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Color Film was Built for White People. Can Film Be Racist?

Vox has a fascinating history of color film and how the chemical formulation of film was biased towards highlighting white skin tones. According to …

This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

Drug Information Startup Diagnosia Sued By Big Pharma

In a classic case of David vs. Goliath, the Austrian startup Diagnosia, which provides apps for doctors and hospitals to help them quickly access drug information, is being sued by global pharmaceutical company Sanofi over how it lists the painkiller Metamizole.<p>Specifically, Sanofi is unhappy with …

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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Peggy Olson was not alone!</b> All of these famous ads were created by the real women of the "Mad Men" era.<p><b>2. Some small US digital ad firms could win big in the 2016 elections.</b> By one estimate, U.S. online political advertising could quadruple to nearly $1 billion in the 2016 election<p><b>3. The man who</b> …

Sony shows just how much camera it can cram in your pocket with 30x zoom HX90V, WX500

Claiming "world's smallest" honors, the new Cyber-shots are only 102mm wide but have 24-720mm lenses and one even has a pop-up viewfinder.<p>When Sony released the Cyber-shot HX50V in 2013, it was the world's smallest and lightest camera with a 30x zoom lens. Now, two years later, it's back with the …

Before & After: A Blah 1970's Kitchen Get a French Country Makeover

A pair of rookie renovators gives this kitchen an expert transformation.<p>A pair of rookie renovators gives this kitchen an expert transformation.

India’s preference for sons has created a nation of tiny people

<i>Update: The working paper Quartz wrote about in 2015 was published in the September 2017 issue of American Economic Review.</i><p>Indian children are among the shortest in the world, and the country’s preference for sons might be to blame.<p>Globally, one in four children under the age of five is …

Demographics

I Did Not Quit My Job to Travel the World

Approximately every five minutes someone out there writes an article about how they quit their job to travel the world. Okay, maybe not every five minutes, but these days it does seem like there are many people who do just that -- save up money, quit their jobs and go from country to country, city …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is reportedly working on a TV service that will launch in the autumn.</b> Around 25 channels will be included with the service, and will cost between $30 and $40 per month.<p><b>2. Pinterest raised $367 million at an $11 billion valuation.</b> It could also raise up to $208 million in additional funding.<p>…

12 Insane Facts You Didn't Know About Time Zones

<i>By: Chloe Pantazi</i><p>It's the same story every year. You wake up groggy on a Sunday, and can't remember -- is it an hour ahead or behind in the Spring? What time does the clock wind back? And where's this daylight being saved, anyway? Plus, by the time your body adjusts, BAM! The clock changes again …

A Bland Powder Room is Transformed Into a Sleek Full Bathroom

This makeover was no simple task, but the gorgeous results prove that all the effort was worth it.<p>This makeover was no simple task, but the gorgeous results prove that all the effort was worth it.

How Your USB Cables Are About to Change Forever

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Microsoft to roll out Windows 10 as it jostles with Google and Apple

First major update of operating system under new CEO Satya Nadella could be turning point for tech giant struggling to win back mobile customers<p>Microsoft will unveil the first major update of its Windows operating system under new boss Satya Nadella on Wednesday as it fights to win back mobile …

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17 Unexpected Ways to Make the Most of Any Space in Your House

These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house.<p>These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house. …

Small Spaces

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

8 Reasons to Be Scared of Foreign Grocery Stores

<b>1. Turnstiles</b><p>I don't understand why because you don't have to pay to enter or anything, but now you can't get out until you buy stuff and go through the check out. What if you forgot your wallet in the car? What if one of the bambini escapes? What if there's a fire? What if it turns out they don't …

The 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Kitchen

Use this cleaning checklist to kill all the germs in your cooking zone.<p>Think your kitchen is squeaky clean? Not so fast. "Moisture and food particles make it the perfect environment for growing germs that can make you sick," says Kelly A. Reynolds, PhD, an environmental microbiologist at the …

My Hotel Room In Vegas Came With A Sex Kit ...

I was staying at one of those new supposedly family-friendly hotels in Las Vegas, the SLS.<p>They welcomed me with a fruit plate, Champagne glasses, and a handwritten note (at right).

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

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7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

7 Crazy Homes That Every Nature-Lover Should Visit

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23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

10 Happy Bedrooms

5 tech gifts you shouldn't buy this holiday season

When you're trying to buy the perfect gift for a friend or family member this Christmas, you're probably going to think about something digital. With smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones, home theater soundbars, gaming consoles, robots, cameras, cases, video games and more in stores, the options …

The Most High-Tech Cruise Ship Ever

The airline industry could take a few tips from the cruise industry to improve customer service.<p>Not only do you get a lot more personal space on a cruise, but the technology found on cruise ships is getting more useful with each new ship.<p>For example, even with over 4,000 passengers and their …

This House Is Not for the Faint of Heart

But someone really does live there.<p>If someone suggested that you take up residence in a home perched precariously on a rock pillar, you'd probably balk. Sure, you can't beat the sweeping mountain views, but the phrase "don't look down!" doesn't really inspire a comfortable, welcoming vibe.<p>But for …

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This Amazing Airplane Seat Could Change Everything About Luxury Flying

Designers at Hong Kong-based PaperClipDesign have come up with a concept — called the "Butterfly Seat" — that affords passenger airlines an unprecedented level of flexibility in arranging the premium sections of their cabins.<p>Airlines in search of increased profits have been investing heavily in …

Apple Pay grabs 50% of McDonald’s tap-to-pay transactions, gives retailers hope for future of mobile payments

Apple only released its mobile payment system to the public last month, but the feature is already gaining traction at many retail outlets according to the New York Times. New numbers from retailers that accept Apple Pay show that the public is jumping on board with the system in a big …

14 Places You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Are you <i>sure</i> you booked a trip to Mon-tree-awl? Or are you instead headed to Muhn-trawl?<p>Pronouncing the correct name of a city or country can make it sound like a whole new place. Accurate accentuation can also really help you jive with locals.<p>Study a few place names you may have been saying wrong …