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The World's 'Worst Airline' In North Korea Actually Isn't Half Bad

But as the DPRK ramps up its tourism sector, are things still as bad as people say?<p>Photographer Aram Pan recently flew aboard one of Air Koryo's Ilyushin Il-18s. Pan, who has flown in and out of Pyongyang many times, had never flown on one of Air Koryo's older propeller planes.<p>"It was an experience …

Aviation

How to lower the odds of getting ticketed during a traffic stop

We all get pulled over. What you do next may save you from getting a summons.<p>Ever since I was in high school, police officers of various jurisdictions have made a hobby of pulling me over. "Do you know why I pulled you over?" Of course I do. But since I became an attorney 23 years ago, I've …

Law Enforcement

Rethinking the Placebo Effect, by Maria Popova

<b>The startling physiological effects of loneliness, optimism, and meditation.</b><p>In 2013, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a mind-bending debate on the nature …

Psychology

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Cooking

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Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

We've found electronic throat tattoos, password pills and memory chips. Find out how "grinders" are already embracing <b>our cyborg future...</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack …

Living with Williams Syndrome, the 'opposite of autism'

<b>"I get so anxious if I want to go out to things. I live with my Mum because I don't want to live on my own. I can't do money. I wish I could."</b><p>Chris Steel is 40 years old. He is remarkably friendly and engaging, and is happiest when he is on stage acting in plays such as George Orwell's Animal …

Autism

Foodily Blog

Men Have Been Putting On Cologne All Wrong

Many men wear cologne in the workplace or out on the town, but they often don't know how to wear it.<p>How much to put on? And, where do you put it?<p>We went to visit the experts at Bloomingdale's in Manhattan to get some answers.

Manhattan

5 German Rides that Make Us Feel Super Geil – Feature

Like a lot of folks, we tend to waste a lot of time bouncing around YouTube’s nether regions, be it watching cat videos or Ferraris revving. Recently, we stumbled across a weird German video titled “Supergeil” that’s looks to be on its way to going viral. Commissioned by German supermarket chain …

Curvy

Where Can I Learn Home Improvement Skills?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I just moved into my own place! It's my first home, and I'm excited. However, I know there are repairs I'll have to do myself, and I …

Home Improvement

Homemade Cleaners - Use This Not That Spotlight

<b>We’re always getting questions from readers about</b> which cleaning products they should start making to replace their old commercial cleaners. Some of …

At 4.4 billion years old, these tiny blue crystals are the oldest on Earth

The oldest thing on Earth is smaller than a piece of human hair. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have determined that blue zircon crystals found in a remote part of Australia are 4.4 billion years old, just 160 million younger than the formation of our solar system. The …

McDonald's Brings Home McBox for Dinner

McDonald's continues to refine the idea of boxed, multi-person meals overseas while it also begins to dabble with the idea in the U.S. In Austria, the chain has introduced a new better-value McBox Dinner meal, available with food for three or four people.<p>The four-person meal includes a 20-piece …

McDonald's

Wasteland 2 beta update, Mac version coming Feb. 24

The next beta update and a Mac version of InXile's Early Access, post-apocalyptic role-playing game, <i>Wasteland 2</i>, will be available on Steam Feb. 24, InXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo announced via Kickstarter.<p>The update will add new inventory UI, map locations, animations and more. According to …

Your Entryway Needs this DIY Calendar Work Station

Image Courtesy Chelsey Andrews<p>In just a few short weeks the official start to fall will be here. That means school starting, less vacation, and less …

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

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February 10, 2009

Modern Genes Reveal 100 Major Population Shifts In Human History

Wherever conquerors go, they leave a little bit of their genetics. Gene analyses of modern people are able to reveal those influences.<p><i>Spread of Mongol Empire. Astrokey44 on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0</i><p>Violence and love, conquest and assimilation, they're all in your DNA. Literally. As human …

Genetics

The Ultimate Guide to Travel Apps and Websites

The paramount of practical, problem-solving mobile apps and websites to simplify your travel queries.<p><b>Before Your Trip:</b><p>The fun is in planning your vacation -- said no one ever. Regardless, a little organization always pays off.<p><b>Travelboxe.com:</b><p>Launched in 2012, this website allows you to personalize …

Apps

Sochi officials order stray dogs killed ahead of Olympics

Thousands of stray dogs have been living amid the mud and rubble of Olympic construction sites, roaming the streets and snowy mountainsides, and begging for scraps of food.<p>But as the games drew near, authorities have turned to a company to catch and kill the animals so they don't bother Sochi's new …

Workouts

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US military relaxes uniform rules for religious wear

<b>The US military is easing its uniform rules to allow religious wear including turbans, skullcaps, beards and tattoos, officials have said.</b><p>Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Wiccan soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen can now request exemptions to strict military uniform and grooming policies.<p>Requests will …

Religion

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Making A Wooden Contour Gauge

Think a Little Porn Is Harmless? This Is Guaranteed to Change Your Mind. Warning: You Can’t Unwatch This

Hey Faithit Friends, so far, you guys helped raise more than $180,000 to stop sex-trafficking by donating to the Hearts of Men film! We’re still …