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Britney Spears' $6.8 Million Mansion is as Baller as You'd Expect It Is

A closer look at the new McLaren 570GT

At the core of the 570GT is the same 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine servicing the rest of McLaren's range. Just as it does in the 570S, the motor …

Classic Cars

5 ways adblockers are changing your entire online experience

Adblocking is a provocative topic.<p>With reform imminent, aside from the economic and legal implications of its utility, there are further reaching user-centric implications at play here. Adblocking is the Tiananmen Square moment for the online advertising industry. Cultural icons from Jerry Seinfeld …

Automakers agree to make auto braking a standard by 2022

By 2025, almost all new vehicles in the US will come with automatic emergency braking systems, thanks to a pact 20 automakers made with the government. The companies and the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as the Insurance Institute for …

Dyson to invest £1bn in battery technology thanks to profit surge

Dyson, the British company famous for its bagless vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans, is planning to ramp up investment into new longer-lasting batteries after reporting a 20% rise in profits thanks to a tripling of revenues in China.<p>Dyson said its growth in 2015 was driven by battery-powered …

University of Michigan

UK asks for boat name, Internet overwhelmingly responds: Boaty McBoatface

There's few rules on the Internet, but I think we can all agree on this one: Never put things to a public online vote.<p>The Natural Environment …

Mountain Dew

Apple vs. FBI: What Was Obama Thinking at SXSW?

There's nothing terribly surprising about the conclusion Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford reached in an essay posted this week on Medium's …

Expert Says NSA Can Open the San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

Counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke thinks the FBI has ulterior motives in its encryption dispute with Apple (aapl).<p>Clarke is a former White House …

The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

Fake football pitches gave my teenage son cancer, says former NHS boss

Ex-NHS Cumbria chief executive campaigns for research into turf that contains arsenic and lead after 18-year-old son develops Hodgkin's lymphoma<p>A former NHS boss has claimed his footballer son's cancer could have been caused by playing on synthetic pitches.<p>Nigel Maguire is calling for a halt on the …

One Day: ‘Our teenage daughter dumped her boyfriend - and we’re heartbroken’

The last time I sat across a kitchen table from a heartbroken teenage boy, I was just a girl myself, and I was the one doing the heart-breaking. Thirty years on, I find myself in the same situation – only this time the distraught boy in question is in love with my 18-year-old daughter Katie*, who …

Áine Carlin: vegan, happy, and definitely not preachy

'Turning vegan was as much of a shock for me as it was for all my friends’, says Áine Carlin, who six years ago was settling down to a new life with her husband in Chicago, devouring Reuben sandwiches (the cult corned beef and melted cheese toastie), crab cakes, and local steakhouse specialities on …

Processed Food

Articles about modernize-your-life-6-new-items-alessi on Dwell.com - Dwell

Good Small Spaces start with Good Small Occupants.<p>With less stuff, you’ll need fewer square feet to jam it into.<p>When most people consider modernizing their home, they imagine this project is going to set them back a small fortune.<p>Preparing for move can bring a fresh revelation of how much stuff you …

Creative Dad Builds Amazing Volkswagen Bus Bed for His Daughter

Creative dad, DIY expert, and Reddit user inexplorata built an amazing Volkswagen bus bed for his daughter's 3rd birthday to replace the crib she had been sleeping in until then.<p>The idea came to him after he discovered a pile of old Super Beetle parts available for free on Craigslist. Rather than …

Spike Lee is selling his new movie on Vimeo one month before it hits theaters

Spike Lee's latest movie wouldn't exist without the internet, and now Lee is going online to distribute the film, too. Lee's new film, <i>Da Sweet Blood of Jesus</i>, is today being made available to rent and buy on Vimeo, a full month ahead of the film's planned theatrical release. In a video announcing …

Funerals for Paris Victims: In Pictures

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Renowned French American photographer Vincent Laforet embarked on the photo mission of a lifetime when he soared 7,500 feet in a helicopter above New York City to capture breathtaking aerial photos of the glittering cityscape at night. Held in only by a full-body harness, leaning out of the chopper …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Nutrition

5 Things Your Parents Taught You That Are Totally Wrong

These familiar warnings just don't pan out<p>When you were a kid, your mom and dad dispensed plenty of wisdom that still checks out, like “don’t forget to wear clean underwear every day.” (Thanks for that one, guys.) Not every piece of parental advice holds up, though. Here are five classic warnings …

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Apple and Facebook offer to freeze eggs for female employees

Apple and Facebook are offering to freeze eggs for female employees in an effort to attract more women on to their staff.<p>Apple, the world’s most valuable brand, said it would offer the perk to US-based staff from January.<p>“Apple cares deeply about our employees and their families, and we are always …

Chemical signal gives melanoma cancer cells a ‘green light’ to spread

Flashing green men and high-pitched beeping ensure that when we cross the road there are plenty of signals to help us. But if these cues fail, it can cause us to hesitate, rush, stop-start or randomly change direction.<p>While the picture is a little more complex in our bodies, our cells too must be …

YouTube star PewDiePie was watched 449m times in August alone

YouTube’s 100 biggest channels’ videos were watched nearly 10.2bn times in August, with gamer Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg continuing his reign as the most popular YouTuber.<p>Kjellberg’s videos were watched 449.2m times in August, according to the latest chart published by online video industry site …

​FBI says it located the Silk Road by exploiting an error with the server's login page

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation may have seized the Silk Road and sold off its horde of ill-gotten Bitcoin, but the case isn't over yet -- the dark web site's creator still has to face trial. The defense of Ross Ulbricht, the man allegedly behind the Silk Road, is doing its best to discredit …

This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …

Upper Terrace at Mammoth Hot Spring, Yellowstone

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …