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What Happens to My Debt After I Die?

It doesn't all just go away.<p>Almost everyone dies with some debt. Some of it may die with you, but if you haven't planned accordingly, your estate …

Personal Finance

Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available …

Privacy

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says

Survey of 38,000 adults shows 65% higher mortality rate for adults getting five hours’ sleep a night unless balanced with longer snooze on ‘days off’<p>Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are right to be concerned. Researchers have found that adults under the age of 65 …

Sleep

'Bullsh*t Jobs' is the One Book Every Millennial and Generation Z New Graduate Should Read

Chances are, at some point in your life, you might end up in what’s known in anthropology as a 'Bullsh*t Job'When I graduated college in the late …

Employment

The 25 Best Hair Tips That Pro Stylists Have Ever Told Us

There are good hair days. And then there are days when Hot Damn, your hair has never looked this good in your entire life. The main difference between the two is that the latter typically occurs because you had a professional handling things — like when you get a blowout after a trim, or when your …

Hair

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Critical Thinking

Meet the ‘Difficult’ Women Who Wrote Their Own Rules

These 29 women weren’t willing to be anything but fully themselves, from Jane Goodall to Frida Kahlo to Billie Jean King.<p>“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun,” Katharine Hepburn once remarked. So, in honor of Mother’s Day, we have asked Karen Karbo, author of <i>In Praise of Difficult …

Feminism

7 Major Schools of Thought in Psychology

When psychology first emerged as a science separate from biology and philosophy, the debate over how to describe and explain the human mind and …

Psychology

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath—she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance …

Pets

This Easy Hair Hack Will Take Your Ponytail to the Next Level

Kristin Ess, the genius behind Lucy Hale's gorgeous hair, will never cease to amaze me. Not only are her creations to die for, but they also are fairly easy to re-create in the comfort of our own homes. Recently, she started sharing quick tutorials on her Instagram page, and one of them …

Hair

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …

Immune System

Five Things You Should Know About GDPR

The GDPR deadline is fast approaching. Are you ready?<p>The incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) launch is a hot topic at the moment, and that's not surprising. After all, it's the most significant change to data protection laws in several years, and it also includes the deployment of …

Personal Data

U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

The U.S. health care system has been subject to heated debate over the past decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the level of …

15 beauty products on Amazon with a cult following

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Buying makeup and …

Skin Care

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

13 Facts About The "Game Of Thrones" Music You Might Not Know

Didgeridoos and cellos and pianos, oh my!

TV Series

Build a Bat House - Garden for Wildlife | National Wildlife Federation

I love bats because mosquitoes LOVE to bite me. Pesticides can be harmful to mosquitoes’ predators as well as mosquitoes. According to Bat …

Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them during a meeting

“A few weeks ago at work,” Jennifer Lawrence wrote in an essay for Lenny (yup, I guess I’m subscribed to Lenny now! Well played, Lena Dunham). “I …

Madeleine Albright Knows Fascism When She Sees It

The former secretary of state endured Nazi and Communist regimes as a child, so she doesn’t toss the word ‘fascism’ around lightly. And she thinks …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Albert Einstein

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiome

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

To work for society, data scientists need a hippocratic oath with teeth

One person unsurprised by the unfolding data scandals surrounding Cambridge Analytica and Facebook is Cathy O’Neil. In 2016 Cathy published her book</i> …

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

Infographics

When do you know you're old enough to die? Barbara Ehrenreich has some answers

With her latest book, Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich notes that there’s an age at which death no longer requires much explanation<p>Four years ago, Barbara Ehrenreich, 76, reached the realisation that she was old enough to die. Not that the author, journalist and political activist was sick; she …

Breast Cancer

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

You don't need to be a pro to sell your photos online

Earn a little cash from stock photography websites.<p>If you have a passion for photography, you don't have to wait for your big break. While you work on your craft, you can earn money by selling your pictures on stock photo sites.<p>This is a great way to get cash from a hobby you already enjoy, but …

Selling