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Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

How to catch burglars by remote control

<b>"I saw a man on the screen in my living room and that's when I called 911."</b><p>Lawyer Mia Nguyen was sitting in her office glued to the live video feed she'd set up at home to watch her dogs.<p>Alerted by her Manything app that something was moving in the house, she had logged on to have a look. Her dogs …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

The deadly weapons these ingredients become arise from a combination of “MacGyver-esque” creative thinking and good old-fashioned research. To figure …

'Earliest shrine' uncovered at Buddha's birthplace

<b>Archaeologists digging at Buddha's birthplace have uncovered remains of the "earliest ever Buddhist shrine".</b><p>They unearthed a 6th Century BC timber structure buried within the Maya Devi Temple at Lumbini in Nepal.<p>The shrine appears to have housed a tree. This links to the Buddha nativity story - his …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

MediaFire Launches Dropbox-Like App With 50GB Free Storage

File hosting service MediaFire has launched a Dropbox-like application for OS X and Windows today, MediaFire Desktop, which lets users upload files directly from their desktops to the cloud, and share them with others.<p>The public beta of MediaFire Desktop has the same type of file syncing features …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto is an intuitive handheld device that could change that situation, and it uses a technology that has gained a reputation as too finicky and …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

It wasn’t easy; it sometimes took him weeks to reach a community, and there usually wasn’t any way to verbally communicate, since no matter how many …

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The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …