Cyren Visi

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7 Clever Questions To Ask On A First Date, Because Getting To Know Someone Should Be Fun

When people first meet me, they assume I'm a confident extrovert. But the truth is, I'm actually a super shy, awkward person who's learned how to …

Relationships

Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China

Archaeologists in Yangquan, China, have discovered an octagon-shaped tomb with walls covered in murals that dates back some 700 years, when the …

Murals

20-Minute No-Equipment Total-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Strength training at the gym or taking a class at a fitness studio is great, but sometimes, you just want to get in your workout at home—or on …

Workouts

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

There Is an Absolutely Gigantic Rogue Planet Wandering Our Galactic Neighbourhood

It can teach us so much.<p>There is a very strange object floating around our stellar neighbourhood and it has astronomers intrigued.<p>It's very large, …

Universe

How to Make Your Photos Pop, According to Pro Landscape Photographer Tom Mackie

Pro photographer Tom Mackie gets so many questions about how to make photos “pop,” he decided to do a whole video on the subject, which we have …

Photography

10 Things Mentally Strong People Give Up to Gain Inner Peace

Letting go of certain things can open the door to true contentment in life.<p>Mental strength and inner peace go hand in hand. Mentally strong people are confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way.<p>That's not to say they don't feel pain or that they don't get sad--they experience …

Self-help

Gummy bears are the key to maximizing your workouts (seriously)

Gym rats and total newbies alike know that your hungry muscles need a hearty helping of protein immediately after working out to build back what’s …

Nutrition

Total lunar eclipse 2018: How to watch the July 'blood moon' live

The eclipse will be visible to skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere, but there are also other ways to catch the action live.<p>A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red today, but even if the celestial show isn’t visible from your corner of the world, there are still ways to watch the …

South America

Turn a Good Shot Into a Great One: Essentials of Luminosity Masks

Let's just be honest here, standard HDR photo processing techniques are about as relevant as dial-up Internet these days. There are many other ways …

Tutorials

Never-Before-Seen Structures Have Been Detected in Our Sun's Corona

Ooooooh.<p>Using longer exposures and sophisticated processing techniques, scientists have taken extraordinarily high-fidelity pictures of the Sun's …

Astronomy

8 Tips for Faster Image Editing in Lightroom (AKA the Anti-Editing Tutorial)

If you’re like most serious photographers, you probably spend a lot of time in Lightroom. Maybe too much time. For professional boudoir photographer …

Tutorials

ADHD Drugs Aren't Doing What You Think, Scientists Warn 'Smart Pill' Users

"Young people are using this drug as a performance-enhancing agent."<p>About an hour before any organic chemistry final, there’s usually a student …

The Brain

I've Been to 100 Caribbean Islands—This Is the One I Always Recommend

The Caribbean is synonymous with idyllic white-sand beaches and azure water, but for traveler and journalist Ashlan Cousteau, that's just one of the …

Caribbean

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world... yet

Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away?<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of graphene, a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, …

Graphene

Derms say cold showers have a host of health benefits…if you can stand them

On hot, humid, sticky days, a cool shower sounds pretty appealing, and as it turns out, there are health-related benefits to taking a cold water …

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

How to Shoot Defocused Firework Photos

I’m photographer David Johnson, and in this tutorial I’ll be sharing how I shoot long-exposure photos of defocused fireworks.<p>Gear List<p>Canon EOS 5D …

What the hell? How Jonathan Higbee shoots these impossible street photos

Photographer Jonathan Higbee has a number of projects on the go, but it’s his “Coincidences” collection in particular that’s been winning him many …

Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia

Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness.<p>The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech said in a Facebook post that 30 giant hogweed plants were …

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

Boeing GoFly winners unveil exotic personal flying machines

The jetpack has long been at the forefront of our vision for futuristic personal flying transportation.<p>In 2017, a Boeing-sponsored competition challenged the world to invent a new kind of flying machine though the GoFly Prize, and hundreds of designs flew in. GoFly announced the 10 Phase 1 winners …

Make This Tweak to Your Plank If You Really Want to Transform Your Abs

Planks are one of the best exercises you can do if you're looking to strengthen and sculpt your midsection. If you've already mastered the elbow plank and the side plank, try this variation to really fire up your abs. Here's how to do it:<p>Start face down on the floor resting on your forearms and …

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

How to Get Perfect Color in Photoshop With Just One Click (VIDEO)

Software guru Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE is who we turn to for helpful tutorials on how to better use those all-powerful and often confusing …

Massachusetts Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma, Saying It 'Peddled Falsehoods'

The state of Massachusetts is taking a new step in the fight against the opioid epidemic, filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma that also names the OxyContin maker's executives. The suit alleges the company and 16 of its current and former directors misled doctors and patients about the risks of …

Purdue Pharma

12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power.<p>There are a variety of things a person can do, at any age, to make themselves smarter. And they're easier than you think.<p>One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible and tell …

The Brain

This Hidden iPhone Feature Will Make Your Night-Time Photos Pop

For that ~dreamy~ lewk.

Photo Stacking for Night Photography

Hey guys and gals! If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to learn how to take that noisy night photo and make it a cleaner, brighter, and …