Shane Stephens

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The Selfie-Stick Backlash Involves Awkward Photos Of People Using Selfie Sticks

On a fine San Francisco evening earlier this month, I was walking down Market Street with a friend who recently moved here from Hong Kong and spotted a family clustered together smiling at something on the end of a stick that the matriarch was holding out in front of them. It took me a second to …

A craze for 'loom bands'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1087000/1087600_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534426043_3936ceb61075727f17da129ab8aeb41b<p><b>Why are "loom bands" one of the most popular toys in the world at the moment?</b><p>In this era of babies playing with tablets and young teenagers living and …

Yoga: a beginner's guide to the different styles

The myriad benefits of yoga – including lower blood pressure, increased strength and bone density and reduced anxiety – should be enough to get anyone on the mat. However, as a yoga teacher I meet many people who hesitate to embrace this ancient form of fitness due to some pervasive myths. Yoga is …

Caffeine compared: from coke and coffee to aspirin and chocolate

There’s a drug whose appeal shows no sign of slowing. It’s a stimulant for the central nervous system and it was an ingredient in 136 million bags exported around the world in 2012.<p>Those bags were coffee and the drug was caffeine - but there’s a lot more to it than just the one beverage. Tea, …

Eric Schmidt: Changing From iPhone To Android Is Like Going From PC To Mac

Thinking of making the jump between platforms?<p>Well, Google chairman Eric Schmidt is happy to ease the transition — publishing a 900-word guide on “Converting to Android from iPhone”.<p>“Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android,” Schmidt writes.<p><i>“The latest high-end phones from Samsung</i> …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

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Why Minecraft is more than just another video game

<b>Minecraft's creators revealed this week that the blocky freeform building game has 33 million users. It can easily become an obsession.</b><p>"You've exceeded your usage allowance," read the email from my ISP.<p>I was pretty sure I hadn't but I know a couple of people, my two boys, who might have done it for …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Who wants to serve a billionaire?

Terry Gilmore, senior yacht staff trainer, tosses some striped cushions from the white canvas sofa and drops several blue monogrammed towels on the …

Try something new for 30 days : Free downloadable lesson

A free downloadable lesson, based around a short TED talk by Matt Cutts on how carrying out 30 day challenges helped him to improve his life.<p>Suitable …

GM even safer than conventional food, says environment secretary

<b>GM crops are probably safer than conventional plants, according to the Environment Secretary.</b><p>Making the strongest call yet for the adoption of the technology, Mr Paterson told the BBC that that GM has significant benefits for farmers, consumers and the environment.<p>He said the next generation of GM …

Hairy stockings aimed at deflecting unwanted male attention

<b>Women tired of men staring at their legs this summer can now deflect any unwanted attention with a pair of these hairy stockings.</b><p>The practical …

London restaurant delivers food by iPad-controlled quadrocopter

<i>Yo Sushi</i>, a restaurant chain that uses conveyer-belts to deliver food to tables, has now gone one step further: flying in trays on a quadrocopter controlled by an iPad. “Hold my beer and watch this” is something you might expect to hear in a restaurant from time to time, but not usually from the …

20 kids’ TV shows that were worth legging it home from school for

<b>1. Rugrats</b><p>Brrrrrrrring! Ba ba! A work of art looking back, this cartoon tapped into youth’s bottomless imagination, turning a <i>gang of babies’</i> boring …

Englishisms in France: Readers' franglais favourites

<b>A row over plans to teach some courses at French universities in English has outraged some defenders of the language of Moliere - but plenty of French people habitually sprinkle their speech with franglais. Here, readers share their favourite anglicisms.</b><p><b>1.</b> On a recent visit to an aerospace company …

The six most excruciating interviews of all time

Today, Ginger Baker is probably responsible for more curled toes and tightened sphincters than anyone else alive. His Q&A with Michael Hann at the …

Snow and winds of 65mph hit Devon and Cornwall

<b>Snow has fallen in parts of Devon in what has been described as "fairly unusual" weather for May.</b><p>Winds of up to 65mph also struck the South West coast overnight with a number of trees coming down, some blocking roads.<p>Western Power Distribution said homes in Cornwall were still without power after …

Apostrophe now: Bad grammar and the people who hate it

<b>Children are again to be subject to a rigorous examination in grammar. But why does it make adults so cross when other adults break the rules?</b><p>A new grammar and spelling test arrives in primary schools in England this week. It is the first time in a while that such emphasis has been put on …

Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online

Back in the summer of 2008 – a long time ago, in internet terms, two years before Instagram, and around the time of Twitter's second birthday – the …

World of Warcraft subscribers are leaving, Activision warns

<b>Subscribers to the online adventure game World of Warcraft have dropped dramatically this year, publisher Activision Blizzard has said.</b><p>The company said 14% of users left the game between January and March - a fall of 1.3 million.<p>The majority of lost users were in the East, despite the company …

Vending machine for hungry dogs arrives on Clapham Common

<b>Hungry canines in south London were given an unexpected treat when the world’s first vending machine for dogs pitched up on Clapham Common this …

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Forget touch screens or voice recognition, Thalmic Labs’ UI uses muscle movements

The more places we add computing, the more tired keyboards, mice and even touchcreens look as interfaces, which is why the latest video from Thalmic …

Living a conjoined life

<b>Abby and Brittany Hensel are conjoined twins determined to live the normal, active life of outgoing 20-somethings anywhere. They have been to university, they travel, they have jobs. But how easy is it for two people to inhabit one body?</b><p>Like most 23-year-olds Abby and Brittany Hensel love spending …

It’s the job van-tastic! Sit in a stationary vehicle, get paid £8 an hour

It could be the perfect role for anyone who fancies sitting down on the job – and getting paid for it.<p>One business has found a solution to white van …

Mike Tyson following Luis Suarez on Twitter after Anfield biting controversy

Luis Suarez’s Anfield biting controversy may have lost him a few outraged followers on Twitter but thanks to his latest mis-step the Uruguayan can …

Teachers 'too scared to use the red card',

<b>Some teachers are reluctant to use sanctions against misbehaving pupils in case they find themselves in trouble, a teachers' conference has been told.</b><p>The NASUWT union, meeting in Bournemouth, says some teachers have found their ability as a teacher questioned after reporting children.<p>Delegates …