Al Brofman

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Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

Discovering The Fountain Of Youth: Living Well Into Your 90s

We're all looking for the fountain of youth. It's right in front of our eyes.<p>Not only do we want to live to a ripe old age, but we also want to do so while maintaining our vigor and health. What good is to live longer but be in failing health and homebound?<p>More than half of those born today will …

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12 Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better

photo credit: Lotus Carroll via photopin cc<p>I'm no Oprah and I certainly haven't learned all there is to learn about life, but there are a few things that I know for sure. These universal truths apply to you no matter where you are in life or what mistakes you've made in the past. So read them, …

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5 Things Ayurveda Wants You to Know About Yourself

Have you noticed that we are up to our ears in health and wellness solutions these days? The airwaves and interwebs are overflowing with pills, programs, supplements and exercise plans all designed to keep us healthy, and yet the data shows that the world is facing more health challenges than ever …

Getting your business started with Pinterest

<b>Q: I know that Facebook isn't the only game in town when it comes to social media, even though sometimes it seems that way. I did my research and there really are a lot of social media sites. The issue I face is which other one to dive into for my small biz. How does one know? --</b><p><b>Yaashika</b><p><b>A</b>: If you …

10 Asian Noodle Dishes You'll Want to Eat Every Day

<b>1.Yaki Udon</b><p>This dish is so simple yet so flavorful - Japanese udon noodles stir fried in butter and soy sauce and topped with chopped scallions, shredded nori and bonito flakes. A top choice for bar food in Tokyo, pair these thick and chewy noodles with a cold beer for the full izakaya experience.</b> …

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Google Shopping Express Expands To More Cities, Rebrands As “Google Express”

Google Shopping Express, rebranded to simply “Google Express” as of this morning, is no longer <i>entirely</i> subsidizing the costs associated with same-day delivery. The program, which offers instant shopping gratification to consumers in a growing number of U.S. cities, is now working to transition its …

Web TV Arrives. Over The Top TV Is Here This Time.

If you have been thinking about cutting the cable cord, you had to look down a long dark alley of missing content and a lonely flatscreen TV. But a number of new services are now showing up to fill that gap and provide a true TV experience that could herald the arrival of the OTT - Over The Top - …

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How to reinvent yourself in retirement

Retirement is an opportunity for a new chapter of your life, expert says.<p>Most people today view retirement as an opportunity to begin a new chapter in their lives, "not a time to wind down and move off the playing field," says gerontologist Ken Dychtwald, 64, the CEO of Age Wave, a research …

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What Does It Feel Like To Be Really Old, Knowing Death Is Imminent?

<i>What does it feel like to be really old knowing that death is imminent?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Stan Hayward,</i> …

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Minecraft Explained from a Mom Who Gets It (Finally!)

Surely by now, you've heard of Minecraft. If not, Microsoft is about to make sure you do. By acquiring its parent company Mojang for a whopping $2.5 billion, the tech giant is about to make the once indie game, (which according to the developer became an "accidental" success) more mainstream. The …

One of Android’s best keyboard apps was just released for the iPhone and iPad

As if you didn’t have enough terrific new keyboard apps to choose from on your iPhone, yet another hugely popular third-party Android keyboard app …

Getting the Most Out of Your Old iPhone

As the weeks pass since the debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there are less opportunities to get significant money from your old devices.<p>For those of you who are now using a newest model iPhone, there is no reason to sell your older one for peanuts or shove it into a drawer. Get creative, …

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Popular Mechanics - How Your World Works

Before we can live in a world of autonomous cars, we’re going to live through an awkward transition. Say hello to your robot chauffeur.<p>To survive on the modern battlefield, tanks need to become more difficult to detect.<p>Once loved, then reviled, and possibly loved again. Mankind has a long and …

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iOS 8 trick: Here’s how to use ‘Hey Siri’ even when your iPhone isn’t charging

One of the new Siri-related features Apple introduced in iOS 8 is the “Hey Siri” hotword that gives a device always-on listening abilities when it’s …

