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What Not To Do Anymore In 2017

You want to be attractive, incredibly attractive.<p>You know, Pierce Bronson or Liv Tyler kind.<p>But then you look into the mirror and…let’s just say, any …

Relationships

11 charts that show how American houses have changed since the 1970s

Every year, the Census Bureau releases data on the characteristics of newly constructed homes, and they recently released info on houses built in 2015.<p>We decided to take a look at how different aspects of newly completed single-family houses have changed over the last several decades.

Hackers can now hitch a ride on car computers

As transportation evolves from mechanical to digital, hackers are following the computers into cars.<p>Just about any new car can be hacked — some even driven by remote control — as automakers depend more on software and wireless connections. Vehicle vulnerability may only grow as cars become their …

Danger and death are never far away as the Syrian capital tries to cling to normal life

Photograph: Mohammed Eyad/NurPhoto/Corbis<p>Civilians react to shelling in Damascus.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/12/1442068632867/184affdc-aa87-4c91-9782-61164b6ad28d-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mohammed Eyad/NurPhoto/Corbis<p>Civilians react to shelling in …

It Took 100 Hours to 3D Print This 2-Bedroom Villa

Recent trends in additive manufacturing have seen 3D printers evolve from hulking industrial machinery to desktop appliances on par with your inkjet printer. With their modest footprint, these machines are great for printing the odd component or trinket, but there’s a more colossal 3D printing …

12 Theories of How We Became Human, and Why They’re All Wrong

Naledi Fossils<p>Killers? Hippies? Toolmakers? Chefs? Scientists have trouble agreeing on the essence of humanity—and when and how we acquired it.<p>Naledi Fossils<p>What a piece of work is man! Everyone agrees on that much. But what exactly is it about <i>Homo sapiens</i> that makes us unique among animals, let …

Paralyzed Man Becomes First To ‘Feel’ With Sophisticated Hand Prosthetic

It's the closest we have come to a naturally functioning hand<p>A 28-year-old man, paralyzed due to a spinal injury, was able to feel a physical sensation thanks to a hand prosthetic attached to his brain, DARPA announced on Friday. Though neuroprosthetics have become very advanced in recent years, …

Topless feminists protest at Muslim conference

During a controversial conference on the role of Muslim women, two women jumped on stage topless to declare their outrage against the topics being discussed by men at the two-day event. The conference based near Paris was reportedly in the middle of debating whether Muslim wives should be beaten or …

Young, Syrian, Female: This Is How you Fight ISIS's Values

A week with volunteers on Syria's border.<p>JORDAN—Farah looked out at the 200 Syrian child survivors of war, feeling overwhelmed. They looked so sweet with their colorful outfits, freshly washed hair, and occasionally smiling eyes. Yet their faces went blank when they spoke of the family members, …

You are when you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.<p>"There has been so much energy on what we eat and on …

Weight Loss

Who Set Jessica Chambers On Fire? The Internet Is Trying To Find Out

Six months ago, a teenager was burned alive in a tiny Mississippi town. Police say they still don’t know who killed her or why, leaving the mystery in the hands of amateur online sleuths who may be doing more harm than good. When does a private tragedy become a public pastime?

Crime

Hitler's Booze Stash Was Just Found Under a German Restaurant

During recent renovations, Silvio Stelzer was astounded when he found several bottles of Hitler's Cognac and Champagne from World War II in underground cellars under his restaurant.<p>"Would you like some of Hitler's Champagne to go along with your venison goulash?"<p>These are words you might actually …

The Most Bizarre Sex-Related Google Searches Ever

Are any of these in your browser history?<p>Ah, Google—the place you go with all of your questions, reasonable and ridiculous, mundane and embarrassing. We’re guessing that you wouldn’t want anyone to unearth your sex-related searches, but if you’re curious what <i>other</i> people are Googling, new research …

Hung Up

12 "Zero Belly" Recipes

David Zinczenko

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

University of Florida

How to Become the Most Compelling Person You Will Ever Know

If you feel like you're just marking time instead of making your mark on the world, here's how to step up your game and start making a memorable difference for those around you.<p>As leaders, we all want to know that we're making a difference, but most of us have to work at overcoming the lesser …

Opinion: Investing in stocks isn’t how you get rich

If you’re familiar with my philosophy on “investing” you know that I actually hate that word in its most common usage.<p>Investing is spending for …

How Egyptology can help us to future-proof our culture – Grayson Clary

Consider the New Kingdom Egyptian. He can be forgiven for thinking his state sits at creation’s centre, a kernel of order anchoring the known world. …

Police Drones To Patrol Delhi Streets After Alleged Uber Rape

Police announced that the drones, likely outfitted with thermal and night-vision cameras, will patrol the north district as early as next month. The decision to deploy them was made, in part, after an Uber driver was accused of raping a woman.<p>The plan should make the streets of India's capital …

Delhi Police

How your heartbeat will make passwords obsolete

Thought your fingerprint was secure? Think again. The unique pattern on the tip of your fingers can easily be copied and used to access your most personal information.<p>As PIN numbers and passwords prove redundant in protecting data, tech companies are looking to convert bodily features into secure …

Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.<p>“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.<p>“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”<p>“How could you tell?” she said wryly.<p>“The flag at the top of the screen.”<p>It took 9 months to be approved, but, …

This All-in-One Appliance Is Perfect for Small Kitchens

Breville Mini Smart Oven<p>Toasters don’t get much love. Like most countertop appliances, they sit unused until you decide you want your sandwich bread …

4 Surprising Foods That'll Make You Look Younger

Eat, drink, and erase years just by adding these gems to your grocery list.<p><i>Michele Promaulayko is the former editor-in-chief of</i> Women's Health <i>and author of</i> 20 Pounds Younger.<p>The easiest way to improve your health is to attach a good-for-you habit to something that you do every day without even …

Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

Stephen Hawking

Why You Should Make a Butterball (aka: Turkey-Shaped Ball of Butter) This Thanksgiving

What is a butterball? At our Thanksgiving table, it's exactly what it sounds like. From chair spice to salt and maple flavors, these turkey-shaped balls of butter will fit right in at your feast.<p>Look, we all know what you think when we say "Butterball." But this year, we're changing the game. This …

Ramen Donuts Are The Mashup You've Been Waiting For

They call them... Ramnuts.<p>Just when you thought you'd seen every wacky food mashup out there -- from Cronut™ Umami Burgers and Pumpkin Spice Latte Burgers to Poutine Dumplings -- a new totally mind-blowing one comes along to put you in your place. This newest one is so obvious it's been sitting …

Jennifer Aniston ends feud with Brad and Angelina

Friends actress Jennifer Aniston said 'people can do unforgivable things but you have to let it go'<p>Jennifer Aniston has disclosed that she no longer holds a grudge against her ex-husband Brad Pitt and his new wife, Angelina Jolie.<p>The actress said “people can do unforgivable things but you have to …

Jennifer Aniston