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Where to Buy Inexpensive Hiking Gear

That New Backpack Doesn't Have to Cost Too Much<p>Brand-new hiking gear can cost an arm and a leg, but sometimes it's worth it for the warranty, or just …

How to Read Piano Chords

If you understand how to read piano chords, you can sit down and play nearly any song with a basic chord chart – you don't even have to learn a lot …

Why Do Sick Bodies Turn Poop Into Diarrhea?

Despite thousands of years of pant-crapping history, there’s a surprising amount we <i>don’t</i> know about diarrhea. There’s a couple ways we’ve figured out …

Microbiology

Doctors have finally found a more accurate way than BMI to determine whether your weight is healthy

The index, a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height, can be traced back to the 1830s. Despite its popularity, it's now understood to be a relatively crude measure of fitness.<p>Now there's finally an alternative — and it solves the biggest problem with the BMI.<p>On Monday, a …

YouTube has a secret 'Dark Mode' – this is how you activate it

Open the Chrome developer tools tab.<p>Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.<br>• Mac users can do this by pressing Option + Cmd + I.<p>Select the Console tab.<p>Once in Console, paste the following text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”<br>• Hit enter.<p>Close the developer tools tab and …

How an Introvert Networked His Way to a Few Million in Revenue

The concept of ‘networking’ can have negative connotations, conjuring up an image of a business card collector flashing a fake grin at everyone they …

The Psychology Behind Why Some People Are Chronically Late

Blame your optimism.<p>Some people are always late. You probably know someone who just never shows up when you want them to, armed with an excuse when …

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor

Most marketers focus on the wrong information, says bestselling author Clay Christensen.<p>Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's …

McDonald's

It just got easier to become a permanent resident of Japan — here's how you do it

Under the new law, which will take effect in March, applicants with multiple degrees who earn a high salary will only need one year to become residents. The change reflects Japan's desire for more workers with advanced skill sets.<p>But that's not the only way to uproot your current life for a new one …

Japan

This Russian Photoshop Master’s Skills Will Blow Your Mind

Almost everyone with a smartphone or a computer has experimented with photo editing at some point, but this retouching master's work is above and …

"Shaky hands" steadier after non-invasive treatment

Imagine having your hands shake so much that it’s hard to hold a glass of water, feed yourself, shave or put on makeup.<p>Millions of people suffer from …

adidas is selling a limited number of 3D-printed Runner shoes. We tried them out

As sports go, running requires very little equipment. T-shirt, shorts, socks, trainers - you're ready to hit the streets or track. Yet, runners are …

Marathons

15 Psychological Conditions Named After Literary Characters

If you’re a chemist and you make a crucial discovery, chances are they’ll name the particle or compound after you. But psychologists have always had …

Six Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photographers

Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite. It’s important to check the red channel in the histogram when photographing warm, saturated colors like this.Every …

10 Bad Habits That Damage Your Car

These little mistakes we do every day are slowing killing our cars.<p>Buying a car is a big investment, and for most of us, a car is something we want keep running as long as possible. But sometimes our own bad habits are a car's worst enemy. Which ones are you guilty of?

Stunning new theory of gravity suggests there's no such thing as dark matter

A new theory of gravity explains the way galaxies rotate without the need for the theoretical presence of dark matter, according to a renowned expert …

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

17 Simple Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time

If you dream of starting your own business but are tied down with a full-time job, here are 17 simple steps to get it up and running.<p>If you're serious about starting your own business and you have a full-time job that you can't walk away from, it's possible to get there from here. Follow these 17 …

Small Business

The New Deadliest Substance Known to Man Is Top Secret (For Now)

Scientists recently discovered a new type of botulinum toxin (a.k.a. botox) that they believe is the deadliest substance known to man. Because …

Filipino Social Good Startups Win At IdeaSpace Competition

The results are in for Filipino accelerator IdeaSpace’s startup competition, and the top ten picks have a heavy focus on social projects.<p>A glance at the list reveals a strong emphasis on environmental and health-related projects, especially those that will likely benefit the developing nation’s …