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How to transfer your Evernote notes to Apple Notes

If you ask me, there's no compelling reason for most iPhone and Mac users to pay for Evernote when Apple Notes offers a lot of the same features and costs nothing. (Apple Notes does use your iCloud account storage, but it'll take up a negligible amount of space.)<p>So, how do you make the switch if …

Obama: Donald Trump's rhetoric is 'nativism. Or xenophobia. Or worse'

President Obamachallenged the contention Wednesday thatDonald Trumpis a populist and got an assist from Mexico’s president, who warned darkly that Hitler and Mussolini used rhetoric similar to Trump’s with tragic results.<p>In a screed that he himself described as a "rant," the president said that a …

How to intervene in a racist attack

It may be true that there are fewer bigots today than in the past. But the fact remains that every day, somewhere in the world, people suffer racist attacks. Some high-profile examples come from the UK in recent days, where hate crimes are on the rise after the Brexit vote, which stirred up strong …

If You Want Life Insurance, Think Twice Before Getting A Genetic Test

As genetic testing explodes, health insurers are banned from denying coverage based on results. The same doesn’t apply for life insurance.<p>Jennifer Marie* should be an ideal candidate for life insurance: She’s 36, gainfully employed, and has no current medical issues.<p>But on September 15 last year, …

Here's more evidence that Snapchat is working on a secret hardware product

Among the latest additions to Snapchat are two hardware specialists from action-camera maker GoPro, including a mechanical engineer, and the technical recruiter for Google's Project Aura, the group responsible for Glass.<p>A source familiar with the matter tells Business Insider that the company is …

Personality Can Change Over A Lifetime, And Usually For The Better

Why do people act the way they do? Many of us intuitively gravitate toward explaining human behavior in terms of personality traits: characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that tend to be stable over time and consistent across situations.<p>This intuition has been a topic of fierce …

Psychology

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

Drugs, Sex, and Glamour: 50 Years of 'Valley of the Dolls'

Jennifer Weiner, Candace Bushnell, and more on the 50th anniversary of Jacqueline Susann's bestselling novel.<p>Sexy and shocking, Jacqueline Susann's 1966 novel <i>Valley of the Dolls</i> burst into the New York literary scene—and American pop culture—with a pink-hued vengeance. The book capitalized on the …

Books

12 Ombré Nail Ideas

Lisa Frank fades, sunset skies, glitter gradients, and more.<p>From glitter fades to unicorn colors, there's an ombré look for every nail mood. Click through our roundup here.

Coats

Doctors Say Your Word Choice Can Hugely Change Your Brain

Be careful because the next word you say could determine how your day is, or the rest of your life might pan out. Doctors at Thomas Jefferson …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Stop worrying about GMOs; it's that organic granola bar that could make you sick

Karma can be so cruel. Just think how many times anti-GMO activists have protested against the imaginary risks of food that has been genetically modified. Now a favorite snack of those same protesters, the sacred granola bar, has been found to pose an actual health risk.<p>Anti-genetic engineering …

This 1 Trick Will Ensure You Never Wear the Wrong Lipstick Again

Great things can come from experimenting with beauty (like rainbow hair, for instance), but playing with makeup doesn't always yield flattering results. Even if you and your best friend are both porcelain-complected, that doesn't mean you can share the same red lipstick — her favorite orangey hue …

Makeup

How White Noise Can Help You and Your Baby Sleep Better

Sleep. It’s desired by mothers everywhere, yet fought by infants to the nth degree. We joke, almost hysterically, as we navigate our new world with …

Pregnancy

The Beauty of Laplace’s Equation, Mathematical Key to … Everything

Physics has its own Rosetta Stones. They’re ciphers, used to translate seemingly disparate regimes of the universe. They tie pure math to any branch …

