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How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Kuching, Malaysia: what to see plus the best restaurants, hotels and bars

The capital of Malaysian Borneo is one of Asia’s most alluring cities, with fabulous food and new hotels, but little traffic and few high-rises to spoil the laid-back vibe<p>Just as Penang was swiftly transformed into one of Asia’s hottest destinations a few years ago, the buzz in Malaysia right now …

We Travel Not To Escape Life, But For Life Not To Escape Us

Sometimes, after many weeks of work, eat, weekend, we start to wonder “what am I doing with my life?” It’s about then that we decide to take a …

Dobby is a pocket-sized drone with some serious video chops

Drones are a dime-a-dozen at CES, but Dobby is definitely carving a niche for itself.<p>What is it?<p>Dobby, by Zerotech, is a pocket-sized drone capable of 1080p video and a 300 foot range. With a 300 foot range (150 foot height), the 13 megapixel camera offers a 75 degree field of view capable of 360 …

24 of the Most Powerful Life Lessons

If you are going to succeed in life, you have to learn life's most important lessons.<p>How you approach life says a lot about who you are.<p>There are some who are content to passively coast through, hoping they land where they need to be and know what to do when the time comes.<p>Then there are others, …

Motivation

The best places to retire for the adventurous

Growing older can mean growing bolder. Forget golf and games of bridge, head here for the time of your life.<p>Year-round sunshine, a lower cost of living and the desire to experience different cultures are luring thousands of expats to far-flung corners of the globe for their twilight years.<p>From …

Planet Earth II 'a disaster for world's wildlife' says rival nature producer

Martin Hughes-Games, a presenter of BBC’s Springwatch, says David Attenborough series ignores damage humans are doing<p>David Attenborough’s blockbuster nature series Planet Earth II is “a disaster for the world’s wildlife” and a significant contributor to planet-wide extinctions, a rival natural …

Extinction

Kelp is on the way

Seaweed may be the newest superfood, but as Adriana Barton reports, despite the nutritional benefits of nori and wakame, it's possible to go overboard<p>When seaweed wriggles its way into cookies, crackers, spaghetti – and beer – there's no doubt that marine algae is having its day.<p>A growing appetite …

17 Movies So Freaky They'll Probably Make You Shit Yourself

"It's so surreal, horrifying, and uncomfortable."<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

How to Use Secret Codes to Explore Deep Netflix

It's time to venture beyond 'Stranger Things.'<p>Finding something to watch on Netflix is like unfolding a takeout menu, deciding nothing sounds good, …

Entertainment

Las Pozas: A Royal Wizard’s Psychedelic Palace in the Mexican Jungle

Edward James was an eccentric benefactor of the arts, but he will be remembered best for the surreal palace he built in the remote jungles of …

Check out Tesla's four different glass solar roofs

Can you see the solar panels?<p>Tesla released photographs of four different solar roofs that the company announced earlier today. Instead of adding bulky solar panels to an existing roof, the roofs themselves will be made of textured glass tiles that incorporate photovoltaic cells.<p>The new roofs are …

These 21 Truly Scary Netflix Movies Will Scare The Pants Off You This Halloween

There are times when you want to watch a family-friendly spooky movie—and then there are times when you want to watch a horror film that will freak …

Horror

Our Closest Earthlike Planet Appears to Be Covered in Water

Oceans on Proxima b could harbor life.<p>Jupiter's moon Europa recently became the best candidate yet for harboring alien life within our Solar System. But in the search for life outside of our cosmic backyard, an Earth-sized, newly-discovered rocky exoplanet has scientists woozy: They've concluded …

Marijuana Could Be Stealing Sales From This $200 Billion Industry, New Report Shows -- The Motley Fool

Image source: Getty Images.<p>You'd struggle to find an industry with faster growth potential than marijuana, which generated an estimated $5.4 billion in legal sales during 2015. Cannabis research firm ArcView projects the industry could grow at approximately 30% per year through 2020. If this were …

Three Science-Backed Ways To Influence Other People’s Decisions

If you want to influence others’ decisions, you’ve got to understand the mental shortcuts they use to make them.<p>Your brain takes mental shortcuts all the time in order to make decisions efficiently. Because that takes place unconsciously, we can never fully control these “cognitive biases” that …

Psychology

15 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

Cooking

Tiny shrimp make these rocks look like they’re crying glowing tears

Here’s your daily reminder that nature is weird and wonderful and we should all appreciate it more.<p>On the shoreline in Okayama, Japan, the sands and …

Geek Chic: These Glasses Can Protect Your Eyes From Sleep-Disrupting Blue Light

Sleep, much like water, is an essential ingredient for staying alive. But, much in the way soda does little to act as a hydrating drink, staring at computer and phone screens all day doesn’t help us sleep. However, unlike soda, avoiding computers and phones is less of an option when these items are …

Geek

What are the best TV shows on Netflix?

Ready for another TV binge? These shows are most worthy of your precious time.

Woman who’s travelled for five years reveals how she can afford it

Nina Ragusa, now 31, from Florida, US, departed for Bangkok, Thailand a month before her 26th birthday — and has only returned home twice since.<p>She …

South-east Asia

Taiwan Tops Global Expat Ranking, While China And Hong Kong Tumble

Taiwan’s nature, friendliness and advanced economy have helped put it above the likes of the U.S., Australia and Hong Kong as the best place in the world for expats to live.<p>More than 14,000 expats living in 191 countries were asked about their quality of life, personal finance and work-life balance …

The uncrowded alternative to Halong Bay that you probably haven't heard of

I was standing in King Kong’s lair, transported here by a bamboo sampan that had weaved its way along a network of ochre waters, cutting through buoyant bunches of purple hyacinth, gliding past rippling layers of emerald mountains, to a series of vast interconnected caves. Amber dragonflies darted …

Natural compound from a deep-water marine sponge found to reduce pancreatic tumor size - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute found that a deep-water marine sponge collected off of Fort …

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

Netflix has a lot of titles to choose from. Actually, combining its original content, movies, and TV shows, you could go on an endless binge and …

Naturally Pink Lagoon in Mexico Is Like a Real-Life Fairy Tale Dreamscape

What color is a lagoon? In the tiny fishing village of Las Coloradas, located on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, it's pink. This section of the peninsula's largest wetlands reserve—the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve—is renowned for its striking rosé hues and its large, white salt …

The Top 20 Honeymoon Destinations According to Pinterest

Couples the world over are obsessed with these romantic spots.<p>You've likely already planned every detail of your wedding on Pinterest, and your honeymoon should be no different. Whether you're looking for a classic beach destination, an active adventure or somewhere off the beaten path, here are …

Swathes Of The Great Barrier Reef Suffer 'Complete Ecosystem Collapse'

In parts of the reef, fish have vanished and corals have died en masse.<p>It’s been a wretched year for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure and one of the most complex natural ecosystems on Earth.<p>The area suffered the worst bleaching event ever, one that impacted over 90 …

The Buzz in Mexico

Travel<p>From the January/February 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>I have always believed in signs.<p>The hand-painted plaque that hangs right near the reception area of the Nueva Vida de Ramiro, a beachside eco-resort named for a 17-year-old boy who was left for dead after a motorcycle …