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5 Things You Should Be Doing This Winter For Healthy, Beautiful Hair

Now that the winter months are upon us and the days are much colder, it's time to start thinking about ways to protect our hair from the damage that the winter elements can cause. Here are five tips that will help you maintain healthy, beautiful hair this season.<p><b>1.</b> One very simple tip is to wear a …

Microsoft considers free versions of Windows Phone and Windows RT to battle Android

Redmond wants to counter Mountain View<p>Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT available free of charge to device makers. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that free future versions are under serious consideration by OS chief Terry Myerson. We …

A New Crop Of Tech Billionaires Just Vowed To Give Most Of Their Money Away

They signed The Giving Pledge , the four-year-old brainchild of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in which the world's wealthiest individuals promise to give away half or more of their money to charity before or after they die.<p>With the seven who signed on today, 128 wealthy families have made this …

Human Rights

Teachers Give Better Grades to More Attractive Students: Study

If you were of a mind to forgive good-looking people for their freakishly good genetic makeup because you figure you got better brains than they did, …

Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

A Line Of Jewelry Inspired By Illicit Drugs

We are craving Designer Drugs: a new line of jewelry from Aroha Silhouettes, designed after the hybrid molecular structures of illicit substances.<p>These wearable vices were inspired by a “fantasy laboratory” where dangerous drugs are turned into glitzy bling. Hailing from New Zealand, designer Tania …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …

YouTube Reveals Its Top 10 Videos of 2013

There are more than 6 billion hours of videos watched on YouTube each month so it’s certainly a barometer of what may be viral or popular in the mainstream. With that, the Google-owned video site is once again releasing its annual list of the top videos and channels of 2013.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in December

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December:</b><p>Ring in 2014 with thousands of your closest friends for <i>three days</i> at <b>Edinburgh</b>‘s <b>Hogmanay</b> (December 30-January 1). Scotland’s biggest New Year’s party …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Americans who say “college isn’t for everyone” never mean their own kids

My brother, a businessman who went to Brown and MIT, and I have a running dinnertime argument. It goes something like this:<p><b>He says:</b><p>The traditional four-year college system in the United States is broken beyond repair. The US should shift toward the German model, in which more high school students …

It’s Almost Impossible To Make Bad Music With This App

The Synthetica app lets you make damn good electronica on your phone, thanks to stellar interaction design.<p>I find a lot of “interactive music apps” intimidating, because while they may have clever interfaces, the limiting factor on their output is always my own complete lack of musical intuition. I …

21 Songs You've Totally Heard, But Never Knew The Names Of

You've probably heard these tunes on TV or at a ball game, but you never knew what they were called. UNTIL NOW. (Inspired by this Reddit thread.)

Game Controller Lets You Feel The Weight Of Virtual Objects

Closing soon on Kickstarter, the Reactive Grip tricks your muscles into thinking they're in more than just a game.<p>Controller feedback hasn't changed that much since the days of the Nintendo 64: something happens to your on-screen virtual avatar, and the controller rumbles in your hands to alert …

National Science Foundation

The Major Problem With Cheap Electric Cars

Mitsubishi is the latest in a long line of automakers to slash prices on an electric car, the unpronounceable, unfortunately named i-MiEV. The model …

The Biggest Social Network No One Is Talking About: Gamers

The NSA is spying on gamers for the same reason it wants to spy on your Facebook account. It's a clear map of your relationships.<p>The easy reaction to today's revelation in the Guardian that the National Security Agency spied on major games and gaming networks is amusement. Yes, it's innately …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

AT&T, T-Mobile Bring More Chaos To Phone Plans But Should You Care?

T-Mobile’s reign of chaos over the mobile phone industry seems to have no end. Although the carrier itself is only launching a single new plan that few here will likely find very interesting (more on that in a bit), its self-proclaimed “un-carrier” approach is apparently causing fits over at AT&T. …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Amazon reviewers razz $40,000 Samsung TV

Amazon reviewers may never be able to top the epic community art project that evolved out of Tuscan Whole Milk, but they're sure putting in a good try with the feedback they're delivering on the Samsung's UN85S9 85-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV. The massive $39,997.99 set comes with Amazon …

How To Find Out If Your Facebook Friends Hate You

Ever wonder if your frenemies are mutual? Hate With Friends will tell you.<p>So you're Morrissey. You're famously an avowed asexual and you have no use for Bang With Friends, the Facebook app that lets you select which friends you'd like to take to bonertown and only alerts you both if it's mutual. …

Introducing The Double-Chin Face Mask

Photo: Courtesy of Elemis.<p>We love turkey as much as the next carnivore (as evidenced by our hefty Thanksgiving dinner plates), but not so much when …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

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 …

Donald Glover

Dubai’s Futuristic Floating Building by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a towering 21-story property for Dubai featuring the firm's signature futuristic style. The unique design scheme for the <i>Opus Office Tower</i> is essentially a cube with a large void in the center, splitting the building into two structures. They are connected by an …

Architecture

NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide

<i>The Washington Post</i> has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. The paper is reporting that the NSA is currently collecting contact lists from email and instant message services from users worldwide — and Americans are among those whose data is being harvested.<p>The …

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