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Post-horsemeat, can food forensics protect the sanctity of our plate?

Food crime hit the headlines in 2013 when the horsemeat scandal broke, but such fraud is not only common, it’s also hard to detect. Here, the authors of a new book reveal how vulnerable we are, and how science can keep us safe<p>Back in January 2013, the unthinkable happened. Britain lost its appetite …

The physics of Star Wars' Starkiller Base: could that really happen?

A spoilery discussion about the science of The Force Awakens<p><b>Note: Major Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers ahead.</b><p>In <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, the next generation of the Empire — known as the First Order — has developed a giant weapon called Starkiller. It's like the Death Star's primary …

The Dessert World Needed This: Introducing the Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

Meet the banana split ice cream cake. It is important that you two know each other.<p>When extolling the virtues of banana splits, there was but one glaring flaw: It hadn’t yet been transformed into a sliceable, frozen cake. Well, you’re welcome, because looks like I’ve solved a very small percentage …

18 Clever YouTube Food Hacks to Make You a Smarter, Faster Cook

Perfect poached eggs, softened butter in a flash, and more hacks from the internet.<p>We've learned lots of interesting food hacks (we usually call them...tips) over time, and many of them come from the depths of the internet. Some people fall down the YouTube rabbit hole while watching music videos …

10 Things You Need to Know About Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of the most important techniques or skills to learn in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will explain 10 things you need to know about …

Graphics

The complete guide to fixing your credit score

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a catch-22. I decided it was time for me to start building my credit. The advice from nearly everybody: "Just apply for a credit card." Easier said than done: as soon as I started applying, I received rejection letters letting me know that I was not eligible …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.<p>I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking …

Networking

Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark

Imaginative minds have long appreciated the power of dim lighting. New research confirms that when the lights switch off, something in the brain switches on.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Great artists …

Creativity

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

A Coach’s Perspective: The Top Two (Surprising) Performance Inhibitors

149<p>SHARES<p>As a coach, I’ve seen quite a number of people embark on their fitness journeys. Many of them lack experience, have historically been unable …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs

Just as it helps you overcome a fear of rejection by exposing you to it on an almost daily basis, being an entrepreneur also demands that those of us who identify as introverts find ways to balance our natural reticence with the need to meet and network with potential clients and and collaborators. …

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

What it Takes to be a Good Interior Photographer

Interior photography is the most challenging of all the professional genres of commercial photography. Every detail is critical. Every prop must be …

What Do All These Camera Modes Mean?

The mode dial on a modern camera usually includes a bewildering number of letters and icons. I can never remember what 90% of those modes do, and …

Shutter Speed

Can Good Design Help You Get Laid?

And if not, what can? Leveraging the power of design, a new site is here to help people rub their parts together.<p>Good design can reveal the beauty of a chair, or send a rocket ship into interstellar space. It can distill form, function, and meaning down to its essence; bridge insurmountable social …

Trends

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10 Methods to Prevent and Treat Shoulder Injuries

Many athletes deal with shoulder pain at one point or another. But how do you minimize the chances of this happening to you? And what is the best …

Pain

Top 50 Startups in New York City you need to know about

<i>Courtney Boyd Myers and Erica Berger are the founders of 3460 Miles, a bi-weekly newsletter that connects the New York and London tech, design, and social good communities. Sign up for their newsletter and find them on Twitter and Facebook.</i><p>New York City is chock full of startups shaking up …

How to hire millennials—and weed out the bad ones

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Lesley Jane Seymour here</i><p>Yes, I hear you complain about them every day: Those millennials, they ask about vacation time in the first interview! They get a bad cold and disappear for days! They want my job after a week in their job! “Who do these …

Employment

How To Increase Anabolic Hormones Naturally

by Lifestyle and Strength<p>In the past two months I’ve spent a lot of time talking about hormones. More specifically how much our hormonal responses …

Perform, Recover, Rebuild: How Perspective Changes for the 40+ Athlete

Eric C. Stevens<p>Contributor - Martial Arts, Sports Psychology<p>More Articles from this Author<p>2<br>inShare<p>Share on Tumblr<p>Share on emailEmail<p>More Sharing …

Most Popular Articles of August (Top 5)

The push up is a simple exercise. But that simplicity shouldn't discount it's value. Like anything, in doing a push up well there is much more going …

Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

It has been quite a long time I've been thinking about creating a design with those very realistic shadows. This weekend I decided to give it a try. …

Graphics

How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

Tutorials

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Digital Art

5 Important Tone Mapping Tips That Will Improve Your HDR

Tone mapping is at the heart of what most people consider to be HDR photography. Although we have a wonderful array of tone mapping software at our …