Claudia Garcia

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Jay Rockefeller Wants to Revolutionize How You Watch TV

Sen. Jay Rock­e­feller is get­ting ready to settle in­to re­tire­ment. But be­fore he does, he’d like to upend the en­tire tele­vi­sion …

Forget Wristbands, FreeWavz Brings Fitness Monitoring To Your Earphones

Health and fitness monitoring is a popular function in many of today’s wristband wearables like the Fitbit or Jawbone UP, for example, but a new company called FreeWavz wants to bring those features and more to a different form factor: earphones. FreeWavz‘s bluetooth-connected earphones offer …

Miami Swim Week 2015: The Most Outrageous Looks

Fringe, long-sleeves, and tons of sparkle!<p>With tons of fringe, long-sleeves, and plenty of sparkle, this year's crop of runway swim looks is keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. Click through to see some of the most memorable looks from Miami Swim Week so far.

IBM’s $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics…and they’re betting $3 billion on it.<p>IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fiction-like technologies–and, in the process, …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Have Some Fish With Your Plastic

If you eat fish then you are eating plastic. That's what an eminent international team of scientists concluded earlier this month.<p><i>Join Earth Dr Reese Halter from Los Angeles for another segment of SOS as he explains where all the missing ocean plastic went.</i><p>Researchers were perplexed after …

5 Surprising Things You Can Do with Vinegar

Dig out the vinegar and try some of these life-altering vinegar uses. Not only will your house sparkle like new, but you'll be avoiding bringing harsh chemicals in your home.<p>There are some products hiding in your pantry that can actually be useful for multiple everyday things. I'm not talking about …

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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

This flexible sapphire display for the iPhone 6 might be real

Materials expert lends credence to rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 panel<p>It's no secret that Apple is building up a stockpile of sapphire glass for its future products, but a mystery lingers about what exactly those products will be. This week, a pair of videos presented one potential scenario in the form …

Bye-Bye, Words: An Emoji-Only Social App Is Coming

Like it or not, pictures are becoming an bigger part of how we communicate. Reach a milestone and more smartphone users are just as likely to send out a few thumbs-up emojis or a photo on Snapchat, as they are plain old text.<p>Matt Gray and Tom Scott think it’s time to get rid of words altogether, …

'Bong With Friends'? Stoner dating site offers budding romance

There's too much angst in online dating.<p>Will she reply? Will he swipe left, rather than right? Is he married with four kids, as opposed to single with none that he knows of? Can she possibly look as good as those pictures?<p>The criteria we choose for selecting our mates are blighted by our desperate …

Scientists figured out how shrooms open your mind

It’s one thing to say that psychedelic mushrooms "open your mind," but it’s another entirely to demonstrate its dream-like effects in a scientific study. Yet, that’s what one group of researchers appear to have achieved in a study published today in <i>Human Brain Mapping</i>.<p>these effects are akin to what …

The 10 best films of 2014 (so far)

Film,Culture,The Lego Movie,The Grand Budapest Hotel,Under The Skin,Calvary,X-Men: Days of Future Past,Blue Ruin,Edge of Tomorrow,The Double,The Fault in Our Stars,Starred Up<p>Here are the films that have most impressed readers over the last few months. What would be top of your list?

With 'The Interview' controversy brewing, North Korea tests missiles

If his launching of projectiles is any indication, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still displeased with James Franco and Seth Rogen.<p>North Korea launched three short-range missiles into the sea Thursday, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, a day after Kim slammed the upcoming …

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 169<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

North Korea Is Furious At Seth Rogen And James Franco For Plotting To Kill Kim Jong-Un

In their new movie <i>The Interview</i>, Seth Rogen and James Franco get recruited by the CIA to assassinate the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un. So, pretty much <i>Freaks and Geeks: The Next Generation</i>. Anyway, you’d think that those stoner party animals in North Korea would be cool with the premise — …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves.<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

New Study May Explain Why Stress Can Cause Heart Attacks

Scientists may have identified the connection between chronic stress and heart attacks, according to a new study: white blood cells.<p>“[They] are …

Fish-eating spiders are taking over the world

Spiders that can catch and consume fish are found in every continent in the world — except Antarctica. That's the main conclusion of a study, published on Wednesday in <i>PLOS ONE</i>, in which researchers identify 18 species of spiders that have been observed catching fish.<p>Those specimens, reports <i>National</i> …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

Teens Turn Friend's Death Into Fight Against Energy Drinks

Photo: Courtesy Of Kris Baron Friedman.<p>We've heard for years that mixing alcohol and energy drinks can raise your blood pressure and heart rate, …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

After Puberty, Kids' Gender Determines Reaction to Caffeine, Study Says

After puberty, gender differences in kids' reactions to drinking caffeine begin to emerge, according to a new study.<p>In the study, researchers …

Broccoli-Sprout Beverage Can Detoxify Pollutants

China has a serious pollution problem and it’s harming the health of people who live there—even those living outside of the biggest cities.<p>But …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Nevada Experimenting with Using Drones to Control the Weather

When you think of drones, you probably think of military ones, and viewers of the current season of <i>24</i> have watched Army drones targeting innocent …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

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