Wojciech Galuszka

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Best Tech Books of 2017 - MIT Technology Review

<b>By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot</b><p>Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on the women making waves in the technology …

Books

Legal prostitution in Nevada: Photos of what brothels are really like

One sex worker was a moonlighting math teacher from Minnesota.Courtesy of Marc McAndrews<p>Before traveling to Nevada, the photographer Marc McAndrews had never been to a brothel. Now, five years later, he's been to every single one in the state.<p>McAndrews made regular trips to Nevada's legal brothels, …

Turn-On

Press restart: The nostalgia-fuelled rise of retro gaming

There's a core reason behind the tidal wave of nostalgia that's been sweeping through video games in the past few years.<p>"Games used to be aimed …

'I planned to retire years ago': A sobering preview of the U.S. without pensions

Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time he realized that with just a Social Security check, "You can hardly make it these days."<p>So here he is at 79, working full time at Walmart. During each eight-hour shift, he stands at the store entrance greeting …

Can you eat with $2 a day? One Montrealer tried to do just that

A latte alone can run you $5 a day but imagine you are able to cut your entire grocery bill down to only $2 a day?<p>Is that even possible and what …

Wells Fargo Is A Top Stock Pick For 2018

Wells Fargo allegedly opened or applied for more than 2 million bank accounts and credit cards without customers’ knowledge or permission.<p>While …

The Bananapocalypse Is Nigh

The failure to diversify makes the world's favorite fruit vulnerable to a wipeout.<p>The bananapocalypse is coming. That’s the likelihood that sometime in the next decade, bananas may disappear, victims of a fungal pathogen known as Panama Disease. The disease is on the march throughout the world, …

Forestry

Home security firm ADT files for $100 million IPO

ADT, a Florida-based home security company owned by Apollo Global Management, has filed for a $100 million IPO (placeholder figure, with Renaissance …

Morgan Stanley

11 things people think are terrible for your diet that actually aren't

I'm used to the shaming look I get from my peers when I crack open a can of sugar-free Red Bull. The questions — and judgment — never end. "That stuff'll kill you," someone said to me the other day, shaking his head. "So many chemicals!" was what I heard last week.<p>Truth be told, Red Bull (at least …

Nutrition

Italian for Travelers to Italy

It's a good idea to learn a few basic Italian words and phrases before you travel to Italy. Although English is spoken in most tourist parts of …

Older Indians Drive Millennials Crazy On WhatsApp. This Is Why They're Obsessed.

Young Indians are hooked to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. But for older Indians, WhatsApp is the ultimate social network.<p><b>My mother became</b> addicted to WhatsApp when her mother passed away in the winter of 2013. She used it, she said, to “fill up a vacuum,” numbing her grief with the mindless …

Here are the cold and flu remedies that actually work

An evidence-based guide to surviving your holiday bug.<p>Cold weather doesn’t literally make you sick, but the winter season does indeed make you more prone to catching a bad cold. Chilly conditions mean you spend more time indoors, where bacteria and viruses are more likely to linger in the air and …

Alternative Medicine

'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' Now Available on iPad

Popular turn-based strategy game Civilization VI made its way to the iPad today thanks to Aspyr Media. The sixth game in the Civilization series, Civilization VI was originally released on Mac and PC in October of 2016.<p>As with all Civilization games, the aim is to lead a newly-established …

Vinci 2.0 bring 3G connections and phone-free operation to workout headphones

We all have workout headphones, and generally, they’re either bulky or they don’t sound good. Lately, companies have been launching neckbuds, and Vinci is the latest on that list. You might not know the Vinci name, but I’ve had their previous headphones for about 2 years now. Originally, Vinci was …

20 mostly practical gifts for the technophile

Lets face it: A lot of holiday gifts just aren’t that useful, and end up stored in a closet indefinitely.<p>That’s just a waste of money, so we’ve tried to collect gadgets tech that will hopefully avoid the same fate. As such, some of these items aren’t necessarily things you’d normally consider as …

Social Media

See Photos Taken on Illegal Visits to Chernobyl's Dead Zone

Thirty-one years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, a group of self-proclaimed “stalkers” makes illegal trips into the abandoned radioactive city.<p>An estimated 200 tons of radioactive material festers beneath a steel containment structure inside Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

Atlanta Airport Blackout Sends Message to Terrorists: America Is Unprepared

A single-point failure makes the world’s busiest airport go dark for hours and traps thousands of passengers. It’s what phase one of an attack could …

Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you

Natasha Mumbi Nkonde tells me she’s “haunted” by what she sounded like as a child. Nkonde, who was born in Zambia in 1984 and moved to the UK when she was six, remembers speaking two different languages—Bemba and Nyanja. Naturally, she was forced to switch to English once she migrated to Britain. …

Language

Ajit Pai Is Unseating Martin Shkreli As The Most Hated Man In History Of The Internet

Ajit Pai is knocking Martin Shkreli off his throne.<p>The embattled FCC Chairman has earned the ire of the internet after leading a charge to peel back …

How the South Korean language was designed to unify

‘Uri’ isn’t a mere grammar point, it’s a cultural canon that captures the very essence of a nation.<p>“Our husband is also a teacher,” my co-worker told me as she noisily slurped her soup. She was seated beside another colleague, who was slurping hers, too.<p>I was confused. Had I misheard her? Were …

Language

Speed of the Earth

Did you know that Earth wobbles as well as speeds up and slows down?<p>The Earth is always in motion. Although it seems like we are standing still on …

Earth Science

The 12 best apps of 2017

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

Google’s photo-organizing service offers plenty of powerful possibilities beyond its widely known basics. Ready to take your image library to the next level?<p>With its seamless cloud storage, platform-agnostic syncing, and simple options for sharing, Google Photos has shown that managing even a …

Mobile Photography

21st century’s longest lunar month starts December 18

The December 18, 2017 moon is new, or most nearly between the Earth and sun for this month. Astronomers mark the beginning of each lunar month, a …

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami

The climate is warming and the water is rising. In his new book, Jeff Goodell argues that sea-level rise will reshape our world in ways we can only begin to imagine<p>After the hurricane hit Miami in 2037, a foot of sand covered the famous bow-tie floor in the lobby of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami …

Sea Level

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

'Eat Less, Exercise More' Isn't the Answer for Weight Loss

You’ve heard it before: To lose weight, simply eat less and exercise more. In theory, that makes sense. Actually, it’s not just in theory—science has …

Watch: St-Henri Café Whips Up Apple Pie-Rogies

One of the hot new restaurant openings for 2017 was <b>Café Baba Yaga</b>, a new Polish café open on St-Jacques Street in St-Henri, as of September.<p>It’s run by a team with roots at Old Montreal restaurant L’Orignal, and is a rare case of a new restaurant focusing on Eastern European cuisine in the city — …

Restaurants