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Volkswagen's top U.S. executive steps down amid ongoing probe | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG’s top U.S. executive is stepping down nearly six months after the German automaker admitted to installing software to allow 580,000 diesel U.S. vehicles to emit excess emissions, the company said on Wednesday.<p>Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen …

U.S. Department of Justice

3 Reasons Why I Use Compression In Every Mix

Nothing can kill your mix faster than a compressor that isn’t being used strategically. Take it from someone who has jacked up his fair share of …

42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

Personal Finance

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

The innermost secrets of Android’s new operating system: psychadelic colour schemes, enhanced privacy and how to unlock your phone with your face<p><b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when …

Windows Phone

Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else

Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford University.<p>But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it …

Health update for Thich Nhat Hanh as of November 22

Photo by Velcrow Ripper.<p>On Saturday, November 22, Plum Village issued a new update on the health of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, who recently …

Meditation

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

La La Land

Drastically Reduce Learning Time With Intervals (Part 2) | Guitar Lesson

The main goal of this article is to provide you with a set of visual shapes (interval shapes formed by your fingers, and seeable in your mind's eye) …

Guitar Lessons

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

New York Times

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

Productivity

5 Data-Driven Ways To Get Your Facebook Post Seen

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think you’re alone.<p>Between changes to the layout of brand pages, News Feed algorithm adjustments, and countless other tweaks and changes, marketers are constantly on their toes …

iPhone-Connected Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks Drinking Habits

Vessyl, a smart cup designed by Yves Behar, is designed to measure and track any drink poured into it in real-time. Using sensors, Vessyl is able to detect drinks that are poured in to it, from water and soda to homemade smoothies, alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea, and more.<p>When a drink is poured …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 7: The Big Picture

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How To Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Join me each week</i> …

iOS Apps

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

Simplicity Sells: Top 10 Innovations that Make Life Simpler

<i>Margaret Molloy</i> <i>is the Global CMO for strategic branding firm</i> <i>Siegel+Gale.</i> <i>Follow her at @MargaretMolloy.</i><p>We live in a world where startups and the latest technology innovation consume mainstream news coverage, where entrepreneurs and innovators are heroes, and where “new” is often confused with …

Articles about 5 intelligent urban prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete system, one of the outstanding elements that comes up...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's December/January 2016 issue.<p>The future of the office is about providing a balanced response to the environment and …

Prefab Homes

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

Cute

In Three Minutes, We Can Teach You How to Create Your Very Own Flipboard Magazine

MagMaker / November 7, 2013<p>If you’re just getting started with Flipboard magazines — or just thinking about getting ready to maybe possibly create …

Oops! How to Remove Stories from Your Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / September 19, 2013<p>It happens: Perhaps your finger slipped, so you ended up adding a story to the wrong magazine by mistake. Or maybe you …

Find Yourself

MagMaker / December 3, 2013<p>Digital publishing is about putting your content where your readers are. That sounds straightforward, but it’s not so …

How to Promote Your Flipboard Magazine

MagMaker / January 7, 2014<p>You’ve created a Flipboard magazine and filled it with fabulous content. Now you’re ready to start building an audience. …

How to Build an Audience for Your Flipboard Magazine

MagMaker / September 11, 2013<p>You’ve created a Flipboard magazine. Now you want more people to read it. Try these techniques to grow your magazine …

DIY Dynamo Bonnie Rush Reveals How She Does It All

MagMaker / August 23, 2013<p>“Do it yourself” projects are more than just a hobby for Bonnie Rush; DIY is the essence of how she experiences the world. …