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The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

Top 10 Best Packable, Ultralight Tents for Backpacking 2018

Finding the right tent for your back country treks is no easy task. If you’re a serious backpacker then your backpack is almost always a …

‘Time traveller’ claims he’s from the year 5,000 and he has photographic evidence

<b>A ‘time traveller’ who claims he visited the year 5,000 has issued a chilling warning to humanity.</b><p>The traveller, who is only known as ‘Edward’ and …

Dark websites: The best sites to get started with on the dark web

Dark websites aren't as easy to find as those on the regular internet so here's our pick of the best and how to access them<p>There are plenty of useful …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

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Your cable company is going to be so angry when you get this $40 box

What would you say if we told you that there’s a way to enjoy the exact same internet service you have now, but for between $96 and $120 less each …

6 open source home automation tools

<i>Editor's note: This article was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated to include additional options and information.</i> <br>read more

Home Automation

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

Coolala is the world’s first portable, solar-powered A/C unit

Holds a charge of up to eight hours and weighs just seven pounds<p>If you’ve ever wished to upgrade a personal hand-held fan into something with more serious cooling power, then you’re going to want to check out this new portable air conditioning unit.<p>Called Coolala, not only is it truly portable, …

This incredible optical illusion is blowing people's minds

An unusual optical illusion has left the internet collectively scratching their heads, <b>but can you see why?</b><p>The illusion by Victoria Skye, who has the incredible job title of magical entertainer, has been widely shared on social media.<p>It’s called the Cafe Wall Illusion and may appear to some as if …

Blood from young animals can revitalise old ones

IT WAS one of the oddest experiments in the history of dentistry. In the early 1950s a researcher called Benjamin Kamrin was looking into the causes …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The Fastest Way to Become a Better Outdoorsman? Online Courses

Aim Adventure U is an online school dedicated to teaching people the skills necessary to thrive in the outdoors. Its greatest distinction from other …

Education

Backpackers, You Will Completely Lose It Over These Custom-Made Backpacks

A few days ago, I was deep in the underbelly of the internet, digging through some niche backpacking forum, when I came across a name I’d never seen …

Is Anyone Stealing Your Images Online?

The scare is real!<p>If you aren’t using your own photos, you are potentially opening yourself up for a lawsuit.<p>Conversely, if you are using your own …

The Best Camping Pillows of 2017

<b>Updated May 2017</b><br>Camping season is every season, and we updated this review for the Spring with the addition of a new popular pillow, the <b>Exped REM</b>. It …

Preserved Lemons Are Your New Favorite Condiment

I like to divide my life into two eras: the time before I knew about preserved lemons and the time after I knew about preserved lemons. Unlike fresh …

Food Preservation

A Look at Google’s $20 Photo Book in a Hands-On Review

Expanding into its ever-growing range of products and services, Google is now offering photo books. They’re competitively good value, and in this …

Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading.<p>She wasn't sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a …

Immune System

Google Drive's New Backup Feature Reminded Me I Have No Backup Plan

If you don’t have an offsite cloud storage plan (and you really should), Google’s newest update to its cloud storage service Google Drive is ready to …

How to Get Proper Exposure in Camera

In this video, you'll learn how to use live view in your camera's LCD to find the proper exposure before clicking the shutter.<p>In second part, you'll …

Shutter Speed

Decking Brands You Need to Know About

01 of 10<p>A Guide to Composite Decking Manufacturers and Brands<p>Composite decking is a great alternative to all-wood decking and is made of materials …

Home Improvement

Google App Maker

<b>Pros</b><p>User-friendly. No coding required for basic app creation. Intuitive UI builder with drag-and-drop widgets. Google Drive Tables for simple data …

Adobe launches free document scanning app for Android and iOS

Adobe is getting into the mobile scanning game with a new free iOS and Android app aimed at providing users with high-quality images of physical content they want to capture digitally.<p>It’s called Adobe Scan, and it works similarly to a bunch of other apps already available. Users point their …

Ryobi’s new cooler can keep you and your drinks chilled on hot summer days

Power tool manufacturer Ryobi may have just come up with the best way to beat the heat this summer. The company has introduced a new cooler that will …

Camping

More Android phones than ever are covertly listening for inaudible sounds in ads | Ars Technica

Your Android phone may be listening to ultrasonic ad beacons without your knowledge.<p>Almost a year after app developer SilverPush vowed to kill its …

Apps

Outdoorsman, Get a Monthly Gear-Up with Cairn Subscription Box

Getting into the outdoors is often as simple as lacing up your favorite running shoes and hitting the closest trail.<p>However, when you are ready to …

Exif is a clever tool that stops people from stealing your photos

(No, not that EXIF)<p>Image piracy has always been a major problem on the web. But a smart new tool called Exif — no, not <i>that</i> EXIF, which stands for Exchangeable Image File and refers to the data that gets embedded into an image — aims to solve it by borrowing the sharing behavior popularized by video …

Tutorials

REI gives campers another reason to leave the ground for the trees

Anytime's a good time to relax in a hammock, but the present is also a pretty good time to be selling hammocks. In September 2015, market analytics …

Camping

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Ice Age