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So That's Why Some People Are Night Owls And Others Are Up At The Crack Of Dawn

Evolution may be working against our solid eight hours per night.<p>Sleep experts say adults should be getting a seven-to-nine hour block of sleep each night. Sleep that lasts that long has been linked to numerous health benefits. Bonus points go to those who tend to be early risers ― there’s some …

Stunning home fuses modern Scandinavian design with the Minnesotan outdoors

Nature takes center stage in the Northern Lake Home, a gorgeous luxury house hidden away in the woods of northern Minnesota. Designed by Strand …

These amazing street photos show 20 years of New York’s gritty glam era—through one woman’s eyes

From 1975 to 1994, Carrie Boretz chronicled city life<p>There are no smartphones in Carrie Boretz’s photos of New York — no stooped screen-ward gazes, …

Customise your home with this adaptable furniture

Furniture

6 Sources for Handcrafted Dishware

Earlier this week I took a look at budget dishware sets but if you're ready to upgrade to something a little more special, this list is for you. The …

Network Storage: The 7 Best NAS Drives for Shared Backups

* <b>NAS drives connect to your router to share and transfer files</b><b><br>* Access documents and pics and more easily, safely</b><b><br>* Choose from different storage</b> …

The best robot kits for kids

You say you’re a parent or teacher investigating robot kits for children? And you don’t want a simple solution with a single purpose: you want the …

Remote Controls

Faces of New York: 50 Striking Color Photographs Capture Street Scenes of New York City in the 1970s

Sepp Werkmeister made his name as a leading jazz photographer of the 1960s and ‘70s. Traveling to the biggest and best concerts and festival...

Crystal Clear Pumpkin Pie!? The Holiday Classic Gets a Magical Makeover

The server says "pumpkin pie" as he sets down a doll-sized slice with a quivering, crystal clear filling. It’s the traditional holiday classic, not packaged as one might expect. But then again, this is Alinea, Chicago’s radical and pioneering temple of progressive cuisine, renowned the world over …

Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war honoured with prize

Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented escalation of the cold war by refusing to launch a nuclear torpedo against US forces, is to be awarded new ‘Future of Life’ prize<p>A senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of nuclear conflict during the cold war is to be honoured with a new prize, …

Cold War

Terry Laughlin, Who Taught Swimmers Not to Struggle, Dies at 66

Terry Laughlin, who developed a popular method of swimming instruction that emphasized form over speed to help thrashing swimmers learn to glide through the water, died on Oct. 20 in Albany. He was 66.<p>His daughter Fiona Laughlin said the cause was complications of metastatic prostate cancer.<p>Mr. …

Catholicism

Pictures Reveal Life Inside Tiny Futuristic Cubes

Picture Stories<p>Built in 1972, the Nakagin Capsule Tower was the benchmark of Japan’s post-war economic boom. Now, its future is uncertain.<p>On the outskirts of Tokyo’s posh Ginza district stands Nakagin Capsule Tower, an unusual structure that once held Japan’s vision for the future.<p>The building was …

Stock Markets

30 Must-Read Books

If there were one list of absolute must-read books, what would you put on it? We asked 31 noted authors that question; here are their picks.<p>1 of</i> …

Books

What your food craving could be telling you about your health

We ought to know better, but there's nothing like a good Google search to convince you that you're about to kick the bucket at—oh, wait—three, two, one, dead.<p>For instance, when all I wanted was an explanation for a weeks-long onion-ring craving (ongoing), I emerged fearing that I might suffer from …

Onion Rings

10 STEM Toys That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

Whether you’ve got kids who already love science or kids who would rather play music or sports, these 10 STEM toys are so irresistibly cool, they’ll …

Here's the tech you shouldn't buy on Black Friday

It's a truism that the best tech deals of the year happen on Black Friday.<p>It's also woefully inaccurate. Yes, there will be some bargains worth considering -- maybe even standing in line for -- but as you've probably discovered, stores large and small have turned a single day into an entire season …

Black Friday

21 Healthy Snacks for Movie Night In (or Hiding in Your Bag)

Snacks are as crucial a component of movie night as what you’re watching, whether you’re at the theater or staying in. We take our movie munchies …

The Dangers of Sugar and Why It's So Addicting

Sugar is an addiction we need to rid ourselves of ASAP.<p>October 18, 2017<p>Ever since I was young, it felt like my parents, teachers, and relatives were …

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“I look into the camera/And feel black metal/Bulging behind blue eyes.” The spoken-word refrain, ominously intoned by the avant-pop singer-songwriter Jenny Hval, isn’t necessarily the kind of thing you would associate with Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, one of the figureheads of the Norwegian dance-music …

Britain's best views: the new Landscape Photographer of the Year book revealed | The Great Outdoors

Britain’s best views: the new Landscape Photographer of the Year book revealed<p>16th October 2017<p><b>Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 11 (AA</b> …

Photographer Hunter Barnes captures the weird and wonderful American travelling circus

"For years I’ve travelled with my cameras capturing moments in time with the people the road has led me to... A glimpse into parallel worlds …

Street spirit: two centuries of spontaneous photography – in pictures

Bringing together candid scenes captured in the 1900s, selfie-stick snaps and the entire evolution of street photography in between – Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz’s book Bystander chronicles the art of the moment

Street Photography

How to Properly Expose When Shooting in Front of a Bright Window

As a rule, the sun can be a very useful source of light when filming daytime exteriors. Unfortunately, that’s not the case when you’re trying to nail …

Tutorials

16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around

Science, more often than not, can answer questions that were previously unknown to us. But sometimes, it can simply blow your mind.<p>People on reddit …

15 Netflix hidden-gem horror movies for all you fear addicts out there (2017 edition)

Smell that air? Feel that brisk breeze? Wearing a jacket? That's right, dummy. It's October.<p>And <i>since</i> it's October, you want to watch horror movies, …

100 Top Tailgating Dips and Appetizers

Score big points with your fellow football fans by sharing these crowd-pleasing tailgating recipes on game day. These easy tailgating recipes mix and …

Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they're colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect.<p>The Associated Press has obtained a …

U.S. State Department

JOHN WILCOCK: The Rumored Love Affair Between Bob Dylan and Edie Sedgwick

Bob Dylan's changing relationship with Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol, and Edie's actual romance with Dylan colleague Bob Neuwirth. From John Wilcock, …

Andy Warhol

The case for de-extincting Ice Age megafauna

<b>A replica of a saber-tooth tiger at the "Giganten Der Eizeit" exhibition in St Peter-Ording, Germany. (Getty/Krafft Angerer)</b><p>Humans helped kill off the giant animals of the Ice Age. We owe it to the ecosystem to restore what we destroyed<p>Katherine DM Clover<p>October 8, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>What if human …