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9 Tips for Faster Wi-Fi Streaming

The cable plan you signed up for promised up to 300Mbps of blistering Internet speed, but reality has proven to be somewhat different. You’re barely …

You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

Liquid body armor tested in Poland

Scientists at a Polish company that produce body armor systems are working to implement a non-Newtonian liquid in their products.<p>The liquid is called Shear-Thickening Fluid (STF). STF does not conform to the model of Newtonian liquids, such as water, in which the force required to move the fluid …

Engineering

Science says these 5 daily rituals will make you happy

17%.<p>Via "The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work:"<p>Only 17% of the adult population is said to be flourishing, fulfilling their potential for happiness, success, and productivity.<p>Less than one in five. And the question that follows is, of course: <i>how do I become one of those …

Happiness

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

Puerto Rico

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Travel Like a Local in the Dominican Republic

Anyone who has traveled to the Dominican Republic will tell you that the country not only has amazing beaches, some of the friendliest people, but also a great collection of resorts to choose from.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Girl Gone Travel</i><p>Dominicans pride themselves in offering excellent customer service …

Dominican Republic

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

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 …

Sleep

Don’t skip these steps when planking, piking and crunching

Core training is an exercise trend that is here to stay. People everywhere are planking, piking and crunching with the best of intentions, limited only by imagination. There is only one problem: Many workout enthusiasts seen precariously planking on exercise balls may have missed a step.<p>We live in …

Best deals on new cars for less than $200 per month

Here's why one in four Canadians chose to lease and not buy a new ride in 2014 - monthly payment. As in a miniscule monthly payment, at times with little or no money down.<p>And by "little," Deals of the Week is talking a sub-$200 per month payment. How low is that? The average monthly payment on a …

When Crying At The Gym Means You're Doing Something Right

About two minutes into Eminem's "Lose Yourself," I couldn't feel my shoulders.<p>I was sitting cross-legged on a mat in a dance studio, nearly every inch of the floor covered by mats like mine, with the lights off and the music blaring, flapping my arms back and forth in some combination of a reverse …

Exercise

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

E-books 'damage sleep and health,' doctors warn

<b>If you curl up under the duvet with an e-book for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned.</b><p>A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep.<p>They found it took longer to nod off with a …

Sleep

Winner announced in our Samsung Galaxy S5 contest!

<b>Update:</b> This contest is now over and the winner of the GS5 is “FlamesFan89.” No worries if this is not you as we have more contests happening now. …

Winner announced in our Bell Nokia Lumia 830 Prize Pack contest!

<b>Update:</b> This contest is now over and we are thrilled to announce that Adam Kilner has won the Bell Nokia Lumia 830 Prize Pack. No worries if this is …

Want to eat like a teen again? Science may have found a way

Researchers in Hamilton have discovered how to turn back the clock on the body's metabolism, potentially paving the way for people to eat and burn …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Clearpath wants to do for robotics what BlackBerry did for smartphones

With a vision to automate the world's dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs through their unmanned robots, Clearpath Robotics Inc. is making an international name for itself. The company's co-founders, Matt Rendall, Ryan Gariepy and Bryan Webb, were recently included in '40 Under 40: People to Watch …

Drone makers set sights on photographers

Drones! They're not just for killing terrorists. As small unmanned aircraft become cheaper and more commonplace, their applications are getting more and more workaday. Like, for instance, wedding photos.<p>"Now let's say you were about to get married, and you see an amazing shot of the whole wedding …

Hibernation-like state can benefit humans

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could spend the winter hibernating instead of bundling up for the biting winter wind and shovelling your way through the …

Temporal Power spinning renewable energy wheels

For centuries, spinning wheels have been used to store energy. That's how potter's wheels work, with the energy in the disk helping maintain a consistent velocity. Flywheels are also key components of steam engines, where they convert energy from pistons into consistent rotational motion. Even toy …

5 Workout Moves That Will Change Your Body

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

Holistic Medicine

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Commuting is even worse than you thought

You probably know that commuting increases time pressures, as people have time siphoned from their already busy lives for travelling between home and work. But it may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that commuting is related to lower satisfaction with life.<p>That finding comes out of research by …

Whooooo said that? The distinct voices of owls

Since tomorrow is All Souls’ Day (and last night was Halloween), when people’s thoughts turn to ghosts and spooky animals, I thought I’d share this fun little video about owls and their distinct voices. As you’ll hear in this video, each owl species has its own special voice just as they have their …

Scientist harnesses power of tiny particles and young minds

University of Toronto professor Cynthia Goh has helped found six startups that range from nanotechnology applications to improving science literacy in emerging nations. (Glenn Lowson for The Globe and Mail)<p>Cynthia Goh is no stranger to risk.<p>A native of the Philippines, Dr. Goh was just 18 when she …

Try It Now

2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

<i>This being my last weekend with this blog, I wanted to repost a story I wrote a few years ago that has continued to intrigue me ...</i><p>I'm going to show you two kinds of nothing.<p>The first is a small patch of space, way, way out in the universe, remote from everything, with nothing in it, no stars, no …