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Man gets his testicle stuck in an IKEA chair, predictably complains on Facebook

A man in Norway just topped all your Ikea desk assembly war stories for a lifetime.<p>Claus Jørstad, 45, wrote a lengthy complaint on the Ikea Norway …

8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

Self-improvement

The world's going to need 50% more food by 2050

No longer would they be able to offer an all-you-can-eat buffet with all the fixings of a Thanksgiving feast. Rather, they'd replace it with an all-you-can-drink smoothie bar with tasty protein options.<p>The reason: massive food shortages.<p>Clearly Golden Corral didn't release such a report, but the …

Agriculture

Microsoft is helping people build iPhone and Android apps, for free

At today's Microsoft Build event Microsoft cloud boss Scott Guthrie shared the company's master plan for Xamarin. And judging from the applause, that plan has developers very hyped.<p>The short version is that Xamarin is now integrated with Microsoft's mega-popular Visual Studio, the software that …

Apps
The Brain
The Brain

How to Create RSS Feeds for Google Search Results

Google Alerts, you probably know this, offer an easy way for you to create RSS feeds from the Google search results of any query. This is a good …

RSS Readers

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Find the Person Behind an Email Address

You have received an email from a person with whom you have never interacted earlier and thus, before you take the conversation forward, you would …

Image Search

The internet is desperately trying to solve this disturbing puzzle that was hidden inside a CD mailed from Poland

The internet loves creepy puzzles with occult overtones — and now a new one is spreading through message boards and social media.<p>The sleuthing began when Johny from GadgetZZ.com allegedly received an anonymous CD in the mail from Poland. Stored on the CD was a black-and-white video of a man dressed …

Internet

Cologne: How to Buy and Wear Fragrances | The Art of Manliness

On my recent trip to Atlanta I was the last person to board my plane.<p>I asked the stewardess if I could check my bag, and as she reached over to grab …

Beauty

Google's vision of self-driving cars is wrong, says MIT professor

Technically Incorrect: MIT's David Mindell says NASA moon missions weren't self-driving, so why should cars be? He describes handing over power to an "opaque" corporation like Google very troubling.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our …

Air Traffic

Billy the Kid photo bought for $2 could be sold for $5 million

Only the second known photograph of the Wild West gunslinger posing while playing croquet could fetch $5 million (£3.3 million) at auction<p>Billy the Kid, the Wild West gunslinger, is usually associated with a Colt single action 44, not the genteel English elegance of a varnished oak croquet …

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

Work-life Balance

Giant, ancient viruses are thawing out in Siberia — and they're changing everything we thought we knew about them

Melting ice in the Arctic circle has been thawing out some gigantic ancient viruses.<p>Last month, researchers announced they were studying a 30,000-year-old giant virus called <i>Mollivirus sibericum</i> that they found in melted Siberian permafrost. The virus was functional and able to infect amoeba.<p>This …

Biology

The 20 most generous people in the world

Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: "No man can become rich without himself enriching others," he said. "The man who dies rich dies disgraced."<p>Scores of the world's wealthiest people have taken to his philosophy, donating their riches to …

Bill Gates

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power

In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in an year.<p>To put that in numbers, from the US Department of Energy:<p><b>Each hour 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth</b>. That's 430 with 18 zeroes after it!<p>In …

Renewable Energy

The Best Google Font Combinations That Look Good Together

Whether you are creating a website, writing your resume or designing a presentation, the fonts or typeface you choose can make a notable difference. …

Typography

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Astronomy

Are You Ready To Subscribe To A Netflix For Learning? Curious.com Thinks You Are

The next time you get bored with watching whatever’s rotting your brain on your television or your iPhone, you’ll have a healthier alternative: educational courses.<p>Don’t laugh. And no, we’re not talking about <i>America’s Test Kitchen</i> or <i>This Old House</i> on PBS, but video courses on everything from …

Golden State Warriors

5 ways digital currencies will change the world

When I look at digital money, I see a revolutionary technology that allows people or institutions to transfer funds instantly, securely and without a …

Stanford Graduate School of Business

The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

Outlook. Yes, Outlook.<p>Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and years, however the experience of using them together has never been particularly …

Apps

30 Exquisite Examples of Black and Gold Business Cards

Black and gold. A color combination for the ages. It hearkens back to that most elemental; most human search for the warm glow of shining ore against …

6 Startup Markets to Stay Away from

When markets become popular, investors become skittish. As soon as an industry becomes a trendy or popular place for startups, many venture capitalists and investment companies look for a different place to spend their money.<p>As an example of this consider the startup Uber, a ridesharing service. …

Startups

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Every Day

It’s really easy to let your ventures take up all your time, and a work-life balance can be a huge challenge for entrepreneurs. However, taking it one day at a time and making small shifts is much more achievable than huge, life-altering changes.<p>There are many step entrepreneurs can commit to do …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon Is Making It Easier to Publish Your Own Kindle Textbooks

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Textbooks

How To Use A Map And Compass

This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate …

Would you wait 14 years for a restaurant booking?

Prepare to get acquainted with the hold tone; these are the toughest restaurants in the world to get a reservation<p>Do you loathe the trend for "no-reservations" restaurants? When you read about the length of the waiting lists at the following places your attitude may change.<p>Better an hour at the bar …

Hospitality