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6 awesome tips to use your camera phone for more than selfies

Whether you’re taking pictures with a DSLR or a smartphone, there are some basic rules you can follow to ensure you are taking awesome photos.<p>With today’s modern smartphone, you have a camera that is capable of taking incredibly sharp pictures, but you need to understand how to find the right …

Why Have Millennials Fallen Out of Love With Diamonds?

As the industry itself faces tough challenges, cost and ethical concerns mean that diamonds aren’t the same objects of desire for young women as they …

Story of cities #34: the struggle for the soul of Milton Keynes

Despite decades of mockery, the city’s modernist buildings and wide boulevards are now hailed as visionary. But as developers move in, could there be trouble in this urban paradise?<p>When the architects designing the centre of Milton Keynes in the early 1970s discovered its main street almost …

Urban Planning

The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time

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Gear & Gadgets

What Inmates Are Saying About Rising Murder and Suicide Rates in British Prisons

'I knew a fella whose cellmate killed himself in the middle of the night—he woke up to a dead body on the top bunk.'<p>The Ministry of Justice has recently revealed that there have been six murders and 100 suicides in prisons in England and Wales over the course of the last year. These figures are the …

Mentoring

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Creativity

UK telephone boxes to be turned into tiny offices

Some of the UK's iconic telephone boxes will soon be converted into small personal offices. Bar Works, a company operating a trio of co-working spaces in New York, has leased 15 of BT's old call receptacles in London, Leeds and Edinburgh. They'll soon be kitted out with WiFi access, a printer and …

Adding Plain Water To Your Terrible Diet Will Make You Lose Weight

Kids who drink water or even milk eat less junk food.<p>Kids, if it wasn’t obvious already, should be drinking water, not sugary soft drinks. Adding plain old water to the diets of overweight youngsters not only reduced their intake of sugary drinks, but the kids also ate less overall and reduced …

North Africa

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Relationships

Top 5 Fashion E-commerce Websites That Change The Way You Shop

The times have changed – fashion brands are appearing in the market so quickly, that sometimes it is pretty easy to miss something. Browsing each one of those websites are time consuming – choose same size, same style, same pattern, etc… That is why e-commerce aggregators are becoming so popular. …

eCommerce

How your genes could impact your fitness and health goals

Look at the guy next to you in the gym. He can blast out six-foot box jumps, run a sub-six minute mile, and practically came out of the womb with a …

This Woman Read 500 Self-Help Books (So You Don't Have To) | Inc.com

These days, no one suffers from a shortage of reading material. From great online content to endless book recommendations and must-read lists, most of us struggle to fit in all the reading we want to do rather than locate cool stuff to check out.<p>One solution is to read more. (You can do it no …

Books

Sunken cities reveal secrets of Ancient Egypt | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Until 1996, two of Egypt's greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.<p>For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs …

Ancient History

MacBook 2016 review: all of the possibilities, all of the realities

Last year’s introduction of the 12-inch MacBook — that’s just MacBook, not MacBook Air or MacBook Pro — highlighted some of the best elements of Apple design. The laptop is beautiful, super thin, and lightweight, with a Retina display and a new kind of trackpad.<p>But its sleekness came with a …

MacBook Air

Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX wireless earbuds leak out

The next version of Samsung's Gear Fit is right around the corner.<p>The unannounced wearable, tentatively dubbed the Gear Fit 2, made an accidental …

Turn your Amazon Echo Dot into the ultimate nightstand accessory

Amazon's little smart speaker can find a home in just about any room, but it's best suited to your bedside. Here's why.<p>Amazon's voice-activated Echo Dot has earned legions of fans, offering nearly all the capabilities of the larger Echo for roughly half the cost. Call it "Alexa for less."<p>Because it …

Smart Homes

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has A Serious Problem

Earlier this year Microsoft warned users that Windows 7 has serious problems. I dismissed its claims as a desperate attempt to shift copies of Windows 10 (and I still do), but now Microsoft has warned of a new serious Windows 7 problem that is very real – even though it makes <i>no sense whatsoever</i>…<p>In …

Microsoft Windows

Siri’s creators say they’ve made something better that will take care of everything for you

SAN JOSE — In an ordinary conference room in this city of start-ups, a group of engineers sat down to order pizza in an entirely new way.<p>“Get me a pizza from Pizz’a Chicago near my office,” one of the engineers said into his smartphone. It was their first real test of Viv, the …

Chatbots

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps