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Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

Cleaning

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Gmail’s new Smart Compose is easy to use: Here’s how to do it

• Gmail users on the desktop can try out the new Smart Compose feature that was revealed earlier this week at Google I/O.<br>• You have to use the new Gmail design that launched earlier this month, and also enable its experimental access.<br>• Once that happens, emails typed in Gmail should suggest words and …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Photo editing tips: How to apply a selective colour adjustment

<b>Photoshop guru Martin Evening sorts out your photo-editing and post-processing problems. Here he looks at how to apply a selective colour …

7 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Washington Before You Die

We created this beautiful road trip around the Olympic Peninsula, where you’ll find some of our state’s most beautiful waterfalls. This is such a …

Benefits Planner: Retirement | Full Retirement Age | Social Security Administration

Full Retirement Age<p>Full retirement age is the age at which a person may first become entitled to full or unreduced retirement benefits.<p>If your full …

Ask Larry: Should I File Early To Activate My Husband's Spousal Benefit?

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.<p>Today’s column examines sequencing benefits for couples, widow’s benefits, the effect of the new law on disabled adult child’s benefits, the continuing ability to file …

Get Your Colors Right – Color Spaces and Display Calibration

As digital photographers we are able to capture the colors of the world and share them with the whole world very easily. When developing the RAW …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

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Is $1 Million Enough for Retirement? | Investopedia

To some, retiring with $1 million in savings may seem like a resounding success. But does a nest egg of that size really mean you’ll be living out …

Social Security's "File and Suspend" Is Gone. What Should Couples Do Now?

At the end of April, one of the better-known loopholes in Social Security closed. Known as "File and Suspend," the strategy allowed couples to maximize both their spousal and retired-worker benefits.<p>You can get more details on the now-defunct tactic here -- but that's not the purpose of this …

Financial Engines boils couple's Social Security options down to 2

<b>Q: I turned 66 on May 20. My wife turned 67 on April 20. Neither of us has started receiving Social Security. Our plan was for me to start Social Security at 66. My wife was going to file and suspend and receive half of my Social Security, then at 70</b> <i>start receiving her full benefit. Under new rules</i> …

5 Types of People Who May Benefit From Taking Social Security at 62

Image source: Flickr user EvaSwensen.<p>According to the 2016 federal budget, more than $944 billion was apportioned to the Social Security Administration for the disbursement of benefits just this year. As of March 2016, more than 60 million people were on the SSA's monthly benefits payroll, and just …

7 amazing iPad apps to make your photos pop

When you’re looking to create special, one-of-a-kind photo on your iPad, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices out there. We’ve taken some time to find the best apps for photo editing on the iPad and create some step-by-step how-tos to ensure you get the best results.<p>Whether …

Ten of the best luxury cruises

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Photography

Croatia's best beaches and secret islands

The best-kept secrets in Croatia<p>Dalmatians call it <i>fijaka</i> - a deliciously lazy mood of utter contentment - and it encapsulates the feeling of a …

Beaches

How to Protect Your Retirement Income from the Next Bear Market

In a worst-case scenario, you'll need lots of cash on hand.<p>In November of 1972 the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a little above 1,000 …

Retirement

10 Apps to Turn Your Phone Into a Bad Ass Photo Editor

Who has the time these days to parse through the sea of available mobile photo editing apps? Searching for that one that fits all your needs — with …

The Mediterranean Coast's 10 Best-Kept Secrets

<i>By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Ibiza, Nice, the Amalfi Coast. These Mediterranean gems are popular for good reason: gorgeous beaches, incredible food and that worlds-away feeling. But they can also be a little, well, crowded. Here's where to enjoy the Mediterranean Coast's …

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The Magic Of Washington's San Juan Island (PHOTOS)

One thing is certain: The San Juan Islands of Washington State offer beauty, a friendly culture and an assortment of restaurants proudly serving local fare.<p>After spending time on Orcas Island, hubby, B and I decide to head over to the second largest and most populous island in the San Juan …

Loneliness triggers biological changes which cause illness and early death

Danger signals activated in the brain by loneliness ultimately affect the immune system, scientists have found.<p>Loneliness is not just an emotional state of mind, it actually triggers genetic changes which cause illness and early death, a study shows for the first time.<p>Previous studies have found …

'Anti-malarial mosquitoes' created using controversial genetic technology

Scientists aim to tackle malaria by creating insects unable to spread the parasite, but caution urged over unpredictable ecological consequences<p>Hundreds of genetically modified mosquitoes that are incapable of spreading the malaria parasite to humans have been created in a laboratory as part of a …

Genetics

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …