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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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10 Backpacking Gear Myths

It’s amazing how some backpacking gear myths persist, even when there’s ample evidence to the contrary. Here are my favorites.<p>1. Two people can fit …

The Female Orgasm: How it Works

Want it, need it, have to have it — but what precisely is happening when you're climaxing? Here, the science behind the female orgasm<p>It's the only thing that feels better than diving into a cool lake on a sweltering day, biting into a juicy cheeseburger when you're starving, or even getting your …

Open source Mini-Farm Grow Box allows gardeners to grow greens in the home

Texas-based consumer health advocate Mike Adams of non-profit organization Food Rising has developed a new soil-free, non-electric, home-based food …

Building a Great Pocket Survival Kit - Planning

Build a great one o' these.<p>We've had a ton of fun looking at the various survival & EDC kits that have come in over the past month, and wanted to …

What Do I Need in My Bug Out Survival Bag?

<i>A:</i><p>If you’re asking, “What the heck is a bug out bag?" you clearly have some work to do before the four horsemen arrive. A bug out bag is basically a fully stocked survival kit that's ready to grab in the event of a zombie attack or other emergency.<p>While it doesn’t sound like the Yellowstone super …

10 Geeky Camping Gadgets

So you love roughing it in the great outdoors, but you still like to be caught up on all the latest gear for the bold outdoorsman? We feel you. Camping gadgets are some of the most useful gadgets around, especially if you love to spend summer weekends in a trailer in the woods, in the mountains, …

5 Lightweight Backpacking Tents Every Camper Should Consider – Outdoors and Nature

Going for an outdoor venture is a great way to spend your leisure time. For you to have a great time, you need to pack wisely and the most important …

How to Tie 7 Basic Knots | The Art of Manliness

For centuries, knotsmanship has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s an essential skill whether a man desires to hit the high seas or …

Do You Have The Complete Package? | Top Rated Supplier of Firearm Reloading Equipment, Supplies, and Tools - Colt

Maybe you’re thinking about getting your carry permit, and wonder what all you need to carry? Perhaps you have a permit, and occasionally carry, but …

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DIY: How to Turn Your Canon T2i Into a Full-Fledged Infrared Camera

“Until the 20th century, ‘reality’ was everything humans could touch, smell, see and hear. Since the initial publication of the chartered …