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Where to eat along Honolulu’s Kalakaua Avenue

Sun, surf, sand. A trip to the islands of Hawaii is all but guaranteed to include some quality time on its countless beaches. But the Aloha State – and in particular, the capital of Honolulu on Oahu island – is quickly becoming known as something else: a food paradise.<p>Locally, young chefs have …

vacation

To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

There's new evidence to support a decades-old strategy for preventing the tick bites that lead to all sorts of nasty diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.<p>The remedy involves spraying your clothing with permethrin — a pesticide that's chemically similar to extracts of …

Disease

ZAGG’s Slim Book is my favorite keyboard case for iPad Pro [Review]

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is officially my primary computing device.<p>For the past five months, I’ve used it for everything from browsing the web and watching YouTube videos at night, to researching and writing stories for <i>Cult of Mac</i> during the day. I can’t remember the last time I turned on my PC — …

IPad Pro

Nest’s Hello Video Doorbell is the only security camera worth buying

Pros<p>Excellent footage; durable design; plenty of welcome features including facial recognition and two-way communication<p>Cons<p>Pricey device especially …

Home Security

How To Free Up Space on Your iPhone

Don't let limited storage stop you from taking another Instagram-worthy photo or downloading another album to listen to on the go. It's easy to free …

Apps

This Japanese fungus can dry-age a steak in 48 hours. Here's how.

Thomas Payne<p>DIY<p>This barbecue season, try cooking with koji.<p>Read more<p>In the hipster precincts of Brooklyn, New York, it's getting so you can't ride your fixie down the street without getting your mustache caught in a banjo string. The same type of cultural giggle might be had about a certain fungus, …

BBQ

Winchester introduces new Enhanced Ballistics Calculator

The revamped Winchester Ammunition website also features a robust Ballistics Calculator.<i> (Photo: Winchester Ammunition)</i>Winchester Ammunition launched …

Calculators

What is 'trancing' and why does it make my dog act so weird around plants?

Some dogs are secret ghost-walkers.<p><i>A Spanish greyhound trances under a curtain and plant, much to the confusion of a fellow greyhound.</i><p>Caroline Coile’s dog was behaving strangely. Her Saluki, a slender sighthound named Bibi, kept sneaking into the closet. Inside the dark, enclosed space, …

Pets

This Beach Tent Has Made Me Actually Like Going to the Beach

It’s light, airy, spacious, and shelters you from the sun.<p>OK, it’s not that I never <i>liked</i> going to the beach, but more that going to the beach has …

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year's Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.<p>"I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself," she says. "Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something."<p>Her dad managed to wrestle the scissors from her hands, but …

Parenting

Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children

The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.<p>For the millions of adults who grew up watching him on public television, Fred Rogers represents the most important human values: respect, compassion, kindness, integrity, humility. On <i>Mister Rogers’</i> …

Fred Rogers

Accidental Discharges Force US Army to Change Immediate Action Drills and M4 Selector Lever

A potentially fatal flaw with some of the US Army’s M4A1’s has recently emerged. Unofficial footage, filmed by troops, surfaced showing a serious …

How to start composting at home

Organic waste doesn’t belong in a landfill. Use this kit to turn it into mulch your plants will devour.<p>Leftover salad and the pear you forgot about inthe back of the fridge don’t belong in a landfill. Instead, toss organic waste into a backyard compost pile to transform that refuse into …

Antony Beevor: the greatest war movie ever – and the ones I can't bear

For a long time now, my wife has refused to watch a war movie with me. This is because I cannot stop grinding my teeth with annoyance at major historical mistakes, or harrumphing over errors of period detail. She only made an exception when Valkyrie came out, with Tom Cruise playing Count Claus …

Darkest Hour

If Firearms Owners Were Honest on Social Media

Social media can be like a double-edged sword. While most of us enjoy it because we can stay connected with friends and family and keep up to date …

