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Grow Older and Get Stronger With Our Mature Athlete Workouts

"Getting 'old' is a choice, until it’s not a choice anymore. I have always had the attitude that my body is my body, and I will make it do what I …

How can I protect myself from government snoopers?

Now that the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 - or snooper’s charter – has become law, Charles wants to protect his privacy<p><i>Now that the snooper’s charter has been passed, how can I protect myself? Should I use a VPN? Charles</i><p>The UK has just passed the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, at the third …

Privacy

Twitter reports increase in info and removal requests for 2016

Twitter has published its transparency report for January to June 2016, and one thing's clear: requests for user info and content removal keep on piling up. The microblogging website received two percent more government requests for account information compared to the second half of 2015. That's …

Social Media

Yahoo is expected to confirm a massive data breach, impacting hundreds of millions of users

A hacker named “Peace” is bringing chaos to the internet giant just as its sale to Verizon is pending.<p>Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, according to several sources close to the situation. The company was the victim of hacking that has exposed several hundred million …

Personal Information

This One Change to My Morning Routine Has Made My Life Better

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “What single change in your daily routine has had the biggest</i> …

Does Prozac Really Treat Anxiety? Maybe Not

Neuroscientist and author Joseph LeDoux proposes a new system of classification for anxiety and fear.<p>For as much time and money our culture spends on …

Depression

Popular Email Client Cloud Magic is now Newton, and it’s Packed with Power Features

One of my favorite email clients, Cloud Magic is now <i>Newton</i>. Cloud Magic was already a clean, fast reliable way to navigate and triage your email. With a reliable push notification system, and versions for both iOS and Mac, Newton had developed into a mature ecosystem. Now that they have built their …

Apps

7 Science-Backed Steps To Take Before Quitting A Job That’s Burning You Out

Here’s the latest research on the small tweaks you can make to fall back in love with a job that’s getting the better of you.<p>When you first moved your things into your office, you couldn’t wait to put your talents to use and impress your new colleagues with your dedication and drive.<p>But at some …

Princeton University

This Leadership Issue Is Literally Hazardous To Your Health

When your work and your health are both affected, ignore your instincts and reach out. Here's how.<p>You snap to attention and look at the clock: you're awake. It's 3, maybe 4 AM and it's impossible to go back to sleep.<p>Your mind is racing. The fundraising. The clients. The code. Or worse: the unpaid …

Leadership

How Could 5,000 Employees Cheat? The Science Behind the Wells Fargo Scandal

Deception. Fraud. Over 5,000 fired. What went wrong? Science gives us some clues.<p>As you've no doubt heard by now, Wells Fargo recently received a $100 million penalty from the Consumer Financial Bureau, in response to illegal banking practices of its employees. This brought the bank's total bill …

Finance

Your brain hides memories of the things you hear while you’re asleep

But your brain will, turning their words over somewhere deep in your mind, far beneath the surface of what your conscious thoughts can access.<p>That's the lesson of a paper out of PSL Research University in Paris.<p>A pair of researchers had 22 French speakers, aged 20 to 28, perform a series of tasks …

The Brain