Simon Mclernon

10 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | @pitkicker | Keep up with Simon Mclernon on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Simon Mclernon”

Colombians Are Building Houses Made of Wasted Plastic—Shaped Into Huge Lego Bricks

A group of Colombians are transforming the serious problem of pollution by using plastic waste—and the Lego building model—as a solution for the …

A lesson in plagiarism for Melania Trump

After Melania Trump gave the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night, charges of plagiarism swiftly followed. Several sentences of her speech hewed closely to the speech given by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.<p>It's still to be determined whether …

An Impressive Spray

The specially developed internal structure inside the Aurajet redirects water inside shower head to deliver a showering experience like no other. One …

Queen ‘Frustrated’ by Donald Trump After RNC Song Usage

Queen has lashed out at Donald Trump again for using their 1977 song “We Are the Champions” without permission.<p>“We are frustrated by the repeated …

There's New Evidence That Sugar Calories Are Much Worse Than Other Calories

All calories are not equal.<p>Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. So why is this happening?<p>Everyone assumes this is the …

Diabetes

High-Fat Is Healthy, If It's Part Of A Mediterranean Diet, Study Finds

Finally, fats aficionados officially have license to eat “a lot” of the stuff, according to a new study–if the fats are of the healthy, unsaturated varieties, that is. The new meta-analysis published in <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> pulled together a number of previous studies that looked at …

The Incredible Brain Benefits of Silence

Scientists were shocked to discover the outsize impact of silence on the brain. You will be too.<p>When was the last time you experienced true silence?<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a quiet, remote place, that might be a simple question to answer. But for most urban dwellers, escaping the cacophony …

Human Hearing Loss Could Be Reversible

Many animals regenerate the tiny hair cells that enable hearing—and there are promising signs that people can be made to do the same.<p>After a songbird loses its hearing due to physical trauma or loud noise, the sensory hair cells in its inner ear regenerate naturally. The healed bird can use its …

Eli Lilly

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

Sleep

‘Paint’ walls a different color with this simple Photoshop trick

Photoshop can alter images in almost every way imaginable. As capable as it is though, there are times when the changes needed are rather mundane in …