Ricardo Pelaez

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Science shows that luck is a self-fulfilling prophecy

You’re so lucky! How do I know? Because, to name just a few factors, you’re literate, can access the internet, and have great taste (you’re reading this story, after all). And social scientists would advise against you arguing otherwise—because how lucky we feel influences our future fortunes.<p>That …

Psychology

Espresso machines are the ideal tool for THC extraction, scientists discover

In an article recently published in The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry, a group of researchers have hailed your …

Cannabis

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

Netflix hidden categories are the secret to better binging, friends.<p>The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a …

TV shows

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

'He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult'<p>Reform is beginning to creep through Saudi society; the ban on women drivers has been lifted, cinemas have opened<p>Osama's son Hamza may well cloud the family’s attempts to shake off their past<p>On the corner …

Osama Bin Laden

The Best Burgers in Los Angeles, According to Top Chefs

Whether you’re dining in or driving thru, Southern California gets few things better than a meat sandwich on a bun. Here’s where to dig in.<p>By Kate …

Los Angeles
Muscle

9 Shocking & Gross Things That Can Happen To Your Body While Flying In An Airplane

If you've ever stepped foot on a plane, then you already knowflying can affect your body in some pretty significant ways. Like most public modes of …

Dry Skin

How Cinnamon Supercharges the Special K Cereal Diet so You Can Lose a Pound a Day

If you're busy and you love carbs, then we may have found — or make that <i>rediscovered</i> — the perfect weight-loss approach for you. A team of …

France produces the most World Cup players. Here’s why.

French-born players are competing for national teams from Europe, Africa, and South America.<p>Fifty players at this year’s World Cup were born or raised in France. That’s far more than the number of those hailing from any other country, including Brazil, which is the country of origin for 28 players …

20th Century

We Tried an Overseas Phone on a US Network: Here's What Happened

Some intriguing smartphones have emerged in 2018, from Huawei’s triple-camera P20 Pro to the Vivo Nex, and its borderless screen with pop-up camera. …

New MRIs are so strong, they could cause mercury to leak from your teeth

The fact mercury makes up roughly 50 percent of the content of dental amalgam is a contentious subject for many, and a new study that found MRIs can …

16 Crowd-Pleasing Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes

Summer and seafood go together like sundresses and espadrilles. The only thing that could make this beautiful combo even more perfect? By tossing …

Mission Accomplished

In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stunned the nation when it broke apart 73 seconds into flight. This is the story of the soccer ball that …

Space Exploration

3 Signs You're Not Sexually Compatible With Your Partner, According To A Sex Therapist

Have you ever been with someone you really liked, and who seemed to be a perfect fit for you, except in one <i>very important</i> area? (The bedroom. I'm …

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

9 Companies That Want You to Travel — and Will Pay You to Do It

These companies really help you customize your work-life balance.<p>Believe it or not, there are some companies that will actually help their employees …

Employment

Google Maps may be getting Waze’s best feature: incident reporting

Live traffic status provided by users<p>Waze’s incident reporting feature looks to be coming to Google Maps, as some users have spotted on their Android apps. The feature shows road work, the time an accident was reported, and whether a user is confident a slowdown is still active.<p>Incident reporting …

Insulin pill may be on the horizon for diabetics

An insulin pill for people with diabetes could be in the offing, say researchers, providing hope that a daily regime of injections might one day become a thing of the past.<p>Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which an individual’s pancreas does not produce insulin – a hormone that is …

Diabetes

Xiaomi Mi 8 series hits 1 million sales in just 18 days

• Xiaomi has sold one million Mi 8 phones in less than a month.<br>• The iPhone X-style series hit the milestone in just 18 days with combined sales of the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Editon, and Mi 8 SE.<br>• Comparisons have immediately been drawn with the recent success of the OnePlus 6 which sold one million units …

I Stop Celebrities From Blowing Their Money

<i>After rising through the ranks at a Hollywood business management agency, Kristin Lee founded her own accounting firm,</i> <i>KLBM</i><i>. Today, the 35 year-old</i> …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Scientists Defined 2 Life Hacks That Let You Lose Weight Without Even Trying

As summer is fast approaching, a lot of us are looking for effective yet painless life hacks and to shed some pounds that we might have gained over …

How to design a lucky life for yourself

In 1993, Joan Ginther won a $5.4 million Texas Lotto jackpot. And this was just the start.<p>More than a decade later, Ginther walked home with another …

Visit to a Small Planet

North Koreans worship their dead dictator, Kim Il Sung, and his son the reigning Kim Jong Il, despite the surreal nightmare of famine, isolation, repression, and nuclear peril the dynasty has spawned. In Pyongyang, the author wonders whether mass delusion is the only thing that keeps a people …

Upcoming Huawei phone could feature a massive 6.9-inch display

• Huawei has reportedly ordered 6.9-inch display panels from Samsung for an upcoming device.<br>• Samsung is expected to supply the panels in Q3 2018. The device could be released in either Q4 2018 or Q1 2019.<br>• There is no solid info about which Huawei series will use the large displays.<p>Huawei could be …

Galaxy Note

The Asus ZenFone 5Q is available today for $299

Midrange flair<p>Asus is releasing its newest smartphone, the ZenFone 5Q, in black or white for $299 starting today. The refreshed ZenFone family doesn’t appear to be the most original device lineup, but the inclusion of a 6-inch full HD+ IPS (2160 x 1080) display isn’t a bad offering.<p>The rest of the …

Here Are 18 Things You Might Not Have Realized Facebook Tracks About You

Including: information about your online and offline actions and other devices on your Wi-Fi network.<p>When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in April in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he said he'd have his team follow up on questions he couldn't answer in full …

OnePlus 6 in ‘Silk White’ is back in stock, but it probably won’t be for long

The OnePlus 6 takes a big step forward with its new design, and its most striking variant is definitely the Silk White option. After quickly running out of stock last week, the company has another batch available for sale.<p>To stress this a bit, if you’re interested in picking up the OnePlus 6 in …

Immunotherapy could stop prostate cancer spreading, trial shows

Researchers say it is the first time this treatment has been shown to benefit some men<p>Men with otherwise untreatable prostate cancer could halt its spread and survive longer by undergoing immunotherapy treatment, a trial has shown.<p>More than a third of men with an advanced form of the cancer were …