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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do.The Android App That Lets You Drive an Awesome Robot.<p><b>1. Send Your Ex Straight to Voicemail</b><p>We've all …

The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World

If you're gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on Earth.<p>A great road challenges everyday notions, replacing the familiar–the dull grind of everyday commuting–with the epic: turns, terrain and landscape that adjust our perception of the world. But most of all, it elicits a thrill. These 20 …

Installing a DIY Car Amplifier

An amplifier helps optimize your car's audio system, but don't pay someone else to install it. This is an easy DIY project.<p><b>If you're looking to optimize your current car</b> audio system, or even replace your old system for something with a little more grunt, then don't pay someone else to do it. You …

Over 20,000 historical maps are now free to download from the New York Public Library

Cartophiles rejoice — the NYPL recently made over 20,000 historical maps from its database free to access, download, and use. The library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division created an entire website called Map Warper where users can create an account and access all the maps, which are …

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Scientists Achieve Bootstrapping, a Fusion Energy Breakthrough

In a major milestone for fusion, the National Ignition Facility sees particles created by the reaction feed energy back into the reaction.<p><b>Humans have gotten pretty good at nuclear fission.</b> But fusion, bringing two atomic nuclei together, has been much more tricky—at least for peaceful purposes. But …

10 Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Trip

Even the dreamiest of trips can go off the rails when you fall into one of these all-too-common travel traps. We've been there—and we've brought back …

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7 of the most amazing women you’ve never heard of

OK, you probably know who Hedy Lamarr is, but did you know that she also invented the precursor to Wi-Fi?<p>For centuries, women all over the world have fought and ruled, written and taught. They’ve done business, explored, revolted and invented. They’ve done everything men have done — and a lot of …

8 Tiny Money Moves That Can Revamp Your Financial Life

Saving a lot of money is like trying to run a marathon.<p>If you dwell on how long the race is, you might not even get off the couch. But if, instead, you focus on putting one foot in front of the other and running one mile, and then two miles, and so on, suddenly a marathon doesn’t seem quite as …

The scary thing about Puerto Rico’s population: It’s leaving the island for good

Times are tough in Puerto Rico. The financial crisis has left the island buried in $70 billion in debt, and it’s on the verge of seeing its bonds downgraded to junk.<p>It’s people are also leaving the island at a near record rate. The mass exodus seen in the 2000s is the worst since almost half a …

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Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

The 20 Things You Need To Let Go To Be Happy

Everyone has one common goal in life: to achieve true happiness. The biggest factor holding us back from achieving our dreams is, simply and sadly, …

How to Wash Your Car Like a Pro

There is much more to washing and waxing when it comes to cleaning and protecting your vehicle's paint.<p>If you care about your car's exterior, you'll avoid those quickie car washes with the big brushes that can do more harm than good and do a DIY car wash that will achieve the best results.<p>Most …

The Anatomy of the Free Throw

Basketball games often come down to a maddening exchange of free throws. We asked the experts how to get the mechanics and angles for a perfect free throw.<p><b>In theory, the free throw is a gift</b>. The shooter shoots with no elbows thrown in his direction, no seven-foot-tall man trying to block the shot, …

Why Gold Is The Best Money Of Them All, And Nothing Comes Close

If you ask anyone, “what is money?” they can point to a dollar bill, but not define money itself. It’s become so complicated that economists debate what to include in the measure of the money supply. Most don’t believe that gold is money. Nevertheless, gold still behaves as money even though …

Why It's A Bad Idea To Keep Your Retirement Savings In Cash

You’re already over the biggest hurdle: You’re saving for retirement. And that’s incredibly important, because the sooner you start, the more time your money has to grow.<p>Hopefully, you know the basics, like how much you can contribute in a given year, whether your employer offers a match, or if …

5 Ways Leaders Win People Over

How many times have you been introduced to someone and you can immediately sense that they don’t like you? When this happens with a new member of your team, your new boss, a prospective new client and the like, you must find a way to quickly turn this situation around. As a leader you can ill …

From Angkor Wat to Stonehenge: How Ancient People Moved Mountains

From temples to pyramids to statues, ancient techniques moved giant blocks.<p><b>The temple of Angkor Wat, the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge, and the famous statues on Easter Island were all built without the conveniences of modern technology. Ancient peoples didn't have access to forklifts, hydraulic</b> …

How to Stock Your Disaster Pantry

Worried about having enough food to last through the next mega-storm? Here's our guide to a sensible backup food supply that will sustain a family for a month.<p>When disaster strikes and your family, friends, and neighborhood need your help, the last place you want to be is stuck in a food line. A …

14 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets.<p>Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets.

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

Back Up to the Cloud and Prevent a Data Loss Disaster

It's time to protect your digital life from failure-prone hard drives by storing data in the cloud.<p><b>When it works correctly, data backup is a</b> triumph of redundancy over unpredictability. All electronic and mechanical devices eventually fail, and computer hard drives (even solid-state drives) are no …

Own the Night: 10 Tips for Driving After Dark

Night driving isn't just annoying, it's dangerous. Here are 10 of our favorite tips to make your nocturnal migrations safer and better.<p>Night driving isn't just annoying, it's dangerous. Here are 10 of our favorite tips to make your nocturnal migrations safer and better.

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …