Erik O'campo

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17 Gorgeous Marble Looks for Your Dream Kitchen

Move aside, granite. There’s a new stone in town. With its crisp white hue, marble offers a bright and welcoming look that’s both chic and modern. Whether you dream of a simple update to a traditional space with marble backsplash or the ultimate sophisticated kitchen with marble and copper …

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Cool new ways to order your coffee this summer

Ah, the first cup of ice-cold coffee of the summer. It’s funny how those dripping plastic cups have come to signify the change of seasons, just as pumpkin or gingerbread lattes do come fall.<p>But if you’re getting a little bored with your standard-issue, plain-old coffee on ice, you’re not alone. …

Coffee

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Apple CEO Tim Cook tells graduates: Values and justice belong in the workplace

Apple chief executive Tim Cook delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of George Washington University today. His speech spoke directly of justice, injustice, and his optimism that values belong in the workplace.<p>Cook mentioned Martin Luther King, Jr. three times in his address, …

Tim Cook

Trek recalls 1 million bikes, rider paralyzed

Trek Bicycles is recalling nearly 1 million bikes for a safety issue that resulted in one rider becoming paralyzed.<p>The recall involves bikes with a "quick release" lever on the front wheel that can interfere with the disk brakes, causing the wheel to stop turning or separate from the bike frame, …

Europe takes aim at Russia's mighty Gazprom

Brace yourselves for a gas war: Europe is going after Russia's mighty energy firm Gazprom.<p>The European Union has filed antitrust charges against the world's biggest gas producer. It is accusing Gazprom (GZPFY) of using its dominant position to manipulate prices and hinder the free flow of gas …

Russia

Latest shipwreck claims up to 700 migrants on the Mediterranean

The drowning of as many as 700 migrants in the Mediterranean has put the European Union under enormous pressure to confront the human-trafficking crisis only months after a sweeping seaborne rescue campaign was scaled back because of lack of EU financial and moral support.<p>The woefully overloaded …

Dwell

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Wake Up Smarter Each Day

So, the ZZZAM is a smart, connected alarm clock that tracks your sleeping activity. The data that it collects helps in setting the wakeup time, and …

Putin defends Iran missile decision during call-in show

President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia's interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile system to Iran during a marathon TV call-in show with the nation Thursday.<p>Putin scathingly criticized Washington for …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

Time Management

Why the Cheryl birthday problem turned into the maths version of #TheDress

Confused by Albert, Bernard and Cheryl? This is why mathematicians were too

Mathematics

The Long Shadow of Chernobyl - Photographs by Gerd Ludwig | LensCulture

<i>The Chernobyl disaster, more than anything else, opened the possibility of much greater freedom of expression, to the point that the system as we knew it could no longer continue…I must say that I started to think about time in terms of pre-Chernobyl and post-Chernobyl.</i><p>—Mikhail Gorbachev, from the …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

The two newest flagship Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 go on sale April 10. If you're in the market for a new phone, this is a good month to buy.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and</i> …

Greece says it will make €460m bailout repayment to IMF on time

Athens moves to quell fears of a default after a series of contradictory statements by saying it is ready to make the repayment on time on 9 April<p>Senior Greek officials are racing to calm fears that the debt-laden country will fail to make a crucial repayment next week – a move that could push the …

Whimsical Photo Manipulations Offer Lighthearted Perspectives on the Natural World

Using beautiful imagery and editing prowess, graphic artist Anil Saxema's whimsical photo manipulations lend a fresh perspective to our view of the natural world. His work depicts lighthearted scenes of humans and animals interacting in amusing – and often surprising – ways. For instance, a woman …

Art

Five camera tips for the HTC One M9

HTC spent a lot of time with the previous iterations of the One lineup, touting its UltraPixel camera as superior to those in competing devices. With the M9, however, HTC has finally conceded to critics and added a 20-megapixel camera to the device. On top of hardware changes, there are also some …

Mobile Photography

Make No Mistake

Nobody’s perfect… unless they have a Modi-Roller! This cleverly designed white-out pen is a step above the rest with its variable width applicator. …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Knife attack in South Korea may crimp U.S. ambassador's friendly style

Since becoming U.S. ambassador to South Korea last fall, Mark Lippert has been building a reputation as a warm, friendly guy interested in Korean culture: He regularly walks his basset hound, Grigsby, in public and even gave his newborn son a Korean middle name, Sejun.<p>"This is one of the busiest …

Meet Hulk, a 175-Pound Pit Bull and a Lovable Gentle Giant

Meet Hulk, an enormous pit bull that lives in New Hampshire. He's only 18 months old but is already 175 pounds and growing, making him one of the world's largest pit bulls. Hulk is even trained as a professional guard dog by his owners, Marlon and Lisa Grannan. They run Dark Dynasty K9s, which is a …

Philippine cities most at risk from disasters, study shows | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Of the 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards, eight are in the Philippines, according to research which also showed that over half of the 100 cities most exposed to earthquakes, storms and other disasters were found in four Asian nations.<p>A man uses an …

Afghanistan Attack: Suicide Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy in Kabul

KABUL — A suicide car bomber rammed an explosives-laden Toyota Corolla into a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing one person, according to authorities.<p>The NATO-led coalition confirmed that one person died in an attack on a coalition convoy but did not provide further …