Gerri Sterns

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Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

Medicine

Take Control of Cable TV!

By late 2017, Lisa and Ken Sharp had finally had enough of their $180-per-month Verizon Fios bill. And with college tuition for their two daughters …

Sling TV

3 Stretches That Un-Slouch Your Back—All You Need Is A Doorway

Are you sitting up straight right now? You probably are now that I reminded you. Sitting at a desk or hunching over a computer all day is horrible for your neck, back, and overall posture. If you feel tight in your chest and shoulders, do this series of stretches a few times a week to loosen up. …

Yoga

Volkswagen's all-electric race car shatters records on the uphill Pikes Peak

For the last 100 years, cars have been setting records on top of Colorado's Pikes Peak.<p>Another record has been broken this year, but this time it …

Pikes Peak

After My United Airlines Flight Was Delayed 7 Hours, I Made a Stupid Mistake That Cost Me $1,400. Here's How to Avoid My Costly Error

If you're on a delayed flight to or from Europe, you owe it to yourself to see if you qualify under European law for compensation. But here's how I messed it up.<p>I made a dumb mistake after my United Airlines flight was delayed--a mistake that I now realize might have cost my wife and me roughly …

Flying

Your home internet isn’t as fast (or as cheap) as it should be – but we’ll show you how to fix it

Many people out there have issues with their home wireless networks, but they just deal with it instead of actually doing something about it. What’s …

Wi-Fi

Your Wi-Fi Security Is Probably Weak. Here’s How to Fix That.

Chances are that when you bought a Wi-Fi router, you probably did not prioritize strong network security.<p>After all, when we think about wireless connectivity in our homes, most of us generally care more about speed of data transmissions and how much range the router can cover.<p>But it’s time to …

Wi-Fi

CBD Is Changing the Health Industry

CBD is legal, and has been taken off the WADA Prohibited Substances List<p>In February 2008--ten years ago this past winter--Thomas Vanderham, a …

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.<p>His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, …

Health Care

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Has wine gone bad?

If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 – which had just been crowned as the “best restaurant in the world” – you might have been served one of its signature dishes: a single, raw, razor clam from the North Sea, in a foaming pool of aqueous parsley, topped with a dusting of …

Wine

The Colonel In The Kitchen: A Surprising History Of Sous Vide

Long before sous vide became a culinary sensation celebrated by top chefs around the world a retired Army colonel started cooking meat and vegetables in sealed plastic pouches immersed in a water bath to liven up the flavor of hospital food. But you'd be hard pressed to find his name associated …

Sous-vide Cooking

The War on Cars, Norwegian Edition

Oslo is still planning to go car-free by 2019, thanks to an ambitious network of bike lanes. But old habits do die hard.<p><i>Editor’s note: This article is part of CityLab’s media partnership with “Ride a Bike! Reclaim the City,” a new exhibit at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany,</i> …

Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams

New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff details the beloved star’s heartbreaking decline in this exclusive excerpt from Robin, his new biography.<p><i>Robin Williams’s August 2014 suicide was devastating to those who knew him best—and it also came at the end of a long and difficult decline, as this excerpt</i> …

The Man Who Brought Down Lance Armstrong

Floyd Landis, a former teammate of the cyclist’s, just won more than $1 million in a legal case against Armstrong. Here are his thoughts on the suit, cycling, and his onetime rival.<p>Updated: April 19, 2018<p>At 5:19 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010, Floyd Landis hit send on what would prove the most …

Project Fi makes its already-great roaming coverage even better

Google’s Project Fi built its reputation by having the simplest pay-as-you-use data plan anywhere, but that’s not all the network is good for. …

Neil Young: “The Record Labels Killed Pono”

Neil Young has discussed his ventures into high-quality audio and streaming in a new interview with the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>. Most recently, Young opened a massive online archive featuring his entire discography in high-quality streaming. But before that project, there was, of course, his …

Neil Young

Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle

Jimmy Buffett awoke one morning last year in one of his many homes — he can’t remember which one, there are a lot of them — and a panic gripped him in his throat. His new Broadway musical, “Escape to Margaritaville,” was coming along nicely, but something was off.<p>It wasn’t the music — they’d been …

Los Angeles

What I Learned from Watching My iPad’s Slow Death

My old iPad just turned five, and it’s starting to die. If it could wonder about such things, it might question this prognosis. Its memory, after all, still retrieves information as quickly as it ever did. Its face hasn’t aged a day, projecting as vividly as it did in 2012, when Apple called it …

iPad Mini

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Augmented Reality

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

The Secrets to Andrew Zimmern’s Delicious Rosh Hashanah Brisket

Just in time for the holiday, we got the celebrity chef and TV host to give us his advice and family’s brisket recipe.<p>My introduction to the joys of …

In Irma-devastated Virgin Islands, resolve blends with worry of being forgotten

Sharon Coldren, standing on the balcony of the Coral Bay Community Council building, raised a megaphone to give a warning to about 100 of her fellow islanders.<p>“There are tropical storms on the way that could become hurricanes,” she said to a crowd gathered Saturday outside the town hall. Evacuate, …

Rainfall

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 …

Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

Worried about Internet companies snooping on your online browsing? You might turn to something called a virtual private network to protect your privacy. But researchers say these networks can themselves be insecure.<p>Earlier this year, the federal government rolled back rules that would have …

Privacy

If You Have Any of These Records, You Could Be Sitting on a Gold Mine

They could be worth thousands of dollars.<p>When's the last time you looked at your record collection? In recent years, vinyl has made a serious comeback, which means you may want to dust off those old LPs, or keep an eye out at thrift stores for hidden gems.<p>"The antiques market seems often heavily …

13 killed when huge tree crashes down on Portuguese festival

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people …

You may not need to finish your antibiotics (but you probably still should)

Time for a course correction.<p>There are three things that most science lovers know about antibiotics. First, there's the fact that Alexander Fleming discovered them when he noticed that mold had killed the bacteria he’d been growing in a Petri dish. Second, there's the fact that antibiotics kill …

ASUS' take on mesh WiFi is now available

Mesh networking is all the rage for people who want to fill every bit of their home with sweet high-speed Wi-Fi. Lynksys, Google, Netgear, TP-Link and Eero all have devices that use the new technology to smooth out the dead spots in your home. Now Asus has joined the crowd with its Lyra Home WiFi …

Wi-Fi

Mac malware caught silently spying on computer users

Mac users typically think they're immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised<b>.</b><p>Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that's been infecting some Mac computers for years.<p>FruitFly operates quietly in the background, spies on …

Spying