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Everyone's Obsessed With the Keto Diet—But Here's What You Should Know Before You Try It

Remember the low-fat diet craze? Back in the 1990s, we were told that swapping regular cookies and chips for those labeled "low fat" would be the ticket to easy weight loss and better health.<p>Today, we know the push toward fat-free actually made us fatter—and the diet pendulum has swung in the other …


Rule your home with custom voice commands for Alexa and Google Assistant

These days, it seems like everyone has a Google Home or Amazon Echo installed in their home. We rely on these devices to do just about everything for …

Smart Homes

Creating a Dramatic Black and White Image Using Only Lightroom

There are numerous ways to convert an image to black and white, each bringing with it its own balance of efficiency and artistic control. This method …


12 Social Media Marketing Mistakes Companies Make And How To Avoid Them

Do you actually have a social media marketing strategy or are you just going with the flow and hoping something comes from your vague efforts? Are …


18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

Here's Why Some Brains Really Are Smarter, According to This New Study

Are you 'neurally efficient'?<p>People with a higher IQ are more likely to have fewer connections between the neurons in the outer layer of their brain, …

The Brain

How to Deal With mshelper, the Latest Mac Malware

It’s been a long time since Apple could claim its computers were really virus-free. Even mighty Mac owners have to keep an eye out for the latest …


10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Zion National Park

Towering orange cliffs, smoldering red mountains and topaz-blue waters greet ardent hikers in Zion National Park. From the spine of vertigo-inducing …


Top Coolest Survival Gadgets to Keep You Alive in the Wilderness

Most people have no idea about what the basic survival gadgets are and how to use them. The newbies mostly waste their money on fancy tools that they …

Gear & Gadgets

What IS Worcestershire Sauce Really?

Ah, Worcestershire sauce. You use it in everything from Bloody Marys to beef stew, but do you actually know what’s in it? Heck, do you know how to …


427 Genius Ways To Make Everything You Own Look More Expensive

As my mother always said: "Fake it 'til you make it."

Christmas Trees

If you're taking vitamin D, you're probably taking too much

You might have a deficiency, but overdosing isn’t the answer.<p>Vitamins seem like something you can’t have too much of. Like too much ice cream on a sticky summer day—sure, you can technically go overboard, but the limit is <i>so high</i>, and what’s the worst thing that happens anyway? And unlike ice cream, …


4 Resume Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before

Yes, recruiters only spend six seconds reviewing your resume. No, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spend time on it.<p>You know the dream job you’ve been eyeing on that company’s website? Your resume is the first thing that’ll get you considered for it—granted you tell your professional story in a …


This Four-Ingredient Topping Will Enhance the Flavor of (Almost) Anything

This nut and seed crumble is packed with good-for-you omega-3s.<p>Sometimes all you need is a little sprinkle of something truly transformative to …

Healthy Eating

How to Check & Correct Your Autofocus: Tips for Fine-Tuning AF to Get Sharper Images

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated …


Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …


Finland offers free online Artificial Intelligence course to anyone, anywhere

Helsinki University and tech strategy firm Reaktor say they want to make Finland the world's most educated country in the field of artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Wifi Network Check can test the speed of all your connected devices

You won't have to bother with individual speed tests anymore.<p>As more electronic devices add Wi-Fi connectivity, you might have trouble pinpointing the problem if one of your gadgets has a slow internet connection. An update to Google Wifi's Network Check feature can help you with that …


10 Things You Don't Know about Yourself

You probably do not understand yourself as well as you think you do


Beginner's Guide to RV Trailers

Towable RVs are the least expensive way to get into RVing. That's because they are propelled by the family SUV or truck, making them much cheaper and …


The 20 most beautiful lakes in the US, ranked

1/<p>20. Lake Eklutna, Alaska<p>Less than an hour outside Anchorage, Lake Eklutna is an under-the-radar destination that can be explored by hiking, biking, …

National Parks

The Best Sleeping Bags and Pads of 2018

Sack out in something snug, breathable, and packable.<p>Marmot Ultra Elite 20 ($199)<p>We’d never guess that the Ultra Elite 20 is filled with anything but down—it’s that warm and compressible. But Marmot stuffed the bag with a mix of three cutting-edge synthetic fibers layered together in strips: one …


The WHO Just Declared War on The Single Most Dangerous Type of Fat

It could save 500,000 lives each year.<p>Heart disease kills more people around the world than anything else. More than 17 million people die every year …


15 unexpected things that happened to people when they lost weight

In a Reddit thread, someone asked users to share weird things that happened when they lost weight. Although INSIDER was unable to independently verify all of these stories, they are still shocking. It's also worth noting that these are not guaranteed side effects of weight loss — they just happened …


How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

M y patient, a math teacher and mother of three who spent 30 years standing in front of a classroom, gestured to her legs.<p>“What do you mean, ‘Live …


I Spent 50 Dollars on Instagram and This Is What Happened

For those of us trying to expand our social media presence, Instagram has been the king for quite some time. So what happens when you put a little …

Landscape Photography

U.S. kids' exposure to second-hand pot smoke may be rising

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of American parents are using marijuana when they still have children living at home, according to a new study that suggests cannabis may be complicating efforts to limit kids’ exposure to second-hand smoke.<p>Researchers examined data collected from 169,259 U.S. …

Public Health

The best home security cameras

When it comes to home security, the best solution is often the one that is easiest to use. Companies will always find new features to add to hype up …

Smart Homes

How to use your Instant Pot

It's not just a supercharged pressure cooker -- it's a way of life.<p>Instant Pot mania is far from over. The pressure cooker -- which lately has been shortened to Instapot -- continues to draw an obsessive, cult-like crowd of home cooks that have long forgotten about their slow cookers. Its name is …


Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot

New research demonstrates that injecting synthetically designed nanofibers in mice helps to break up the arterial plaque that is a hallmark of …

Medical Research