Chris Canlas

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15 Reasons Why You Should Go to Iceland On Your Next Vacation

Consider this your must-see list.<p>There are plenty of practical reasons why Iceland is a great place to travel. You can fly there in less than six hours from the East Coast, the dollar remains strong against the Icelandic krona, and it's an easy layover on your way to Europe. But even if all those …

The Long, Remarkable History of the GIF

Inside the internet's long, doomed quest to replace its most iconic and flawed filetype.<p>November 5, 1999, was Burn All GIFs Day. Had you visited its homepage that Friday, you would have seen the movement's game plan laid out as plainly as its name: "On Burn All GIFs Day, all GIF users will gather …

GIF Animations

How to train like an Olympian – eat loads of peanut butter and listen to robots

Want to be the next Simone Biles or Adam Peaty? You might manage it if you follow the unconventional tactics employed by Rio’s star athletes<p>Skrillex, Springsteen and Southend emo – now that’s what I call an Olympic playlist<p><b>Hire a Catholic missionary as your coach</b><p>Most athletes who want to improve …

Nutrition

David’s Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World’s Most Perfect Statue

Last summer, early in the morning, I stood out in the main square of Florence to watch the tourists come in. It was quiet. A Zamboni-like street cleaner drove its rounds, leaving wet circles on the paving stones. A vendor unpacked tarp-wrapped souvenirs from the back of his white van. When the …

Leonardo Da Vinci

‘I Was an ISIS Jihadist—Until They Arrested and Tortured Me’

A former soldier of the caliphate recounts a story equal parts ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Darkness at Noon.’<p>Abu Omar says he didn’t give a damn about …

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

21 Best Airport Lounges In The World To Relax, Eat and Even Get A Haircut

To be honest, you may want your flight to be delayed.<p>Make these gorgeous spaces a destination on your next trip.

Qatar Airways

Why some people choose to take on their Twitter trolls

For many groups, among them women, people of colour and the LGBTQ community, Twitter can be an endless sink of emotional energy.<p>In just one week, the</i> …

Donald Trump’s Better Half

How Ivanka rose to the top of the Trump clan, became her dad's indispensable adviser and was picked to introduce him at the RNC.<p>Back in 1990, when her parents broke up, a split that spawned hundreds of headlines in the tabloids of New York, Ivanka Trump was eight years old. Her younger brother …

Donald Trump

U.S. Army switching to iPhones because Androids freeze up

The U.S. Army's Special Operations Commands has had enough with using Android phones that constantly freeze up and is switching to iPhones.<p>Apple's …

The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour

A former pro racer has built the drone of his dreams<p>George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. "I was immediately hooked," the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a test pilot for new aircraft. Now 18, he recently …

Drones
Middle East

How to travel with a Wi-Fi-only iPad

Get five travel tips to make the iPad the perfect travel companion.<p>Whether traveling for work or pleasure, the iPad is a perfect travel companion. It's lighter and runs longer than a laptop and springs to life instantly. Plus, its screen is large enough to get work done or enjoy TV shows or movies …

Maps
Media Industry

At Theranos, Many Strategies and Snags

Elizabeth Holmes’s blood-testing ambition has long collided with technological problems<p>The night before a big meeting with a Swiss drug company in 2008, Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes and a colleague sat in a Zurich hotel, sticking their fingers with a lancet.<p>They drew drops of their own …

Theranos