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14 Times The Inspirational Roger Federer Proved He’s An Ace Off The Court As Well

There has always been a sense of class and simplicity about Roger Federer. From the way he plays on the court to the way he talks and conducts …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

<b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them questions. So if you ask, “How was your day?” and you’re met with a grunt or a shrug, …

Siblings

This Smart Bike Light Sends An Emergency Text If You Crash—And Helps Cities Plan Better

Cyclists could become a network of sensors for road improvements.<p>If you’re sitting inside a coffee shop and a thief starts to fiddle with your bike on a rack outside, a new smart bike light will text you. If you’re riding down the road and a car hits you, the light will text a friend. And if you’re …

Roads

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Engineering

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

Stephen Curry has become so good that the NBA might begin using one of the most radical strategies to stop him

Stephen Curry is turning the NBA upside down<p>Curry is so good now that teams are going to have to get creative when he gets hot and that could mean the birth of the Hack-A-Curry.<p>Coming off an MVP season and a championship, Curry has somehow gotten even better, staking a strong claim for best player …

How to improve willpower? Feed it.

Bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be is often exhausting. To become fitter, we need to keep from blowing off the gym. And to do that, we need willpower.<p>Children who have the self-control to resist a marshmallow now in order to receive two later generally have better SAT scores …

Will Power

Tony Robbins has taught this productivity trick to clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams

He's sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his seminars. He's personally coached everyone from former President Bill Clinton to tennis icon Serena Williams to revered hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.<p>Although every coaching session is personalized, we asked Robbins for …

This Dog Watching the U.S. Open Is the World's Cutest Tennis Fan

If you thought you were excited by the epic clash of the Williams sisters during their U.S. Open match on Tuesday, just wait until you see this dog’s …

Swachh Tennis Abhiyaan: Roger Federer seen cleaning practice courts at US Open

Few would have expected a tennis player, especially a former champion, to clean up the towels and bottles left by other players on court.<p>But that's …

Tennis

60 Best Crossovers of the 2015 NBA Season Combined into Awesome Highlight Tape

Link to Media<p>There are 34 days until the NBA returns for preseason action, which feels like an eternity, but have no fear.<p>The NBA compiled the 60 best crossovers of the 2014-15 season into 15 minutes of pure, ankle-breaking gold, which should help ease the heartache.<p>[NBA]

Basketball

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Digital Currencies

Check out the final possessions of the last 16 NBA Finals in all their glory

Every postseason participant dreams of winning a title, but the four teams still alive in the 2015 NBA Playoffs are now close enough to entertain the …

Romancing the Rim: The Most 'Swaggy P' Moments of Nick Young's Lakers Career

Link to Media<p>A flame once burned between Nick Young and the rim.<p>They met on a blacktop in Los Angeles in the '90s. He was probably wearing a terrycloth bucket hat, and she rocked a gray, skintight number.<p>They fell head over Razor scooter handlebars for each other, and soon Young was dialing her up …

Basketball

B/R NBA Legends 100: Ranking the Greatest Shooting Guards of All Time

Link to Media<p>Plenty of big-name shooting guards have dominated the NBA throughout its history.<p>Players like Sam Jones, Hal Greer and Bill Sharman thrived during the early years of the league's star-studded tenure, but the position has always been in good hands. Even though it's tough to find many …

NBA

Andy Murray: 'My on court rants are embarrassing'... British No 1 reveals the battles with his inner demons and the real reason he picked a woman to be his coach

• <b>Andy Murray was beaten in the final of the Australian Open in February</b>• <b><br>Opponent Novak Djokovic was on the brink of a physical breakdown</b>• <b><br>Murray admits</b> …

Tennis

Best Signature Moves in NBA History: Small Forwards

Link to Media<p>Almost every great player has some sort of signature move.<p>Michael Jordan had the dunk from the free-throw line. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had the sky hook. Allen Iverson had the crossover.<p>Look at a list of all-time small forwards, and you'll find a plethora of skill sets. You'll see dunks or …

Basketball

Best Signature Moves in NBA History: Shooting Guards

Link to Media<p>Almost every great player has some sort of signature move.<p>Michael Jordan had the dunk from the free-throw line. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had the sky hook. LeBron James has the chase-down block.<p>Look at a list of all-time shooting guards, and you'll find a a glutton of skill sets. You'll see …

Michael Jordan

Big Dog Robot Family Gets A Faster, Lighter Little Brother

Good luck kicking this dog down<p>One parking lot in Massachusetts is witness to a tremendous amount of robo-evolution: outside the office of Boston Dynamics, where the robot-building company routinely tests its latest creations.<p>Google bought Boston Dynamics in 2013, and its lineup includes Big Dog, a …

Watch a 10-minute video of James Harden playing great defense

Last year, multiple videos pointed out Harden's embarrassing lack of effort. This year, he's changed.<p>The Houston Rockets have the second best defensive rating in the NBA, and James Harden is a big reason why. Yes, you read that correctly. Harden, the same player whose disinterest and ineptitude on …

Breaking Down What Makes James Harden an Elite Offensive Player

James Harden of the Houston Rockets may be the most intriguing case study in the NBA. He’s easily one of the five most gifted offensive players in the league, yet all anyone talks about anymore is his defense. So, for this article, we’re not going to talk about those flaws. We’re going to discuss …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

The Nationals beat the 'Atlanta Mets,' a very sad imaginary team

The Nats are stomping the whole NL East at once now:<p>Man, imagine that fanbase. #Barves and #LOLMets combined? A bunch of grouchy New Yorkers chanting "LAR-RY" at ... themselves!? It'd be horrific. How can we make this happen?<p>(h/t Dan Steinberg)

Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

Google Scholar

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Justin Bieber apologizes for racist joke

Justin Bieber was in serious damage control mode Sunday after a video of him telling a racist joke to friends surfaced.<p>In the video, posted to TMZ.com, the pop star, then 15, asks: "Why are black people afraid of chain saws?"<p>He answers his own question: "Run n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****," he …