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Life & Times is BTRread's lifestyle and arts section featuring coverage on ongoing exhibits, profiles on artists and designers, technology, fashion, international trends, and culture commentary.

Can Greenie Make Environmentalism Fun?

by Harmon Leon | Jul 17, 2017

The new app Greenie puts a new spin on saving the planet.

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The Struggle Of Running Is Real. But So Are The Rewards.

by Cat Bradley | Jul 15, 2017

Your first run will feel like torture. Then it gets much, much better.

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Racism Keeps America From Embracing K-Pop Awesomeness

by Jeff Nazareno | Jul 13, 2017

Does cultural conditioning keep Asians from becoming stars in America?

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EyeEm Selects and Its AI Photo Helper Curates Your Phone's Photo Gallery

by Harmon Leon | Jul 10, 2017

In the age of Instagram, everyone wants to be a star photographer and garner “likes” from social networks. EyeEm Selects gives chance to sell your images and make some cash as well as social media acclaim.

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Micromanage Your Life With the If That Then This (IFTTT) App

by Harmon Leon | Jul 5, 2017

IFTTT is a simple idea that could revolutionize our digital lives. Or at least the way you program your daily schedule.

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Woebot: Why Won’t You Listen?

by Harmon Leon | Jun 28, 2017

A chatbot therapist provides little relief.

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What Happens When Introverts Meditate?

by Kimberly Ruth | Jun 24, 2017

Social gatherings used to make me ill. I’d rather sit for an hour in traffic than make small talk. Yes, alcohol helped. But after college I knew I had to find a better way to deal with my…

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Here Comes Iron Stache

by Joe Virgillito | Jun 21, 2017

A Wisconsin steelworker is challenging Paul Ryan's Congressional seat. And he seems like the coolest normal guy in America.

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We Can’t Afford Guns Anymore

by Taia Handlin | Jun 21, 2017

There have been about 153 mass shootings this year alone. America's love of guns is destroying us.

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