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The World of Japanese Vending Machines

Japan

Preschoolers Figure Out How New Things Work Faster Than College Students

In a new study, preschoolers outperformed college students in figuring out how to make an novel and unusual gadget operate.<p>The researchers say that the kids get the advantage because adults — with all their age and wisdom — have amassed biases and prior assumptions that make them less willing to …

One of the best habits for happy living may also be the least practiced

A recently conducted survey of 5,000 people identifies a strong link between self-acceptance and happiness. The problem? Self-acceptance is not …

Squawk Displays Reminders When You Unlock Your Android

Android: When an item in your to-do list needs to be done soon, you might need to be reminded of it often. Squawk simplifies this by giving you a …

Five Best Home Wi-Fi Routers

A good Wi-Fi router is essential for any solid home network. The best ones get great range and can serve all of the computers in your home, offer …

Wi-Fi

Beyerdynamic T 51 p: Top-notch on-ear headphones

Finding a really good pair of on-ear headphones can be a challenge. While they're more compact than over-the-ear models, they often aren't as …

Cotton Candy

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …

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The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Cousin Eddie Is Based On A Real Guy And Other Surprising ‘Christmas Vacation’ Facts

One of the things that made <i>Christmas Vacation</i> (which is a part of the Warner Bros. Holiday Gift Guide) so successful is that it touches on the image of a Normal Rockwell Christmas that so many people strive for during the holiday seasons, only to fall devastatingly and hilariously short. An outcome …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

The 10 Most Effective Ways to Finish What You Start

I have been the champion of the fizzing out game. My father would joke that I would start anything new with enormous enthusiasm and fervor but …

Time Management

28 Real Animal Abilities You Won’t Believe

The Throwable, Panoramic Ball Cam Is Finally Here—and It's Incredible

When we first got wind of a throwable, 36-lens compound camera that automatically snaps 360-degree panoramas at the height of its toss, we were …

Mobile Photography

Bolt Battery Charges Your Gadgets and Itself at the Same Time

Most backup batteries charge your gadgets, but when they run out of juice you have to charge them and your gadgets separately. This leads to carrying …

56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using

In 1909, writing under the pseudonym James Redding Ware, British writer Andrew Forrester published <i>Passing English of the Victorian era, a dictionary</i> …

Language

Girl and a Witch

Girl and a Witch<p>by Beatrice Offor<p>Date painted: 1886–1917<p>Oil on canvas, 49 x 39 cm<p>Collection: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Philips Beard Trimmer 9000 - Ape to Gentleman

Philips are masters at leading the way in the personal care technology sector, and the have done it again with the creation of the world’s first …

38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find <i>le mot juste</i>. Here are a whole bunch of foreign words with no direct English equivalent.<p><b>1.</b> …

Language

Kierkegaard on Why Anxiety Powers Creativity Rather Than Hindering It

<i>“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer,”</i> Anaïs Nin famously wrote. But what, exactly, is anxiety, that pervasive affliction the nature of which remains as drowning yet as elusive as the substance of a shadow? In his 1844 treatise <b>The Concept of Anxiety</b> (<i>public library</i>), Danish philosopher <b>Søren</b> …

32 Family Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Want To Have Kids

Adorable family Halloween costumes are the only reason to procreate.

Alice In Wonderland

7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness

If you, like me, are fascinated by the human quest to understand the underpinnings of happiness but break out in hives at the mere mention of self-help books, you’re in luck: I’ve sifted through my personal library, a decade’s worth of obsessive reading, to surface seven essential books on the art …

15 Of The Funniest Misheard '90s Rock Lyrics

Why was Alanis Morrissette so upset about that cross-eyed bear?<p><b>Illustrations by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed.</b>

Music

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