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Don't let your smartphone be lazy: Make it help cure cancer as you sleep

While you sleep, your smartphone could be doing something much more useful than acting as your alarm clock.<p>DreamLab, a three-year collaboration …

Breast Cancer

Enter the Optical Illusion Graffiti Void

Don't worry—you can't actually fall down these rabbit holes.<p>When you stare into any of the abysses created by German graffitist 1010, the abysses stare back at you—or at least they appear to. Inspired by the relationship between optics and neurology, the Hamburg-based artist has amassed a cult …

James Patterson releases the 'world's first' self-destructing book

James Patterson's new book is set to blow up. Literally.<p>In a sign that book publishing has entered the Snapchat era, Patterson has partnered with a …

Writing

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

Men Who Share Selfies Online Show More Signs of Psychopathy, Study Says

Men who post lots of selfies on social media networks are more likely to show signs of psychopathy, a personality disorder characterized by …

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

This Wrestlemania pinball machine is Stern's newest, most technologically advanced table

Until recently, the 20-year old Stern Pinball was the only remaining large designer and manufacturer of new pinball tables. The sole survivor of pinball's devastating drop into the nadir of pop culture, Stern made simple, tables featuring popular licenses. It got by on nostalgia and craftsmanship. …

Pinball

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

The New 'Normal Barbie' Comes With an Average Woman's Proportions — and Cellulite-Sticker Accessories

It’s a month before the holidays and you’re grappling with a serious toy buyer’s dilemma: 0n the one hand, you kind of just want to get your kid a …

Vibrating Watches, Tiny Chargers, Inverted Umbrellas: The Best Personal Accessories Of 2014

Your holiday gift guide starts here with goodies ranging from tiny laptop chargers to cozy blankets by a former Apple designer.<p>Personal accessories like watches, cameras, and jewelry can seem like unoriginal gifts to give over the holidays. But not if they come with a twist. Here are 15 products we …

The Musical Instruments Of 2214 Will Mess With Your Mind

Tyler, The Creator jests (we think) that radio will be clogged with screams, the sound of choice for musicians of the era. “Someone will create a …

College prices continue to go up, College Board says

Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday.<p>The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. …

College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

<b>Correction appended, November 14.</b><p>Parents: sit down before you read this. Kids: deep breaths. You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly …

Please Deface This Park’s Walls

Since opening in 2011, Austin’s HOPE Outdoor Gallery has become an unexpected mecca for street artists around the world.<p>For somebody spray-painting a brick wall on private property in broad daylight, Brian Hendricks is remarkably calm. The aspiring graffiti writer has felt the invisible pressure of …

Silo Mesh Card Multi-Tool

Silo Mesh Card is the modern multi-tool for your pocket.<p>Keep it in your wallet or let it become your wallet.<p>Thin and versatile, this ultra-light …

Art of the Brick rebuilds the Mona Lisa, Jimi Hendrix and a dinosaur in Lego

Where else would you see the world's most famous artwork in one place with a dinosaur and One Direction? Only at The Art of the Brick, where the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and Jimi Hendrix have been recreated in Lego.<p>Artist Nathan Sawaya builds his sculptures from Lego bricks -- millions of 'em. …

Lego

OXO Tomato & Grape Cutter

Take the hassle out of quartering grapes and tomatoes with the OXO Good Grips Grape & Tomato Cutter.<p>Sharp, serrated, stainless steel blades quickly …

Faux Fur Trimmed Parka by Topshop

A padded parka jacket with luxe faux fox fur hood and detachable long faux fur trim.<p>With zip front fastening, drawcord hem and multiple …

Cross Stitch Leather Sneakers by Converse x Jack Purcell

Converse x Jack Purcell black leather sneakers featuring contrast crisscross stitch detailing on the upper and heel counter.<p>Smooth leather …

Baking with My Homies Cookie Stamps

A true baker’s delight. It’s Saturday morning and you roll out of bed, the sun is up, and you’re bright eyed and ready to take your baking cred up a …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

WordPress 4.0 launches with a refined writing experience & redesigned plugin browser

Today WordPress announced the release of WordPress 4.0, a new update that tweaks the writing experience and introduces a redesigned look for the content management system’s plugin and media library pages.<p>Now, when WordPress users go to write a new post, embedded videos and tweets will automatically …

10 Totally Legit Tips from the Vintage Book "Don'ts for Husbands" | Loverly | The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Ideas<p>10 Totally Legit Tips from the Vintage Book “Don’ts for Husbands”<p>Rachel W. Miller ·<p>We recently shared our favorite tips from the vintage book Don’ts for Wives; despite the fact that the book was published in 1913, the advice is surprisingly relevant to modern life. And the tips in the …

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

New keyless locks from Yale round out your connected home

The modern, connected home starts at the front door, and that’s where the new lineup from Yale makes their presence felt. The Key Free B1L and T1L …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

'Reading Rainbow' Is Making A Comeback, Thanks To Kickstarter (UPDATE)

You're about to come down with a severe case of childhood nostalgia.<p>UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign reached and then exceeded its goal in half a day, hitting $1.3 million by Wednesday evening... and counting. They're still accepting contributions here.<p>Check out Levar Burton's awesome</b> …

Glass Labyrinth By Famed Artist Robert Morris

Robert Morris is a sculptor and conceptual artist who is orignally from Kansas City, Missouri. Morris is currently based in New York and represented …