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Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

100+ Clever Street Art Works in New Book by Oak Oak

French street artist Oak Oak has just released a new book that has more than 100 images of his creative and clever works. From Bruce Lee kicking some concrete to a tightrope walker about to cross a chain, each piece is a hilarious take on an ordinary object. Here's the intro to the book.<p>“Oak Oak is …

Smart light bulb fools burglars by pretending you're at home

There's no shortage of smart light bulbs that will save energy or set a special mood, but they don't usually do much for when you're <i>away</i> from home. What if you want to trick thieves into thinking you're still around? BeON Home might have tackled that problem with its new Burglar Deterrent. The …

Inbox Comes Close to Mastering Email

Count the ways that Google's Inbox cured my pesky "emailments."<p>We can now text, tweet, iMessage, Facebook message, Skype and even leave one another disappearing messages. But old-fashioned email isn’t going away. It’s still a vital part of how we communicate.<p>That’s not to say email is flawless — …

Before Joining a Loyalty Program, Pick Your Destinations First

Airline miles, hotel points, credit card rewards... there are a slew of loyalty programs permeating the travel industry, each with its own quirks and idiosyncrasies. Among all this confusion, the biggest mistake travelers make when it comes to joining a program is choosing the wrong one.<p>What's the …

What Am I Entitled To When My Flight Goes Wrong?

<i>A:</i><p>As airlines pack more passengers than ever onto each plane, a single storm can reverberate through the system—leaving flyers stranded as agents scramble to find ever-rarer empty seats on later flights. But you aren't entirely at the mercy of the airlines. Should your itinerary be delayed, …

How To Get Money Back For Delayed Flights In Europe

If you've ever had your travel plans disrupted by a flight delayed by three hours or more, you know just how much of a headache it causes. It's possible for a passenger in this situation to seek compensation for such a delay, but airlines have historically argued with passengers about whether the …