The Greatest Space Hack Ever

How duct tape and tube socks saved three astronauts<p>In NASA’s 56 years of operation, it has put men on the moon and robots on Mars. But one of its greatest achievements is less well known: the hack that saved the lives of three stranded astronauts in 1970.<p>When an oxygen tank exploded as Apollo 13 …

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Are You Afraid to Be Alone? Good News: You're Not

<b>POP QUIZ</b>: When you find that you are alone, for example, when you are stopped in traffic, waiting on a elevator or a friend, or you are in the bathroom, what is the first thing you do?<p>You check your cell phone.<p>You're not scanning your phone because you are getting life-changing texts and emails …

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The Empty Nest Through a Husband's Eyes

Empty nest syndrome.<p>Judging from what I see online, these three words are almost exclusively associated with mothers, but the adjustments involved are felt by every member of the family. Daddies miss their children too, and our newly-minted adults can go through difficult adaptations while making …

Franz Kline: The Forgotten Abstract Expressionist?

<i>Franz Kline, Study for Mr., 1959. Ink on paper mounted on board 11 3/4 x 9 in. 29.8 x 22.9 cm. Allan Stone Collection, courtesy of Allan Stone Projects, New York. © 2014 The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Reproduction, including downloading of Franz Kline works is</i> …

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1Password cements itself as a staple iOS 8 app with new update

1Password has been hovering near the top of the App Store’s charts since it went freemium alongside the launch of iOS 8. Developed by Canadian company AgileBits, the popular password manager has been on the forefront of app development for Apple’s latest OS since WWDC in June.<p>After releasing an iOS …

iOS 8 Third-Party Keyboards Explained and Reviewed

One of the most intriguing features of iOS 8 is how Apple opened it up to third-party keyboards. Google’s Android mobile operating system has allowed …

Apple posts ‘how to build an iOS app in Swift’ video on developer blog

Apple drew a lot of attention earlier this year when it debuted its own blog dedicated to updating developers on Swift, its programming language for building Mac and iOS apps first introduced at WWDC in June. The blog has since been used to share updates on the state of Swift as well as technical …

Here's how well Google's search engine knows you

So, with this in mind, we decided to go back to the mysterious Google Ads settings page to see just how much Google had figured out about each of us over the course of our plugged-in lives.<p>But before we get into that, here's how you can do this at home:<p>1. Sign into your personal Google account. A …

Google says TV studios are charging Google Fiber ridiculous prices for their shows

Cord cutting may be the future but Google Fiber unfortunately still has to deal with the present, and that means it has to shell out cash to TV …

The 10 Worst Things About Married Sex

Before all the married people out there take offense, we should note that we are both married, and happily so. We're not curmudgeons; we already listed the 10 Best Things About Married Sex -- and for the record, <i>those</i> 10 things were way easier to come up with! -- but we believe firmly in looking at …

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iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

Previously, I discussed how to have your iOS device read text for you in iOS 7, and in iOS 8 it works pretty much the same way – but with some little differences. It is now easier to set up and make text speakable on an iOS device. Before we discuss how to do it, let’s first set up our iOS device …

Sandy Koufax Chose His Faith Over The World Series And Won It All

On the field, Sandy Koufax wasn't just any baseball player. Off the field, he wasn't viewed that way either. The Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just remembered by baseball fans as "the man with the golden arm," but is revered by his Jewish admirers as "the left arm of God" for his talent as well as the …

Airbnb Lifestyle: The Rise Of The Hipster Nomad

<i>Editor’s note: Prerna Gupta is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, currently working on a stealth project; she is also a nomad.</i><p>For the past year, I’ve lived exclusively in temporary housing I’ve found on sites like Airbnb.<p>I didn’t set out with this goal in mind, but it just sort of happened. …

How to save money and time with iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

iOS 8’s new Family Sharing feature makes it easier than ever for your entire family to share purchases on iTunes, iBooks and the App Store.<p>Family Sharing is about more than just sneaking copies of apps off your siblings’ accounts, though: It can bring harmony to your entire digital life by sharing …

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