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How to see all the terrifying things Google knows about you

We have come to accept that the technology we interact with on a daily basis is tracking and recording our every move.<p>Your iPhone knows everywhere you've been, Google Maps is always tracking your location, and Facebook has built a detailed character profile of all its users.<p>By following these five …

Maps

The ultimate abs-training tips

<i>This content has been created in collaboration with Slendertone</i><p><b>How can you activate your core more during everyday activities?</b><p>Effective core …

Workouts

The best teas for sleep, anxiety, bloating, cramps and more

Got a bloated belly? There’s a tea for that. And also one for the jitters, insomnia, even crippling period cramps. It turns out that herbal brews can help remedy more than a few common health complaints. Read on to find the right sip to ease your discomfort.<p><b>For bloat</b><p>Fennel tea is a hero to the …

Transcendental Meditation: More Than a Stress Buster

<i>freeimages.com</i><p>Most people think of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique as an effective way to reduce stress. Hundreds of scientific research studies show that TM can help improve all aspects of physical, mental, and emotional well-being and verify that it is the most effective technique …

Time Is Running Out On Microsoft's Free 15GB OneDrive Storage, Rescue It Today Or It's Gone

Microsoft may have bit off more than it could chew last year with its over-ambitious free offering of 15GB OneDrive cloud storage subscriptions to Windows users and a 15GB complimentary camera roll, in addition to its bulk storage. Not to mention, the OneDrive $10 per month “unlimited” storage tier …

Western Riding

Gym bunnies are wasting their time, study suggests

Hitting the gym in the hope of burning up calories to lose weight can backfire as the body adapts to higher activity levels, according to new research<p>Gym bunnies who spend hours working out in an attempt to shed unwanted flab are wasting their time, research suggests.<p>The body adapts to higher …

Fitness

Nikon’s new action camera could change the market in a big way

This year's Consumer Electronics Show wasn't a big one for cameras; it rarely is. But a little reading between the lines and a glance at one of Nikon's announcements make one thing obvious: the action camera market is about to totally change.<p>I'm using the term "action camera" pretty broadly here in …

The 21-Day MetaShred Fat-Loss System | Men's Health

THE 21-DAY METASHRED—my all-new body-shredding DVD plan—represents the culmination of every hard truth I’ve learned on the front lines of fat loss. It combines cutting-edge science with tried-and-true training advice to attack your flab with no mercy. One guy lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!<p>I share five …

5 Ways to Improve Your Skin Through Food

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all become a little stiffer, squishier, wobblier. But that said, the 40-something you …

Pizza boxes contain chemicals that may be worse for you than pizza

Even the packaging of some greasy, late-night indulgence foods may be bad for you.<p>Three substances commonly found in paper and cardboard food containers were banned this week from food packaging by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in a long-delayed response to a 2010 petition filed by a …

High Blood Pressure

Google Fit update lets you track your exercise from Android Wear

Google Fit’s last update in November added a new digital watchface and a challenge mode that trains users on how to do a number of exercises on their Android Wear device. Another Wear heavy update (version 1.56) this week, adds an activity screen that allows users to track their exercise’s progress …

Wear OS

Volkswagen BUDD-e is a Futuristic Electric Microbus that Comes Equipped with Voice Control

We have seen the future of electric minibuses, and it's the Volkswagen BUDD-e. This futuristic, all-electric vehicle boasts a modular architecture …

Amazing Star Wars shadow art will awaken your wonder (pictures)

Fine-feathered friend<p>Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi, also known by her nickname, "Red," likes to make art out of unusual objects. In the past, she's created a portrait of Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei from sunflower seeds; a portrait of singer Adele from 1,500 melted tea lights; one of …

Aung San Suu Kyi

8 Surprising Ways Too Much Sleep Is Hurting Your Health

Yes, too much sleep is possible.<p>It's a little hard to believe there's such a thing as sleeping <i>too much</i>, since so many of us feel like it's a struggle to even get barely enough.<p>But it's true: You can overdo it on sleep.<p>While it's tough to pinpoint the "just right" amount, most adults need between …

Sleep

Player Sues 'Fallout 4' Creator For Making The Game Too Addictive

He claims a 3-week role-playing binge cost him his job and wife.<p>A man from Russia is reportedly suing the creator of "Fallout 4," claiming he played the video game for three weeks straight and lost his job and wife as a result.<p>The 28-year-old from Krasnoyarsk in Siberia, who has not been named, …

RPGs

The Robot Cars Quietly Get Closer, The Noise They Make Will Change The World

If <i>Yahoo Autos’</i> sources are to be believed, we’re just a few weeks away from an announcement that Ford will be building self-driving cars based on Google’s technology. The rumor fits nicely with last week’s report that Alphabet, the holding company for everything Google, planned to promote the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Limited Edition LEGO Sneaker Art Sculptures Now Available

We’ve featured sneaker artist Tom Yoo several times before for his unique LEGO sneaker creations. From the Nike Air Mag to the Air Jordan 9, Yoo has …

Lego

9 Foods That Can Change Your Brain

We are constantly striving to fill our minds with more and more knowledge as we get older, and with age comes a certain amount of wisdom but it’s …

Nutrition

Too Busy? Try These 7 Tips To Kickstart Your Meditation Routine

Most of us have read about the benefits of starting a mindfulness meditation practice: less stress, more focus, decreased depression and anxiety... …

Meditation

Extreme wedding photographer Jay Philbrick helps newlyweds tie the knot - Telegraph

Climbing

Smartphones to Disappear in 5 Years, Says Study | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Show your iPhone 6 some extra love tonight.<p>Stroke your Samsung Galaxy and tell it just how much it's done for you over the years. Well, over the months, perhaps.<p>Whisper to your Motorola that it's …

Artificial Intelligence

Google and NASA Show Off Blazingly Fast Computer

Google gave outsiders their first peek at its experimental quantum super-computing system on Tuesday that it hopes will one day usher in a new era of …

Valentino's Mirabilia Romae Couture Collection Exhibit Up Close

The dreamy, Eternal City-inspired Fall 2015 couture collection was on full display last night at Lincoln Center.<p>Valentino's Mirabilia Romae Haute Couture collection first showed in July in the open air of Rome outside of its largest store in the Piazza Mignanelli—in its own Roman Forum courtesy of …

Xbox Elite Controller review: It isn't cheap, but you'll want one

The Xbox One Elite Controller review<p>You probably don’t need a $150 controller.<p>That’s the first thing you need to remind yourself when considering the Xbox One Elite controller (which also works for PCs). For the average gamer, chances are spending $150 on a controller – no matter how nice it is – …

Here's 5 Ways You Can Be A Better Running Buddy

<i>Want to be a better buddy? Follow these five friend commandments.</i><p>CHOOSE WISELY.<p>Picking a running buddy is kind of like picking a roommate. Your best …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

18 Cool New Products to Make You Actually WANT to Work Out

Mixing up a workout routine with a new top here, some post-workout treats there and new goals everywhere is important for staying excited (and committed!) to your fitness. Fresh gear and gadgets to reinvigorate your routine or reward yourself when hitting a new PR go a long way in the results …