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27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

Home Improvement

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

DIY: A Stylish, Modern Wooden Pegboard

After admiring Julie’s wooden pegboard from Germany (as seen in <i>Remodelista: The Organized Home</i>), I hinted to my husband, Chad, that it would make a …

Woodworking

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

Three mistakes all beginner portrait photographers make, and how to fix them

We all make mistakes in the process of learning. But some mistakes are more common than the others, and there’s probably no photographer who hasn’t …

Landscape Photography

The 50 Best Jazz Saxophonists Of All Time

There’s no doubt that, if he were alive today, 19th-century Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax would be extremely surprised – and pleased, too, no …

Soul Music

Ride around in style on the URB-E, a fast and compact new electric scooter

URBAN626, a Pasadena-based startup that was primarily funded by local investors has recently launched their URB-E line of electronic scooters. The URB-E weighs in at around 30-35lbs, giving you the ability to drive up to 20 miles, and can reach speeds of up to 18 MPH. This new electronic scooter …

10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what's going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to …

Wellness

How to Roast a Chicken: The Ultimate Recipe, Tips, and More

It's time to nail the perfect bird every time, including limitless possibilities for riffing on it.<p>People tend to be intimidated by roast chicken. They think it's easy to overcook, or to have inconsistencies between dry white meat and under-done dark meat. They're afraid the skin will turn out …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Exercise

Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson's drug

A new study shows that a common drug for Parkinson's disease has anti-cancer effects in mice and human pancreatic cells.<p>The new research suggests …

How I got an airline to pay for items in a delayed bag

Not long ago, an airline lost my checked bag for five days. There’s no point in naming and shaming the airline, because what I’m about to tell you could apply to, or happen on, any airline.<p>I will say that it was a non-stop flight and I checked in for the flight three hours before departure, so …

Flying

Fit in my 40s: ‘I have the forward hunch of a sedentary worker’

Everything at the front needs stretching, and everything at the back needs strengthening<p>I am back at Nyambe’s personal training studio. “Everybody is in training for the life that they lead,” he says. “If you and Mo Farah had a sitting-down-for-eight-hours competition, you would win.”<p>In case you’ve …

Yoga

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements Appear to Cause Cancer in Men

A newly discovered risk associated with common energy and metabolism pills<p>Energy. If you’re not taking vitamin B12, forget about having energy. As <i>The Dr. Oz Show</i> has recommended, “End your energy crisis with Vitamin B12.” The nice thing about sublingual pills is “you don’t need a doctor, you don’t …

Selling

7 genius smartphone photo hacks

It should be easier than ever to take gorgeous, frame-worthy photos right from your smartphone. That’s what Apple’s giant “Shot on iPhone” billboards suggest.<p>If that’s the case though, why do so many of the nearly 20,000 photos I’ve shot on my own iPhone over the past few years mostly stink? The …

Mobile Photography

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

Genealogy

The subtle clue about Dany and Jon in this 'Game of Thrones' photo

Everything about <i>Game of Thrones</i> is meticulously planned — from the record-breaking stunts to the visual symmetry — and that extends to the show's …

TV Series

Piriformis syndrome: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Piriformis syndrome causes pain in the buttocks and hip. It occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated by the piriformis muscle.<p>This irritation can …

How to learn to play the piano in six weeks

In How to Play the Piano, the concert pianist James Rhodes teaches readers how they can learn the instrument in just six weeks. Watch the video above to find out more.<p>Many adults express a desire to learn an instrument, but may have been put off by childhood lessons, the dread of long and tedious …

Piano

Comma.ai launches an $88 universal car interface called Panda

George Hotz, aka geohot, is fidgeting in his living room, wearing dark shades and a giant comma on his t-shirt as he shows me his company’s latest product, an $88 universal car interface called Panda.<p>Hotz both lives and works in a residential San Francisco neighborhood with a team of 20-somethings …

Living Rooms
Bella Hadid

Alexandra Daddario on Her Teen Years: 'I Could Never Really Get Guys, Now I Feel Like I'm Getting Revenge'

In the dating world, it doesn’t get much better than being a <i>Baywatch</i> babe. At least that’s the case for Alexandra Daddario, one of the female stars …

Super Mario Run is now available on Android

<i>Super Mario Run</i> — Nintendo’s first Mario game for smartphones — is now available on Android, following its launch on iOS last year, in a surprise launch ahead of the originally announced March 23rd release date.<p>Like the iOS version, <i>Super Mario Run</i> on Android is a free download that comes with a …

Super Mario Run

Snake Kills Bigger Snakes With World's Most Powerful Squeeze

No one knew how the king snake could take on snakes larger than itself—until now.<p>In the eat-or-be-eaten world of the animal kingdom, predators usually target smaller, and thus easier, prey. When a predator does go after a bigger meal—like a lion taking down a wildebeest—it will use a different …

One of Vizio’s best sound bars is on sale again on Amazon

If you want a sound bar system that looks great and offers killer surround sound, you have two options. First, you can spend a bunch of money on a …

Tech Trends

Privacy Settings: Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge and 8 Supermodels Show a Side You Won't See on Social Media

The world’s most beautiful—and followed—women strip down. See the seductive photos by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott here.

Social Media

12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

Flying

What You Need to Know About Palawan, the "Best Island in the World"

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named "best island in the world" by the …