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Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness
Vietnam

19 Different Foods That Surprisingly Bloom Beautiful Flowers

In January, we showed you what some of your favorite foods look like growing in their natural habitats. Now, as winter melts into spring, we're looking at some of the most floral-tastic versions of common fruits and vegetables. Did you know that onions, lemons, and soybeans are all flowering …

Habitats

9 Food Rules to Help You Lose That Belly

If that's something you're interested in.<p>Having lost the best part of 14 pounds after just three weeks on our "Amateur to Athlete" experiment with Pete Fraser Fitness, I've already picked up a few lessons on which habits and routine tweaks can help you stay on a diet and get better …

Nutrition

11 Things Women Wish Guys Knew About Giving Blow Jobs

Swallowing is the exception, not the rule.<p>With the right partner, and as long as both partners are on the same page, giving a blow job is not the worst thing. But the whole experience could definitely be better if men knew what all women deal with when they go down.<p><b>1. When you're that up close and</b> …

Floods

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

You're Probably Not Washing Your Sheets and Towels Often Enough

Here's how frequently you should do it.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>.</i><p><b>I love all your tips on how to clean but my question is more about when to clean. How often should I change my</b> …

Sensitive Skin

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

Home Improvement

Ladies and gentlemen, the smartest thermoses on Earth

Coffee

See the Original Coke Bottle Patent Granted 100 Years Ago

Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum …

Museums

Dawood's security enhanced by Pakistan Army after Chhota Rajan's arrest, say reports - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi:</b> Security of underworld don and India's most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim has been enhanced in Pakistan after the arrest of his bete …

Daylight saving time: The myths and the truths

<b>(CNN) —</b> Loved by some, loathed by many, daylight saving time has wide-ranging and often surprising implications.<p>From energy use to our very health, here's a look at some of the mythology and facts surrounding DST.<p>MYTH: It saves energy<p>One of the most commonly offered rationales for daylight saving …

Time Management

The Best DSLR Lenses of 2018

Looking to get more out of your digital SLR? Lose the kit lens and try one of these top performers.<p>Best Glass for Multiple Systems<p>Your DSLR likely …

Cameras

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 packs 600Mbps LTE and smarter charging

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 hype train is getting to be a bit much (just ship the thing, already!), but you might want to take notice of the latest news if you're big on data speeds -- or simply want to charge your phone in a hurry. The company has revealed that its future system-on-a-chip will …

This $30 device defeats almost any keyless car or garage door

You probably don't think about thieves when you unlock your car, but Samy Kamkar certainly does. The security researcher known for his droll (and scary) hacks has created a device called "Rolljam" that cracks the wireless entry systems used by car- and garage-door makers. He demonstrated it at …

Someone got Android Wear running on Samsung's Gear 2 watch

Don't despair if you bought Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch, only to realize that you wanted the Android-powered Gear Live instead -- there might be a solution in the works. <i>XDA</i> tinkerer biktor_gj has successfully loaded Android Wear on the Gear 2 after four months of work. It's in a very rough state, …

WSJ: Google will roll out its wireless service starting tomorrow

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has just reported that Google plans to launch its very own phone service starting tomorrow. The plan was first announced over a month ago at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but the WSJ has since unearthed more details about it. The service will initially only be available …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Do You Have a Low Penis Self-Esteem?

Even men who aren't worried about their size are often deeply concerned that their dicks are ugly or weird, smelly or bad-tasting. Guys with foreskin sometimes feel like freaks; guys without it wonder if sex would be better with it.<p>Then there are the aesthetic anxieties about scars, curving, …

How Get a Perfect Fit Without Going to the Tailor

<b>The Suit</b><br>Don’t like lugging store-bought suits to the tailor? Skip that trip altogether and get a suit from a store that offers on-the-spot tailoring.<p>Better yet, many stores, such as Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren, and Reiss offer made-to-measure suits that are constructed from scratch to fit your …

The most beautiful tablet you'll ever own comes with an Audi Q7

Audi teased its tablet at last year's CES, but then went completely quiet until its press event at this year's show. The quick demo we were treated to focused on how well the tablet is integrated into the Q7; the specs were clearly an afterthought. Audi has this dead right: Sure it's a 10.1-inch …

The Shave Trick Most Guys Miss

Dartel looked good, but we knew he could look great. See what happens in his style transformation<p>Just few minutes of grooming and a great tailored jacket are all it takes to go from scruffy to sharp. We teamed up with Panasonic and A|X Armani Exchange to help transform New York City, one …

The Strangest Sex Studies of 2014

<b>1. Your Stable or Mine?</b><p>You probably think your sexual fantasies are a little wild. But chances are good that most other men share them, found a study on sex fantasies in the <i>Journal of Sexual Medicine</i>. Researchers found a surprising amount of consistency when they asked men and women about their …

In a head-to-head quiz, Google Now crushes Siri and Cortana

There is nothing sweeter than pulling out your phone, asking it a question, and getting back the one obscure piece of information you need to settle a debate or win a drunken bet. Smartphones from Google, Apple, and Microsoft all offer a personal assistant who claims to be flush with knowledge …

Keeping your digital life safe in the age of surveillance

Like it or not, people are after your data. Whether it's for advertising, national security or other nefarious purposes, you're leaving a trail of digital breadcrumbs for anyone to follow. But there's a growing arsenal of affordable tools to help protect your privacy both digitally and physically. …

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Sense Mother review: "Mother" is here to take charge of your smart home - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Sense's $299 Mother is as flexible a home automation kit as we've ever seen.<p><b>The Bad</b> $299 is a high price to pay for an automated, organized smart home, and the remote sensors are limited to a 65-foot range. A bit pricy, Limited by range.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you can get past Mother's odd and …

Home Automation

The Best Sex Positions for Back Pain

That position was the most “spine conserving,” meaning it allowed for the least range of motion. When she’s on her elbows, your spine can stay in a more neutral position with little forward flexion, says study author Stuart McGill, Ph.D. And that’s important, because moving your spine can cause the …

5 Morning Mistakes That Ruin the Rest of Your Day

If you roll out of bed, hit the shower, guzzle your coffee, then bunker down in your office, you'll barely see the light of day until lunch. Missing out on morning rays might mess with your body mass index, a new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine found. People who get …