Find New Books Based on Where They’re Set With This Tool

The first weekend I lived in San Francisco I found a local used bookstore in my neighborhood where I promptly bought half a dozen books that were set in San Francisco. That wasn’t my intention when I walked in the store, but it was a great decision.

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Reduce Jet Lag By Doing This Airline-Approved Workout When You Land

When you travel to a different time zone, jet lag can sometimes be a difficult beast to handle. Long flights can be difficult on your body from a sheer “sitting for a long time in a small seat” perspective. When you add in a huge time change, the journey can take an even harder toll on your body.

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Reduce Jet Lag By Doing This Airline-Approved Workout When You Land

When you travel to a different time zone, jet lag can sometimes be a difficult beast to handle. Long flights can be difficult on your body from a sheer “sitting for a long time in a small seat” perspective. When you add in a huge time change, the journey can take an even harder toll on your body.

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Wilderness vs. Monitoring: The Controversy of a New Seismic Network at Glacier Peak

One of the most potentially dangerous volcanoes in the Cascades is Glacier Peak in Washington. It produced the one of the largest eruptions in the past 20,000 years in this volcanic range that spans from British Columbia to California. Multiple eruptions around 13,500 years ago spread ash all the way into Montana. Over the last 2,000 years, there have been multiple explosive eruptions that have impacted what became Washington state and beyond. Put on top of that the many glaciers on the slop

Science’s Bullying Problem

Over the past few weeks, the stories of three high-profile scientists accused of bullying have emerged: geneticist Nazneen Rahman, psychologist Tania Singer and astrophysicist Guinevere Kauffmann. Each of these researchers are (or were) at the top of their fields, recipients of huge amounts of funding. They are accused of abuses of power, bullying and abuse of their subordinates and creating a climate of fear in their institutions. It would be easy to look to the personal character

How to Make a Table Request When Making an OpenTable Reservation

If you like going out to eat, especially in big cities, then OpenTable can quickly become your best friend. The app can help you make reservations at a hot restaurant quickly and easily, all without picking up your phone (and inevitably sitting on hold forever).

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Discover New Recipies by Snapping a Pic of an Ingredient With This App

An ongoing discussion at our house is what exactly we’re going to cook for dinner. While there’s definitely some meal planning that happens before we hit the grocery store, sometimes we come across a deal on something that’s too good to pass up, but also doesn’t fit into what the “plan” was for food for the week. Or…

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Use Alexa as a ‘7-Minute Workout’ Coach With This Skill

Finding the time to work out during the day can sometimes be a bit… complicated. If you’re running short on time but still want to get a little bit of a workout in, Alexa can actually help make that happen through the Alexa skill for the 7-Minute Workout.

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Independence: A New Performance Indicator for Researchers?

A scientist's achievements are often measured in terms of the number of papers they publish (productivity) and how many citations those papers get (impact). These 'bibliometric indicators' are widely derided but they have proven remarkably stubborn. Now, in a new preprint on bioRxiv, researchers Peter van den Besselaar and Ulf Sandström propose a new metric that, they say, could measure another important researcher characteristic: independence. For van den Besselaar and Sandström, inde

Use This Trick to Close a Hotel Door Quietly

When I travel, I typically like to stay out late and sleep in as long as possible in the mornings. My boyfriend, on the other hand, likes to get up at 7am and get a start on the day. By the time my real wake up time has happened he’s had time to get breakfast, explore the area around the hotel, and is comfortably…

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