Natalie Ramos

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Opioid wars

The United States is in the midst of the worst drug addiction epidemic in its history. But it is not a crisis of illegal drugs, it is one of prescription painkillers.<p>With well over 100,000 deaths, this is the worst man-made epidemic in history ... made by organised medicine.<p>Dr Gary Franklin, …

iOS 8 How-to: Use Camera to enter in credit card info

With iOS 7, Apple added a new feature in iBooks, iTunes and the App Store that allowed users to scan iTunes gift cards with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the string of characters on the back of the card. Now in iOS 8, you can use the device’s camera to scan and enter credit card …

Three tips for Safari on iOS 8

Navigating around the web on a mobile device is how most of us view the websites throughout the day. As such, Safari is a crucial app on iOS, and one that needs to keep evolving with each update. With iOS 8, Apple has added some key features across it's iOS lineup, as well as specific to the iPhone …

WhatWine Scans A Restaurant’s Wine List To Pair Your Dish With The Right One

I’ll confess, I know very little about wine, except that too many glasses of cheap red plonk can make you very sick as a 14-year-old child. WhatWine, a new app from serial entrepreneurs Cedric Maloux and Matthew Gertner, who previously founded AllPeers together, could help fill in a few of my …

15 Magical Pebble Paths That Flow Like Rivers

The garden or back-yard is one of the best places in a home for the home-owner to express their creative side. Why surround all those beautiful …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

25 Awesome Furniture Design Ideas For Cat Lovers

Seeing as today (August 8th) is International Cat Day, we figured that many cat owners might want to get their cat companions a gift to show them …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

Landscape Photography

Things I Learned After My Photo Hit #1 on Reddit, and Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Posted It

Last night, I posted a photo I took (shown above) in 2012 to Reddit’s /r/pics subreddit.<p>After I posted it, the upvotes slowly began to trickle in. …

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 …

Linux

38 Maps They Didn’t Teach You At School (Part II)

When we collected a list of 40 maps that you never would have seen in school, you guys totally loved them, so we’re back with more. If maps are one …

This Plastic Bottle Upcycle is Totally Upscale

We’re all trying to cut down on those pesky, yet totally convenient plastic bottles. When we do use them, we recycle them. But one artist has us rethinking that last move with his upcycled hanging lamp creations with these gorgeous PET Lamps.<p>Barcelona-based designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón first …

When Doctors Act on Tradition and Emotion Over New Science

This week a major journal published new recommendations for treating high blood pressure and cholesterol. But doctors are often reluctant to change old habits.<p>A series of new studies published in this week’s <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> underscore the complicated nature of new …

Watch: Amazing Stories From George Nelson’s First Receptionist

Self-described “ballsy woman” Hilda Longinotti, now 80, was the first receptionist of American furniture giant Herman Miller in the age of Mad Men. See her witty stories animated in this delightful new cartoon series.<p>In 1953, Hilda Longinotti, a high school dropout from Queens, saw an ad in the <i>New</i> …

America’s Teens Outscore Adults On Stress

Since 2007, the American Psychological Association (APA) has conducted a survey of different aspects of stress in America. This year’s analysis …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Hilarious Photos of Sexy Men and Adorable Cats in Similar Poses

<i>Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats)</i> is a single-topic blog that pairs similar photos of attractive men with pictures of adorable cats. The brilliant match-ups feature a variety of heartthrobs (including celebrities like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender) posing seductively alongside shots …

Cute

Should Severe Premenstrual Symptoms Be A Mental Disorder?

The way Ronna Simmons of Philadelphia describes it, every two weeks a timer goes off.<p>Simmons, 24, will have been doing just fine, working, taking care of her daughter. And then suddenly everything changes. Normally cheerful, Simmons says she begins to hate herself.<p>"I tell everybody, 'I'm not myself …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Mind-Boggling Hyper-Realistic Drawings By Marcello Barenghi (14 Pics)

While some of the drawings can be identified as drawings, others require sharp observation and attention for the illusion of photo-realism to break …

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Mexico City

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …

Spectacular Eggshell Sculptures Transformed into Mini Lamps

B?n Tre, Vietnam-based deviantART user vnarts shares some truly spectacular eggshell sculptures that have been transformed into unique lamps. The meticulously carved chicken eggs feature a variety of subjects that include anything from beautiful Vietnam landscapes and portraits of iconic figures to …

Sculpture

31 Haunting Images of Abandoned Places That Will Give You Goose Bumps

They say that the only permanent thing in the world is change. History books are one way to understand the passage of time, but there are also some …

Brain Changes May Explain Stroke Risk In Migraine Sufferers

It was hard to ignore those headlines saying that people with migraine have brain damage, even if you're not among the 12 percent or so who do suffer from these painful, recurring headaches.<p>Don't panic, says the neurologist whose work sparked those alarming headlines. "It's still not something to …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Drawing

Creative Dad’s Photography Turns Heads

It’s not unusual for parents to take frequent pictures of their sons and daughters. There are blogs featuring kids around every bend of the web. With …

Photography

Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …