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44 "Frasier" Jokes That Prove It's Still The Smartest TV Show

"Copernicus called, and you are not the center of the universe."

Jokes

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Gardening

Inside the Brotherhood of the Ad Blockers

Anyone who works in the $200 billion digital advertising industry should be scared of people like Mark Drobnak, because the ad blocker he uses is way …

Digital Advertising

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work – a chemist explains

Scientists recently discovered a strain of bacteria that can literally eat the plastic used to make bottles<p>The plastic bottles we throw away today …

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Neuroscience

How to update the DNS settings on your iPhone

If you care about privacy and performance, changing your DNS settings may be something you should consider. Here's how to do it!Yesterday, web …

These Are the Old School Grooming Rules You Should Be Breaking

One grooming writer comes clean about the rules he follows and the ones he doesn't.<p>I’ve been writing about the rules of grooming for men’s retailers and magazines for nearly five years. I've tested a bajillion products. And I've written about every concievable topic. I've interviewed countless …

Steve Jobs tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about privacy in 2010

Facebook’s executives have spent much of the past week dealing with the fallout of reports claiming millions of its users had their data harvested from a quiz app without their consent. CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg issued a long non-apology on Facebook, and appeared on cable news to explain how …

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles — here's what that does to your body

You're drinking plastic, I'm drinking plastic, we're all drinking plastic. Bottled water drinkers may be drinking the most plastic of all.<p>A new study released by Orb Media estimates that on average, a liter of bottled water from big brands like Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle, contains roughly 10.4 …

Only 4% of people can pass this tricky grammar quiz – can you?

"This plurals test is driving the internet crazy"<p>If you're quite proud of your grammar skills then you may want to put that knowledge to the test and …

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

Moderate consumption of coffee has potential health benefits, according to some studies.<p>Most people drink a cup of coffee in the morning to boost …

Holistic Medicine

8 Ways You’re Cooking Meat Wrong (and How to Cook It Right)

There is nothing like the sizzle of a nice piece of meat on the stovetop or in the oven. But there is also nothing like the frustrations that come …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

How to Start Managing Your Money, For Those Who Never Learned Growing Up

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning …

Feminist Accuses English Language Of Being Sexist, Gets Brilliantly Schooled By Linguist

It started off with a premise that, to be fair, deserves discussion and scrutiny. A Tumblr user, who refers to herself as ‘Feminist Chewbacca’ wanted …

Linguistics

YouTube has compiled all of the Super Bowl 52 commercials for your enjoyment [Video]

If you’re like me, you don’t watch the Super Bowl for the game. You watch it for the commercials. Well if you just want to binge watch the ads, you’re in luck because YouTube has compiled them all into one place for your enjoyment…<p>YouTube has updated the Adblitz website with all of the Super Bowl …

Advertising

‘Dirty Money’s Exploration Into Trump’s Shady Business Past Is Shocking, Eye-Opening, And Ruthless

By their very nature, documentaries and docu-series are always doomed to feel at least a little outdated. A good documentary will be able to give …

Donald Trump

4 Easy Things You Can Do to Prevent Body Odor

Follow this advice and you’ll always smell good.<p>It stinks to stink. Try as you might to fight body odor, there are numerous ways that it can creep up on you, and anyone in a 10-foot radius will start to take notice. Suddenly, you’re the person with B.O. because you wore the wrong fabric, or even …

The 10 best winter coats to wrap up warm in for 2018

Baby, it's cold outside. Or more precisely: damn freezing. There's no escaping it; it's time to invest in a new winter coat. Your shivering body will thank you for it.<p>Warmth is your primary mission, but how do you know which coats are going to keep you toasty and which ones will plunge you further …

Men's Fashion

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

The plank is the one exercise most commonly done wrong, according to a personal trainer — but this subtle change could make it twice as effective in half the time

The plank -- holding yourself on your hands and toes as if you're about to do a pushup -- is one of the most effective body-weight exercises for …

Hey, big banks: Where are our higher rates on savings?

A reader has asked a question that I know is on the mind of anyone trying to do the right thing by saving money. "If the Bank of Canada has hiked interest rates by 0.75 of a percentage point in the last year, has there been much of an increase in savings rates from our banks?" this reader wonders. …

Personal Finance

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn't Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

Imperial College London

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

Software

Scientists Develop Treatment for Tinnitus

Three million German people can now return to their normal life and work thanks to a new treatment for tinnitus or ear ringing.<p>US scientists strongly …

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw

Everything we know so far<p>Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw …