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Facebook Can Recognize You Even If You Cover Your Face

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Best Tours in North America 2015

Travel<p>From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Alaska: Conquering Kenai</b><p>This condensed grand tour of the “last frontier” has you circumnavigating Fox Island by kayak, scouting for puffins and sea lions on a fjord cruise along the rugged coastline, trekking Exit Glacier, and learning how to …

National Parks

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

The Basics of Shooting Better Cityscape Photos

Cityscapes in many ways are similar to landscapes, but instead can combine lots of geometrical shapes and can be a bigger problem when it comes to …

How Much of Your Life Are Your Addictions Costing You?

The fine people at Treatment4Addictions, an online recovery center, have compiled a series of graphs and charts that show exactly how many years of …

Message from Jim Davidson: Drug addiction and how we can help

Well, the headlines in the papers make me look like a Columbian drug lord. The fact is; yes me and my mates (except Franksie) took loads of drugs. We …

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them.

By Emily Badger and<p>Emily Badger<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government, too (for which we don't make them …

Estate Tax

9 Of The Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make At Work

We’ve all heard of (or seen firsthand) people doing some pretty crazy things at work.<p>Truth is, you don’t have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.<p>No matter how talented you are or what you’ve accomplished, there are …

23 Stress Hacks That Will Actually Change Your Life

Easy, breezy, life-changing.

Social Injustice Meets Social Media When Homeless People Read Mean Tweets About Being Homeless

Many of us pass them on the street every day. If you live in a big city, they may even start to just blend into the scenery. A pile of blankets and maybe a hand out in hopes for a spare coin. A new campaign for Canadian nonprofit Raising the Roof aims to bring some humanity to the more than 235,000 …

An Amsterdam Coke Dealer Explains the Economics of Addiction

"I stop tourists from only using drugs on their holiday by selling them fake shit."<p>For months now, signs around Amsterdam have been warning passersby to "ignore street dealers." Apparently, someone has been selling white heroin as cocaine, so far causing three British tourists to die from …

Clever and fun cartoon graffiti interacts with the street

Obama Grants Early Release To Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Pot

Francis Darrell Hayden, a man who was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars in 2002 will instead be freed in late July, thanks to a …

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

Mexican officials release video of drug bust on the Pacific coast<p>50,000 passengers expected to be affected by airline strike<p>Trump doubles tariffs on …

Gaza Man Tricked Into Selling Banksy Mural for $175

A Gazan man says he was tricked into selling a valuable artwork by British artist Banksy to a local man for $175.<p>Banksy’s artworks have sold for up …

Why missing a night of sleep can damage your IQ

<b>London (CNN) —</b> From Napoleon Bonaparte and Margaret Thatcher to Twitter founder and Square, Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, many successful leaders have claimed they only need 4-5 hours of precious sleep a night. They seem wired differently and shame the rest of us for craving …

Sleep

Judge rules Navy underestimated threat to marine mammals from sonar

A federal judge has ruled in favor of environmentalists who assert the Navy has vastly underestimated the threat to marine mammals posed by its use of sonar and explosives during training off Southern California and Hawaii.<p>U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway in Hawaii ruled Tuesday that the …

13 Motivational Quotes For All You Procrastinators

You meant to start that big project today. Really, you did. But somehow between your Twitter feed and that impromptu Netflix marathon, today rolled by and you're no closer to your goals.<p>Procrastination happens to everybody. Sometimes, you just need that little kick in the butt -- and sometimes, …

Motivation

5 Steps To Free Your Mind Of Toxic Emotions

I've been meditating for many years, but there are still days when I feel like it's something I just need to check off my to-do list.<p>There's a voice …

Satire: Disgruntled Pixel Peepers Say Canon 5DS Still Not Enough

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 – A 37-year-old man has criticized Canon’s latest DSLR, the 5DS, for not having enough pixels, even though it has more …

Google Drive Now Gives You Access to Your Google+ Photos

Google is planning to separate its photo services from Google+ to make it a standalone offering, and we’re starting to see some shifts in service …

Use CamelCamelCamel to Hunt for the Best Camera Gear Prices on Amazon

One of the tricky things about online shopping is the price fluctuation that happens for products. The price you see today may not be around when you …

A TEDx Talk by TED’s Photographer on Finding Photos Right Before Your Eyes

Several times a year, Portland-based photographer Duncan Davidson is called upon by TED to shoot portraits of the notable speakers while they’re …

POY Latam contest, showcasing Latin American photographers’ work, now open

POY Latam was created to showcase documentary and art photography created by Latin American photographers. The competition was dreamt up by Loup Langton and Pablo Corral Vega in 2010 to “promote and celebrate excellence in Latin American visual storytelling” and has grown to be the largest and most …

4 uncomfortable truths about traveling as a woman in India

1. On average, 93 women are raped every day.<p>According to the <i>Times of India</i>, 93 women are raped every single day in India — that’s 33,945 per year. …

6 Obstacles Keeping You From Pursuing Your Passion (and How to Overcome Them)

You have something to say — a story to tell, emotions to stir, imaginations to captivate. But there are obstacles that stand in the way of your …

Creative Work

Seven Signs Your Boss Is A Weak Manager

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a big fan of yours and a student of human behavior, like you! I am interested in your opinion on the question ‘What makes a strong leader?’ At my job, I see managers who are very on top of things and have everything under control, and others who seem to be flying by the seat of their …