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Nutella Crêpe Cake

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A 3-ingredient cake -- halfway in between delicate and rustic -- you'll want to work into your</i> …

Dessert

Spying Software Spots Phone Theft In 2 Minutes, No Password Needed

No PIN codes or thumbprints required.<p>Stolen phones are a logistical pain and a financial burden. As products like Apple Pay attempt to make our phones our identities, the stakes are only getting higher. But do we want every other moment we live to be verified by thumbprint, passcode, or PIN? Is …

Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Art/Music</b><p>Skip the $25 ticket price when the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> opens its doors, …

European Travel

Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls <i>en famille</i>. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

10 of the best family self-catering holidays in Spain

From a cottage in the mountains to stylish pads in Seville and Barcelona, we select the best self-catering properties in Spain to keep the kids – and you – happy<p>Finca El Sueno, near Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucía<p>No need to pack suitcases full of baby and toddler gear when you travel to this …

Is it possible to think without language?

Language is so deeply embedded in almost every aspect of the way we interact with the world that it's hard to imagine what it would be like not to …

Language

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014

Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated …

11 Impressive Service & App Websites

Back in February we showcased the first list with 11 Incredibly Inspiring Service & App Websites. Since the list was very popular and we had several …

The Best Free WordPress Themes for Web Designs

That’s great! Very nice place to find Free WordPress themes. if you need themes check it out. Cheers for the great work!<p>WOW! If you’re searching …

Someone's Come Up With an Ashtray That Rewards Smokers for Not Littering

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3D printers find a home fighting disease in Syrian refugee camps

Sure, 3D printers can make guns, but it can also be used for good: for instance, its capability to create whatever you want gives it a bright future in humanitarian efforts around the globe. Oxfam (an organization that seeks to eradicate poverty) agrees, that's why it has partnered with online 3D …

Download Vector Icons – The Complete Forma Bundle For Low Budget

472 Highly Scalable Forma Vector Icons<p>It’s huge, beautiful, highly scalable, and available in the following formats: PSD (vector shapes), CSH (custom …

Graphic Design

How language can affect the way we think

Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For …

Can Your Language Influence Your Spending, Eating, and Smoking Habits?

An absurd-sounding claim leads to a surprising finding<p>Yes, I know. That headline. It looks like the most egregious form of causal inference. Americans don't save money because of ... our grammar? How utterly absurd. But bear with me.<p>In the 1930s, linguists proposed that the way we read, write, and …

The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think

Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.<p>“It depends on what you mean by <i>artificial intelligence</i>.” Douglas Hofstadter is in a grocery store in …

Will Technology Push Language To Become Image-Based?

A few weeks ago, Sergey Brin was eating a meal while wearing Google Glass when a friend sent him a text message. Instead of words, Brin replied by …

Google Glass

Good Art Is Popular Because It's Good. Right?

In July of last year, a man named Sidney Sealine went to see the Mona Lisa in Paris.<p>The idea was to spend some time with the picture, see for himself the special spark that made the painting so famous.<p>But Sealine couldn't even get close.<p>In his video of the visit, you see people of every race and …

Bad brains: some people are physically incapable of enjoying music

Research shows that people who say "I don't like music" aren't just trying to sound cool<p>For most people, the mere suggestion that a favorite song fails to evoke an emotional response in another human being sounds preposterous. Sure, that person might not like that song as much as you do, but …

Study confirms monkeys can do math

Scientists have long suspected that monkeys are capable of mental arithmetics and a new study is helping them prove it. A research team led by neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone trained three rhesus macaques to identify symbols representing the numbers zero to 25. They then taught the test …

Are animated GIFs a language? MIT student project aims to find out

If you're the kind of person who spends a chunk of their day looking at animated GIFs, a pair of students from MIT want to use your skills to create a new universal language. Kevin Hu and Travis Rich have come up with GifGif, an MIT Lab project designed to extract the very essence of various human …

What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Big eyes and huge foreheads may be the look for the year 102013, according to researcher Nickolay Lamm<p>Find out more about how technology is changing us in Observer Tech Monthly. Next issue out 13 October<p>Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee …

Half Of A Drug's Power Comes From Thinking It Will Work

When you take a pill, you and your doctor hope it will work — and that helps it work.<p>That's not a new idea. But now researchers say they know just how much of a drug's effect comes from the patient's expectation: at least half.<p>When patients in the midst of a migraine attack took a dummy pill they …

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

Lack Of Sleep Kills Brain Cells, New Study Shows

If you’re burning the midnight oil, you may be burning out brain cells, too, new research shows. A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience found that staying awake too long destroys brain cells in mice, and may do the same in humans.<p>It’s the first study to show (if only in animals) …