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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Turn a spare Android phone into a Google Home

As long as your old phone knows how to do the "OK, Google" thing, all you need is a speaker -- and realistic expectations.<p>There are lots of things you can do with a spare Android phone: keep it as a backup, turn it into a baby monitor and so on.<p>Here's another: turn it into your very own Google Home …

Smart Homes

Bed Nooks: The Architectural Womb We Never Want to Leave

(Image credit: Dwell)<p>What's more exciting than a well-dressed bed? How about a well-dressed bed tucked into a cozy nook? You might have to do a …

San Francisco

'It gave me superpowers': The men who say sexual abstinence changed their lives

A man who gave up masturbation for 700 days says his abstinence gave him "superpowers".<p>He is one of 200,000 men who have joined the "NoFap" online …

Relationships

The Best Magic Cakes on the Internet

Magic cake has been around for a few years now, but in the last week or so the internet has become pretty obsessed with this baking phenomenon. Magic …

Dessert

Is this the KFC secret recipe? Colonel Sanders' nephew accidentally reveals special fried chicken ingredients

The secret to what makes KFC chicken so 'finger lickin' good' may have just been accidentally revealed.<p>Colonel Sanders' nephew apparently let slip …

New York Times

The 25 best destinations for winter sun

16 Apps You Need to Download Before Your Next Flight

Ask a traveler what they think about flying, and you’ll get wildly different opinions, from the geekily excited to the desperately terrified.Now, ask …

Apps

Banana And Date Cake

Step 1<p>Make The Cake Batter<p>Whisk the coconut oil, sugar, syrup, eggs and mashed banana together in a bowl. Fold in flour, raising agent, ginger and …

Dessert

Recommended NIKKOR lenses

Unleashing the full potential of a Nikon camera requires a lens that equals the resolving power within. The NIKKOR lenses are all designed to meet …

12 Old Fashioned Recipes

1<p>It's a traditional steamed pudding from the British Isles... promise! Served with an Earl Grey infused custard it's a proper family favourite and …

Cooking

Chicken Shish Kebab

Recipe: Chicken Shish Kebab<p>Sorted<p>Need a new chicken recipe? These Turkish shish kebabs are delicately spiced, but don't compromise on flavour. Try …

Bread

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Harvard Business School

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

How Real Maple Syrup Gets Made (and Why It's Worth the Price Tag)

Here's how maple syrup is made, from bark to bottle.<p><i>Around these parts, we get pretty excited when the weather starts to slowly warm up, and not just because that means more stuff is in season. It's also sugaring season! Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow, who also happens to be an ex-farmer and</i> …

Hudson Valley

5 Common File Types in Photography and When You Should Use Each One

You’ve spent the last few hours working on the perfect photo shoot and everything went better than you could have possibly imagined. After importing …

Tutorials

Here’s what one year in space does to your body

Want to know how much poop an astronaut produces while spending a year on the International Space Station? It's somewhere around 180 pounds.<p>That fun fact is brought to you by NASA, which just released an infographic breaking down all the numbers surrounding astronaut Scott Kelly's one-year stay on …

Space Science

How to pick the perfect password

<b>Hackers have managed to decode more than 11 million encrypted passwords stolen from the Ashley Madison website, shining fresh light on the importance of password security.</b><p>On Tuesday, the UK government agency GCHQ published new password guidance designed to "improve security, while improving the …

Information Systems

Kill The Password

The password, the chief means of securing access to our most valuable data, has become almost completely useless, no longer even presenting a speed bump for hackers and mischief makers.<p>There are a myriad of problems with the password in the modern computing context. We are no longer signing onto a …

Information Systems

Portraits of Refugees and the Few Things They Fled Home With

Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their war torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, bringing very few possessions …

Prick with a Fork: true confessions of a Melbourne waiter turned food critic

Consider the pizza. A cold and lonely slice orphaned on a clunky white plate, surrounded by the detritus of gluttony – masticated olive pits, half-eaten crusts, a limp crescent of over-marinated capsicum. It’s destined for the bin, you would think, a sign of another satiated customer who crumpled …

Italian Food

5 Ways to Change Your Composition For Better Photos

If there is one thing in photography that every photographer can work on, it’s composition. Like many of the other techniques in photography, your …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

Ginger cake recipe

I love ginger and this cake recipe is the best<p>This recipe is based on a recipe by my great friend April Bloomfield. It was my favourite when I worked for her in New York and she has now shared the recipe in her wonderful book A Girl and Her Pig, which you certainly wouldn’t regret</b> …

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50 Minimalist Bedroom Ideas That Blend Aesthetics With Practicality

The lines between contemporary design and minimalism are becoming more and more blurred with each passing day. Many homeowners and designers seem to …

Classy Spanish Home Enlivens An Urbane Interior With Smart Accent Hues

The trend in contemporary interior design is to keep the backdrop of the room as neutral as possible in order to achieve the most striking visual …