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I Tried 6 Money-Saving Hacks And Here's What Actually Worked

Two apps, a money jar, and a new bullet journal addition actually saved me a whole lot of cash in just one month.

Personal Finance

We now have the first clear evidence cell phone radiation can cause cancer in rats

This week, following three days of live-broadcast peer review sessions, experts concluded that a pair of federal studies show “clear evidence” that cell phone radiation caused heart cancer in male rats.<p>This substantially changes the debate on whether cell phone use is a cancer risk. Up until this …

Cancer

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

hair loss

Best jobs future growth

The best jobs of the future will be abundant and well-paying.Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr<p>When looking for one of the best jobs of the future, two considerations will be crucial: what jobs are well-paying, and what jobs will expand dramatically in the next decade?<p>Jobs …

Employment

The Best Shield For Protecting Your Identity? Try Adopting 4 New Habits

The dark web. Hackers. Your identity for sale. Fraudulent credit card accounts. Unfortunately, last week’s news of the mammoth data breach of the consumer credit reporting giant Equifax and the reported millions of individuals’ social security numbers and personal data at risk is just the latest …

Identity Theft

8 simple ways to save money

Sometimes the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started. It can be difficult to figure out simple ways to save money and how to use …

5 steps to get started with saving

Costs add up fast, and building your savings can seem like a pipe dream. But small changes now can yield big benefits later. Follow these basic steps …

13 pieces of money advice you can't afford to ignore

But missing the most important — and often most basic — words of wisdom could end up costing you big time.<p>To help out, we combed through our archives to round up the best money advice from financial planners, bestselling authors, and the second-richest man on earth, that will help you save and earn …

Personal Finance

The Most Important Money Lesson You Should Teach Your Kids

My son tells me I eavesdrop on random parent conversations too much. I just can’t help myself. It’s endlessly fascinating. Take this one.<p>Recently, a dad and his daughter entered a small shop where I was browsing. The girl, who looked maybe nine, immediately grabbed a bracelet from a display and …

Self Control

The Best and Worst Presidential Memoirs

Jefferson set an impossibly high standard for subsequent presidents in many areas, including memoir. No one matched him until Grant, and since then …

This is the single best diet for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

We thinking less about diets as being for rapid weight loss and more about for creating lifestyle changes that stick.<p>To help people sift through the noise and find science-backed plans that work for years rather than weeks, US News & World Report ranked 38 eating plans.<p>The rankings considered …

Nutrition

Stocks as a Gift for Your Kids Could Pay Dividends

Are you searching for a gift for a young person in your life that will last a lot longer than the paper it’s wrapped in? Here’s a possible solution: …

Investing

What Grandmothers Can Teach Science About Autism

Women who have raised a child with autism may have the ability to spot subtle signs of the condition in their grandchildren.<p>Phylis Campbell was surprised when her son Gregory was diagnosed with autism just before his 16th birthday in 1991. As far as she knew, the condition didn’t run in her family. …

Autism

Whitener, sensitive teeth, plaque fighter: How to choose a toothpaste

You want to use the best products to clean your teeth, but how can you choose from among the dozens of types available? Start with the fundamentals of what an effective toothpaste should contain: fluoride to strengthen enamel and a mild abrasive such as calcium carbonate or micronized silica to …

Dentistry

Why I Run My Household Like a Business (and You Should Too)

It may sound complicated, but in the end it saves you money and time.<p>Before I started up my blog, I spent my free time as a dedicated volunteer for …

Personal Finance

Now You Know: Who Was the First U.S. President to Wear Pants?

<i>Do you have a question about history? Send us your question at history@time .com and you might find your answer in a future edition of Now You …

John Quincy Adams

Lost at Sea on the Brink of the Second World War

When Berta Doff met Ben Cohn, in 1936, she was twenty-one years old, tall and confident, with the diction of an elocution instructor, which in fact she was. Having attended college in Boston, she also worked as the host of radio programs, in New Haven, Connecticut, where she had grown up. On one …

Cape Town

Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

The Brain

2016 Tax Planning Ideas For People 50+

Passing the half-century mark brings with it new tax and financial concerns. In particular, estate planning and planning for retirement take on more importance.<p>Below are six tax planning considerations of special interest to those over age 50. To effectively implement planning, it is helpful to …

Retirement

Scientific Reasons Household Items Make You Happy - How to Make Your Home Happy

1 Green or yellow walls<p>Getty<p>Out of the entire rainbow, a study from Vrije University in Amsterdam found that these two hues evoked the most feelings …

Happiness

Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

The debate has brought hundreds of scientists and ethicists from 20 countries to a highly unusual, three-day meeting in Washington on the ethics of human gene editing.<p>"We could be on the cusp of a new era in human history," Nobel laureate David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology …

Genetics

9 Worst Home Improvement Projects That Decrease Resale Value

Homeowners make upgrades to their property for many reasons: cosmetic face-lifts, mechanical upgrades, and renovations with an eye toward boosting …

“The bees are trying to tell us something”: We may want to listen to the animal our survival depends on

Scientific evidence points to one of the causes of bee deaths–as corporate interests work to discredit the science<p><i>There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches perfection. No living creature, not even man, has achieved, in the centre of his sphere, what the bee has achieved in her own:</i> …

Ecology

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in others (like attentional control).<p>Now, provocative new research from Oxford University …

The Brain

Hidden Faults Explain Earthquakes in Fracking Zones

Oklahoma, Ohio and Arkansas have experienced an unusually large number of earthquakes in recent years.<p>The shaking is rising at the same time that oil …

The Experimental Cookie: Teaching Kids Science Through Baking

If you spend any time around cooks, you might hear some version of this comment: “Cooking is an art. But baking… ooh, that’s science.”<p>What people mean, usually, is that baking requires precision and relies on chemistry. Neglect kneading your bread dough, and you’ll forego the development of the …

The 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Kitchen

Use this cleaning checklist to kill all the germs in your cooking zone.<p>Think your kitchen is squeaky clean? Not so fast. "Moisture and food particles make it the perfect environment for growing germs that can make you sick," says Kelly A. Reynolds, PhD, an environmental microbiologist at the …

E.coli

The new atheist commandments: Science, philosophy and principles to replace religion

Atheism need not be reactionary — it can offer constructive rules to live by. Stand back, Moses: Here’s our shot<p><i>"Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”</i> — Lewis Carroll, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i><p>*<p>We begin by suggesting a framework of secular …

Winter Road Salt – the Next Acid Rain? – May Threaten Adirondack “Queen of American Lakes”

Changing Planet<p>Is road salt the next acid rain? Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains may hold the answer. (Image courtesy Lake George Association)<p><b>Tendrils of fog curl above the waters of the Queen of American Lakes, as Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains is known. Biting winds</b> …

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Do We Really Need It?

Changing our clocks twice a year doesn't really save energy, for starters.<p>It's that time again: Across most of the United States, daylight savings time (DST) will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, when clocks will fall back to standard time.<p>Most American clocks will spring forward again in early …