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Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park

Pin Me!<p>Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail: 100 Miles through Canyonlands National Park<p>Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah is a huge swath of …

Caring parents make for happier adults, research finds

The legacy of controlling parents last far into adulthood, scientist have discovered<p>Children brought up by caring parents rather than controlling ones, grow up to be happier and more satisfied throughout their adult lives, a study suggests.<p>New research has found that parents who invade their …

Samsung's SmartThings launches a powerful, privacy-friendly hub

BERLIN — Smart home technology is finally leaving the “Tinker Toy” phase and becoming a viable solution for average consumers.<p>Samsung wants to be a …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Myth or Magic? 16 Pest Control Tricks We Tested For You

<i>Unwelcome critters, whether in your cabinets or on your tomato vines, are a common woe. We rounded up the best tips from the internet and tested them to see which actually work.</i><p><b>Garden Bugs</b><p><i>Panty hose nets: MYTH</i><p>Last year I lost all but TWO of my tomatoes to some sort of intruder. This year, I was …

Pest Control

70 years later, was the U.S. wrong to bomb Japan? - Futurity

Historian Marilyn Young discusses the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II. "Many would call the Nagasaki bomb a war crime—I do," she says.

DNA Can Store Your Digital Data For Up To 2,000 Years

Stop throwing all your data into a digital black hole<p>Your DNA holds an incredible amount of information in a very small space. Recently, researchers have looked to DNA as a method to store large amounts of digital information that are currently saved on hard drives. DNA storage has another …

Black Holes

Impacts of climate change on human health

A new report published in The Lancet finds that “tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”<p>An …

Climate Change

Gene mutation early in life tied to schizophrenia - Futurity

Mutations to a single gene early in life may set the stage for schizophrenia later in life. "We believe that DISC-1 is schizophrenia's Rosetta Stone …

Mutations

IKEA Hack: Make a Mid-Century Bar Cabinet from a TV Stand

IKEA products can solve a great many organizational issues in the home, and be none to visually offensive in the process. But, therein lies the …

IKEA

Style Resolutions: How to Rock a Mini Dress on the Daily

Mini dresses are having a major moment, but that doesn’t mean they’re the easiest look to pull off. The teeny-tiny hemline can be extremely intimidating, and we’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t exactly office material… at least not if you’ve got a regular nine-to-five. But as implausible as …

Fred Wilson: The Next Reddit Will Likely Be Built on the Bitcoin Blockchain

It may be that there is no viable middle ground between a centrally controlled and an entirely decentralized media platform.<p>To say Reddit is going through some growing pains would be an understatement.<p>The company has struggled for a while with if, when and how to censor content on the site, as it …

9 Things That Only Happen When You Travel Solo

BELOW ARE 9 INCREDIBLE THINGS THAT ONLY HAPPEN WHEN YOU TRAVEL SOLO. Well, they happened to me anyway.<p>9. You’ll meet the kindest strangers<p>The amount …

Solo Travel

10 Secrets for Traveling Like a Local

<i>zoetnet / Flickr</i><p>Travel in itself is one of the most rewarding experiences. You get to see new places, immerse yourself in new experiences, try new cuisines and meet incredibly vibrant and unique people. However, not all travel is created equal. So many people miss the once-in-a-lifetime moments and …

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Why Workplace Flexibility Is The Linchpin To Employee Happiness

One of the biggest economic trends that I’ve been paying attention to is expansion of the nine-to-five workday. Employees are getting paid the same salaries but the amount of hours they have to work is increasing. Last year, Gallup found that Americans work an average of 47 hours per week and 40% …

The Workplace

7 Personal Finance Milestones Every 20 and 30 Year Old Should Hit

Do you know if you're on track with your financial goals? Where are you in comparison to other young adults in their 20s and 30s? Take inventory of …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Music is set for release today.</b> To use it, iPhone and iPad users will need to download and install a new iOS update, iOS 8.4, which will also become available today.<p><b>2. Music recognition app Shazam has launched new social features that let people "follow" musicians.</b> Pitbull, Calvin Harris, …

If you say something sexist at work, will you lose your job?

As the furore over Sir Tim Hunt's sexist comments and subsequent resignation rumbles on, Rhymer Rigby asks what would happen to the rest of us if we were accused of sexism in the workplace<p>The Tim Hunt affair has thrust sexism at work into the spotlight. The award-winning scientist made headlines at …

Feminism

Search for deadly asteroids must be accelerated to protect Earth, say experts

The search for deadly asteroids that could slam into Earth must be speeded up 100-fold to help protect the future of life on Earth, according to an influential group of scientists, astronauts and rock stars.<p>The call for action comes as experts around the world take part in Asteroid Day, an event on …

Asteroids