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Android 

All about Kodi: What it is, how to get it, and which boxes have it pre-installed

Cord cutters are raving about Kodi. Update, May 2017: Added the Amlogic S912 Octa Core Android 6.0 TV Box to our list, along with a brief update on Kodi’s legality below. If you’ve been hearing people talk about Kodi lately, here’s a quick breakdown of what it is, why it’s great, and a couple recommendations for Android TV boxes that come with it pre-loaded. Now, the legality of pre-loaded Kodi boxes is being challenged in places like the UK, where five people were recently arrested for selling them. To be…

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Science 

We Have Always Been Bored — ‘Yawn’ Wonders Why

Boredom is a going concern, particularly in a Western culture over-saturated with things designed to make every moment count. Freelance researcher Mary Mann began writing Yawn: Adventures in Boredom because she was concerned with her own restlessness; was she succumbing to the depression that ran in her family? Was modern malaise taking hold? Was she fundamentally ungrateful for life, as her parents had always suggested about bored people? If she was broken, was there a cure? (And if you’re already rolling your eyes at Mann, this is not going to…

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Smarter 

If You Want to Be Productive, You Should Have More Quiet Time When You’re Busy

The pace of life in today’s world has become non-stop. And the world has also got louder. Radios and TVs constantly blare out. Congested roads fill our environments with engine noise. And even at work, there is a steady stream of noisy interruptions. With our auditory senses under relentless attack, it’s no wonder that… You’ve Become Too Busy to Have Quiet Time All that noise. Have you ever considered what it’s doing to your ability to think and be productive? You may suppose that a noisy and busy environment helps…

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US 

Poll Says Blacks Less Likely to Have Enough for Retirement

Older white Americans are nearly twice as likely as African-Americans to say they’ve saved enough for retirement, a new poll found. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also found that African- Americans and Latinos have less financial security than whites and will rely on fewer sources of income during retirement. The retirement savings gap between white and other minority groups extends beyond pensions, 401(k)s or other retirement accounts. The survey shows older white Americans are also more likely to collect Social Security benefits, inherit money from their…

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Poll says blacks less likely to have enough for retirement

CHICAGO (AP) — Older white Americans are nearly twice as likely as African-Americans to say they’ve saved enough for retirement, a new poll found. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also found that African- Americans and Latinos have less financial security than whites and will rely on fewer sources of income during retirement. The retirement savings gap between white and other minority groups extends beyond pensions, 401(k)s or other retirement accounts. The survey shows older white Americans are also more likely to … Read the referenced story here:…

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Smarter 

What Do Our Dreams Mean? Psychologists Have Different Answers

Are dreams pathways of realms into the ‘beyond’? Are dreams the subconscious mind relaying special messages? Are dreams an artifact of the brain on ‘night shift’ duty? For a long time, dream has been under the radar of many scientists. It has been such a mythical phenomenon that many would like to know more about. More importantly, many of us are curious about the answer to the question “Why do we dream?”. There is no certainty about the actual function of sleep or dreams. And everybody dreams, yet memories of…

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Android 

Over 82 billion apps have been installed from Google Play last year

Google Play sees a huge uptick in app installs in 2016. At I/O 2017, Google’s VP of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke, revealed that over 82 billion apps have been installed from Google Play last year, a noticeable uptick from the 65 billion in 2015. Android itself now powers over 2 billion active devices, and is the largest operating system in the world. Burke also shared details on Android wear, stating that 24 manufacturers have committed to the platform. Similarly, Android Auto is picking up momentum, and will soon be…

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Smarter 

Most People Have Great Potential. But Very Few of Them Unleash It

Has any authority figure ever come up to you and told you that you have the potential for so much more, but are not reaching for it? Or have you yourself ever felt that despite achieving all that you have, there’s a lot in you that needs to be explored and reached for, but you are pulling yourself back somehow? The first step to self-actualization is often realizing this. Once you have done so, the actual journey can begin. Why Do We Need Self Actualization? Self-actualization is a theory created…

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