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This couple sold all their possessions to fund a sailboat journey around the world

But that's exactly what Matt and Jessica Johnson did when they realized they were spending too much time in front of the TV, reports the Daily Mail.<p>Instead of taking up yoga or going on a run, the change they opted for was radical. They sold their house, learned to sail, and began an epic adventure …

Boating

Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.<p>The choice of "Dheepan," as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen, left some critics …

Mad Max

Fertility treatments give birth to dilemma for parents

Unexpectedly tricky ethical decisions arise over unused frozen sperm, eggs and embryos<p>Brenda Loblein never wanted to be in this position. She didn’t want to be faced with a decision about what to do with an extra embryo – a potential child – sitting on ice in a sterilised storage facility.<p>Loblein …

Genetics

Forget Google And Microsoft—These Are The Startups That Should Scare Dropbox

The tech industry’s titans don’t think nearly as creatively as Dropbox when it comes to storage. But these startups do.<p>In <i>Fast Company’s</i> April feature on Drew Houston, cofounder and CEO of Dropbox, the 32-year-old confesses that it’s not Google, Amazon, or Microsoft––who compete by offering …

Apps

Obama announces $100 million initiative to bolster tech hiring

After going after the minimum wage, President Obama is turning attention to the tech sector, with a plan that calls for the hiring of more tech workers. Announced yesterday, the TechHire Initiative is a mix of agreements between the government and private companies in more than 20 different areas, …

Computer Science

We must ban drones before it's too late

In the overnight hours last week, authorities in Paris spotted unmanned drones buzzing the Eiffel Tower, the Bastille, the Place de la Concorde the U.S. Embassy and other high-profile landmarks.<p>Why? It's still a mystery.<p>But whatever the reason, this swarming incident has convinced me: While there's …

Samsung has a pair of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge videos for your viewing pleasure

Samsung’s new pair of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, have taken on a vastly different nature than those which came before. In seeking to stem the losses that begun to accumulate last year by working with premium materials and combining them with top-notch specs, Samsung may have …

Electronics Industry

Garnett buys tickets for next game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota's next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his …

Samsung takes the wraps off the new Galaxy S6 and curved-screen S6 Edge phones

BARCELONA, Spain — Samsung unveiled two of its most talked-about smartphones in history today at Mobile World Congress — the Galaxy S6 and curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>The two phones are in some ways a design departure from previous Samsung flagships, and Samsung is hoping the phones will bring …

Joss Whedon Discusses the "Unhinged" Climax of AVENGERS 2 and More

Make Your Comfort Food Dreams a Reality With These 4 Videos

We fully support eating your feelings and cooking up some great comfort food. Here's what's on the menu.<p>For most of the country, it's been a rather unpleasant winter. Thus, we fully support eating your feelings and cooking up some great comfort food. Here's what's on the menu:<p>Red Wine-Braised Short …

Cooking

CozyCloud raises $1.1M to help you build your own personal cloud server

CozyCloud, a Paris-based startup building an open-source platform for personal cloud storage, raised $1.1 million (800,000 euros) earlier this month.<p>“We are building an open platform that allows people to have their web apps and their personal data on hardware they control,” said CozyCloud …

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Colorful Batman Sleeve Tattoo Took 40 Hours to Complete

This incredible sleeve tattoo is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to have old Batman comics with them wherever they go! Created by British artist Ian Hopkins, the full-color design features a range of panels from the classic series.<p>The Dark Knight, Catwoman, and the Joker are just a few of …

Body Art

Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark<p>• Check out our gallery of motion blur photos here

Cinnamon Whiskey Sour - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

The whiskey sour is my favorite drink right now. I love the way the egg whites bring a touch of stability to the always battling sweet and sour …

Sticky Sriracha Wings

Chicken wings can be a glorious thing when they're fresh, hot and coated with great sauce (or great spice like this recipe I want to try when I work …

The BA Super Bowl Headquarters

Everything you need to know, cook, and eat for an awesome Super Bowl party. Someone pass the wings, please.<p>Snack to Snack Champions<p>Dips. Cheese. Nachos. Bacon. Popcorn. You know, the good stuff.<p>Meat 'N' Carbs<p>Kickoff calls for chili and cornbread. 3rd-and-goal calls for wings. That touchdown calls …

Food

My New Kitchen Project: Beet and Dill Infused Vodka

(Image credit: Ariel Knutson)<p>My first experience with hard alcohol was a shot of blue-raspberry vodka. This cloyingly sweet flavor hid the harsh …

Vodka