Pornhub launches its own VPN

Pornhub is launching its own VPN service today with free and unlimited bandwidth. The VPN is supposed to help users avoid ISP throttling and geographic limitations. It’s also designed to let users transmit data anonymously without saving or collecting any of that data.<p>To get started, you download …

Why You're Probably Training Your Cat All Wrong

Domesticated<p>Yes, they're independent and willful, but felines can be taught certain behaviors—to the benefit of both cat and human.<p>Training has always been part of the deal when you own a dog, though methods have changed a lot over the generations. Cats are a different story—but they shouldn’t …

Pets

Brydge 12.9 Series II iPad Pro keyboard lighter, faster, and brighter

A second version of the Brydge 12.9 add-on keyboard for the largest iPad Pro will debut in July. Its all-aluminium casing will weigh less than its predecessor’s, it will use a newer version of Bluetooth, and the backlight will be brighter.<p>The Brydge line uses hinges that are also clamps to convert …

Safe Life Defense Backpack Armor – Shooting and Stabbing test

Safe Life Defense Backpack Armor – Shooting and Stabbing test<b>U.S.A.</b> –-(Ammoland.com)- What is essential for body armor is that it can stop most …

How to remove cactus spines (including ones stuck in your throat)

Experts weigh in on a prickly predicament.<p>Raul Puente-Martinez has been pierced by quite a number of cactuses in his time. A research botanist and curator of living collections at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, he’s been studying prickly pears and chollas, which are infamous for their …

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

How to recover your precious data from a seemingly-dead computer

And possibly bring it back to life.<p>You push the power switch to turn on your computer...and nothing happens. Even in this worst-case scenario, you can work through a number of troubleshooting options—so don't panic yet.<p>When your desktop or laptop refuses to start, that means either the hardware or …

Visualize and vanquish the kinks in your Wi-Fi networks [Deals]

Like the Force, Wi-Fi signals surround us, penetrate us, and bind our devices together. They’re also similar in that both are prone to dark spots. With the Force, it takes nine movies and 40 years to work out. With Wi-Fi, all you need is NetSpot.<p>NetSpot Pro visualizes, optimizes and troubleshoots …

Who Stole The Torahs?

Before dawn on March 21, 1995, someone broke into a synagogue in the Palestinian city of Nablus.<p>The thief — maybe it was a band of thieves — crossed the carpeted sanctuary, pulled back a heavy velvet curtain, and opened a carved wooden ark. Inside were two handwritten copies of the Torah, the Five …

Theology

PSA: There’s a new fake Flash Player installer for Macs, and it’s nastier than usual

Macs are not immune to malware, but they are pretty well-protected. By default, macOS won’t allow unrecognized apps to be installed, and it needs the user to agree to override this. Even when they are installed, sandboxing limits the damage that can be done, which is why most Mac malware is …

Cop shares gunfight lessons from ISIS-inspired 'Draw the Prophet' terrorist attack

Garland, Texas, Police Officer Greg Stevens had just resumed his post at the west entrance to the Curtis Culwell Center when a car pulled to an …

Step-by-step sourdough

Master the perfect loaf with our simple guide, using a classic starter and sponge method.<p>This traditional step-by-step sourdough recipe takes you …

Baking

10 easy ways you can tell for yourself that the Earth is not flat

The evidence is right in front of you.<p><i>This story was originally published on Smarter Than That in 2008. We are republishing a lightly edited version on</i> Popular Science <i>in light of recent interest in the subject.</i><p>Humanity has known Earth is round for a few millenia, and I’ve been meaning to show more …

Flat Earth Society

Nest Hello review: The smartest doorbell

In retrospect, I should have seen this coming long ago. The idea of a video doorbell isn't all that novel. It's just a basic button, camera, speaker …

What Critics Don't Understand About Gun Culture

I carry a weapon—and it’s tied me closer to my community.<p>My wife knew something was amiss when the car blocked our driveway. She was outside our house, playing with our kids on our trampoline, when a car drove slowly down our rural Tennessee street. As it reached our house, it pulled partially in …

Guns