Enrique Davila

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How to Be an Early Riser in the Dark: Winter Advice From a Sleep Expert

This weekend, the clocks fall back in an attempt to realign our day with the latent sunrise. It’s the seasonal signifier of the darker winter mornings ahead, when you’ll likely find it increasingly difficult to rise and shine without natural light. “Your body wants to move with the sun,” explains …

Sleep

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Microbiology

An Ominous City In The Clouds Appeared In The Sky Over China And People Are Freaking Out

How’s your Saturday? A little slow going? Let’s liven things up by spinning the wheel of possibilities over what some in China believe to be a city in the clouds that was momentarily observed (and captured on video) in the sky over Foshan in the Guangdong province, and then, a few days later, over …

Paranormal

10 hidden tricks to make Snapchat infinitely better

Some of Snapchat's coolest tricks aren't always easy to find.<p>The app is known to casually slip in new features during otherwise nondescript updates, …

Apps

Deadly Landslide Devastates Guatemalan Neighborhood

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Natural Disasters

Americans’ Fears Over the State of Religious Freedom Revealed — and Here’s What Atheists, Agnostics and the Unaffiliated Think

Many Americans are significantly more concerned about the state of religious freedom in the U.S. than they were three years ago, according to a new report from the Barna Group.<p>Forty-one percent of those surveyed said that they believe that religious freedom is worse today than it was a decade ago — …

The problem with America’s new credit card technology

The U.S. will hit a much-hyped deadline on Thursday for credit card issuers and merchants to transition to technology that has been commonplace …

I spent nearly 15 years in banking, and here are my 10 best pieces of advice about money

After nearly 15 years in banking, I have witnessed firsthand how banks operate and make money. That has influenced how I choose products and interact with financial institutions.<p>Here is my advice on how you can get the most from your bank.

People weighed in on the most common regrets in life, and some of their answers will make you cry

Some people have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, so there is no point in having regrets.<p>But for so many of us, looking back on our lives can lead us to linger on one poignant moment or period when we wish we had done things differently, and that nagging question — "What if ... …

13 signs the fourth industrial revolution is almost here

The pace and scale of technological change is so frenetic that some predict we are entering a fourth industrial revolution, powered by artificial …

The 5 Scariest Cults in Modern History

Some terrifying cults are so well-known they can be described with a single word: Manson, Waco, Jeffs, Jonestown. Others may not be as iconic—at …

Must have the iPhone 6s? These are your must-have accessories

Your personal hero now has an S on its chest and, behind it, are some new superpowers. Behold, the iPhone 6s.<p>But wait: There’s still some money to be spent on a new suit of armor and some other accessories to exploit the talents of the latest hardware out of Cupertino.<p>Cult of Mac has drawn up a …

How to make your own Google Cardboard headset

Ever since the launch of Google Cardboard back in 2014, virtual reality has slowly been making its way to the masses. Not only are more and more manufacturers producing higher-end headsets such as the Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift, there are also a slew of super affordable options available …

Notes Toward a Theory of Hair

When my daughter was in elementary school, she wore her hair long, and every night before I began reading aloud to her, I sat behind her to comb and …

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It's the Moon, and It's in Your Room

Enjoy the beauty of Luna without even going outside.<p>When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, you may actually be salivating over Luna, a gorgeous lantern shaped and textured just like Earth's celestial companion. The latex and fiberglass design comes in sizes as small as a softball and …

If Cartoon Characters Looked Their Age

Andrew Tarusov, a Russian artist, created a series of illustrations portraying our favourite cartoon characters as pensioners. The artist imagined …

Bill Maher Compares Donald Trump to Hitler: ‘Stirring Up Xenophobic Hate’

The host of HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ went after his nemesis Trump on Friday night, accusing him of being ‘Hitler-adjacent.’<p>Bill Maher, the …

What Exactly Is The Microwave Doing To Your Food? Here's The Science

Don't worry, scientists say microwaved food can be just as nutritious as conventionally cooked food.<p>Americans have been using microwave ovens for about 60 years, and we finally seemed convinced that they're safe as well as convenient.<p>But it seems we just can't stop wondering if microwaved foods are …

The Tree of Languages Illustrated in a Big, Beautiful Infographic

<i>Click image, then click again, to enlarge</i><p>Call it counterintuitive clickbait if you must, but Forbes' Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry made an intriguing …

Language Learning

Six things you might want to prepare for the apocalypse

<i>By Cat Distasio, Inhabitat</i><p>There are a lot of things you can do to prepare yourself for the possibility of a disaster. You can load up on shelf-stable foods, clean drinking water and batteries. You can dig a bomb shelter in your backyard. You can stockpile first aid supplies and polish up your ham …

The most outrageous things Donald Trump said in the Republican debate

TL;DR? WRONG.<p>Donald Trump was in full force Wednesday night during the second GOP debate, bullying his fellow candidates, tooting his own horn and …

Jeb Bush

How to Have a More Productive Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Oh the constant quest to be more productive. We want to optimize our time to the best of our ability so that we can be efficient, effective, and …

Terrifying video shows what it would be like to drive through a wildfire

Unless you live in California, it can be difficult to imagine just how dramatic the effects of the drought have been. Recent reports are calling this …

Coca-Cola’s Honest Logo Shows Which Organs Are Harmed When You Drink It

We all like to drink a refreshing coke sometimes, but this designer from Nicaragua, Fabio Pantoja, is a total addict to Coca Cola. Drinking too much …

Netflix hacks, secrets and tricks you need to know

Mad Men

How Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Changing Medicine

_This is the first in a three-part series, “Medicine Without Blood,” about the ways that Jehovah’s Witnesses have changed how doctors think about blood transfusion. Read the second and third installments, “Should Anyone Be Given A Blood Transfusion?” and “The Ethics of Bloodless Medicine.”<br>_<p>In the …

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The Tago Arc is like a hundred bracelets in one

The Tago Arc bracelet’s Indiegogo campaign ended in March with 261 percent of its funding goal. Maybe a lot of significant others saw the genius …

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