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Showdown: Austin or Portland or Seattle: Which Hipster Heaven is For You?

Which of the US hipster heavens is for you? Austin or Portland or Seattle? I compare the three to help you make the right choice.

Project Gutenberg

Some of the Latest Books<p>Your browser does not support iframes.<p>Welcome<p><b>Project Gutenberg</b> offers over 56,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, …

Don't want to buy a new iPhone or iPad? Here's how to speed up your old one

Have you owned your iPhone or iPad for a year or so? Is it starting to feel a little sluggish? Here's a tried and tested way to speed up an iPhone or …

17 Examples of British Slang That Are Simply Awesome

British English can often leave non-British English speakers scratching their heads as to what exactly they are talking about. Once you are able to …

Go Ahead and Freak Out — All These Fitness Classes Are Free

Whether you're a devout yogi, a diehard Pilates enthusiast, or a lover of a high-intensity sweat session, studio memberships and drop-in class fees can add up quickly. Fortunately, some of your most beloved brands are ready to pick up the tab for you (whaaaat!?). And while <i>free</i> exercise classes led …

This Life-Changing Hack Will Make Any iPhone Run 10x Faster

And it takes 10 seconds to do.<p>Say goodbye to crashing apps and Safari pages loading at a glacial pace forever. Thanks to Marc Forrest, an IT guru and the web world's new favorite iGuy, the internet has been #blessed with a trick that will clear the random access memory (RAM) on your phone and make …

12 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

This Is What Will Happen When You Eat Avocados Every Day

Nutrition

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.<p>In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body, and …

How to Boil an Egg Perfectly Every Time

Say goodbye to chalky, green yolks.<p>Boiling an egg seems like it should be simple enough—so why are there so many foul-tasting hard-boiled eggs in the world? George Weld and Evan Hanczor, the geniuses behind Egg Restaurant in Brooklyn, are sharing their egg mastery with the world in their …

Scientists have potentially figured out a cooking method to cut calories from rice

While nutritionists used to suggest that those looking to lose weight stay away from fats, newer research points to sugar and starch as the real …

The Gentle Workout That's Proven To Protect Your Memory

In the quest to keep dementia and Alzheimer's out of your future, you're probably already doing what you can to get plently of sleep and exercise, both proven ways to protect your brain. Now a new study offers up one more tool to add to your anti-aging brain plan: gentle yoga.<p>In a study published …

Yoga

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Fitness

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

How To Make Your Phone Your Personal Trainer

Skip the gym, forgo the trainer, and take your fitness game to your smart phone.<p>It's easy to consider fall the perfect time to hide under a chunky knit—but in the interest of good abs and September beach vacations, here are ten fitness apps to keep you in check on-the-go.<p><b>How To Workout With Your</b> …

Fitness

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Blast from the Past: The Daily Show Slams Camera Phones as a Useless Combination

In 2004, <i>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</i> took on a burgeoning technology that they saw as a completely nonsensical mix of two things: the camera …

Pictures of the Week 6.5.14

How to become a typing master with the iOS keyboard

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Unlike the interesting history of Apple’s physical keyboards, the virtual keyboard on iOS does not have much of a tale to …

A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission.<p>Not all wind turbines are alike. While the great majority are large steel towers fixed to the ground, a few are shaped like gliders, kites, and blimps, and move around …

3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Could Speed Up Bone Healing by Nearly 40%

We’ve seen 3D-printed lamps, chairs, houses and even self-replicating 3D printers, but Deniz Karahasin’s mindbending Osteoid cast looks like …

Jigsaw Puzzles

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Packaging Design

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

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Leather Wallet, Men Wallet, Brown wallet, Slim Wallet, card wallet, Minimalist Wallet, Custom wallet Personalized Wallet for mens gift

This mens wallet is hand-cut and hand-stitched from natural leather without use of any machine which gives it a very simple but unique look you will treasure to years to come.<p>If youre the kind of person who doesnt use a big leather wallet but just likes to take credit cards with you when you are …

Charged: Lucy McRae

If Lady Gaga were to give up the music and focus solely on design she might look a lot like Lucy McRae, whose artistic biotech-tinged productions make today's wearable technology look like candy bracelets. The self-proclaimed "body architect's" creations include the Swallowable Parfum, an edible …