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The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …


10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

You've Got to See What's Inside These Cakes

A surprise inside.<p>Don't judge a book by its cover... Or a cake by its icing. This article originally appeared on

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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The Most Romantic Getaways Under $100

Budget romantic vacations<p>Even when visiting the world's most romantic destinations, the cost of lodging doesn't have to break the bank.

It's a Long Way to the Top: Glossary of Ski Lifts

Going downhill is the really fun part of skiing, but the uphill part of the equation makes more vertical feet downhill possible.<p>While chairlifts may be the classic type of ski lift, they are just one way to get high. (Enter quip about Colorado and Washington's laws here.) Here's a rundown of the …

Planes Get Too Close For Comfort On St. Maarten Beach

It's a scene you don't normally see on the beach -- airplanes coming towards land almost directly on top of sunbathers, with tourists and locals alike occasionally diving out of the way of the jumbo jets.<p>But at Maho Beach on St. Maarten, close encounters with planes and people are almost an <i>hourly</i> …

Clay Aiken Sells North Carolina Home

The "American Idol" alum and Congressional candidate sold the property for $1.59 million.<p><i>Getty Images/Variety</i><p>Clay Aiken, the "American Idol" runner-up and current candidate from North Carolina's second Congressional district, has quietly sold his four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 9,392-square-foot home …

Watch Day And Night Unfold At The Same Time In This Trippy Video Of Boston

This is wild.<p>A new video from photographer Julian Tryba puts Boston in a whole new light, transforming the cityscape into beautiful bursts of pink, blue and yellow as day and night unfold simultaneously. Tryba calls the editing technique used to achieve this effect "layer lapse."<p>In traditional …