Steven Crooks

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Food & Spirituality: Using Plants as Medicine In San Francisco Botanicas

Lupe came to California 20 years ago with her five young children after her husband left the family. They were homeless and living in a park in San …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

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Your Power is in the Now Moment

Beverly Blanchard, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What is the thought you thinking right now? Is it an empowering thought? Is it a thought about the argument …

4 Simple But Powerful Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

<b>“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll</b><p>I found Tiny Buddha because I have never dealt with stress and …

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While a lot of the entrepreneurs I've met and mentored in the past decade have been successful, I've probably met as many, if not more, unsuccessful entrepreneurs. Each of them seemed to make a lot of the same mistakes -- ones that could …

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xoDIY: Feel Better In Five Minutes With This Easy Acupressure Routine

Part of being an acupuncturist is fielding the many, many questions people have about what acupuncture is like and how it can help them. Educating people about what acupuncture can do for them is one of the best parts of my job and I’m obsessed with it.<p>I may or may not have even been talking to my …

How To Actually Be A Good Listener

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>What's more frustrating than speaking without being heard? We've all been there: confiding in a friend as she paws at her phone; pitching an idea to a co-worker as he interrupts with his own; telling your mom about your day as her eyes glaze over -- apparently …

5 Ways To Feel More Spiritually Connected | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m a spiritual medium; I communicate important messages and insights from the dead to the living, and the way I do this is by going inward and …

This is the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo

Godzilla gets an update.<p>The Nissan GT-R is finally coming into its own. It's always been fast, but as we were reminded while testing cars for the 2013 Performance Car of the Year, it hasn't always been rewarding to drive. The GT-R we brought to PCOTY, a Track Edition with funky seats but a penchant …

The Callaway SS is a 570 hp, four-door monster

Calloway goes M5 hunting.<p>Callaway has been making Chevrolets faster and more awesome for several years now, but it's not too often that it gets its hands on one of the bow tie's four-door offerings. Traditionally, one of the reasons for that was always a lack of a suitable starting platform, but …

Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R90/6

Some custom motorcycles are so outlandish that they grab your attention immediately, while some are so understated and classy that, once you notice them, you can’t look away. Case in point: Cafe Racer Dreams‘ #38.<p>This stunning ’74 BMW R90/6 belongs to José Martín Espinosa, a prominent figure in the …

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Concierge Service: 7 Apps and Websites to Make Doing Your Daily Chores a Little Easier

These innovative websites and apps will help you with your everyday domestic errands and tasks.<p><b>Keeping House</b><br>You like things <i>just so</i> in your home, but find it difficult to keep them that way. Enter House Pad, a brand-new app developed by Michael Bruno, founder of the website 1stdibs, to help him …

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

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25 Places That Look Not Normal, But Are Actually Real

Prepare to have your mind blown. We tip our hats to those who see things differently. MINI. NOT NORMAL.<p>©2012 MINI USA, a division of BMW of North America, LLC.

12 Stunning Images Of What Happens When Fine Art And Architecture Collide

Philip Johnson's Glass House is 49 acres of masterpiece. We stopped by for a tour and left feeling inspired. Be sure to check back for more unique stops from our MINI NOT NORMAL Road Trip.<p>All photos by Joseph Lin / BuzzFeed

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Must-See Video: 3-Sweep is the Fastest Way to Get 3D from 2D That You've Ever Seen

It's not often I'm sitting in front of the computer with my mouth hanging open, but the video below is literally jaw-dropping. Researchers Tao Chen, …

GIFs of a Captivating Light and Movement Performance

<i>Nuance</i> is a spectacular video by multidisciplinary artist Marc-Antoine Locatelli that features dancer Lucas Boirat combining his gift of movement with captivating beams of light. The interpretative performance presents a push and pull between the human silhouette and a shape-shifting abstract …

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Mini Vision Concept

This is the next-gen Mini hardtop.<p>Officially, it’s called the Mini Vision. Unofficially it’s a sneak preview of the next generation of the chic little front-drive British-built hatchback. It wasn’t that long ago we were able to show you spy photos of the 2014 Mini, and, unsurprisingly, the Vision …

Sunken beds –a more unusual and modern alternative for the bedroom

A while ago we talked about sunken living room and sitting areas and we mentioned a series of advantages that included the feeling of openness you …

Bought Android Phone In Last 4 Years ? Hackers May Be Stealing Your Personal Data

Just when the whole world is gauging the success of Android, and you may be happy to show-off yours recently bought premium class Android phone, …

Hackers can control almost all Android phones

This is the claim of a study by BlueBox security , a mobile security company which claims it has discovered a flaw in the operating system of almost …

'Master key' to Android phones uncovered

<b>A "master key" that could give cyber-thieves unfettered access to almost any Android phone has been discovered by security research firm BlueBox.</b><p>The bug could be exploited to let an attacker do what they want to a phone including stealing data, eavesdropping or using it to send junk messages.<p>The …

How to protect Android phone from hackers on a public wifi?

Is it safe to use free public wifi on your Android devices? Do you know, you can lose passwords, personal data & credit card information? Learn, how to protect your android phone and secure online privacy with PureVPN Android App (Beta) on Google Play to offer Wi-Fi security, privacy, anonymity and …

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99% of All Android Phones Have A 'Master Key' Flaw That Gives Hackers A Back Door

The flaw leaves Android phones massively vulnerable to malware, botnets and computer fraud, he claims in a blog post:<p>The implications are huge!<p>... Installation of a Trojan application from the device manufacturer can grant the application full access to Android system and all applications (and …

Hackers reveal both high and low tech vulnerabilities

At the Def Con 18 conference in Las Vegas this weekend, security experts demonstrated just how vulnerable companies are to outside attacks.<p>One of …

Six Sweet Android Hacks

These tricks are guaranteed to make iPhone owners jealous<p>iPhone users can be pretty cocky about their awesome devices. After all, how often have you heard the obnoxious “It just works!” mantra from your iPhone-owning buddies? But while iOS might “just work,” it only works one way—Apple’s way. If …