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Canon PowerShot G5 X and G9 X: Premium Compacts with 1-Inch Sensors

In addition to the new M10 mirrorless camera, Canon today also announced two new cameras for its premium PowerShot line. The G5 X packs a high-res …

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Weekend shooting toll: 4 dead, at least 16 wounded

Four people, including a 17-year-old, were killed and at least 16 others were wounded in separate shootings between late afternoon Friday and early Monday morning, police said.<p>The 17-year-old male teen and a man were killed and three people were wounded in shootings between Friday at 3 p.m. and …

What You Watch on Your Phone Might Not Be Private

If you download a free app to your phone or tablet and watch videos without registering, can the service share your viewing preferences with a third …

U.S. Supreme Court

Google Maps

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

Enchanting Photos of Autumnal Forests by a Wandering Photographer

There is nothing quite like a long walk through the woods to clear the mind, particularly in the crisp autumn air when the leaves have transformed into vibrant variations of red and orange. Thankfully, photographer Janek Sedlr captures the profound beauty of the forest in its most stunning state. …

Photography

‘Bachelorette’ Portraits Show Women On the Wildest Night of Their Lives

When looking at NY-based photographer Dina Litovsky‘s images, you can almost hear the drunken shrieks and clicking of massively too high heels. …

Setting the Scene: 7 Airports With Breathtaking Views

<i>By Ally Marotti for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>At some airports, time in the terminal is a little more burdensome than at others. Maybe it's because the nearby food options suck, or because the weather around that airport is always bad, so hope of ever making it home begins to slip slowly away. …

Flying

How Therapy Can Help Men With Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction

By Andrew Irwin-Smiler, Ph.D.<p>Jim came to me for therapy because he was having a hard time getting it up during sex. I asked him what he thought was causing the problem, and he said it was porn. He told me that he'd been cruising online porn sites for about a year, since his last relationship ended. …

Middle Age

9 Things Only Passive-Aggressive People Do

While an occasional passive-aggressive approach to life's problems isn't unusual, for some people manipulation and indirect communication are a way of life. Passive-aggressive people often go undetected in the office and in their social circles--at least initially--because they disguise their …

Self-help

An ER Doctor's 5 Fast Home Remedies

<i>photo credit: monkeybusinessimages/thinkstock</i><p>"What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for," goes an old proverb. Sore throat? Whiskey and honey. Arthritis acting up? Whiskey and raisins. To some, it's the original multi-tasking remedy.<p>In my own home, I don't raid the bar (well, at least I …

Alternative Medicine

It's Time to Stop Shaming Those Who Struggle With Mental Illness -- Their Pain Hurts Them a Lot More Than It Hurts You

I was sitting behind a red light at an intersection not typically known for heavy traffic in my hipster neighborhood of Chicago. The light turned red, then green and no one moved. It turned red again, then green again, and no one moved. I assumed there was an accident ahead as the light continued …

Mental Health