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This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

New Apps for 2018

<i>You can download my wallpaper here.</i><p>The new year is always an opportunity for me to take some time off work and better understand how I use technology and, more importantly, what I want from the devices I write about. Historically, that meant I would take a short break over the holidays and come …

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If You Can't Pass This Simple 10 Second Test, Science Says You're 5 Times More Likely to Die Sooner

And don't worry if you can't pass it today. With a little time and effort, you will.<p>Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life. No one wants their life to be cut unnecessarily short. But is it possible to predict whether you're at greater risk of mortality? According to a Brazilian physician, the …

How to Be Happy with What You Eat This Year

In 2017, we turned to comfort food. Now, we're doing right by our bodies—and the world.<p>We pigged out last year. Who could blame us? Natural disasters. Man-made disasters. The looming threat of nuclear war. We poured ourselves another glass—or maybe bottle—of wine after every push alert, woke up the …

8 brilliant innovations helping homeless populations around the world

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.<p>It's a complex …

Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away

TANCÍTARO, Mexico — The road to this agricultural town winds through the slums and cartel-controlled territory of Michoacán, ground zero for Mexico’s drug war, before arriving at a sight so strange it can seem like a mirage.<p>Fifteen-foot stone turrets are staffed by men whose green uniforms belong …

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Here Are the Things at CES You'll Actually Want to Buy

Automate and personalize your life with these gadgets that revolutionize the most basic activities.<p>Some gadgets work better in theory than practice. Many are concepts, designed more for the “whoa” factor or to make a point about the state and potential of technology in our world, than for practical …

5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.<p>Procrastination affects …

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

The Cardio Workout for Guys Who Hate Cardio

After a while, just about every cardio exercise can feel tedious, time-consuming, and ineffective. Running becomes boring. Swimming requires too much …

Forget Florida — here's why you should consider retiring to Canada

However, moving north can be a good option as well.<p>While retirement in Canada isn't the cheapest option, it can be a solid choice for Americans looking to stretch dollars and live in comfort.<p>Here's why you should consider Canada for retirement:<p><b>Lower cost of living</b><p>The cost of living in Canada isn't …

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

17 Netflix Hidden Gems That'll Stretch Your Imagination

Because good shows make you think.

How to Build a Smart Home Where Everything Might Actually Work

The smart home future is here... sort of. But really how smart are a bunch of different devices all speaking different languages? Unfortunately, the …

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The best supplements for sex

If you have a low sex drive, can't get off, or you have fertility issues, you're not alone. In fact, you're far from alone! About 40 to 70 percent of …

How to be an excellent party conversationalist in 7 steps

Festive manicure: Check. Designer track pants: Got ’em. Paleo pumpkin bread for the hostess: It’s been recipe-tested…um, many times.<p>But what are you …

I want a smart home. What’s the simplest way to start?

Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Dan Seifert discuss on Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>If you want to automate your home with “smart home” gadgets, and you’re not a super-geek, watch out. Incautious consumers, like one listener who wrote into <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, may buy devices …

Normal Mole vs. Melanoma: What to Look for in a Self-Exam

Melanoma is the most deadly of all skin cancers. An estimated 46,000 Americans will develop melanoma every year, and 7,700 Americans will die from it …

How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down

Mayor Bill de Blasio this week pushed ahead with plans to make New York City one of nation's few big cities to offer free, full-day Preschool for all 3-year-olds­­.<p>The plan, which would eventually serve more than 60 thousand children a year, builds on one of Mayor de Blasio's signature …

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The highs and lows, the ups and downs--there were a lot of them this year in the world of gadgets. Laptops made a comeback, now that there are several models that are light and thin enough to use all day but still pack enough power for video and photo editing. Two smartphones competed for our …

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Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?<p>Research …

4 free apps you need for Thanksgiving travel: airport security wait times, holiday road traffic and more

Los Angeles International Airportsays it’s expecting 2.3 million travelers to pass through this year between last Friday and Monday (Nov. 28).<p>The Wednesday before and the Sunday and Monday after Thanksgiving will be busiest, an airport news release says. The airport is warning travelers to expect …

The Tech That Is Making Travel Safer

What technology can help us better protect ourselves in the next year, decade, or generation?<p>Today’s world can feel like a tinderbox, just one strike away from flaring up again. Where war-torn hot zones once seemed isolated, danger now exists almost anywhere. It might come via attacks on airports, …

The Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 11th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix Instant (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 60 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the best …

6 ways to stop Facebook app from draining your iPhone battery

Every day I hear at least one complaint about the Facebook app wreaking havoc on iPhone battery life. Unfortunately, this isn’t breaking news — it seems to re-surface, with a new level of severity, every couple of months. Not only does Facebook use tons of battery when left unchecked, it can also …

Plan launches a better calendar for busy people

Today, we have a variety of apps to manage our days – calendars, task lists, reminders, notes, and more. But the apps don’t always interoperate, and having the information in separate silos can make it hard to get a handle on how to properly manage our time, or how our tasks connect. A new …

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Why The Amazon Echo Is The iPhone Of The Smart Home

If you’re like me, remembering how different using a mobile phone was back in 2006 is getting increasingly difficult. That’s because today we live in a world so completely transformed by the iPhone, it seems as if it’s always been that way.<p>But looking back, things were indeed very different. If you …

The Very Best Learning Method Is Not Taught To Students Or Teachers

The one learning technique which works best is the one that students use the least.• Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook …

13 automation apps and tools to streamline your whole life

In today's age of automation, there's simply no reason you should spend precious seconds every morning brewing coffee when you could be catching an …

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Google Just Changed the Travel Booking Game With This New Launch

Booking a trip online can be a major headache. If you're anything like me, the experience usually involves multiple browsers open at the same time, each with a multitude of tabs keeping track of flight prices, hotel reviews, local attractons, restaurants, and anything else I can think of. In short, …

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