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Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

18 Inspiring Ways To Display Bedroom Art

A well-placed piece may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary.<p>Well-placed art just may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary you've always dreamed of...these 18 rooms are proof.

Interior Design

While PETA's Kill Rate Rises, VA Senate Bill Aims to Stop It From Slaughtering More Pets

PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care. Perhaps as high as 98%, if you factor in the dishonesty of their reporting, as pointed …

PETA

New Nintendo 3DS XL review

The Nintendo 3DS has only been on the market for four years, but it already has a successor of sorts in the New Nintendo 3DS XL.<p>Confusing naming conventions aside — and trust me, we'll get to that — there's little doubt that the New Nintendo 3DS does count as a hardware upgrade. It has more …

Uber CEO Reveals Ambitious Goal of Ending Car Ownership in the World

Uber has already changed the taxi landscape forever but the company’s CEO Travis Kalanick has<p>Uber has already changed the taxi landscape forever but the company’s CEO Travis Kalanick has revealed a more ambitious goal of ending car ownership. In a recent Twitter post Kalanick revealed, “Our …

Video game SWATter faces five years in prison, additional charges

A Nevada man has been arrested and is awaiting extradition to Illinois, accused of orchestrating a "SWATting" attack on a video gamer over the summer.<p>Brandon Wilson, 19, known by some online as "Famed God," was arrested Thursday, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. He is accused of reporting a murder to …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Xiaomi's MIUI 6 OS Adds Style and Function To Android

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi launched its 2014 flagship, the Mi 4, in India last week, and the device is set to on sale on Tuesday in the country for about $325.<p>While the phone isn’t exactly new, it does come with the latest version of MIUI, the company’s own flavor of Android. The Mi 4 …

5 Weightlifting Mistakes That Are Screwing Up Your Workout

Indeed, it doesn't matter whether you're a weightlifting neophyte or a seasoned ironworker; odds are your routine is peppered with missteps that are holding you back. In fact, we're willing to bet that the following five are among them.<p>The more bad habits you do away with, the faster your gains …

High-tech Coolbox has everything, even room for tools

A new toolbox with LED lights, speakers, outlets, a whiteboard and more blew past its Indiegogo goal in a day. Will it keep going?<p>If you follow the world of crowdfunding, then you know that the Coolest Cooler smashed records during its Kickstarter campaign in 2014, raising more than $13 million and …

Rechargeable Batteries

This Is How McDonald's Fries Are Made, According To McDonald's

After showing us how Chicken McNuggets and McRib patties are made, McDonald's is back with yet another video in what we like to refer to as the company's truth-telling campaign. The latest video is far less frozen and complicated than the previous two menu items and is aptly titled "What Are …

Food

World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China

A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material.<p>While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has quietly been setting about getting the job done. In …

3D Printing

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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There Is A Cafe In London Where You Pay By The Minute, And All The Food Is Free

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CES 2014: Liquipel-Treated Clothes Can't Get Wet [Video]

Your suede is saved!<p>Now that Liquipel has saved our phones (and apparently earbuds and Jamboxes) from watery deaths, they're out to save your wardrobe, too. At CES this year, the company is announcing that its water (and muck) repelling treatment is coming to fabrics. They're working with labels to …

CES

A Rain Forest Begins With Rain, Right? Is This A Trick Question?

Think of a rain forest — rich with trees, covered by clouds, wet all the time.<p>Then ask yourself, how did this rain forest get started?<p>I ask, because the answer is <i>so</i> going to surprise you. It's not what you think.<p>Until I saw the video you're about to see, I just figured that a rain forest starts …

3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

Thomas Keller

Samsung and HTC phones go head-to-head in an 'uncheatable' benchmark test

Remember the allegation that Samsung cheats at benchmarks? Despite the manufacturer's semi-denials, there's growing evidence to suggest that not only Samsung, but also a number of other Android phone makers engage in some level of chicanery. Usually, it involves programming a device to temporarily …

8 off-contract smartphones compete without breaking the bank

The Nexus 5 could be the best overall smartphone value right now, but at least half a dozen other competitors for the title have recently emerged.<p>This holiday season is shaping up to be the year that getting a solid new Android smartphone doesn't also mean signing up for 24 months of …

Google Nexus

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Articles about 10 dwell houses their own words on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

San Francisco

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Pisces? Here’s your constellation

How to see the constellation Pisces. Plus sky lore and science.<p>Pisces the Fishes is sometimes called the <i>first</i> constellation of the zodiac because the …

How the Terrible, Insufferable Six-Day Water Fast Made Me a New Man

What if there were a cure-all treatment for high blood pressure, migraines, chronic pain, arthritis, and, oh yeah, fatness? The catch: You'll be really, really hungry. Ben Marcus spends a long and profoundly satisfying week on a strict diet of absolutely nothing but H2O.<p>DAY ONE: HORIZONTAL IS YOUR …

Immune System

Train for Life Challenge

<b>MOUNTAIN CLIMBER</b><p>Assume a standard pushup position. In one smooth motion, bring your right knee toward the right side of your chest. Then bring your left leg forward while extending your right leg back. Avoid any lower back movement throughout the exercise. Continue alternating your knees to your …

Round House Design Offers a Unique Architectural Experience

This beautiful <i>Round House</i> is a unique home design concept where soft curves replace the dusty corners of a typical four-sided home. Developed by L.A.-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee, the completely open interior space is enclosed by floor to ceiling windows, allowing light to radiate …

Architecture