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9 Secret Google Search Tricks

Google is your portal to everything out there on the World Wide Web...but also your portal to more and more of your personal stuff, from the location …

Google Search

13 cities you can't pronounce (but should definitely visit)

As of tomorrow British travellers can add a new destination to the ever-growing list of intriguing places to visit in eastern Europe – with names that can only be pronounced after you’ve had at least five vodkas.<p>This one is Olsztyn – pronounced "Ol-sh-tin" since you ask – a modest-sized city on the …

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

Hiking

Autophagy: The Real Way to Cleanse Your Body

For the last time, forget juice cleanses and detox diets. They’re fluffy nonsense words. While there’s probably nothing wrong with drinking your …

Wellness

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

People who think too much may have little reason to worry. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between anxiety and intelligence and it is …

Armenian Illustrator Completes His Cut-Out Dresses With Everyday Objects

Armenian fashion illustrator Edgar Artis uses stylized paper cut outs and everyday objects to create beautiful dresses. His creative fashion sketches …

The One Thing That Marketers Don't Seem To Get About The Digital Economy

Modern marketing really began in the 1960’s with Philip Kotler and his ideas about uncovering the “needs, wants and interests of target markets.” Ever since, generations of marketers have learned to focus on the consumer and communicating features and benefits to them effectively.<p>Yet perhaps an …

Innovation

Wikipedia Turns 15. Will It Manage to Make It to 30?

After 15 years, Wikipedia has become one of those Internet services that is so central to the online world that it’s hard to imagine what life would …

How to Make Stovetop Mac and Cheese That's Better Than Boxed

There’s a time and a place for boxed macaroni and cheese: 2:00 in the morning on the couch. But when it comes to dinner, you can do better than a …

Cooking

Apple Loop: Latest iPhone 7 Leaks, Apple Chases HBO and Time Warner, Microsoft's Apple Attack

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes all the details on iOS 9.3, the continuing anger over Apple’s removal of the headphone jack in the next iPhone, Microsoft’s attack on the iPad Pro, Apple’s potential purchase of Time Warner, the impressive …

8 Companies That Help You Beautifully Hack IKEA Furniture

Change up a basic looks with these clever, ready-to-use embellishments.<p>Even though we're all about personalizing IKEA furniture with a little DIY savviness, we get that it can be a huge time suck. And some very smart companies understand that too — which is why they went into business to sell …

Android Circuit: Galaxy S7 Release Dates, Biggest S7 Leaks Yet, Why Apple Needs Android

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes what we know about the upcoming Galaxy S7, the impact of the leaks on Samsung’s marketing, release details on the Galaxy flagships, Lenovo adding biometrics to all its new Moto handsets, details …

Mobile

How grieving animals mourn their dead companions, in pictures

Why Women Should Thank Trump

Mario Suriani—AP<p>Ron Galella—Getty Images<p>Russell Turiak—Getty Images<p>Charles Wenzelberg—AP<p>Timothy Clary—AP<p>Richard Corkery—NY Daily News Archive/Getty …

Donald Trump

Home Decorating Apps: 4 Addictive Apps That Make Decorating Fun

Decorating should be enjoyable—but often it just feels daunting. Unlike an ill-fitting top that you can toss in the back of your closet and forget about, you have to live, quite literally, with bad decorating decisions, whether it's a soft-beige paint that was lovely on the swatch but looks like …

Get ready: 8 new products Apple will release before 2015 is over

This has been a record-breaking year for Apple… and the company has only launched one major new product so far in 2015. Stop for a moment to think …

Almost every single detail about Samsung's next giant Galaxy phones has reportedly leaked

Samsung is rumored to be announcing two new phones later this week, but we may already have a clear idea of what to expect thanks to a new leak.<p>A Reddit user that goes by the alias "joelrtaveras" said a Samsung representative stopped by the retail location he or she works at with both phones. The …

The most expensive countries for tourists to visit

The World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015 ranked 141 countries by average hotel cost, cost of living, flight ticket taxes, airport charges, and fuel prices, giving us a list of the world's most expensive countries to visit.<p>Here are the world's 10 most expensive …

Why I designed a fashion range for women with larger breasts

Yael Aflalo, the founder of LA fashion brand Reformation, says she created the I’m Up Here collection because she has “a lot of friends with bigger busts and I was sick of them complaining”. Said friends will no doubt now be silenced. Aflalo’s range is that rare thing – proper fashion specifically …

Jeans

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

The first phone to be released by Apple, iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s? See Features, Rumors & Photos

Some reports say that it's highly possible that the tech giant will release iPhone 6s instead of iPhone 7 this year. If one would observe, Apple …

The Earth Will Have Only A 12-Hour Warning Before A Massive Solar Storm Hits, According To U.K. Report

A “Space Weather Preparedness Strategy” report just released by United Kingdom officials stated that we will only have a 12-hour warning before a …

Take a walk on the surface of ‘Earth’s cousin’ - Kepler 452b

What would it be like to walk on Kepler 452b? We don’t know much — but what we know is enticing. This strange new word may be Earth-like, but it’s …

The Surprising Reason Why Some Women Are Shaving Their Faces

It's not all about hair removal.<p>Marilyn Monroe was rumored to do it first. More recently, Caroline Manzo of <i>The Real Housewives of New Jersey</i> said she swears by it, while former <i>Bachelor</i> contestant Michelle Money uploaded a YouTube tutorial on how to DIY.<p>I’m talking about shaving your face, and it’s …

Guy makes DIY underwater breathing device that really works

This tiny underwater breathing device is one of the coolest we have seen - and you can make it yourself! This small device uses a water nebuliser - …

Samsung's new tablets are thinner than the iPad Air 2

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S2, a new Android tablet that’s available in two sizes and is only 5.6mm thick — that’s 0.6mm less than Apple’s iPad Air 2.<p>The Tab S2 comes in your choice of 9.7-inch (389g/13.7oz) or 8-inch (265g/9.34oz) screen sizes, with a 2048×1536 pixel Super AMOLED display. …

Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs movie: 'Accuracy second to entertainment'

Tech pioneer says he doesn’t recognise himself in Seth Rogen’s performance, but admits parts of the trailer for Danny Boyle’s Apple drama made him cry<p>Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has revealed he feels torn about the new trailer for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, in which Michael Fassbender and Seth …

Danny Boyle