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Is Google is tracking you? Find out here

With location reporting, Google can track your whereabouts, which you may find useful, interesting or invasive. Learn how to check if Google is tracking you and how to stop it if it is.<p>I had location history enabled for Google Maps and didn't know it. I found it interesting to see which spots …

Apps

The Best Windbreakers for Your Wardrobe This Spring Photos | GQ

Nike

10 Photographs That Have The Most Terrifying Backstories Ever

Warning: don't look at these photos if you get scared easily. This collection of photos come with surprisingly creepy backstories attached. This is …

Supersense Can Turn Your Digital Photo Into a Giant 20×24 Polaroid Picture

After founding The Impossible Project to revive Polaroid-style instant film in 2008, Florian Kaps announced his retirement from the company in May …

New Empathy Cards

Back in May, Emily McDowell brought us a collection of Empathy Cards that said things that are actually meaningful for cancer patients and their …

Award-winning images of some of the world's smallest life forms

Science

Turn Your Phone into a Pro Grade Cam with 30x Zoom

You have a fondness for mash-ups: Girl Talk, golden doodles, waffle tacos!<p>Bring the best of two worlds together again with the new QX30 from Sony, a …

Spanish flamenco: Is this the last of the castanet makers?

There are few more Spanish sounds than the "click" of a pair of castanets.<p>Their rhythm is the bedrock of flamenco.<p>Few know the complexity and craftsmanship involved with castanets better than Juan Vela.<p>He started in the business at the age of seven and is the fourth generation of his family to …

Travel

Expect the Unexpected: More 9.0 Megaquakes Are Coming, Study Says

No one should be surprised if a magnitude-9 megaquake erupts off America's West Coast — or anywhere else around the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire," for that matter.<p>That's the upshot of a study in October's issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America: Researchers say that computer …

Natural Disasters

If You Buy An 'iPhone 6,' Expect Your Phone Bill To Go Up

Apple hasn't revealed any details about the so-called iPhone 6 yet, but here's something that doesn't need confirmation from Cupertino: If you buy the next iPhone, you're going to gobble a whole lot more data. And in a world where unlimited data plans are increasingly scarce, that may mean bigger …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

Giovanni Rufino/The CW<p>20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down …

Top 10 Qualities of Highly Successful People

What do you need to find and develop within yourself to be successful? The answer comes from looking at those who have created success in a variety of fields. These traits may sound simple, but they lead to remarkable results.<p>If you really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate …

Self-improvement

12 Ways To Eat Your Weed

Giving the green light to recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington has made those states a retail marijuana testing ground for the rest of the U.S. That includes a burgeoning market in weed-infused edible goodies that goes way beyond your average pot brownie. Now you can choose between …

The best wide-angle lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs in 2017

Next to a telephoto zoom lens, a super-wide-angle optic is one of the most popular accessories for a DSLR.<p>Most kit lenses offer a widest focal length …

Cameras

13 Things Successful Millennials Do In Their Spare Time

According to experts, how you spend your downtime as a 20- or 30-something plays a huge part in your ability to achieve these things.<p>"If you take time to recharge and pay attention to fitness and your diet, for example, after work or on weekends, you'll set the stage for great life habits that put …

Self-improvement

Behind The Coconut-Oil Craze

With benefits that can include weight loss, white teeth, glowing skin, and shiny hair, coconut oil is the health and beauty cure-all du jour.<p>Move over, coconut water, your big sister has come to town. Coconut oil—specifically, virgin coconut oil extracted from the meat of the fruit—is suddenly on …

Feeling Down? 9 Ways To Feel Better — Now

Illustrated by Emily Turner.Illustrated by Emily Turner.<p>In my twenties, I had horrible eating habits and was completely unhappy. Slightly overweight …

The 25 Gayest Cartoon Characters of All Time

From Elmer Fudd to <i>Scooby Doo</i>'s Velma, we name the cartoon characters who we've always thought would make excellent out-and-proud Saturday Morning gay icons.<p><b>2. Velma Dinkley, Scooby Doo</b><br>Always losing her glasses and being like a major bummer 24/7, we'd like to think that Velma is living happily ever …

The end of the hipster: how flat caps and beards stopped being so cool

Now that cocktails in jam jars have made it to EastEnders, what's next for those who would be 'alternative'?<p>• Have you spotted any hipsters in the wild?<p>Meet Josh. Josh is a 30-year-old artist/chef who lives in a converted warehouse in Hackney, east London. Josh has a beard, glasses and cares about …

#rainbow

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<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 those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

The 24 Words That Are Most Known To Only Men Or Women

(Photo: Smart Sign)<p>Mark Brysbaert of the Center for Reading Research conducted a study of the English words most commonly understood <b>specifically be</b> …

10 Countries With The Most Slaves

Whiskey Sriracha Caramel Corn

Spicy, sweet and savory, this amazing caramel corn by Olives for Dinner combines some of our favorite flavors -booze, sugary goodness and Sriracha. …

Mijal Zachs Camouflage-Inspired Paintings

For the first CMYLK of the new year, we created Colourlovers palettes for three artworks by Mijal Zach, who is intrigued by the concept of …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Editors' Choice: 2013 Dream Bikes

These handmade bicycles will take you anywhere you want to go