Alex Van Andel

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How to shoot great video with your smartphone

A rundown of the basics<p>We all shoot video with our smartphones, but most of us aren’t trying to make the next great Oscar-winning film. We’re just trying to capture moments that are important to us, or footage that we think will resonate with others.<p>There are a lot of little things you can do to …

This smartphone controlled paper airplane is so much more fun than a drone

Drones? Pfffff, quadcopters are old news. They’re great if you want to spend thousands of dollars on a professional-grade model that you use for …

22 Delicious Salads That Are Actually Filling Enough To Eat For Dinner

Salads can be way tastier than you'd think.

13 Ways to Let the Slow Cooker Make You Breakfast

I used to think the greatest thing about my slow cooker was the way it tackled dinner on super-busy weeknights, but then I learned that it does …

Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes

Use your slow cooker to make comforting, healthy one-pot dinners, breakfast and even dessert.<p>Whole-Grain Breakfast Porridge<p>The four different grains …

Here’s Exactly How You Tell A Joke Like Louis CK

<b>WHAT:</b> A video analyzing Louis CK’s joke-telling style.<p><b>WHO:</b> Video essayist The Nerdwriter.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> As E.B. White once said, explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog: you understand it better but the frog dies in the process. Amazingly enough, though, when one of <i>Co.Create</i>‘s favorite video …

The Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2016

It’s time to review the best Hip Hop releases of this year. Let’s be honest folks. This year, up until recently, has been somewhat stale. There was a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Xbox One Games Playable on Oculus Rift via Streaming App

Content from your Xbox One can now be streamed to your Oculus Rift, according to a tweet from Xbox director of Programming Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson today.<p>The free Xbox One Streaming app is now available on the Oculus Store, as originally reported in November. It allows Rift owners to occupy one …

This Galaxy Hot Chocolate Is Seriously Out of This World

In a galaxy far, far away… or all over your Pinterest feed, space-like designs have been making their imprint in the food world. With dancing swirls of blues, golds, purples and pinks, these colors have intertwined to deliver a stunning, out-of-this-world design to make galaxy-themed desserts such …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

How to Make the World’s Best Mashed Potatoes

All you need is four ingredients and a craving for comfort food<p>When I was much, much younger, I made instant (organic) mashed potatoes, thinking it was the most modern thing.<p>But then I realized making mashed potatoes from scratch was just as easy and so much more delicious.<p><b>Related:</b> Why You Should …

A college newspaper just ripped apart Snapchat’s new Spectacles as — gasp! — 'dorky'

The editorial board of IDS News, Indiana University's student newspaper, has taken a strong stance against Snapchat — now named Snap Inc. — and its camera-equipped glasses in a new editorial published on its website.<p>Titled "Snapchat jumps the shark ... again," the post has some harsh words for the …

Indiana University

Your new iPhone will soon be trash, and that's the point

<i>Jonathan Sterne is a professor of communication studies</i> <i>at McGill University. He is the author, most recently, of</i> MP3: The Meaning of a Format.<p>The cable that connects your ear buds to your Apple device has been part of their advertising since the first iPod in 2001. Why would Apple remove something …

26 Songs That Prove How Different The World Was In 2011

Damn, time flies.

Kanye West just released a new song with help from hip-hop all-stars

The rapper just dropped the first single from the upcoming "Cruel Winter" compilation album, a follow-up to 2012's "Cruel Summer" from West's label GOOD Music.<p>West went on the Los Angeles radio station 92.3 Friday morning to premiere the track, which has all-star help from Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 …

How to build a VR-ready PC for less than $800

If you've tried the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets, you know that their high-end VR is in another class above mobile VR …

Microsoft could introduce not one, but two new Xbox One consoles

Microsoft is playing catch up when it comes to console sales. But it looks like the company doesn’t want to give up on dedicated gaming consoles. According to multiple reports, Microsoft is about to announce a new, slimmer Xbox One around E3 in June, and a more powerful Xbox One next year.<p>In April …

Backward Compatibility

Making Marijuana Edibles Is Way Easier Than You'd Think. Here's a Beginner's Guide.

If the only experience you have with edibles is ingesting an entire pot brownie (first mistake) at age 16 and truly, truly believing you were going …

NBA's Damian Lillard Rap Career BOOMIN' ... Major Labels Interested

There's a war over <b>Damian Lillard</b> ... with several "major" record labels vying to sign the NBA star to a serious rap deal, this according to his agent.<p>…

Do Pushups Make Your Chest Bigger?

Pushups are often used in military training and fitness testing. As these are body weight exercises, you need little in the way of equipment to …

11 foods that reduce your risk of erectile dysfunction

Out of all the 52 foods that boost penis health, there are 10 major ones that can dramatically cut your risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) according …

5 best PlayStation emulators for Android

The PlayStation was one of the most iconic gaming systems ever released and with it came a slew of legendary games. It dominated the fifth generation of game consoles by a fairly hefty margin when it came to sales, and many franchises, including Final Fantasy, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Tekken, Spyro, …

Could Exercise and Our Obsession with the Calorie be Making Us Fat

So much time, money, and, well, energy are put into burning off all that food. But does that really make a difference?<p>We eat too much. Period.<p>And …

Will PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Be the Last Console Generation?

Image souce: Justin14, Wikimedia Commons.<p>An upcoming hardware upgrade in <b>Sony</b>'sPlayStation 4 line and indications that <b>Microsoft</b>will follow suit with its own hardware update for Xbox One mark a departure for gaming consoles -- the platforms will now encompass different hardware specs similar to …

67 Songs That Prove 2001 Had The Best Party Music

Eve! Alien Ant Farm! "Lady Marmalade"! Fifteen years ago was lit, fam.<p>"Don't Stop Moving" by S Club 7<p>"Where the Party At?" by Jagged Edge and Nelly<p>"Ride wit Me" by Nelly<p>"Hey Baby" by No Doubt<p>"Romeo" by Basement Jaxx<p>"Since I Left You" by the Avalanches<p>"U Remind Me" by Usher<p>"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" by …

10 Blow Your Mind Dipping Sauce Recipes That You Need To Try

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

The End of Aging? Soon It Might Be a Prescription Away

Since time immemorial, humans have tried to halt the aging process. Various avenues have been explored. The Elixir of Life was thought to be a …

Medicine

Smart Mattress Alerts You When It Detects It's Being Used By A Stranger

This is bound to end infidelity once and for all<p>Technology watchdog @internetofshit brought to our attention the Smarttress: a mattress intended, according to its inventor, to combat Spain's terrible reputation for adultery. It incorporates an array of 24 ultrasonic sensors and a finely tuned</i> …

Mattresses

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness