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Nike unveils its first self-lacing sneaker

Forget about slipping out shoes because of loose laces or feeling pressure from too-tight tying when doing those sprints.<p>Nike Inc. has unveiled its first power-lacing sneaker — it allows users to make the fit looser or snugger on the fly by pressing buttons on the side of the shoe.<p>The world's …

10 Sex and the City Secrets You Never Knew

Straight from Sarah Jessica Parker herself.<p>It's been 12 long years since <i>Sex and the City</i> wrapped but we still have so many important questions, like, why the hell did Carrie cheat on Aidan? Were all those cocktails they drank real? And most importantly, will this third film ever happen? Thankfully, …

Beer Review: SweetWater Hash Session Turns Waste Into Want

My bouts of panic and agitation were often side effects of a weirdly specific formula. The first ingredient was a hangover, nerves jangling like a janitor’s key ring. The second element was shopping, particularly at retail behemoths like Ikea or a football field–size grocery store.<p>Strolling endless …

Beer

Top 20 Android apps and games of the month

Discover Auntie’s crooners with BBC Music, track breastfeeding and nappy changes with Glow Baby, and put a VHS camcorder filter over videos, plus play GTA: Liberty City Stories, Final Fantasy XI and more<p>In terms of sheer numbers, Google’s Android has been bigger than Apple’s iOS for some time now – …

Apps

US Army aims to arm soldiers with lasers in 2023

Service says it is "very close" to developing the technology while the Air Force pushes ahead with further trials<p>The prospect of developing laser weapons for soldiers on the battlefield is "very close", according to the US Army, which aims to deploy the weapons in 2023.<p>Addressing a House …

Terry Crews Says He Had a Porn Addiction, and Overcame It

The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star takes to Facebook to say he entered rehab for his affliction, and now he wants to help others<p>Terry Crews was a porn …

Sylvester Stallone

The World's Friendliest Islands

Experience nature at some of this Belize island's wildlife sanctuaries — and then chat with residents. "I made true friends with many locals during …

Pacific Northwest

Tourist's naked dip in Rome fountain angers locals

Councillor disapprovingly posts video of man clambering out of 17th-century Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi to laughter and applause<p>A tourist filmed skinny-dipping in one of Rome’s most famous fountains has triggered anger at the “shameful” treatment of Italy’s cultural heritage.<p>A video posted online on …

Italy

12 lies guidebooks tell you about Trinidad and Tobago

1. Hiking here is a walk in the park.<p>Not quite. If you’re not careful, you may stumble upon a poisonous Fer de Lance snake or someone’s marijuana …

Caribbean

Rita Ora Goes Topless On The Cover Of Lui Magazine

Following in the footsteps of Bad Gal Riri.<p>Rita Ora can't stop, won't stop being letting everybody know how sexy she is. Ora appeared topless in a new spread for <i>Lui</i> magazine this week (shot by Terry Richardson) and yes, it's NSFW.<p>And you thought that Versace dress was racy. Pfft, that's practically …

Samsung's gold Gear S2 smartwatch will soon be available worldwide

Looking for a gold smartwatch that's not Apple-made, and doesn't have the Apple Watch Edition's $10,000+ price? Samsung's Gear S2 Classic New Edition …

11 Things to Know When Filling Out Your Tax Return This Year

Tax season news you can use.<p>Tax season is almost here, and with it comes all the usual issues of paperwork and confusion. But this year might be …

Identity Theft

Stop hurting your engine by idling the car when it's cold out

If you're one of the many drivers who thinks it's important to idle your car — turn it on and let it sit — in these frigid winter months to protect the engine, you've likely fallen victim to a myth that may be doing more harm than good.<p>We spoke with former drag racer Stephen Ciatti— who has a PhD …

Engines

Snow Storm Forecast to Wallop East Coast Takes Shape Over Plains

A colossal winter storm gathered strength over the central United States on Thursday and began moving east, where it was expected to dump heavy snow on at least 15 states, with a bulls eye on the nation's capital.<p>The impact of the storm was daunting: 80 million people were under either a blizzard …

Weather

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …

50. Jumanji

To say the least, 2016 is a far more exciting year than 2015 turned out to be. Yes, there were some stunning high points and a healthy raft of films …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Making a Murderer's Steven Avery Gets 'Fierce' New Defense Team: 'The Killer Is Free'

Steven Avery, whose conviction for a 2005 murder is the center of Netflix’s recent documentary series <i>Making a Murderer</i>, has a new high-profile …

Porsche is Spending $1 Billion on Its New Electric Sports Car

After unveiling its new 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Porsche turned the focus back to an …

Electric Vehicles

Watch This Dad's Hilarious 'Interview' with His 1-Year-Old Daughter

This dad is full of burning questions for his tot, such as "Why don't you financially contribute to the family?" and "Where did you get that food from?"<p>Attention, parents!<p>If you don't already know who La Guardia Cross is, then I'm about to introduce you to your newest hero-slash-obsession.<p>You can …

Star Wars movie release dates calendar

You just saw <i>The Force Awakens</i> and want more next-gen <i>Star Wars</i>. Well, you’re going to get more. A lot more. Regularly and steadily, for many years to …

Can you pick the capital that goes with each of the 30 countries in just 60 seconds? [QUIZ]

Croissant

Poor and uneducated are biologically different to affluent, UCL finds

Scientists at UCL have found that hormone levels of the 'haves' and 'have-nots' are significantly different which could explain health inequalities<p>Poor and uneducated people could be ageing faster, and more vulnerable to disease, because their hormones are out of balance, a new study …

U.S. Crude Decline Continues

The oil markets continued their bear run on Monday with Brent oil, the global benchmark, hitting intraday lows not seen since July 2004, as an expanding global surplus due to high-paced production output sparked fears prices will fall further.<p>Brent was trading down 1.22% at $36.44 a barrel on …

Military

14 things I wish I knew before dating in my 20s

“TRYING TO DATE JORDAN is like trying to lasso jello,” my father once told friends who wanted to set me up. It’s true. The past 10 years have made me …

Relationships

The Best Street Style From Miami's Art Basel

Each year, the fashion and art worlds collide at Art Basel Miami to bask in tropical temperatures and behold some of the best modern and contemporary art in the country. Street style has become an attraction all its own with art lovers, celebrities, and editors traipsing through exhibits in fashion …

Street Style

Colombia to build museum for Spanish galleon discovery, president says

The museum will be built in Cartagena, near where the San Jose shipwreck was found last week 307 years after it sank, President Juan Manuel Santos said<p>Colombia will build a museum to showcase artefacts found in the wreckage of a Spanish galleon discovered near the historic Caribbean port city of …

Archaeology

Tip of the Day: Save Storage Space by Seeing Which Apps Are Data Hoarders

It may seem to you that you haven't added a lot of apps to your device, yet your storage space is quickly dwindling. Part of the reason may be not just the app itself taking up space but also the files and data associated with it. Fortunately,you can find out in Settings how much space is being …

Apps

This Muffuletta Dip Is The One Recipe You Need To Make This Weekend

Mortadella, salami, mozzarella, ham and provolone are just some of the reasons we love the classic New Orleans sandwich, the Muffuletta. The olive salad and sheer size of the thing give us even more reason to dream about this beast of a sandwich. But sometimes, a sandwich is just too much. And when …

Cooking