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  • newThe Things You Might Be Doing That Will Force Your IT Department To Spy On You
    The people who work in IT really don't want to snoop around your computer, but if you give them a reason there's little you can hide from them.
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 5:04pm -
  • newRussia's Most Powerful Weapon Is The Spread Of Lies
    The Soviet Union devoted considerable resources to spreading false stories. But now disinformation is regarded as an important aspect of Russian military doctrine, and it's disseminated with far greater sophistication and volume than ever before.
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 5:04pm -
  • newThe Competitive Vaping National Championship*
    It all comes down to this. This weekend, 14 women and a seemingly endless men traveled to Las Vegas to vie against one another for glory, prize money, free stuff and the chance to prove that all that time spent puffing on an e-cig wasn't wasted.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 4:11pm -
  • newInvestigating The Middle School Rumor That Mountain Dew Lowers Your Sperm Count
    One of the greatest rumors in middle school was that the yellow dye in Mountain Dew killed off your sperm. Naturally, it became a much beloved contraceptive choice for countless teens. Was there any truth to the rumor?
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 2:06pm -
  • newEver Used A McDonald’s Drive Thru? Thank The US Army
    Army regulations near Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona prevented soldiers from wearing their fatigues in local businesses around the base. The local McDonalds wanted to accommodate the soldiers and decided to install a window that the soldiers…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 2:06pm -
  • newAttack Of The Killer Robots
    Forget about drones, forget about dystopian sci-fi — a terrifying new generation of autonomous weapons is already here. Meet the small band of dedicated optimists battling nefarious governments and bureaucratic tedium to stop the proliferation of k…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 2:06pm -
  • newHigh School Striker Scores After Flipping Over Goalie
    If soccer doesn't work out for this kid, we suggest he makes a phone call to the US men's gymnastics team.
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 1:47pm -
  • newHow Are Stackable Potato Chips Made?
    The average person eats about 6 pounds of potato chips a year, a horrifying but unsurprising fact. So, how are bargain Pringles made?
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 1:47pm -
  • newWhat I've Learned Cutting Hair In Jail
    I get sent to the hole all the time. Not because I’ve done something wrong, but because I’m the barber, which means I’m also the best friend of every guy in there. I cut everyone’s hair, from murderers and rapists to first-timers put in for…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 1:17pm -
  • newWhy Do We Get Mad At Parents Who Leave Their Children Unsupervised?
    Moral attitudes toward parenting have changed, such that leaving children unsupervised is now judged morally wrong. And because it's judged morally wrong, people overestimate the risk.
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 1:17pm -


  • newMake Your Own Tiki Cocktails with This Easy Formula
    Tiki cocktails have the undeserved reputation of being overly sweet and fruity, but—when done correctly—they are complex, balanced, and super drinkable. Lucky Peach has a simple template to help you construct your very own.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 5:00pm -
  • newSunday's Best Deals: Great Kindle Singles, Balance Ball Chairs, Eneloops
    Great books, better posture, and the best rechargeable batteries headline today’s best deals.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 3:49pm -
  • newWorld of Warcraft Showdown: Then vs. Now
    World of Warcraft’s latest expansion Legion drops this Tuesday. The game set the standard for MMORPGs in 2004 and set the stage for the modern MMO. Its subscriber numbers have faltered, but most games still wish they had a fraction of WoW’s succe…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 3:00pm -
  • newWhat the Numbers at the End of Runways Actually Mean
    The numbers at the end of a runway aren’t just there to help pilots see where they’re supposed to land. They actually mean something important: the runway’s degree from magnetic north. This video from Atlas Obscura explains.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • newThis Week's Top Downloads
    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 11:00pm -
  • newSix Useful Tips for Getting the Most Out of Meal Kit Services
    Meal kit services, like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Plated, deliver meal ingredients right to your door every week. If you’re thinking of trying one out , or are already a subscriber, these tips help you get the most bang for your buck.Read more.…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 10:00pm -
  • newRamme Is a Free, Minimal Instagram Desktop App
    Windows/Mac/Linux: Instagram is made to be experienced on your phone, but sometimes you’ll want to take a look from you computer. Ramme does just that, offering up your Instagram feed where you can like or comment on posts. Read more...
