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Marshall Headphones STANMORE - Active Stereo Loudspeaker Review

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s a lot of Bluetooth speakers on the market and in varying sizes and shapes. But few aspire to a retail of $400.00 because …

Hip, Geometric Beach Towels That Magically Repel Water

Whoever thought the beach towel needed a design revamp? Vertty, a new handmade, eco-friendly towel is just that.<p>As temperatures drop, who isn’t daydreaming about nipping off to warmer, southern lands, where the sun is always out and the beach is always in? I’ll tell you who, sand haters–or more …

Coastlines

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

This "X Factor" Performance Might Just Make You Cry

Wedding singer Crissie Rhodes knocked our socks off Sunday night.

20 Things Nobody Told You While Growing Up

There are so many things I wish I had known while growing up. No one ever tells you the hard truths of life. Maybe it’s because they can’t stomach …

It's Never Too Late to Be Who You Might Have Been (Hope for Codependents)

We all come into this imperfect world, in imperfect families, as imperfect versions of ourselves. Not one of us is without a story or two about family dysfunction, economic hardships, medical limitations, self-esteem challenges and more. Through conscious choices, personal commitment and hard work, …

Self-esteem

14 Songs To Drink Alone To

Here are some of the most heartwrenching, devastating, soul-destroying songs to listen to while you drink alone tonight and wonder where the hell your life went wrong. Have fun be safe drink responsibly.

How to Build Positive Thinking to Improve a Bad Day

I’ve had some bad mornings in my life — mornings where I woke up late for work or school (sometimes even waking up after I was supposed to be there), …

The 20 online talks that could change your life

From TED talks to online seminars, video channels crammed with inspirational and thought-provoking lectures are educating us on everything from town planning and depression to body language, animal morality and dangers of sugar in just a few minutes. Here is our pick of the best, from Amanda Palmer …

Adam Savage's Ten Rules for Success

The truly wonderful Adam Savage, co-host of Mythbusters, co-founder of Tested, and BB contributor, closed our Boing Boing: Ingenuity theatrical …

Vintage Vice, a playlist of old-timey songs of drugs, sex, and booze

Below is a fantastic compilation of vintage tunes from the 1920s to 1940s about weed, prostitution, speed, booze, coke, and other vices. Here is the …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

Quick and Easy MacBook Repairs That Will Save You a Small Fortune

Everybody’s MacBook breaks. At some point or another, the hard drive will shudder to a stop; the display hinge won’t hold up anymore; the logic board …

This Brass Knuckle Knife Is All the Intimidation You'll Ever Need to Avoid a Fight

Ok. So to be candid, a $10 knife is likely a POS. Nevertheless, the concept is a notable one. And honestly, if you never plan on using it in a …

Democratizing the creep factor: Anyone can play NSA, “Ocean’s 11” and cyberstalker

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Derrick Harris<p>I spent four day last week at Black Hat and DEF CON watching presentations on how quite literally …

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for free, but of course some of that information is better than others. The good …

Learning

The 10 best worst horror movies

As we sift through “Sharknado’s” wreckage, a look back at some of the most amusingly awful flicks in the genre<p>WHEN EXTREME SITUATIONS are taken beyond their limits, when the real becomes grotesque, or when good intentions meet bad execution we get <i>camp</i>: the comedy of the ridiculous. The Oxford …

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The six best cleansing balms

I've said it a million times, but cleansing is, in my opinion, the most important and transformative part of your skincare routine. Those who cleanse …

My barber gave me a head orgasm: the strange world of ASMR

For some, tiny burgers, space travelers, and haircuts trigger tingly feelings that science can't explain<p>A scene from a video designed to induce ASMR, "Space Travel Agent"<p>The barber turns on his trimmers.<p><i>Click. Bzzzzzzzzz.</i><p>He brings them closer and closer to my ears. He moves from one side of my head …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

LSD ABC, fun "A is for…" animation

A wonderful and trippy "A is for…" animation by Laura Sicouri and Kadavre Exquis with music by Kadavre Exquis. The music is available on a vinyl pack …

Savino: A Carafe That Will Help You Improve Cheap Wine

Nobody likes a wine snob, but everybody likes a decent wine. The problem is that decent wine is generally more expensive, so most of us wind up …

20 Songs You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

Beck, Lenny Kravitz, the Bee Girl and more<p>Remember that dancing bee girl from Blind Melon's "No Rain" video? She's 30. That won't mean much to …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part II]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you haven’t read the first article in this series, I would kindly recommend you to start with Posing …