Mathematics

Relish in These 27 Condiments for All Your Summer Barbecue Needs

No summer meal is complete without one of these flavor-packed condiments.<p><b>We're not above bottled ketchup and mustard.</b> We're just saying no summer meal spread is complete without the homemade relish, salsa, chimichurri, and mayo. The recipes for all these grilled-food enhancers and more are straight …

Cooking

13 NYX Products Every Makeup Junkie Should Own

A few years back, a makeup brand called NYX Cosmetics started appearing in our local drugstore. But the affordable makeup in the chic black packaging is hardly new. NYX was founded in 1999 by a then-25-year-old Toni Ko to bring quality, inexpensive makeup to the masses. The brand has been a …

Makeup

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Mounting evidence suggests 'hobbits' were wiped out by modern humans' ancestors 50,000 years ago

It might not yet be enough to convince a jury, but mounting evidence suggests ancestors of modern humans wiped out the world's only known population of hobbits.<p>A race of 3.5ft tall humans - known as "hobbits" - were using stone tools on the Indonesian island of Flores 50,000 years ago but then …

How to Live Alone Without Going Crazy

Living alone is a luxury, but it comes with perils, like the risk of becoming depressed or simply weird.<p>I recently achieved a dream I never quite thought I would reach: I now live alone in New York City. My reasons are complicated and numerous, but they boil down to the simple idea that hell is …

Apple supports the average port for 15 years; the headphone socket is at 32 years

Many are viewing the expected removal of the headphone socket from the iPhone 7 as a radical move, even by a company noted for its readiness to abandon what it considers to be legacy ports. But a fascinating chart put together by <i>The Verge</i> (below) suggests that perhaps it’s not so radical after …

How to Get Perfect Hair Without a Blow-Dryer (No Matter Your Texture)

Summer is air-dying season, a.k.a. that time of year when the weather is so hot you don’t even want to think about messing with your blow-dryer. And that means we’re all doing that...

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Recipes For a Spectacular Fourth of July Barbecue

<i>Top two photos by Richard Dallett.</i><p>I've been on book tour since early May. It's been exhausting, but exhilarating. Atlanta. Austin. Boston. Denver. New York. Miami. Phoenix. Philadelphia. Portland. Salt Lake City. And so on. My first thought most mornings is, "Where am I?"<p>But on the morning of July …

The Electric Surge of Miles Davis

Between 1968 and ’75, he plugged into the musical zeitgeist and opened his music to distortion and groove-based repetition, either transcending or repudiating his roots in acoustic jazz.<p>M<i>iles Ahead,</i> Don Cheadle’s recent, feverishly imagined treatment of the lost years of Miles Davis, is a movie …

Jack Johnson

Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meeting raises eyebrows

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch faced continuing questions Thursday related to an awkward encounter with former president Bill Clinton after the two crossed paths Monday at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport.<p>Lynch, who will ultimately determine the outcome of an ongoing …

Fashioning Cast-Iron Pans for Today’s Cooks

American cooks have frequent affairs with spiralizers, dry fryers and other shiny new toys. But they also have a deep, lasting relationship with one of the oldest cooking tools in the kitchen: the cast-iron skillet.<p>“There aren’t many things in modern life that are passed down through generations …

77 Easy Summer Weeknight Dinner Recipes So You Can Just Chillllllllllllll

During the summer, there are no elaborate dinner recipes allowed.<p><b>Summer gives you permission to stop trying so hard.</b> Resign yourself to drinking all day outside. Read for pleasure. And absolutely do not stress about preparing an elaborate dinner. These 77 relaxed dinner recipes, which require …

Cooking

This Is How You Reach Guacamole Nirvana

You might as well make a double batch now—you'll definitely need it.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is senior food editor Rick</i> …

Flavors

Beyoncé Hated the Wedding Dress Her Mom Designed for Her

"You know, when my daughter gets married, I'm going to let her pick out her own dress," Beyoncé told Tina.<p>Beyoncé might be the queen, but even she doesn't get everything she wants, not even on her wedding day.<p>Back in 2008, Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles, took on the responsibility of designing her …