Ryan Widby

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Dos and don’ts for restful sleep

From eating “slumber foods” to playing the didgeridoo – David Robson looks at the tried and tested ways to get a good night’s sleep.<p>Few experiences are as maddening as a restless night. Sleep should, in theory, be the most natural and effortless activity in the world, yet insomnia is common to many …

Sleep

I was an American sniper, and Chris Kyle’s war was not my war

Don’t make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should know. I lived it<p>I spent nights in Iraq lying prone and looking through a 12-power sniper scope. You only see a limited view between the reticles. That’s why it’s necessary to keep both eyes open. This …

Clint Eastwood

Has Google figured out the future of Google Glass?

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.At one point, a consumer version of Google Glass was expected to launch in early 2014. That’s what Google …

Wearable Tech

Graham Cracker Cookies

<i>These graham cracker cookies are loaded with crushed graham crackers and melty chocolate chips for an amazing twist on a classic cookie.</i><p>My mama is always asking me how I come up with ideas for new recipes. And I'm all, I dunno, I guess I'm just magic?<p>Unfortunately, that's a lie. I don't have one …

Dessert

5 Habits That Will Boost Your Happiness and Inner Peace

Set your soul free by adopting these five habits; they are the building blocks of happiness and greater inner peace.<p><b>1. Spend your energy on things within your control.</b><p>Let go of things you can't control -- like the weather, the bus being late, the behavior of others, traffic and long queues, the …

Happiness

German Pedestrians Can Now Play ‘Pong’ With Each Other While Waiting At The Crosswalk

Whenever the words “traffic” and “pong” come to mind, I imagine a <i>Frogger</i>-like situation with real people. A few German students had a different game in mind when they initially proposed their “StreetPong” concept back in 2012. Give or take a few European adjustments (i.e. “pong” = “soccer”), it’s …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

7 math tricks that'll make your life easier

When trying to plan for retirement, or figure out whether to make an investment, one helpful thing to know is how long it will take to double your initial capital.<p>And when you're considering taking a new job with an annual salary, it might be useful to know how that salary compares with what you'd …

Mathematics

This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s populations with the longest lifespans live along the Mediterranean coast. The climate there ensures …

Holistic Medicine

Sex Facts: Have Great Morning Sex

Have Great Morning Sex<p>Having sex first thing in the morning does more than put a smile on your face—it boosts your health, your looks, and your relationship<p>Digital Vision/Thinkstock<p>For most of the working world, the blaring of the alarm clock isn't a happy sound. So why not turn that rude awakening …

How to find your passion

Too many of us believe in a magical being called ‘passion’. “If only I could find my passion”, we cry. “Finding my passion would make me happy”.Well, …

How Flip Phones Could Return In A Big Way

The Motorola Razr was the best-selling clamshell phone, selling more than 130 million units during its four-year run from 2003 to 2007, when the iPhone was introduced.<p>Apple's smartphone changed everything. Suddenly, phone makers needed their hardware to be "smart," and they tried their best to …

Gear & Gadgets

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

Hiking

Foo Fighters Exclusive: Dave Grohl Performs 'Something From Nothing' Acoustic

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Spying Software Spots Phone Theft In 2 Minutes, No Password Needed

No PIN codes or thumbprints required.<p>Stolen phones are a logistical pain and a financial burden. As products like Apple Pay attempt to make our phones our identities, the stakes are only getting higher. But do we want every other moment we live to be verified by thumbprint, passcode, or PIN? Is …

Apple Pay

15 Ways Video Games Make You Smarter And Healthier

Video games are a huge industry and a big part of our society — take a look at Microsoft's recent purchase of a game studio for $2.5 billion — but games get a bad rap.<p>They're often portrayed as antisocial, violent, and as an addictive waste of time that encourages obesity.<p>But that's not necessarily …

University of Washington

How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The initial adoption rate of iOS 8 is lower compared to the releases of iOS 6 and 7 in prior years, according to sites like …

5 Easy Ways to Become a Better Public Speaker -- Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Speaking at events is a great way to enhance your status as an expert and generate PR for your business. However, becoming a great speaker is an art, not a science. The good news is that with some tips and some practice, you can leave a …

Public Speaking

Verizon offers iPhone 6 for free

The iPhone 6 hasn't even been released yet, but there's already a way to get it for free.<p>In an unusual move, Verizon Wireless (VZ) announced Tuesday it would give away one of the phones Apple (AAPL) revealed earlier in the afternoon.<p>The catch? Customers must turn in their old iPhone and sign a …

The Many ‘Key And Peele’ Sketches Everyone Should Have Seen By Now

Jack White Gets Weird (And Has Actual Fun!) On His Very Good New Album<p>Steven Hyden 03.21.18 17 hours ago<p>Yo La Tengo’s Masterful New Album And The Challenge Of Old Bands Finding New Ways To Be Great<p>Steven Hyden 03.15.18 7 days ago<p>Uproxx Music’s March Showcase For The RX Features Haley Heynderickx At …

Who's Faster: Superman or The Flash?

A Glossary of 69 Fucks

Given here.<p><i>Here are 69 different ways to say fuck, excerpted from</i> F**k: An Irreverent History of the F-Word<i>, by Rufus Lodge, a successful and critically acclaimed author who lives in London under another name. Published today by HarperCollins.</i> <i>You can buy it here.</i> <i>It's funny.</i><p><b>ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY:</b> A …

National Trust

Sunny Skies and Clouds Over Grand Canyon