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These are first 7 Alexa skills you should enable

After you take the time to set up your new Alexa speaker, explore some of its topical features, and find other ways it can help you through the day, digging into third-party skills is the next logical step.<p>But the world of Alexa skills can be daunting. There are so many to choose from, it can be …

Smart Homes

If You Want to Lose Weight, This Fat-Loss Pyramid Shows What's Most Important

Experts used to tell us to do hours of cardio to lose weight, but now fitness trainers agree that cardio isn't necessary, and the hunger caused by strenuous cardio could actually cause weight gain. This is great news if you despise cardio, because the pyramid above designed by NASM-certified …

Muscle

More Taxpayers Will Owe The IRS In April Because Of Underwithholding, Report Says

More Americans will be writing a check to the IRS in April because their employers are not withholding enough from their paychecks following the new tax law, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report.<p>Based on simulations run by the Treasury Department, the GAO says taxes for 30 …

Retirement

Anti-Herpes Meds Reduce Alzheimer’s Dementia Onset By Factor Of 10, New Research Study Finds

In a new study showing a link between Alzheimer's disease and the herpes virus, anti-viral meds were found to make patients 10 times less likely to …

Social Security: What's the Maximum I Can Get if I Claim at 65?

If you're retiring at age 65, this is the most you can get in Social Security.<p>It used to be that Americans retired at age 65 because that's when they …

Bitcoin explained by AI will melt your brain

By now I'm assuming we all have a fundamental understanding of what Bitcoin is: digital money regulated and distributed with encryption techniques, stored on a ledger independent of a centralised bank.<p>Something like that. Maybe go here for a better explanation.<p>OK, that's good. That's how a human …

I’m a Car Salesman—Here’s How to Outsmart Me

The smell of a new car is great. The process of buying a new car? Not so great. Here are some expert tactics to give you a leg up on fast-talking …

The Definitive Guide on How to Manage Your Money

Take control of your money before it takes control of you.<p>Nobody teaches you how to manage your money in school. And once you get your first job and …

Amazon Prime subscribers can now get free games

Amazon Prime subscribers can now receive free games every month with Twitch's new Free Games With Prime program.<p>Starting on Thursday, Amazon Prime …

Best Bitcoin wallet

Once you’ve bought Bitcoins (BTC) or other cryptocurrencies via an exchange (like Bitstamp), if you plan to spend your cryptocurrency right away, you …

Bitcoin

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

Nutrition

Did this dad really photograph an attractive teacher instead of his kid’s graduation?

A picture of a student receiving a diploma has been popping up all over the internet, but people are questioning its authenticity. The photo shows …

Three Free PC Games Available From Ubisoft Right Now

December is shaping up to be a month of free Ubisoft games. The publisher recently announced that it's giving away PC copies of Watch Dogs, and that it'll continue the giveaways for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and World in Conflict.<p>World in Conflict and Black Flag had both been available as …

Assassin's Creed

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070: The new VR sweet spot

Nvidia is tempting HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners by updating its entire line of graphics cards in the last couple of months – from much better VR …