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Where have all the pilots gone?

You’d think everybody would want to fly. It’s been a universal human dream since the first cave person saw the first pterodactyl¹. You’d think better technology, greater demand, economic growth, and population growth would mean more and more pilots. But the surprising, counterintuitive fact is that …

San Francisco

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes

Everything you need to know about menstrual migraines

Between 40 and 70% of women experience them.<p>It had been happening every two weeks, like clockwork, for five months.<p>The worst attacks involved sharp, blinding pain that seared up the back of my head, along with nausea, fatigue, and light sensitivity. It would go on for hours; sometimes the only …

Women's Health

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Alfa Romeo

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Los Angeles

Panic attacks explained

This month, the <i>GQ</i> Therapist tackles panic attacks. What are they? Why you get them? And most importantly, how to stop them?<p><b>Dear GQ Therapist,<br>I</b> …

Mindfulness

The 'Roomba of toilets' exists only to clean your skid marks

Cleaning the toilet bowl is not for the faint of heart. One must usually brave the strong chemicals of cleaning products while wielding a sloppy, germ-infested toilet brush to get the job done.<p>Now, two Haifa-based Israeli entrepreneurs have taken it upon themselves to help people take action …

Roomba

Quitting Facebook? Download your data before you go

What does Facebook know about you? Learn how to download your Facebook data to find out.<p>First, it was Cambridge Analytica. Now, it's the ugly truth memo. What's next?<p>If you are finally ready to quit Facebook once and for all, you should take your data -- all your posts and messages, photos and …

Apps

Don’t try to fight it—this ‘American Chopper’ argument meme is coming to your timeline

Most internet memes become popular before dying of overexposure. But there are exceptions. Sometimes a meme that wasn’t fully appreciated in its time …

Prequels

This is the huge M777 howitzer that US Marines burned out while fighting ISIS in Syria

FORT BLISS, Texas — US Marines fired so many M777 howitzer rounds in support of Syrian Democratic Forces to oust the terrorist group ISIS from Raqqa that they burned out two barrels.<p>"They fired more rounds in five months in Raqqa, Syria, than any other Marine artillery battalion, or any Marine or …

Military

Prostate screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good

Screening for prostate cancer does not save lives, and may do more harm than good, a major study has concluded.<p>The largest ever trial of PSA tests - which all men over 50 can obtain on request from their GP - found that death rates were identical among men, whether or not they underwent …

Nothing worked for my depression - until I tried meditation

I've been on the wrong side of happy since I was 4, when my parents split up. I don't remember a sense of devastation, but I doubt this was a coincidence. An adverse childhood event such as divorce increases the risk of depression, especially when coupled with my father's history of mental …

Qantas Is Setting Up a Pilot-Training School

As the world grapples with a shortage of pilots, Qantas Airways Ltd. is taking matters into its own hands.<p>The Australian airline is setting up a …

Qantas

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, but three -- Anthony Bourdain, Eric …

We Tested Drinks That Say They'll Help You Pass a Drug Test

The results shocked us!<p>When it comes to balancing a professional life with even a casual weed habit, American stoners have a delicate line to walk. Despite being recreationally legal in nine states and medicinally legal in 29, the federal ban on marijuana consumption means employers across the …

Cannabis

31 Construction Workers Who Only Have To Show A Single Photo In The Emergency Room To Explain Everything

Heart palpitations, anyone?<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

CNN has gone bananas and doesn't seem to care; and other horrible examples of media bias

Yes, CNN staffers have lost their minds. One year of Donald Trump’s America and he’s defeated them as thoroughly the New England Patriots beat, well, just about anybody.<p>We’re a year into the most-biased U.S. media in history – tracking at 90 percent biased against President Trump. But there appears …

Donald Trump

Belkin’s smart water assistant automatically monitors your water supply

The first product from Belkin’s Phyn water company<p>In 2016, Belkin announced Phyn, a new company that would focus on creating products for smart water management in partnership with plumbing and infrastructure company Uponor.<p>Now, at CES 2018, Phyn is announcing its first consumer product, the Phyn …

Home Automation

The Best Process Porn Videos of 2017

Sink your teeth into these juicy process videos<p>No matter how many we find, there's no way to tire us of the #ProcessPorn genre—with their ASMR-like …

Furniture Design

How I let drinking take over my life

Five years after his last taste of alcohol, William Leith tries to understand its powerful magic<p>I had my last drink five years ago, in the early hours of the morning on 1 January 2013. I think it might have been around 2am. I wouldn’t have described myself as drunk. I would have said I’d had a few …

Alcohol

From A to Z, 26 Kinks and Fetishes You Should Know About

Although kink is becoming increasingly mainstream, most of it is still rooted in subcultures. And because these communities tend to have their own terms and definitions, reading about kink may leave you lost in the dark if you’re curious about exploring the subject. A fetish technically refers to …

Harry Potter

This tool keeps track of all your online subscriptions for 96 percent off

If you use the Internet in any way, it’s likely that you are signed up for at least a few, and maybe more than a few, paid online subscription services. You could be signed up for a streaming video service like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or something similar. You might have signed up for gaming …

10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Whether you received a new iPhone over the holidays as a gift or treated yourself to one, chances are you’re not using your smartphone to its fullest.<p>After all, with many hundreds of embedded features, not to mention a new operating system (iOS 11), no doubt there are some things you had no idea …

Apps

This Magical Product Will End Ingrown Hairs And Razor Bumps For Good

$12 for smooth, bump-free skin? Sign me up.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews in this post have been edited for length</i> …

Why You Shouldn't Shy Away From That Brilliant Idea

You’ve got a rad new idea for a toy that is sure to be the next must-have. Or you believe you have an entirely new twist on a concept that might just …

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers | Inc.com

Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that what he was going to say would soon become …

Entrepreneurship

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Saving lives in the “Overdose capital of America”

A new documentary on Netflix is a window into what it’s like to be on the front lines of the opioid crisis<p>"Heroin(e)" is a powerful film that follows the stories of three women in Huntington, West Virginia, who are battling the opioid crisis on its front lines. Drug addiction is so common in …

Empathy

What Is A Low-Glycemic Diet And Can It Help You Lose Weight? | Women's Health

While following the glycemic index will help you choose healthier carbs to add to your diet, what you really want to focus on is the glycemic load of the foods you eat. Glycemic load is simply the glycemic index multiplied by the grams of carbohydrates in a food, Turoff says. “The glycemic load …