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The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

<i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p><i>Credit: Courtesy of Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called <i>198: How I Ran Out of Countries</i>. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Articles about simple tips and tricks burglar proofing your home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Burglary borrows equally from the skill sets of a technical science and theatrical improv; it follows careful rules yet just as...<p>All of us have heard that the real estate market is "bad" right now. However, what is bad for sellers is often good for buyers.<p>Spring is coming and home improvements are …

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Colorful ‘Ojo de Dios’ Celebrate the Art of Handwoven Mandalas

Artist Jay Mohler meticulously weaves together strands of colorful yarn to assemble mandalas known as <i>Ojos de Dios.</i> “Ojo de Dios, or the plural, Ojos de Dios, which is Spanish for Eye of God or Eyes of God, were a popular folk art in the American Southwest during the 1970's, and I sold many hundreds …

Art

11 Gorgeous Literary Tattoos for Book Lovers

One of the best things about tattoos, from traditional to abstract, is that no matter what the style, you can pretty much always count on beautiful imagery. But, while a picture’s worth a thousand words, sometimes words just do it best. Here are some booky beauties that take a cue from some of our …

8 Questions To Ask If You Want To Change Your Life

How much do you know about the deepest parts of you? Sure, you know your likes and dislikes, but what about the complex landscape of your heart? …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Lady in Red: A Woodland Chicken Coop with Charm to Spare

In a sunny woodland clearing with a backdrop of redwoods and ferns, the chicken coop that Chiquita and Bob Woodard built in their Mill Valley, …

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Research

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

Look, feel, and stay young<p>The latest science on the muscle-building, brain-enhancing, wrinkle-erasing, heart-strengthening, bone-protecting, immunity-boosting, and inflammation-fighting foods you should be eating every day.<p><b>1. Almonds</b>These energy-rich snacks lower bad cholesterol, thanks to plant …

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana May Be Heading to iOS and Android

Microsoft is beefing up "Cortana", its virtual voice assistant found in its line of Windows Phones, with plans to provide her contextual reminders and various other features on iOS and Android devices later this year, according to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Announced for Windows 10 desktops earlier this year, …

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Apple Watch will eventually replace your car keys

During his whirlwind tour of the Middle East and Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been leaving little breadcrumbs of Apple Watch revelations.<p>There was the confirmation that the Watch will be showerproof in Germany, and now Cook has said it will eventually replace your car keys.<p>Cook was greeted with a …

Apple Watch

This might be the most gorgeous Google-powered smartwatch yet

The Huawei Watch looks more like a timepiece that a gadget, and Huawei said it worked with watchmakers on the gadget's design. The watch itself is made of more than 130 components and comes in gold, silver, and black.<p>It has a round screen like the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R. Huawei is also calling …

Wearable Tech

This could be the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet

It looks like Huawei is taking smartwatches very seriously. As spotted by <i>Droid Life</i>, two official promo videos for the "Huawei Watch" have accidentally been set live on YouTube ahead of the device's likely announcement tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Before the videos were …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Childbirth

Table of Contents: Living Small

Living small doesn’t mean you can’t live large. This week we’ll make the most of tiny gardens, with a sneak peek at Ikea’s new summer collection for …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs , and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

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Solving L.A.’s Water Problems By Turning It Into A Giant Sponge

Right now, the city is set up to get water from formerly snow-filled mountains that are warming up.<p>“We’re not designed for rain in the west,” says …

Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

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The "Almost-Unbelievable Total Kitchen Renovation for 5k" Makeover

<b>Project by:</b> Amber <b><br>Location:</b> Belton, South Carolina<p>After dreaming of this foreclosure for years, it finally became ours two years ago. But when we …

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10 Powerful Ideas that Will Change the Way You Work

<i>“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the</i> …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Top 10 Reasons it Shatters the Supercar Category

Even in the Golden Age of Automobiles we’re currently enjoying it’s rare for one car to get so many things so right. Yes, cars are better than ever, and not just in terms of performance or efficiency or safety or technology, but in terms of providing all of those things in a comprehensive package …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Mobile Technology

The Most Creative 404 Error Pages On The Web

But not always. Some companies use their 404 pages to have a bit of fun.<p>We browsed through the blog FourZeroFour to round up some of the best 404 pages on the web.

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Google App for iOS Gains Nest Integration

Following last week's major redesign, the <i>Google</i> app for iOS has seen yet another update today that adds Nest integration. With the over-the-air update, Nest owners can now use the <i>Google</i> app to control their Nest thermostat systems, in addition to the standard <i>Nest</i> app.<p>As detailed by <i>VentureBeat</i>, …

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …