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Amelia Gray Opens Up About Having an Eating Disorder

"Last year at this time there was no doubt that I was not okay."<p>Model Amelia Gray has shared a deeply personal message with her Instagram followers, revealing that she has dealt with an eating disorder and has struggled with body image.<p>In her March 31 post, the social media star shared two bikini …

Mental Health

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Preparing for the World Solar Car Challenge: Pictures

Sport (Australia)

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Fossil Fuels

Trump just passed on the best deal the planet has ever seen | David Suzuki

His rationale for abandoning the Paris agreement is outdated and false. Now, America forges its own, lonely path in being shackled to coal and fossil fuels<p>Since day one as a contender for the Oval Office, current US President Donald Trump has pushed a dominant narrative: he’s a businessman. He gets …

Hear “Weightless,” the Most Relaxing Song Ever Made, According to Researchers (You’ll Need It Today)

As I write this, it’s election night, and I do not need to tell you about the thick haze of fear in the air. I have already had a couple friends ask …

Sixfab Raspberry Pi Internet Of Things Shield (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy using the Raspberry Pi to create Internet of Things projects may be interested in a new range of IoT …

Raspberry Pi

My Amazing New Bose QC35 Headphones and Why I Hate the iPhone 7

Bose makes awesome headphones. I know I know, “no highs no lows must be Bose” but I think they sound great and I’m a bit of an audiophile. I’ve found …

Free roaming, multiplayer VR Zero Latency is coming to the US

Zero Latency is coming to the US, and it's bringing with it one of the most immersive VR experiences available today. The multiplayer VR experience has partnered with the US-based Main Event Entertainment to open a Zero Latency site in Orlando, Florida. It'll be the world's fourth Zero Latency …

Virtual Reality

Andy Warhol's Factory through the eyes of Stephen Shore - CNN Style

Written by By Stephen Shore<p>American photographer Stephen Shore was only 17 when he was invited to Andy Warhol's Factory to take a few pictures. He ended up staying for two years. This is an abridged excerpt from "Factory: Andy Warhol" (Phaidon), his new book about the experience.<p>Andy would work all …

Andy Warhol

The filmmakers who took a stroll on Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic are facing jail time

Three of the four Canadian filmmakers who were caught roaming onto Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic hot spring have pled not guilty to charges of foot …

Jackson Hole

Woah! These Five Optical Illusions Have the Internet Divided!

Tom Hanks or Bill Murray? Shiny legs or paint? We can't decide!<p>If there's one thing the internet loves, it's arguing over simple optical illusions!<p>Remember THAT dress? Was it yellow? Was it blue? It all depended on the cones inside your eyes! Did that stop us arguing over it? Not one bit! How about …

How Being Overweight May Affect Memory

Want to stay sharp well into old age? Keep an eye on your waistline, suggests a recent study from the University of Arizona. Having a higher body …

Diabetes

It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

GIF Animations

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Singularity

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA's collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including …

Funny Pictures – October 8, 2016

Work is what you make it. <br>viaNo, go ahead. I’m sure the message can wait. <br>viaI woke up to this question this morning. <br>via‘Driving was so peaceful’: …

The Netflix Documentary 'Audrie & Daisy' Will Change How You See Sexual Assault

If you watch anything on Netflix this month, let it be the new documentary <i>Audrie & Daisy</i>. The doc—which premiered on September 23—tells the story of …

Siblings

Beauty Is in the (Many) Eyes of the Beholder In a New Dungeons & Dragons Art Documentary

Over its many editions, artists have fleshed out the many realms of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> with books laden with gorgeous fantasy art, covering everything …

This Optical Illusion Tells You How Dirty Your Mind Is

We're guessing very.<p>Take a look at this picture of an old bottle. What image do you see in it?<p>If it's a couple getting frisky, then congratulations - the likelihood is that you're a fully-grown adult.<p>If it's nine dolphins frolicking around, then you're either very young, or you need to get out more.<p>…

Funny Pictures – October 2, 2016

I never knew it was possible to feel such pity on a mattress. <br>viaThe expensive brand. <br>viaNailed it… <br>viaKids work together to create eternal recess… …

The U.S. government has used a section of the Patriot Act after 9/11 to criminalize people of color

<b>FILE - In his June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The leak of what purports to be a National Security Agency hacking tool kit has set the information security world atwitter — and sent major companies rushing to update their defenses. Experts across</b> …

Surveillance

Zika’s Making Some People Sick. It’s Making Other People Crazy.

Is Zika a form of government mind control? Did it come from the Illuminati? Are vaccines actually causing microcephaly? Nope, nope, nope.<p>The Zika …

Watch: Where Will China's Plummeting Space Station Land?

Experts say parts of the nearly 9-ton space station could land anywhere, including a city.<p>China’s space program appeared to confirm last week what …

Video: I Saw a Protester Get Shot Over Nothing in Charlotte

A peaceful demonstration against a black man killed by police devolved into a black man shooting another for no apparent reason. It all happened in …

Roundup: Winners of the 2016 MacArthur Genius Awards

Need help fueling your inferiority complex? Check out the 2016 MacArthur Geniuses.<p>The 23 MacArthur Genius Grant Winners for 2016 were announced on …

Deadly Viruses and Bacteria Mistakenly Shipped 21 Times

Believing the deadly pathogens had been deactivated, scientists and officials at U.S. labs sent highly contagious viruses and bacteria to unsecure …

On the Front Lines Approaching the ISIS-Occupied Metropolis of Mosul

Obama wants to take back the second biggest city in Iraq before he’s out of office. These are some of the guys that are going to have to do the …

‘The Simpsons’ Season 28 Premiere: Mr. Burns Becomes Donald Trump

The longest-running animated sitcom is back for its 28th (!) season, reminding us why we fell in love with the show in the first place.<p>When <i>The</i> …