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15 Carbs Nutritionists Want You To Eat More Of

Put your carb fears aside and dig into these 15 nutritious, tasty foods touted by experts<p>Over the past few years, carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap, blamed for everything from our obesity and diabetes epidemics to heart disease and other health woes. What's more, thanks to success stories of …

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Zadie Smith’s ‘Swing Time’ Explores Friends’ Diverging Paths

Doubles — pairs of friends, rivals and families; contrasting ideologies and views of the world — animate Zadie Smith’s novels, as surely as doubles and doppelgängers haunt many Hitchcock movies. Her astonishing debut novel, “White Teeth” (2000), recounted the story of two World War II vets — polar …

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Latest<p>Funko Unveils Pop Figures For 'Ready Player One'<p>Ready Player One 11 hours ago<p>Ready Player One<p>Reebok Releases New Shaq Attaq Superman …

Is this the perfect Caribbean island?

Most people come to Anguilla in search of indolence. Located just a speedboat ride away from the brasher St Maarten, where gleaming white mega-yachts bask in the sun, this is a quiet, sophisticated sort of place where A-listers hide in plain sight. Among the famous faces to have stepped ashore in …

Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

This bike dashboard lets you make calls and get directions without leaving your handlebars

Think of it as a smart dashboard for your bike. The COBI allows bikers to mount their phone on their handlebars and connect it to a controller that they use by flicking their thumb. They can adjust their music, answer phone calls, track their fitness goals and more without ever leaving their …

Apps

How Costa Coffee Used Data To Drive Loyalty And Sales

U.K. chain Costa Coffee use customer data from multiple sources to create sharply targeted communications that drive a loyalty program that actually works for buyer and brand.<p>With a coffee shop, maybe two, on every street corner, coffee has become the ultimate takeout commodity. Yet despite coffee …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

How to Make Personalized Burlap Bags

Love burlap…and I love these <i>burlap bags from Dharma Trading.</i> I thought they’d make great gifts or even stylish reusable grocery bags:<p><b>Supplies:</b> <br>Burlap …

How To Make Garden Art Toadstools

Toadstools are one of the first types of garden art I remember seeing as a child. These ones are really easy to make and a suitable project to do …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Desk Bell That Plays Sound Effects

Most people are familiar with the classic desk bell. So when they press the button on top of the bell, they expect to hear a gentle ringing sound. They are not expecting to hear a bird chirping, gun fire, or other sound effects. But that is what will happen if they press the button on this desk …

How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Clean Energy

How to Run a Portable Version of Windows from a USB Drive

Ever wanted a copy of Windows you can take with you wherever you go, to use on any computer you want? It's possible: here's how to install a portable …

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Pop Romance: 11 High/Low Design Ideas to Steal from Hero in Paris<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design …

Stress Testing Injected Hot Glue for Solid, Fast, Cheap 3D Prints

Printing a solid object (100% infill) has many advantages, namely strength and rigidity. However, it takes much longer to print with high infill and, of course, takes much more material.<p>We at Lantern Robotics devised an interesting solution by injecting Hot Melt Adhesive (HMA) into hollow prints …

DIY Marquee Sign: Perfect For Your Backyard Movie Night

If you’ve perused Pinterest lately, you’ve probably noticed all of the posts on how to make your own <b>DIY marquee sign</b>. After spotting them a few …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Build Your Own Paper Velociraptor - Technabob

Check out this Kickstarter campaign for KitRex, which is basically a 3D paper velociraptor that you build yourself. 3D paper velociraptor? I’m in. …

DIY Idea: Upcycler Turns Old 35mm Slides Into Colorful Curtains

Got a couple of boxes of old transparencies and a bare window? Then designer/upcycler Scott Sherwood has come up with a great idea that will put …

Mirobot—a WiFi robotics kit at Maker Faire UK

<i>This post is coming to you live from Maker Faire UK being held this weekend at the Life Science Centre here in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.</i><p>One of my abiding memories of what would eventually be called Computer Science when I was at school — although it wasn’t called that at the time as Computer Science …

Paperclip Design LTD's Airplane Interior Design Innovations, Part 1: Dual-Level Armrests & Economy-to-Business Seat Conversions

From Hong-Kong-based studio Paperclip Designs come these two re-thinks of airplane cabin design issues. The first attempts to address user comfort by …

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“A cubicle is a sign”: Why your office nightmare could soon disappear

Author Nikil Saval tells Salon about manhood office politics and explains why “Office Space’s” ending was a letdown<p>“Man is born free, but he is everywhere in cubicles,” writes Nikil Saval -- tweaking Rousseau – in his new book, “Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace.” “The culture of the office …

Flying Private Is Becoming Affordable

What is your ultimate fantasy?<p>As a travel filmmaker and journalist, mine is the ability to fly exclusively on private jets -- cutting out the hassle of airports, layovers and exposure to germs.<p>And while that dream may not sound attainable for most, it is not far out of the realm of possibilities …

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How to Turn Coach Into First Class

We all know it: Flying coach can be painful. There's almost no legroom, you always feel like you're going to get squished by the person in front of you, and customer service isn't exactly top notch.<p>But guess what? There are magical ways of making your coach experience feel more first class! Who …

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How You Can Afford To Travel The World

After traveling to over 40 countries and learning valuable ways to travel hack, I have learned one important rule: you do not need a lot of money (or …

9 Tools to Help You Use Your Airline Miles

Earning frequent flyer miles is one of the easiest ways to get super cheap or almost free travel. Whether you’ve been racking up the miles from …

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