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The rise of GoPro: why wearable cameras make us film everything

Cheap, high-quality wearable cameras now mean no deed need go unfilmed – from the heroic to the to the criminal to the mundane. But how much can we bear to watch?<p>When Alex Hennessy and Mike Graziano decided to spend five years travelling to 195 countries, they knew it would be a trip worth sharing, …

Drag queens aren't the only people affected by Facebook's 'real name' policy

The drag community has been fighting with Facebook for weeks regarding the social network’s “real name” policy.<p>Facebook has been cracking down on the names people are using on the site, forcing them to use the names that are on their government-issued ID cards or risk getting their profile …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

The Inbetweeners 2 and how the coming-of-age film finally grew up

On the silver screen, the transition from child to adult has traditionally come via a single maturing experience, but this is far from the truth and things are changing<p>Inbetweeners 2: Eight things British people can't help doing abroad<p>The truism about coming-of-age movies is that they always parrot …

Study: Society Flourished When Humans Got Less Manly

Some anthropologists now believe that advanced human behaviors like toolmaking only developed when early humans evolved to have lower levels of …

Anthropology

Watch This Badass 'Mother Shucker' Show You How To Shuck An Oyster

Grant Lee Crilly is a real mother shucker. At least, that's how Crilly is introduced in the latest ChefSteps YouTube video, called the "Best Way To Shuck An Oyster."<p>"Shucking oysters sounds difficult, but the concept's pretty basic," says Crilly before diving into the delicious mollusks' shell. …

Secret Cinema: Back to the Future - in pictures

An area near the Olympic park in London has been turned into the 1955 Hill Valley town from the film Back to the Future for Secret Cinema’s latest offering. The audience, many in fancy dress, mix with actors playing out scenes from the film before the showing begins<p>Peter Bradshaw reviews Secret …

The Best Burger in America Is Not Easy to Get

But sweet Jesus this thing is great.<p><b>The best hamburger in America</b> — at least that I know of — is hard to get. Obviously, you have to know where it can be found. I will take care of that part right now — it can be found at Raoul's Restaurant, on Prince Street in New York City. It isn't very …

Dining Rooms

6 Things Foreigners Hate About the US

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Keoni Cabral</i><p>Sure, we stick out like sore thumbs overseas, the French think our country consists entirely of pictures of chicken wrapped in bacon, and the Euros don't like our best snacks. But so what? We didn't rescue the world twice in one century so we …

Snacks

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

Top European Tours 2015: Where to Go Now

With 2015 fast approaching, we're vowing to make it one of our best travel years yet. But with so many exciting places to visit, it can be hard to pinpoint the next destination. Our advice? Find a tour that gives you the opportunity to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time -- then make …

European Travel
Archaeology

Alien Artifacts On The Moon?

As nutty as it may seem to the uninitiated, the notion of looking for alien artifacts on our own Moon may finally be gaining mainstream scientific traction.<p>There are good reasons to seriously consider the possibility that at some point in the Earth-Moon system’s storied 4.5 billion year-old …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

British film enters a new golden age as studios struggle to meet demand

In the black-and-white era after the second world war when Alec Guinness was starring in Ealing comedies and Richard Attenborough played Pinkie in an acclaimed 1947 film of <i>Brighton Rock</i>, it was clear that British films had the brightest of futures. In the following decades, film studios such as …

This little Sony will pump up the sound of your headphones

The Audiophiliac oohs and aahs over Sony's portable PHA-2 digital converter and headphone amplifier.<p>I have to hand it to Sony -- the PHA-2 is far and away the best-looking portable headphone amplifier/digital converter I've seen.<p>Its sleek extruded metal casework feels like it can take a beating, …

Audiophile

Stem cell treatment for horses to be trialled on humans

<b>"No-one has ever put a stem cell into a human Achilles tendon before in the UK," says Andy Goldberg, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.</b><p>But all of that is about to change.<p>Dr Goldberg is leading the first trial of a new treatment which has been working …

Cell Biology

Will Kanye West Make Wearing Women’s Clothes the New Norm?

There’s nothing new about fashionable women borrowing from men’s style; just think of Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot, or Diane Keaton. But lately—thanks in large part to Kanye West’s fondness for Céline silk shirts, Givenchy custom leather skirts, and Maison Martin Margiela delicate face …

Alternatives to Plastic Surgery and More: Dr. David Colbert

<i>V.F.</i> asked the beauty industry's top cosmetologists some questions about options in lieu of plastic surgery and ways to stay young-looking, and here's what Dr. David Colbert said.<p>V.F.<i>: Can you please tell us the best procedure or treatment options in lieu of plastic surgery? Is there a product you</i> …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …