Maria Stradling

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How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

Tracked Since Birth: The Rise Of Extreme Baby Monitoring

Does tracking a baby’s every movement, cry, and wet diaper mean happier parents and healthier infants, or are we turning our kids into Tamagotchis for no reason?<p>Elle Lucero has been tracked since birth.<p>For the first 10 months of her life, her mother, Yasmin, kept detailed records of Elle’s sleep …

Infographic: What Depression Actually Looks Like

A clickable online map narrates the thoughts and feelings of a person going through a depressive episode in an attempt to destigmatize a widespread mental illness.<p>Antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in America, with a whopping one in ten Americans currently taking them. …

10 Best Apps for Paranoid Parents

Are you a hover mom who needs to know where your child is at all times? We've found the apps (including ones with GPS tracking) that will give any parent more peace of mind.<p>Ever wish you could know where your child is, all the time? Using GPS in real time,, this app helps you keep track of and …

Eight in ten children know the passwords and pin codes to their parents' laptops, phones and computers

• One in ten said their parents constantly change their passwords so they can’t get access<br>• A persistent 12 per cent said they try various combinations …

Information Systems

The New “Handmade” (Part Three)

Consumer interest in 3D printing is booming, thanks to increasingly affordable printers, crazy stories about 3D-printed candy, human ears and handguns, all of which are impressive technological leaps. But 3D printing is fueling artists’ creativity, too, whether those artists are formally trained …

Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.<p>A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.<p>Well, technically, …

Best Tech to Prepare for Severe Weather

September is National Preparedness Month, and on my blog we’ll be taking a look at all the different ways you can leverage tech to stay safe and …

Five Tips to Help You Prepare for a Disaster

In the wake of yesterday’s piece on building a proper bug-out bag for emergency situations, a lot of comments mentioned the growth in popularity of …

Add Some Extra Storage to Your Home This Weekend

Not all homes are blessed with endless closet space, so you often need to sell your unwanted crap or find a way to store it. This weekend we're …

How Long Should I Keep Old Documents?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've been holding onto old documents (pay stubs, credit card bills, insurance paperwork, etc.) and my filing cabinet has finally had …

How To Find Someone During A Disaster

What to do, and what not to do, when trying to contact someone during an event like today's Boston Marathon bombing.<p>Multiple explosions were triggered at the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, with at the time of writing an estimated two dead and dozens injured. We know many are trying to …

Going Paperless: 7 Ways I Use Reminders in Evernote to Avoid Embarrassing Myself

A few weeks ago, I took our car in for its regular maintenance. I had snapped a photo of the maintenance reminder in the windshield of the car and …