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How you strike a selfie pose says a lot about you

Before smartphones and social media, there was one way to look in a photo. Portraits today look like satire turned horrible reality<p>Before Facebook, before Instagram, before cell phones with cameras, there was pretty much one way to be in a photo: drag a smile across your face, throw a "V-sign" if …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Austria

Breastfeeding won't seem normal until we see more pictures of it

From cliched poses to Facebook bans, society has a problem with realistic images of breastfeeding and postpartum bodies<p>You would have had to have been living in a cave not to have noticed the increased interest in celebrity mums in the media over the last decade. From judgmental and vicious attacks …

Microsoft Hints At Cross-Platform Opportunities Between Xbox One And PC

It’s a simple question. Why can’t PC and console players play against each other if both own the same game? The answer of course, is quite complex.<p>Despite being a requested feature by gamers for years, the technical side of making this happen is a lot of work, and the differences in control schemes …

Fall Fun in Munich: Oktoberfest, Nightlife, and Music Festivals

The autumn season offers a variety of exciting things to do in Munich, the third-largest city in Germany. Activities can range from enjoying the superb nightlife to taking a bike tour of the city. The coming of fall also means the approach of the long-anticipated Oktoberfest, as well as the Munich …

European Travel

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Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

In a blog post, Xbox chief Don Mattrick says Microsoft heard the outcry from gamers and changed the much-derided policies.<p>Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game …

Xbox

Statistical Proof That LeBron James Is Better Without His Headband

With 9 minutes left LeBron had his signature headband ripped off on a put-back dunk.<p>LeBron went on to play the final 14 minutes without his headband. While he looked remarkably strange, his game went to a new level. He finished with 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds.<p>Here's the breakdown of his …

Lebron James

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

After Six Years of Bloodshed, Mexico's Drug War Shows Little Sign of Waning

The horrors of daily life with the cartels.<p>It was roughly 8 a.m., on Jan. 3, 2007. Mexican President Felipe Calderon had just landed at the airport in Uruapan, in the central state of Michoacan. He had come to check on the troops involved in counter-drug operations, to give them a morale boost; …

Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

Caribbean

Elon Musk Conceives New 'Hyperloop' Transportation System: Neither Plane, Train, Boat Nor Car. Is it ET3?

Last year at an event in Los Angeles, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed he'd come up with the idea for an entirely new form of transportation. He called …

Elon Musk

Two College Kids Made The Best Science Fiction Game Of The Year

*So far.<p>It's getting harder and harder to find reasons to play the $60 mediocrities foisted upon consumers by big gaming when titles as polished, as thoughtful, as haunting, and as cheap as Facepalm Games' <i>The Swapper</i> keep surfacing. Released today on Steam, the latest Finnish gem (after April's</i> …

Thinner Than MacBook Air, The New Razer Blade Wants To Be 'The 4th Gaming Console'

While Intel‘s HD 4600 integrated graphics in Haswell will raise the bar for what ultrabooks are capable of, discrete GPUs will always reign supreme for gaming enthusiasts. Thinness is an expected staple in the gadget world, but gaming laptops have traditionally sacrificed power for pounds. That …

Why Houston Is America's #1 Job Creator

It dominated the recession, crushed the recovery, and in a new analysis of jobs recovered since the downturn, its largest city stands apart as the most powerful job engine in the country -- by far.<p>The ten largest metros have recovered 98 percent of the jobs lost during the recession, on average. …

Oil

15 Extravagant Milky Way Pictures

When the sun sets and darkness takes over, the night sky becomes an entirely new world. It becomes filled with many beautiful and extravagant …

NFL POWER RANKINGS: Here's Where Every Team Stands With Three Months To Go

Get excited!<p>We took into consideration NFL Draft grades, DVOA (an advanced stat from Football Outsiders), and major free agency moves and came up with the very first power ranking of the season.

Football (U.S.)

In Search of Pura Vida: The Magic of Costa Rica

<i>A simple breakfast and stunning view at Nayara Hotel.</i><p><i>Pura</i> <i>vida</i> is a simple phrase that means "pure life." It is a greeting heard as frequently as "hello" -- on every street corner, restaurant and even home in Costa Rica. At the beginning of my travels to La Fortuna de San Carlos in the La Ajuela …

Central America

As 'The Office' Closes Its Doors, Management Lessons From The World's Best Boss, Michael Scott

After 9 years “The Office” is closing its doors, with its last episode slated for this Thursday, May 16. During those years, with his own unique brand of comic genius Michael Scott gave us a new fun-house lens through which to view management. In that spirit, here are five management lessons …

Xbox 720 Destiny teaser images head to Earth’s moon

The game developer group known as Bungie have revealed several screenshot images of their upcoming top-tier title for Microsoft and Sony’s …