James Haleblian

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Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Here's How One Traveler Got a $60,000 Trip Around the World on Emirates for $300

Not everyone can fly first class. Given that amenities are constantly being improved to new levels of swag-envy, it's truly a shame that more people …

Frequent-flyer Programs

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

What Should You Do When There’s Something Wrong With Your Hotel Room?

What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you at a hotel? Pipes burst? Stolen computer? Mouse sighting?<p>It differs by the guest, and it’s fair to …

Hospitality

More U.S. companies moving away from traditional performance reviews

Lately a small but growing number of major U.S. companies, including Accenture, Adobe and Gap, have been saying goodbye to an annual rite of corporate life that employees and managers both love to hate: the traditional performance review.<p>Now General Electric, long considered Corporate America’s …

A Haunting Timelapse of the 2,058 Nuclear Detonations from 1945 to 1998

It's as terrifying as it is beautiful.<p>It's a grim anniversary. Seventy years ago today, the Enola Gay dropped the uranium atomic bomb "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima, killing at least 90,000 people immediately, poisoning hundreds of thousands more with radiation, and forever altering the …

A Day In The Life Of Alan Benton, America's Unofficial King Of Bacon

When food is made with love, you can taste it. So it goes with Benton's Country Ham, a North Madisonville, Tennessee-based business that produces what many call the best bacon in the country.<p>Alan Benton has been running this bacon empire for over 40 years. He's been called "the nicest man on …

Two People Blast Through a Whole Relationship in 20 Hilarious Texts on Tinder

Well, that escalated quickly...<p>Anyone who's ever had a conversation on Tinder knows that things can get pretty weird, oftentimes because a perfectly normal conversation is suddenly ruptured by the appearance of a totally unsolicited dick. But one Tinder exchange that was postedon Imgur is going …

Japan Says Yes To Giant Robot Duel With America

Let the bot-on-bot action commence<p>Last week, American giant robot makers Megabot challenged Japanese giant robot makers Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a giant robot battle. The video, subtitled in Japanese and filled with waving American flags, coincidentally happened to come out right before a …

Downtown Las Vegas Has the Most Happening Food Scene Right Now

Downtown Las Vegas’s exploding food scene is galvanizing the historic neighborhood north of the Strip.<p>Las Vegas’s true roots are downtown—all the …

Las Vegas

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Drones

35 incredible travel destinations you've probably never heard of

Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of the 35 hidden gems around the world that are worth the trek.<p><i>Additional reporting by Megan Willett.</i>

HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft’s HoloLens is no joke. We’ve now tried the company’s latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it. The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during its Build developer conference keynote yesterday, feels very solid and the user experience …

Augmented Reality

Associated Press News

1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.<p>Circuit Judge Dale Cohen on Wednesday dissolved the …

Florida

The Stradivarius Affair

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even …

The 9 Best Boredom Snacks to Satisfy Every Craving

Because mindless eating isn't *the best,* but totally we do it anyway.<p>No, boredom eating is <i>not</i> the best practice—any nutritionist will tell you that mindlessly snacking is a one-way ticket to a wider waistline. But sometimes the afternoon munchies come a'knocking—and when they do, it's often not …

Snacks

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

Elemental Storytelling

There's a photograph I know that shows a kid's bicycle lying on its side, one wheel turned upright, a smear of blood tracing its path on the concrete. There's a little package still latched to the back, waiting for its owner to return. You can see where the bike swerved, then lost its way. …

10 Hotel Booking Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

<i>(Photo: Getty Images/E+)</i><p>Booking a hotel seems pretty straightforward, right? And most times it is: Pick a destination, choose your dates, enter payment info, and voila, happy travels!<p>However, there are some big blunders you could be making when it comes to hotel reservations. From booking on the …