Lauren Grogg

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LaCroix, Sparkling Ice, Bai and beyond: Are fruit-flavored waters good for you?

There's no doubt that drinking lots of water is good for us. The many benefits of staying properly hydrated include glowing skin, enhanced mental function, a healthy immune system and the ability to recover faster after a good workout. While tap water is the simplest and cheapest way to hydrate, …

Nutrition

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Here Are A Bunch Of Ultimate Comfort Foods From Around The World

Feed your body and your soul.

How a Colorado health care provider is battling the opioid epidemic with non-pill pain treatments

LAFAYETTE — Over the roughly two decades Lynell Reed was prescribed opioids in increasing potency to cope with pain from an injury she suffered in a …

Gains against Islamic State not yet enough, could backfire: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and some administration officials have hailed recent military gains against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but other U.S. officials and outside experts warn that the U.S.-backed air and ground campaign is far from eradicating the radical Islamic …

Middle East

Study Finds A Surprisingly Accurate Predictor Of Happiness

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Narcissism

Dog days are over: what’s behind the decline in pets?

Novelist Jilly Cooper calls it ‘heartbreaking’ – but the rise of Generation Rent and social media could be causing us to turn our backs on four-legged friends<p>Are Bella, Tiddles and Ginger an endangered species? The companion animals of the once great pet-lovers of Britain appear to be falling out …

These Ancient Headless Corpses Were Defleshed By Griffon Vultures

At the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in ancient Anatolia (modern Turkey), archaeologists have long wondered about the presence of griffon vulture symbols throughout the settlement and about a series of headless skeletons buried under house floors. A newly published study seeks to connect these two …

Archaeology

Is There Really A 2 Billion-Year-Old Nuclear Reactor In Africa?

An ancient nuclear reactor that was churning away 2 billion years ago sounds like a myth. Maybe it's because the term reactor usually implies a …

Energy

Lasers uncover hidden secrets of Cambodia's ancient cities

The huge tranch of new data builds on scans that were made in 2012 that confirmed the existence of Mahendraparvata, an ancient temple city near …

Anonymous Launches 'Biggest Operation' Against ISIS in Response to Paris Attacks

Responding to the Paris attacks, hacker collective Anonymous has declared war against ISIS by launching what they call their “biggest operation” …

Paris Attacks

Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from President …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 5 available for $550

The holiday shopping season is so close to kicking off, you can almost feel it. Those of you looking to snag a top flagship Android smartphone at a discounted price should look no further than the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. It’s undoubtedly one of this year’s best phones, and comes with a bunch of …

New Facebook feature will tag your photos and also clone you

Just what we need — another Facebook feature to make our hectic lives easier.<p>Jumping on the news of Facebook's new "Photo Magic" feature, which will …

eBay deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for $550

Looking for a great deal on a new Samsung Galaxy Note 5? eBay has the answer, as a retailer is currently selling the Unlocked N920C variant of the smartphone for just $550.<p>The $550 price tag lops about $200 off the retail price offered by US carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. This N920C version comes with …

VarageSale Is One of the First Craigslist Competitors to Add In-App Payments

The startup's willingness to lose money on these transactions underscores how competitive the burgeoning classifieds app space has become<p>There’s a battle brewing to become the Craigslist of the app world, and VarageSale thinks a new feature will help give it an edge.<p>The community-focused …

Apps

Gmail will soon alert users about unencrypted emails

Google is taking security threats for Gmail users seriously. To help alert users about the risk in opening unencrypted email, the search company is currently working on warnings that will pop up when messages from unencrypted sources are received.<p>In a recent blog post, Google unveiled the results …

Updates arrive for Google Docs & Sheets for Android, Drive on the web

Google is rolling out updates this week for Google Docs and Sheets for Android as well as Google Drive on the web, the company announced in two separate blog posts today.<p>For Sheets, the update brings the ability to “add new and reply to existing comments,” while the updated Google Docs for Android …

Stoner app adds weed needs location feature because only sharing where you smoked is boring

Who Is Happy, an iOS and Android app for stoners that allows them to share the approximate location and time of where they smoked a joint, is adding a new feature that shows the location of marijuana dispensaries and other information.<p>With the rise of apps catering to tokers, Who Is Happy doesn’t …

Bluetooth technology is going to get a major upgrade in 2016

One of the most widely used technologies on the planet is getting a major upgrade in the coming year. On Wednesday, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced several enhancements to the technology that would increase its functionality with the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016.<p>“There is …

Windows 10 is getting a massive update

Windows 10 is getting its first mega-update on Thursday.<p>After updating your Windows 10 PC, your computer will boot faster, your photos will be clearer, reminders will be easier to set, and your PC will perform more smoothly.<p>But Windows 10 won't look any different -- most of the improvements are …

The Pentagon's plan to outsource lethal cyber-weapons

The Pentagon has quietly put out a call for vendors to bid on a contract to develop, execute and manage its new cyber weaponry and defense program. The scope of this nearly half-billion-dollar "help wanted" work order includes counterhacking, as well as developing and deploying lethal cyberattacks …

Researchers bring us one step closer to the ‘ultimate battery’

WonderHowTo<p>A research breakthrough in lithium-oxygen battery development could now make the ‘ultimate battery’ a possibility, as a number of barriers to development appear to have been overcome.<p>Lithium-oxygen (Li-air) has been hailed as the base for the ‘ultimate battery’ due to its energy density …

Clean Energy

Cricket slashing prices on select phones, pricing as low as free after rebate

While Cricket’s selection of phones might not be the largest, they have several compelling choices for those looking for a solid Android device without paying a fortune. Even better, they often run a number of great deals (port-your-number discounts, etc) that allow you to save even more.<p>With the …

Broadband for the people, built by the people

Competition is good, especially when it comes to internet service providers. Unfortunately, it's also rare. According to the White House's community-based broadband report released earlier this year (PDF), 75 percent of customers looking for internet speeds of 25Mbps or higher had a choice between …

Xposed framework now supports Android 6.0 Marshmallow - customize away!

Fans of the Xposed framework have something to celebrate today. After weeks of telling you support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow was getting closer and closer, developer <i>rovo89</i> has finally released version 77, with full Marshmallow compatibility.<p>For those who have no idea what Xposed framework is: …

Facebook Explains Why it Activated Safety Check for Paris Attack

Facebook on Saturday sought to tamp down criticism that it had rolled out its widely-used Safety Check feature amid the terrorist attacks in Paris …

Social Media

Steam Machines are slower gaming systems than Windows PCs

The whole point of a Steam Machine is to get PC-like gaming in your living room, but do you actually get PC-like performance? Not so much, if you ask <i>Ars Technica</i>. It recently ran benchmarks comparing the performance of SteamOS and Windows 10 on the same hardware, and it's pretty clear that you're …