thisisrock

2,929 Flips | 3 Magazines | 16 Likes | 2 Following | 18 Followers | @thisisrock | Keep up with thisisrock on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “thisisrock”

8 Vocab Apps That'll Make You Sound Smarter

With all of the awesome app games on the market, it's hard to separate the best from, well, the pointless. And while some of us may revel in crushing …

Apps

The amazing ceiling fan trick you're not using

Your ceiling fan is something you generally regard as something that is either on — and set to one of the three or so speeds — or off. It moves the air around your house to keep it from feeling too stagnant or to help cool you off without running your air conditioning too much in the summer.<p>What …

Home Improvement

9 Reason Why It's Time to Paint Your Kitchen

A farewell to the whitewashed scheme.<p>Raise your hand if you're tired of whitewashed kitchens.<p>Is it just us or does it seem like that as of late, …

Interior Design

Bring home a new 100% cotton bed sheet set starting at $32 shipped at Amazon, today only

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Chateau Home (96% positive all-time feedback) via Amazon is discounting a selection of its 100% cotton sheet sets starting at <b>$32 shipped</b>. Our top pick amongst the sale is the Supima Cotton 600 Thread Count Sheet Set for <b>$49.99</b>. Normally selling …

Selling

5 Reasons Why Every Small Business Needs a WordPress Website

This is the era where everything is getting digitalized. Along with the offline presence, every business needs to be present online on WWW. If you …

Small Business

Behind the Scenes of Our Short Film, 'Planet Earth: Woodbridge, NJ'

Last week, after receiving the Sigma ART 85mm f/1.4, I decided to put it to the test by making a video of my cat with my business partner. A few days …

Cinematography

I downloaded a $50 app to organize my entire life — here's what it's like to use

"I need to do laundry this week."<p>"I have a big project coming up for work, I should spend some time on that."<p>"I should make tacos for dinner tonight."<p>"Oh, I forgot to call my mom yesterday."<p>There are plenty of apps to categorize your various to-dos, but there aren't many apps that can help …

Apps

How to Secure Your Accounts With Better Two-Factor Authentication

Hopefully by now you’ve heeded the repeated warnings from your friends and loved ones (and friendly, beloved internet writers) to use two-factor …

Apps

This Eclectic Home Will Inspire Your Next Decor Decision (and Vacation)

See how one designer uses her travels to inspire her designs.<p>A true nomad knows that she can be happy anywhere, whether the deserts of Morocco or the …

Home Decorating

The 10 Best Mirrorless Cameras of 2018

7. Sony Alpha 6300<p><b>Key feature 1:</b> Newly developed sensor with 425 phase-detection AF points• <b><br>Key feature 2:</b> Silent (inaudible) shutter• <b><br>The high points:</b> …

Cameras

Whoop Tracker Review: A Game-Changing Fitness Tracker

The Whoop Strap 2.0 is a high-tech fitness tracker worn 24/7 that looks at everything from heart rate variability to sleep. The all-black device, …

Fitness Technology

How to embrace camping when you’re the opposite of outdoorsy

Real talk: I am <i>not</i> “one with Mother Nature,” as they say. The thought of roughing it in the woods—sans hot water and a comfy bed, but with plenty of …

First Aid

Marvelous Female Portrait Photography by Jonathan David

Jonathan David (previously featured) is a gifted portrait photographer, and digital artist currently lives and works in LA, California, USA. Jonathan …

Photography

The best website builder for small businesses

<i>By Kevin Purdy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full website builder guide here.</i><p>After researching 17 of the top website-building services …

Small Business

iPhone X: 2018 Phones Might Come With Exclusive, ‘Must-Have’ Accessory, Per ‘Macotakara’

Due to a lack of supply, the rumored 18-watt fast chargers are not expected to be sold separately for the meantime, as further noted by the Japanese …

Mobile Technology

Calling my fellow Republicans: Trump is clearly unfit to remain in office

President Trump’s disgraceful performance in Helsinki, Finland, and in the days since is an indication that he is not fit to remain in office. Trump’s 2016 “America First” platform might be more aptly named “Russia First” after the disaster that occurred last week.<p>Trump’s turn toward Russia is …

Donald Trump

'It hits you very quickly': Canada brews first cannabis beer

Scientists in a small Ontario laboratory are testing enzymes and experimenting with fermentation. Their techniques are not new, but their focus is a first. They are developing what is being described as the world’s first beer brewed from cannabis.<p>Most cannabis beers on the market are brewed from …

Cannabis

3 Foods You Probably Eat That Are Dangerous For Your Brain According To Science

Seven years ago, Max Lugavere was sitting at the dinner table when he asked his mother to pass the salt. The simple request should have take a fraction of a second, but it took his mother three or four. Those were the first signs that something was wrong. Within a few months, he and his brother …

Nutrition

So könnte das DFB-Team der Zukunft aussehen

Nach der katastrophalen WM ist klar: Die deutsche Nationalmannschaft braucht eine Erneuerung. Wie könnte die aussehen? Wir haben einen möglichen …

Sport

JavaScript runs the Web — so learn to run JavaScript with training under $15

There are a dozen different ways to build cool websites or productive apps. Not many of them happen without a healthy assist from JavaScript. It’s the programming language that powers every modern web browser and empowers front-end developers to create visually attractive, structurally sound web …

7 Health Issues You Didn't Know Came From Dehydration

A few months ago, when I was misdiagnosed with a UTI, I began drinking a ton of water to flush out the bacteria. I was surprised to find that this …

Wellness

Student walks 20 miles to new job — so CEO gifts him a car

An Alabama college student walked 20 miles in the dark to get to his new job — an act of dedication that inspired the company’s CEO to gift him a new …

Employment

These 25 Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Will Blow Your Mind

Science fiction has the power to transport us to other dimensions, expand the boundaries of our imaginations, and teach us very important lessons about being leaders and adapting to change. Once you've read through all the best sci-fi classics, you might be ready to cozy up on the couch with a …

Science Fiction

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting? Stop Doing The 7 Things the Worst Bosses Often Do | Inc.com

These toxic management behaviors can disengage employees and tear down organizations.<p>In my research examining the leadership literature for nearly 20 years, I've ascertained that leadership in its purest and most unadulterated form comes down to one overarching theme: serving the needs of people so …

Employment

Quadrillion tons of diamond discovered deep within the Earth

In case you weren't already sure that diamonds aren't as unique or valuable as advertisers want us to believe, the next blow to Big Diamond might …

Universe

Yes, You Can Lose Belly Fat Without Working Out — Here's How

Losing belly fat is no easy feat. It requires you to work hard and pay close attention to your daily habits. You might think that working out for hours on end is the best way to shed excess fat around your midsection, but that's not true. You can lose belly fat without exercising at all, in fact, …

Nutrition

Here’s Why Fans Are Convinced Queen Elizabeth Shaded Donald Trump with Her Fashion

<i>This article originally appeared on People. For more stories like this, visit people.com.</i><p>Queen Elizabeth has no shortage of fancy brooches, so her …

Donald Trump

Duct-tape bikinis look sexy but painful

Forget your swimsuit? Edgy Miami-based label the Black Tape Project has the ultimate quick fix: duct tape.<p>The brand sent curvy models down the Miami …

Curvy