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Do This One Simple Thing to Fall Asleep Faster

If you lie awake at night because your mind won’t stop racing, taking five minutes before bed to write out a to-do list for the next day might help …

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

Dessert

How to break free from the Apple ecosystem

However, there are several reasons you might want to explore other options, like Android phones and Windows computers.<p>Whatever your reason might be, leaving the Apple ecosystem can be a tough thing to do, and you might not find some of the useful features from the Apple ecosystem anywhere else.<p>To …

tvOS 10.2.1 update for Apple TV now available

Apple is now rolling out the tvOS 10.2.1 software update for the fourth generation Apple TV. The update likely includes bug fixes and performance improvements to tvOS 10.<p>The update follows the recent release of tvOS 10.2 which includes a new fast scrolling method and under-the-hood changes. Apple …

Smart TV

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

Hack Netflix with these add-ons and tricks

Supercharge your streaming<p>Part of Netflix's appeal is that it just works—whether you're on a phone, a tablet, or a smart TV, just fire up the streaming service and pick up where you left off. Dig a little deeper under Netflix's simple interface, though, and you'll find a number of ways to tweak and …

Apps

Workflow acquired by Apple: one of the best apps for power users is now free

The app for automating common actions on iOS and iPad will remain on the app store, but its $2.99 pricetag has been slashed to nothing<p>Apple has acquired Workflow, a popular iOS app for automating common actions on iPads and iPhones.<p>The app, which fills a similar niche on iOS to services such as …

Apps

There are 6 major choices for streaming live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements.<p>Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google's YouTube are breaking in, while old-school heavies like Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T have been …

Televisions

Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly

<b>A US dairy faces an overtime bill of about $10m (£8m), after a group of truck drivers won a pay dispute that hinged on some punctuation.</b><p>An appeal court sided with the drivers, saying the lack of a comma in the state of Maine's overtime laws made the regulations too ambiguous.<p>The ruling has been …

Judiciary

For the cost of YouTube’s new $35-a-month TV bundle, this is what you could get instead

YouTube’s imminent US streaming service, YouTube TV, boasts more than 40 live-TV channels, a cloud DVR, simultaneous streaming across three devices at a time, and other perks for a rather reasonable rate of $35 a month.<p>With the product, which is expected to launch before summer, the Google-owned …

Televisions

5 Cancer-Fighting Foods—Plus What to Avoid

Over half the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, the newest studies tell us. While many factors contribute to …

10 Surprising Ways You Can Sleep a Lot Better | Inc.com

If you feel you don't get enough sleep--or enough quality sleep--you're not alone. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily functioning and adversely affect health and longevity. And not getting a good night's sleep doesn't just …

High Blood Pressure

5 Recipes That Will Teach You the Art of 30-Minute Meals

As much as I truly enjoy cooking, weeknights can be rough, and the dinner struggle is real. But at the first mention of 30-minute meals, I knew that …

How to Download Netflix Videos to Your iOS Device for Offline Viewing

Ready for a weekend getaway? Us too. Unfortunately, our favorite cabin by the lake is a total dead spot when it comes to Internet coverage. What’s a …

The Idiot’s Guide To Networking, No Work Experience Required

What can you possibly talk about when you’re only in an entry-level job–or looking for one? Wrong question.<p>Long before you enter the workforce, you’re told over and over again that you need to network. And for many years afterward, you’re given loads of advice on how to schmooze tactfully, talk …

24 Easy Dinner Prep Ideas You'll Want To Try ASAP

It's a bird, it's a plane...it's your dinner on your plate!

Cooking

What Happens During a Heart Attack and How It's Treated

Heart attacks are scary to think about, but arming yourself with a little knowledge can bring comfort and preparedness. Here’s what actually happens …

Medicine

Here's how to access the iPhone's hidden mode that turns the camera into a magnifying glass

"Magnifier" mode uses the iPhone's camera to magnify text or other small things — handy, especially, for reading fine print, or zooming in on small details.<p>The hidden mode can also adjust brightness and color, which is useful for people who may have issues seeing specific colors.<p>Using Magnifier is …

How to connect wireless headphones to any TV

Use one of these methods to connect headphones to your TV and enjoy listening at full volume without disturbing others.<p>So you want to watch television at night without disturbing others trying to sleep. Or maybe you prefer to block out the noise of your surroundings -- like that annoying dog next …

Consumer Tech

20 Slow-Cooker Recipes to Make When You're Snowed In

Slow cookers are often used by busy people who are rushing out the door and want a hot, ready-to-go meal when they return. But the slow cooker works …

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

Happiness

Apple granted patent for fingerprint-reading touchscreen

The new security feature could replace the iPhone's venerable round home button.<p>The iPhone's home button may not be long for this world.<p>Apple has been granted a patent for an "interactive display panel with IR diodes" -- a method that would let users activate a device through a virtual home button …

Mobile Technology

11 Slow-Cooker Meals You Can Prep and Freeze Ahead of Time

Trump reveled in leaks that hurt Hillary Clinton. He now calls administration disclosures ‘un-American.’

President Trump criticized the intelligence community and the media Wednesday for the news reports that ultimately led to national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation Monday night, less than four weeks into his White House tenure.<p>“I think he’s been treated very, very unfairly by the media …

Donald Trump

First on CNN: Top Senate Republicans urge White House to withdraw Puzder nomination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as President Donald Trump's choice for labor secretary, a dramatic decision caused by a GOP revolt that claimed the first Cabinet nominee of the new administration.<p>Puzder, the CEO of the company that owns the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. fast food chains, faced fierce …

Donald Trump

The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using an iPhone

Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include …

Information Systems

How to Watch Live TV on Your Apple TV

If you want to watch live TV on your Apple TV—cable or antenna—it’s relatively easy to set up and get going.

Antenna

How to Use Split View in Safari on iPad with iOS 10

Multitasking on iPad added Split View in Safari when iOS 10 was introduced for iPad. Previously, you could only open up two different apps simultaneously on iPad using Split View. But it only makes sense to use Split View in Safari since we often have multiple tabs open anyway—might as well be able …

IPad Air