Michael

351 Flips | 8 Magazines | 9 Likes | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @GreenPro1 | Keep up with Michael on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Michael”

BedJet 3: Heat your sheets with Alexa

BedJet is back with the third iteration of its temp control system for your sheets. Like the previous versions, BedJet 3 is powered by a small engine that should fit under most beds and neatly next to the rest. The engine blows hot or cold air through a hose attached to a nozzle that fits under …

Crowd Funding

The best cloud storage of 2018

It's pretty clear that people and businesses will continue the trend of reducing their need to rely on costly hardware and infrastructure by placing …

Software

August Is Here, Which Means You Can Start Reading These Amazing New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

It’s almost back to school season, and even if you’ve long since left lockers and pop quizzes behind, you can still stick to a reading list—drawn …

Books

The classic, ‘high tech’ board game Dark Tower is coming back in 2020

Gloomhaven and Risk Legacy designers will oversee Return to Dark Tower<p>Restoration Games made waves when it launched a Kickstarter campaign to re-invent and relaunch the classic and visually stunning board game <i>Fireball Island</i>. Today, the company announced it’s hoping to do the same thing for Milton …

Board Games

New Alexa skill 'Away Mode' wards off potential burglars using the power of awkward conversations

When you leave your home for an extended time, you have a handful of ways to deter would-be burglars, including sticking signs with a security …

Google Home

Magic: The Gathering Creator’s New Game Will Sell Billions of Unique Decks

On Wednesday at Gen Con 2018, Fantasy Flight Games revealed the newest card game from legendary Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, …

Board Games

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping with a Prime account.<p>With these different areas …

Amazon Echo

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Furniture

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

To End The Opioid Crisis, Doctors Must Acknowledge We Helped Create It

I’m a physician who specializes in addiction medicine, which means I’ve been busy lately. Busy treating some of the millions of Americans affected by the opioid crisis. Busy advocating for my colleagues in primary care to do the same.<p>In lectures and workshops, I ask them to start prescribing …

Mental Health

Traversing the Lo-fi Abyss of Objects in Space

The low hum of my ship’s engine confirms the status emblazoned on my helm monitor — everything’s running perfectly. I took an easy contract to …

‘Actual play’ RPG experiences like Critical Role, Adventure Zone are having a moment

$1M Kickstarter and a nomination for a major industry award are pushing podcasters and streamers to the fore<p>So-called “actual play” role-playing experiences are having a moment. Not only are these performative tabletop RPGs helping to drive interest in games like Dungeons & Dragons, now they’re …

Clear out your inbox with the 10 best third-party email apps for iOS

Email is an essential method of communication in our everyday lives, one we use for work and play. But the interminable threads can go on forever, …

Why You Have to Poop in the Morning, According to Science

The early bird also gets a satisfying bowel movement.<p>Morning poops are the best poops — so says gastroenterologist Dr. Sarina Pasricha. And the art …

The Theranos Scandal: What Happens When You Misunderstand Steve Jobs

We’ve long known that Elizabeth Holmes was in trouble, and last Friday federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against the founder of Theranos for defrauding investors and deceiving patients and doctors. In <i>Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup</i>, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner …

Theranos

VPN Infinity Gives You Lifetime Protection On Up To 10 Devices

Get lifetime protection for 89% off.<p>At this point, you likely know what a virtual private network (VPN) is and how important it is to have one to …

9 signs you’re dealing with an emotional manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

A week in Barbados

Andrew and I were craving some winter sun at the beginning of this year. We needed to go away somewhere warm. So we looked at a map of the world and …

Barbados Packing List

Your flights are booked and now it’s time to pack, so where do you start… This is why we’ve created this Barbados packing list just for you! I was …

Rihanna's favourite places in Barbados

What do you miss most about Barbados when you’re away?<p>‘Family, friends, food – but as much as anything I love the way the place makes me feel. It’s …

Barbados

How It Works

Buy or rent Skyroam Solis or Skyroam Global Hotspot based on your travel plans. Carry your own portable WiFi hotspot to get secure mobile WiFi …

The Best Water Gun (No Surprise: It’s a Super Soaker!)

In the wake of two seasons of drenching yard battles since our first Wirecutter water-gun test and after an additional month of aquatic combat with …

12 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip

Ready, set, bookmark! To make your trips as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, we've rounded up the best tech travel hacks on the web — from how to pack properly to how to share photos once you've returned, you'll find it all right here. How did we ever travel without them before?<p>When you're on …

This Fund Pays 11.2% And Crushes The Market

Today I’m going to take you inside the most disrespected, criticized, lambasted and just plain ignored investments on the market today.<p>Why would I do that?<p>Simple. Because if you’re not as rich as you’d like to be, these unloved income plays are the <i>perfect</i> way to get you there.<p>I’m talking about …

Philip Roth dies at 85; novelist both probed and skewered Jewish American culture

Author Philip Roth, who tackled self-perception, sexual freedom, his own Jewish identity and the conflict between modern and traditional morals through novels that he once described as "hypothetical autobiographies," has died. He was 85.<p>Roth was one of America's preeminent 20th century novelists in …

A bar too high? Pass rate plummets to record low for California lawyer exam

Only a quarter of applicants passed the California bar exam in its most recent sitting, the State Bar of California announced this week, a record low …

The 4 Best Sunglasses of 2018

Protect your peepers with the best sunglasses of the year.For backpackers, sunglasses aren't just a fashion accessory. They're essential protect from …

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

The One Thing That Protects a Laptop After It’s Been Stolen

When your laptop is lost or stolen, you aren’t just out $800 (or more). Your personal information is also accessible to whoever takes it, even if you have a password.<p>“Unfortunately, a typical password-protected user account does nothing to protect your data,” says Dennis Stewart, a security …

Information Systems

He was one of millions of Chinese seniors growing old alone. So he put himself up for adoption.

By Emily Rauhala<p>, Reporter<p>TIANJIN, China — Han Zicheng survived the Japanese invasion, the Chinese civil war and the Cultural Revolution, but he knew he could not endure the sorrow of living alone.<p>On a chilly day in December, the 85-year-old Chinese grandfather gathered some scraps of white paper …

China