared by Tim Cook was that only 40% of iPhone owners have upgraded to a larger-screen iPhone. Cook has two plans to address the hundreds of millions of iPhone loyalists who are still sporting smaller, older models. First …

Mobile Technology

A Week Without My Apple Watch

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved watches. I remember looking down at my watch, proudly, as a little guy and seeing my awesome Mighty …

Smartwatches

The Truth About How Old Your Grocery Store Eggs Really Are

They might be a lot older than you think.<p>A recent post on Facebook that has gone viral shows eggs at the grocery store that were more than 30 days old, proving that the eggs you buy might not be as fresh as you think, despite the carton's "best by" label.<p>And it would seem this "Fresh Eggs Daily" …

Eggs

Want to Innovate Like Steve Jobs? Always Do This | Inc.com

What does it take to be truly innovative? Maybe not what you think. A lot of people believe you have to come up with something that the world has never seen before. And some innovation does indeed come from creating entirely new concepts. Electric lighting, for example.<p>But a lot more innovation, …

Innovation

Apple's partnership with Hermès shows that the tech company has no idea what the Apple Watch is supposed to be

We now have some big, beautiful photos of the collaboration.<p>Imaginatively, Apple is calling it the "Apple Watch Hermès Collection." It consists of a stainless-steel Apple Watch, in 38- and 42-millimeter sizes, paired with one of three Hermès leather straps, ranging in price from $1,100 to …