Christiane Brossi

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Invisible Mouse Clicks Let Hackers Burrow Deep into MacOS

One way operating system developers try to protect a computers's secrets from probing hackers is with an appeal to the human at the keyboard. By …

Operating Systems

These yoga moves pretty much feel like a massage

In the same way that you can do less and get more out of your yoga class, so too, can you master moves on your mat that feel like a massage.<p>I repeat: …

Yoga

A Company At The Center Of Flint’s Water Crisis Is On The Shortlist To Serve Millions In Africa

Marco Longari / AFP / Getty Images<p>A hawker sells water bottles on a busy thoroughfare in Lagos.<p>LAGOS, Nigeria — There’s a supreme irony about Lagos, …

Africa

Planet or Star? Either Way, This Rogue Object Is Really Weird

Various news outlets have been discussing a strange object in space, which may or may not be a planet. New measurements show that what was thought to …

Universe

Climate change is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer

In the town of Sodankyla, Finland, the thermometer on July 17 registered a record-breaking 90 degrees, a remarkable figure given that Sodankyla is 59 miles north of the Arctic Circle, in a region known for winter snowmobiling and an abundance of reindeer.<p>This is a hot, strange and dangerous …

Climate Change

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown …

Genetics

Wildfires have ignited inside the Arctic Circle

In Sweden, Latvia, and Greece, wildfires are spreading amid a brutal heat wave.<p>It’s so hot, even parts of the Arctic are on fire.<p>Temperatures this month reached 86 degrees Fahrenheit well inside the Arctic Circle in Sweden, where the worst fires the country has seen in decades are now burning. More …

Europe

Time to reform our obsolete school exam model

In ancient times, particularly in Imperial China, memorization was the single most important skill when it comes to school or civil service …

Education

New Google Classroom: Copy Class Code on Web and Mobile

Google Classroom has a new layout for Fall 2018. The Student tab has been replaced with a People tab. On the web version, the class code is no longer …

Education Technology

12 Yin Yoga Poses to Awaken Dormant Energy and Recharge Your Practice

Want to learn a style of yoga that's focused on bringing balance—physically, energetically, and mentally? Join Josh Summers, founder of the Summers …

Yoga

How To Fall Back Asleep If You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night, According To Experts

There’s nothing more frustrating than falling asleep… only to wake up a few hours later. Whether it’s from insomnia or other factors, there are …

Sleep

9 Transportive Books To Read When You Need A Break From City Life But Can't Afford A Getaway

Whether you're living in New York City or Los Angeles or somewhere in between, city life can be a lot to handle. Sometimes, you just need to get away …

Books

iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students' daily lives. Kids up to 8 years old spent almost an hour a day on mobile devices, Common Sense Media reported last year.<p>And the amount of time kids spend with screens only increases as they get older. On average, 13- to …

Education Technology

My Doctor Taught Me a Simple Hydration Trick—And Now My Skin Is Glowing

I'm of the opinion that I'm perpetually dehydrated; no matter how meticulously I keep track of my water consumption, one glass of wine or beer after …

Childhood Virus May Have a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Despite decades of research, scientists have made little progress in halting Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. But researchers may have …

12 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip

Ready, set, bookmark! To make your trips as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, we've rounded up the best tech travel hacks on the web — from how to pack properly to how to share photos once you've returned, you'll find it all right here. How did we ever travel without them before?<p>When you're on …

This "Giant" Snake Trap Is Cool, But There's More to It Than Meets the Eye

Catching a giant snake is harder than you think.<p>A few days ago, a mesmerizing video of what seemed to be a giant python caught in a PVC-pipe surfaced …

What to Splurge on (and Avoid) When Buying Gear

No, you don’t need the most blinged-out, expensive gear to enjoy time outdoors. But if you buy poorly built garbage, it could fail on you mid-trip, mid-run, mid-whatever, which at best is extremely annoying and, at worst, life-threatening. Over the years, I’ve gleaned tips from designers, outdoor …

Keystone Virus Makes First Known Jump From Mosquitoes To Humans

<b>Updated at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday</b><p>Just in time for the hot, humid, bug-bite-riddled summer: Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed the first known case of a human infected with the mosquito-borne Keystone virus.<p>A 16-year-old boy in North Central Florida went to an urgent care clinic …

Public Health

How much screen time is too much? Here are the limits 10 tech executives set for their kids

At work, they promote apps and platforms. At home, they’re just like every other parent: struggling with how much technology to allow their kids to use.<p>Before having kids, tech entrepreneur Nirav Tolia spent hours online each day catching up on his favorite sports teams, doing research, or …

Social Media

Apple’s Next Laptops Could Be More iPhone Than Mac

As efficient mobile processors overtake their laptop-powering counterparts, Apple could switch MacBooks over to its own custom chips<p>Laptops, which haven’t been exciting for years, are about to get interesting again.<p>Despite the rise of tablets and smartphones, laptops are still the way most people …

Laptops

What he's reading: Obama shares his summer 2018 reading list

Former President Barack Obama shared his reading list on Saturday, saying there's "so much good writing and art and a variety of thought out there …

Barack Obama

See every new iOS 12 feature in action

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple finally showed off iOS 12 during this week’s WWDC 18 keynote. After a full day’s use exploring the first developer beta and getting to know the new iOS, I’m going to give you a hands-on look at everything that’s new.<p>See all the cool new iOS 12 features …

Child Behavior Problems: What's Normal and What Isn't

Children are supposed to break the rules sometimes. Testing limits is how they learn about themselves and the world. The consequences you give them …

Parenting

13 Underrated European Cities You Should Visit in Your Lifetime

There’s so much more to Europe than the overcrowded cities that most tourists flock to. These overlooked cities are just waiting for you to …

How to lose weight the tasty way: Dietitian, 28, shares the six meals you must eat daily to drop inches from your waistline - and they're not as restrictive as you think

Speak to many women with body weight issues and they'll say that one of their main aims is to lose fat.<p>And while you might expect a specific fat-loss …

Nutrition

Manta Ray Leaping Past Texas Fisherman Baffles Internet But Not Researchers

There's much more to this manta story than this video suggests.<p>Last week, Mark De La Rosa was peacefully kayaking off the coast of Freeport, Texas …

If You’re Not Using These Amazon Prime Features, You’re Not Getting Your Money’s Worth

Free two-day shipping was a game changer, we all know that. But did you know your Amazon Prime membership has a lot of features you probably aren’t …

Here’s How to Write a Book in 100 Days: 10 Steps

“Have you ever had a great book idea, tried to write it, and then failed?” I’ve asked this question to thousands of writers, and over eighty percent …