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Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

Weighing the benefits and risks of birth control pills

A recent Danish study linked hormonal birth control to an increased risk of breast cancer, but the same contraceptives have also been shown to …

Bitcoin's First 24 Hours on Wall Street Feed Euphoria and Doubts

Bitcoin’s triumphant debut on Wall Street hasn’t ended the financial industry’s skepticism.<p>The new breed of futures contracts that launched on Cboe …

If you don't know the risk, hold off on buying bitcoin

Jim Cramer monitored bitcoin futures on their second day of trading on a public exchange and suggested a playbook for aspiring investors.

Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart

Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth, expressed regret for his part in building tools that destroy ‘the social fabric of how society works’<p>A former Facebook executive has said he feels “tremendous guilt” over his work on “tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how …

Social Media

Vidme shuts down due to increased competition from YouTube and Facebook

After more than three years in the business, the community-driven video share site Vidme is shutting down. In a Medium post, the Vidme team said that …

The Wind And Solar Lobby Is Terrified of The New Senate Tax Plan

Say goodbye to green energy tax breaks!

Video will make up 75 percent of mobile traffic in five years

That’s up from just over half of all traffic now.<p>Three quarters of all mobile traffic will be used for video in 2023, according to a new report by telecommunications equipment company Ericsson. That’s up from just over half of all traffic today.<p>Not only will that be a bigger share but also a bigger …

Google is cracking down on apps collecting info they don’t need

Google is rolling out a number of changes designed to protect users on Android. Earlier this week, we reported on new rules that banned apps from displaying ads on your lock screen. These could potentially trick users into downloading unwanted software or sharing data that they don’t want to. Now, …

Apps

Former GM exec calls Tesla a 'losing enterprise,' and says it's 'going out of business'

Bob Lutz, the former General Motors executive, scoffed at Tesla on Friday, calling the electric-car company a "losing enterprise" that's "going out of business."<p>In a terse interview on CNBC, Lutz panned the electric-car maker less than 24 hours after CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi — its …

Tesla

4 Things Millennial Investors Can Learn From Warren Buffett

Billionaire Warren Buffett's investment strategies have proved successful for largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) for many decades, and …

Why Millennials Want You to Know How Much They Make

Millennials are not shy about revealing their salary with their co-workers or friends and open to sharing what they earn unlike their counterparts, …

Los Angeles

Here’s how to actually remove pesticides from your fruit — including the organic ones

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating? Water can't get rid of all those pesticides.<p>This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off. Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown …

Pesticides

Tesla Learned About Dyson’s Secret Car Plans Two Years Early

When Dyson Ltd. started developing an electric car -- a radical departure for a company known for vacuums and hand dryers -- executives knew it would …

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Holistic Medicine

Science says daydreaming means you’re probably smart

Ever find yourself in a situation where your body is sitting at your desk at work but your mind is wandering with little regard for your …

Single, Unemployed and Suddenly Myself

I was 37, single, unemployed and depressed because in a couple of months I was going to be moving out of my studio apartment on East 23rd Street in Manhattan and in with my mother in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Since taking a buyout at my Wall Street firm, I had devoted myself to two activities: …

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

The Supreme Court is poised to deal a devastating blow to minimum wage workers

But the effort to ensure a living wage for workers may be headed for a serious setback in the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>Depending on how they rule in a case set for argument next week, the justices could make it much more difficult for millions of workers to secure even the meager wages guaranteed by …

Employment

Sleep deprivation can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression

It may sound counter-intuitive, but for decades it has been known that sleep deprivation can rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression. A new …

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

A Christian numerologist claims that the world will end next Saturday when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth.<p>According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of …

A Hepatitis A Outbreak Has Killed 16 People in San Diego

An outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego County has now taken 16 lives, local health officials said, with 421 total cases and 292 hospitalizations.<p>A …

New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in 10 seconds

Security company Armis has found a collection of eight exploits, collectively called BlueBorne, that can allow an attacker access to your phone without touching it. The attack can allow access to computers and phones, as well as IoT devices.<p>“Armis believes many more vulnerabilities await discovery …

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company to start his own foundation

Acton has a net worth of $6.5 billion.<p>WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company to start his own non-profit.<p>Acton, who started at Facebook when WhatsApp was acquired for $19 billion in 2014, is the lesser-known of WhatsApp’s two co-founders. (CEO Jan Koum is the other, and he’s not …

Hulk Hogan's Lawyer Takes on Jezebel: Why Gawker's Sister Site Won't Be as Easy to Beat in Court

Location, location, location<p>Hulk Hogan’s lawyer could be bent on destroying Jezebel with a new $10 million libel lawsuit just as he did to its sister …

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

"Why didn't she text me back yet? She doesn't like me anymore!"<p>"There's no way I'm trying out for the team. I suck at basketball"<p>"It's not fair that I have a curfew!"<p>Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability and moodiness — …

Self-help

Sara Netanyahu, Wife of Israeli Prime Minister, to Face Fraud Charges

JERUSALEM — Israel’s attorney general said Friday that he intended to bring fraud charges against Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing her of misusing some $100,000 in public funds in her management of the prime minister’s official residence.<p>But the nation’s top …

Israel

25 must-see buildings in California

In 2017, USA TODAY Travel and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are teaming up to help travelers find the best buildings in America. We asked AIA chapters nationwide to name 25 structures visitors to their state should see. These architects and design professionals also share their …

The FDA has labeled ecstasy a "breakthrough therapy" for PTSD

From Illegal Drug to Legal Treatment<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also …

People put sun cream in their eyes so they could stare at the eclipse

<b>People are turning up at hospitals in America because they put suncreen in their eyes to stare at the sun during the eclipse, it has been …