Harry Houdini Beat Death in a Staring Contest. Could You?

Amazement doesn't come easy in show business these days. With increasingly savvy audiences trained to dismiss the seemingly-unbelievable as a product of safety wires, stunt doubles and CGI trickery, it's easy now to forget that in the early 20th century, Harry Houdini was working without a net — and flaunting his… » 8/27/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

Four Essential Things I'd Tell My Teenage Self

If you stumbled upon a time machine tomorrow, you'd probably do something totally righteous with it — like avert a war or rewrite history to release Pretty in Pink with the original ending. Me? I'd make a stop in my childhood bedroom and offer Teenage Me some words of advice that, had I known them back then, would've… » 8/27/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

New Technology Will Set Your Previously PC-Bound Games Free

When most people think of mobile gaming on Android devices, they envision small, bite-sized experiences, scaled way back to fit in their pocket. And that's true, to an extent: the Android platform has its fair share of quick-hit, casual offerings that are great for a short on-the-go fix, but new tech is driving an… » 8/26/14 4:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm

7 Artists Who See the Big Picture in Tiny Objects

Though today's artists have a world of technology at their fingertips, many still choose to work in a more traditional manner. These are not painters who create works using oil, acrylic or watercolor – they're artists who take everyday objects like matches, buttons and nails to make intricate artworks that deserve a… » 8/26/14 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm

Loose Lips and Award Show Slips: What Celeb Antics Will We See Tonight?

Hollywood is kind of like high school, except that everyone is beautiful, popular, and has a really nice car. Tonight, as the stars don their finest frocks and strut down the red carpet with their anxiously-scrawled speeches clutched tightly in their sweaty little palms, it's time for you to award them, yearbook… » 8/25/14 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

Dreamcar 2020: Turning 10 Design Trends into the Car of The Future

We're in the middle of a transformational moment for the automobile. There's a century of gasoline-burning, hand-on-the-wheel vehicles in our rear-view, while the road ahead is powered by electric, driverless technologies. Somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow, however, is the vehicle that bridges this gap, and… » 8/21/14 12:00pm 8/21/14 12:00pm

Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

With summer in full swing it's time to ditch that dark denim and mix-up your style arsenal with accessories that are way more vibrant. Since being spotted everywhere from international runways to the glossy pages of Vogue, the fashion world has been embarking on a vivid journey with the return of highlighter hues and… » 8/20/14 12:00pm 8/20/14 12:00pm

Your Wimpy Workout Has Nothing on Houdini's Bizarre Training Regimen

Forget everything you know about Harry Houdini being a "magician": he was actually an escape artist and a total badass. While he's quoted as having said "My brain is the key that sets me free," his body — which he kept in oh, hell no condition — definitely contributed to his success. Think you're tough because you can… » 8/18/14 12:00pm 8/18/14 12:00pm

Game More, Save More With PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 Event

As far as dream jobs go, it can't get much better than getting paid to play video games. Usually gamers are the ones doing the paying, right? While Sony isn't exactly looking to hire you right now, they are willing to put their money where their mouth is. With the PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 event, the more gaming you… » 8/18/14 12:00pm 8/18/14 12:00pm

3 Successful Women Offer Advice For Pressing Life's Reset Button

For the past couple of weeks, I've been running an interview series in partnership with smartwater that shares the secrets of successful women and how their paths to greatness might inspire your own. We've chatted with Miranda Jones of Galanter & Jones, Jen Gotch of ban.do and Rue magazine creative director Maia… » 8/15/14 12:01pm 8/15/14 12:01pm

On the Seventh Day, We Unplug: How to Take a Tech Sabbath

In 2012, the average American consumed 13.6 hours of media each day. By 2015, that number is expected to rise to 15.5. These figures include media multitasking, e.g., listening to music while checking your email, so that it's possible to consume more than one hour of media within a 60-minute period. Shockingly,… » 8/14/14 12:01pm 8/14/14 12:01pm

Welcome Fall With Open Arms (and a $150 GameStop Gift Card)

The time has come. Whether it's back to school or back to a workweek without the promise of a beach weekend, the end of summer is upon us. But before you start planning an elaborate funeral for your short shorts, hear us out: once it starts getting chilly, you have no more reasons to be outside. This means you can… » 8/14/14 12:00pm 8/14/14 12:00pm

6 Tips to Zap Your Insomnia and Finally Get Some Actual Sleep

It's official: America is tired. (I know I am.) When is the last time you had a good night's rest? Not merely "enough" sleep, just the bare minimum that gets you through the work day before crashing in front of SportsCenter – We're talking about a serious night of rest that had you refreshed and ready to tackle… » 8/13/14 12:01pm 8/13/14 12:01pm

You Too Can Joust Naked on a Bicycle

When it comes to modes of transportation, bikes are pretty much killing it. The hipper, skinnier cousin of the car has been a fashion statement since its introduction in the 19th century, and it's one of the few human-powered vehicles. That basically means it's a tool for socialism, which Americans love! I mean, right? » 8/13/14 12:00pm 8/13/14 12:00pm

Anatomy 101: What Does a Single New Yorker Look Like?

There may be over four million unmarried people in NYC, but it's hard out here for a single. Casual dating costs approximately a zillion dollars, marrieds love stealing their single friends' phones and swiping left on potential soulmates (for "fun"...?), and the most attractive singletons don't feel ready to settle… » 8/12/14 12:00pm 8/12/14 12:00pm

Is Your Partner a Cheaty Liar? Only Your Smartphone Knows For Sure

Think of a mood ring—if you're old enough to remember them—powered by a state of the art silicon chip. That's the concept of artificial emotional intelligence, (AEI), which sits at the intersection of psychology and technology. Mood rings were just crude liquid crystal thermometers that changed the color of stones,… » 8/07/14 12:00pm 8/07/14 12:00pm

Blow Your Mind with Ten Trippy Modern Artists

While the Web provides artists with a global platform to showcase their work, only a select few can capture the hearts and minds of viewers with their unique and compelling visions. These are the innovators who transcend language barriers: their works immediately grab you, making you believe – if only for a second –… » 8/07/14 12:00pm 8/07/14 12:00pm