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Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem

Yes, Apple may have big iPhone plans for 2018 (including one potential game changer) but first, the company has to sort out a new mess with its existing models. Today Apple was forced to admit two of its record-breaking models suffer from a fundamental design defect…<p>The credit for this discovery …

Mobile Technology

Reality Check: Obamacare Greatly Worsened Retention Rates In The Non-Group Market

Charles Gaba, who runs the ACASign-ups website, recently claimed that under Obamacare, “individual market enrollment retention patterns haven’t changed since 2006.” More specifically, he asserts that “the 12-month retention rate trend since the ACA exchanges launched is actually slightly higher …

Health Care

Myanmar's finance minister resigns: president

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's Finance Minister Kyaw Win has resigned, President Win Myint said on Friday, weeks after local media first reported he was under investigation for alleged corruption.<p>Kyaw Win was "allowed to resign," the president said in a short statement posted on the presidency's …

Aung San Suu Kyi

US News Websites Down In Europe As New Privacy Laws Go Into Effect

Several media conglomerate websites are currently down in Europe as they have failed to comply with the European Union’s dramatic new privacy laws …

Privacy

How the New Tax Law Affects Your Real Estate Business

Tax reform should have a positive impact on the real estate sector. Make sure your business is prepared for these major changes.<p>4 min read<p>The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brings big tax changes to the real estate sector, the likes of which haven't been seen since the Tax Reform Act of …

Real Estate

You May Want to Stop Drinking Protein Shakes After Workouts — Here's Why

You may want to reconsider your favorite post-workout protein shake. A recent study found that people who consume protein supplements as a snack in between meals may have a harder time managing their weight.<p>Researchers found that the consumption of protein supplements are effective in increasing …

Nutrition

Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build An Adjustable Sawhorse

Add this ingenious, handy, adjustable sawhorse to your jobsite arsenal.<p>Every workshop needs a couple of sawhorses, and this design is especially …

Woodworking

Congress Challenges New 'Super OPEC'

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is cutting production to drive oil prices up — classic cartel behavior. This time, though, they are expanding the club, trying to corner the global oil market. In a rare feat of bipartisanship, the U.S. Congress is trying to put its foot down.<p>In …

Oil

Marines' new Switchblade drones will unleash lethal mini missiles

Marines will soon be even more deadly - and safer - with their new extremely lethal Switchblades.<p>When you think of a switchblade, you think of a smallish knife that fits in a pocket, right?<p>Marines will soon have in their hands entirely different breed of Switchblades – these are smart, flying …

Military

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

Self-improvement

Why Business Owners Need to Leave Facebook Right Now

It's suicidal to market your business on a platform that can cease to exist at any given moment, including any social media platform. Here's why.<p>In an effort to fight the proliferation of fake news on its platform, Facebook has announced steps to stop the spread of misleading content on its …

Customers

10 Tips to Strengthen Your Family's Bonds

Happy families have strong family bonds. As the leaders of the family unit, parents have to be responsible for strengthening and protecting these …

Kids

Malware Infects 500,000 Routers and Network Devices in 54 Countries, What You Should Do

A new pervasive cyberthreat has been discovered in the devices of many small business and home workers. Amazingly, it probably could have been prevented (and possibly eliminated) with a simple DIY fix.<p>A new malware, known as VPNFilter, recently identified by Cisco Talos Intelligence Group, may have …

Routers

The strangest (and tastiest) ways people drink coffee around the world

Americans love coffee – and for good reason. It reportedly has a host of health benefits (that is, if it doesn’t cause cancer); in some ways, it …

Coffee

The 11 Best Toddler Shoes to Buy in 2018

Until your child learns to walk, any shoes you buy for her are probably more about the aesthetic (how cute are those bunny ears?) than actual …

Shoes

The Secret to Juicy Grilled Pork Chops Every Time

Have you ever eaten a pork chop that’s oddly reminiscent of shoe rubber? Even if it's swimming in a sauce or covered with an exotic spice rub, …

BBQ

Gut bacteria mechanism behind the anti-seizure effects of ketogenic diet uncovered

The ketogenic diet was originally developed a century ago to treat children with severe epilepsy, but how it actually worked was always unclear. Now …

Ketogenic Diet

Thailand arrests senior monks in temple raids to clean up Buddhism

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police raided four Buddhist temples on Thursday, arresting several prominent monks and worshippers in the year's biggest such operation amid a crackdown on illegal financial dealings by temples.<p>The raids are the military government's latest bid to reform Buddhism, which is …

Buddhism

5 Ways to Boost Your Router Security

A new kind of malware is hitting WiFi routers around the world, and security researchers say consumers should tighten the security on their own home …

Wi-Fi

3 surprising tips for marinating meat

Some cooks swear by marinades, claiming that they flavor any cut of meat inside and out. You might be surprised to know that science is not exactly on their side! It’s been proven over and over again that marinating meat <i>does</i>add flavor and tenderness, but only to a certain degree. Before you start …

BBQ

This is what you actually have to do to get a six-pack

Every female physique is beautiful, no matter what shape or size it is. But if you're dead keen on getting a six-pack for summer, you should know …

Fitness

How Long Does it Take to Potty Train a Toddler?

Parents often wonder how long it should take to potty train their toddlers, but there's no hard-and-fast rule. Some children learn in a matter of …

Parenting

REVEALED: Secret Iranian Missile Base Found, Experts Think It's Building Long Range Missiles, Report Says

A new report from The New York Times on Wednesday revealed that weapons expert have discovered a secret Iranian missile base in the remote Iranian …

North Korea

How gut microbes are joining the fight against cancer

NEWS FEATURE<p>The intestinal microbiome seems to influence how well some cancer drugs work. But is the science ripe for clinical trials?<p>Giorgia …

Microbiology

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Creative Writing

When Your Child Should Stop Using Diapers

<b>Question:</b> Should I Stop Using Diapers?<p>A mom asks:<p>"My son will be 4 years old soon. He does a great job peeing on the potty and he has gone poop …

Parenting

How Guys Slim Down in Waist Size

While being overweight can pose risks to your health, excess fat is especially dangerous if it is around your waist and can ead to a variety of …

Fitness

For decades Thomas Kuhn struggled to square the thought of an independent reality with the thesis of a changing world. He died feeling like a failure

For decades Thomas Kuhn struggled to square the thought of an independent reality with the thesis of a changing world. He died feeling like a failure

Philosophy

Huge Cache of Human Bones Has Revealed 'Barbarian' War Rituals During The Roman Empire

What they did to their dead is... interesting.<p>Archaeologists in Denmark have made a rare and extremely valuable find. Preserved in wetlands peat …

Archaeology

The first-ever five-star hotel in the Azores set to reopen 27 years after it closed

Closed for 27 years, and completely abandoned for the past eight, hotel Monte Palace in São Miguel island (Azores, Portugal) is set to reopen as a newly revamped hotel in 2021. Located on one of the most famous viewpoints on the island (<i>Vista do Rei</i>), that overlooks the blue and green lagoons of …

European Travel