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You Won't Believe What a Roth IRA Can Do for You

Don't assume that annual $5,500 contributions won't amount to much. They can grow to surprising sums -- like $500,000 or more.<p>Compare the maximum …

Retirement

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous browsing method by masking the page you’re viewing not …

Encryption

What are ETFs? A beginner’s guide to exchange-traded funds

<b>Pop the champagne! Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, recently celebrated a milestone birthday: January marked 25 years since the world’s largest ETF</b> …

Investing

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

Are Google’s ‘Reply’ smart responses useful to you, or are they impersonal? [Poll]

For some time now, Google has been adding quick responses to its apps such as Gmail and Allo. But a new app out of Google’s Area 120 called Reply brings smart quick responses to all of your favorite messaging apps.<p>In your opinion, are quick responses like those created by Reply a useful tool or …

Apps

Android P can ban background apps from recording audio

We’re more conscious of what’s recording us all the time now more than ever. It’s come into our homes in the form of smart speakers and it really …

Apps

20 Reasons to Search With Bing

It may seem too late to shake up the web search market, but Microsoft's Bing offers an alternative to Google that may surprise you with some powerful …

AdWords

Chrome OS and Android Integration may go beyond SMS according to the latest commits

When the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were released, there was a rather interesting system app that was pre-installed on the two devices. Called …

Google

Hands on: Google’s ‘Reply’ app uses AI for quick responses and automatic replies in your notifications [Video]

We all get a ton of notifications every day, and a vast majority of them come from messaging apps. In the past year or so, Google has made strides in making it easier to reply to emails with “Smart Replies,” and made that same tech available to the likes of Android Messages. Now, after being …

Apps

This App is Fire: GIF Toaster

<i>Everyone’s using the same app to check Facebook, send tweets, or take pictures. Boring. This App is Fire is here to take a look at some of the best</i> …

Apps

Racist Preconceptions and an Ongoing Cover-Up Mark the Attica Rebellion's Legacy

Attica is a powerful reminder that people living behind bars are human beings, says Heather Ann Thompson, author of <i>Blood in the Water: The Attica</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Comics

The best fried chicken in Chicago

The great Chicago fried chicken renaissance of recent years has shown no signs of levelling off. These days, it seems like the city is awash in …

Cooking

Stop Spending Money: 401k Breakdown

Let’s take a look at savers vs. non-savers.<p>See if your employer offers a match for 401k contributions.<p>After contributing to the 401k, investors …

Investing

Why Bonds Are More Important to Your Financial Portfolio Than You May Realize

Their returns typically tend to be less than eye-popping, but when stocks hit the skids, investors may well appreciate their reliability.<p>Remember the …

Investing

Where are the black ballplayers in baseball?

Our series begins with pitchers and catchers at the Dream Series<p><i>This is the first in a series “Where are the black ballplayers?” in which we dive</i> …

Camden Yards

How to Achieve Mindfulness in 30 Minutes (and Finally Get What All the Hype Is About)

You’ve been hearing about mindfulness everywhere—books, videos, conferences, bumper stickers, and on and on. Friends, colleagues, casual …

Heal, Cleanse, and Thrive With 51 Little-Known Lemon Tricks

Let me ask you a question:<p>How many times have you felt ill, tired, or grouchy, then reached for a packaged ‘solution’ at the grocery store, and …

Wellness

If you’re not investing, you should be. There’s a sale in the stock market right now.

Attention, discount shoppers, the recent stock market dive is like a holiday weekend sale. This is your chance to get stocks for less.<p>There has been a lot of advice for investors. Don’t panic, the experts say.<p>“Stay the course. This is normal, despite the very placid market environment we saw in …

Stock Markets

I drank lemon water every morning for a week — and I saw results

Winter can be a difficult time to stay healthy when it seems like everyone around you is infected with the flu. Although there are many natural remedies and precautions you can take to try and fight these nasty viruses, sometimes, their attack is just too strong. So this winter, I decided to try …

Alternative Medicine

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson traded ... to New York Yankees

Four-time Pro Bowler has played minor league baseball Wilson highly unlikely ever to play in major leagues<p>Not content with adding the National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to their set-up this off-season, the New York Yankees have decided to pick up a Super Bowl champion.<p>On Wednesday, the Yankees …

Baseball

Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Release Tons of Toxic Mercury

Scientists have found large natural stores of the toxin in the Arctic. It's not clear how much will get into food webs as the planet warms.<p>Scientists have uncovered another hidden threat buried in the icy frozen north—massive natural reserves of mercury, a toxic heavy metal that in some forms can …

Global Warming

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

7 ways to lose more weight with HIIT

Two weeks. That’s how long it takes to gain results you can see and feel using HIIT. Over 14 days you build the same endurance and power with 135 …

HIIT

Warren Buffett's Playbook for a Stock Market Correction

Worried about the stock market's volatile drop? The Oracle of Omaha's wisdom can guide you through it.<p>The stock market officially dipped into a …

Investing

Scientists reveal 10,000-year-old British man had dark skin and blue eyes

The face of a 10,000-year-old British skeleton nicknamed "Cheddar Man" has been revealed after research carried out by a team of scientists at …

University College London

How to lose weight around your stomach, fast

There's a reason Men's Health has become synonymous with internet-breaking transformations. A rite of passage for staff members and our fitness …

Fitness

The New Tax Law’s Subtle Subversion of Public Schools

The law will facilitate private-school attendance and put more obstacles in front of the neediest students.<p><i>This story was updated on February 7, 2018.</i><p>American public schools have long been, and remain, deeply unequal. At the most dilapidated and underperforming schools, teachers are blamed for …

Education

BLM activist fatally shot while biking late at night in New Orleans

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Black Lives Matter activist who rose to prominence after the South Carolina State House Confederate flag controversy was killed in New Orleans while riding his bike late at night, police said.<p>An officer -- responding to a call of shots fired, which was upgraded to a call of aggravated …

Justice

7 Simple Reasons to Invest in a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k)

Get the scoop on how tax reform affects retirement account choices and 7 ways a Roth IRA or at work gives you huge tax benefits, access to funds, and …

Retirement