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Self-assembling gauss gun idea would heal patients from the inside

A research team from the University of Houston and Boston Children's Hospital debuted a novel new approach to internal medicine: using a swarm of tiny, noninvasive robots as a gauss gun to shoot medicine or clot-busting needles directly at the afflicted tissue. Much like rail guns, gauss guns rely …

What Your Dog Wants to Tell You But Can't

Several years ago I was diagnosed with clinical depression. That same day, I read an article about the benefits of dogs and healing depression. I decided to trust myself and I adopted a golden retriever.<p>Little did I know that that following my heart that day would transform my life. After meeting …

Pets

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

The disgusting creatures inhabiting your body

Humans are teeming with bugs, including tiny spiders, lice and microbial colonies. Far from being a hazard, however, they are the making of you.<p>We hate to break it you, but you’re not totally human. It’s nothing about you personally. It’s just that more than 90% of the cells in the human body are …

10 Mysterious Deaths That History May Never Fully Explain

Sometimes, archaeologists are completely puzzled by what they find. Sometimes, they uncover clues to solve some of the mystery but leave us wanting …

Archaeology

See Photos of the Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

The blood moon lunar eclipse sets behind Pikes Peak April 4, 2015 in Colorado Springs.<br>John Leyba—Denver Post/ Getty Images

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

5 Damaging Mindsets Keeping You From Happiness

I have had countless conversations on the topics of dating and relationships with people who are in all phases of life. Men, women, boys, girls, single, married, divorced and everything in between.<p>When you really stop to listen and pay attention, there are many lessons to be taken away from these …

Relationships

Build to Learn: Why You Should Make Things No One Will Use

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If you’ve ever built something for other people you’ll know the buzz that comes from having real users. There’s nothing quite like knowing you made something from scratch that helped or entertained another person.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Once …

5 Stories You've Never Heard Before About Heath Ledger As The Joker

Legendary makeup artist John Caglione Jr. worked closely with Heath Ledger over the course of shooting "The Dark Knight," helping the actor transform into the role that would posthumously win him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.<p>Caglione had his work cut out for him: Tasked with creating …

Francis Bacon

Mental Models: Solve Problems by Approaching Them from New Perspectives

As the saying goes, if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem will look like a nail. The same logic applies when you're approaching more …

Richard Feynman

The 7 Cleaning Tips That Will Change Your Summer

Take the stress out of this season cleaning challenges using these shortcuts.<p>Take the stress out of this season' cleaning challenges using these shortcuts.

101 Home Makeover Ideas from 101 Designers

From a new coat of paint to better light bulbs.<p>So you want to do something different to your home right now? Here are 101 ideas from 101 designers, and there's something for every room.

One Surprise Makeover We Would NOT Like To Come Home To

A pair of newlyweds asked their friends to house sit while they were on their honeymoon, and they came home to a sticky situation.<p><i>Mirror</i><p>When a newly-married couple went on their honeymoon in Italy this month, they asked some friends to feed their cats while they were away. And those friends decided …

What Guys REALLY Think About Hand Jobs

Get ready to rethink your foreplay game.<p>Guys mastered the art of the hand job back before they ever had their first girlfriend. So as it turns out, they critique women's attempts pretty, well, hard. We asked nine guys what they really think of hand jobs—and what they had to say was surprising, …

Contact Lens Sees Eye Disease Before It Strikes

Early warning system is a sight for sore eyes<p>Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, affecting some 60 million people worldwide. It’s also highly treatable, if caught early. The disease typically occurs when fluid pressure inside the eye rises, choking the optic nerve and causing irreparable …

Eyewear

3 Steps to Create MAGIC in 2015

The new year is here. It is a point in time where many of us stop, reflect on the past year and see what changes could be made in the new year to make the next year better than the previous one.<p>Here are three steps to consider if you want to create MAGIC in the new year.<p><b>Step 1: Commit</b><p>Time seems to …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

I love a rapist’s artwork: A brutal crime, a delicate work

<b>(MoreISO via iStock)</b><p>Warm colors depict a lazy summer. It hangs in my home — and the artist was convicted of ugly, horrific crimes<p>Jen DeGregorio<p>January 2, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>When people come over to my apartment, their eyes jump right to it: the pretty landscape of a cotton field. There's something …

New Jersey

Turn Signal From 1963 Car Wreck Removed From Illinois Man's Arm

An Illinois man who wrecked his new Ford Thunderbird in 1963 unwittingly carried around a memento of the crash for decades — a seven-inch turn signal embedded in his arm and not removed until this week.<p>Arthur Lampitt, 75, was pretty sure what the foreign object was even before a surgeon cut it out …

Wreck

Man Who Says He Was Beaten By Cops And Jailed On False Charges Walks Free

A Long Island, New York, man who said he was severely beaten by police and jailed for months on false charges was cleared of wrongdoing in court last week and is a free man once again.<p>"It's truly a holiday miracle," Willian Guillen's lawyer, Karen Bobley, told The Huffington Post.<p>On Dec. 22, Nassau …

How to Become a Morning Person

You've probably heard it since you were little: <i>"The early bird catches the worm."</i><p><i>"Good for the worm,"</i> you might think. <i>"I'm hitting snooze."</i><p>Most of us would love to be morning people. We've heard about the benefits of waking up early time and time again. But it's easier said than done, and good …

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have in the New Year

There are many articles that enumerate the types of conversations every couple needs to have prior to getting married, such as discussing their plans for how to parent, and their perspectives on money and religion. But I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a …

Personality

New Year, New Adventures: Welcome to 2015!

Happy new year, everyone! Boy, did 2014 fly by — of course, that’s to be expected when you have as much fun as we do here at ModCloth. In the past year, we’ve gone on grand adventures, met fascinating people, and looked great doing it. More importantly, we got to know our community (that’s YOU) …

Roads

Lamborghini V12 engine revived to power a motorcycle

What should you do if you have a working engine of a luxury car but don’t have a luxury car to put it in? Why, convert it to a motorcycle engine, of …

The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you'll never need to pay for a gym membership again.

5 biggest threats to the housing market

Sure, plenty of housing experts and economists are expecting the housing market recovery to gain steam in the new year. But a number of factors could still derail the whole thing.<p>As we head into 2015, here are fivethings real estate watchers are keeping an eye on.<p><b>1. Big investors cash out.</b> …

Real Estate