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These 5 Emergency Gadgets Can Save Your Life

With just eight named storms so far, the Atlantic’s 2014 hurricane season has been a relative breeze. But there’s still a few weeks to go until the …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

Subtle home security from a single Point

This smart, security-minded smoke detector will let you know if anything's amiss in your home.<p>2014 has seen a veritable glut of security-minded gadgets on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, all of them looking to add some sort of sensor tech into your living room. One of the latest examples is …

Home Automation

R2-D2 and C-3PO Wedding Rings

Ahh geek love. When a pair of Star Wars super fans get married surely you cannot expect them to go with boring old plain metal rings. No, they must …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram …

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Here's Why You Need To Get To Know Burmese Food

Of all the Asian cuisines that have spread over the globe, Burmese food hasn't gotten the attention it deserves. There's a more than understandable explanation for this, given that the country was isolated for almost 50 years due to a repressive military dictatorship. As the "second-most isolated …

These 'SNL' Spoofs of the Matthew McConaughey Lincoln Commercials Are Hilariously Dead-On

It's no secret that we love the bizarre Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercials where he waxes philosophical while driving a luxury SUV through the urban canyons of Los Angeles. ("Drive" filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn maybe unsurprisingly, directed those spots.) They are just so perversely <i>odd</i>. But …

Han Solo Trapped In Carbonite Costume Made From Newspaper & an Old Coat

Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest is underway for 2014. To help you get in the spirit of things, we’re revisiting some of our past contest …

Drunk Stoned or Stupid

Usually the only people I credit for being clever, relevant, and hilarious are myself and sometimes Stephen Colbert, but the cards of party game …

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Photography book: ‘David Hume Kennerly, On the iPhone’

<i>The last photo in David Hume Kennerly’s book is shown. Kennerly writes: “I knew this Route 66 sign on the Santa Monica Pier would be the last photo in the book, but I hadn’t counted on the flight of pelicans passing over to give it a lyrical touch. It was the perfect ending and shot in a place I</i> …

Best Damn Chili Recipe

"After years of adjustments I have found a recipe for all to enjoy. Previous ones were either too hot or too mild, this one even was to the liking of …

SWAT: An App To Keep Dirty Cops Honest

A pair of Georgetown students want to build an app that protects your recordings of the police, even if your phone is smashed.<p>It’s legal in every U.S. state to record police officers, so long as you’re not interfering with their duty. Even still, it’s fairly common for police to claim otherwise. …

What Happens After Someone Survives Ebola?

Learning more about patients who've recovered from Ebola -- as well as people who are naturally immune -- could save lives.<p>While most of the recent coverage of the ongoing Ebola outbreak has focused on rising death tolls and a few infected U.S. citizens, other segments of the population have passed …

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Amid Ebola Panic, Separating Fact From Fiction

Answers to questions like "Can I get it on a plane?"<p>The more that Ebola makes headlines, the more it sows confusion.<p>Many Americans are asking basic questions about the virus, like whether they can get it from a doorknob or a pet or from riding a plane.<p>The sense of confusion has been fed by a …

Sriracha-Buttered Shrimp

Servings<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>6 tablespoons Sriracha<p>3 cloves minced garlic<p>1 pound head-on shrimp<p>1 tablespoon lemon zest<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh basil<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whip butter with Sriracha and melt in skillet.<p>Sauté minced garlic in it and …

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10 Words And Phrases That Are Killing Your Cover Letter

These common, sneaky words and phrases show up in writing that’s trying too hard to impress.<p>For creative writing, Joyce Carol Oates got it right when she advised, “Be daring, take on anything.”<p>But when you are trying to make a good first impression on your future boss, concision and confidence sets …

Canada Shipping Experimental Ebola Vaccine to Curb Outbreak

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Top 10 Ways to Banish Bad Smells from Your Home and Your Body

Pet odors, stinky shoes, mildew-y wet laundry, and your everyday household odors: A spray of Fabreeze might not be enough to conquer them. Here's how …

The Important Things to Consider Before You Adopt a Dog

A dog can be a loving companion, a goofy buddy, an exercise partner, and more, but dog ownership is also a lot of work. Training and caring for your …

Answer Each Interview Question by Connecting Your Skills with the Job

When you finish answering a question in an interview, sum up how your skills or experience in that aspect would benefit the company. It helps you …

Top 10 Supposedly "Bad" Personality Traits That Can Actually Be Good

We tend to think of personality traits as "good" and "bad". Being kind and humble is good, for example, but being lazy and pessimistic are "bad". …

Ebola is highly contagious … plus seven other myths about the virus

The Ebola outbreak is serious, but the nature of the epidemic is often misunderstood – and inappropriate measures suggested<p>The Ebola outbreak has been claiming lives in Africa for many months now, but following the first Ebola death from a case diagnosed outside the continent, coverage – and …

Here's everything you wish you didn't need to know about Ebola

No matter how much the Ebola epidemic is in the news, we all still have lots of questions.<p>We asked you all to share some of your questions with us, and we turned to Dr Emmanuel d'Harcourt for answers.<p>D’Harcourt has a lot of first-hand experience with the disease: He's senior health director for the …

Is 21 Days Long Enough for Ebola Quarantine?

Two to 21 days. If a per­son is ex­posed to the Ebola vir­us, that’s the time­frame in which the symp­toms of the dis­ease can mani­fest. The …

With no time to find a cure, Ebola could be contained faster with a quicker test

If the world does not get Ebola under control in the next few weeks, we can expect as many as 1.4 million cases by February 1, 2015, according to the CDC. A deployable, proven cure or a vaccine is still a long time away, so scientists are now racing to develop a rapid diagnostic test.<p>Laurie …

Why Protective Gear Is Sometimes Not Enough in the Fight Against Ebola

When it comes to Ebola, the full-body Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] suit is probably the best way to prevent infection. But a PPE can also be …

Ubi Voice-Operated Computer

Here's a digital servant for you. And the Ubi doesn't even need space to move or stand like Number 5 or the Small Wonder. The 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" box …

9 Everyday Items Begging To Be Turned Into DIY Dog Beds

1. Your night stand.<p><i>Image via Jenny Froh</i><p>All you need is a night stand/end table that fits perfectly over your doggie’s existing kennel. Using an …