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How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

You’ve been in bed for an hour now and you still can’t get to sleep. Maybe you’re thinking about your job or your 401(k) or health insurance. Perhaps …

Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

SAN FRANCISCO — The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried were anything but.<p>In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants pushed their victim, a young Russian man, into his apartment and kept him there, blindfolded, until he logged onto his computer …

Bitcoin

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

Nutrition

An excerpt from #TheExTrafficCop Please Note: If he hasn't mentioned it, the Ex-Traffic Cop used to be on 'Traffic' but isn't anymore. Please Also Note: The Ex-Traffic Cop used to be on 'Traffic' but isn't anymore. https://t.co/tWQTVL9HMD

Best smart home hubs: The differences between the Echo and other Amazon devices, Google Home, and Apple HomePod

Smart homes are seriously taking over the world. Remember when Disney Channel's <i>Smart House</i> premiered in 1999 and we all thought that having a smart …

Smart Homes

Europeans had school shootings, too. Then they did something about it.

<i>This post was first published on Feb. 15. It was updated on May 18.</i><p>BERLIN — Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school …

Guns

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Operating Systems

How far can a plane fly if both its engines fail?

In 2001 a plane carrying 293 passengers and 13 crew lost power in both its engines over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.<p>Unbeknown to the pilots of Air Transat Flight 236, the aircraft bound for Lisbon had been leaking fuel ever since it left Toronto six hours earlier. Having lost the first of two …

Engines

There's 28 hidden iPhone tricks and tips you need to know about

Are you an experienced iPhone user?<p>With so much technology surrounding Apple iPhone models it is not surprising there are still tips and tricks even …

IPhone 8

Israel launches massive air campaign against Syria after one of its F-16s were shot down

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israeli forces would press ahead with Syria operations despite their loss of an advanced warplane to enemy fire for the first time in 36 years.<p>Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed the F-16 as it returned from a bombing …

Middle East

Spoke with legal services this morning about the DVPN myself and colleague issued yesterday. All ready for the court case tomorrow where a full order will hopefully be granted #Bristol #Police #DomesticAbuse https://t.co/IpxRmABGK6

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

Mindfulness

10 things I learned about life from asking myself a single question

We're often told to live everyday like it's our last. I think that's bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I'm unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Insects

golden blue

An Artist Reversed The Gender Roles In Sexist Vintage Ads To Point Out How Absurd They Really Are

"Show him it's a woman's world."

Visual Art

Here's Why Space Starts At 62 Miles Up

You know that while airplanes fly through the air, they’re still technically on planet Earth. You also know that at some point, a vehicle could get …

Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was vaporized in Saturn’s atmosphere back in September (RIP), it’s still revealing fascinating insights about the …

Turn your iPhone/Android into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

Five cancer-preventing foods to get in your diet

In 2020 – now only two years away – it's estimated that almost one in every two Britons (47pc) who die will have had a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. And the rate of diagnosis is rising – in 2010 it was 44pc, and in 1992 it was 32pc. If the trend continues, it will soon be fair to say that the …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

We’re three million miles closer to the sun in January than we are in July. So why isn't it hot?

It turns out proximity is pretty inconsequential.<p>There’s something about the geometry of space that’s never quite made sense to me. I know that the axial tilt of the Earth is the reason we have seasons, but if a slight angle away from the sun can make me see my breath in winter, why does being …

Astronomy

Cryptocurrencies explained, in plain English

Everything you need to know about what cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and how they're valued.<p>By now you've probably heard about the cryptocurrency craze.<p>Either a family member, friend, neighbor, doctor, Uber driver, sales associate, server, barista, or passer-by on the street, has probably …

Cryptocurrency

Extreme Cold Turns Niagara Falls Into a Fairy Tale Landscape Frozen in Time

Ask anyone in the eastern half of North America about the 2017 holiday weather and they'll tell you one thing: it was (and still remains) bitterly cold. Bundling up in layers of sweaters can be a drag, but there is one advantage—the scenery outside is beautiful. With temperatures well below …

Surfing the Big Waves in Portugal: Pictures

Brazil

10 Great Tips for Keeping Your Resolutions This Year

The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn a new page, which is probably why so many people create New Year's Resolutions. A new year often …

Nokia 3310 4G coming soon, reports claim | Trusted Reviews

<b>A new version of the reborn Nokia 3310, featuring 4G LTE support, will reportedly arrive this year.</b><p>The throwback handset originally arrived with 2G …

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket raised up on Cape Canaveral launchpad; to set of on mission next month

SpaceX's biggest rocket till date, the <b>Falcon Heavy</b>, has been finally raised on the Cape Canaveral launchpad for the first time. The rocket will look …

Space Travel