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Gmail confidential mode on mobile: How – and why – you should use it

Google announced today that Gmail’s confidential mode has come to mobile devices. The feature launched on desktop earlier this year, and it allows …

Mobile Devices

Kittens in crisis

Found crying under a Coronado home in late July, only a few days old with his eyes still closed, tiny Lucky is one of the fortunate ones. The …

Pets

Kitten rescued from U.S. 101 is looking for the off ramp to a new home

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device</i><p>Leo, the 2-month-old kitten who took an almost deadly turn onto …

Pet Adoption

Exactly How to Sleep If You Have Lower Back Pain

These two positions can improve your aches so you can crush your next ride<p>Heading out to ride early every morning is hard enough without having to deal with nightly back pain. It’s as puzzling as it is frustrating: If sleep is supposed to be rejuvinating, why do you wake up so stiff all the time? …

Sleep

Stylish Cat Tower is the “Ultimate Playground” for Fun-Loving Felines

For those with a discerning taste in decor, it can be a challenge to find stylish pet furniture. This is especially true for cat owners. Felines love to scratch, lounge, and survey their kingdom from a high ground, and they're happiest when they have a special perch or cat tree to do so. The …

Cats

Please Adopt Bruno, the World's Most High-Maintenance Cat

"Yes, I know I am EXTRA."<p>Are you looking for a pet who requires a shit ton of attention? One who only likes to be pet in very specific places and drink water in very specific rooms? If this sounds like the level of responsibility you need in your life, we'd like to introduce you to Bruno, the …

Pets

Wondering, 'Why Does My Cat Follow Me?' We've Got Answers

Most times when I walk to the kitchen, my cat, Mimosa, decides to follow me. I’ve always put this down to the unflinching pursuit of food. Her treats …

Animal Behavior

This $30 Vibrator Is Basically God's Gift To Your Amazon Cart

Oh yeah, and it's Prime-eligible! *adds to cart, never leaves home for a month*<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Shopping

Tuft & Paw Is Basically the West Elm of Cat Furniture

Cat owners will spend a lot of money for non-ugly cat furniture.<p>We now live in a world where attractive $40 water bottles and elevated toothbrushes and dental floss exist. More and more frequently, startups are questioning why pragmatic items have to be hideous to look at, and are selling their own …

Pets

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

Greek cat sanctuary 'overwhelmed' with emails after advertising paid job on idyllic island with 55 felines

The job advert on Facebook sounded almost too good to be true. A living wage, a car, a lovely house to live in - bills paid - with a terrace overlooking the Aegean, just a short walk from a pristine beach on the Greek island of Syros.<p>The job? Caring for up to 70 cats amounting to four hours of work …

Cats

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

Could this weird $12 gadget be the cure for snoring?

Chances are, you've encountered an awful snorer at some point in your life. Maybe it was that person you sat next to on a trans-Atlantic flight. …

Sleep

Greek Cat Sanctuary Seeks Caretaker to Live With 55 Cats

"Cat-whispering skills" required.<p>It's everyone's dream to make a living doing what they love, but few of us will likely realize that dream as fully as whoever gets the position just posted to God's Little People Cat Rescue's Facebook page. The Greek cat sanctuary is seeking someone to live on the …

Pets

6 reasons why sex is important in a relationship

I want to start by saying that sex doesn’t need to be a part of every relationship. It might be important to you to wait a certain amount of time or …

Self-improvement

This family business was a 'Shark Tank' reject — now it's bringing in $100 million a year with the best-selling pancake mix at Target

It all started with a little red wagon and a family recipe.<p>When Joel Clark was a kid, his mother, Penny, was a bit of a natural foods pioneer. It was …

Entrepreneurship

Answer these 7 questions before you mount your TV

On the surface, mounting a television to your wall seems like a good idea. It saves floor space and lifts the screen up to where the whole room can easily see it.<p>However, if you start the process without a plan, it can quickly turn into a disaster. Help the process of mounting your TV go much …

Home Improvement

Don't mount a TV above a fireplace

Mounting a TV up and out of the way above a fireplace seems logical, convenient, and undeniably cool. However, there are serious issues with such placement.<p>If you're planning on watching the TV only occasionally, that's one thing. But if this is your main TV and you're going to be watching it more …

How To Get Through A Long Flight

Long flights in economy are tough. With narrow seats and a lack of leg room it can be hard to get comfortable, and the constant din is grating. Nothing you buy—short of an entire row—will make economy feel like business class, but there are things to pack to make long (and short) flights more …

Headphones

These Are Some of the Prettiest American Towns to Retire in

Are you dreaming of retiring to a quaint town on a lake or beach? Maybe a historic, walkable college town or a charming village nestled in the …

New England

How to Protect and Secure Your Mobile Devices While Traveling

There are more than eight billion smartphones and mobile devices in the world, making them the most popular computer system on the planet. But …

Mobile Devices

The 3 Best Waterproof Phone Bags

When we do awesome, photo-friendly things like snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, or just spending the day by the beach, it pays to have one of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

Minnesota pet hospice volunteers comfort animals

MINNEAPOLIS - An informal but dedicated network of pet hospice volunteers across the Twin Cities is working through local animal rescues to provide …

Pets

How Bill Gates Could Transform Alzheimer's Disease

America is finally making progress addressing our Alzheimer’s Problem. Particularly inspiring are discoveries of biomarker measures that allow physicians to accurately diagnose the disease early in its course. We’re also making progress in discovering treatments. Just last week, at the Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

Existing drug may prevent Alzheimer's

Emerging evidence suggests that a "potent" drug could prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease — but only if a person takes the medication long …

Dementia

G20 Crypto Regulations Could Unleash Real Blockchain Change

<i>Jonathan M. Padilla is a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University where he wrote the dissertation "New Regulations for the New Economy: A Proposal</i> …

Administrative Law

Using Venture Philanthropy to Invest in Entrepreneurs and Communities

Venture Philanthropy combines the power of Venture Capital resources with the potential positive impact of philanthropic ideas. <b>Christal Jackson</b> …

The Best iPad Cases on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Shopping

Coolingstyle Portable Air Conditioner

A new portable air-conditioner has been created by the development team at Coolingstyle, designed to provide an energy-saving whisper quiet indoor or …

Crowd Funding