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Malicious Android adware campaign tries to exploit root access

After the Stagefright fiasco I’m sure that the last thing you want to hear about right now are more Android security issues. But <i>FireEye</i> researchers have discovered an aggressive adware campaign, which they have dubbed Kemoge, that is targeting Android devices in more than 20 countries.<p>The malicious …

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Masturbation

5 Scary Things That Happen When You Eat Too Much Protein | Women's Health

When you cut your carbs to the bare minimum (which you're likely doing if you're on a super-high-protein diet), your body enters a state called ketosis, where it starts burning fat for fuel instead of the usual carbohydrates. That might be great for weight loss, but not so much for your breath, …

Nutrition

Best Drinks for Every Weight Loss Plan

Eating healthy foods, while simultaneously sipping sugary drinks is a lot like avoiding the tanning salon then going to the beach without sunblock: …

An Extra Hour of Sleep Can Do More for Daily Happiness Than a $60,000 Raise

More and more scientific studies speak to the irrefutable benefits of sleep. A study published in <i>Science</i> even calculated that for the sleep deprived, an extra hour of sleep can do more for their daily happiness than a $60,000 raise. Arianna Huffington, <i>Thrive</i><p><b>A Good Night's Sleep</b><p>Few things can make …

Five fitness tips that could prevent poor health in retirement

The problem with fat (subcutaneous not dietary) is that it encourages binary thinking. If you can fit into an aeroplane seat or those jeans you've had for a decade, it's easy to assume you're winning: you aren't part of this obesity crisis everyone's talking about, and nobody's going to make a …

Fear the Walking Dead premiere: See the first 3 minutes from the Walking Dead companion series

In advance of Sunday’s premiere of <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i>, AMC has released the first three minutes of the <i>Walking Dead</i> companion series.<p>The clip …

The Walking Dead

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn't the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.<p><i>Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their</i> …

America's Best And Worst Food Franchises

In the world of franchising, restaurants have long reigned supreme.<p>From McDonald's and KFC to Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts, many of the largest franchises cater to our universal greasy fast food desires. But as consumer tastes shift away from mass produced fast food to slightly more upscale “fast …

Ice Cream

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

13 Things Girls Who Practice Yoga Do But Will Never Admit To

<b>2. You Change Your Outfit Twice Because You Just Don't Feel as Cute in Your Tie-Dye Leggings Today</b> <br>Athleisure is trendy these days, and the fact that you need to make a fashion statement every time you hit the mat does not escape you.<p><b>3. You Redo Your Hair Five Times Before Class So That Your Bun Is</b> …

The first city to open its own pot shop

Cannabis Corner is the first recreational pot shop in the U.S. to be owned and operated by a government agency. Profits will fund local projects -- and upgrading the playground is the first order of business for the tiny city of North Bonneville, Washington.<p>Right now the tot lot has just two swings …

Cannabis

Luke Bryan Wins 2015 ACM Entertainer of the Year

Evening's co-host takes home the fan-voted award for a second time<p>Luke Bryan started and ended his ACM Entertainer of the Year acceptance speech with …

Jason Aldean on New Wife Brittany Kerr: 'She Keeps Me Focused and Grounded'

Jason Aldean‘s on a winning streak. The country star took home the Academy of Country Music’s award for male vocalist of the year on Sunday, but it’s …

Country Music

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

Photography