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The Decline of the American Actor

Why the under-40 generation of leading men in the U.S. is struggling—and what to do about it<p>Is it time for American actors to take a hard look in the mirror? Earlier this year Michael Douglas mused darkly to a magazine interviewer, “I think we have a little crisis going on amongst our young actors …

Uber faces FTC complaint over its plans to track you all the time

Uber announced a new privacy policy back in May that will allow it to track you even when you’re not currently using its app. The new agreement comes into effect on July 15, and unsurprisingly it’s now facing a legal challenge.<p>Washington D.C.’s Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is …

Privacy

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Pictures of the Week 2.5.15

6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

High Blood Pressure

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …

Gear & Gadgets

Sprint launches more prepaid options, including smartphones with no data plans

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: ShutterStock / Susan Cain<p>Prepaid has been very good for Sprint(s s), so good that it runs multiple no-contract …

The Liberation of Steve McQueen

A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a plane to Grenada, the tiny West Indian island, to visit a beautiful place where …

Marlon Brando

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Vinyl Records

The WikiLeaks Mole

On a recent frigid night near Reykjavik, Iceland, Sigurdur "Siggi" Thordarson slips into a bubbling geothermal pool at a suburban swim club. The …

Sexual Harassment

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Digital Art

Before Apple's iPad, there was the Intel IPAD. Seriously.

CNET takes you back to 2001, when Intel almost jumped into the tablet business.<p>The iPad is universally known as one of the most coveted consumer electronics devices on the market. But have you heard of the IPAD?<p>That would be Intel's botched attempt at building a tablet -- which nearly came out …

Galaxy Note

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

Brad Pitt

Watch These 13 Amazing Documentaries On Netflix Instant And Abandon All Hope Of Productivity

1. Man on Wire<p>I avoided Man on Wire for a few years – something about an Oscar-winning documentary on a French tightrope walker who crossed the Twin …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …

I Heart My City: Sylvia’s Tokyo

<b>Sylvia Huang</b> grew up in the beautiful garden city of Singapore, but the explorer in her brought her to glittery Tokyo, where she has spent the last 7 years studying Japanese and working in investment management. With time, Tokyo has become a second home and her Japanese friends are like family. …

I Heart My City: Jasmine’s Mumbai

Born-and-bred Mumbaikar <b>Jasmine Desai</b> is a technology journalist — and, like the subject she covers, her city is constantly changing. Though she’s the first to admit it’s not the “relatively quiet place” it once was, there’s a method to the madness…if you know what to look for. “No place is as …

I Heart My City: Tranh Ha’s Hanoi

Twenty-five-year-old Hanoi native <b>Tranh Ha Nguyen</b> began to realize what she loved about her hometown after spending time abroad in Japan. “Hanoi is so youthful and animated,” she says. Now working as a translator, Thanh Ha spends her free time showing visiting friends around the Vietnamese capital. …

Discover the Phantom-Like Rock Spires of Bryce Canyon

For millions of years water has carved Utah's rugged landscape.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> September 15, 1928<b><br>Size:</b> 35,835 acres<p>Perhaps nowhere are the forces of natural erosion more tangible than at Bryce Canyon. Its wilderness of phantom-like rock spires, or hoodoos, attracts more than one million …

National Parks

8 Fresh-Pressed Juice Cocktails for Summer

Juicing is all the rage this summer and we've got 8 fresh-pressed cocktails that will make you want to skip the bar and D.I.Y.<p>Juicing is all the rage this summer, and while it's a great way to start the day, it's also a fantastic way to kick-off happy hour. We've got 8 fresh-pressed cocktails that …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Nature

An Alternative Rule-of-Thirds

Most of you will be familiar with the rule-of-thirds: the idea that you can improve composition by placing the main subject a third of the way in …

There's A New Illegal Drug Marketplace Called Atlantis And It's Making Cute Cartoon Commercials

We've previously reported on the Tor network, an anonymous collection of sites that exist in semi-secrecy, outside of the scope of Google, Facebook, and even conventional Web browsers.<p>You may have heard of Silk Road, a relatively well-known site on Tor for buying illegal drugs. For a long time it …

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