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These are the most common money mistakes Americans make — and what you should do instead

When it comes to spending money, we all have our weaknesses. Maybe you have a hard time declining invitations to that happy hour you can’t actually …

Personal Finance

If You Drive a Gas-Powered Car, the End May Be in Sight

New lithium-ion batteries can solve the only real problem with driving electric. Your smartphone will be better too.<p>Lithium-ion batteries are going to get better--a whole lot better--over the next few years. As they do, the only real reason for driving a gas car will gradually disappear.<p>As an …

Electric Vehicles

The IRS isn't calling you — it's a scam, and here's what to do if it happens to you

The IRS isn't exactly modern.<p>If it needs to get in touch with a taxpayer, it sends a letter— not an email, not a phone call, and definitely not a message over social media. Especially in cases of tax fraud.<p>So when I recently got a voicemail admonishing me for supposed issues with the tax return I …

Identity Theft

How to Negotiate Your Next New-Car Lease Like a Pro

Car salespeople will tell you that most people who end up leasing a new vehicle don’t walk through the door thinking of themselves as lease customers. Rather, like proposals on New Year’s Eve, leasing often just kind of happens, and the person has to live with the consequences of a spontaneous …

Personal Finance

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Columbia University

The Roadster ebike does its best to hide that it carries an electric motor

As the ebike market continues to mature there has been an increasing trend towards creating more streamlined models that look more and more like a …

Roadsters

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …

Self-improvement

A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete

What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?<p>It was late summer, and the gray towers of the Salk Institute, in San Diego, shaded seamlessly into ocean fog. The austere, marble-paved central courtyard was silent and deserted. The south lawn, a peaceful retreat often used for Tai Chi …

Gung Ho

A couple paid for two Teslas by sharing them on the Airbnb for cars — here’s how they did it

As Chad Hurin puts it, he's not a car guy. But he is a Tesla enthusiast.<p>Before buying his first Tesla — a Model S 60 — Hurin owned a 2008 Pontiac that he guesses is worth $2,000 at this point. It still sits in his driveway in San Diego, California, flanked by the $68,000 Model S and his wife's …

Tesla

Form a Revocable Trust to Avoid Probate of Your Property

How Does a Revocable Living Trust Avoid Probate?<p>Assets Held in a Revocable Trust Bypass Probate<p>Updated October 16, 2017<p>One of the primary purposes of …

This Marijuana Stock Offers a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 232%

After reporting $1.9 million in sales in 2015, this Canadian pot producer could top $232 million in annual sales by 2019.<p>When it comes to the …

Cannabis

What every American needs to know about Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria disaster - Vox

Nine essential things to know about Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis.<p>Early on Wednesday, September 20, Hurricane Maria — a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds — made direct landfall on Puerto Rico, bisecting the entire island and drenching it with feet of rain. What’s happened since …

Caribbean

iOS 11 Finally Gets App Organizing (Almost) Right

In iOS 11, you might find yourself tapping and touching apps to find out what new features lay hidden just beneath the force-sensitive surface. If …

How to Fix 9 Common Problems Caused By iOS 11

Given all of the new features and improvements that are included in iOS 11, it’s not surprising to see that many users have already updated their …

IOS 11

13 hidden features in iOS 11

You don't need to buy an iPhone 8 (or an iPhone X for that matter) to get that shiny, new-iPhone feeling. All you need to do is upgrade to iOS 11, …

Apps

The 5 best hidden features from the latest iPhone update

Apple's latest iPhone software update — iOS 11 — is finally here, and with it, a ton of new features and tricks. Here's how to enable the best ones: the one-handed keyboard, a hidden level in the camera, screen recording, storage optimization, and easily sharing WiFi passwords.

IOS 11

How to free up space on your iPhone in iOS 11 without deleting apps or photos

As default capacities have grown on the iPhone over the last year, the immediate pinch of space has been eased somewhat for new iPhone users -- but, …

Apps

14 Things You Can Do in macOS High Sierra That You Couldn't Do Before

macOS High Sierra is heading your way on September 25, and while it’s not packed with major new features to transform your Mac computing experience, …

8 tips and tricks for iOS 11's Notes app

Though it once felt like an app that was going nowhere, Notes is getting much, much better in iOS 11.<p>Apple is slowly building its Notes app into a true Evernote replacement. With the release of iOS 11, the Notes app has gained some useful features that are sure to tempt you away from your current …

Apps

The Best Places To Live Abroad, According To Expats

Living abroad is a dream for many American travelers, especially given the current political climate. And if you need any ideas about where to pick up and go, a new report has you covered.<p>InterNations, a global network that helps expats connect with each other, just published its annual Expat …

Retirement

How to download YouTube videos directly to your iPhone

Ever had the need to download YouTube videos to your iPhone for later viewing? Maybe you want to watch some clips on your commute without burning through your cellular data? Perhaps you’re a language or music teacher, and you want to keep teaching material offline, instead of relying on your …

Apps

How Fireflies Are Keeping This Tiny Mexican Town Alive

In Nanacamilpa, a magical display of fireflies is attracting tourists by the thousands—now locals wonder how they can sustain the insect that brought them so much prosperity.<p>As night falls on Laguna Azul, an ecotourism lodge on the outskirts of the Mexican hamlet of Nanacamilpa, it looks like rain, …

A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

“What’s that music?” my three-year-old asked as we listened to a song in a foreign language last December.<p>Could my toddler be showing an interest in her Russian heritage? Maybe this would be a chance to tell her about the revered winter holidays of my childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia—calling up …

Gabapentinoids for Chronic Low Back Pain? Not So Fast

August 16, 2017<p>Treatment has significant risk of adverse effects, with no proven benefits for pain relief in patients with chronic low back pain, …

Pain

This THC Powder Literally Turns Any Dish Into an Edible — Seriously

If you're someone who wants a dish that will give you a good high without having to make the classic brownies or deal with marijuana directly, there's a new option for you. Stillwater Ripple is a dissolvable THC that's completely colorless and odorless, so you can literally add it into any food and …

Cannabis

Top Tips for Viewing the Northern Lights • Nomad by Trade

Viewing the Northern Lights (or Southern!) is high on many bucket lists. One of my main goals on my recent trip to Iceland was to see them for the …

A DNA App Store Is Here, but Proceed with Caution - MIT Technology Review

A Silicon Valley startup called Helix is betting on the notion that not only do people want to learn more about their DNA, but they'll also pay to …

Genetics

8 Great Spots to Visit in the Florida Keys • McCool Travel

I have fortunately visited the Florida Keys twice in the past six months. Pretty nice since I no longer live in South Florida. There are hundreds of …

Chevy Bolt: Here are 10 things GM could and should do to improve its flagship EV right now

I’ve now had my Chevy Bolt for about 3 months and I’m still love with the car with every new day. However, there are some things that either have irked me from day one or that I’ve found bother me over time. In a lot of ways, the Chevy Bolt EV just works exactly like it should. Plug it in at night, …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla is paying for the deployment of destination AC chargers that all EVs can use

While Tesla is definitely a for-profit company with responsibilities to its shareholders, its mission to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy is an altruistic one in many ways. If you think that’s just a front, this might convince you otherwise.<p>We recently learned some new information about …

Electric Vehicles