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The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Tutorials

We Might Finally Know Why The Blood of Young People Can Rejuvenate Old Brains

Still creepy though.<p>Scientists have been rejuvenating old mice with infusions of not just the blood of younger mice, but even blood from teenage …

The Brain

We got a great glimpse into how Google figured out when a star former engineer allegedly stole 14,107 files

The IT department is playing a key role in the Uber vs. Waymo trial playing out in a San Francisco court room this week, as the two tech titans clash over whether Uber used Waymo trade secrets to advance its self-driving car research.<p>One of the key witnesses called to the stand by Waymo, a …

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

ProtonMail Bridge brings the encrypted email service to Apple Mail

After months of beta testing, ProtonMail has unveiled official support for their encrypted mail service within email clients Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and Mozilla Thunderbird. The support comes by way of a custom application that connects mail clients securely with a user’s ProtonMail account. …

Not only are Americans becoming less happy — we’re experiencing more pain too

Americans “are in greater pain than citizens of other countries” and have been growing steadily more miserable for decades, according to a new working paper by David G. Blanchflower of Dartmouth College and Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick.<p>For their paper, Blanchflower and Oswald …

13 States That Tax Social Security Income

Social Security income is by no means automatically exempt from taxes. Here's where you'll get taxed at the state level to some degree.<p>Many seniors …

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

Astronomy

Consciousness Persists After Death: Scientists Confirm People Who Have Died Know They Are Dead

Recent scientific studies have confirmed that consciousness persists long after the body has died. The studies have forced medical researchers to …

This ghost tree has been floating vertically in Crater Lake for more than 100 years

On its most active day, the Old Man of the Lake traveled four miles<p>About 7,700 years ago, Mount Mazama in southern Oregon erupted, expelling over 11 …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

How the plus sign can save your Gmail inbox from becoming a pit of doom

Everyone — with the exception of old people still clinging to their AOL addresses decades after their 500 free hours have expired — uses Gmail. At this point, it’s almost a byword for email, with individuals and workplaces embracing it enthusiastically.<p>That’s because it’s really good, and offers a …

Online Life

For some, treatment doesn't clear the mental fog of sleep apnea | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Many sleep apnea patients may have impaired attention and decision-making ability, even if they are being treated with CPAP, a small study suggests.<p>Researchers found that people using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat apnea, but who still complained of daytime …

Want to Be More Productive? Stop Getting Organized And Do This Instead

Is getting more organized the key to increasing your productivity? The answer will surprise you.<p>While we have more time-saving devices than any other generation, we've become obsessed with productivity: doing more things, and doing them better, in less time.<p>We turn to technology. Millions of people …

Fathers can pass anxiety and depression to their children genetically, study finds

Men who are stressed can pass on anxiety and depression to their children and grandchildren, scientists in Australia have found, in a study which indicates parental advice has been “disproportionately” focused on the health and diet of women.<p>The study, based on mice which were fed stress hormones, …

Mental Health

America's Youngest Workers May Be the Least Stable Generation On Record

College graduation is just around the corner, and many companies are gearing up to hire a fresh crop of future leaders in the coming months.<p>But when …

The Dumbest Mistake That Smart People Make

It was a little past 1:00 a.m, and I sat alone at the dining room table. If only I had listened to my tired body and gone to sleep, I might have saved a friendship and a business partnership.<p>Instead, I pushed through and gave overly harsh feedback on a letter. It took me only a few minutes to send …