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This 22-Year-Old Went From Working At McDonald's To Making $1 Million A Year Playing Video Games

One of the biggest names in the e-sports realm right now is a 22-year-old named Matt Haag, who is better known as "Nadeshot." He's a master at "Call of Duty," and he's part of a team, called OpTic Gaming. He's even sponsored by Red Bull.<p>And just three years ago he was flipping burgers at a …

Two Brothers Recreate Their Childhood Photos For Parents' Wedding Anniversary

To celebrate their parents' wedding anniversary, brothers Matthew and James decided to take a trip down memory lane by choosing a handful of childhood photos and reenacting them as adults. The hilarious results, which they printed, framed, and presented to their parents, made for a heartfelt and …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

Tom Hanks

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

More Than Meets the Eye: A Bicycle That Transforms into Its Own Lock, Yea or Nay?

When it comes bicycles, we're often inclined to say nay. Call us snobs/cranks/grouches or what have you, but we are generally of the opinion that you …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

Unikia Social Grill by Indeed Is A Charcoal Barbecue For Table Use

INDEED Innovation developed “the social barbecue” on behalf of the Scandinavian product developer Unikia. The device is available under the brand …

BBQ

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than 130,000 deaths would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain's 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily …

The Grovemade Desk Collection

<i>Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.</i> – Alan Alexander Milne<p>There are three daily habits …

Furniture

Test Driving the Jeans That Promise to Make You Look Photoshopped

Rollover the image to see the before and after.<p>I'm very picky about how my denim fits—and <i>looks</i> on my bod. Firstly, I have a hard time finding jeans in general; my waist is very small but my butt is very big. Typically, I have every single pair of jeans tailored to fit my body because it's so …

Quick tip: Add events to Google Calendar via the search box

When you want to create a new event on Google Calendar from your phone, you can use the Google Search app to listen to your voice commands. While the desktop version of Search has fallen a bit behind, Google is starting to incorporate some of the commands you'd use on your phone into their …

Google

3 Gmail Tricks That'll Save You Hours Every Week

<i>Vik Singh is CEO and co-founder of Infer, a provider of data-powered business applications.</i><p>It’s totally unbearable and massively inefficient to process countless emails every day. And yet, to have any chance of success in today’s information world, you must communicate via email.<p>As you succeed, you …

Islamist plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled, say French police

French police stumbled on terror plans after decrypting coded messages between Algerian butcher living in southern France and high-ranking members of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb<p>France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on …

The Brazilian flag is suffering for the soccer team's defeat

Desecration by fire, teeth, and Roomba.<p>The Brazilian flag is getting it from all sides. We showed you fans burning it:<p>And now it's gotta deal with the vicious German flag, too. That flag's got brutal suction powers:<p>...and big-ass teeth, too:

Rooms We Can't Believe Are Outdoors

These spaces are the epitome of indoor-outdoor livingif you moved them inside, you wouldn't have to change a thing.<p>These spaces are the epitome of indoor-outdoor living—if you moved them inside, you wouldn't have to change a thing. <i>Via HouseBeautiful.com.</i>

TripAdvisor's App Gets An Offline Feature

TripAdvisor’s iOS and Android apps have been updated with a useful offline feature, which lets travelers download review, photos and city maps before they set out on their trip, so they can then access the information on-the-go even without internet connection.<p>This allows travelers to make …

New Android Phones are Leaking Location Data via Wi-Fi

While you may be fine sharing your location via Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, it’s another issue when your phone is sharing your location without your knowledge. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has discovered an alarming issue with newer Android phones.<p>According to the EFF’s findings, when …

Fleshlight Releases iPad Case You Can Hump

After more than two years of development, the sex toy company behind the male masturbatory aid <i>Fleshlight</i> has sprung a product that finally allows men …

A Chair that’s Like a Three-Dimensional Picture Frame

Frame, by Ola Giertz, isn’t your average easy chair. It’s a rectangular shaped chair that looks to be a three-dimensional picture frame that will …

Furniture

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young | Colossal

<p>Self-taught artist Ben Young is a man of many exceptional talents from surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and working full-time as a …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

Little privacy in the age of big data

In the era of big data, the battle for privacy has already been fought and lost – personal data is routinely collected and traded in the new economy and there are few effective controls over how it is used or secured. Data researchers and analysts now say that it’s time for legislation to reclaim …

Google investing $50 million to get girls to code

Just weeks after releasing its first diversity report and calling for more women to get into computer science, Google's backing that up with a new effort aimed at getting more girls to code. Today the company announced a new program called Made with Code that includes a mix of coding projects, …

Yes, Nokia has released an Android launcher

The Android launcher scene <i>might</i> be getting a little out of control -- even Nokia (whose X phones are now under Microsoft's wing) is getting into the game. The Finnish firm has just released Z Launcher, a home screen replacement that gets you to frequently-used apps, contacts and sites as quickly as …

LEGO's Newest Games Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind

LEGO, makers of everybody’s favorite toy plastic bricks, announced its latest creation Thursday: LEGO Fusion, which combines tablet games with …

Lego

Scientists discover massive ocean of water 400 miles underground

Researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence for a massive reservoir of water deep within the Earth's mantle. The reservoir, which is said to be three times the volume of the oceans on the surface, is contained within highly-pressurized rock known as ringwoodite. The scientists hope …

Portraits of people living on a dollar a day – in pictures

More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar. A book by Thomas A Nazario, founder of the International Organisation, documents the circumstances of those living in extreme poverty …