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Middle-aged drinkers urged to have two days off alcohol each week

Middle-aged people who enjoy a glass of wine with their dinner should abstain from alcohol on certain days during the week, Public Health England (PHE) has said.<p>The warning comes as PHE and Drinkaware officials launch a new “Drink Free Days” campaign designed to help people cut down on drinking …

Alcohol

Stop Making 401(k) Contributions -- Fill Up Your HSA First

With health care open enrollment season approaching, individuals electing a <b>High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)</b> will soon have an opportunity to decide how much to contribute to their Health Savings Account (HSA) for next year.<p>My advice?<p>Contribute as much as you possibly can. And, depending upon the …

Health Care

Army’s sleeping technique that will get you to sleep in two minutes

A sleep technique used by the military could help you nod off in under two minutes.<p>It is said to have a 96% success rate after six weeks of practice …

Sleep

A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius

It took Claude Shannon about a decade to fully formulate his seminal theory of information.<p>He first flirted with the idea of establishing a common foundation for the many information technologies of his day (like the telephone, the radio, and the television) in graduate school.<p>It wasn’t until 1948, …

Mathematics

What Happens to Your Social Security Benefits if You Retire and Then Go Back to Work?

Your Social Security benefits can be affected, so be sure to plan the timing and how much you earn.<p>Are you retired and thinking about going back to …

This wire-free home security camera has 6-month battery life for half the price of an Arlo Pro 2

Arlo wire-free home security cameras are amazing, but they’re also amazingly expensive. Luckily there’s a ton of competition out there right now, and …

How the Book 'To Sell Is Human' Changed My Thinking

In 'To Sell is Human,' Daniel Pink discusses what it means to be human. Selling is not just a job of a salesperson. We all sell something everyday.<p>Using loads of data and multiple studies, Daniel Pink argues that 99% of us are selling something every day. This something could be a product, a …

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

One $99 box can speed up your home internet and slash $120 off your cable bill

Want to make your cable company really angry while simultaneously making yourself really happy? One simple box can make both of those things happen. …

Watching Footage From the International Space Station Is The Best Meditation

If sci-fi films will have us believe anything, it's that space is terrifying.<p>But I'm gonna let you in on a little secret - watching this livestream …

California Turns to Homeowners to Fix a Crisis: Virginia Postrel

Policies to address California’s housing crisis have to take into account two stubborn facts: Homeowners are much less likely than renters to want to …

Housing

Mastering mindfulness: An evening class with Ed Halliwell | The Guardian Members

<b>An evening workshop that will introduce you to mindfulness, and help you to master your thoughts and feelings, rather than be controlled by them</b><p>Being more aware of your thoughts, feelings and surroundings can improve your mental wellbeing. If you want to learn how to live well by paying more …

How to clean shoes in the washer (without ruining them)

Stepping in a mud puddle doesn't mean you need to handwash your shoes. You can get them clean quickly in the washing machine, instead. There are some important tips to follow to keep your shoes from falling apart in the washer, though. Here's what you need to know.<p>What shoes to wash<p>Some shoes are …

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

6 simple, science-backed ways to get rid of belly fat

• <b>Having lots of fat in the abdominal area is strongly linked to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.</b>• <b><br>Excess sugar and carb consumption may be the primary drivers of excess fat in the belly and liver.</b>• <b><br>Eating plenty of protein can boost your metabolism and reduce hunger levels, making it a</b> …

Weight Loss

12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

Christmas Trees

What it’s like using the Owl car security camera

When you get a new car, and you’re feeling like a star, the first thing you’re probably going to do is ghost ride it. This is where the Owl camera can come in.<p>I’ve been testing Owl, an always-on, two-way camera that records everything that’s happening inside and outside of your car all day, every …

Car Tech

I Did Intermittent Fasting For 1 Year and This Is How It Transformed My Body

Ever since having my second child, I've been holding onto a few extra pounds around my waist. I know I'm not overweight by any means, but I made a decision that I was ready to change up my normal diet and workout routine to see how it would change my body and improve my current level of fitness. My …

Weight Loss

10 travel safety tips you can learn from the CIA

Mathew Bradley spent more than 14 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, and now this former CIA agent is the Regional Security Director, Americas, for International SOS (a medical and travel security assistance company). I spoke to him via email to ask his top travel safety tips, both at home …

Flying

Stop worrying about the period in your Gmail address — Google says it doesn't matter

• <b>Google ignores the periods in your email address.</b>• <b><br>That means johnsmith@gmail.com and john.smith@gmail.com are the same email address.</b>• <b><br>You can use this trick to filter out spammers and companies that sell your email address.</b><p>My personal email address is my name at gmail.com. Most of the time, it looks …

Online Life

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

When other people wrong you, and you take their actions personally, it can feel as if you’ve been punched in the gut. I know that sounds a bit …

The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …

Tech Trends

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

<b>In mid-2016</b>, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before the 2016 election, he presented his concerns to technologists in San Francisco’s Bay Area and warned of an impending crisis of …

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t make the mistakes this couple made buying a home

<b>Buying our first home in Alaska in 2009 was the biggest mistake my husband Zach and I ever made. Today, we’re in the midst of actually trying to hand</b> …

Real Estate

Here are 5 important reasons you should never agree to a police search -- even if you're innocent

Do you know what your rights are when a police officer asks to search you? If you’re like most people I’ve met in my eight years working to educate …

Liberal View

Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …