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9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

Want to improve the way you look in portraits, or improve the portraits that you shoot? Here are 9 common reasons people look awful in portraits and …

5 Things To Know About Siri And Google Now's Growing Intelligence

<b>This is a guest post from Lawrence Flynn, the CEO of Artificial Solution, a software firm that develops natural language processing (NLP) services and was established in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001. Flynn joined Artificial Solutions in May 2010 to step in as CEO, replacing co-founder and board</b> …

12 Smoothie Hacks To Help You Slim Down This Summer

As hard as it is to believe after bundling up all winter, warmer weather is finally here! And before you know it you’ll be lounging on the beach soaking up the sunshine you’ve been craving. While a frozen drink might not seem like the perfect way to prep, fruit-and-veggie-packed smoothies can be a …

Latest Google Street View Project Floats Viewers Through Virtual Venice

The Google Street View team went amphibious for its latest mission: a 360-degree capture of the canals, streets and piazzas of Venice — the city many …

Modular smartphones aren’t so crazy now: Motorola gets in on the action with Project Ara

Like the highest tech Lego blocks you’ve ever seen, Motorola last night unveiled Project Ara, a bold plan to build smartphones with modular hardware.<p>It starts with an endoskeleton frame (which Motorola calls the endo), and from there you’ll be able to attach different hardware modules to create a …

Why the GMO Debate Misses the Point

_The escalating rhetoric of the GMO debate has rippled across the biohacker world—especially as DIYers start trying their hand at bioengineering. We’ve been calling for ecologists to step up and give some perspective. They’ve universally balked. So we’re grateful for Sasha Wright. She’s an …

New York Times

10 Crazy Things You Can Eat In Thailand

Chef Andy Ricker — a Vermont-born white dude who won a national restaurant award for bringing authentic Thai food to America — says "crazy" is relative. OK. But you probably don't eat slow-grilled pig boob on the regs.<p>I'm extremely lucky: In the course of helping chef Andy Ricker write his first …

Smart Storage Ideas for Kitchen Utensils: 15 Examples From Our Kitchen Tours

Wooden spoons, slotted spoons, rubber and metal spatulas, ladles, whisks, measuring cups, vegetable peeler, can opener... the list goes on. Like most …

Kitchens

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

AdWords

This Glass Lets You Drink Two Different Beers at the Same Time

<b>In a move part Escher, part why-didn't-we-think-of-that, comes the Dual Beer Glass</b>. Crafted by Matthew Cummings of The Pretentious Beer Glass Company (gotta love the honesty), the cylindrical beer glass houses two separate chambers that meet at the lip. This clever design allows amateur bartenders …

Alcohol

20 Things Life is too Short to Worry About

Sometimes my life feels like it’s stuck in neutral – like I’m stuck in an endless loop of introduction with no progress. It’s during these times in …

How Can I Stay Motivated and Finish My School Work?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Recently, I've been too bored or unmotivated to do my school assignments. No matter how hard I try to actually focus on it, after a …

30 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I have 30 amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes for you, one for every day of the month! Grilled cheese …

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Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows

Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows.<p>The findings, published in Friday's edition of the …

Artificial leaf hopes to power the world

The tiny piece of technology that has enormous potential – converting sunlight into storable energy.<p>Imagine if you could draw energy from almost unlimited sources found in nature – water and light. That’s one possibility if Harvard professor Daniel Nocera’s idea for a device that can harness and …

Clean Energy

Loop makes iPad animation easy for all

A new iPad animation app makes doodling flipbook-style moving pictures super easy.<p><b>A new iPad animation app makes doodling flipbook-style moving</b> …

Carrot Is A Productivity And Social Motivation App With A Sense Of Humor

There are plenty of productivity and self-motivation apps on the market, but Hong Kong-based company Innopage wanted to create one that lets users indulge their whimsical side. iOS app Carrot‘s interface only allows you to fill-in a simple template and people have used the Mad Libs-like format to …

Leading ladies: Amazing indie games made by women (pictures)

Journey<p>Analogue: A Hate Story<p>dys4ia<p>Blood & Laurels<p>Blackwell's Asylum<p>Gone Home<p>Among the Sleep<p>Cloudbuilt<p>Redshirt<p>Shattered Planet<p>Super Tower Rush<p>Rose & …

The 22 Best TED Talks for Fitness, Health, and Happiness Inspiration

If you have access to the Internet, you’ve likely seen one: We’re talking about TED Talks.<p>These live-recorded videos are inspirational life lessons …

Living Rooms

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

Why Urban Beekeeping Can Be Bad For Bees

Two British scientists are dumping cold water on campaigns to promote urban beekeeping. They say that trying to "help the bees" by setting out more hives is naive and misguided if the bees can't find enough flowers nearby to feed on. You'll just end up with sick and starving bees.<p>Francis Ratnieks …

Plans for 800 mph hyperloop unveiled

A revolutionary high-speed train that would shoot passengers to their destination inside a capsule at 800 miles per hour has been unveiled in California by the technology entrepreneur Elon Musk.<p>Having "pulled an all-nighter" to finesse his plans, Mr Musk declared the Hyperloop could transport …

Transform One Bunch of Cilantro into 6 Summer Dinners

<i>How to use your entire bunch of cilantro—stems and all—and make 6 summer dinners along the way.</i><p>One of the things I look forward to most in the summer is having a garden filled with fresh herbs, which allows me to cut only what I need, right when I need it. When cooler weather overtakes and my …

Today in Food Tech: a Self-Chilling Wine Glass and All-in-one Sous-vide Circulator

Technology makes the world go round. Well, that and solar physics. Food tech, however, does help the world rethink how we access our favorite room of …