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Acabe com as suas dúvidas sobre pintura

<b>A massa, corrida ou acrílica, é obrigatória?</b><p>Nem sempre, porém os profissionais recomendam seu uso para um acabamento perfeito. “Ela nivela a …

No Japão, banco Sugamo Shinkin deixa qualquer assunto financeiro menos maçante

Quem disse que um banco deve ser igual a todos os outros? As estruturas monocromáticas, decorações sem graça e todos aqueles cartazes de propagandas, …

Como um tuíte custou US$ 8 bilhões ao Twitter

<b>As ações do Twitter na bolsa de valores caíram 25% na noite de terça-feira por causa de uma única mensagem publicada na rede social.</b><p>Na hora do fechamento da bolsa, as ações da companhia haviam caído US$ 8 bilhões.<p>A queda ocorreu porque o ânimo dos investidores foi afetado pela publicação acidental …

How To Solve 6 Common Facebook Frustrations

If you're a Facebook user, you know that Facebook updates their software to introduce new features that claim to improve your experience -- and they do it without warning.<p>It's hard to find the time to study the details of the latest update, which leaves many of us perplexed when using Facebook. …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

6 dicas para incrementar seu jardim

Pérgola, vasos na parede, horta... Há mil maneiras de deixar o jardim mais convidativo. Elegemos seis delas para você se animar e começar o projeto …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Hospitality

Murder, artistry and sex: the mysterious horrors of sleepwalking

As a student reveals that she ate an entire wheel of cheese while asleep, what are the weird realities of sleepwalking?<p>Sleep isn’t simply a nightly indulgence, but one of the great human mysteries. Scientists struggle to understand why we need sleep, and the brain’s night-time behaviour is largely …

Sleep

11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever …

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

15 Things Not to Do in New York City

No matter how many times you've been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong …

New York City

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids - A Search for a Simpler Life

We are not your normal 21st century family: work-at-home dad, stay-at-home mom, homeschooled children, conservative savers, believers in reality over shelter, and faith above all else. We don't care about having the best car or the biggest house, our focus is on each other as husband and wife, …

18 Weird and Crazy Facts About Germany

<i>By Barbara Woolsey</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Germany has a reputation for being a straight-laced, by-the-books country -- but plenty of weirdness bubbles just below the surface. Honestly, "Sprockets" isn't that far-fetched. As it turns out, there's more than enough weird and wacky going down between the …

How I Negotiated $675 in Travel Fees With Two Phone Calls

Travel fees will kill any travel budget. Baggage fees, flight change fees, and rental car alternate location drop-off fees, hotel reservation cancellation fees, etc... All these fees add up quickly and make travel more expensive than it should be.<p>But sometimes your travel plans change and these …

Por Dentro do Laboratório de Café Mais Avançado do Mundo

“Bem-vindo à NASA da Colômbia.”<p>Estou numa sala repleta de equipamentos de laboratório, sensores infravermelhos, anotações científicas e centenas de saquinhos <i>zip lock</i> com grãos de café, todos exatamente iguais, mas com sabores ligeiramente diferentes.<p>Um homem chamado Gustavo despeja 11 gramas de …

Croatia's New Tourism Campaign Strives to Make It a Four-Season Destination

The Croatian National Tourist Board kicked off a new marketing campaign today to draw tourists throughout all seasons of the year.<p>The campaign …

A Social Network for Travel Addicts: Trover – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

1<p>I have a confession to make: I spend WAY too much time on social media. I just love interacting with travelers online and geeking out on travel …

João Batista Oliveira: “A sociedade não está interessada no debate sobre educação”

O pedagogo afirma que não há cobrança para a melhora do ensino no Brasil e que o país ignora as boas práticas internacionais<p>Nas últimas décadas, o …

How 'Slow Travel' Transformed This Couple's Life

When Mark and Betsy Blondin emerged from the 2008 economic crisis with huge financial losses, they did what some would consider the unthinkable. They packed their lives into a couple of suitcases, left behind their hometown of Carlsbad, California, and set out for a roaming adventure.<p>The timing was …

The Boy on The Bus Who Changed My Perspective

This might be the most important picture I took on my trip to Brazil and yet it's the one with the worst quality. I blame the bumpy ride, both literally and figuratively, that led me to take this picture. I suppose let me start at the beginning.<p>After spending the day touring the <i>favelas</i> of Rio, my …

The Rules of Flirting On a Plane

Look, it happens. Sometimes you end up sitting next to someone who's not only age-appropriate and single, but attractive. The situation being what it is, the captivity of the plane can either be the best or worst place to make your move.<p>Not surprisingly, I am usually on the other end of the …

EXAME

<b>1. As mais violentas</b> <i>zoom_out_map</i><p><b>1</b>/28 (George Frey/Getty Images)<p>São Paulo - Caracaraí, em <b>Roraima</b>, é a cidade mais violenta do Brasil. Segundo o Mapa …

How the 'Destiny' Design Team Built Their Immersive Worlds

<b>Despite the fact that Destiny is post-apocalyptic, in a lot of its landscapes the design never feels like your typical bleak or empty wasteland; they somehow feel full of life. What was the intention behind that?</b><p>We wanted to create a place that players want to play in. We want players to come back …

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

Scientist trumps his own work three weeks after winning the Nobel Prize

If you'd just won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, no-one would blame you if you took a quick trip to Disneyland, or at least a few days to catch up on <i>Orange is the New Black</i>. Eric Betzig, however, had other plans, since shortly after he was told he was receiving the accolade for revolutionizing the …

Manly Men Are Not Always the Best Choice, Study Says

It’s a Hollywood stereotype: Men prefer to partner up with feminine-looking women, and women favor masculine men. But even when you allow for …

Psychology

Irena’s Prague

<b>Irena Schlosserová</b> is a Prague local, through and through. In fact, she’s only spent nine months outside of her beloved Czech capital. While Irena currently works in the field of gastronomy, she finds time to indulge her hometown pride via Spotted by Locals. Irena admits that there are many tourist …