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5 Ways to Keep Your Passport Safe When Traveling

It's precious cargo, but there are easy ways to avoid losing or damaging your passport. And those pickpockets won't stand a chance.<p>What passports lack in size, they more than make up for in stature. With them, we board planes, trains, and ships, and cross borders (mostly) freely—after all, a U.S. …

Uber’s Latest Justification For Surge Pricing

Uber would not be a reliable service if it didn’t implement surge pricing. Well, at least that’s what Uber is suggesting in its recent case study on surge pricing. Surge pricing is an increase of fare that kicks in when there’s a high demand of Uber ride requests, but not a lot of drivers on the …

The Wearable Device That Could Unlock a New Human Sense

A neuroscientist and his team have created a vest to help deaf people hear through a series of vibrations.<p>In March, the neuroscientist David Eagleman stood on stage to give a TED talk on sensory substitution, the idea of replacing the duties of one sense by using another. He spoke of how little of …

Wearable Tech

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

How WWI made wristwatches happen

In any case, the ladies’ wristwatch, often called a “bracelet watch”, a “montre bracelet”, or a “wristlet”, existed for at least a century, if not …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

How to Use Backlighting for Portraits

Most photographers start shooting with the sun behind them. After all, it’s what many beginning photography books suggest. But, that’s really missing …

How to Read a Histogram

The histogram is a readout of information that tells you things that you won’t necessarily see in the image that you shoot. If you know anything …

Watch How DSLR Shutters Work in 10,000FPS Super Slow Motion

If you want to see the mechanics of how a modern DSLR shutter works, one way to do so is through slow-motion captured with a high-speed camera. …

Videography

JPEG Voodoo: Or, Does JPEG File Size Matter?

Would you say the above photograph has any compression artifacts? Compressed too much, not enough, or just right? What exactly is “just right” …

What Really Happens When You Sleep With Your Makeup On

Prepare for a rude awakening.<p><i>This article was written by Shannon Farrell and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>There’s no shame in admitting it: We’re all guilty of sleeping in our makeup once or twice (or more). Whether the cause was an exhausting work week or a few too many …

Skin Care

8 Foods That Decrease Inflammation and Help You Lose Weight

Because eating these foods is so much easier than counting calories

Nutrition

How To Solve A Rubik's Cube Step By Step

<b>Step 1: White Cross</b> <br>You should be able to complete this step just by playing around with the cube. Make sure that the edges of the cross match the center squares on the adjacent sides.<p><b>Step 2: Finish First Layer</b><p><b>Step 3: Middle Layer</b> <br>You may need to move some middle-layer edge pieces from the top …

Elephant in your lap: Flying in an F-16

<b>Daytona Beach, Florida (CNN) —</b> Upside down, a couple of miles above the Kennedy Space Center, the pale green Florida landscape fills the crystal-clear canopy of the F-16.<p>To the east, a ribbon of sand and a reach of ocean stretch to the horizon.<p>The Air Force jet rolls 45 degrees, stops and repeats …

5 powerful benefits of 'pro-aging' thinking

<b>(CNN) —</b> From magazine covers to billboards, youth is glamorized as the image of beauty and the prime of life. We are inundated with the message that aging is something we should dread and perhaps even fight.<p>You may unquestioningly accept this as a fact of life. You may even laugh about being "over …

Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people, says scientists

Scientists at the University of Washington discovered one in five obese people did not show health problems linked to a poor diet<p>Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people after scientists found some metabolisms appear immune from the impact of an unhealthy diet.<p>Although gaining excess …

'A Most Violent Year' Is A Gripping Take On The American Dream

The film is quite deliberately set in New York City, 1981, allegedly the most brutal year on record for violent crimes in the city. It follows Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac doing his best "Young Al Pacino" impression) and his wife Anna (Jessica Chastain, who is excellent but mostly relegated to the …

'Shark Tank' Entrepreneurs: Here's Why Barbara Corcoran Is Wrong About Rich Kids

The trajectory of Ben and Eric Kusin's pitch in the sixth season of "Shark Tank" changed significantly after they told the investors that their father was the successful co-founder of GameStop and had invested $2 million in their business.<p>"I feel very badly saying this to you, but I, as a matter of …

The Difference Between PPI Vs. DPI, Explained By A Google Designer

DPI. Dots per inch. That’s how many droplets of liquid squeeze into an inch of your printed paper. PPI. Pixels per inch. That’s how many points of light live on an inch of screen. Simple enough, right? But what the heck happens when you want to translate your 1-inch, 72DPI logo to a 27-inch iMac …

Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

Fitness

Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine

The latest declarations from Ukraine's defence minister threaten to provoke fresh Russian anger as the government in the former Soviet state flags its allegiance to the West ever more clearly.<p>Russia denies providing military support to pro-Moscow separatists fighting Ukrainian forces in the east, …

Even if you assume you have the technology and the money to do it, how big should any successor to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider be? Physicists are trying to work it out<p>Somehow, you have to like a paper which contains the phrase<p>Now, let us assume that the effective cross section for the inelastic …

Threshold Theory: How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?

How smart do you have to be to succeed?<p>What about to become a creative genius? Did Picasso and Mozart use superhuman intelligence to create their masterpieces?<p>And similarly...<p>How intelligent do you need to be to become a successful entrepreneur?<br>• How good does your training program need to be to …

7 Simple Techniques for Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a mental state that we can achieve by focusing our awareness on what's occurring in the present. This can be done by learning how to, in a calm and collected way, acknowledge our feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. It can help us become more conscious of our mind, become more …

Changing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Life

The other day my 5-year-old-son was washing his hands, a habit he has gotten into almost obsessively. I felt the need, not sure why, to explain to a friend nearby why he was washing his hands after doing nothing "dirty or germ-filled." I told her that two years ago he had salmonella. Even at 3 my …

New Ebola Treatment Filters Virus Out of the Blood

Battling a virus is all about timing, and Ebola is no exception. Our immune systems are capable of destroying Ebola, but once in the body, the virus …

How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

If it was a snake, it would have bitten us.<p>The secret to stopping a deadly stomach virus may be sitting right there in our guts, scientists reported Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>. Or more specifically, the treatment is in our microbiome — the trillions of bacteria that inconspicuously hang out in …

4 Drug Combinations That Can Be Accidentally Lethal

These common combinations can be accidentally lethal<p>Nearly 28 percent of adults ages 20 to 59 hold multiple drug precriptions at any given time, per CDC data. In some cases, double (or tripling) up is necessary—but the wrong combo could have critical consequences, says epidemiologist Leonard …

Pharma

8 Snappy Beginner Tips for Creating High Quality Digital Images

Digital cameras are capable of producing incredibly high-quality pictures these days. That is only one part of the equation, however. You, the …