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20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

<b>You paid the bills this month,</b> and maybe even had extra to spend on non-necessities. It doesn’t matter how much you belabored the checks as they went …

The Safer, Faster, More Efficient Commute Of The Future

Wouldn’t it be nice if your car and the road just got along?<p>Traffic sucks. Even the Department of Transportation thinks so. Someday in the not too distant future--think somewhere between Uber picking you up when you’re drunk and the arrival of super fast self-driving cars--your commute might be …

New insight into how our brain performs 'mental time travel'

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Engineering

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Kingsman: The Secret Service review – dapper laughs in thrillingly adolescent 007 pastiche

They say the clothes make the man, and these are some killer duds.<p>Colin Firth is both ludicrously British and modern-day Hollywood in Kingsman: The Secret Service, the wildly enjoyable new film from Matthew Vaughn. His Harry Hart muses on the importance of a bespoke suit one moment and dispatches a …

State's drought having pronounced effect on wildlife

Starving baby squirrels in parts of Northern California are so hungry that they are jumping out of their nests to search for food and getting lost on the way home.<p>The increase in suddenly motherless squirrels is just one example of how the state's prolonged drought has affected wildlife, experts …

Wildlife

Behind The Scenes Of That Awesome Portal Trick Shot Video

Now you're thinking with Portals<p>There's an epic video making its viral way around the Internet this week, featuring two guys in lab coats doing incredible trick shots using a basketball and a Portal gun.<p>The video was made by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer at Corridor Digital, and it looks amazing. …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

Tip: Place Some Gaffer Tape Behind Your Model’s Ears to Remove Unsightly Glow

Want to remove the glow in your model’s ears when photographing them in front of a bright background? Instead of dealing with the problem in …

10 Truths About Being a Photographer

Is it the best job ever? Well yeah, sometimes, most of the time really, but it also comes along with some bullsh** that not everybody realizes. I …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Holiday gifts made in the USA - Consumer Reports

If you’re among those who are motivated to buy American, here’s a list of widely known firms that make or assemble products here. But take note: …

1 Word That Immediately Kills Your Credibility

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below</i> …

5 Beginner Tips for More Autofocus Success

When you’re just starting out, it can sometimes be frustrating trying to get sharp photos. The camera’s autofocus often seems like it has a mind of …

It Took Three Years For People To Find This Arkham City Easter Egg

<i>Arkham City</i> was released on October 18th, 2011. Three years ago. Despite that, players are <i>still</i> finding stuff hidden in the game.<p>Last week, a …

​NASA invents self-destructing bio-drone made of fungus and bacteria

A biodegradable drone made out of fungus, bacteria and wasp spit built by NASA-affiliated scientists may pave the way for future spyware, which would …

How to Help Someone Out of a Hard Spot | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is guest post from Marcus Brotherton. It originally ran on Men Who Lead Well (www.marcusbrotherton.com).</i><p>I recently interviewed …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy | Inc.com

It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably the best way to be more productive is to just be …

Happiness

Tripods & LED's!

The FDA plans to add new values to Nutrition Facts labels

This Is What I Learned Going Makeup-Free For A Week

After 17 years of wearing makeup every day of my life, I wanted to see what would happen if I stopped wearing it.<p>I think there are lots of assumptions about people who wear makeup – that they're insecure, self-conscious, and vain. But that hasn't been my experience with makeup. If anything, makeup …

Time I

10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

Photography

Crazy Low Light Shooting with the Sony A7S!

Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments

If you’re trying to make an important decision while the baby is crying, the boss is shouting on the phone and the cat has chosen this moment to …

Why Your Voice Sounds Different Inside Your Head

The voice in your head is a lie. What you hear when you open your mouth is distinctly less velvety than what everyone around hears—and it's your …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Single-Player Campaign Review

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> is the best game in the series since <i>Black Ops II</i> as far as single-player campaigns go. It’s a far, far better game than <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, and more interesting and memorable than <i>Modern Warfare 3</i>.<p>Sledgehammer Games has put together a single-player experience that’s …

Google Calendar getting Material redesign and smart new features

Google Calendar will get a massive update soon, bringing some much needed love to one of Google’s less flashy, yet very important applications.<p>The update is available today on Lollipop devices (read the Nexus 9), while less lucky users can expect it “in the coming weeks.” For now, all we have is …

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