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This 1 Trick Can Help You Stay Focused

Here’s a question for you: Do you control your day or do you simply react to it? Or to put it another way—how often do you feel like all you did was …

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig on Spy: 'When it works, it works like jazz'

Bridesmaids and The Heat marked out them out as a distinctive actor-director duo willing to explode lazy stereotypes about funny women. As they discuss their new secret agent comedy, the pair explain how they’re only getting started<p>Please spare a thought for the plight of the middle-aged actress in …

Comedy

Tiny parasite could be behind massive worldwide decline of bees

Biologists discover single-celled parasite could have greater-than-expected impact on honey bee colonies that have undergone mysterious declines<p>A tiny parasite might be responsible for the rapid decline in honey bee colonies around the world, according to a study into infection rates in …

Energy Vampires Suck Up Home Power: 5 Ways You Can Stop Them

Your home’s gadgets and appliances, even when in “sleep” or “standby” mode, are jacking up your utility bills. Here’s what you can do.<p>Our home's gadgets and appliances—from TVs, computers and coffee makers to clothes dryers—often suck up power even when we're not using them. These energy vampires …

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races<p>In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …

Virtual Reality

Stop Night Protests in Ferguson and Start Recalling City Leaders

Energy spent squaring off against an incompetent police force is better directed at the city's power structure. Protest by day, collect signatures by night.<p>So long as nightly street protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, where police and violent agitators alike use the cover of darkness to …

Our nanny, the photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was a Chicago nanny who left behind a vast, secret hoard of her pictures. Now she's being hailed as one of the best street US street photographers of the 20th century<p>"Honestly, my reaction when this process started was, oh, they're doing a movie on my crazy nanny who I never really …

The Chemistry Behind Making the Best Jello Shots

Almost everyone I know has at least one Jello Shot story. Though most of these tales don’t have happy endings, the slurp-able alcoholic gelatinous …

The Problem With Instagram, According To Adrian Grenier

Instagram was supposed to be the great democratizer. It allows anyone who can scrape together enough cash for a smartphone and a data plan to enjoy …

North Carolina voting law changes fight in court

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, should be put on hold until …

The American Dream Is Dead, and Good Riddance

It’s time to redefine what it means to be successful in America.<p>New analysis confirms what many already assumed to be true: a sizable number of …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Your smartphone’s short-lived battery could make you an airline security risk

Now there’s a new reason to be anxious about the rapidly dwindling battery meter on your smartphone or tablet.<p>New US aviation security regulations mean that the consequences of a dead iPhone won’t end with the misery of a being forced to read the in-flight magazine for entertainment. If you’re …

Middle East

The Most Instagrammed Place in the World Is a Mall in Bangkok

And Bangkok's airport falls from the top spot to the ninth.<p>The year-in-review posts are coming fast and furious from the world's leading technology companies. Instagram is the latest to post their statistics.<p>And it has the best social network factlet of the year: the most-Instagrammed place in the …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic]

A heatmap of war over water<p><i>Click here to see a larger version of this infographic.</i><p>As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already …

Water

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Rome in 24 Hours: A Cinematic Adventure in The Great Beauty

As soon as the Best Foreign Language Oscar was handed out, Italian companies began advertising tours of 'The Great Beauty' -- La Grande Bellezza. But to truly view Paolo Sorrentino's Rome, one needs to do it with the same individualistic, somewhat aristocratic spirit of Jep Gambardella, the film's …

29 Life-Changing Quesadillas You Need To Know About

What have I been doing with my life that I haven't had a blueberry breakfast quesadilla. What has been the point.

Breakfast

The ONE Thing You Must Do In Each U.S. State

"If you could only tell a visitor to do ONE thing in your whole state, what would it be?"<p>We asked this question to ourselves, to our trusted friends, and to a whole bunch of HuffPost editors. We thought our comrades' answers would help us create the ultimate American travel guide.<p>But their …

The Official Center Of The World Is, Of Course, In California

You can't make this stuff up.<p>Thanks to a really awesome New York Times article on the Center of the World (yes, really), we wanted to investigate this strange spot located practically just over the California border west of Yuma, Arizona.<p>The town, called Felicity, was deemed the actual Official …

Reader Recs: Best Travel Advice Ever

With a new season of travel just around the corner, we asked our Facebook fans to share the best travel advice they’ve ever received. Their responses ranged from practical tips to inspirational musings.<p><b>Here’s what they had to say:</b><p>To kick things off, Ben C. had wise words for those of us with …

If You Were Planning to Watch Any of These Movies on Netflix, Do So Before January 1 – /Film

<b>Netflix Instant</b> has thousands of great movies available to watch, but due to contracts with studios, sometimes they are only available for a limited …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race) and Obesity

Sorry, Jon Stewart: You’re not “just a comedian”

“The Daily Show” needs to stop pretending he’s simply another late-night jokester — and own his real influence<p>I remember quite clearly when Jon Stewart lost me. It was the fall of 2010, during those final hours before the Tea Party wave washed over the country and transformed American politics. It …