Michael Stevenson

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Quiz: Do You Know How Social Security Retirement Benefits Work?

1. You are eligible to receive full Social Security retirement benefits at what age?<p>Correct Wrong<p>You can collect Social Security benefits as early at …

These 4 iPhone hacks might just blow your mind

We share iPhone tips and tricks all the time here on BGR. Apple has added so many nifty features to its mobile platform over the years that it’s …

You Don't Have to Be Good at Math to Actually Be Good at Math

Does it make you happy?<p>We know that we’re more inclined to perform something well <i>if</i> we actually enjoy whatever it is. But few things in life are as …

Mathematics

MacOS removed battery time remaining. Here's how to bring it back

Before MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, you could click the battery icon in the menu bar to see how much time remained on your MacBook's battery, which as a rough estimate, is still more useful than seeing the percentage of battery life you have left. Thankfully, there are cheap or free apps that bring back …

Apps

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

5 Things Every Loving Homeowner Should Know About Their Own Home

Your relationship with your home is one that will hopefully last a long time, so it pays to learn its most intimate details. And not to be weird, but …

3 Things That Will Tank Your Credit Score

I still remember one of the first times I realized how bad my credit score was. I tried to open a credit line at a furniture store so I could buy a couch (my life is pretty exciting), and the salesman came back a few minutes later and politely told me that I wasn't approved.<p>It was a bit …

Is America's most common pesticide responsible for killing our bees?

A growing body of evidence suggests neonics threaten the health of honey bees. But some argue there’s not enough evidence to justify an outright ban<p>The most widely used class of insecticides in the world is facing a slow death. Called neonicotinoids, or neonics, these bug killers have long been …

Agriculture

The new way to tell if you’ve saved enough for retirement

The standard measure of how well-prepared people are for retirement is very close to useless.<p>This gauge is called the replacement ratio. You're supposed to save enough money to generate annual income of about 70 per cent of what you grossed in your peak working years. Some experts say 50 per cent …

How to Improve your iPhone cell coverage with “Wi-Fi Calling”

- Feb 5, 2017<p>Is your mountain cabin or home in a dead zone? You can help yourself or any of your family members if you’re familiar with this feature. …

Become A More Likable Version Of Yourself Thanks To These 3 Psychology Truths

For years, scientists believed that our brain functioned in a rational, logical way. However, as the world of cognitive heuristics began to be …

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no …

Profit

My husband and I are living off 35% of our income so we can retire before we’re 40

In the age of Silicon Valley, a lot of us dream of launching the next Warby Parker, Instagram, or Airbnb—a wildly successful business that will leave us financially set for life. But the game is kind of rigged.<p>Research says that, on the whole, entrepreneurs aren’t the fearless, high-achieving …

Retirement

How to implement and benefit from password management software

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning and checking out the series overview. In our previous article we took a look at how to approach and manage passwords. Today we’ll jump into applying those ideas with 1Password.<p>Note for regular readers, the …

7 Science-Backed Learning Hacks to Help You Learn Anything Faster

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

Self-help

3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Mobile Fraud and Identity Theft

The world’s a scary place. Mobile fraud is on the rise, 15 million Americans experience identity theft every year, and one unsuspecting Chinese man ended up receiving 10,000 spam calls in 24 hours after criminals threatened to “call him to death” if he refused to pay them £100. That’s a lot of …

8 Mistakes That Make Good Employees Leave

Few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Here's how to make it stop.<p>It's tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn't be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, your best employees are the first to go, …

The Workplace

5 important things to do every day to improve your memory

Even with state-of-the-art technology at our fingertips, we still manage to forget things. Do these 5 things every day and your ability to remember …

Hacker spills code developed to crack San Bernardino iPhone

A hacker has released a cache of files allegedly stolen from Israeli mobile phone forensics company Cellebrite — including the hack it reportedly developed for the FBI to help break into older model iPhones.<p>In an interview with <i>Motherboard</i>, the hacker responsible said that the release was a …

8 Reasons Why Exceptional Employees Quit Their Jobs

Avoid these critical leadership mistakes (or these bosses) if you want to thrive.<p>To have exceptional success in business, you need to have exceptional employees. However, hiring them is only half the battle.<p>Unfortunately, it's the easiest for A-players to find another opportunity, and they'll be …

Employment

5 ways that working out regularly will majorly rev up your sex life

Whether you’re looking for ways to boost a stagnant sex drive or to simply add fuel to an already fiery routine, prioritizing workouts may be the way …

Think States Alone Can’t Handle Sea Level Rise? Watch California

Last March, a paper by a geoscientist named Rob DeConto came out in <i>Nature</i>. And as far as geology papers go, it was a big deal: It outlined a new …

Earn more on your savings: the right way and wrong way

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>For many years, I’ve been advising people about the safest places to park their money and …

Finance

How to reduce iPhone data usage

To begin, get an idea of how your phone is using data. In iOS 10, you can see these figures under Settings > Cellular. You'll see a list of apps and …

6 Apps to Secure Your Smartphone Better

For many of us, our smartphones carry our whole world—contacts, messages, payment information, eclectic music collection—so it’s hard to understate …

5 heart attack warning signs never to ignore

That unwell, breathless, overwhelmingly tired feeling you’re having could be the first sign of a heart attack. Will you or your doctor dismiss it as just the flu?<p>February is American Heart Month and Feb. 3 marks National Wear Red Day — created to raise awareness about women and heart disease. It’s …

High Blood Pressure

8 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming rich has more to do with restraint and tenacity than it does brilliance or luck.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millionaire. It’s a title that plenty of us would love to have. But, is that actually feasible?<p>Believe it or not, becoming a millionaire is …

Self-improvement

The EpiPen maker's CEO totally backs Trump on drug prices — except for how he plans to lower them

In an interview with CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell, Heather Bresch, whose company Mylan came under fire for hiking up the price of EpiPen, praised the Trump administration for bringing attention to rising drug prices and demanding they come down.<p>"I couldn't agree with him more," she …