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Does your mosquito repellent actually work? Researchers have the results

From ingesting iron pills and drinking gin and tonic to hanging Ziploc bags filled with water and pennies, researchers Stacy Rodriguez and Immo Hansen have found that people try all kinds of home remedies for repelling mosquitoes.<p>These are just a sampling of creative, and largely unproven, …

Mosquitoes

3 Worst Exercises that Age You Faster

There’s a scientifically proven difference between chronological age and biological age. This means you can be 50 years old and biologically – at a …

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Kids who need money are more likely to work, and working outside the house helps them develop valuable skills.<p>Whether they receive it from relatives …

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

Three Free PC Games Available From Ubisoft Right Now

December is shaping up to be a month of free Ubisoft games. The publisher recently announced that it's giving away PC copies of Watch Dogs, and that it'll continue the giveaways for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and World in Conflict.<p>World in Conflict and Black Flag had both been available as …

Assassin's Creed

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Wildstar preorder hits 22% off as early access starts this Saturday

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p><i>Update 6/3: New deal on WildStar for release day! WildStar’s early launch was plagued by early AM DDoS (according to Carbine officials) but things has since smoothed out. You can check server status here.</i><p>Next week Tuesday marks the official release date …

The dream office of the future: No email!

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Internet trolls are also real-life trolls

My brother and I have a childhood history of internet trolling under our belts. Innocent enough, yes – but disruptive nonetheless. From the same room at our parents’ house, we’d play Yahoo! Graffiti(the internet’s version of Pictionary). The word was “dinosaur” and it was his turn to draw. He’d …

Lessons We Learned From Being Featured in the Google Play Store

<i>Binil Antony is the co-founder and CMO of Dexetra, the startup behind the Friday app – a contextual personal search application for Android.</i><p>Friday is a featured app in the Play Store. And not just on any list, it is on the Play Picks list!<p>It has been 1.5 years since Friday came out of alpha. Friday …

3 Weird Steps To The Cloud (Beware The Obvious Choice)

Moving to the cloud? <b>Stop</b> and think: When switching business processes to the cloud, it’s tempting to simply take your in-house legacy and move it, as-is. <i>But is that the best plan?</i><p>David Amerland suggests an unusual philosophy, encouraging us to think from first principles. The results may surprise …

Microsoft Vs. Medium: A Tale Of Two Office Cultures

In the flood of stories about Steve Ballmer's time at the helm of Microsoft, a troubling symbol of the company's office culture keeps emerging. It's called "stack ranking," a system that had corrosive effects on Microsoft employees by encouraging workers to play office politics at the expense of …

No Need to Pay for TV if Mom and Dad Are Picking Up the Bill

Pay TV subscriptions are flat. Maybe even down. And if you’re reading this blog, then odds are you think that’s because of cord-cutters and …

Pay-TV

Microsoft’s dramatic reversal on much-loathed Xbox One rules

Somehow, saying "that didn't take long" is almost an understatement when it comes to Microsoft's just-announced reversal on Xbox One game policies. In a post on the company's website late Wednesday afternoon, interactive entertainment business president Don Mattrick said he had heard gamers' …