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The Best Workout Headphones

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>There are few things more bothersome than being stuck with crappy headphones. Whether it’s arriving at the gym and discovering that I grabbed the pair with only one working earbud or, even worse, …

Consumer Tech

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

Luxury Travel

Nom Nom Truck (San Francisco)

The Nom Nom Truck leverages the street-eater's penchant for classic handheld foods like tacos and those delicious Banh Mi sandwiches of Vietnamese origin. Founded by Jennifer Green and Misa Chien in 2009 with $25,000 of family capital and personal savings, the business has gone to post sales in the …

San Francisco

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

The 10 tastiest insects and bugs in Mexico

Once you get over the <i>ew</i> of eating spicy grasshoppers or a creamy winged-ant salsa, you’ll find some high-protein cuisine that is organic and definitely tasty. Really. For centuries it wasn’t meat that sustained Aztec warriors but protein-rich, fat-free stink bugs, mescal worms and fly eggs. Mexico …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Beauty Tips From 1910: Author's Skin And Hair Advice Is Wacky And Hilarious

We get it. It can be hard to figure out which beauty tips make your face glow and which ones do squat.<p>We stumble along trying out different products …

Watch The ABCs And 123s Come To Life In These Stunning Pop-Up Books

French paper engineer Marion Bataille has released a trilogy of pop-up books exploring the design of letters and numbers. They have to be seen to be believed.<p>There are tons of bad pop-up books out there, content to merely sprong, jut, accordion, or bulge. French paper engineer and children’s book …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Are you a chipper early bird or narcissistic night owl? Find out before the clocks change

Tonia Cowan/The Globe and Mail<p>EARLY BIRDS ARE HAPPIER<p>A study published last year in the journal Emotion found that of more than 700 respondents ranging in age from 17 to 79, those who identified as morning people reported feeling happier and healthier.<p>Tonia Cowan/The Globe and Mail<p>EARLY BIRDS ARE …

Get Access To 43 Gorgeous Wallpapers Hidden In OS X Mavericks

With the release of OS X Mavericks, Apple has hidden away a bunch of gorgeous, high resolution wallpapers in a secret location, which are actually …

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His <i>Urban Romance</i> collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from …

New Portraits by Andrew Salgado | Colossal

<p>Artist Andre Salgado (previously here and here) wows us again with a new body of work completed in the last few months for exhibitions at Le Petite …

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Wildlife

Why Mom and Dad really were harder on the eldest child

Guess what, firstborns? Mom and Dad really were harder on you.<p>But it was all about the strategic payoff.<p>It's the sibling debate that never gets old. The eldest child says to the youngest: You had it so easy. The youngest argues that they never got to do anything. And the middle kid – they just got, …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Study Skills

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global …

Geography

Costco, CFIA issue beef recall over E. coli risk

There's a recall of Kirkland Signature brand organic lean ground beef over potential E. coli contamination.<p>The recall was issued Friday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.<p>This product has been sold from Costco warehouses in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and …

New model of Apple’s proposed spaceship campus reveals new details about the building

New photos from the San Jose Mercury News today reveal additional details about Apple’s new campus, slated to be completed sometime in either 2015 or 2016. A scale model of the planned building was shown to The Mercury News by Apple’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, located at an office on the 175-acre …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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