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Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

AdWords

7 ways to transform your Netflix account into a movie lover’s dream

Think you've perfected the art of watching Netflix? Not so fast...<p>Sure, you may have found the coziest blanket to cuddle with on the couch <i>and</i> finally …

The Texas Primaries: 6 Takeaways To Kick Off The 2018 Election Cycle

Launching the 2018 election cycle, Texans cast ballots in primaries on Tuesday — leaving several races headed for runoffs.<p>Election night in Texas offers several takeaways of note, as we look ahead. Here are six to consider:<p><b>1. Texas is still Texas.</b> Turn Texas blue? Not so fast. For all the attention …

How can I make money from my DNA?

The real problem may be whether it is possible to keep DNA data private while still letting data buyers compute on it<p>If you unlock the secrets of your DNA by paying a company to read your genes, behind the scenes it is probably making money by selling on your data for research. Companies like …

Genetics

What Is Vladimir Putin Up To? Here's an Educated Guess

Remember that time Vladimir Putin won the Syrian civil war?<p>It was the spring of 2016, and on a visit to the war-torn country, the Russian president told his troops: “I believe that the task put before the defense ministry and Russian armed forces has, on the whole, been fulfilled. With the …

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

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 …

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

The 5 Most Wanted Geopolitical Fugitives of 2018

It’s not always nice to be wanted. In a time of heightened geopolitical drama, here’s a look at a handful of the “most wanted” characters that have …

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

I Lived On 51% Of My Income —& Saved $17,000

Two days before my 29th birthday, I shared a thought I’d been sitting on with my girlfriends: What if I didn’t shop for a year?<p>I didn’t come up with …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Everywhere Travelers are Being Told Not to Visit in Mexico, Mapped

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning advising travelers to avoid visiting the following five Mexican states: Sinaloa, Colima, …

Your 2018 Age-to-Age Guide to What Your Kid Should Read Next

The secret to raising a reader? Knowing which book to give your child after he’s just finished one he loved. Colby Sharp, the co-founder of The Nerdy Book Club Blog, selected follow ups that will be the perfect match. These ideas are page-turners!<p><b>For Kids Who Liked:</b> <i>Look Look!</i> by Peter</b> …

The Best Things That Happen When You Get A Divorce

No matter how amicable or conscious your uncoupling may be, parting ways from your spouse is, more often than not, a devastatingly painful life …

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

These Guitar Apps Will Teach You to Shred Like Slash

Mastering the guitar is a classic fantasy. But if you’re wary of hiring a teacher who’ll only show you the simplest chords while reminiscing about the time he opened for Sugar Ray, consider going digital. This might be the best time in history to learn (or relearn) the instrument from home. Whether …

Mark Wahlberg Is Sleazy and Opportunistic. Should We Be Surprised?

The actor has come under fire for demanding $1.5M—1,500 times that of co-star Michelle Williams—for reshoots to ‘All the Money in the World.’ And …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard)

It's not just about working hard. It's about what you devote your time to.<p>It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …

Fat fighting drug could let you lose weight without dieting

You want to lose weight, but you don't want to eat less – right? Well, when and if a new drug makes it to market, you may get your wish. Scientists …

Holistic Medicine

Study of sapiosexuality suggests some people really are sexually attracted to intelligence

A minority of people are genuinely turned on by intelligence, according to new psychology research. The study, recently published online in the …

Kernel panic! What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device?

If you’re confused by the avalanche of early reports, denials, and conflicting statements about the massive security issues announced today, don’t worry — you’re far from the only one. Here’s what you need to know about Meltdown and Spectre, the two huge bugs that affect practically every computer …

'Fat Cat Thursday': top bosses earn workers' annual salary by lunchtime

Independent study of pay gap finds FTSE 100 bosses earning more in three days than typical worker will receive in entire year<p>Bosses of top British companies will have made more money by lunchtime on Thursday than the average UK worker will earn in the entire year, according to an independent …

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

15 things a divorce lawyer wants you to know

Like the most common cause and the varying cost.<p>In 2014, the Office for National Statistics released data that suggested 42% of modern day couples get divorced - and in 2017, it was confirmed that divorce rates had risen for the first time in a decade - which isn't the hugely encouraging figure you …

How ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ Deleted Scenes Change the Entire Movie When Added Back In — Watch

Michel Gondry removed Ellen Pompeo's Naomi from the movie for a very good reason.<p>“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is one of the most beloved …

Ellen Pompeo

Top 10 Things Pagans Carry With Them

January 1, 2018 by Astrea<p>I asked online pagan, Wiccan, and witch communities what witchy or magical items they carried around with them on a daily …

10 things you can do right now to make your brain sharper

What can you do to make your brain work better, especially as you age? Science has a lot to say on this topic. Here’s a list of some things you can …

The Brain