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Watch your step: why the 10,000 daily goal is built on bad science

In recent years, the 10,000-steps-a-day regime has become entrenched in popular culture. You can barely walk down the street without someone stomping past you wearing a FitBit; when Jeremy Hunt was health secretary, he was often pictured with his poking out from his shirtsleeves. It has become a …

Diabetes

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

iOS

This is the last VPN you are ever going to need, and it's on sale

There's an age-old adage that goes, "get a VPN or risk getting your Google search history exposed to the entirety of the Internet."<p>Okay, fine, so …

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest consumer privacy flap to create outrage. Remember the Equifax hack? That affected more than 230 million people. And in 2017, US …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

Blood Vessels

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

By probing the effect that vitamin D-3 has on the cells that make up the lining of blood vessels, scientists at Ohio University in Athens, OH, have …

High Blood Pressure

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Tip: Two Surprising Exercises for Shoulder Health

These two moves can help you prevent and even eliminate shoulder pain.<p>Prevent and potentially eliminate shoulder pain by implementing the following …

A Heart Risk Factor Even Doctors Know Little About

To millions of Americans, Bob Harper was the picture of health, a celebrity fitness trainer who whipped people into shape each week on the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser.”<p>But last February, Mr. Harper, 52, suffered a massive heart attack at a New York City gym and went into cardiac arrest. He was …

Northwestern University

Is there an easy way to delete masses of emails in Gmail?

Alan’s Gmail inbox needs tidying up, and it’s easy to sort emails and save space using built-in search commands. But not before he makes a back up<p>Is there an easy way of doing mass deletes in Gmail? I’ve rather let the inbox grow, and I would like to trim it. Manual deletion would take forever. …

Machine Perception

Researchers Developed a New Device Capable of Fixing Damaged Tissue with Just One Press

Just a Single Touch<p>Science fiction has often featured technology that’s capable of healing wounds and injuries almost instantly. Such devices could …

Cybersecurity Tips: Keep Your Passwords And Pins Secure By Using One These Password Manager Apps

It’s difficult to remember passwords for all accounts you set up. Instead, most people recycle their passwords, which is a way to put your personal …

How to Save iCloud Photos and Clear Storage on Your iPhone

Our iPhone storage can so easily go from empty to full snapping multiple photos or filming videos — it all adds up pretty quickly. Unless you’re …

Google Drive

How to Turn On Apple Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication applies an extra layer of security by requiring a password and a verification code. How do you set it up? Read on.<p>PCMag …

How to Hard Restart the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

On previous models of iPhone, you could force restart your iPhone (known as a hard restart) by holding the Home button and your Sleep/Wake button at the same time. However, the iPhone 7 Home button isn’t really a button at all. It uses Haptic feedback to create the feeling of pressing a button. …

Got only 20 minutes to work out? Use it to add years to your life.

It was a crazy day at work, you’re meeting up with your friends later, and now you have less than half an hour to squeeze in some exercise. At that …

Immune System

Weekend-Only Exercise Is Almost As Beneficial As Doing It Every Day

They’re not wrong–though they are about leaving the house before breakfast–but they’re not as right as they think: Researchers in the U.K. and …

The Power User’s Guide to Safari

Apple’s Safari web browser tends to get a bum rap because it’s a pretty boring and comes with every Mac, but over the years Apple has quietly made it …

Operating Systems

Your iPhone has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone …

Android News

Everything You Need to Know About Training Your Brain for Success

Your brain is more powerful than all the digital computers in the world. Here's how to get the most out of it.<p>According to recent article in The Atlantic, the human brain may actually function as a quantum computer at an atomic level with each neuron containing multiple "qubits" of phosphorous …

Thigh Stretches that Focus on Groin Flexibility

Groin and Inner Thigh Muscle Stretches<p>The adductor muscle group, more commonly referred to as the groin, is a set of 5 muscles that brings your leg …

Muscle

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Want to Improve Your Memory? Science Tells Us the Key (and It Can Actually Be Fun)

Forget the crosswords and brain training. New research says this thing you won't hate doing is critical to improving memory.<p>Do you remember where you were when you had your first kiss?<p>It's funny, the things our memory can dredge up.<p>I remember what I was wearing the day I passed my driver's license …

Dopamine

Science Says You Can Reprogram Your Brain to Be Happier in 10 Seconds

A breakthrough book explains why so many people are miserable and how to experience more joy.<p>According to UC Berkeley-based clinical psychologist Rick Hanson, you can train your brain to experience more happiness on a daily basis through a series of short exercises performed during your workday and …

HugeDomains.com - Squidot.com is for sale (Squidot)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of its …

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