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Can You Bring Just One Lens for Travel Photography? 7 Tips to Get Great Shots While Traveling Light

We’ve all been there. You’re packing for a big trip that will have dozens of great photo opportunities but you realize your camera bag is getting …

Photography

Unraveling the Genetic History of a First Nations People

Humans tend to view ourselves in terms of our impact on the world around us: the wars we’ve waged, the land we’ve settled, the machines we’ve made. …

Anthropology

9 Vegetable Scraps You Can Easily Regrow

Preparing and serving fresh foods typically results in wasted bits that end up in the trash or compost heap. You can cut back on the waste and save …

Types of Insects Are Safe to Eat Around the World

For many Americans, the prospect of chomping down on insects may seem downright icky; however, this practice, known as <i>entomophagy</i> or insectivory, is …

Insects

Concerned About Mercury? Here's the Fish to Enjoy and Those to Avoid

Fish may be an anti-aging superfood, but eating the wrong kinds of fish too often can raise the level of mercury in your body. This is especially …

Fishing

11 new Gmail features, how they work, and when you'll get them

There's plenty to like about the new Gmail.<p>Google on Wednesday announced a brand new Gmail. Well, not brand new, but the company took the Gmail we all know and (maybe) love, added a ton of new features and overhauled the design.<p>By my count there are 11 new features in Gmail, some of which you can …

Apps

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Apps

Nicola Benedetti playing Bach in an empty St Paul's Cathedral is the most beautiful video imaginable

25 April 2018, 20:29<p>An incredible moment of music – solo Bach, on a Stradivarius in London's vast Baroque cathedral<p>Back in 2016, star British …

Violin

Fascinating images show original Windsor Castle after it was built to defend against medieval Home Counties

Historians have reconstructed what Britain’s largest medieval fortress – Windsor Castle – originally looked like when it was built to keep the Home …

Archaeology

How to unclog your toilet with two household ingredients when your plunger is on the fritz

Being stuck in a situation where your toilet is clogged and there’s no plunger in sight can certainly seem like cause for panic. But if the clog just …

Toilets

Get a Well-Exposed Landscape Photo Every Time With This One Simple Trick

If I had to choose my biggest complaint about landscape photography, it would probably be the difficulty in getting a well-exposed image.<p>You've been …

Landscape Photography

Check Out These Free Lessons on Every Single Element on the Periodic Table

Did you know that beryllium is transparent to X-rays? Or yttrium is found in moon rocks and bullet-proof glass? Or that curium was named after Pierre …

Periodic Table

15 Funny Quips from Great American Humorists

The art of social satire is a tough one, but a great humorist's keen observations, witticisms, and turns of phrase continue to ring true even decades …

Henry Viii

A simple passport mistake ruined my trip to Spain — here's how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

My wife and I stood at the ticket counter, staring at each other in disbelief, unable to process what was happening.<p>Just two hours before we were supposed to fly out for a family trip to Spain, American Airlines told us that our son would not be allowed to board the plane. Our plans of drinking …

Flying

9 Things Retirees Should Never Keep in Their Wallets

You and your hard-earned savings have finally made it to retirement. Why risk losing anything if your wallet goes missing or is stolen?<p>Because with …

Retirement

Did last ice age affect breastfeeding in Native Americans? New findings link genetic mutation to mammary duct growth as well as shoveled teeth

New findings link genetic mutation to mammary duct growth as well as shoveled teeth<p>Biologists have been puzzled by the evolutionary adaptation behind …

Native Americans

24 Hours in Florence: What to See, Eat and Where to Stay - Love & Road

Some of our links are affiliated, we will earn a commission when you buy a service or product. This will have no extra cost for you. For further info …

Italy

19 Students Who Deserve Either An "A" Or An "F" — I Can't Decide

These teachers didn't know whether to laugh or quit their jobs.

Teaching

French police recover priceless gold relic that contained the embalmed heart of Queen Anne de Bretagne

Police have miraculously recovered a 16th century gold case containing the heart of the only woman to have twice been crowned queen of France a week after it was stolen.<p>The theft of the reliquary containing the heart of Anne of Brittany, who was briefly betrothed to the Prince of Wales, sparked …

Archaeology

20 genius 100-year-old life hacks that still work today

There's a reason your grandma always had baking soda to hand<p>New isn't always better. Case in point: All of these tricks that have lasted the test of …

Lifehacks

Gmail spam mystery: Before you change your password, read this

Some Gmail users have been reporting spam in their sent folders. But before you change your password, do this first.<p>There's something weird afoot in the world of Gmail. As widely reported earlier -- first by Mashable, then by our sister sites ZDNet and TechRepublic -- some people have noticed spam …

Information Systems

The Bushes, Clintons, Obamas, and Melania Trump: Twitter is Analyzing This Photo Like It’s Renaissance Art

What happens when Melania Trump, the Bushes, the Clintons, and the Obamas are all in the same room? And even furthermore, pose for a photo together? Analysis, of course—lots and lots of analysis.<p>Attending the funeral of the late Barbara Bush, who passed away at age 92, this weekend, the First Lady …

Donald Trump

Woman fined $500 for saving free Delta Air Lines snack

A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Paris, France.<p>Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the end of her flight from Paris, flight …

Delta Airlines

Here's Why Your Phone Battery Dies So Unreasonably Quick

Is your smartphone's battery always letting you down in the middle of the day? Suddenly your battery goes from 30 percent to 1 per cent … We hear you. It is downright annoying!<p>But Geeks has shared all the tips you need to prolong your battery life. Check out how you can up your chances of lasting …

Gear & Gadgets

Suze Orman Says This Is the Age You Should Retire—Not a Month or Year Before

<i>Originally published by Money</i><p>One of the most popular segments on my CNBC show was “How Am I Doing?” Viewers would call in and tell me everything …

Retirement

Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own Terms

Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans have got it all wrong about sloths. "People think that because the animal is slow that it's somehow useless and redundant," she says. But in fact, "they are incredibly successful creatures."<p>Cooke is the founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society and the author of a …

Harvey Weinstein

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

13 Repair Tricks From Our Grandfathers That Are Still Relevant Today

Before the days of the Internet, we turned to our inventive grandfathers for fix-it help since they could easily and quickly solve just about any …

DIY

Now you can visit world heritage sites in virtual reality

New initiative is also helping preserve some of the world’s most celebrated places.<p>It’s not quite the same as being there, but now anyone with a web connection or a virtual reality headset can visit some of the world’s most celebrated heritage sites — without leaving home. Depicting famous …

Virtual Reality

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening