Margaret Mathias

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These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

TV

Will Personalised Pricing Take E-Commerce Back to the Bazaar?

Fashion companies routinely tap personal data to tailor promotions and special offers to individual consumers. The same information can now be used …

The great big question about nanomaterials

A few years ago Arturo Keller began spending an awful lot of time working with pigskin—spreading things on it, lighting it up, heating it, looking at …

The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Making bad decisions is as much a part of traveling as packing your suitcase and losing followers on Instagram (really, we get it, you're having fun on vacation). When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. …

Coca-Cola

Skift Business Traveler: Delta and United Frequent Fliers Don't Know Their Programs are Changing

What to Know Now<p>Here in the bubble of non-stop upgrade gymnastics, hotel checkins and the general whirlwind of business travel the news about Delta …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

13 ways to stop drinking soda for good

You know soda's not exactly good for you—but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz, and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon slump, or quench your thirst at the movies.<p>But the more soda you …

Nutrition

With Nowhere for Snow To Go, Airline Cancellations Spike

Flying to places like Chicago or New York in the wintertime is always a gamble, and this year is no different. Blizzards howling across the Midwest en route to the East Coast have snarled flights from coast to coast.<p>“Chicago is the hub for three of our four major airlines — American, United and …

Puerto Rico

Paul Ryan: 'Tax reform is a 2015 thing for sure'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Party's leading voice on taxes and budgets, Paul Ryan, said on Friday that the current Congress has only a few months to pull together a deal to overhaul the U.S. tax code.<p>"My guess is tax reform is a 2015 thing for sure and I think it's got to be done by the …

Barack Obama

Witness: Man who killed Chris Kyle said he did it because 'they wouldn't talk to me'

A key prosecution witness told a Texas jury Friday that he overheard a former Marine say he shot Chris Kyle after the "American Sniper" hero ignored him.<p>Kyle and a buddy were gunned down at a rural Texas shooting range. The accused gunman Eddie Ray Routh, 27, claims he was insane at the time of the …

Latin America

3 Nutella Recipes You'll Want To Make Every Day

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who lick every last drop of Nutella off the lid, and those who don't get the hype. Even if you …

These Are The Ballerinas And Ballerinos Of Instagram

American Ballet Theater icon Misty Copeland has over 402,000 followers on Instagram. To compare, athletes like Venus and Serena Williams have 89,500 and 992,000 followers, respectively. Michael Phelps has 462,000. Danica Patrick has 26,900.<p>Of course, ballet is easily the most photogenic of the …

How a Girl Built a Gate

It’s true! I built our gate all by myself. I’ve been asked several questions about my gate, so I thought I would share how I made it.<p>My husband and I …

Woodworking

5 Problems That'll Challenge McDonald's No Matter Who's CEO

The McDonald's McFamily will have a new head honcho in early 2015, and he has his work cut out for him.<p>Amid slumping sales and years of losing …

Heartbreaking Portraits Capture Two Identical Twin Farmers At The End Of Their Lives

Photographer Janos Stekovics met identical twins János and István Lukács in 1985. At the time, they were in their sixties. The two have since passed away, one in 2005 and the other in 2007. However, in the final phase of their lives, Stekovics chronicled the daily lives of these brothers and …

‘Jurassic Parks And Recreation’: The Internet’s Most Eagerly Anticipated Mashup

The best part of Chris Pratt becoming a major movie star is watching him transform from goofball sweetheart on a beloved prime time sitcom to someone we absolutely believe can rescue and protect us all from the biggest dangers on Earth and the entire universe. But what’s even more fun to imagine is …

Parks and Recreation
CNN

Indicted Louisiana Mayor Says Facebook And Local Media 'Can Kiss My Ass'

According to the New Orleans Advocate, Lavigne had a rough year that included an indictment, questions about his spending, and a lost election after six terms in office. Lavigne's farewell speech on New Year's Eve was no less eventful.<p>The newspaper reported the mayor called for an "emergency" …

Corruption

J.K. Rowling's Mysterious Riddle Was Solved

About 24 hours after author J.K. Rowling posted an anagram on her Twitter account, a fan has finally solved the puzzle.<p>Emily Strong—a PhD student at …

The One Foolproof Thing You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Place a security freeze on your credit.<p>Your private information may have been stolen… again: JPMorgan Chase disclosed on Thursday that hackers …