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A Disney MagicBand For Hospitals

A new concept from some of the minds behind Disney’s MagicBands could revolutionize the way hospitals operate.<p>Disney MagicBands allow visitors to walk around Disney World and simply wave their hand to pay for meals, skip through lines, and unlock their hotel rooms. They also allow Disney to track …

Walt Disney Company

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

The Time BlackBerry Decided I Shouldn’t Review Its New Phone

BlackBerry all but begged us to review its Passport phone–until I made it clear that it was an all-or-nothing battle against my iPhone.<p>Reuters is reporting that Samsung has offered to pay $7.5 billion for BlackBerry. And it reminded me of a story I’d been meaning to write up for some time.<p>Convince …

BlackBerry

10 Food Trends That Need to Die in 2015

Say good-bye to juice cleanses.<p><b>1. Juice Cleanses:</b> It is officially time for everyone to stop pretending that you can consume a drink that will scour your insides and make them sparkly clean. (There's no evidence that the body requires or remotely benefits from random detox diets.) If you made it …

Charlie Hebdo Returns With The Prophet Muhammad On Its Cover

This week’s cover of <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>–the first to print since two gunmen opened fire at the satirical newspaper’s Paris offices last week, killing 12 members of its staff–features a cartoon of crying Prophet Muhammad holding a sign that reads “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”). The line has has become …

Charlie Hebdo

Ways to Fix Your Dry, Brittle Hair

There's something that is intensely gratifying about making a woman feel beautiful. Whether a lady is coming in for a refresh or a complete, transformative change, she is always seeking that moment when she looks in the mirror, and thinks, "Damn, I look good!" I cherish those moments, and I love to …

Hair Care

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

Hong Kong

See Every Instagram You Took Last Year Woven Into One Image

Two weeks into January, and 2014 already feels like a long time ago, but this fun app might convince you to revisit it one last time. Weevmee, created by New York design agency HUSH, produces one composite image combining every Instagram you took last year. These “Weevs” are abstract personal …

Design

What It's like to Have Eyelash Extensions

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.<p>First, you must know this: I've never thought of myself as an eyelash extensions kind of girl. In my mind, eyelash extensions girls are also spray tan, gel manicure, Brazilian wax girls, which is not to say high-maintenance (okay, maybe a little) …

Beauty

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

10 Healthy Food Myths Debunked

From the editors of GoodHousekeeping.com, we set the record straight on common misconceptions about which foods are healthy for you.<p><b>1) Fresh is always better than frozen.</b><br>Freshly-shelled peas have more vitamins than frozen ones, right? Not exactly. "Fresh" produce often travels far distances and …

The 6 Best Style Transformations We've Ever Seen

We never thought we'd see the day when celebs like Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie were considered style icons. But believe it or not, that day has arrived. While their fashion choices in the early aughts may have been cringe-worthy, today they are among some of the best-dressed women in the world.<p>…

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

Golden Globes

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Travelers
Buddhism

The Ultimate Guide to Good Skin

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, shares his tips to getting your best skin ever.<p>Everyone wants great skin, some people have it naturally, others have to work really hard to maintain a clear complexion. While topical remedies or a …

Did you airbrush Christmas on Facebook?

Almost two-thirds of people "airbrush reality" on social media to make their lives appear more exciting, according to a survey<p>It is the first day back in the office, after a week of unbridled Thorntons Continental, sweet sherry and sibling bickering. Post-Christmas platitudes have been exchanged …

Social Media

Hello Wood builds Budapest Christmas tree from 5000 pieces of firewood

Hungarian architecture studio Hello Wood has created an 11-metre-high Christmas tree for a square in central Budapest from 15,000 kilograms of wooden …

Boulder-Shaped Cabin Perfectly Camouflages in Swiss Alps

Nestled within a rock fall field on the Swiss Alps sits <i>Antoine</i>, a cabin that resembles a large boulder. It was designed by the studio Bureau A, and the cozy interior space features some of the basics: a bed, fold-out table, stool, fireplace, and windows. But, just looking at the outside, you'd …

Design

Toronto Gallery Buys the Entire Collection of Vivian Maier Negatives Owned by Jeffrey Goldstein

Amidst a messy legal battle over copyrights to Vivian Maier’s now famous work, a gallery in Toronto has acquired the entire collection of negatives …

How to fix Facebook's News Feed

Facebook’s News Feed is broken! Facebook is only showing me stupid stuff! My News Feed is boring! Facebook is lame! The News Feed is useless!<p>If any of those exclamations sound familiar, this quick guide is for you and your friends. Most articles about “fixing” and “improving” the News Feed focus on …

12 moments in the keyboard's history

At some point in the day, we all smash our fingers against some form of keyboard -- whether it's of the physical or virtual variety. In this week's <i>Rewind,</i> we take a look at how the keyboard's grown beyond its humble typewriter beginnings and taken on a life of its own.<p>Gallery: 12 moments in the …

Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn't healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That's where Ikea comes in: the company has brought its stylish looks, reasonable prices, and goofy Swedish names to …

The New Hair Washing Rules

How to clean your hair like a pro.<p><b>1) Not everyone can get away with skipping regular shampoos.</b> "How often you wash your hair depends on your texture," says celebrity hairstylist Jasmine Anna Galazka at the Oscar Blandi Salon. "Finer hair needs to be washed daily or every other day; thicker or …

Hair Care

Local residents scrub hate messages off Canadian mosque

Residents of Cold Lake City "show true face of Canada" by rallying round mosque vandalised after extremist attacks<p>Residents of the small Canadian city of Cold Lake have scrubbed away hate messages that appeared on the walls of the local mosque and replaced them with posters reading “Love your …

Alberta

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …