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How I Spent $100 a Year on Clothes

My name is Patrice and I'm a shopaholic who hasn't purchased new clothes or accessories in almost a year. Tough, right? Well, yes and no. Though I went on a no-new-clothes-for-a-year challenge, I've been able to feed my fashion habit thanks to local thrift shops. I even wrote a book, <i>Looking Fly on</i> …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Art

NASA: New 'Impossible' Engine Works, Could Change Space Travel Forever

Until yesterday, every physicist was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Shawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was …

Artificial music: The computers that create melodies

Can computers compose beautiful, emotional music? Philip Ball discovers a new algorithmic composer challenging our ideas of what music itself should be.<p>When Peter Russell first heard the unusual music, he was pleasantly surprised. It was a “delightful piece of chamber music”, he wrote, reminiscent …

Can you learn in your sleep?

Sleep learning used to be a pipe dream. Now neuroscientists say they have found ways to enhance your memory with your eyes closed, says David Robson.<p>Just before you climb under your duvet, you carefully prepare your room. You sprinkle a few drops of incense on your pillow, put on some headphones, …

How one iPhone app just made it really easy to open almost any lock

Your locks could be rendered all but useless if your keys get out of sight for just a minute. And the would-be thief doesn't need to be a master lockpick: all he needs is an iPhone. <i>Wired</i> reporter Andy Greenberg recently demonstrated how an app designed to make it easy to get duplicates of your keys …

How your electronic DNA could be the secure login of the future

New research could allow our physical behaviour to be used as a secure way of logging in to our computers and smartphones, a team at the University of Oxford say, claiming that they can also detect when a person is drunk or has had sex.<p>Researchers have identified that every individual creates a …

Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school

Research suggests parental monitoring of media consumption can have a lasting effect on a child’s development<p>Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize.<p>A new study of over 1300 3rd to 5th graders found that parental monitoring of children’s media has ripple effects that extend …

This Robotic Tank Gives Goldfish The Steering Wheel

You go, fish!<p>If Thomas de Wolf gets his way, pet fish will soon navigate terra firma. A co-founder of Netherlands design firm Studio diip, de Wolf built a motorized tank that empowers goldfish to drive around. “We wanted to make something that showcases computer vision technology, but not in such …

Land Rover engineers working on drones that can lookout for traffic

The Land Rover that can see round corners: Engineers working to create drones that can be launched from 4x4 to lookout for traffic and incidents up …

Leadership

Samsung Electronics CEO of North America says tariffs are "not a good thi...<p>Samsung Electronics CEO of North America says tariffs are "not a good …

Four People in Colorado Caught the Plague

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Four Colorado residents contracted the pneumonic plague from a local dog, according to the state …

Pretty Much Everyone Is Pissed at Putin Right Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While the group responsible for the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17 has yet to be determined, the …

Sulphur surplus: Up to our necks in a diabolical element

<b>Sulphur has many uses, from making acid to stiffening rubber, but right now we have more than we need - a lot more. It's worth hanging on to, though, because one day it may help feed the world.</b><p>"A sulphur mine in Sicily is about the nearest thing to a hell that is conceivable in my opinion." So …

Russia Has Become Dangerous Again

The illusion of a stable Europe died yesterday with the murdered passengers of MH17.<p>It was not even a month ago that Vladimir Putin stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the elected leaders of the Western world to commemorate the D-Day invasion. I hope whoever issued that invitation has the decency to …

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

Hong Kong

12 Jobs You Can Do Anywhere in the World

The traditional 9-5 office job isn't your only option. Did you know that? Sure, it works for plenty of people. In at 9 a.m., out the door as the bells chime 5p.m., lather, rinse, repeat. Monday through Friday, 52 weeks per year for 40 years or more. <i>It works for plenty of people.</i><p>If you are not in …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Japan

How To Do Miami in 4 Days

There are some places that immediately feel like home. It's kind of like falling in love; most of the time it happens when you're not looking for it, or when you least expect it. The moment I landed in Miami this past February for a friend's wedding, it was love at first sight. You've got downtown, …

Family Travel Don’t: Fear-Packing

In my travel dreams, my family strides confidently through the airport, wheeling our carry-ons—the only bags we have with us—with expert precision while onlookers marvel at our packing efficiency. The home we left behind is meticulous, of course, as we lift off for our next destination.<p>In my travel …

The Best Places to Visit in Miami... in Two Days

So you're going to Miami for a weekend of fun in the sun. You're planning on checking out the city's art, food, museums, beaches, and hotels. Well, look no further! We've made you this fool-proof two-day guide to Magic City, that'll have you in vacay paradise in no time.<p>1. What to see:<p>Perez Art …

Comfort Food

Travel Between Tokyo And San Francisco In 83 Awesome Seconds

What a view!<p>This time-lapse video lets you see the sights on a flight from Tokyo to San Francisco in less than 90 seconds.<p>Posted July 10 by YouTuber psp747, the video takes the viewer on a journey across the Pacific -- from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to San Francisco. The flight, which the Verge notes …

Costa Rica to See New International Routes and New Airlines This Year

At least seven new routes between Costa Rica and destinations across the Americas could launch operations during the second half of the year, …

This Tuscan Town Is Steamy!

Tuscany is a dream destination for many -- rolling green hills, charming medieval towns, stone farmhouses, and acres of vineyards are what usually come to mind. But there's a side of Tuscany many may not know about -- a steamy side. No, not <i>that</i> kind of steamy (well, maybe that too), but steamy in …

Half of American adults hacked this year

Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.<p>That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute researchers, is made even more mind-boggling by the amount of hacked accounts: up to 432 …

U.S. takes out computer malware that stole millions

U.S. authorities said Monday they have disrupted two sophisticated types of computer malware used to steal millions of dollars from people all over the world.<p>The Gameover Zeus botnet, a network of virus-infected computers, targeted thousands of small businesses. And Cryptolocker, a software that …

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …