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These Storms Changed History

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Prevent back pain like a pro athlete

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you're a corporate desk jockey or a major league baseball player, chances are you've experienced back pain that impacted job performance. It's one of the most common reasons for missing work, and according to a report recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, more than 80% of us …

How to Remove Stains With Vinegar

“Vinegar is a strong preservative because its acetic acid kills the microbes and bacteria that could cause food to spoil,” says Michael Doyle, …

7 Science Tricks That Will Amaze Your Holiday Guests

Whether you’re looking to entertain your holiday guests or desperate to kill time at a family gathering, there’s always a cool science trick you can …

How to AirDrop files between OS X Yosemite and iOS

In its previous iterations, AirDrop let you quickly and easily share files from one iOS device to another nearby, or between two Macs in close proximity. With OS X 10.10 Yosemite , you can can now use AirDrop to share files between iOS devices and Macs.<p>AirDrop is enabled by default on Yosemite. …

MacBook Pro

Turn A Shoe Box Into A Phone Projector [Video]

Buy some new crocs, gain a mini movie theater.<p>Don’t watch that YouTube clip on a tiny screen—project it onto the wall instead! The picture may not be movie-theater quality, but it improves if the phone is very bright and the room is very dark.<p>Time: 20 minutes<p>Cost: $2<p>Difficulty: Easy<p>Materials<p>• Shoe …

The Ozone Layer Is On The Mend

FTW<p>An international agreement to phase out use of chemicals that damage the ozone layer appears to be working. A new report finds that ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere are down by 10 to 15 percent, and that the ozone layer is by and large getting thicker.<p>The reason is that nations have …

How Auto Mechanics Can Rip You Off, and How to Avoid Being Taken for a Ride

Have you ever gone to an auto repair shop for an oil change, only to have the mechanic say your car needs a new transmission? Has the “check engine” …

3 Steps to Better Pictures – Without Changing a Single Camera Setting

<i>*Author and House of Rose Contributor – Jessica Philippo, from One July Living.</i><p>My very first DSLR was purchased in anticipation of a big family …

Adaptive, Programmable Headlights Cut Through Rain, Illuminate Without Blinding Other Drivers

Each light consists of one million tiny independent beams<p>This is perhaps the only optical illusion you would want to see while you're driving. A team of university engineers has created a vehicle headlight that adjusts itself so that drivers can keep their high beams on even when other cars are …

Mellon

First-Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.<p>A Japanese patient with severe eye disease is set to become the first person to be treated with induced pluripotent stem cells, <i>Nature News</i> reports. Cells of this type have been considered promising for future …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

How Did Members of Congress Get So Wealthy?

The highest net worth on Capitol Hill is nearly $360 million—and that's before you even get to the Rockefeller heir.<p>Congress is rich. How rich? On Monday, <i>Roll Call</i> released its annual analysis of financial-disclosure forms, identifying the 50 richest members of Congress, and this isn’t an easy club …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Levenson Isn't a Racist; He's a Businessman

Well, the pitchforks are already sharpened and the torches lit anyway, so rather than let them go to waste, why not drag another so-called racist …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

How to rip your DVD collection

I've got way too many DVDs in my house. I've been gathering them for years and years: They take up nearly half a wall in my living room, and that's</i> …

Tech Trends

12 Foods That Make You Eat Less

When you’re trying to lose weight, cutting back on the amount you eat is a given—but feeling hungry all the time is one of the major reasons why most …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

Blog – Passion City Church

10 Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Delete Your Accounts: Links and Phone Numbers to 65 Sites and Services

Here’s a list of direct links and phone numbers to 65 popular tech services. Some are harder to quit than others, forcing you to call to speak to a …

A Trip to Lesotho, the 'Kingdom of the Sky'

The Kingdom of Lesotho is situated on a highland plateau entirely within South Africa. The lowest point in the mountainous country is 1,400 meters (4,593 ft) above sea level. It is home to 2.2 million residents, most of them poor, living off the land as farmers. Gathered here are a handful of …

Celebrity Pastors’ Walter White Problem | James Duncan

In the final season of <i>Breaking Bad</i>, Walter White, the chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin, has made more money than he can spend without breaking …

5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …

Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …

How To Have A Happy Family – 7 Tips Backed By Research

<b>1) Having Dinner Together Matters</b><p>Kids who have dinner with their families do better across pretty much every conceivable metric.<p><i>A recent wave of</i> …

5 Ways to Keep Your Passport Safe

If you've had to go get a new passport lately, you have learned (like me) it's no longer the easiest thing to prove that you're you. If you're a …

4 Things to Look for in the Frozen Food Section

When I go grocery shopping with my clients, many assume that we’re going to skip the frozen food section altogether. The truth is, while I’m a huge …

Healthy Eating