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15 Temporary Tatts to Rock All Festival Season Long

Tattoos are cool and all, but they’re<p>kind ofreally permanent. If you aren’t looking to be tatted up for the rest of your life, but are still on the market for a little ink to spice up your look, try out temporary tattoos. No, we’re not talking about the (slightly tacky) ones you got when you were …

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Information Systems

Cheap Smartphone Dongle Can Test for Disease

A cheap appliance that fits onto a smartphone can successfully test people for the AIDS virus and syphilis, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The appliance, called a dongle, pulls its power from the smartphone and works with a fingerprick of blood, much like a home diabetes blood glucose test, the …

Columbia University

Eero thinks its tiny box can fix all your WiFi issues

While many of the devices we use every day depend on WiFi -- everything from our smartphones to our TVs -- most home WiFi networks are still woefully slow compared to their wired alternatives. Enter Eero, a small San Francisco startup that aims to bring home WiFi into the future. How? By combining …

FDA Approves ADHD Drug to Treat Binge Eating

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of an attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug to treat binge eating.<p>The drug, Vyvanse, is usually used for ADHD but it’s been shown to help control binge-eating disorder, the FDA said.<p>“In binge-eating disorder, patients have recurrent …

Binge Eating

Will A Set Of Sheets Make You Sleep Better?

Techie-fabric company 37.5 wants to shake up the dusty bedding industry.<p>Americans sleep an average seven hours and 36 minutes every night. Forty-five percent say that poor or insufficient sleep affects their daily activities at least once a week, according to a December 2014 report by the National …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Has Spent $300,000 On 'Smart Drugs'

Founders like Dave Asprey, a 41-year-old Californian, chug fistfuls of pills every morning in the hopes that these supplements will give them a competitive edge in an already competitive market, reports CNN.<p>The drug cocktail Asprey takes is a mix of "smart drugs" meant to increase brain function …

How to use WhatsApp from your computer

Tired of only being able to access your WhatsApp conversations on your phone? Read this.<p>Typing long messages or holding multiple WhatsApp conversations on your smartphone is possible, but there are times when typing away on a full keyboard and viewing messages on a full-size computer screen would …

Apps

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

Old Dutch Bunker Transformed into Modern Bed and Breakfast

This 200-year-old bunker was transformed into a modern bed and breakfast that blends military sensibility with eclectic comforts while honoring the rich history of the Netherlands. Dutch architectural firm B-ILD repurposed the Fort Buren bunker into a one-room “Holiday House.” Fort Buren was part …

Architecture

Architizer

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

There's Now A Cottage Industry Of People Hiring Hackers For Petty Espionage

While everyone's focusing on major hacking scandals like Sony and Nasdaq, there's also a flourishing "cottage industry" of people hiring hackers for espionage — basically like TaskRabbit for petty espionage.<p>"A new website, called Hacker's List, seeks to match hackers with people looking to gain …

Architizer

Amazon has three rules for hiring the best people

<i>This post originally appeared at First Round Review.</i><p>“Good intentions don’t work.”<p>This is one of the most important things Anurag Gupta has learned from working at Amazon, where he is currently General Manager of Amazon Redshift and Amazon Aurora. It’s a counter-intuitive notion—after all, we all …

Management

A Silicon Valley Banker Just Sold His Enormous Mansion With A Secret Bar For $25 Million

The sale price was a whopping $25 million, realtor Arthur Sharif, who represented Porter in the sale, confirmed with Business Insider exclusively.<p>"It's a historic home," Sharif told us. "It was never a question of whether we would get the price we wanted — it was about finding the right person. We …

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U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years

American spies have detailed dossiers on the North Koreans who the U.S. says were behind the Sony attack. But the still-secret evidence likely won’t …

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

40 Things to Leave Behind in 2015

Photo: Getty Images<p>As yet another year comes to a close, and the initial giddy appeal of social media continues to cool, let's take a minute to descale the kettle of clichés and boil off the lingering herd words, expressions, and gestures that have been building up since we did this last year. Here …

Groundbreaking Study Reveals The Main Reason Behind Most Cases Of Cancer

The researchers said Thursday that random DNA mutations accumulating in various parts of the body during ordinary cell division were the prime culprits behind many cancer types.<p>They looked at 31 cancer types and found that 22 of them, including leukemia and pancreatic, bone, testicular, ovarian, …

Cancer

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

<b>Editor's note, Jan. 15, 2015:</b> Mae Keane was one of the last "radium girls," but not the last one. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the full correction note.<p><i>Before turning the page on 2014,</i> All Things Considered <i>is paying tribute to some of the people who died this year whose</i> …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

Look, No Hands: Watch These Amazing Videos Of A Designer Who Draws With Her Nose

After working so much that she got repetitive stress injuries in her hands and arms, she turned to a more unlikely body part– a solution that’s both incredibly creative and a sad commentary on how much we work.<p>Five years ago, as a new design intern who wanted to make a good impression, Michelle …

Vanderbilt University

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Paul Meulman