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Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that this is exactly what can happen.<p>Innovation--by definition--includes an element of newness. …

Seagate Technology

8 Ways to Lower the Odds of Being Ticketed When Police Pull You Over

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac's Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town. Here's the inside dope.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Visions of America/Contributor/Getty Images)</i><p>…

You're A Brand: Dressing With Confidence

Confidence-It is among the most important things that we must master in life. It can mean the difference between you and everything you want out of life. It takes confidence to step out of your house in the morning; it takes confidence to look in the mirror and like what you see; it takes …

11 Best Things to Drink with Southern Food

Here, the best things to drink with fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and more classic Southern dishes.<p>In today's Chefs in Conversation video, Hugh …

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

9 Fatty Foods That Could Help You Lose Weight

It’s no secret that fat is making a comeback. Now a new study shows that a low-carb, high-protein, high-fat diet helped subjects lose weight, build …

Propane made with renewable method for the first time

Scientists modify E coli genes to produce gas that can power cars and heat homes<p>A gas which can power cars and heat homes has been made using a renewable process for the first time.<p>Propane, which makes up the bulk component of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), has previously only ever been produced …

Thinking of buying a used police car? Here's how to do it

Back in college I was the house and risk manager for my fraternity. As you can imagine, this was a stressful job, as I was forced to monitor not only the <i>many</i> idiotic whims of my brothers, but the potential impact those ideas had on our frat house.<p>My least-fond memory of those hazy years involved a …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness

Normal's 3D-printed headphones are a great custom fit — but aren't for everyone (review)

New York City-based Normal has a good pitch: With just a few photos, it can 3-D print headphones that are customized for the contours of your ears. And it can do it for far less money than typical custom headphones.<p>Normal is not just some over-ambitious crowdfunding wannabe. The company has raised …

The Best Pizzas in America

Ask the average person who makes the best pizza, or read articles, blogs, and best-of lists by pizza "experts," or wade into online comments, and you'll find that there is a light side and a dark side -- two flavors, if you will -- of Pizza Opinion: The positive, passionate, all-consuming love for …

The man who grew eyes

Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells<p>The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly …

Protect your privacy online with 70% off the VPN Unlimited Premium Plan

Whether you’re working, shopping or socializing online, your Web activity should always be private, secure and safe from hackers and identity thieves. With VPN Unlimited, you can count on total security online, across your devices, and with no compromise on speed or bandwidth.<p>VPN Unlimited lets you …

Amputee hails new prosthetic: 'It's like they've given me my leg back'

Implant attached to bone in pioneering technique that helps prevent infection and discomfort<p>Revolutionary technology at a north London hospital has transformed the lives of amputees taking part in a trial by allowing artificial limbs to be attached directly to their skeleton, giving them feeling …

Gaming is not the most important thing in my life

"What’s your favorite video game?"<p>This is what people ask when they find out what I do. I have a stock answer: <i>Super Mario 64</i>. It's probably not my favorite game, but it satisfies people. It's a game they've heard of and that we all can agree was important. It's one of my favorite games, sure, but …

Is Red Meat Bad for You? Good for You? What Does Science Say?

Will eating burgers and steaks kill you in the end? We reviewed decades of research to find an answer to the question: Is red meat good or bad for you?<p>We know that red meat tastes great, and that's reason enough for us to dig into a medium-rare steak with gusto. But in the last few decades, there's …

The Cheapest Way To Sous Vide At Home Is In A Slow Cooker

There's no more perfect, more accurate way to cook your food than sous vide. It is the cooking method of haute cuisine, after all. That's probably why it's also one of the most expensive ways to prepare a meal. We're talking hundred dollar dinners here.<p>Or, at least, that's the way it used to be.<p>The …

The Hidden Ways Urban Design Segregates The Poor

There’s a name for uncomfortable benches, hard-to-reach parks, and ubiquitous surveillance: disciplinary architecture.<p>A few weeks ago, news emerged that a New York building was planning a separate entrance for residents of its low-income units–“poor doors.” Outrage ensued, but the truth is, urban …

Urban Design

Robin Williams's death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish

News broke today that Robin Williams had passed away, due to apparent suicide following severe depression. As the vast majority of people will likely have already said, this was terribly heart-breaking news. Such an iconic, talented and beloved figure will have no shortage of tributes paid to him …

Eight of the greatest film noirs

I'm Gluten Intolerant... Intolerant

"I'd like to make a reservation, but could you please leave a note for the chef that we have a gluten intolerance?"<p>"Sure. No problem at all."<p>"Are you sure that you'll have things for us to eat?"<p>"It will be no problem. We deal with allergies every day."<p>This is a phone call we deal with more often …

Nutrition

California company reinvents the rotary engine

Addresses shortcomings of past rotaries while promising better power and efficiency.<p>The rotary engine could be on the verge of a revolution.<p>California startup GoTek Energy has received a patent for a new type of motor – one that addresses some of the shortcomings of past rotaries, while promising …

Engineering

Son finds his father's ghost waiting for him in vintage rally game

Chasing spirits.<p>Yahoo! Autos came upon a story that's bound to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.<p>The YouTube channel PBS Game/Show recently took a look at whether video games could provide a spiritual experience. The video's worth a watch if you've spent any time in front of a console, but …

War Veteran

Relive your NES glory days with a gamepad that feels like the real thing

We've ripped apart knock-off gadgets more than a few times, but there are moments where a company's urge to mimic others will pay dividends. Take 8Bitdo's recently released NES30, for example: the Bluetooth gamepad recreates as much of the NES controller's design as possible while still keeping its …

Why I Teach My Kids About Wine

How do you talk to your kids about drinking when they regularly see you enjoying a glass of wine with dinner?<p>Most parents would rather avoid the subject until the tween/teen years. But as a trained sommelier/wine shop owner--and mother to two young boys--I've chosen to face the topic early, through …

Wine

17 Gluten-Free Beers That Actually Taste Good [Updated for 2016!]

Gluten-free beer doesn't have to be bland—it can even be good! Here are 17 brews, from stouts to saisons to IPAs, that are tasty enough for anyone<p>To create beers suited for celiacs, as well as people suffering from gluten sensitivities and dietary restrictions, ingenious brewers have begun …

Gluten-Free