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Infographic: Would You Make A Good Superhero?

Being a good superhero is more than just cool powers. Here’s what else you need to keep in mind.<p>Everyone wants to be a superhero, but let’s face it. Some people just aren’t cut out for the job, for any number of reasons. They don’t look good in spandex, they drive a Nissan Versa, they’re allergic …

21 Earbuds That Can Handle the Bass

When your earbuds aren’t busy getting tangled in your pockets and purse, they’re probably helping you drown out the noise on your commute to work or they’re letting you quietly watch your Netflix shows during your lunch break. Despite our frustrations with untangling the darn things, we feel like …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

19 Fragrance Hacks to Make You Smell Amazing All the Time

Here's how to get the most out of your pricey perfumes.<p><b>1.</b> <b>If you want your fragrances to last longer (Why wouldn't you?), don't store them in your bathroom or other damp, warm places.</b> Heat, light, and humidity will break down the perfume and lessen the quality of the fragrance. Instead, store them …

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

Italian Food

Anonymous To 'Lizard Squad': Stop Attacking Tor

Anonymous, which has a long history of hacking and cyber attacking governments, corporations, and religions organizations, says, "We don't give a f--k about corporate bulls--t networks, we do care about 3rd world communications."<p>The Tor Project is one of the most effective sites for encrypted …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It’s a model for the future of urban smart growth.<p>Helsinki already ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities …

Urban Design

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

The Captivating Beauty of Libraries Around the World

New York-based, French photographer Franck Bohbot documents the breathtaking beauty of libraries in his ongoing series <i>House of Books</i>. Traveling to cities like Paris, Rome, and Boston, the photographer creates a visual record of the bastions of knowledge and learning that have been the pillars of …

France

Two Teenagers Built A 3D-Printed Wristband That Can Record Live TV When You Fall Asleep

But that's where the KipstR wristband comes in.<p>Built by two British teenagers — Jonathan Kingsley, 14, and Ryan Oliver, 15 — the KipstR is like a TiVo remote in that it can pause and record whatever you're watching. But instead of requiring manual activation, it can sense when its wearer falls …

Inside the 'Surprisingly Great' North Korean Hacker Hotel

North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China.<p>The luxury hotel that …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

World Leaders Hilariously Re-Imagined as Hipsters

In his original painting series, designer Amit Shimoni's <i>Hipstory</i> portraits re-imagine iconic world leaders as members of the youthful hipster subculture. The subjects are seen against solid pastel backgrounds with classic facial features and expressions that distinguish the historical figures. But …

Winston Churchill

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

This Guy Captured a 100 Clone Selfie in the Cabin of an Airplane

Check out this crazy self-portrait photo by a guy named Timothy LaBranche. It’s a composite image showing LaBranche posing as all 100 passengers in …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

Billy Crystal imagines Robin Williams in heaven: Read the script here

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …

Cicret Bracelet Turns Your Arm into a Touchscreen Device

A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the <i>Cicret Bracelet</i>, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected …

Wearable Tech

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

Stephen Colbert Dresses up as Lord of the Rings Characters for Incredible Photo Shoot

Nation, we present to you one of the greatest combinations in the world: Stephen Colbert + <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>. To celebrate the release of <i>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</i>–the final installment of the three-part film adaption of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel–on December 17, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> …

Movies

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Crazy Cool Gadgets Currently in Pre-Order

<i>Below is an excerpt from "Crazy Cool Gadgets Currently in Pre-Order"</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com.</i><p>We …

Apple Patent Hints at Cracked Screen Prevention

<i>AppleInsider</i> reported on a new patent picked up by Apple that might save your iPhone from a cracked screen. If you drop your phone, a motor and sensors determine the point of impact and shift the positioning of the device in midair to save sensitive areas, like the screen and camera.<p>While patents …

Patents