umar

38 Flips | 10 Magazines | 2 Followers | @ummayrafay | Keep up with umar 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 “umar”

Running Just 5 Minutes A Day Could Add Years To Your Life

Running <b>just five minutes a day</b> could add years to your life and provide the same health benefits as running much more, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Even if you aren't a fan of running, that's not a lot to ask.<p>Almost everyone has five minutes to …

11 Foods That Make You Hungrier

Feeling hungry? You should eat. But what if the foods you’re eating actually make you hungrier than you were before you dug in? It’s a more common …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

How to: Easy & Elegant DIY Wood Veneer Box

Everyone loves to receive gifts, but I like giving them just as much. And by making a reusable box to place items in, you can make the giving …

Woodworking

Articles about 10 cozy modern living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to …

Understanding Umami

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Which ingredients carry that fifth taste -- and the best ways to cook with them.</i><p>A long, long time ago, only four tastes ruled the culinary world: sweet, …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

The technologies that are shaking up education – in pictures

Digital breakthroughs are changing the way we learn: our gallery picks out some winning ideas, from surgery augmented by Google Glass to cats teaching Spanish

XStat Gunshot Wound Sponge Syringe Can Stop Bleeding In 15 Seconds

A gunshot wound is more often than not accompanied by copious amounts of blood and for a soldier on the battlefield, bleeding out is the leading …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

50 Relaxing Scandinavian Bathroom Designs

Scandinavian décor is calm, peaceful and rather relaxing, I think, so this style is ideal for bathroom décor because a bathroom is a place where we …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

What time do top CEOs wake up?

Investigating the bedtimes of high achievers in hopes of divining the secret of success sounds a bit like looking to a novelist's desk placement for the key to good writing. I want my characters to be believable – should I be facing the window? But there is no doubt that once you start examining …

25 of the Best Holiday Jewels

25 of the best holiday jewels to jazz up any outfit.<p>It's that time of year again. Holiday parties, work events, dinners, and Thanksgiving are all reason enough to don a fun party dress and pair of heels, but what about your jewels? Check out our picks for the holiday season and prepare to be …

Articles about 8 ways renovate airstream on Dwell.com - Dwell

The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.<p>If you're aiming to live a minimalist lifestyle, hidden storage is an absolute must.<p>Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.<p>Check out …

Airstream

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles in One Go

<b>Forget circumnavigating the globe in 80 days—an albatross can do it in a mere 46!</b><p>These world travelers are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and with a wingspan of 11 feet (3 meters). But hefting such huge bodies off the ground takes a lot of energy. If …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

Lockheed Martin Is Developing A Hypersonic Spy Plane

No need to be stealth if you're flying at Mach 6.<p>The SR-71 Blackbird, iconic supersonic Cold War spy plane adopted by the X-Men as their vehicle of choice, might finally have a replacement. The Blackbird was retired in 1999, and since then there's been a serious deficit in crazy-fast spy planes …

Sewer Sensors Detect Homemade Bombs As They're Being Made

Picking up on bomb ingredients after they've been flushed down the drain.<p>Could the secret to finding illicit explosives labs before they harm anyone be hiding in a city's poop? A European Union-funded research project spearheaded by the Swedish Defense Research Agency FOI aims to sniff out the …

Cat righting reflex

The <b>cat righting reflex</b> is a cat's innate ability to orient itself as it falls in order to land on its feet. The righting reflex begins to appear at …

Forget devices; the future of technology is seeded in biology

A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devoid of TV, when the phrase "playing in a sandbox" meant literally that. Not content with books that …

Hans Rosling: How much do you know about the world?

The world may have many problems, from climate change to armed conflict, natural disasters, poverty and the oppression of women and minorities - but where does population growth fit into this catalogue of woes?<p>With the population of the world at seven billion and rising, many fear a shortage of …

Butterscotch Apple Mini Galettes

November 4, 2013<p>We’re talking personal pies. Flat little freeform pies that are full of charm. They’re casual and fancy at the same time. And you can …

Baking

Cortical colouring in: what does your brain do with black-and-white images?

You’re looking out on a vast plain of crops of all different colours, shapes and sizes. Flowers of reds, yellows and greens explode under a sea of blue light from the sky. For the most part though, it’s all in your head. A green plant isn’t actually green, it’s just that the plant absorbs all of …

50 tasty foods under 50 calories

The problem with snacking is, more often than not, you’re munching on processed crap. The calories add up and before you know it, you’re eating loads …

Calories

Human Organs Formed with Wild Plant Arrangements

<b>Lungs</b><p>UK-based, Guatemalan-born artist Camila Carlow was not deterred by the complexity of the human body when she was developing her series <i>Eye Heart Spleen</i>. For the project, she transformed a handful of normally grotesque, bloody organs into an array of greenery and beautiful blossoms.<p>Carlow …

This is driving me crazy.