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Twitterature: 14 Connected Authors Worth Your Follow

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Twitter Authors 1. Anthony Bourdain On Travel Channel’s No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain is brash, opinionated, foul-mouthed and memorable. On Twitter, as @Bourdain, his personality is prominent — much like in his memoir, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which is being reissued in October.Bourdain’s frequent tweets shed insight into his daily life and adventures […]

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Does Sunscreen Harm Coral Reefs?

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Image: Mashable Soaking up the sun is fun, but dealing with lobster-red sunburns isn’t. Before you break out the swimwear and hit the beach this summer, you may find yourself with sunburn- and sunscreen-related concerns. Don’t worry — you’re not alone. Yahoo has released the top questions its users have been searching for when it […]

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9 Things You Need To Know About The Dating App Created Exclusively For Queer Women

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Dattch, created in the UK, has finally landed in the States. It’s a brand new day, ladies. 1. A new (and totally free) dating app, Dattch, boasts that it’s the first dating app “built by lesbians, for lesbians.” View this image › Dattch The app’s main web page states, “Women aren’t the same as men. […]

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Next Up in MashableReads: ‘The UnAmericans’ by Molly Antopol

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Image: Mashable, Will Fenstermaker Our next selection for the MashableReads social book club is Molly Antopol‘s The UnAmericans. Molly Antopol, recently named one of The National Book Foundation’s top “5 Under 35” authors, makes her short story debut with her collection The UnAmericans. The collection follows a multiplicity of voices ranging from a teenager coming […]

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10 Sex and Dating Experts to Follow on Twitter

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The Best Sex (Advice) You’ll Find on the Web 1) Emily Morse Followers: 23,823 The hilarious and relatable Emily Morse made a name for herself with the fantastic “Sex with Emily” podcast, which now also airs on SiriusXM. Since then, she’s released an app called “Kegel Camp,” starred in the Bravo series “Miss Advised,” and […]

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Nanotech Gloves Heat Hands to Ideal Temperature

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It’s difficult to keep your hands toasty in cold weather, even when you’re wearing Thinsulate-lined everything. We take gloves on-and-off, making it more challenging to keep our hands warm on cold days or when we’re skiing the slopes. But there are some pricey high-tech gloves that fit the bill — using sensors to detect when […]

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Experience Armageddon in Sneak Peek at ‘xkcd’ Author’s New Book

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Let’s all just be glad that Earth keeps rotating. In his new book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Situations, xkcd author Randall Munroe illustrates some of life’s most bizarre questions and conundrums. Munroe recently joined Mashable‘s social book club MashableReads with the #WhatIfChallenge, and is encouraging readers to submit their own one-panel […]

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5 Business Travel Problems and Their Tech Solutions

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Michael Murphy is senior vice president of Cambria Suites and Ascend Collection for Choice Hotels International. Follow him at @ChoiceMurph. Although business travel is on the rise again, companies are expecting employees to wring even greater efficiency and productivity from their business trips. Unfortunately, even the most seasoned road warrior can run into hurdles when […]

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The Digerati: 7 Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs

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In the Day in the Life Series, Mashable hand-picked seven successful tech entrepreneurs to follow for a day. We wanted to know what their routine is like, what they eat for lunch, how much time they spend in meetings, who they seek out for advice and what keeps them going day after day on little […]

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5 Clever Ways to Get Kids Interested in Computer Programming

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5 Smart Kids Apps 1. Cubelets Buy: From ModroboticsPrice: $160Imagine building a simple robot without any wires or tools. With Cubelets, snap together a bunch of colorful cubes and your robot can come to life, moving around the kitchen table or responding to light or other nearby objects. Different types of cubes elicit different actions […]

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Weed-Killing Robot Reduces Need for Herbicides

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Scientists at Blue River Technology will commercialize a weed-killing robot after landing $3.1 million in Series A funding from Khosla Ventures. The agricultural invention uses algorithms to differentiate between good and bad plants, injecting the bad with enough fertilizer to kill it. If you’ve ever tried to grow your own garden, you know how impossible […]

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Storybook App Helps Kids Overcome Needle Phobia

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No one likes a trip to the doctor. Triple that dread if you’re a child-turned-banshee once a needle comes into the picture. There’s an app for that, and just in time for flu season. Healthline Networks launched a “Big Shots Get Shots” campaign to help children overcome their needle fear, or trypanophobia. Along with a […]

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How iPods Have Improved the Lives of People With Memory Loss

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Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you the iPod has changed the music industry. What they may not tell you is the more obscure, yet similarly profound, impact it’s having on the lives of the elderly suffering from dementia. Experimentation with iPods and memory began when Dan Cohen, a social worker from Long Island, N.Y., distributed […]

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Nike+Kinect Training on Xbox Will Whip You Into Shape

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Working out at home has its perks: no loudly grunting weight-lifters, no worrying about doing downward dog in anyone’s personal space and when you’re done, the shower is only steps away. For at-home fitness enthusiasts, Nike unveiled a new program on Tuesday called Nike+Kinect Training, that features a virtual trainer who customizes workouts for you. […]

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Considering a Digital Detox? Just Google “Nature” Instead

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The Scottish Highlands.Image: Flickr, larsjuh This year some people might consider the idea of a digital detox vacation. Perhaps a trip to the Scottish Highlands, where communities deprived of decent broadband are wondering whether to market themselves as digital-free destinations in an attempt to flip a lack of poor reception into “meaningful and emotional experiences”. […]

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