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The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

This smart scale measures your heart health in addition to your weight

A Rear Opening on Manfrotto's New Pack Protects Camera Gear With Your Body

If you’ve ever found yourself crammed into a packed subway car, right up against another rider’s backpack, you’ve probably realized just how easy it …

Laptops

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

This $499 magic mirror could make you fitter than ever

Anyone who's ever tried to lose more than a few pounds knows the harsh raw power of the bathroom mirror and the bathroom scales. For some of us, …

Body Fat

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The science of magic: how tricks are changing real-life research

The small yellow ball disappears from the magician's left hand, reappearing moments later, plucked out of thin air, by his right.<p>Hardly a …

University of London

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

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In Greece, Driverless Buses Are Now Accepting Passengers

An automated bus program goes with the flow of traffic<p>Greek commuters have a new way to get to work: a completely driverless bus that operates within normal traffic. The buses are part of a program that has been running in Trikala, Greece, since earlier this summer, but so far they’ve only been …

5 Ways to Use Shadows in Your Composition for Better Images

Whilst we may be “painting with light” an equally important part of the photographic equation is light’s opposite, shadows. We often talk about good …

The USA’s top historical sights

A lot of people think of the United States as a young country with little in the way of history. Sure, the country’s only been a country since 1776, but before that there was the colonial period and before <i>that</i> there were centuries of Native American cultures. And, of course, there's its more modern …

GCHQ is giving out advice on how to set a good password

UK intelligence agency wants you to simplify your approach to online passwords. But will you take data-protection advice from the organisation famed for its snooping exploits?<p>The UK intelligence agency responsible for vast amounts of snooping, as exposed by the Snowden revelations, has released new …

Edward Snowden

13 Of The World's Most Colorful Lakes

These 13 colorful lakes are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.

Yellowstone National Park

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Toyota partners with MIT and Stanford on AI research, poaches head of DARPA Robotics Challenge

At a press conference this afternoon, Toyota announced that it is forming partnerships with MIT and Stanford focused on AI and robotics research, opening joint facilities at both universities and pumping $50 million over five years into the program. Perhaps more interestingly, the company has also …

27 Powerful Pieces Of Graffiti That Paint Greece's Frustration Amidst Crisis

Greece’s debt crisis reached new heights last month as the government in Athens and the country's international creditors engaged in contentious negotiations over a third bailout in exchange for new austerity measures.<p>Some Greeks have weighed in on the crisis in a highly visual way -- with colorful …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed | A Cheat Sheet For Beginners

One of the first things you must learn as a new photographer is the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Known as the “exposure …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

30 Fantastic Photos of the April 4th Blood Moon

April 4th was the first of two Total Lunar Eclipses in 2015. Also known as a “blood moon” because of the rusted hue the moon takes on when fully …

Tips to Capture Beautiful Seascape Photographs

The seashore. The coastline. The oceanfront. No matter what term one prefers to use, the seas have long been a favorite subject for photographers. …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …