The Refugee Detectives

Three years ago, overcome by the squalor of my home, I decided to hire a cleaner. I scanned Craigslist, feeling a prick of guilt; few things arouse class angst as reliably as the purchase of domestic help. Then I remembered another option. Near my Connecticut home was a refugee-resettlement center.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

The Birth of Steph

I encourage you to watch it at full speed; I encourage you to watch it in slow motion. The reason this clip is so mind-blowing is not because of what’s obvious, but because of what’s become visible with hindsight.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

Want to Be Happy? Try Moving to Finland

Happy are the people of the Nordic nations — happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identical to the happiness of its immigrants. Those are the main conclusions of the World Happiness Report 2018, released Wednesday.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

A $1.6 billion Spotify lawsuit is based on a law made for player pianos

Spotify is finally gearing up to go public, and the company’s February 28th filing with the SEC offers a detailed look at its finances.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

Lifehacker's Guide to Doing Your Taxes 2018

You have just over a month to file your taxes, unless you file an extension, of course, which means it’s time to collect your stray W-2s and 1099s, grab a cup of coffee and get to work (or head to your tax preparer’s office).... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

Unplugging From the Internet Nearly Destroyed Me

Most days, I am tethered to my phone. I walk around gorging myself on news from my mobile devices, constantly absorbing information, soaking in stories without satiation or satisfaction. I am bombarded by alerts and notifications, retweets and likes and faves.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

The Lost Kids on the Line

As her rented SUV loops through the rocky switchbacks outside Zahlé, the largest city in central Lebanon, Sonya Iverson looks across the wide, scarred basin of the Bekaa Valley.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

The Beauty and Horror of Blue Planet II

David Attenborough’s latest documentary gorgeously reveals the world’s oceans—and shows how badly humans are screwing them up.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

Out of the Doghouse, Into the Bed

For most Americans, dogs are no longer relegated to the doghouse. According to the American Pet Products Association, an industry trade group, almost 60 percent of dog owners say they regard their pet as a child or member of the family.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-18

Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report

Finland has overtaken Norway to become the happiest nation on earth, according to a UN report. The 2018 World Happiness Report also charts the steady decline of the US as the world’s largest economy grapples with a crisis of obesity, substance abuse and depression.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

Stephen Hawking Is Still Underrated

The late physicist’s radical ideas are still changing the way we look at the cosmos. I have a confession to make. For a long time—years, really—I thought Stephen Hawking was overrated.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

It was hard times for the bomber pilots that floated over Europe, their planes incinerating cities below, like birds of prey. Even as they turned the once-bustling streets beneath to howling firestorms, death had become a close companion to the crews of the Allied bombers as well.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems ‘Young’

Remaining physically active as we grow older could help to keep our muscles and immune systems robust, according to two inspiring new studies of older recreational cyclists.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

On Mount Everest, the world's highest lab is uncovering the secrets of extreme fitness

On May 23, 2007, Professor Mike Grocott and his team of climbers – eight medical researchers, two cameramen shooting a documentary and 15 Sherpas carrying equipment or guiding the climb – were 300 metres from the summit of Mount Everest when they hit a big problem.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

The incredible multi-dimensional chess of Qualcomm vs. Broadcom

Game of Thrones may be out of season, but the complex and multi-dimensional strategic drama at the heart of the acclaimed series can still be witnessed in today’s ongoing showdown between Broadcom and Qualcomm. This week, we even had a character “death” of one of the “royals” to boot.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

What’s Helped Me Get Out of My Head and Do Things That Scare Me

“Don’t let the fear of what could happen make nothing happen.” ~Unknown I knew it was coming.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

Is Netflix the new straight-to-video?

DEPENDING on your point of view, Netflix has established itself either as a haven for intelligent, challenging science-fiction drama, or as a dumping ground for follies which were too obviously flawed to merit a theatrical release.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

Inside the NBA's Foodie Franchise

When JaeHee Cho first auditioned for the executive chef job with the Philadelphia 76ers, he was going to wow the brass. He composed a menu titled "Chicken & Egg.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google? But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17

Can Jack White Change His Stripes?

He became a rock legend by embracing the past. Now, the last guitar hero is trying to figure out how to live in the future On a Detroit winter evening, years ago, Jack White punched a guy in the face. Really hard. And not just once, if you believe the police report.... . 学英语 . 2018-03-17