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China demands local app stores register with authorities

The Chinese government is notorious for exerting a huge amount of control over the Internet. It employs an army of professional trolls and censors, and the so-called Great Firewall dictates what over a billion people can view online. Now, it’s casting its eye to the last Wild West of the Chinese …

App Store

23 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

One of the great things about Netflix is that it has brought thoughtful, compelling documentaries to a much wider audience, which filmmakers could only dream of a decade ago.<p>And with bingeworthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library a click away, you can get a lot of …

'Patient zero': The misunderstood stories of how disease spreads

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a researcher's scrawling of the letter O was misinterpreted as a zero in reference to a HIV patient in the early 1980s, the provocative term "patient zero" was born.<p>It triggered a wave of events in which the patient, Gaëtan Dugas, a French-Canadian flight attendant, was erroneously …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

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How Stoners Are Getting High (Tech)

Michael Bourque was 45 years old the first time he smoked weed. A natural doctor recommended he look for some cannabis on Craigslist to help deal with anxiety, and he ended up finding a ZZ Top-looking dude in the Boston area who gave him a baggie of bud and rolled him a joint. He puffed on the j …

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

3 Science-Backed Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything in Life

Overthinking is both a blessing and a curse. While some see it as a sign of a curious, analytical brain primed for problem-solving, others believe it …

Psychology

We finally have an “artificial pancreas” for diabetes. But it's a letdown.

The first thing Melinda Wedding thinks about when she wakes at 6:15 am is checking her daughter Carson’s blood sugar to see if she needs another dose of insulin.<p>"Type 1 diabetes is constant," Wedding told me. "There’s no downtime."<p>Throughout the day she might look at her watch, which gives her a …

Diabetes

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

The On-The-Rise Autoimmune Diseases That Every Woman Needs To Know About

<i>(Photo: Unsplash/Kyle Broad)</i><p><b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>Sore joints, eczema, headaches, low energy, digestive issues -- if you suffer through any of these on the regular, you're probably tempted to brush them off as annoying but not that big of a deal.<p>Yet if your symptoms are chronic or don't have …