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8 Common Foods You Should NEVER Reheat

Before you heat up your chicken dinner from last night, you might want to read this first.<p>Reheating dinner is a way of life. Whether it's Friday night and you need to clean out your fridge, or you want to turn your leftovers from last night into a whole new meal, our microwaves are our handy …

Food

The best astronomy photos of the year have set a 'jaw-dropping standard'

When you combine the dynamic objects in our solar system with the distant bodies of the universe, you get award-winning photos.<p>Each year, the Royal Museums Greenwich holds its "Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year" contest. The winning photos are showcased in an exhibit at the Royal …

After 10 Years Of Photographing Homeless People, Photographer Discovers Her Own Father Among Them

Diana Kim grew up on the Island of Maui where her father was a photographer, which is where she first learned her trade. When her parents split, Kim …

Mental Health

7 Ways to Be Remarkably Happy, Backed by Science

Happiness isn't just a state of mind, it's also a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>We all want to be happy.<p>Yet relatively few of us are, especially people in their early 40s. (I’m no psychologist, but that’s probably about when many of us start thinking, “Wait… is <i>this</i> all there …

Happiness

Woman posts bravely honest weight loss photos to silence online haters

Before and after photos of weight loss can almost seem too good to be true, so it's always refreshing to see someone brave enough to share their …

Weight Loss

The Italian Bombshell Who Proved That Life Is About Much More Than Curves

Portrait of actress Gina Lollobrigida.<br>Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 16<p>When Gina Lollobrigida left her native Italy for …

European Parliament

Panama's albino 'children of the moon' – in pictures

For years, people with albinism on a cluster of islands off Panama’s Caribbean coast have been venerated as ‘children of the moon’. The close-knit community make up 5-10% of the 80,000 indigenous people who live on the Guna Yala archipelago. With their sun-sensitive skin and eyes, albino children …

12 Things I Learned from My Year of Monthly Challenges

In the last 12 months, I learned how to meditate, sew, and play the guitar.<p>I gave up gluten, dairy, and sugar, wrote a (horrible) novel, and held a …

Self-improvement

New Android malware makes your phone look like it’s off, and then spies on you

AVG has discovered a new Android malware threat, dubbed PowerOffHijack, that has a very unique feature: it hijacks the shutdown process. After PowerOffHijack makes it looks like your phone is off, it then proceeds to spy on you.<p>In other words, when you hit the power off button, your mobile device …

Pond5 Kicks off its Public Domain Project with 80,000 Photos, Videos and Sound Clips

Finding royalty-free video, photos and sound clips may be getting a little easier following the news that Pond5 is releasing a huge number of items into the public domain.<p>Announced today, the Pond5 Public Domain Project has been conceived with content “specifically for media makers,” Pond5 said. …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Your biggest online security mistakes (and how to avoid them)

“A strong password is one that contains enough separate information to confuse a hacker and any software he might be using to spoof your information.”<br>–Adam Levin

How to deal with highly negative people

It’s easier said than done. Here are a few simple strategies for dealing with that special misanthrope in your life<p>Raj Raghunathan<p>January 4, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>What is the single biggest determinant of your happiness?<p>The answer to this question, as you …

Tim Cook 'Deeply Offended' by BBC Documentary on Apple Factory Conditions

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he is deeply offended by allegations that Apple permits the mistreatment of workers in its supplier factories and mines, reports <i>The Telegraph</i>. The accusations were levied by the BBC news program <i>Panorama</i>, which sent undercover reporters to work in Chinese factories and …

Police finish clearing main Hong Kong protest site - CNN.com

<b>Hong Kong (CNN)</b> -- The main site of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests was taken apart piece by piece Thursday, ushering in the end of an extraordinary occupation that deepened political fault lines over China's role in the city's government.<p>Down came the rows of colorful tents that had populated a …

Here's how the first 3D-printed presidential portrait was made

One of the highlights of the White House's first-ever Maker Faire was another first: a 3D-printed portrait that recreated the President's head with uncanny detail. But just how did this eerily realistic image come to be? The White House is more than eager to explain, apparently. As you'll see in …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Tom Meade's wild Ferrari Thomassima was the P4/5 of its day

Before the Pininfarina Sergio, there was the Thomassima.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the December 1970 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>IF you are ever in Modena, Italy, you may see a big blond kid tearing down the street on a Lambretta scooter with a big, mean-looking German shepherd on board. That …

Supercars

Here's what the FCC thought about John Oliver's net neutrality rant

Remember when John Oliver gave the net neutrality issue a hammering on his HBO Show? If you hadn't heard (and we've embedded the segment after the break), Oliver's call to (digital) arms led to internet users collapsing part of the FCC's site with a torrent of comments. But what happened on the …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Plastic-wrap-like nanosheets block infection from burn wounds

Polyester is often associated with disco-era clothing or modern technical fabrics, but the polymer now has a new use that could revolutionize the way burn wounds are treated. A team of researchers from Tokai University in Japan has developed an ultrathin coating called a nanosheet that can be …

San Francisco

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

Malibu beach wars: app revealing public access to beaches infuriates wealthy homeowners

Once called the "most expensive sandbox in the world," the beaches of Malibu are at the centre of a bitter battle between billionaires and sunbathers. Now, an app appears to have helped the masses claim victory<p>The signs next to strips of pristine sand in Malibu seem clear. "Private beach," "No …