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Why Milk Goes With Cookies—and Every Other Dessert

Long before people were pairing juice with food, beer with cupcakes (there’s a bar in New York City that serves both, seriously), and even wine and cheese, there was milk and cookies. As a kid, you instinctually knew the two went together. But now it’s time to learn the science behind why you crave …

Is MSG as bad as it’s made out to be?

Monosodium glutamate is blamed for a range of nasty side effects. But is there evidence to back up these claims?<p>It used to be called ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’: a collection of symptoms such as headache, nausea and a strange numbness that certain people seem to suffer after a meal of Chinese …

Immunotherapy

15 disturbing consequences of eating too much sugar

New guidelines announced today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say people should cap consumption at 50 grams of sugar a day — about 4 tablespoons or a little more than a can of Coke.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO), meanwhile, suggests no more than half that amount for best results.<p>Yet …

Diabetes

This guy uses spaghetti and Legos to turn his beard into crazy artwork on Instagram

Pierce Thiot puts them all to shame. An art director from California, Thiot is the hirsute gent behind Instagram's Will It Beard.<p>If you don't have a beard, you might want one after seeing his. Who knew you could get so creative with facial hair?<p>Keep reading to learn more and see 24 of our favorite …

Men's Fashion

Winter is coming - be prepared with the Bluetooth Beanie & Touchscreen Gloves bundle deal

It’s that time of the year. And I don’t mean the time of giving and cheering next to amazing food and Christmas decorations. Surely, those won’t be left out of your mental pictures either, but along with all of this joy comes a great deal of cold. In fact, I can already feel it in my bones… winter …

Tech Trends

Gadgets of the week: Microbot Push, Hiku, and more!

This week we're taking a closer look at some fun gadgets including the Microbot Push that's essentially a robot finger that can toggle your switches …

Apps

Kickstarted earbuds will automatically mold to the specific shape of your ear

Personalized earphones aren’t a new idea. Everyone has had that irritating experience of owning earbuds that needed constant readjustment lest they fall right out. A few people with money to burn got fed up with that experience and finally forked over the cash to get fitted for their own earbuds. …

Consumer Tech

Why Bread is the Best Vehicle for Sweet Potatoes

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, discovers a better way to eat your mashed potatoes this year.</i><p>Let's talk about mashed potatoes. Specifically, let's talk about mashed <i>sweet</i> potatoes. What if, instead of eating your vegetables with a fork, you ate them in …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

Moving to Mars could create a whole new breed of people

It's not clear <i>when</i> we'll see humans walking around on the moon or Mars, but it's coming, and it's going to have consequences for the human race.<p>Chris Impey, an astronomy professor at the University of Arizona, pointed out the potential of a particularly radical consequence during an interview with …

Muscle

A science teacher was suspended without pay for using a signal jammer to block his students' phones

Science teacher Dean Liptak affixed a jammer to a cell tower located on campus, enabling him to jam mobile phones to stop students from getting distracted during lessons.<p>Cellphone jammers are easy to buy online.<p>Liptak said he had an override button for the device in case of emergencies, and he also …

High School

Disney's giving one of its darkest characters — a demon gargoyle from 'Fantasia' — its own movie

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Mouse House will give the spotlight to one of its darkest characters — the demon gargoyle Chernabog — in a future film.<p>If you're not a huge Disney fan, you may not be familiar with the character, who first appeared in an 11-minute segment of Disney's 1940 …

Walt Disney Company

5 Android Apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

[Price: Free / $1.99]<br>Anytime Gallery for Wear is a gallery application that allows you to sync photos between your phone and your Android Wear smartwatch. In the free version you can sync up to 20 photos and if you go premium, you’ll be able to sync an unlimited number of photos. It’s a simple app …

Apps

Project Vault is a security system on a microSD card

During day 2 of Google I/O 2015 the ATAP group showed off a number of new projects, including a unique new security device called Project Vault. At first glance, the Vault would appear to be nothing more than a typical SD card but there’s more here than meets the eye. Underneath the surface, the …

MicroSD

Dehydrated Food Recipes: How to Dehydrate Fruits, Vegetables And Meat

Camping and hiking goes hand-in-hand with dehydrated food. This is simply because dehydrated food is so light and low in weight and takes very little …

Coffee Grinders

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

More more than four espressos a day can harm health: EU

"It is the first time that the risks from caffeine from all dietary sources have been assessed at EU level," the agency said in a statement, recommending that an adult's daily caffeine intake remain below 400 milligrammes a day.

