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They shared their lives on YouTube. Then an obsessed fan came calling — with a gun.

Christopher Giles passed his hours plugged into the Internet, either gripping an Xbox controller or burning through YouTube videos. He was 23 and lived by himself in a two-story apartment complex topped with stucco in a northern Albuquerque neighborhood. It was an existence a police investigator …

Internet

How to Use a Cover Letter to Land a Job Interview

Don't skimp on the effort when it comes to this important document.<p>Many job seekers treat cover letters as a necessary evil. They put some effort in, …

How to make any Android phone feel as fast as an iPhone

In its early days, Android was a slow and buggy mobile platform. Even the most powerful smartphones that were released each year would experience …

Uberall scores $25M Series B for its location marketing platform

Uberall, the Berlin-headquartered startup that has developed a cloud-based platform to let small and large businesses get listed and market themselves across multiple location-based services, has picked up $25 million in Series B funding.<p>Leading the round is HPE Growth Capital, who join existing …

Startups

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Mindfulness

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

TV

11 Homemade Condiments to Make You Feel Like a Pro

A well-stocked fridge is tough to beat. Even the little things, like the right sauce or condiment or garnish, can be a lifesaver for sandwiches, salads, or spreads. And while we all have that brand we love, here's a challenge: Why not try your hand at homemade condiments? Think of it as a chance to …

Craving carbs? Blame your brain, Japan study finds

Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive …

Nutrition

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

Aura Is a Mindfulness App That Uses AI to Help You Meditate

It’s been recognized by Forbes, TechCrunch, and Product Hunt.<p>The new year usually brings about a new focus on physical health — but mental health …

Meditation

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

The billion-dollar startups revolutionizing healthcare you should be watching in 2018

There was no shortage in funding for healthcare and biotech startups in 2017.<p>By the end of the year, a new crop of unicorns were born, while others increased their already billion-dollar valuations.<p>From companies harnessing the plant microbiome to buzzy biotechs working on cutting-edge technology, …

Digital Health

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength | Inc.com

Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, "I'm going to mess up," or you call yourself names, your self-talk will rob you of mental strength.<p>Your thoughts affect how you feel and …

Self-help

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

Waste Not, Want Not: Drink Beer To Feed Fish And Help Save The Planet

In Westfield, N.Y., perch, bass, catfish and trout are growing fat on the byproducts of an adjacent brewery and distillery. The fish, still young but intended to be harvested and eaten next year, are the first fruits of an innovative project aimed at turning waste into food while addressing a suite …

Aquaculture

Instagram now allows you to follow hashtags like regular accounts

Hashtags are key to discoverability on Instagram, as Engadget Editor Dan Cooper discovered when he spent a month trying to accumulate 100,000 followers on the service. And now, Instagram has made it even easier to use them, thanks to a new feature that allows you to follow hashtags.<p>This feature was …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

The Sandy Hook Mass Shooting Has Now Been Linked to Even More Gun Deaths

Children are especially at risk.

Guns

Schiff: "Threat from within" White House puts U.S. democracy at risk

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat of the House intelligence committee, told the AP that while the U.S. is facing external threats like Russia's …

Donald Trump

New version of Tor promises to return anonymity to browsing services

The Tor Project, the group behind the anonymous Tor browser and related services, has announced that it’s working on a new, more secure version of …

Rights & Freedoms
Public Health

The Four Books Every Social Entrepreneur Should Read

I live and work a stone’s throw from Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As the leaves begin to turn, 150,000 students descend upon Cambridge, Boston, and the surrounding towns to attend one of the more than 50 colleges in the metropolitan area. A big chunk of those students …

Social Entrepreneurship