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The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older. Apple Mac OS vs. Microsoft Windows 10. Seeing Theory. Nick Richardson reviews ‘The Three-Body Problem’ by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu, ‘The Dark Forest’ by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen, ‘Death’s End’ by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu, ‘The Wandering Earth’ by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Li. Science fiction isn’t new to China, as Cixin Liu explains in Invisible Planets, an introduction to Chinese sci-fi by some of its most prominent authors, but good science fiction is.

Nick Richardson reviews ‘The Three-Body Problem’ by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu, ‘The Dark Forest’ by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen, ‘Death’s End’ by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu, ‘The Wandering Earth’ by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Li

The first Chinese sci-fi tales appeared at the turn of the 20th century, written by intellectuals fascinated by Western technology. ‘At its birth,’ Cixin writes, science fiction ‘became a tool of propaganda for the Chinese who dreamed of a strong China free of colonial depredations’. 5 Common Productivity Myths You Need To Stop Believing. “If you keep making that face, it’ll get stuck that way.”

5 Common Productivity Myths You Need To Stop Believing

Theverge. Whether you’re unwrapping your first Mac, or getting an upgrade, you’ll need some apps for your new computer.

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We’re here to help, with some of our best picks to get you started. We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and utilities for the technology we use every day. Check out our other picks for iPhones, Android phones, PCs, and Macs. We've also listed our favorite games for iOS and Android from this year, and our top choices for PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. Bear If you’re looking for a note taking app with more functionality than Apple’s included one, check out Bear. Available on the Mac App Store. Five myths about Saint Nick. A man dressed as Santa Claus entertains children.

Five myths about Saint Nick

(John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images) By Adam C. English By Adam C. English. Could the Force Really Be With Us? The 13 Best New OneNote Features You Haven't Tried Yet. When using OneNote on a Windows PC, you have two choices: the desktop app or the Microsoft Store app.

The 13 Best New OneNote Features You Haven't Tried Yet

While both are fully functional, OneNote 2016 (the desktop app) has always been more advanced and flexible than OneNote for Windows 10 (the Store app). Which Free OneNote App Should You Use on Windows? Desktop vs. Store App Which Free OneNote App Should You Use on Windows? Desktop vs. How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable: 7 Tips for Having More Productive... George S.

How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable: 7 Tips for Having More Productive...

Patton once said: "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. " In business, stirring the proverbial pot can be a good thing. And while negotiating these matters can be challenging -- especially when they involve our teammates or bosses -- differences in opinion will often lead to progress. How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond. Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short.

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why. But whether you've considered juicing, fasting or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or improve your well-being, you're probably aware that drastically cutting out foods is not effective as a long-term lifestyle approach to healthy eating.

One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why

In fact, strict detoxing can cause issues including fatigue, dizziness and low blood sugar. But there is one kind of sustainable detox that is worthwhile, according to some experts. Reducing sugar in your diet can help you drop pounds, improve your health and even give you more radiant skin. "Sugar makes you fat, ugly and old," said Brooke Alpert, a registered dietitian and co-author of "The Sugar Detox: Lose the Sugar, Lose the Weight -- Look and Feel Great. " Edwebet65. Research Apps. I Was Diagnosed With Schizophrenia At The Age Of 17, So I Started Drawing My Hallucinations To Cope With It. I have always been an ‘artist’, I just didn’t realize what that meant until my mental illness appeared.

I Was Diagnosed With Schizophrenia At The Age Of 17, So I Started Drawing My Hallucinations To Cope With It

I despise the term ‘mentally ill’; it implies that who I am as a person is fundamentally corrupted and broken. Show Full Text. Best digital storytelling tools for teachers & students. Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body. A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.

Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body

The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results helped explain how poor sleep damaged health. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity and poor brain function have all been linked to substandard sleep. What missing hours in bed actually does to alter health, however, is unknown. So researchers at the University of Surrey analysed the blood of 26 people after they had had plenty of sleep, up to 10 hours each night for a week, and compared the results with samples after a week of fewer than six hours a night.

Learn Interesting Facts Every Day. How to Sound Smarter in 7 Steps. The worst of the winter weather is now (hopefully) behind us, and the days are getting longer and warmer. So unless we have some winnol-weather or lamb-storms on the way, it seems spring is finally coming. With that in mind, here are 18 words you might find useful in the weeks and months to come. Derived from lagneia, a Greek word meaning "lust," vernalagnia is a more formal name for what’s otherwise known as "spring fever"—a brighter and often more romantic mood brought on by the return of fine weather in the spring. One 1958 medical dictionary described vernalagnia as the “awakening of sexual desire in the spring.” (Spring fever can also mean, as one 19th century dictionary of American English put it, “the listless feeling caused by the first sudden increase of temperature in spring.”)

Since the 19th century, the chirruping of birds during the spring mating season is known as valentining. 9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network. We’ve all been there: You're watching the latest season of Orange is the New Black on Netflix when, all of a sudden, the video jerks to a stop—and the endless buffering begins. It's frustrating when your network slows down (or shuts down completely), but there are a few tricks you can use boost your Wi-Fi signal. Here are a few of them. Most people hide their routers because they’re unsightly or in the way, but placing a router in a closet or in a cabinet is a one-way ticket to slow Wi-Fi: Walls and doors can degrade and absorb signal strength.

Find a central location in your home and put your router on a table or bookshelf. Because some routers are designed to project a Wi-Fi signal slightly downward, keeping it higher off the ground will evenly distribute a Wi-Fi signal throughout your home. Microwaves, cordless telephones, flourescent lights, and even other routers in your neighbor’s home or apartment may interfere with your Wi-Fi signal. Here's how it works. How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises. Erowid. Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses. Unanswered emails were the bane of my life - until I spent a month in search of inbox nirvana.