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7 behaviors to give up if you want to be happier

Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life to be a happier person. Think of it as decluttering your house, except instead of your house, it's your entire life.<p>To help you kick off the elimination …

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

Turmeric Tea Recipe

For a while it felt like someone was sticking a hot poker between my shoulder blades, particularly if I moved my neck in certain directions, like …

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Underwater wi-fi given test run to create 'deep-sea internet'

<b>Researchers have tested an "underwater wi-fi" network in a lake in an attempt to make a "deep-sea internet".</b><p>The team, from the University of Buffalo, New York, said the technology could help detect tsunamis, offering more reliable warning systems.<p>They aim to create an agreed standard for underwater …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

BlackBerry faces dogfight as firm returns to its corporate roots

Chris Farrer is preparing to place a big order for smartphones. That used to be a simple task for the manager of telecommunications at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: buy more BlackBerrys to run on the firm's BlackBerry server. This time it's different.<p>Like other organizations around the world, the …

Obamacare Is The Chance Of A Lifetime For Venture Capitalists

"This is the greatest opportunity I've seen in my lifetime. It's the first time we are seeing really fundamental changes happen. And there's a lot of money that can be made as this chaos is sorted out," said Lisa Suennen, the co-founder and managing member of Psilos Group, a health-care-focused …

SAP Cutting Back on Development of Business ByDesign

German software giant SAP appears close to ending active development of its Business ByDesign suite of applications.<p>The company said Saturday that it …

Tech 'surge' to repair ACA website

The Obama administration Sunday said it’s called on “the best and brightest” tech experts from both government and the private sector to help fix the troubled website at the root of the Obamacare enrollment problems.<p>The unusual Sunday 600-word blog post from the Department of Health and Human …

Obama Administration Addresses Health Care Website Fumbles

The Obama administration has started to confront the many technological problems that have hampered the roll out of the new health care law.<p>"I think that there's no one more frustrated than the president at the difficulty in the website," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on <i>Meet the Press</i> this …