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Fifty Shades of Grey: the end, the art, the nipples – discuss the film with spoilers

Sam Taylor-Johnson’s take on EL James’s BDSM smash was released over Valentine’s weekend. Seen the film and want to talk about the scriptwriting, the cinematography, Jamie Dornan’s bum? Here’s the place<p>With Valentine’s Day box-office records smashed, the much-anticipated adaptation of EL James’s …

Movies

10 Words to Use Instead of 'Busy'

Colleague: "How are you?"<p>You: "BUSY!"<p>Sound familiar?<p>We pride ourselves these days on our "busy-ness," as if being busy were a sign of achievement and value in and of itself.<p>Last spring, I wrote this post about how we can ban "busy" from our lives, and still get stuff done. Today I'm sharing …

Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

The 5 Safest Cities In The World

We care about staying safe during our travels, especially when we take our epic adventures solo. There's no reason for travel disasters when you can prevent them.<p>That's why we have special interest in visiting the world's safest cities, as recently ranked in The Economist's Safe Cities Index. The …

Here Is Every Ingredient in Your Favorite Fast-Food French Fries

I'll never forget my high-school nutrition teacher telling us to be wary of any food that has more than five ingredients. Most fast food fries go far beyond that rule of thumb.<p>With the help of Grant Imahara, a former Mythbuster, McDonald's has tried to myth-bust their way into explaining why the …

Is Facebook down? A history of outages

When Facebook goes down it’s a serious issue: bored office workers are bereft of distractions, children are obliged to talk to their families, media executives cry over lost traffic and nobody gets poked … (no seriously, that still exists).<p>In addition, Facebook engineers frantically rush to get …

Social Media

New Apple partner IBM prepares for another round of layoffs

<i>Update: Downplaying reports about the size of its impending layoffs, IBM says it will let go of only “several thousand people,” not the much-larger number reported by Forbes. We’ve updated this story and its headline to reflect IBM’s statements.</i><p>Things aren’t going well for IBM. Six months into its …

IBM

Science Says Doing These Things Will Make You Seem Smarter

Finding yourself caught in the middle of a conversation about a book you haven't read, do you: (A) listen quietly, (B) leave the area, or (C) say something about the book anyway, in an effort to seem smart?<p>When 2,000 Britons were polled last year about tactics they'd used to try to appear more …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Eggs

Film ‘Meru’ Brings Mountaineering, Friendship, Persistence to Sundance

Last night the highly anticipated film <i>Meru</i>, featuring the ascent by Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk—all longtime members of the National Geographic family and grantees—premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film tells the story of the team’s historic first ascent …

Mountaineering

Founder Of 'Ship Your Enemies Glitter', An Evil Way To Irk Your Enemies, Is Begging People To Stop Using His Service

Ship Your Enemies Glitter/Screenshot<p>The founder of the website ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is now begging people to stop using his service.<p>Mathew …

Product Hunt

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Blackberry stock soared 29% yesterday after Reuters reported that Samsung was considering buying the company.</b> But after Blackberry denied the report, the stock was down 15% after hours.<p><b>2. Facebook has launched its "Facebook At Work" service.</b> Some companies are testing out the service that lets …

Satellite images reveal devastation of Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

Before-and-after photographs show more than 3,100 structures destroyed by fire in villages where hundreds, perhaps thousands, were killed<p>Boko Haram massacre: ‘I walked through five villages and each one was empty except for dead bodies’<p>New satellite photographs have laid bare the catastrophic scale …

Africa

Google Under Fire For Quietly Killing Critical Android Security Updates For Nearly One Billion

Android smartphone owners who aren’t running the latest version of their operating system might get some nasty surprises from malicious hackers in 2015. That’s because one of the core components of their phones won’t be getting any security updates from Google, the owner of the Android operating …

Android News

Crude Oil Is Crashing Again

It is a new week, and crude oil is making new lows.<p>Near 2:45 pm ET on Monday, West Texas Intermediate crude prices were moving back towards their lows hit earlier this morning.<p>On Monday afternoon, WTI prices were down almost 5% on Monday to as low as $45.96 a barrel. Earlier on Monday, WTI broke …

Saudi cleric issues fatwa on snowmen

Religious leader forbids building of anti-Islamic idols that might resemble human beings, after winter storm in north of country<p>A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious edict forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as anti-Islamic.<p>Asked on a …

Religion