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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Captivating Close-Up Portraits of Rare Bengal Tigers

As founder of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.), exotic animal trainer Dr. Bhagavan Antle has a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with a number of Bengal tigers on a daily basis. As a result of this direct contact, he has developed an extensive portrait …

Wildlife

World's Best Ecolodges

Study: Sleep 'Cleans' Your Brain

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire?Don't get your hopes up.VISIT HARD FORK<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if …

How to Have More Patience

I am back home in France after quite a bit of travel. We're getting ready for our next big adventure! (I'll be sharing more of that soon.)<p>But today this is what I want you to say to yourself: Slow down.<p>You know how sometimes we get into the space of: "I want it NOW!"<p>You might even throw a little …

Halloween 2013: Top Costumes, History, Myths, More

Here's everything you need to know about one of our favorite holidays.<p><b>Halloween 2013 should be less scary in the United States than last year's holiday, when the monstrous Hurricane Sandy savaged parts of the U.S. Northeast.</b><p>Despite the storm, 2012 featured record participation and spending that, …

Ultra Slow Motion of Dogs Shaking Inspired by Viral Photo Series

Some say that the secret to success in photography is finding your niche. A niche is a specialized area in a field in which you focus your work on. …

Photographer Dad Takes Super Fun & Creative Photos of His Girls

Jason Lee, photographer and father, has taken a photo series of his adorable girls Kristin and Kayla in a variety of silly and creative situations. …

What You Should Say If You Dress Like a Fox for Halloween

Changing Planet<p>In the music video “What Does the Fox Say” by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis, the animal’s vocalization is: “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding.” This week, however, the fox will likely be saying, “Trick or treat!”<p>At costume giant BuyCostumes, fox costume and accessory sales are …

Thousands gather in Washington for anti-NSA 'Stop Watching Us' rally

Thousands gathered by the Capitol reflection pool in Washington on Saturday to march, chant, and listen to speakers and performers as part of Stop Watching Us, a gathering to protest "mass surveillance" under NSA programs first disclosed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>Billed by organizers as …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

11 Homemade Beauty Recipes For Dry Skin, Rough Heels, Cracked Cuticles & More

Our recipe rolodex is filling up fast thanks to all the homemade beauty treatments we've been testing out. Now that we've stocked our kitchen cupboards and refrigerator bins with fresh finds from the farmer's market, we'd like to get as much use out of our favorite fruits and vegetables. (And we …

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Apple: No, We Can’t Read Your iMessages (And We Don’t Want to, Either)

Touting its commitment to user privacy in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal earlier this year, Apple said that the end-to-end encryption …

Privacy

Watch Partial Lunar Eclipse Live Tonight

A (very) partial lunar eclipse comes our way on Friday evening.<p><b>The full moon will appear to get a tiny bite taken out of it as it undergoes a shallow partial eclipse today. (See lunar eclipse pictures.)</b><p>Keen sky-watchers may notice that October's full moon, known traditionally as the Hunter's Moon, …

Kevin Garnett: LeBron just needs to 'worry about Miami'

The bad blood remains between Garnett and James.<p>LeBron James built up quite the rivalry with the Boston Celtics over the years, suffering some of his worst playoff defeats while also delivering a few of his finest moments. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were key players in that rivalry, and now that …

Geek Retreat: The Best of Silicon Valley

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Years ago, my husband and I drove the California coastline from San Francisco to Los Angeles. As we cruised by funky Santa Cruz and picturesque Carmel, beheld the jaw-dropping cliffs of Big Sur, snaked across rolling vineyards in Santa Barbara, and watched the sun sink into …

How to Become a Billionaire: Tory Burch's Best Advice

For anyone who knows and loves the Tory Burch brand, it's no surprise that, over the past decade, the company has grown to be worth an estimated $2 billion.<p>Burch recently sat down with the BBC as part of its 100 Women Series to talk about how she started her company and built it from the ground up. …

Toyota Is Recalling More Than 800,000 Cars Because of Spiders

It started with webs, and ended with spontaneously inflating airbags.<p>Toyota has announced that it is recalling 870,000 of its vehicles, among them Camrys, Venzas, Avalons, and hybrids with owners spread across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and 16 other countries. Airbags, it seems, have been …

Cocaine, Oreos and our rat-like taste for credulous news

The story variously reported this week as "Oreos are equally as addictive as cocaine," "Wanna a new drug? Try Oreos" and, almost lyrically, "Oreos are as addictive as cocaine to your brain" was picked up by the news media like a fresh doughnut off the tray at the morning meeting. The study, which …

There's Mercury In Your Mascara, And The UN Is OK With That

If you want to avoid mercury, you should probably put down that mascara wand and take note of the United Nations' latest decision: Mascara and other eye makeup have been officially exempt from a ban on mercury in cosmetics and soaps.<p>During the Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on …

Complex "Duality" Paintings Portray Layers of Human Figures

Newcastle-based artist Tom French creates complex artwork filled with surprises, dripping black oils down the surface of his canvas to produce the loose splashes, splatters, and brush strokes that blend reality with the abstract. From a distance, the paintings are nothing more than fragmented …

Art

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

35% of Americans now own a tablet, Pew says

Thirty-five percent of Americans own a tablet and 24 percent own an e-reader, according to the latest study from Pew Internet Research.<p>Pew documented a big jump in tablet ownership. In November 2012, 25 percent of Americans owned a tablet. The findings illustrate the democratization of tablet …

Face value: digging through Google's clumsy new terms of service

Users raised hell when Instagram made a similar move, so why didn't Google learn its lesson?<p>On Friday, anyone signed into a Google account was greeted with a banner across the top of the page announcing the company’s terms of service had changed. Google was clearing the path for Facebook-style …