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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Sony's Android folding app, which contributes to cancer and Alzheimer's research, has just received an update adding game-like points and achievements to the app, so you can compete with your friends on who can better save the world.


Impress your family, friends, and houseguests with a towel-folding technique you're likely to see on a cruise or in a hotel. Howto web site wikiHow runs down step-by-step instructions for folding a "towel monkey." You'll need matching hand and bath towels, along with a clothes hanger with clips (like a pants or skirt hanger). For more towel animals, see also how to fold a towel cat, fold a towel lobster, fold a towel elephant, and fold a towel dog.

How to Fold a Towel Monkey


Housekeepers at the Four Seasons luxury hotel chain know how to make beds, and they say it's easy to give your feet room to move between the sheets:

Each flat sheet is tucked in with a three-inch "foot pocket" fold across the bottom so feet don't get squished. "In one Seinfeld episode, George went to a hotel and ripped off the covers because they were so tight," says Erik Wood, director of housekeeping in New York City. "No one has to worry about that here."

Give your tired dogs the room they deserve with that extra three-inch fold at the bottom. Got any other bed-making techniques? Do share in the comments.

Bed-Making Tips from...the Four Seasons


Wine guy Dr. Vino demonstrates how to carry a pair of wine bottles using furoshiki, a traditional, Japanese decorative cloth. He says the Japanese use furoshiki to wrap and carry items in lieu of plastic bags. If you don't have any authentic furoshiki around the house, any square cloth will do; Dr. Vino says his is 24x24 inches. This looks like something you want to arrive at the dinner party with in hand.

HOWTO: make a furoshiki wine carrier