Jason Garrity

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Antibacterial handwash 'no better than soap at killing germs'

Active ingredient triclosan found to be no more effective than soap under 'everyday conditions' and has also been linked to allergies and cancer<p>Antibacterial handwash is no more effective than plain soap at killing bacteria, a new study has found.<p>In recent years numerous products have appeared on …

Segway files patent lawsuit against 'hoverboard' maker Inventist

Those two-wheeled "hoverboards" that you've been seeing under the feet of NBA players and various celebs may be grounded by legal trouble as Segway …

Patents

Airbag Jacket for Motorcyclists Knows When to Deploy

By design, most motorcycles are unable to offer many of the features that car owners take for granted—including quality airbags, which can mean the …

Past and Present Versions of Iconic Figures in Side-by-Side Illustrations

Graphic designer Fulvio Obregon gives us a glimpse of both the past and the present in his series titled <i>Me & My Other Me</i>. For this particular collection, the artist illustrates iconic celebrities and their past selves within the same frame. “Each occupies the same place in the ‘I' past with its …

Paul McCartney

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

It’s a well-established fact that smoking is terrible for you, even in small amounts. When it comes to wholly preventable risk factors for a host of …

Research

Artist Uses Fire and Soot to Paint Elegant Illustrations

Qubec-based artist Steve Spazuk uses fire to create elegant illustrations out of soot. As he demonstrates in the video below, the fire painter manipulates the flame from a candle or a torch to mark a sheet of paper with trails of soot, which he then etches into using delicate tools like feathers, …

This Device Will Stop You from Getting High in Hotel Rooms and Dorms

I talked to the buzzkill scientist who invented a smoke detector that looks out for <i>smoking</i> rather than smoke.<p>If you're one of those ardent smokers who goes off on a rant about "freedom" when someone tells you you aren't allowed to light up on an airplane, it's already hard to find a hotel …

Audrey Kawasaki’s New Kimono-Inspired Wood Panel Paintings

One of our favorite artists, Audrey Kawasaki, is back with her latest series titled <i>Hirari Hirari</i>, which translates from Japanese as “the sound or movement of a petal, leaf, or flower slowly falling.” Using her signature medium of oil, graphite, and ink on wood panels, the Los Angeles-based painter …

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Stunning Table Layers Wood and Glass to Form Dramatic Ocean Depths

Bring some nautical wonder into your home with the Abyss Table, a stunning coffee table that mimics the depths of the ocean with stacked layers of wood and glass. Made by London-based furniture design company Duffy London, the limited-edition piece creates a geological cross-section as mesmerizing …

Furniture

Artskills

12 Chinese Travel Tips for Visiting America

China does a lot of business and trade with the United States, and so there are many websites devoted to helping business people navigate American …

17 Signs That You'd Qualify as a Witch in 1692

Discover whether you are guilty of maleficium and/or would have been accused of practicing witchcraft according to the laws and evidence used during …

Phillip Morris Introduces ‘Marlboro M’ Marijuana Cigarettes

Phillip Morris, the world’s biggest cigarette producer, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization bandwagon and start producing …

Onewheel by Future Motion is a Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard that Lets You Glide Over the Pavement

For years, bicycles have received various electric upgrades, so why not the skateboard? The Palo Alto-based team at Future Motion decided it was time …

North Korea Lands First Ever Man On The Sun, Confirms Central News Agency

THE STATE News Agency of North Korea has confirmed today that the country has become the first in the world to ever land a man on the sun.<p>It reported …

Hannibal Buress on Russell Howard's Good News

British Humour

We Interviewed the Founder of Yeezianity, the First Religion Based on Kanye West

This is the best religion of all time!<p>I often joke that, for me, listening to Kanye West is like a religious experience. Apparently, for some people, this is not a joke. Enter the best religion of all time: Yeezianity.<p>The church of Yeezus was founded about a month ago by a man who doesn’t want to …

10 Stellar David Bowie Covers

On May 12th, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted the first music video recorded in space, appropriately covering the David Bowie classic “Space …

An Open Letter to Bad Tippers

A reader, "MJ," sent me this:<p>Dear Matt,Can you write something about people who don't tip??? I see you've posted about people who are rude to customer service and people who leave their carts in the parking lot... what about people who don't leave tips. I'd like to tell you about what happened to …

George Takei

The One Question You Should Never Have to Ask While on a Date

Guys (and ladies), next time you are romantically/sexually interested in someone, use eight simple and powerful words.<p>Dating. It can get freakin' crazy town up in here.<p>One thing has been coming up a lot lately in conversations with clients and friends is the idea of first dates.<p>And what I realized …

Earth closest to sun on January 2-3

Tonight – January 2, 2018 – we reach Earth’s closest point to the sun for this entire year at 11:35 p.m. CST (central U.S.). It’ll be the morning of …

Best of 2013: When Dog Grooming Goes Too Far

Originally published on June 25, 2013: These photos by Ren Netherland of dogs at a grooming competition leave us at a loss for words. Poor dogs. But, …