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Want to buy a smart plug? Read this first

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. Smart plugs are one of the most underrated smart home products out there. No, they aren't the flashiest, but they can automate dumb products in your home with ease and bring them into your smart home ecosystem. To make sure you get the best fit …

Home Automation

How to Invest $500 a Month and Become a Millionaire in 30 Years

Investing $500 a month is a simple and easy process to build wealth.<p>If you have $500 left over at the end of every month, you can easily achieve …

Investing

Blood pressure medication recalled because it gives you cancer instead

If you’re on a drug for high blood pressure or heart failure, it’s pretty likely that you’re doing your best to keep your body in working order. …

Valsartan

Google is tracking your every move even when you tell it to stop - here's how to fix it

If you’re using an Android phone or have Google apps installed on your iPhone, the search giant is almost certainly tracking your location constantly – even if you’ve turned that setting off, reports the Associated Press.<p>The story drew from UC Berkeley graduate researcher K. Shankari’s experience …

Apps

I paid off my mortgage with a credit card—here’s how

Earlier this year, my husband and I dropped a major debt we had been carrying around for years — our home mortgage. We decided many years ago that we …

Personal Finance

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location .<p>Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP …

Maps

Retire wealthy: 3 spectacular growth funds that are smashing the FTSE 100

If you’re looking for big gains from the stock market it can pay to be a bit less ‘mainstream’ with your investments. In other words, consider …

Investing

Say goodbye to slugs, snails, mice and badgers

Plants are amazing things. Tethered to the spot, unable to run or hide from environmental threats, they have instead developed an arsenal of chemical weapons to help shield themselves from the everyday onslaught of the outside world. With a few tips and tricks you can hijack these defence compounds …

Gardening

How to Maintain Your Shower, According to a Plumber

Your shower pipes are not like your computer—they’re not supposed to be out of date and barely working within a few years. Completely replacing the …

Home Improvement

The 35 Things You Don’t Know You’re Doing That Make Your House a Target for Burglars

These not-so-obvious indicators will make your home a target for thieves.<p>Setting out the box from your new 60-inch HDTV or high-end gaming console on …

Social Media

Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

As a garden designer who also loves making homemade gifts, I often propagate my houseplants. Giving away or swapping the plant babies is a rewarding …

Plants

Most people don't know about these credit card perks that can save you hundreds of dollars

When you get a new credit card, you probably know something about the rewards and the sign-up bonus. If you tend to carry a balance, hopefully you …

Personal Finance

Top 7 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Cardiovascular Diseases

Five Ways to Use a Speed Square

If you're doing any kind of DIY or construction work, there are a handful of absolutely essential tools you need in your belt: hammer, tape measure, …

Woodworking

Break Out Of Annuity Prison

An immediate annuity gives you a steady income for a set number of years. Some even pay you for as long as you live. But, generally the deal is that …

Retirement

7 Reasons Why This Is the One Gadget Your Home Network Needs

You might thing your home network is complete after you buy a good router, but that’s not true! There’s a lot of ways to to improve it, and how you …

Software

10 useful Gmail settings you'll wish you knew sooner

More than a billion people use Gmail. That’s about one in seven people on Earth, actively using this free email platform in 74 different languages.<p>Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported some third-party developers were collecting data on Gmail users. If you are worried about this practice, I’ve …

Apps

Here's the truth behind the biggest (and dumbest) battery myths

For an object that barely ever leaves our palms, the smartphone can sometimes feel like an arcane piece of wizardry. And nowhere is this more …

Batteries

How To: Network-Unlock Your iPhone to Use with Any GSM Carrier on iOS 11

If you want to use your iPhone with another carrier, all you have to do is contact the original carrier to request an unlock, which is usually …

Mobile Technology

6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Geniuses

Family Field Guide<p>Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood. So get children into brainiac-mode by challenging them with these Nat Geo Kids’ activities that …

Creativity

21 Ways to Get More Protein without Eating Meat

Photo by Yagi Studio / Getty<p><i>There are lots of wholesome ways to increase your protein intake without resorting to meat.</i><p><i>This story originally appeared</i> …

Nutrition

10 basic Android terminal commands you should know

For a lot of us, the fact that we can plug our Android phone into a computer and interact with it is a big plus. Besides the times when we've broken …

Android News

How to block businesses from sending you messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp rolled out business accounts last year as a way to monetize its platform. With business accounts, companies can send you messages about …

Apps
Nutrition

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, …

Medical Research

This new guide shows you how to protect your smartphone at the U.S.-Canada border

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) has released a handbook to help travellers between Canada and the U.S. protect their personal data from being viewed, used or stored by border agencies in either country.<p>At the moment, Meghan McDermott, staff counsel with BCCLA, says border …

Privacy

The $90 LED Light That Destroys Shower Mold For Good

A few months ago, we wrote about a mind-blowing bacteria-killing under-cabinet light, and it changed the cleaning game forever. And now, the brand …

Fungi

How to Measure and Boost Wi-Fi Signal Strength

Sure, it might be considered a "first-world problem", but shoddy or unreliable Wi-Fi is absolutely frustrating — especially when it's your home Wi-Fi …

Wi-Fi

5 tricks for making a perfect smoothie, every single time

Whether you have your smoothie recipe down to a science, or can’t quite get the right proportions to make it more superfood and less sludge, there’s …

Stop Eating Chicken Breasts That Have White Stripes ASAP

Fair warning: This may make you a little queasy.<p>An animal activist group wants you to think twice before chowing down on that grilled chicken sandwich. A video by Compassion in World Farming is urging meat-lovers to learn about "white striping," a muscle disorder affecting chicken breasts. …

Cooking