Dominic Thompson

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4 Exercises for Real Posture Improvement

The Posture Experts Are Wrong<p>Any time the subject of posture comes up, it creates the image of a bunch of wanna-be debutantes struggling to learn how …

Workouts

Tip: Death to Super Deep Squats

Parallel is better for strength, power, and pain-free gains. Here's why.<p>Squat Depth Trends<p>I was once a proponent of ass-to-grass (ATG) squats, but …

Where to Stay in Florida's Most Popular Destinations for Every Budget

Is it the Gulf Coast's soft sandy beaches, the Space Mountain roller coaster at Disney World, or the club scene of Miami drawing you to Florida? The …

11 Intriguing Kitchen Backsplashes You've Never Thought Of

What you choose for your backsplash — you know, the thing that covers the wall behind your countertops so it doesn't get all mucky and gross — can …

Kitchens

Here's What Those Weird Black Tubes In The Road Are For

I’ve been thinking about tubes. Specifically, the weird black tubes that you often find stretched across a roadway. What are those tubes for? What …

How to Reap the Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Health claims about the benefits of chia seeds continue to fuel their popularity. Are these claims true?<p>You don't have to rely on rumors for reliable …

A 500-Square-Foot, Unbelievably Beautiful Basement Apartment

<b>Name:</b> Samantha Nobles and her husband Daniel <b><br>Location:</b> Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. <b><br>Size:</b> 500 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2.5 years, renting<p>My husband …

Living Rooms

This bonkers Chinese phone holds as much juice as the average laptop

It’s no secret I’m a little obsessed with obscure Chinese phone brands. As someone largely bored of the iterative nature of Apple and Samsung’s devices, the intriguing and distinct handsets pumped out of Shenzhen’s factories by the truckload have caught my interest.<p>Take, for example, the Blackview …

Gear & Gadgets

The Scientific Reason Why Knuckles Crack Is Not What You'd Expect

Researchers conclude: It's not the sound of popping bubbles.<p>The sweet release of cracking knuckles has always baffled scientists. Over the years, …

University of Alberta

Here's What Happens When Rural Africans Eat an American Diet For 2 Weeks

This is kind of worrying.<p>We all know that a diet heavy in processed foods isn't doing us any favours, but a study from 2015 has provided insight into …

12 Ways to Create a "Bedroom" in a Studio Apartment

(Image credit: Domino)<p>Either by choice or by the vagaries of fate, you have found yourself living in a studio apartment. That's it. Just one room. …

Interior Design

This $2 million SUV is bulletproof and cut like a diamond — look inside

The custom-designed Karlmann King SUV is priced at a whopping $2 million.<p>The car includes luxury features such as Hi-Fi sound, private safes, widescreen TVs, phones, and a refrigerator. It also includes features like a coffee maker and a PlayStation 4 gaming system. For an additional cost, it can …

Coffeemakers

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani has been found to contain tiny plastic particles that you're drinking

When you drink from a plastic bottle of fresh H20, you're sipping more than just water.<p>A new report from Orb Media reveals how major bottled water brands, including Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle and Evian all have tens, hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of microplastic particles floating in their …

Pollution

Google’s Project Fi is the best cellphone plan you’re not using

Google has a solution for everyone who is tired of seeing astronomical cell phone bills at the end of each month. Launched in 2015, Project Fi is an …

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Star Trek

The One Thing You're Doing To Your Eggs That's Making Them *Super* Unhealthy

We know eggs are nothing new. But, judging by the way health and fitness experts seem to have discovered them in a big way lately (and how they’re …

Nutrition

35+ Modern & Unique Lighting Ideas for Your Kitchen

(Image credit: Cup of Jo)<p>No matter what size your kitchen may be, you should put stock in the ability that an unexpected (and super stylish) light …

Interior Design

These are the only 20 items you need in your kitchen

This one goes out to all the ladies who have a zucchini noodler, an avocado slicer, and a pizza pan collecting dust in the back of your cabinet. …

Kitchens

Omega-3s Aren’t So Great For Your Heart After All

Omega-3s were supposed to protect us all from heart disease and other health problems, but it’s taken some time for the evidence to catch up with the …

30 (Mostly Free) Things to Do When You’re Bored

Stuck at home dealing with a bad case of the blahs? Before you let your lethargy get the best of you, remember that boredom is a choice, not a …

Living Rooms

48 Totally Stunning Entryways To Pin Now for Later

While some of us are lucky enough to have a proper entryway at home, most of us are stuck working with a cramped corner or narrow hallway instead of …

Home Decorating

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

Awesome Room Divider Ideas, Even If You Have a Small Space

Open space living in lofts, studios or homes with high ceilings and few walls are very popular. The open architectural look may be gorgeous, but not …

Why are the salaries of a quarter-million federal employees - paid with your tax dollars - a state secret?

Why is the U.S. government withholding salary information on nearly 255,000 employees whose salaries are paid for by American taxpayers?<p>Over the past 11 years, our organization, OpenTheBooks.com, summed up and posted online the salaries and bonus information for nearly every person employed in …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

​Why You Should Never Throw Away Silica Gel Packets

Those tiny little packs of dessicant that come in your new pack of shoes or your vitamins have many uses around your home. Anywhere that moisture is …

Cleaning

$20 Luxuries From Target You Need in Your Life

The long weekend is on the horizon, which means it’s prime time to escape to another city, recharge with a staycation, or just spend extra time with …

Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries.<p>The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, is also expected to reduce the number of people exposed to radiation …

Concussion

The 3 Countries Where Amazon Prime Video Is Beating Netflix

Amazon's video success shows up in its net sales, just as management said all along.<p><b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX) ended 2017 with over 110 million paid …