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How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

How thousands of Britons are at risk from ‘world’s biggest online scam’

Thousands of pensioners are at risk of losing their life savings in a rapidly growing financial scam that British authorities are powerless to clamp …

Finance

Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription<p>Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule …

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Household dust makes people fat, groundbreaking research indicates

People should keep their homes spotless if they want to avoid putting on weight, new research suggests.<p>A pioneering study in the US revealed that normal house dust is capable of carrying hormone-altering chemicals that prompt cells in the body to accumulate fat.<p>Experiments found that even small …

Losing your sense of smell may help you lose weight—and it has nothing to do with taste

When Andrew Dillon, a cell biologist at the University of California Berkeley, set out to study the effect of the sense of smell on weight in mice, he assumed that he’d find that mice without a sense of smell would enjoy food less, eat less, and therefore weigh less. Scientists have known that …

Google is still mostly white and male

That’s according to the latest diversity report.<p>Latinos are better represented at Google compared with a year ago, according to the company’s latest diversity report. And more women hold technical roles.<p>But not by a lot. Google remains mostly white, Asian and male, and that hasn’t budged much in …

A White House proposal would let police shoot down drones

The Trump administration wants Congress to let law enforcement crack down on drones, according to a document published by <i>The New York Times</i>. The proposal, which apparently circulated yesterday, would let government agencies monitor any unpiloted aircraft system (UAS) flying over an American …