Coffee

The son of China's richest man bought 2 ultra-expensive gold Apple Watches for his dog

As first reported by Shanghaiist, Wang Sicong, son of property titan Wang Jianlin, has posted photos online of his dog kitted out in some high-end Cupertino bling.<p>Wang Sicong's dog has its own popular Weibo account— a Chinese social media site. The dog is wearing the rose gold Apple Watch Edition …

China

Use this trick to see a map of everywhere Facebook knows you and your friends have been

Well thanks to a clever Google Chrome extension discovered by The Next Web, you can now explore your own map of every location Facebook knows you and your friends have been — using only the location data that is often attached to your conversations over Facebook Messenger.<p>The map hack is so …

Apps

This exercise might be critical to your success

For inspiration, motivation, and amusing historical anecdotes about the lives of famous people, we turn to the biographies of others.<p>But according to Aliza Licht, SVP of global communications at Donna Karan International and author of "Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. …

Donna Karan

The 10 most beloved tweets by NASA astronauts in space

Yet, they are a continuous part of our daily lives through social media websites like Twitter — they even have their own handle: @NASA_Astronauts.<p>And with over 14,000 tweets and more than 300,000 followers, it's clear that these space explorers love sharing their adventures as much as the world …

Space Exploration

Here are the most common words in tech, finance, and energy job listings

A group of quant researchers at Deutsche Bank analyzed a database of several million job listings from job search engine LinkUp. They found various interesting correlations between job listing measures and stock performance, and between job listings and labor market indicators.<p>In addition to that …

Deutsche Bank

A new Google service will let you pay people instantly from your phone, like Venmo

The service sounds similar to Venmo, which is now owned by PayPal.<p>The announcement is set to be made on Thursday at Google I/O, the company's annual conference for software developers.<p>Android Pay is a mobile payments API that lets 3rd party apps to process payments directly through their apps. It …

FinTech

GoPro is making a drone and a six-camera virtual reality device

The six-camera product will start shipping in the second half of this year and will cost more than $3000. That price might seem steep, but all six cameras will also be removable, so they can be used individually.<p>"A GoPro camera is the one camera you can combine with other cameras to create a new …

Drones

How a Japanese clothing brand got men to love shopping

To accomplish this goal, the brand, which has 1,500 stores around the world, is going to great lengths to attract male shoppers.<p>Apparel retailers have traditionally gone after women, who tend to shop more often and seek out trendy designs.<p>"We take the men's business not as a secondary business, but …

Clothing

Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Total time<p>10 mins<p>Whip up an easy banana and yogurt smoothie, with a kick of coffee. Protein, …

Salted Caramel Sauce

<i>You only need four ingredients to make this easy homemade salted caramel sauce recipe. It is the BEST and good on just about everything!</i><p>A few weeks …

8 charts reveal everything you need to know about the monster rocket NASA is building to shuttle astronauts to Mars

This rocket is designed for NASA's future deep-space missions to an asteroid, the Moon, Mars, and beyond.<p>Taller than the Statue of Liberty and capable of carrying more than twice the payload weight of any of NASA'S former space shuttles, the Space Launch System will transport four astronauts at a …

Space Exploration

7 rules of dog park etiquette to keep you and your pet out of trouble this summer

A dog park is the perfect place to let your four-legged friend interact with other dogs and run wild.<p>But not too wild.<p>Yes, there are rules of etiquette — for you and your pet — at the dog park.<p>Here's what you need to know to not be <i>that</i> dog owner.<p>Every dog loves a treat, but make sure to keep them …

Pets