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6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking."<p>That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid.<p>There are …

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6 problems with the LG G4 and how to fix them

While the upgrades to the LG G4 have been mostly evolutionary in nature when compared to its predecessors, what LG has managed to achieve by sticking to their winning formula is a flagship device that attempts to offer everything. The LG G4 retains elements of both its previous flagships, the G …

Now You Can Turn Your Photos Into Computerized Nightmares With 'Deep Dream'

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?<p>Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it's the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last month when Google revealed that in order to sort and categorize images online, it uses an artificial …

The Calcio Storico, the most brutal sport on earth – in pictures

The Calcio Storico – ‘historic football’ – is an ancient form of football from the 16th century, which originated from the ancient roman ‘harpastum’, and is played in teams of 27, using both feet and hands. Sucker-punches and kicks to the head are prohibited but headbutting, punching, elbowing, and …

You're Not Managing Your Finances If You're Not Tracking Your Expenses

Here’s a shocking secret about money that regularly goes unnoticed: if you’re not tracking every dollar that you spend, you’re not really “managing” …

Deftones, Incubus announce summer co-headlining tour - Alternative Press

Deftones and Incubus have announced that they will be embarking on a co-headlining tour this summer. Support will come from both Death From Above …

These Are The 10 Best Jobs Of 2015

If you’re a math whiz, you’re in luck when it comes to job prospects.<p>Math skills are a requirement for most of the 10 best jobs of 2015, according to the latest report from CareerCast. The site’s annual ranking of the top 200 jobs weighs four factors: work environment, income, stress and hiring …

Celebrating Happiness Day With The Happiest (And Saddest) Countries

Happy International Happiness Day! According to a United Nations resolution passed in 2012, today is the day that countries across the globe should …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Pangoly Helps You Research and Find Deals Before You Build a PC

If you're interested in building a new computer, you have plenty of places to find great builds, and great discounts on the parts you'll need. If you …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

12 Poisonous Thoughts That Are Sabotaging Your Life

Most people aren't even aware of their negative thoughts. It's almost like they have just become a habit, so it seems normal to them. Here are 12 common toxic thoughts that you need to drop in order to have a better life:<p>One of my many mottos is "Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life!" I'm a big …

The Hardest Plank You'll Ever Do

Fair warning: This is not your standard plank<p>The exercise in the photo may look like it's Photoshopped, but it's a very real—and very tough!—exercise.<p>The bent-arm planche plank requires you to balance on just your hands so your chest hovers a few inches above the ground. "Since your feet aren't …

3 places where they’re makin’ bacon doughnuts | Feast Palm Beach

A daily special at Jupiter Donut Factory. (Contributed by Jupiter Donut Factory)<p>You can be too hip for a bacon-studded doughnut, that gilded object …

These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida

There's a lot you probably don't know about America's 27th state. Sure, there are the usual stomping grounds of Disney World, St. Augustine, Miami and Daytona, but there are, surprisingly, still some spots that are relatively under-the-radar in the Sunshine State.<p>So if you're looking to add a …

30 Things I Wish I Knew Before 30

No one has it all, but some people do make the best of what they have and take very good care of it. Those people tend to savor their lives a bit more.<p>1. The end of a relationship does not always have to be someone's fault or a rejection of you. Sometimes, it's just the end of something that wasn't …

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There's A Reason The ‘Four-Eyed Bookworm' Stereotype Exists

Turns out, there's truth to the stereotype of the "four-eyed bookworm."<p>A new study in the journal Ophthalmology suggests reading and schoolwork may have a greater influence on nearsightedness (also called myopia) than genetics.<p>The findings are based on 4,685 people who underwent eye exams and …

Reddit Resurrects 'Krumping Guy In A Dog Suit,' And It's Still Amazing (VIDEO)

Everybody get down, again.<p>A subreddit devoted to videos has breathed new life into a clip posted years ago. Turns out it's still awesome.<p>A version of the video entitled "Man's Worst Enemy" was uploaded to YouTube in 2007.<p>For a little perspective, that was back in the glory days of where you could …

Do we really know what 5G technology means for consumers?

Over the last few weeks, a number of articles have been written by a variety of sites discussing 5G wireless technology and what it will mean for the general public upon release. If there is one common theme written about 5G technology, it is about how little we know at the moment about what it …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …

Samsung and Oculus reportedly want to turn Galaxy smartphones into VR headsets

It turns out Samsung's rumored virtual reality headset won't be positioned as an Oculus Rift killer. In fact, Oculus is reportedly helping the company build it. And apparently it will ship without a screen, instead using Samsung's smartphones as the primary display. <i>Engadget</i> has followed up on its …

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

9 Utterly Bizarre Japanese Cartoons About Cooking And Food

Tofu glistens like a billion suns, and a chef discovers he has demonic ancestry. Just another day in anime cooking school.

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Possible Gear Glass: Samsung patents Earphone looking like Dragon Ball Z scouter, Google Glass

Madman.com.au<p>The Korean Intellectual Property Office recently published Samsung’s patent application for an earphone that seems to be a compact Bluetooth headset and smart glass rolled into one whose shape quickly calls to mind a familiar object in Dragon Ball Z — the scouter.<p>Samsung’s patent …

Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI to Tour Together

Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI will unite this summer for the Carnivores Tour, a 25-date North American trek beginning Friday, August 8th in …

Use Meet Me Halfway for Android to find a meetup spot

When you're trying to meet up with a friend or family member, it's sometimes hard to decide on a halfway spot. You may prefer a restaurant that's near you, and the same may be true for the person you want to meet. Meet Me Halfway is an app to help find the places in the middle of two points, so …

How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once And For All

The first step is awareness–the rest will follow. Here’s how to own up to you procrastination habits, and correct them for good.<p>We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes I know you’ll put off …

How to Watch the Sochi Olympics Online Without a Cable Account

The Sochi Olympics are in full swing, but Americans looking to watch the games online need a cable account to check out NBC's coverage. There are …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …