Melanie Lam

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Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

New LTE study shows T-Mobile and Verizon are the only networks that matter any more

For the last decade, the cell industry was ruled by a duopoly. Verizon and AT&T were the biggest networks with the most subscribers and best …

T-Mobile

How to keep scammers from stealing your phone number

Last week, some T-Mobile customers -- including a CNET staffer -- received a strange text message:<p>Alarming, no? Was the text from T-Mobile proper, or was it a form of phishing -- an attempt to get you to visit a malicious web site?<p>Turns out it was the former, though you should always think twice …

Identity Theft

Is Facebook for old people? Over-55s flock in as the young leave

It’s official: Facebook is for old(er) people. Teens and young adults are ditching Mark Zuckerberg’s social network as popularity among the over-55s surges, according to a report.<p>In 2018, 2.2 million 12- to 17-year-olds and 4.5 million 18- to 24-year-olds will regularly use Facebook in the UK, …

Social Media

Porn site CamSoda's new 'Virtual Intercourse' experience is even creepier than it sounds | Trusted Reviews

<b>Technological advances in adult entertainment consigned hidden copies of Razzle to history long ago, but we’re not sure we’ve ever anything quite</b> …

Your smart TV is watching you watching TV, Consumer Reports finds

Millions of smart TVs sitting in family living rooms are vulnerable to hackers taking control — and could be tracking the household's personal viewing habits much more closely than their owners realize, according to a new Consumer Reports investigation.<p>The non-profit consumer product testing …

Remote Controls

The Healthy Store-Bought Snacks Nutritionists Love

There will always be snacks. It's a fact of life. Experts can tell us all the different reasons we reach for a bite to eat — boredom, habit, maybe …

Healthy Eating

Voice wars: Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant

Three voice assistants are fighting for space in your smart home -- is there a clear winner?<p>Now that Siri has a dedicated smart speaker to call home, it's time to assess how Apple's voice assistant compares to Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. So, let's explore the obvious -- as well as more …

What does cacao percentage mean on a chocolate bar?

<b>It's important, but higher isn't always better.</b><p>When shopping for good chocolate, one thing you should look for is the cacao percentage. This tells …

Dessert

YouTube TV is rolling out on Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, and more

The video giant’s pay TV effort is expanding<p>Over the last five years, major cable and satellite television providers in the US have lost millions of subscribers, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Network television has also seen its ratings slide — even for tentpole products like NFL …

10 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Yourself Today | Inc.com

Happiness, life satisfaction and the daily habits of the most successful people are topics which researchers love to study. And what they consistently find is that individuals who reach the end of their lives feeling fulfilled, grateful and devoid of regrets do so by being intentional with how they …

Happiness

9 Educational Websites That Offer Open Online Courses from Top Universities

‘Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace …

This is how income level effects success in school

In 1983, the National Commission on Excellence in Education published A Nation At Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform, which documented widespread academic underachievement at every level, concluding:<p>In 1996, education researchers Camilla Benbow and Julian Stanley published a paper …

Stop Believing These 5 Myths About Food

I called upon top nutrition experts around the country and asked them which food myth drives them absolutely bonkers. I asked them to come up with …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Forget dieting, just add these slimming foods to your diet

Trying really hard to shed those extra kilos? Get this! Yo-yo dieting is not going to get you anywhere.<p>Many of us spend the summer holidays getting …

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

4 sneaky things that can make you overeat

Overeating is tricky. First, you may not even realize you’re doing it. Second, you may not know why you’re eating too much, because some triggers are downright counterintuitive. Here are four sneaky reasons you may be taking in too many surplus calories, and what you can do to stop it.<p><b>Fitness food</b> …

"Me Time" Matters to Your Happiness A Lot, This Is Why

There’s no denying that we live in a busy world. We’re constantly on the move, whether it’s for work, our family, or some other obligation. Because …

3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About

July 17, 2015<br>Over the last 10 days, Google released some important updates to Google Drive which we are re-sharing with you below in case you missed …

See Photos of Disneyland When It Opened in 1955

Caption from LIFE. Sleeping Beauty's castle in Fantasyland is overrun by children crossing drawbridge over moat. Inside,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Loomis Dean—The …

You Could Eat Fast Food After A Workout To Build Muscle

No need for fancy supplements<p>Whether you’re training for a marathon or pumping iron like Arnold, intense physical activity depletes your muscles’ primary source of energy, glycogen. There’s a whole industry of post-workout supplements designed to help your muscles bounce back as quickly as …

Foods to avoid for weight loss

WHEN trying to lose weight, exercising alone is not sufficient.<p>To gain good results, a good workout and proper dieting is required. But when trying …

Weight Loss

The schools bringing lessons to life

Today’s schools are moving with the times, and many are investing in highly sophisticated technology, discovers Paul Bray<p>Nine-year-old Annabel Bailey is a quick worker and finished her art teacher’s set task on Matisse with time to spare.<p>A generation ago, she might have whiled away the remainder of …

High School

College Acceptance Letters Out But Are You In For The Debt?

What is a college education truly worth? The answer lies somewhere between learning for learning’s sake and vocational training. But the days of considering a $250k Yale degree useful are quickly vanishing.<p>Ivy League acceptance emails just went out this week. Thousands have waited anxiously to find …

Schools 'failing to expel students who bully teachers' as verbal abuse in the classroom soars by a third

Schools must push for "zero tolerance" policies on teachers being bullied by students, a top schools union has said<p>Schools are failing to expel threatening pupils who bully teachers, a union has said, as a report showed verbal abuse in schools had risen by a third in just one year.<p>Eight in ten …

Education

Parents don't cause autism in their kids, and we need to stop blaming them for it

Since the condition was first recognized in the 1940s, parents have been and felt blamed for their children’s autism. Today, most people no longer believe this, but a lingering doubt continues to niggle many parents.<p>Autism was first identified in the era of psychoanalysis, when professionals looked …

Teachers Aren't Failing Schools, and Other Things People Should Be Hearing

<i>This is the fourth of a four-part conversation on how teaching and the media intersect.</i><p><b>Shawna Coppola</b><p>"Rotten Apples." "How to Fix America's Schools." …