Grant Strain

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Turns out there’s a genetic reason why you drink so much coffee

Many people cannot function properly without copious amounts of caffeine in their system on the daily basis. They drink cup after cup of coffee to …

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.<p>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.<p>It's good to be skeptical …

Mental Health

One of the world's foremost experts on crime reveals 7 telltale signs when someone is trying to con you

Instead of turning to violence himself as an adult, de Becker used his horrific childhood experiences to become one of the world's foremost experts on how to predict, and potentially prevent, violent, criminal activity.<p>Though he's written four books over the course of his successful career, de …

Warner Bros

Bernie Sanders’ Supporters ‘Swipe Right’ For Bern And Get Booted From Tinder

It starts like any other night. You’re hanging out on the couch, swiping away at Tinder, trying to find a decent match or at the very least a nice hookup for the evening, when you meet someone who swipes right on your advances. Heart aflutter, you have been <b>accepted</b>. Dopamine hits, a feeling of …

Middle-class

We give our kid's room smarter lights so the whole family gets more sleep

Smart lighting in and around a kid's bedroom is a great way to help manage sleep and enable solo trips to the bathroom. Here's how we brought such a system to life at the CNET Smart Home.<p>If you're the parent of young kids you certainly appreciate the value of a good night's sleep. You also know …

Home Automation

Haunting Costa Concordia Photos Show What's Left Inside The Shipwreck

German photograher Jonathan Danko Kielkowski swam out to the wreckage to snap the abandoned ship's once-buzzing rooms.<p>Four years after the Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized off the Italian coast, stunning images taken by photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski give a rare look inside the wreckage.<p>…

George Harrison Explains Why Everyone Should Play the Ukulele, With Words and Music

George Harrison loved the ukulele, and really, what’s not to love? For its dainty size, the uke can make a powerfully cheerful sound, and it’s an …

Chris Christie

Backslash: a toolkit for protesters facing hyper-militarized, surveillance-heavy police

Backslash -- an "art/design" project from NYU Interactive Technology Program researchers Xuedi Chen and Pedro G. C. Oliveira -- is a set of high-tech …