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16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy …

A hacker explains the best way to browse the internet anonymously

While it may seem difficult these days to remain anonymous online, it's not impossible. We spoke with Kevin Mitnick, author of "The Art of Invisibility," who told us the one tool you should be using if you want to protect your identity.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Security

This Man’s 3-Year-Long Proposal Wins for Most Original Way to Pop the Question

Pretty much any engagement story is romantic, ya know, if it happens to have a happy ending. But some folks put so much thought and effort into their proposals, it’s no wonder that their S.O. is completely swept away. Just take a peek at the delicious gelato proposal, the mammoth mountain proposal, …

Six Stretches to Help Your Stiff Back Feel and Move Better

The reasons for feeling discomfort along your back are pretty complex, but too much sitting or staying in one position for too long can be among the …

The 3 x 30 Workout Routine Is Perfect For People Who Can't Work Out Consistently

If you have a hard time exercising consistently, maybe you need to reframe your ideals around working out. One sub-par workout, for instance, is …

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life

Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of cases in which human beings peak well into middle and old age.<p>Teenagers may have vitality on their side, but older people are generally more …

Nobel Prize

Netflix's catalog has shrunk by a whopping 50% in the past few years

Since 2012, Netflix's selection of titles has dropped over 50%, from roughly 11,000 titles to about 5,300, according to streaming blog Exstreamist, which cites multiple former Netflix employees.<p>Extreamist's sources estimate the height of Netflix's catalog size was in 2012, before the company began …

TV shows

Messenger is about to get its own Snapchat-esque 'Stories' feature

After seeing Instagram launch ‘Stories’ in August, it seems Facebook wanted in on the fun. The blatant rip of one of Snapchat’s key features is making its way to a second Facebook-owned platform, Messenger, at least for testing.<p>‘Messenger Day,’ lets users post photos and videos, with filters, that …

9 Toughest Sunscreens for Men 2016

7 high-intensity workout methods for greater muscle growth

By now, you’re probably pretty comfortable with your weight training routine. Bench on Mondays, leg day on Thursday, and plenty of protein shakes …

8 pre-workout foods that are upsetting your stomach

You know when your body’s running at its best. You feel energized, powerful, and utterly invincible in the gym. Much of that can be attributed to …

10 best CrossFit workouts for weight loss

A level-with-you fact: If you do CrossFit, you will almost certainly drop fat. “High-intensity interval training, common to CrossFit, is very …

Workouts

Google just did something most cable companies wouldn't even think of

Fox, the network hosting the event, claims some responsibility for the events: The company posted a statement Tuesday night confirming a "rare electronics failure" that knocked out power in its truck. The Fox broadcast experienced numerous other technical difficulties.<p>But Google also claimed …

The recession fearmongers might have it dead wrong

The recession fearmongers might be dead wrong.<p>We recently detailed why some economists are spooked about the economy.<p>Harvard professor Larry Summers also noted that the consensus of economists has failed to forecast a recession one year in advance in post-war America. So, once again, we may not …

Economics

TransferWise has 450 staff but has only ever hired 12 managers — and 5 didn't last

But Kristo Käärmann, the co-founder of the international money transfer business, has revealed the company has a pretty unusual approach to management.<p>In a blog post last week, he said TransferWise doesn't like to hire managers, instead letting natural team leaders emerge.<p>Käärmann says TransferWise …

Brainwaves

Facebook's 3-step plan to take over the rest of the world

Facebook has its eyes set on global domination, and it's quickly executing on its plan to get there.<p>Earlier this week, the company rolled out a new kind of ad format meant to bring a video experience to low-bandwidth emerging markets.<p>Throughout the launch event, the main refrain was how Facebook …

Emerging Markets

Microsoft has trapped its biggest partners between a rock and a hard place

Sales in the PC industry are declining at around 11% per quarter, according to IDC, causing drops in profits for PC makers. Microsoft is somewhat insulated from this decline thanks to big enterprise sales, but the company's increased focus on hardware with the new Surface Book Pro — a high-end …

Windows 10

Obama on Oregon shooting: 'Somehow this has become routine'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Powerless to act after yet another mass shooting, all the president of the United States could do was vent.<p>Barack Obama has clasped grieving parents close. His voice has broken as he's read aloud the names of murdered kids. He's wept in the White House briefing room. He's raged …

Ditch The Faux Hoverboard And Commute With Gi FlyBike, A Foldable Electric Bike

Forget electric skateboards and faux hoverboards. One startup is trying to convince commuters to stick to the good old-fashioned bicycle. Meet the Gi FlyBike, a folding electric bike that can travel up to 40 miles on one charge.<p>The bike, which is now available on Kickstarter, will also be for sale …

Pump Up Your Pecs

Why is this the best chest workout you’re <i>not</i> doing? Well, because no one’s ever shown you how to perform these unique variations of classic …

Workouts

Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom on Benevolence, Happiness, and Kindness

“Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love.”<p><i>“Spiritual health and material well-being are not enemies: they are natural allies,”</i> wrote E.F. Schumacher in his timeless clarion call for “Buddhist economics,” …

IBM Is Acquiring The Weather Company

IBM is making a play to obtain large amounts of data about an unexpected topic: the weather. This morning, the tech company announced it is acquiring the digital and data assets of the Weather Company, which owns the Weather Channel and is one of the world’s largest aggregators of weather-related …

A-list investors back Convoy's plan to streamline freight operations

In a world full of silly apps, it’s nice to see a startup tackling a real problem, like making sure the stuff that people make and sell gets …

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

The 15-Minute Leg Workout for Monster Quads

Phil Gephart, C.S.C.S., M.S., for Muscle & FitnessMonster QuadsSquat and pull your way to bigger, stronger legs.This workout requires a loaded …

The Ingredient Your Post-Workout Shake Could Be Missing

Recovery SuppHMB helps guys feel less sore and get back to the gym faster.You know that getting some form of protein is essential for sustaining lean …

What’s the Deal with Old-Man Strength?

Amy Roberts, CPTOld-Man StrengthHow to get stronger with age.Every once in a while, a burly middle-ager makes headlines for a feat of strength, like …

You'll soon be able to jailbreak your tablet, smart TV and cars

The Librarian of Congress has issued new rules (PDF) on Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemptions, which will allow people to examine, modify and install third-party software in their tablets, smart TVs and vehicles.<p>Set to become law about a year from now, the exemptions enable people to …

Library of Congress

Millennial eyes are ripe for mobile political ads, but campaigns aren't capitalizing

Millennials are computer, tablet and smartphone addicts who often shun cable TV and vote in small numbers—three facts that make them susceptible to a …