Nichola Sore

58 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Follower | @NicholaSore | Keep up with Nichola Sore on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nichola Sore”

Portable speaker review: time to jack up the volume, but on what?

"You're going to love this," says Lucy Monkman, as she taps her tablet and the opening glissando of the Chemical Brothers' Galvanize roars for the seventh time. This is the "control" song that Lucy – or Monki, as she is professionally known – has chosen as the benchmark against which to measure …

How to set up your accounts to use an Android tablet inside a Mac-centric life

With name brand Android tablets starting at $99 and refurbished ones going for even less, going cross platform is quite easy for Mac and iOS fans who …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

Bitcoin’s Emerging Price Stability

Earlier in January Bitcoin, as it receded as recipient of an infinite press, began to see its trading range tighten after months of wild swings. I pointed this out as perhaps the start of new stability for Bitcoin, which in turn could help its platform mature, or indicate maturation thereof.<p>There …

App.net Launches Backer, A Bitcoin-Friendly Crowdfunding Engine For Individual Software Features

As the popularity of crowdfunding grows ever larger, an interesting new trend has started popping up: developers, curious if a new feature is worth adding to their products, are asking interested customers to chip in to cover the costs of development. In other words: if you <i>really</i> want a feature, …

The 18-year-old code that turned out to be a prayer

When Janna Holm's grandmother Dorothy Ann died of brain cancer in 1996 she was unable to speak. But in the last two weeks of her life she covered 20 or more index cards with long unbroken strings of capital letters that made no apparent sense. Her family was convinced that she meant something by …

10 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Organize The Kitchen

Spring cleaning may be over, but you should try to reorganize your home at the start of every new season. As we near the end of summer, it’s time to …

Why we want to spend the rest of our lives on Mars

Since its announcement in May 2012, the Mars One project hasn't had an easy ride. Critics have questioned all aspects, from the technical feasibility to its funding model. But recent developments from the project seem to be bringing the goal of starting a human colony on Mars by 2025 a little …

DNA tests have helped solve what has been called the Titanic's last mystery, which involves one of the most tragic of all the tales connected to the sinking. Read the incredible story here: http://fw.to/WLQWtol

How-To: Create Shelving from Vintage Crates

Sometimes I really can’t tell if my apartment is getting smaller, or if I just need more shelving, either way this HGTV Handmade video tutorial, with the infamous Meg Allan Cole, on using vintage crates to create more shelving space is packed with helpful shelf-making tips.

Storage Ideas

Use in Moderation: The Guardian and Observer Weekend™

YouTube

Lena Dunham: 'People called me fat and hideous, and I lived'

Lena Dunham had a panic attack last night. The actor/writer/director/producer started to tot up her advancing years, and before she knew it, she was measuring out her grave. "I thought, in two and a half years I'll be 30, then 10 years from that I'll be 40, then 10 years from that I'll be 50." She …

World's first bitcoin storage vault opens in London

A “deep cold storage” service for bitcoins underwritten by Lloyds of London and offering protection from hackers and accidental loss has launched in the UK<p>A “deep cold storage” service for bitcoins which promises to protect against hackers or accidental loss has launched in London.<p><b>Elliptic Vault</b> …

40 DIY Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom

January is a time for new beginnings, in the house, in the office, and in the gym. Though spring is typically the time for cleaning and organization, we like to think of January as a good time for a rest. For getting a little more rest while the days are still on the short side, and for cozying up …

Happy New Year's in Pictures

18 People Who Became Sudden Geniuses While High

Eureka moments happen during the haziest (and hungriest) of times.

Twin Planets: The Same, But Very Different

It’s often said—we said it again ourselves just last week, in fact—that our own Solar System isn’t as typical as scientists once imagined. We’ve got …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

Why does the new year begin on January 1?

New Year’s Day is a civil event. Its date isn’t precisely fixed by any natural seasonal marker.<p>The date of New Year’s Day seems so fundamental that …

Astronomy

Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth

The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as a garden, costs as much as a street in Middlesbrough or Stoke.<p>When Marx wrote, in his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts …

What’s the point of Bitcoin again?

Last April I wrote that we should care about Bitcoin because it represented a new conception of currency, one untethered by traditional restrictions …

A couple in their 60s have finished running a marathon each day, every day, for the past year. The pair ate up to 30 bananas each a day as they completed a trek of almost 10,000 miles around Australia. The couple, both raw vegans from New Zealand, ended their journey with an extra marathon to their home in Melbourne at 5am on New Year's Day to set the world record. More here: http://fw.to/sqYW8yg

Dolphin megapod seen for the first time – in pictures

A gathering of 3000-5000 spinner dolphins, known as a megapod, is filmed underwater for the first time for a BBC series, Dolphins – Spy in the Pod. Two robotic 'spy creatures' with cameras in their mouths and eyes view the dolphins gathering to socialise in the nutrient-rich waters off the Pacific …

Warming winter drinks from around the world

Nothing tugs my gastronomic heart strings like sweetly spiced wine – that aromatic combination of cinnamon, star anise and oranges wafting through the house, then taking those first, warming sweet sips. It would be fair to say I've become a bit obsessed, and I thought I'd try variations from around …

Tony Abbott’s top business adviser accuses IPCC of 'dishonesty and deceit'

Tony Abbott’s top business adviser has accused the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of “dishonesty and deceit” as it focuses on “exploiting the masses and extracting more money” in a climate crusade.<p>Maurice Newman, chairman of the prime minister’s new Business Advisory Council, used an …

Travel with the in-laws: a survival guide

Travelling with your own parents can be tricky, but taking a journey with the in-laws (or out-laws, if you’re unhitched) can be an etiquette minefield. Now, being fond of my own beloved’s parents (and knowing full well they read my articles), there’ll be no cheap mother-in-law jokes here. After …

Tamil Nadu

The art of people watching

There are really two types of walkers: those who are just looking to get from place to place, and those who are looking while going from place to …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking