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17 Easy Ways To Be Insanely Productive

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Many children asking Santa for bare essentials

Santa does not do e-mail. Nor does he respond to text messages. If you want to contact Santa, you have to write a letter, an ancient practice involving paper, pencil and a stamp.<p>Thousands of Bay Area children have done just that - but this holiday season, the tone of letters bound for the North …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

Homeland Security

Time-Lapse: Homeless US Army Veteran Gets a Makeover and New Lease on Life

Veterans Day is right around the corner, so it’s nice to see that one of the time-lapses making the most impact online over the past couple of days …