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I called Equifax to find out if I’d been affected but it just hung up on me, three times

People haven’t had much success online trying to find out if their Social Security number was included in a massive Equifax breach (affecting possibly half the U.S.) reported earlier today, so I called Equifax’s emergency response line to see what I could find out.<p>The company put up a website …

Study: Plastic Fibers Contaminate Tap Water Worldwide

According to a new study, plastic fibers are contaminating tap water around the world. The study, led by Orb Media, found that 83 percent of tap …

Blue light therapy for acne: Benefits, side effects, and costs

Blue light therapy is a noninvasive treatment for acne that uses light to kill certain bacteria on the skin.<p>A form of phototherapy, blue light …

Skin Care

Air Conditioning Is a Lifesaver. It’s Also a Potential Disaster

There’s hot and then there’s extreme hot. Hot is uncomfortable. Extreme hot pushes the limits of human survival. In late May, mercury readings soared …

6 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Situation

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Critical Thinking

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How to Do It | Inc.com

I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how this works on both psychological and spiritual levels.<p>You Need To Decide What You …

Self-improvement

What Mixing Weed and Alcohol Does to Your Body

Researchers now understand the science behind the crossfade.<p>I rarely mix weed and alcohol—but when I do, I become more silent than a hermit crab floating in space.<p>But pursuing the high that results from combining the two drugs—known as a "crossfade"—isn't uncommon. Researchers, however, are still …

25 graphic design freebies to make your life easier

In an ideal world, we would carefully, lovingly handcraft every graphic design asset ourselves. But in the real world of tight deadlines and squeezed …

Industrial Design: Tableware for Visually Impaired People

I really do take a great joy featuring projects that use design to help others. It is the very case with Eatsy, adaptive tableware for the visually …

10 Free Wireframe Kits To Speed Up Your Design Workflow

The wireframing process is crucial to every new UI project. Before you get into the colors and typography you have to consider the user experience …

Wireframing

A Marine’s 6-Step Plan to Getting Mentally Tough

Were the Ancient Egyptians Black or White? Scientists Now Know

Egyptologists, writers, scholars, and others, have argued the race of the ancient Egyptians since at least the 1970’s. Some today believe they were …

Ancient History

8 mobile apps to make real money

Times are rough and everyone can use a couple of extra bucks for the holidays.<p>Fear not though, tech has come to save you (sort of, provided you don’t need any <i>serious</i> cash) with apps that let you earn real money from an Android or iOS device.<p>There’s certainly no shortage to choose from, but many …

Apps

13 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Startup Before You Start It | Inc.com

In a previous post, I explained that investors are now, or will soon be, using big data--including browsing and purchasing history--to decide whether you're worth betting on.<p>I asked the source for that post, Steve Goodman, founder and CEO of Restless Bandit, for some pointers for protecting …

Investing

Wavebox is the most powerful Mac email client I’ve ever used

With Google Apps, Trello, and Slack built in<p>The perfect email app is a bit of a unicorn. Countless companies and startups have tried, and many have failed, to perfect the inbox experience and make peace with email and its soul-crushing inevitability in our modern digital lives. The goal is to make …

Why financial advisers prefer ETFs over mutual funds

Hello ETFs. Goodbye mutual funds.<p>Exchange-traded funds or ETFs are the investment vehicle that advisers use and recommend more than any other type of …

The Perfect Morning Ritual, According to Science

Even if you're not a morning person.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point …

10 Must

There are plenty of great books out there. But most people have one incredible book that completely changed their perspective and the trajectory of …

Reminder: Complete Mobile App Design From Scratch, Design 15 Apps, Save 15%

Just a quick reminder for our readers about our awesome <b>Complete Mobile App Design From Scratch bundle</b> in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store.<p>The Complete …

Apps

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

A garment originally made for astronauts is saving the lives of new mothers in developing countries

In 1969, medical researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center were referred an unusual patient: a local California woman who had given birth to a healthy baby, but who kept hemorrhaging dangerous amounts of blood.<p>While doctors at Stanford University Hospital gave the hemorrhage patient a blood …

Medicine

Refugee Turned Fintech Chief Aims to Upend a $444 Billion Market

Refugee, economist, whistle-blower, entrepreneur -- Ismail Ahmed has played many roles in his odyssey from war-torn Somalia to London’s fintech …

University of London

8 words to avoid when you want to seem confident, according to an executive coach

Word choice can be the difference between getting your opinion brushed aside or having someone take your opinion seriously.<p>If you would like it to be the latter (which you obviously should), it's time for a quick check-up on your office vocab.<p>We spoke with Joel Garfinkle, executive coach and author …

8 body language tricks to be more successful at work

Perception is reality. So how can you carry yourself with confidence to get ahead at work?<p>We spoke with body-language expert Lillian Glass, who has …

Public Speaking

AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare

As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin predicts artificial intelligence (AI) won’t be a threat to American jobs over the next several decades, and still others opine on why he is wrong, both sides are missing an important point: No matter the pace of change as AI makes in-roads into the …

Artificial Intelligence

New stem cell invented that can grow into any tissue in the body, study finds

Salk Institute and Chinese researchers said they have created a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other grown in the lab.<p>The …

How the Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of | Inc.com

I was eleven years old when my family got its first computer in 1981. It didn't do much. Mostly, I used it for writing reports for school and playing video games. My dad also ran some spreadsheets to help him run his business, but for the most part, the family computer was something us kids spent …

Internet of Things

A guide to designing and giving perfect presentations

Seventy-five percent of people have anxiety over public speaking, an infographic from The Business Backer says.<p>Additionally, 75 percent of people who …

10 essential TED talks for UX designers

<i>Leading web design conference</i> <i>Generate New York</i> <i>is taking place 25-27 April 2018. Speakers include Dan Mall, Val Head, Donna Lichaw, Jason Lengstorf</i> …

UX Design

Top 10 Best Deep Web Search Engines to Explore Hidden Web

When you go online to search for something you either go to search engines such as Google or Bing. You probably think that if it doesn’t show up on …

Engines