Elise Bergin

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Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Who's more popular? Labrador retriever stays No. 1; L.A. loves bulldogs

If it is true that dogs are a reflection of their owners, then Angelenos are short, squat couch potatoes with wrinkled faces, who snore loudly and would rather watch TV than jog on the beach.<p>How could it be that the stout little bulldog, who cannot even swim, is the most popular breed in Los …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

My dad was — and is — a huge <i>Star Trek</i> nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One …

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

Science Fiction

Star Trek’s Mr. Spock: In Pictures

9 Southern Snacks for Binge-Watching House of Cards

From juicy ribs to spicy hush puppies, here are nine Southern foods to make for a weekend with the new President of the United States.<p>South Carolina …

Are women hardwired to love thrillers?

From House of Cards to Gone Girl, thrillers are having a serious moment. Author Rebecca Whitney explains why more women than ever before are looking for an adrenaline-rush to leave them sweaty-palmed on the sofa<p>Thrillers, it seems, are everywhere. They dominate our cinema screens. They jostle for …

Old TV Converted into Fish Tank Resembling Seinfeld's Apartment

Reddit user and avid <i>Seinfeld</i> fan Matt Davidson (a.k.a. matttheman11) decided to pay homage to the classic sitcom by using an old-school TV to build an aquarium resembling Jerry's iconic Upper West Side apartment. According to Davidson, it only took him some basic tools, common sense, and 6-8 hours …

Hot deals ending soon: Extreme Micro Drone 2.0, iOS 8 & Swift Bootcamp, more [Deals]

Hot deals are introduced every day at Cult of Mac Deals.<p>As new ones arrive, older offers must leave. We’ve highlighted 5 such deals that are ending very soon and we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out. Read on to check them out.<p><b><br>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 with Aerial Camera</b><p>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 …

Watch Sophia the Rhodesian Ridgeback Grow from 2 Months to 3 Years Old in 23 Seconds

From an adorable puppy into… well.. a much larger adorable puppy, this short time-lapse by Greg Coffin captures his dog Sophia’s growth from 2 months …

Fans scramble for iPod Classic, the music player Apple killed off

Two months after model discontinued, fans pay up to four times more for last gadgets<p>One of this year’s hottest Christmas presents is no longer available in the shops. Two months after Apple announced the demise of its iPod Classic MP3 player, the model is selling secondhand for up to four times its …

Man Works 7 Years to Complete Incredibly Intricate Maze

It goes without saying that solving a maze and creating one are two totally different things. While this puzzle might take minutes or even hours to solve, drawing its intricacies can take a significantly longer amount of time. Japanese Twitter user @Kya7y recently uploaded photos of her father's …

Could you cope with no internet?

Internet access in North Korea has been partly restored after outages that meant the country’s internet was completely down at one point, with some reports saying problems lasted for 10 hours.<p>As our lives become increasingly digital, 10 hours offline seems inconceivable. But in an age of glitches …

You don’t have a soul: The real science that debunks superstitious charlatans

<b>Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in "Ghost" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>Trust science, not myth: Religious hucksters with claims of immortal souls are lying. Let’s embrace reality<p>Julien Musolino<p>January 25, 2015 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain From Letting Go of Our …

Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen — Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in a …

South Asia

Check out This Man's Badass Beard Sculptures

His motto: "Growing a beard is like growing a baby on your face."<p><b>While on the surface</b>, 30-year-old Isaiah Webb might look like a <i>Portlandia</i> extra, the San Francisco-based Sony employee is in fact the superhero "Incredibeard"—a remarkable man who can shape his facial fuzz into veritable works of art, …

Unexpected Gift Ideas on Etsy

There are certain holiday gifts whose reputations precede them. Sweaters knitted (albeit lovingly) with images of candy canes and reindeer have inspired an entire sub-genre of Christmas party. Children are taught from babyhood to fear the dreaded lump of coal. Fruitcakes are the butt of many a …

People are already making awesome fan art for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Whether or not you were in a theater, we all got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> today. The long-awaited teaser showed off some familiar settings, briefly introduced us to a few new characters, and debuted a cross-shaped lightsaber that has already become both a meme and a source …

Artist Transforms Children's Drawings into Adorable Plush Toys

Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls “softies,” are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up–from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed …

Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home

When people hear that I'm an emergency physician, they often ask, "What's the craziest thing you've ever seen?"<p>TV shows frequently show ER doctors and nurses heroically saving people on the verge of death. Then there are news reports about people abusing the health care system by seeking emergency …

The Co.Design Guide To Black Friday 2014

Two-sided colanders, digital notebooks, inexpensive standing desks: our favorite multifunctional goodies from 2014.<p>Products with just one function are so passe. In 2014, phones are also cameras and bracelets are also sleep trackers. Multifunctional products can save users space and money–why have …

Home Automation

The Story Behind this Powerful Photo of a Black Boy Hugging a White Cop at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the many photos of hate, anger, sadness and sometimes outright destruction that have flooded the media since a grand jury decided not to …

Video: How to Capture Astrophotography Images Without a Star Tracker

In astrophotography, a star tracker is a piece of gear that compensates for the Earth’s rotation so you can take sharp long exposure photographs of …

Bus Converted into Mobile Food Market to Bring Healthy Produce to Neighborhoods in Toronto