Eric Decker

179 Flips | 25 Magazines | 2 Likes | 49 Following | 49 Followers | @ericwdecker | Transplant from the humid south to the frigid midwest...(Chicago). Degree in studio art (printmaking), avid photographer, bicyclist and father.

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Do These 4 Things and You'll Lose Your Belly Fat Forever

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Diet Tips<p>How Do I Lose My Belly Fat?<p>Do These 4 Things and You'll Lose Your Belly Fat Forever<p>Shares<p>If your belly is where you …

Homemade Crème Fraiche – Nobody's Ever Made it Just Once

Crème fraiche is French for "fresh cream," which makes it one of the most ironically named foods ever, since it's made by leaving cream out in a warm …

HugeDomains.com - Newspiracy.com is for sale (Newspiracy)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …

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13 Tips for Writing a Novel

Writing is one of the greatest forms of communication. It brings people of different eras, countries, and languages together. It reveals the bonds that unite humanity and expresses the universal plights and pleasures of the human condition.<p>For me, completing a final chapter heralds the last few …

Are Two Giant Black Holes About to Collide?

A flickering quasar may be signaling that the most colossal of cosmic smashups could be just a few years away.<p>A collision between two giant black holes is the most titanic smashup astronomers can imagine. Nobody’s ever seen it happen—but if a new report in <i>Astrophysical Journal Letters</i> is correct, …

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts for first time in more than 40 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted twice in 24 hours, the country's National Geology and Mining Service said early Thursday.<p>The agency said it was evaluating the spectacular nighttime eruption, but indicated it was "stronger than the first one."<p>About 23½ inches (60 centimeters) of ash fell in …

Minimalist steel cabin floats above a rugged slope in Quebec

After you’ve purchased a beautiful plot of land, the last thing you’d want to do is spoil the views with an incongruous house. Architecture firm …

Architecture

Skeleton Found in Italy Cave Yields Oldest Neanderthal DNA

The calcite-encrusted skeleton of an ancient human, still embedded in rock deep inside a cave in Italy, has yielded the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever found.<p>These molecules, which could be up to 170,000 years old, could one day help yield the most complete picture yet of Neanderthal life, researchers …

Archaeology

The simple, free solution to Asia's myopia epidemic

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> It's not just Asia. Around the world, we're becoming collectively more near-sighted.<p>Near-sightedness<b>,</b> or myopia, means nearby objects appear clearly, but those farther away look blurry.<p>The rates of myopia have doubled, even tripled, in most of East Asia over the last 40 years, …

VASIMR Rocket Could Send Humans To Mars In Just 39 Days

A new type of rocket that could send humans to Mars in less than six weeks instead of six months or longer may be one step closer to reality.<p>NASA has selected Texas-based Ad Astra Rocket Company for a round of funding to help develop the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR. …

This Bicycle Travels As Fast As A Car, So You Can Ride On Highways

Hi Lance! Pedal your feet, and this covered three-wheeled vehicle will zoom up to 100 miles per hour.<p>Step inside the Raht Racer, a three-wheeled vehicle that looks a little like a simplified version of the Batmobile, and you’ll start to pedal like you’re riding a bicycle. But as you feed power to …

Here's why musicians have better brains. And it's pretty incredible.

Newer, bigger, and better machines are finding mind-blowing things going on between our ears.<p>When there's music.<p>Here's the deal.<p>When scientists look …

With iOS And Android Plans, Even Cortana Is Part Of Microsoft’s Cross-Platform Strategy

Cortana is bound for both Android and iOS via standalone apps planned for launch after Windows 10 brings the Microsoft virtual assistant to the desktop, according to Reuters. The Android and iOS versions of Cortana serve Microsoft’s larger goal of building more advanced AI features into Cortana, in …

Software

Children rescued from Boko Haram are so traumatized that they forgot their names

NAIROBI -- After years in a Boko Haram camp, the children had forgotten their native language. They couldn’t even remember their names.<p>They just stared past Christopher Fomunyoh when he tried to engage them. It was a rare glimpse at the human toll left by the extremists who have been fighting to …

Terry Pratchett: 50 best quotes

<b>Terry Pratchett, whose science-fantasy Discworld novels are some of the best-selling works in English fiction around the world, died on March 12, 2015, aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett sold more than 85 million books worldwide and was full of wit and wisdom. His final</b> …

74 Essential Books for Your Personal Library: A List Curated by Female Creatives

<i>Public domain image originally taken by George Charles Beresford.</i><p>When Open Culture recently published Jorge Luis Borges’ self-compiled list of 74 …

218: The world's fastest production motorcycle

The minute I saw the Lightning LS-218, I knew I had to ride it. It wasn't just the looks of the thing – although it sure is a beauty. It was the fact …

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5 Surprising Ways Mindfulness Can Change You

In the past few decades, research on meditation and other mindfulness practices has flourished, shedding light on both the way that mindfulness affects the brain and its physical and mental health benefits.<p>Personality scientists are forging new insights about how mindfulness affects human …

Biden: Denying Climate Change 'Like Denying Gravity'

Vice President Joe Biden took a strong stance against climate change deniers in an interview with VICE founder Shane Smith.<p>The interview is part of VICE's documentary series, which airs on HBO and is premiering its third season on Friday. The first episode, titled "Our Rising Oceans," will focus on …

Needle stick-injured Ebola doctor free of virus after vaccination

After receiving an experimental emergency vaccine, a doctor from the US who had received a needle stick injury, and so put at high risk of infection …

Disease

Secret headphone shortcuts: Twelve clicks to control your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

The 3.5mm headphone jack might go away one day, but there's plenty of power there today!While rumors persist the iPhone 7 will go 3.5mm headphone …

CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside | Colossal

<p>What looks like a traditional statue of Buddha dating back to the 11th or 12th century was recently revealed to be quite a bit more. A CT scan and …

Archaeology

18 Chances You Will Not Regret Taking in Life

<b>Trusting your intuition on new opportunities.</b> – Life is too short to wait. Every new day is another chance to change your life. Every great …