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5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

Samsung Galaxy

Amazon Just Made a Huge Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Shopping

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your Amazon account.<p>It's called Amazon Go, and …

The Titans had no chance, and other thoughts on a Patriots playoff rout

35 thoughts on the Patriots’ 35-14 victory over the Titans Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs.<p>1. It was a total team effort and a rout at once. …

Anonymous bitcoin benefactor dumps millions into MDMA research for PTSD victims

An anonymous benefactor has transferred a whopping $4 million into researching the therapeutic effects of MDMA on PTSD sufferers.<p>The anonymous donor …

UCF Knights Conclude Perfect Season With Win Against Auburn for Peach Bowl Victory

The UCF Knights capped off their perfect season on Monday by edging out the Auburn Tigers, 34-27, at this year's Peach Bowl. In the 4th quarter, UCF …

On Jan. 1, California is basically becoming a different state

Protection for undocumented immigrants, tougher gun laws, recreational marijuana: California will welcome 2018 by turning into the US equivalent of a Scandinavian country. Hundreds of new laws of markedly progressive inspiration will go into effect in the Golden State come the new year, affecting …

Immigration

9 Habits Unhappy People Have In Common, According To Science

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing you will be unhappy no matter what you do, but how you spend your time can actually change how you feel …

Happiness

The Best National Park in Every State

From sea to shining sea, our nation is packed with unforgettable, beautiful, and important sites from the National Park Service.<p><i>Originally appeared</i> …

10 Traits of Entrepreneurs Who Built Billion-Dollar Companies

The most successful entrepreneurs are those who held themselves to the highest standards.<p>Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to build a billion-dollar company from scratch?<p>Successful entrepreneurs come from every imaginable upbringing and background. Yet they all seem to have some …

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Indoor Cycling

This Son Built His Aging Dad a Chic & Sustainable Tiny House

For many seniors, tiny houses provide the most suitable living spaces because they're small, easier to navigate and require less upkeep. Undoubtedly, …

Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 of the heavy duty all-electric transport trucks (via Canadian Press), with a $5,000 deposit for each upfront …

Tesla

The number of teens who are depressed is soaring — and all signs point to smartphones

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

Demographics

I Stopped Doing These 3 Things, and Now I Sleep Straight Through the Night

Sleeping through the night was probably the biggest topic of discussion when my kids were babies. But it's not just little ones who need a good night of sleep! What about us grown-ups?<p>After recently having a tough time with waking up a lot and not being able to fall back asleep, here are three …

Children losing the ability to hold a conversation because of technology, Wimpy Kid author says

Children are losing the ability to hold a conversation because of their use of technology, the best-selling author of the Wimpy Kid series has said.<p>Jeff Kinney, who created the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, warned children are not being "fully socialised".<p>The American author has sold over 150 million …

Books

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.<p>Time is important, too — while some effects are …

Cannabis

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

Climate Change

Brazilian Artist Creates Digital Paintings That Leap Off The Page

Get to know the works of Tullius Heuer, a self-taught digital artist from Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.<p>Tullius mixes images to create his own realities …

These spectacular fan-made NBA jersey concepts should be the actual uniforms

The NBA announced new details of its uniform partnership with Nike on Tuesday, but outside of a photo of the Warriors jersey and photos from the Kings, the full looks of the NBA Nike uniforms are largely unknown.<p>While most teams won’t go through a major uniform overhaul even with the Nike switch, a …

Forest House

The Forest House is a spectacular family retreat in Northern California. Nestled among tall trees in a forested hill area, the unique house features …

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night

When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home. They’ve created panels that, when closed, …

20+ Pieces of Nature-Inspired Furniture That Creatively Capture Earth’s Beauty

What if you could explore the great outdoors and experience earth’s natural wonders without leaving the comfort of your home? Thanks to many contemporary creatives, this is entirely possible! Today, some artists and designers have adopted nature as their muse and craft interior pieces rooted in the …

Osho Reveals the Ultimate Secret to Calming Your Mind and Reducing Stress

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from …

Modern round house was designed with dogs in mind

Cute!<p>From nifty elevated catwalks to built-in food bowls and kennels, it’s always fun to see how far homeowners will go to spoil their pets. This time, Rotterdam-based firm 123DV has designed a compact home for a couple and their attention-demanding Alaskan Malamute dogs, focusing on subtle …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

Self-improvement

5 research-backed secrets for making friends as an adult

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult.<p>You get busy with work. Your friends get busy with work. People get married. Have kids. And pretty soon being "close" means a text message twice a year.<p>You're not alone … …

Happiness

Mercedes-Benz’s Chief Design Officer Explains the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

AD sits down with Gorden Wagener to hear his philosophy on the car interiors of the future<p>How will the interior of the autonomous vehicle of the future look? It’s a question faced by designers, engineers, and product planners across the board in the automotive industry. Without the need for …

The 1 KM Mountain Hike Near Montreal With Stunning Fall Foliage

<b>At this stage in the game,</b> it's very safe to say that I love fall foliage. Literally, if I lived somewhere where the leaves didn't change into …

17 Trips to Take Before Your Kids Are All Grown Up

They grow up so fast—so make sure each summer off really counts. These family vacation ideas, from touring Washington, D.C. to going on a safari in Botswana, appeal to both kids and adults—and create vivid memories long after the kids leave the house.