Andy Brown

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How to build a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi network

A great home Wi-Fi connection is something that was nice to have ten years ago but wasn’t something most people put a lot of effort into (and certainly not money). The iPhone was only a year old, the iPad wasn’t even out, and we certainly weren’t cutting the cord for streaming services. In 2008, I …

Wi-Fi

7 proven ways to get better sleep

Not getting enough sleep? Staying up too late? Try these smart home tips to help you sleep better.<p>While new technology has propelled our daily lives forward at breakneck speeds, making many parts of our lives simpler, ostensibly, it's affected us in other ways, as well. For instance, you might not …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Bob Harper's Favorite No-Equipment, Total-Body, Do-Anywhere Workout Moms Will Love

Proof you don't need fancy equipment or hours of free time to tackle an effective workout that will give you real results.<p>Walk into any full-size gym and there are more free weights and machines than most people know what to do with. There are kettlebells and resistance bands, battle ropes, and …

Workouts

Here’s what Facebook knows about you, and how to download all your data

Facebook has long allowed you to download an archive of all the data the social network has on you, and <i>HackerNoon’s</i> Georges Abi-Heila decided to find out exactly what company knows about its users …<p>Abi-Heila reports (via <i>TNW</i>) that his archive was a 500MB zip file, and it included everything from the …

This 20-minute abs workout from this celebrity trainer is all you’ll need

This 20-minute abs workout from this celebrity trainer is all you’ll need<p>You can never have too many options for working your core. Why? “A strong …

Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You is a morally challenging game about surveillance

Your privacy settings can’t save you<p><i>It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our new biweekly column</i> <i>Short Play</i> <i>we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend.</i><p>Digging through Facebook or Twitter to figure …

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

5G is coming — here’s what to expect, and when to expect it on your carrier

Mobile 5G, which is short for “fifth generation,” is about as nascent and nebulous a term as they come. The organization that governs cellular …

75 years ago, Norwegian commandos pulled off a daring raid that kept the Nazis from building a nuclear bomb

After handing them their suicide capsules, Norwegian Royal Army Colonel Leif Tronstad informed his soldiers, "I cannot tell you why this mission is so important, but if you succeed, it will live in Norway's memory for a hundred years."<p>These commandos did know, however, that an earlier attempt at …

10 Mental Tricks to Run Better

Tired and cranky? Use these simple ways to beat brain fatigue and run strong.<p>Amanda Rice knows how hard it is to run at the end of a long day. On top of her duties as a U.S. naval officer, Rice is a dentist and makes annual trips abroad to assist with community dentistry in places like Guatemala …

Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

It all comes down to something much more important, apparently.<p>The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the …

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

The people who think 9/11 may have been an 'inside job'

<b>On 11 September 2001, four passenger planes were hijacked by radical Islamist terrorists - almost 3,000 people were killed as the aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Just hours after the collapse of New York's Twin Towers, a conspiracy theory</b> …

Osama Bin Laden

Ever wondered how lasers work? Here’s everything you need to know

Lasers! Clearly they are awesome — but how do they work, exactly? Why aren’t we all carrying them around in our pockets? Well, believe it or not, you …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

How I went from insomnia to the best sleep of my life (and how you can too)

Sleep. Some of us can’t get enough of it, while others are in a love-hate relationship.<p>For many years after becoming an entrepreneur, I was the latter. Like every human, my mind and body needed sleep to function. The problem was, I had trouble actually falling asleep in the first place.<p>Now, I will …

A dad tries to explain sex to his son and finds the meaning of life

In 2011, my oldest son, then just weeks shy of his eighth birthday, perched on the corner of my wife’s and my bed, his head tilted just far enough to the side so he couldn’t quite see the home birth of his baby brother. He wanted to be in the room; we told him he was welcome, and we prepared him …

Parenting

These 7 features show why you should use Google Photos to store and manage all your photos and videos

Google Photos is Google's photo management service that works both as a gallery app on smartphones, tablets, and the web, as well as a good piece of software that uses the company's artificial intelligence to make cool stuff with your photos and videos.<p>The app's interface is divided into four tabs: …

Mobile Photography

14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

Entertainment

This science-backed seven-minute workout is all you need to get back in shape

It is not easy to squeeze in time for the gym, especially when you live in a world expected to be in two different places all the time. While this …

The oldest buildings on Earth

Archaeology

The Verge Holiday Gift Guide 2017

<b>For as long as</b> <b>gift</b><b>-</b><b>giving</b> <b>h</b><b>as been a tradition, there’s also</b> <b>been the inability to come up with good gift ideas.</b> Whether it’s for your mom, dad, sister, brother, partner, friend, colleague, they, them, him, her, cat, dog, secret Santa, or for a White Elephant party, it can often be tricky to select …

The 20 best foods to eat if you're trying to lose weight

Not all calories are created equal.<p>Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in the body.<p>They can have vastly different effects on …

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet

The fat molecules in the plaques that clog up our arteries and raise risk of heart attack and stroke may come from bacteria that live in our mouths …

Medical Research

Hauntingly beautiful remnants of the Second World War

Red Sea

Have you considered ditching your smartphone?

Are we falling out of love with our phones? According to a new survey, the amount of time 16- to 24-year-olds spend on their smartphones each day has fallen for the first time since records began, dropping from 3.9 to 3.8 hours in the past year. More than a third of young people also said they …

Social Media

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

These 5 Hormones Affect How You Age—Here's What to Eat to Balance Them

In addition to controlling things like appetite and weight, our hormones play a pivotal role in the aging process. But as functional medicine doctor …

How to Pick the Right Camera Settings for Every Scenario

Fresh from telling us to stop asking about camera settings, Tony Northrup is back with a 17-minute video going in depth on the general camera …