Thursday, May 15, 2014

How to Predict and Survive a lightning strike.

As we all know lightning likes to hit the tallest object around. Stay at least six miles away, that's 30 seconds between the lightning and the thunderclap. If the thunder comes less than ten seconds after the flash, the lightning storm is closer than two miles and you're in the danger zone!
There are few ways to spot an incoming lightning strike.
"If your hair stands up in a storm, it could be a bad sign that positive charges are rising through you, reaching toward the negatively charged part of the storm. That's not a good sign! Your best bet is to get yourself immediately indoors." - National Geographic

 Here's what to do if you're in the crosshairs of a lightning strike.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Seven hidden gems in Mac OSX

OS X has all kinds of great little features, but so many of them don't make the back of the box. Whether you've been an OS X user for a long time or you're new to the operating system, here are a few of the best built-in tools you might not know about (or you've just forgotten).
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Digitally Sign Documents with Preview

Invoke Dictionary with a Keystroke

Find Menu Bar Options Quickly with Help

Add Handwriting Recognition with Ink

Friday, May 9, 2014

How to hide secret messages in tweets

Steganography is the ancient practice of stashing secret text, images, or messages inside a different text, image, or message. It dates back to as early as the fifth century BC, when Spartan King Demaratus removed the wax from a writing tablet and wrote a message hidden on the wood underneath warning of an imminent invasion by Xerxes.

Users need only type the text they want others to see in one field and the hidden message in a separate field. The service, created by New Zealand-based developer Matthew Holloway, then spits out a tweetable message that fuses the two together in a way that's not noticeable to the human eye.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

5 Mental Health Exercises You Can Accomplish at Your Desk

For many of us, the workplace is the cause of most of our stress.
Unfortunately, your office is also the most inappropriate location to meditate. Luckily for you, there are plenty of exercises you can do at your desk to lower your anxiety levels, control your breathing and reduce your stress.
Whether it's taking a subtle power pose, going through meditative breathing exercises or just accepting your problems by writing out solutions, there are many methods for relaxing at your desk that you probably never thought of before.

Read on Mashable