Sebastian Distefano

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The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Language Learning

My Favorite Neutral Density Filter

Ever since purchasing a circular polarizer filter several years ago, filters have played an important role in my photography. However, it wasn’t …

Landscape Photography

What Is Coconut Sugar and Why Is Everyone Using It?

In addition to the abundance of coconut oil and shredded coconut, coconut sugar is growing in popularity. According to an article entitled “Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Alternative to Artificial Sweetener,” it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree, and because of its origins, it’s also called …

Nutrition

6 Types Of Body Fat And How To Get Rid Of It

There are many ways to get rid of excess weight, and there are many different studies that can back them up. But there is one issue that can arise. …

Body Fat

'I went from fat to fitness model in my 50s' - How overweight IT worker shed the pounds to become a personal trainer

Staring down at the scales as they hit 18 stone, Chris Zaremba could barely concentrate on what his doctor was saying: ‘Dangerously obese… very high …

Fitness

Britney Spears Shows Off Her Impressive Leaping Skills as She Breaks Her Personal Record

Leapin’ lizards!<p>Britney Spears announced to her followers on Saturday that she had recently broken one of her own personal records — for leaping as …

Britney Spears

10 Popular Mushroom Recipes to Make Right Now

Mushrooms are a severely underrated vegetable. They're often hiding in the background, playing the supporting role instead of having their time in …

Cooking

Canada’s National Anthem Is Now Gender Neutral, Thanks To These Feminist Activists

The Canadian medallists at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics are making history in more ways than one: when they mount the podium as gold medallists, …

Feminism

App offers men ‘dream body’ for selfies by Photoshopping muscles

Taking the perfect selfie is no mean feat.<p>Thankfully, there are a myriad of photo-enhancing apps at our disposal to ensure we look snap-happy at all …

Photo Manipulation

The verdict is in on whether standing desks help you lose weight

Are standing desks really doing us any good?<p>That question has divided workplaces since sitting started going out of fashion about five years ago. Our …

Fitness

Adult ADHD: One man’s isolating journey to get help

Jordan Vanderkuyl felt alone and isolated. He was teaching English in Seoul, South Korea, when he felt his attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder …

Mental Health

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Gear & Gadgets

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Virtual Reality! It's amazing! It's terrifying! It's the future! Nothing will ever be the same!<p>via GIPHY<p>In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure …

USB-C audio: Everything you need to know

There's a good chance the next phone you buy will support USB-C audio, even if it still has a "regular" 3.5mm headphone jack. That means we'll soon …

Audiophile

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

Bang & Olufsen will help you turn classic speakers into smart ones

A DIY option for audio nerds<p>Bang & Olufsen has partnered with HiFiBerry to launch a new DIY open-source product that’ll help you upgrade your vintage speakers and turn them into wireless ones. The Beocreate 4 Channel Amplifier is a combination board that’s designed for music playback with passive …

Raspberry Pi

What Is Miso, the Secret Weapon in Every Healthyish Pantry?

Salty, earthy, and funky, miso is the fermented, versatile ingredient that we put in everything from pasta salad to apple pie.<p>Sure, the concept of a "secret ingredient" might be kind of silly. But if we tell you there's a secret ingredient and you guess miso, you'll probably be right. We use miso …

Healthy Eating

If you receive this message on your iPhone or Apple device do not open it

Here's what you need to do if you receive it…<p>Owners of iPhones and other Apple devices listen up! The latest software update for the company's …

iOS

How to Use Neutral Density Filters for Long Exposures

Since the advent of digital technology, filters have become a far less popular part of a photographer’s kit. A lot of the effects created by filters …

Landscape Photography

Meet the $40 accessory every single Apple Watch owner should have

Traveling with the Apple Watch used to be a huge pain in the neck, because it meant having to bring that monstrous extra charger in addition to all …

Tech Trends

Surface Book 2 Developer Impressions and the Magic of USB-C

I recently got a updated laptop for work, a 15" Surface Book 2. It's quickly become my go-to machine, and I'm often finding myself using it more than …

Gear & Gadgets

Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker

Combining a reusable filter with a sleek design, the Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker is a solid addition to your morning routine. The permanent …

Coffee

The Sesame Smart Lock is here for an August retrofit rivalry - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Sesame is reasonably priced and easy to install, and has a fun knock-to-unlock feature for iOS devices.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Sesame doesn't work natively with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Siri, and more feature-rich competition is available for just a few dollars more.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you …

Home Automation

Niantic’s Harry Potter game will be a defining moment for AR

Pokéballs and Pocket Monsters move aside; and wands and wizardry will take their place as next AR craze will be J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter being …

Augmented Reality

The best espresso machine, grinder and accessories for beginners

<i>By Cale Guthrie Weissman</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After putting in more than 60 hours of research, we enlisted a …

Coffee

At $119, Suaoki’s Portable Power Station has USB ports, AC outlets, more

Suaoki (99% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers its 150Wh Portable Power Station with four USB ports for <b>$118.99 shipped</b> when promo code <b>I6W9NXI6</b> is applied during checkout. Regularly $140, this is the first discount we’re tracked on this model since it was released last year. With dual AC …

Consumer Tech

This gadget lets you scratch and play vinyl without a needle

Turntablism, no tonearm needed<p>French company MWM has announced a new product called Phase that sits on your turntable and allows you to DJ vinyl without the use of a needle. Phase wirelessly translates a record’s movements into timecode, which can then be read by Digital Vinyl System (DVS) software …

Music Production

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

This TP-Link Range Extender Adds 10,000 sq ft of Gigabit Wi-Fi to Any Home Network

Dealing with spotty WiFi is never a fun experience. While Mesh WiFi systems work wonders for your connectivity, if you’re looking to save some money,</i> …

Wi-Fi

Cauliflower, Leek & Pistachio Soup

Yield8-10<p>Cooking time20 mins<p>Preparation time15 mins<p>Ingredients<p>Don't overlook the humble cauliflower. When combined with leeks, cream and the Middle …

Recipes