Nikola Zeljaja

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I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

Do women really go for 'bad boys'? Here's the science that settles the question

“Nice guys finish last” is one of the most widely believed maxims of dating. Fleshed out, the idea goes something like this: heterosexual women might …

Psychology

Why Your Credit Card Is Going 'Chip-and-PIN'

Many Americans have received a new credit or debit card in the mail in with a computer chip on the front. If you’re not sure what the chip is all about, you’re not alone: One survey showed that about 75 percent of respondents didn’t understand why they were being sent the new chip-embedded …

Identity Theft

How to hook up in a hostel

As a professional travel blogger, sex columnist, and queer-sex aficionado, I’ve seen and heard my fair share of stories about sexual escapades while …

Set up a personalized start page on your own domain that works everywhere

There are several browser add-ons to add frequently visited sites and other features to your blank New Tab page, but I prefer using a custom start page hosted on my domain instead.<p>It’s a simple page that just contains a bunch of links in columns, along with a clock and a Google search box. I run …

Web Development

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Now We Know What It Feels Like to Be Invisible

First, Arvid Guterstam made himself invisible. When he looked down at his body, there was nothing there.<p>He could feel he was solid; he hadn’t vanished into thin air. He even felt a paint brush tickle his transparent belly, while the brush appeared to be stroking nothing but air.<p>Being invisible is …

Virtual Reality

This Common Résumé Mistake Could Cost You a Job

Be careful of how you represent your experiences<p>Back when I worked in HR, a candidate I wanted to hire had listed a bachelor’s degree on her résumé. …

Viral is the best $5 you can spend in virtual reality right now

<i>Viral</i> is a "simple" virtual reality game that's available now for $4.99 on Samsung's Gear VR. The enemies are cute little robots, the game is set inside a rather basic computerized world and everything seems to be designed to keep the frame rate consistent while dealing with the rather brutal …

BBC Celebrates 10 years of the new Doctor Who by putting it on BitTorrent

This past March 26 marked ten years to the day that <i>Doctor Who</i> premiered its first new season after a hiatus of sixteen years, the first step in the show's transformation from classic, cult favorite to international, modern sensation. And while the BBC might not be marking the occasion with a …

Dark and Haunting Portraits of People Struggling with ‘Emotional Cancers’

Photographer Alec Dawson regularly battles with what he calls “emotional cancers”: inner struggles that include regret, isolation, anxiety, and …