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Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

This 2-Minute Facial Massage Technique Literally Changed the Shape of My Face

The best facial of my life involved no extractions. There were no lasers, no microdermabrasion machines, and no high-tech tools or showy face masks. …

Skin Care

Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

Workouts

Joe Biden launches "As You Are" initiative to promote LGBTQ acceptance

Former Vice President Joe Biden is launching an awareness campaign to promote the importance of family acceptance of LGBTQ youth. The vice …

LGBTQI

Anyone Can Filter Lead Out of Their Water With Fruit and Vegetable Peels

The low-cost organic technique can filter out other heavy metals like Mercury too.<p>This sounds like we’re about to try to sell you some healing …

Biodegradation

These 17 Kindness Quotes Will Inspire You to Make a Difference

Being kind is in -- thankfully. Get inspired and get out there and spread as much kindness as you can.<p>There's a song that is popular right now about a man who meets a much older man in a bar. They strike up a conversation about everything under the sun and then after a while they go their separate …

Motivation

The Only 6 Moves You Need for a Better Butt

This is how Anna Victoria works her glutes (and abs!)<p>If you’re looking for a booty-blasting routine, look no further than fitness pro Anna Victoria’s …

Workouts

This Parasite Drugs Its Hosts With the Psychedelic Chemical in Shrooms

It also makes their butts fall off.<p>Imagine emerging into the sun after 17 long years spent lying underground, only for your butt to fall off.<p>That ignominious fate regularly befalls America’s cicadas. These bugs spend their youth underground, feeding on roots. After 13 or 17 years of this, they …

Insects

One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe

The income share of the poorest half of Americans is declining while the richest have grabbed more. In Europe, it’s not happening.<p>Income inequality is a growing problem in the United States. The richest Americans have reaped a disproportional amount of economic growth while worker wages have failed …

Economics

The 14 Best Calorie-Burning Exercises, Ranked In Order of Effectiveness

What does the science say about the best way to burn?<p>If you’re dedicating valuable time in your day to a staying in shape, you want to know it’s actually worth your time, right? You’ve probably heard some people say cardio is the ultimate calorie-burner, while others swear by weight lifting—so what …

Exercise

A 7th-Grader Built an Underwater Rover to Save Oceans From Microplastics

'She has all of the qualities — all of those essential ingredients — to be a great scientist.'<p>Billions of pieces of plastic pollute the ocean, make …

Tweens

Ancient DNA Reveals Surprising Stories About Migrations And Genetic Mixing Of Our Ancestors

AncientPages.com – Scientists once could reconstruct humanity’s distant past only from the mute testimony of ancient settlements, bones, and …

Anthropology

A new shape called the scutoid has been discovered in our cells

Say hello to the scutoid, a brand new shape that has been discovered in our cells. This addition to geometry finally explains how nature packs cells …

Geometry

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

11 Nonfiction Books That Explain The Mysteries Of The Human Body — Like WTF Is Kissing All About?

Every single one of you has a human body that is fascinating, wondrous, and surprising in many ways. If you are curious about how your body actually …

Books

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

Genetics

Taking Away the Phones Won’t Solve Our Teenagers’ Problems

Apple has introduced new software designed to help users restrict the time they spend on their phones — just change your settings and your favorite app will lock you out after a certain number of hours. It’s been especially welcomed by parents who fret about the habits of their “screenagers” — …

Mobile Devices

The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Thanks to its geysers and grizzlies, the 3,500-square-mile Yellowstone, our …

What is gaslighting? And how do you know if it's happening to you?

It’s an unfortunate reality that happens in personal relationships and by public figures to the peoples they serve.<p>“Oh come on. I never said that.”<p>“You’re just being overly sensitive.”<p>“I don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this…”<p>Psychologists use the term “gaslighting” to refer to a …

Domestic Violence

New Gene Editing Method Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Scientists at <b>the University of California San Francisco</b> have found a way to edit genomes, a method they say could revolutionize treatments for …

My 70-Year-Old Mom Has Ridiculously Glowing Skin—Here's the $4 Culprit

First, I feel like I should start this story with a disclaimer—something like, "No Facetune or filters were used in the making of this article." …

No Lie: These Vitamins Will Make Your Metabolism Skyrocket

Did your parents always remind you to eat your vegetables and take your vitamins? As always, their advice was right (were they ever wrong?). Eating a …

A Deep Dive Into The Latest CRISPR Controversy: Here’s What You Should Know

While new observations could severely limit the medical applications of gene-editing technologies, investors and companies will ultimately need more …

5 game-changing TED Talks about education

All over the world, there’s growing consensus that our education systems are broken. Here are 5 TED Talks from educators who want to transform how …

'Supramolecule' helps immune cells 'eat up' cancer

Our immune system puts up a good fight against cancer, but this cunning disease can subvert our body's defense mechanisms in subtle ways. New …

Children Today Are Getting Surprising Results in This Decades-Old Psychological Test

Have you tried it on your kids?<p>You are in a room. There is a marshmallow in front of you. An adult says if you don't eat it, there'll be more. The …

This Mutation Math Shows How Life Keeps on Evolving

Natural selection has been a cornerstone of evolutionary theory ever since Darwin. Yet mathematical models of natural selection have often been …

How one couple improved their marriage by focusing on growth instead of happiness

Nate Bagley realized that he couldn't always make his wife happy, but he could create opportunities for communication.<p>If you want a great marriage, forget about living happily ever after.<p>Couples with the strongest bonds embrace conflict and focus on growth instead of happiness, according to Nate …

Happiness

5 Awkward Convos Every Couple Needs To Have, Because You'll Both Benefit In The Long Run

A huge part of committed relationships is being able to have unpleasant conversations. As humans, we're usually naturally inclined to seek out …

8 Rules to Do Everything Better

“Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life,” writes investor Ray Dalio in his bestselling book, <i>Principles</i><i>.</i> Dalio focuses on skills like decision-making, investing, and managing organizations. While reading through it, I …