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The ultimate guide to finding and killing spyware and stalkerware on your smartphone

Surveillance isn't just the purview of nation-states and government agencies -- sometimes, it is closer to home.<p>Our digital selves, more and more, …

Spyware

Video: 25 iPad multitasking tips – do you know them all?

In this step-by-step video walkthrough, we discuss and demonstrate a multitude of iPad-centric multitasking tips for iOS. Most iPad users will be aware of the existence of some of these features, but there are probably a handful of tips that have flown under your radar. Watch our hands-on video …

Apps

How to Combine Acids and Retinols in a Skincare Routine

What are retinols, retinoids and acids and how should they be used for an optimal anti-aging routine? The debate is real, and it seems every civilian skincare ‘expert’ has a different take. Can they be used in the same skincare routine? Can they be combined at the same time? Must there be a 30 …

Skin Care

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

Fitness

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

Fix-and-Freeze Dinnertime Muffin Pan Recipes

The sheet pan just got some serious competition.<p>Every Southern cook knows that muffin tins are great for making, well, muffins. But the …

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers Recipe

"You will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again. These are so easy, and you'll be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight."<p>Ingredients<p>…

Introducing pydbgen: A random dataframe/database table generator

Introducing pydbgen which is a lightweight, pure-python library to generate random useful entries (e.g. name, address, credit card number, date, …

Machine Learning

Infographic: How your LinkedIn profile can give you an edge

LinkedIn has become the first stop for employers and potential customers to get a sense of who you are—and what you offer.<p>LinkedIn focuses on …

Social Media

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

One Small Thing<p>Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a …

Eating

Top chef reveals secret to making perfect pancakes - and the common batter mistake we make

It's almost that most wonderful time of the year - Pancake Day !<p>Nestled between Christmas and Valentine's Day , Shrove Tuesday provides some much …

Breakfast

A Dietitian Says to Prep This 1 Food Every Week to Lose Weight

Diet plays a huge role in weight loss, so one of the biggest questions registered dietitian Sheri Kasper gets asked by clients is what's one thing they can do right now to start losing weight. Sheri shared with POPSUGAR that she tells clients to "eat more veggies." Why? For these three</b> …

21 Recipes That Will Make You Want to Cook Lentils

For as long as I can remember, I've been a big fan of beans. As a kid, I distinctly remember demanding "more pinto beans!" on more than one occasion, …

These Are the 5 Food Champions of Weekday Breakfast

Eggs, oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, and toast are breakfast staples that we all know and love, likely leading many of us to undervalue their prowess …

Be the Excel master you've always wanted to be with this bundle

Not all computer wizards build code. There are some who crunch tons of data using spreadsheets. In virtually every industry, understanding data is …

The secret to becoming more efficient

It's hard to be efficient. Sometimes it feels like the world doesn't make any sense. Sometimes <i>you</i> don't make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

Time Management

An Electrical Brain Switch Shuts Off Food Cravings

The brain's reward system learns the actions that produce positive outcomes, such as obtaining food or sex. It then reinforces the desire to initiate …

Annie Leibovitz is Teaching Her First-Ever Online Photography Class

Want to take a class from one of the world’s best photographers from the comfort of your own home? Renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz is …

Gastroenterologists Share 7 Things to Do When You Have Painful Gas

Pretty much no one is happy to have gas (with the exception of the elementary school set, who of course finds it hilarious). Gas is a normal part of …

These Hair Color Trends Are Going To Be Huge

We're not sure if it's the plummeting temperatures, the chunky knits invading our fave stores, or the foliage porn all over our Insta right now, but …

Hair

Hang On to Your 401(K) Are You Ready for Roth-ification?

<b>Transcript</b><b>:</b><p>So if you're one of the 132 million workers who contribute to a 401k plan, or something similar, a group of Republicans in the house want …

7 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Metabolism

Diet & Fitness<p>Even tiny adjustments to a person’s metabolic rate can add up to significant health benefits over time.<p>Metabolism: We’ve all got one, but some people’s are “faster” or “slower” than others’. And that matters, because the rate at which your body burns calories and converts fuel to …

Wellness

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

Yes, You Should Try Swapping Lentils for Ground Beef

During my stint as a vegetarian, my boyfriend (now husband) took me on a date to The Meatball Shop in lower Manhattan. While he relished the many …

Give New Life to Underexposed Photos with This Simple Photoshop/Lightroom Technique (VIDEO)

Regardless of what type of photographs you shoot most, a stop or two of underexposure can really mess up an otherwise great image. While Photoshop’s …

One-Pot Chocolate Cake

This delicious chocolate cake from our friend Joy the Baker comes together in one sauce pan, so you can enjoy the rich flavor and whipped topping …

Skip the Takeout, Make This Quick Pan-Fried Pork Instead

My mother was an opera singer and whenever she had an evening performance, my father would be in charge of feeding me and my big brother. Mostly we ate whatever leftovers we could find in the fridge, but on nights when he had time, there was basically only one dish he would make from scratch—pork …

Recipes