Phil Smyres

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I just visited India for the first time, and it's unlike anywhere else in the world

It was my first time visiting the country. I've been to a lot of other places in Asia and around the world, but India was somehow completely new.<p>Here's some of what I learned when I was there ...

5 Reasons To Get Global Entry

If you travel internationally, you know that clearing customs when you return home can be a huge pain. Fortunately, there’s a way to skip the long lines and speed through the airport: the Global Entry program.<p>Global Entry is a US Border Control and Border Protection program that allows US citizens …

My Wet and Wild Bitcoin Weekend On Richard Branson's Island Refuge

At an exclusive summit on Necker Island, men in flip flops plotted how to overturn the global economy.<p><i>Hannes Grassegger of Das Magazin reports from the Blockchain Summit on Necker Island and discovers how the global economy is being overturned by men in flip flops.</i><p>A young woman waved from a red …

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, March 7

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, March 7.<p><i>Mental Floss</i> …

Shopping

Watch Stephen Colbert Size Up Donald Trump’s Penis Comment at Debate

Stephen Colbert takes his job very seriously, and as such could not let last week’s Republican presidential debate/penis-measuring contest go …

Donald Trump

3 Stocks That Could Protect You From a Stock Market Crash

Source: Flickr user Zemistor.<p>When the stock market crashes, most companies and their stocks crash with it -- just look at the mess in 2008 and 2009. However, there are some defensive stocks in the market that can help you weather the storm, or even profit from it. Here are three suggestions from …

How to Balance Dopamine and Serotonin Levels

Dopamine and serotonin are chemical messengers in the brain called neurotransmitters. Dopamine stimulates pleasure and alertness. Serotonin …

Nutrition

Honourable Mention - Avatar

A Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, a respectful box office haul and maybe a couple of Oscar noms to slap on the Blu-Ray case; that's what's …

Box Office

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the sexy alternative to the iPhone 6S Plus

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge<p>A sexy alternative to the iPhone 6S Plus<p>Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge<p>A sexy alternative to the iPhone 6S Plus<p>If you asked me last year …

7 Step DIY To Make A Wifi Booster Using Just A Beer Can

Wi-fi signals may not be as reliable as physical cables, but they do allow you to work on your laptop from any corner of the house. Unfortunately, …

Evangelicals are hurting the GOP: The movement is now synonymous with bigotry and abject stupidity

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Vibe Images via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Republicans have long sought the vote of Christian fundamentalists. This election cycle they may prove a liability<p>Valerie Tarico<p>March 8, 2016 6:18pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Back before 9/11 …

Religion

Drug in Sharapova doping case used by Soviet troops in 1980s

MOSCOW (AP) — The drug at the center of Maria Sharapova's doping case, regularly given to Soviet troops in the 1980s to boost their stamina while …

Scientists Say Some Birds Are Just as Smart as Apes

It’s time to put the “birdbrain” fallacy to rest. Researchers say birds are just as smart as apes and other mammals, according to findings published …

Boy, 14, among 'disruptive' passengers taken off Gatwick plane

<b>Twenty-five male passengers, including a 14-year-old boy, had to be removed from a plane at Gatwick Airport earlier after reports of disorderly behaviour.</b><p>The Thomson Airways flight to Costa Rica was delayed by three hours when the captain refused to fly.<p>The airline said there was an initial delay …

Google's Radical Wireless Network Is Now Open to All U.S. Customers

After months of an invite-only system, Google’s mobile network, Project Fi, is now letting anyone in the U.S. sign up.<p>The service, which Google …

How Scott Kelly’s Body Changed in Space

Bone loss, kidney stones, skin soreness, vision problems. Returning from space isn’t an easy trip.<p>Scott Kelly, U.S. astronaut and famed Instagrammer, …

Hillary’s inevitability lie: Why the media and party elites are rushing to nominate the weakest candidate

<b>Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders (AP/Carolyn Kaster/Reuters/Jim Young/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>For two years, media has swallowed and peddled the Clinton inevitability line. She’s the one Dem even Trump beats<p>Bill Curry<p>March 8, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>The nation may be divided but at least its pundits speak …

Middle-class