Luis Martinez

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​7-Day Meal Plan: Easy 10-Minute Breakfasts​

Think you don't have enough time for breakfast? These easy 10-minute recipes will change your mind. Set yourself up for a productive, energized day …

Breakfast

'My best travel discovery of 2016'

Dunhuang<b>,</b> Gansu Province, China<p><b>Peter Frankopan, historian and author</b><br>The world of 2016 is not all doom and gloom. In Asia, things are changing fast as the Silk Roads rise again. In September, I was in north-west China, in Dunhuang, between the Gobi and the Taklamakan deserts, on the southern Silk …

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How Mamata Banerjee stole the spirit of Christmas in Kolkata

The chief minister has turned an organic, community affair into a technicolor pre-packaged social do.<p>In 2011, Mamata Banerjee strode to power after …

Drop Everything: The US Virgin Islands Will Pay You to Visit in 2017

In a dream world, every kitchen has an unlimited ice cream machine, your wardrobe updates itself instantly for every season and you get paid to take a vacation. While we can’t guarantee those first two perks any time soon, we may have a life hack for the last part. Get ready: The US Virgin Islands …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Should You Buy Stock in the Biotech Discovery of the Century?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Much progress has been made in the last 100 years, but that didn't stop <i>MIT Technology Review</i> from calling a new gene-editing technology "The Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century." While that's a mighty big claim, it may not be hyperbole. Researchers have big hopes …

Biotechnology

Angelina Jolie: False Drug Addiction Rumors Continue

Angelina Jolie’s impending divorce with Brad Pitt has caused a lot of backlash against both her and Pitt. Perhaps the worst part about it all is that …

Plant-Based Diet: The World’s Healthiest Diet for Weight Loss

A <b>plant-based diet</b> is a diet of every animal (as well as humans) based on nutrients derived from plants, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, but with some or no animal products.<p>According to the Medical School of Harvard, the latest scientific evidence shows that a plant-based …

13 Reasons You Need To Visit Budapest ASAP

Europe is mind-blowingly cheap right now. The euro is nearly equal to the dollar (for now), and flight prices are largely on the decline, too. Even many hotel costs are pointing downward, making this quite possibly the most budget-friendly time to visit Europe in <i>years</i>.<p>And of all the picturesque …

Three Tips on How to Give Your Man Style Advice

I’m a man, a rather fashionable man, or at least I like to think I am. Which means, when my wife says a pair of jeans doesn’t flatter me or, “Are you</i> …

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Sesame is one of the cheapest smart locks you can buy

There’s no getting around the fact that Kickstarter projects are a gamble. You can spend $100 on something like the Pebble just as easily as you can on something that was supposed to be a watch, but comes delivered late and resembles a potato.<p>That gamble, and the chance to come out on the other end …

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

How much does a food truck cost?<p>The short answer: about $50,000 on the low end, at least in California. The long answer: it can cost much, much more to actually get a food truck business off the ground -- depending on who you are, where you are, and what your goals may be.<p>Food trucks have been a …

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

4 Countries Where Expats Can Live For Cheap

Many people catch the travel bug — but few can afford to move abroad.<p>Expat Insider recently released the results of its annual InterNations survey, which looks at factors that motivate expats to move to certain parts of the world, including personal finance.<p>Overall, Ecuador emerged as the winner, …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

Watch Seth Rogen's hilarious and heartfelt Senate testimony on Alzheimer's research

Even Seth Rogen acknowledges that most of us would expect his top political cause to be the legalization of marijuana. While giving testimony at a Senate hearing yesterday, Rogen took plenty of time to joke about his role in vulgar comedies and the perception of him as immature and lazy. But Rogen …

Abandoned Paris Metro Stations, Reborn as Nightclubs and Public Pools

In a city whose sewers attract tourists, it's no surprise that a mayoral candidate is proposing to turn abandoned subway stations into art galleries, …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Dell's New Research Lab Is Working On Mood-Sensing Computers Like The One In The Movie 'Her'

As a newly private company, Dell didn't reveal how big this unit would be in dollar amount or number of employees. But we recently talked with Jai Menon, the head of the new R&D unit, who spent most of his career working for IBM's famous research group.<p>And he outlined some of the cool new tech Dell …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

Meet The People Who Want To Print A Home In A Day

The open-source construction system WikiHouse could upend architecture as we know it.<p>On a cold, gray day in central London, Alastair Parvin is staring at a coffeepot, or what used to be one before he took it apart to clean it. The appliance lies strewn across an office table, a wreck of wet steel …

Jonah Hill falls in love with himself in SNL’s “Her” parody

<b>(Screenshot, NBC)</b><p>The re-imagined Spike Jonze film also features a Michael Cera cameo<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 26, 2014 1:17pm (UTC)<p>SNL's interpretation of Spike Jonze's buzzworthy film, Her, is a sequel of sorts, with a narcissistic twist. It features Jonah Hill as the lonely man who falls in love with …

5 shady ways the drug industry is influencing your doctor

Big Pharma can entice medical practitioners to prescribe expensive patent drugs — even when they’re dangerous<p>Until 2010, when the Physician Payments Sunshine Act passed, requiring doctors to disclose payments, the only thing better than working for Pharma was being a doctor wined and dined by …

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

Home Decorating

25 Easy Party Dips You Can Make In 20 Minutes

Okay, maybe a few of them will take you 25 minutes. But all of them are definitely quick enough to whip up another batch during halftime if you run out.

Cooking

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, <i>The Creators Project</i> and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ‘2.5D’ animated …

Best Places to Party Around the World

Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting …

44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask.

France

Modern Residence Seamlessly Integrating into the Landscape in Ottawa, Canada

Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. …