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8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday was our biggest list of the week featuring paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a short time, and a few of the apps on that list …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

Build This Beautiful Concrete Bench

Concrete furniture lasts forever—especially when you build it like a pro.<p>Concrete furniture lasts forever—especially when you build it like a pro.

Woodworking

How to Cope with Disappointment

Disappointment is an emotion that many of have a difficult time understanding and managing. For instance, when your favorite sports team loses the …

How to Grill the Perfect Steak

We grill steaks all the time on this site. Partly because it is quick and easy and partly because we love steak! Not sure which is more. We have a …

How to create a Windows 8 USB recovery drive

A bootable Windows 8 recovery drive can help you repair or restore your PC if and when problems arise. Though you can create a recovery DVD, USB flash drives are much more convenient and are fairly inexpensive.<p>Here's how to create a Windows 8 USB recovery drive for your PC:<p><b>Step 1</b>: From the Windows …

Operating Systems

Fog harvesting: How to get fresh water out of thin air

In some of this planet's driest regions, where rainfall is rare or even nonexistent, a few specialized plants and insects have devised ingenious …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

What’s the Best Oil to Cook With?

<i>What oil is the safest and healthiest to cook with?</i><p>Grapeseed, olive, sunflower, canola, coconut—there are so many options. Which is the best for …

Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit

We featured 14 DIY fire pit projects last month, but this modern version our partners-in-crime at ManMade created recently was too rad not to …

Roundup: 14 DIY Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself!

The best summer nights always involve good people, good food, and a space that encourages good conversation. Keep all those good feelings going well …

How to Learn Speed Reading

Whether you're hitting the textbooks in philosophy class or reading the morning newspaper, reading can feel tedious. Train yourself to speed read to …

How to Find Your Passion

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. Passion can also be a quieter …

Self-improvement

How to Make Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Community Tested<p>Chocolate chip cookies are considered by some to be one of the best types of cookies around. If you're looking for a chewy cookie …

Casein Protein Powder

Drinking Coffee Linked To 50 Percent Lower Risk Of Suicide

The newest excuse to defend your caffeine addiction.<p>Good news for those of you already reaching for your umpteenth cup of coffee of the day.<p>According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, subjects who drank two to four cups of coffee daily were 50 percent less likely to commit …

Roundup: 10 Gourmet Campfire Cooking Recipes

Your taste buds don't have to suffer just because modern conveniences aren't available in the woods... you'll want to go camping every weekend after …

9 DIY Outdoor Swing and Hammock Projects

Nothing says summer like kicking your feet up and relaxing in a hammock with your favorite book and a cold beverage! Here are some stylish hammocks …

Five More Hidden Features In iOS 7 Beta [Feature]

iOS 7 beta has a ton of new features, tricks, hidden things, and ways to get stuff done. We’ve been showing it all to you as we delve into the latest and greatest mobile OS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for a few weeks now.<p>But we’re not ready to stop. Here are even more (five of ’em!) secret, …

New Wild Strawberry Species Discovered

It's super-tiny, about the size of your thumbnail.<p>Can I get this job? Researchers have discovered a new species of wild mountain strawberry. It grows in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, at elevations of 3,000 feet to about 5,000 feet.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already squirreled away a …

GQ Fitness: Why You Should Be Eating More Carbs

Want to build muscle? Chill with the protein, bro. If you’re an active guy, then according to Alyse Levine, M.S., R.D. and advisor for livestrong.com, there’s a good chance you actually need less protein and more—wait for it—carbs. "There’s a huge misconception that you just need to load up on …

Self Freezing Coca-Cola (The trick that works on any soda!)

Tutorials

Roundup: 10 Unexpected Things You Can Grill

Grilling season is in full swing, but if you're tired of the same old slab of meat fare--or if you're a vegetarian--you might not be as thrilled with …

How to Cook Steak

The perfectly-cooked steak is succulent, rich, and hearty. It's fit for a king's last meal or Joe's first lunch. What's more, there are many …

BBQ

Health | Yahoo Lifestyle

Wellness<p>The Mighty<p>Fans wondered if Toni Braxton's facial changes were due to plastic surgery, though she actually has lupus.<p>Beauty<p>Woman's Day<p>The …

Activism

5 Reasons Why Hardgainers Can’t Gain Weight Or Build Muscle

<i>I can't gain weight. I can't build muscle. Am I a hardgainer?</i> How many times have you heard this question? Probably one too many times, I imagine.<p>If …