Mark Karmia

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The 5 kinds of sci-fi space travel, ranked by realism

<i>This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable's ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV</i> …

Science Fiction

French Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

"Best side dish you can make in 30 minutes! French onion dip adds a little zip to the potatoes."<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>4 cups water, or as needed …

Trying Not to Think About Sex Just Makes You Think About Sex More

Teaching people their sexual thoughts are “dirty” or “impure” has problematic consequences.<p>Many bible verses have been interpreted by religious teachers as meaning that a sexual thought is the equivalent to having physically engaged in that behavior. Case in point: "Anyone who even looks at a woman …

How to Make Perfect Lemon Curd in the Microwave

No matter how many flawless custards or mirror glazes you’ve made in your life, some culinary techniques just seem to invite disaster, especially …

What We Know About Evil, Hell, and Final Damnation

“Hell is the place God created for the angels who rebelled against him. We say ‘place,’ but since angels are spirits the word ‘place’ is …

Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Strangest Blockbuster in Hollywood History

Despite delays, maxed-out budgets, radical re-writes, and some early bad reviews, Stanley Kubrick’s outer-space epic went on to set records and propel a generation of cinema lovers—a big gamble of a movie that still resonates 50 years later.<p>Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> took more than four …

Europeans had school shootings, too. Then they did something about it.

<i>This post was first published on Feb. 15. It was updated on May 18.</i><p>BERLIN — Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school …

Guns

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

Silicon Valley

Cheater’s Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon

1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and transfer to the bowl of a slow …

The 32 most fun, friendly, and affordable cities in the world

Time Out's City Life Index, a survey of 15,000 people in 32 global cities, has been released, and it shows which ones promise the most fun and excitement in 2018.<p>The survey, conducted by Tapestry Research, questioned residents on a variety of aspects of city life.<p>It ranked cities in categories …

Mexico City

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

Fake News

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

The Science Behind Why Some Employees Have the 'Halo Effect'--and Others Don't

If you have ever wondered why some employees can seemingly do no wrong (even when they do actually do things wrong), there is actually some science behind it. Here's the science and how to benefit from it yourself.<p>Anyone who has worked in the business world for any period of time has had their fair …

Tip: Master the Hip Clean

Here's a great movement for the beginner Olympic lifter or for anyone who wants to build some impressive traps.<p>If you're starting to get into Olympic …

The Ultimate Buttery Pound Cake

Ingredients<p>1 cup unsalted butter softened<p>1 1/4 cup granulated sugar<p>4 eggs room temperature<p>3 tablespoons milk room temperature<p>1 tablespoon vanilla<p>1/2 …

The 10 Natural Cleaning Recipes Everyone Should Know

Is your cleaning mantra "When in doubt, douse it in bleach"? While you might feel confident your house is sanitary and squeaky clean, you can't …

Cleaning

The 80/20 Rule for Fitness

Utilizing an economist's principle for fitness can fuel your growth.<p>Sponsored Content<p>Those bad guys were on to something with the whole "Dark Side" …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

25 Things You Didn’t Know Your Microwave Could Do

Microwaves make everyone’s life a little easier. In fact, if you’re just using yours to heat up your frozen dinners, you’re missing out on a whole …

Recipes

Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

Writing

Allegations of Unwanted Barbell Contact By Trainers/Coaches Surge - Niki Sims

Across the country, trainers, coaches and workout partners are being held under scrutiny as multiple allegations of unwanted contact with a barbell …

Los Angeles

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

A Police Killing Without a Hint of Racism

Daniel Shaver begged officers not to shoot him. What role will his death play in the push for law-enforcement reforms?<p>On January 18, 2016, Daniel Shaver, a traveling pest-control worker, was in between shifts at his motel, a La Quinta Inn and Suites in Mesa, Arizona. In the elevator, he met a man …

Law Enforcement

How to add a fancy email signature on iPhone and Mac

You already know that you can add a signature to your outgoing emails in the Mail app on iOS and macOS, but did you know that you can make that signature fancy? And I mean, <i>really</i> fancy. You don’t just have to put your email address or phone number in there in regular text. You can add any kind of …

Typography

How long to learn that language? Here’s a map for that

For English-speakers, Romanian is easier to learn than German. And you’ll be speaking Russian sooner than Hungarian.<p>How is that? Because the Foreign …

Language Learning

Best-Ever Lemon Bars

Stir together butter, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and salt. Add one cup flour; mix just until incorporated. Press evenly into the bottom of an aluminum …

The Fittest on Earth?

The Truth About the CrossFit Games<p>Lead Photo Credit: Alicia Baldwin / CrossFit, Inc.<p>Strongman's Fear<p>On Saturday August 5th, 40 men and 40 women …

It Only Took Steve Jobs 5 Words to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when he decided to drop some major wisdom regarding the power of focus.<p>The power of focus.<p>Without it, you're doomed to a life of distraction. A life in which others' priorities dictate on what you spend your time. As you move from one shiny …

5 tips on writing from ‘The Elements of Style’

I’ve been re-reading ‘The Elements of Style’ by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White lately. Quite possibly, <b>this is the best book about writing that</b> …