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8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

Recipe: Charred Nectarine Tart

This Oat Crust Tart with Zested Crème Patissiere & Charred Nectarines is a real show stopper and the perfect dish to end an amazing dinner party on. …

Baking

Peach Fool In A Mug

Step 1<p>Blitz The Peaches<p>Open and drain the peaches. Blitz them to a purée with a shot of elderflower cordial.<p>Step 2<p>Whisk Together<p>Whisk the yoghurt, …

Vivo X7 images, specs, and software leak ahead of launch

Vivo, the sister brand of Oppo and OnePlus, is quietly raking in sales. While far from well-known outside of China, Vivo managed to rank fifth in global sales in the first quarter of 2016, outranking Lenovo, LG, Xiaomi and other more established brands.<p>It’s obvious that Vivo’s strategy is working, …

This Weirdly Simple Glitch Will Make Your iPhone Feel Much Faster

The iPhone, especially the latest and greatest iPhone 6s, is an incredibly fast machine. But unless you jailbreak your iPhone, you don’t really …

Articles about miami oasis pays homage floridas rich architectural heritage on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.<p>Following a diagram of the sun's path during the summer solstice, this three-story extension is the star of restaurateur and chef...<p>Cathy Leff takes to the road (and sidewalk) to lead us on an …

Baton Rouge

5 Quick and Simple Lightroom Edits to make your Images Pop

Since its original release, Adobe’s Lightroom has grown into perhaps one of the best tools a photographer can use. Initially designed as an image …

22 Poached Egg Recipes for Any Meal

Perfect your poach with these great-anytime recipes.<p><b>When isn't a poached egg appropriate?</b> We can't think of a single time we don't want one, from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. If that's how you feel, here are 22 ways to use them to make any meal a little better.

Cooking

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

The World's Best-Designed Hotels 2015

This stately barrier-island resort has hosted a few <i>Downton Abbey</i>-themed weekends, and no wonder: Even if the exterior of the main building is …

Amazing Places You Can Stay Around The World For Less Than $50 A Night

You live to travel. But damn, it's expensive. And since you'll probably bust your budget on overpriced airfare and some kind of Fiat rental, that doesn't leave much to spare for a killer suite.<p>Thankfully, there are places all around the world you can stay for about $50 a night. We've rounded up the …

Swimming Pools

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

10 Extraordinary Travel Photos by Roger Stonehouse

Authentic, vivid, raw travel photography that captures the essence of a place without sugarcoating it is more difficult to come by than you might think, but Roger Stonehouse has mastered the art.<p>His photos--including his very popular 'Punk and Monk' image of a young monk and his friend (possibly …

Photography

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

These 10 Movies Just May Be The Most Beautiful Ever

The 10-minute treatise from Cinefix offers a well-considered collection of films, drawing from a wide variety of styles and eras. Black-and-white …

Filmmaking

Europe's troubles go way beyond Greece: Next up, Italy

After weeks of drama, it looks like Greece will stay in the eurozone, at least for now.<p>That’s despite the fact that Greece’s prime minister has said …

Emma Stone says Aloha casting taught her about whitewashing in Hollywood

Emma Stone’s casting as Allison Ng, a character of Hawaiian and Asian heritage, in Cameron Crowe’s latest romantic comedy Aloha, received its fair share of criticism when the film opened in May. Crowe went so far as to apologize “to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice” in a …

As Acquisition Rumors Swirl, Free Mobile Service FreedomPop Goes Live In The UK

FreedomPop, the mobile carrier that gives away mobile, data and text services and upsells users on other services, is today announcing its first international launch outside of the U.S. The company is opening up for business in the UK as a SIM-only service — meaning no phones, initially, just the …

27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

21 Impossibly Delicious Ways To Eat Avocado For Dinner

End your day with an avocado-stuffed burger.

How to Grow Your Own Ginger and Garlic

Food and gardening just naturally go hand-in-hand. We need healthy, hopefully delicious food to eat since all of us Green Monsters are out there …

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

Hacking

Firewood drying kiln run with biomass boiler, and providing home heating.

FlyKly electric bike wheel makes riding a bike feel like the wind’s at your back

Jumping on the bicycle, I was told to watch out: As soon I started to pedal, it would feel like I’d been pushed forward by a big gust of wind. So don’t be surprised, they said.<p>Good advice. While it maybe wasn’t quite like the wind, it was true — the bike, powered by the new removable “smart” wheel …

Electric Bikes

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14 Things I Have Learned From Being a Photographer

I am not at the top. I’m not even skating the middle, but I have been doing this photography thing for a while, and there are some things I’ve …

Reflection Perfection: 60 Photos That Show You How It's Done

Capturing beautiful reflections is <b>not as easy as it looks</b>. It takes planning, patience, creativity and sometimes luck to be able to capture that …

Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

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Watch the Mountains Reflect Off Peter Pichler's Northern Italian Houses

Resting just outside of Bolzano in the foothills of the Dolomites Mountains in Northern Italy is<p>Resting just outside of Bolzano in the foothills of …