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Five Cheap Fitness Apps That Are Better Than Going to the Gym

New Year's resolution time has arrived, and the gym is going to be packed more than ever.<p>Skip driving to the gym and spending $30 per workout class …

Two Roads to Gooey, Stretchy, Extra-Cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>For so many American kids, boxed macaroni and cheese is one of those bedrock foods, as foundational to their identity as hamburgers and pizza. As a result, it has shaped their …

Frightening Face-Off: 10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Determined to win first prize at your local Halloween costume contest? You'll probably <i>really</i> have to get into character, complete with special …

Practice Your Spanish (French Or German) With Duolingo's New Chatbot

Chatbots are all the rage this year as companies in sectors ranging from media to e-commerce jump on the bandwagon and develop AI-powered messaging bots.<p>Language education platform Duolingo, however, says it just launched “what may be the first-ever useful bot.” The Duolingo chatbot for on-demand …

Chatbots

The Weird Number 0.577 Shows Up in Everything

The Euler-Mascheroni constant pops up in a number of places, but nobody's really sure what it is.<p>Mathematics is full of numbers that seem to keep popping up out of nowhere. Take pi, for instance, which appears in pretty much everything.<p>Here's another one: Euler's constant. Also called the …

Mathematics

4 ways to take classes on the cheap

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>With everyone back in school, you might be thinking about going back to college in …

5 cool places in America you can live well on less than $40,000 a year

Slide 1 of 7<p>Housing and health-care costs are on the rise and seniors didn’t get a Social Security cost-of-living increase this year, which means …

We've been using the Gregorian calendar for 434 years. It’s still bizarre.

Today is the 434th anniversary of the introduction of the Gregorian calendar, as a subtle new Google Doodle reminds us.<p>Back in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII decreed that the 10 days following October 4 <i>simply</i> <i>wouldn’t exist.</i> The next day would be ... October 15. Thereafter, a new calendar would come into …

Johns Hopkins University

20 Cool Connected Tech Products for a Smarter Home

These home gadgets work smarter, not harder.<p>What makes a smart home product? Generally, they're defined by their ability to connect wirelessly, allowing users to interact with them from their smartphones. We've rounded up 20 cool, diverse offerings — from TVs, air conditioners, smoke alarms, and …

Home Automation

Yakima SkyRise Rooftop Tent

The new Yakima SkyRise, which launched last month, is the most utilitarian rooftop tent we’ve seen yet.<p>For one, it’s much easier to attach to your roof than models from Tepui*. Instead of using metal clasps that have to be tightened with a wrench—an awkward process that can take up to 30 …

The Black Friday Mac Bundle offers 10 productivity-boosting apps including Drive Genius 4 for $34.99 (Orig. $533)

If you are in the mood for deals, the Black Friday Mac Bundle should catch your eye. It offers ten premium productivity apps (worth $533) for <b>$34.99</b> via 9to5Toys Specials, just enter coupon code “9TO5BFMB” at checkout to drop the price.<p>The lineup includes big names and little gems. DaisyDisk lets …

Trick Your Brain Into Seeing This Black-and-White Photo In Color

As we learned from an image of a certain dress that took over the Internet earlier this year, our perceptions of color don’t always align with …

11 Brilliant Gifts for the Harry Potter Fan in Your Life

These presents are so magical, they’ll have wizards and Muggles alike crying “<i>Accio</i> gifts!”<p>1. MONSTER BOOK OF MONSTERS REPLICA; $295<p>Sure, this …

Shopping

25 roads that everyone should drive in their lifetime

Some provide incredible views and others are works of art in their own right.<p>From an oceanside cruise in Hawaii to treacherous hairpin turns in the Swiss Alps, these roads prove that sometimes the journey is much more captivating than the destination.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was written by</i> …

A Little Bit Country: Five Southern Sojourns for the Whole Family

As the temperatures go south, consider doing the same: these southern cities are high in temperatures, appeal, and charm.<p>As temperatures start …

5 Cheap Travel Gadgets You Need in Your Carry-On

<i>By Kristen Mitchell for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>When you're prepping for a flight there's a few things you always know to bring: a few magazines or a book to keep you busy, headphones to listen to music or drown out any annoying neighbors and a phone charger. These are crucial, but there is so …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

Teen Invents Headphones That Prevent Hearing Loss

Aegis Acoustics headphones were designed by 16-year-old Kingsley Cheng as a stylish-but-safe way listen to music. “The American Academy of Audiology reports that approximately 12 percent of all children ages 6–19 have noise-induced hearing loss. We’re here to change all that and make listening …

Hearing Loss

It’s possible to make delicious, healthy dinners for less than $2/person. Here’s how

There are many reasons not to make your own dinner: It takes so much time. Seamless is so easy. Pizza is so delicious. But anyone blaming cost will have to find a new excuse.<p>In the cookbook, <i>Good and Cheap</i>, author Leanne Brown makes the case for eating well on a budget—a very slim, $4/day budget to …

We're One Step Closer to a Real Invisibility Cloak

A new nano-material made up of tiny gold bricks can conceal 3D shapes in visible light<p>When it comes to developing a working invisibility cloak, we may not be at Harry Potter level yet, but today's newest breakthrough is nonetheless impressive.<p>A team of researchers led by Xingjie Ni—a nano-engineer …

Engineering

How to Build an Indestructible Time Capsule

Time Capsules

20 Years Ago This Week: A Look Back at 1995

Twenty years ago this week, Microsoft launched its Windows 95 operating system, which would go on to sell tens of millions of copies in its first year alone. At that same time, the 1995 World Aerobic Championships were taking place in San Diego, Michael Jackson participated in his first “online …

Why Childhood Memories Disappear

Most adults can’t remember much of what happened to them before age 3 or so. What happens to the memories formed in those earliest years?<p>My first memory is of the day my brother was born: November 14, 1991. I can remember my father driving my grandparents and me over to the hospital in Highland …

New Jersey

52 Great Wines for $25 or Less

Impress your friends.<p>Looking for the perfect wine for dinner or to take to a party? Our team of experts has come up with bumper crop of …

Watch a Wingsuit Flier Zoom Through a Terrifyingly Tiny Crevice

Threading the needle with your own body<p>Wingsuit videos are the most vivid reminder of the fragility of life, and a great way to feel like you're going to die from the comfort of your computer chair. While we eagerly await the first Oculus games that let you step into, and die in, a virtual …

Extreme Sports