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 9:00pm -
  • newUse the Half-Bluff Technique to Bluff Better in Poker and Real Life
    All the poker bosses in movies have mastered the art of the bluff, tricking their opponents into believing whatever they want. You might not be able to pull that off, but the half-bluff is easier and potentially more effective.Read more...
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 8:00pm -
  • newThe Best School Snacks, According to a Nutritionist
    Sometimes picking a snack for your child (or yourself) is more challenging than planning an actual meal. To help guide you through this culinary mine field, Bon Appetit spoke to Registered Dietitian Abby Langer about the most—and least—healthy sc…
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 7:00pm -
  • Why You Shouldn't Be Embarrassed By Hair on Your Nipples
    Okay, so the topic of hair growing on or around your nipples isn’t exactly a part of everyday conversation, but it’s totally normal for both dudes and ladies alike, and it’s nothing to be worried or ashamed of. Here’s why.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 16, 6:00pm -

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  • newThe Magic Castle's 1990 television special
    One of the rare public glimpses inside Los Angeles' legendary Magic Castle. Absolutely one of my favorite places on Earth! I try to visit every time I'm in L.A.
    - 35 mins ago, 28 Aug 16, 6:15pm -
  • newWhat we think about when we try not to think about global warming
    In this episode, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes discusses his book: What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming.Stoknes has developed a strategy for science communicators who find themselves confronted with climate change deni…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 3:13pm -
  • newMusic video features trash-talking UN smackdown
    The official video for Nobody Speak, by DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels, was directed by Sam Pilling and stars Igor Tsyshkevych and Ian Bailey as very NSFW diplomats on a tear.The video depicts a meeting of leaders that quickly descends into chaos…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 2:07pm -
  • newSave 73% on this premium vaporizer bundle
    These days, the vape market is saturated with low-quality products, making it nearly impossible to separate the gems from the duds. The Atmos Rx Dry Herb Vaporizer stands out from crowd for two reasons: its impressive battery life and durable cons…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 12:39pm -
  • How to change people’s minds on social issues with "deep canvassing"
    Oddly enough, we don’t know very much about how to change people’s minds on social issues, not scientifically. That’s why the work of the a group of LGBT activists in Los Angeles is offering something valuable to psychology and political scienc…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 16, 3:08pm -
  • How the "separate spheres" ideology is still affecting us today
    Common sense used to dictate that men and women should only come together for breakfast and dinner.According to Victorian historian Kaythrn Hughes, people in the early 19th Century thought the outside world was dangerous and unclean and morally dubi…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 16, 3:06pm -
  • Maine Gov. LePaige: people of color are the enemy
    Paul LePage, the Republican governor of Maine, told reporters that people of color are the enemy in his state. (more…)
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 16, 1:26pm -
  • This innovative pan makes for great food and minimal clean up
    If you’re like us, you occasionally get ambitious with your dinner and try to cook multiple sides plus a main dish. These efforts usually end as a cold meal plus a pile of dishes to wash.MasterPan Multi-Sectional Meal Skillet makes it super eas…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 16, 12:37pm -
  • The long and twisted tale of the Nibbler arcade game
    Never heard of Nibbler? You’re not alone. Nibbler was one of a handful of arcade games produced in the early 80’s by Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company, a company better known for its stylish jukeboxes. Designed by programmers Joe Ulowetz and John…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 10:14pm -
  • Smári McCarthy: a pirate who goes after corporate criminal ships
    As the former editor-in-chief of the technology project magazine MAKE, I’ve learned that makers don’t limit themselves to simply making things. Their urge to be an active participant in the world around them means that they also have a strong…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 9:39pm -