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Moodnotes for iOS is a journaling app that could replace your therapist

I’ve always been a fan of journaling. I find it great for venting and gaining perspective on things, as well as enjoying jotting down random thoughts and ideas. So when I heard about Moodnotes, a new app for iOS that aims to track your moods and feelings through journaling, I felt compelled to give …

9 clever ways to automate your small business with IFTTT

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a free online tool that automates actions between websites, apps, smartphones, gadgets and more.<p>Want your tagged Facebook photos backed up on Google Drive? IFTTT can do that. Wish your smartphone could turn off WiFi when its battery gets too low? IFTTT can do that, too.<p>…

Google Drive

When my therapist dared me to sleep with her

I had been grappling with self-esteem issues all of my adult life. Lori was a godsend — until she wasn’t<p>It’s the waning moments of my fourth session with a new therapist. I’m holding back — and she knows it. My entire body feels tense, not ideal for the setting. I try to relax, but the plush …

How to Tell If A Diamond Was Grown In A Lab

Use these 4 key differences<p>A new technique for growing diamonds in a lab can produce gems that are almost identical to their natural counterparts.<p>These synthetic diamonds are 30 to 40 percent cheaper, and can be produced in a matter of months. They’re so indistinguishable to the naked eye that the …

Man Attaches 110 Helium Balloons To Lawn Chair, Floats Over Calgary

Here's an uplifting story... with a bumpy ending.<p>Canadian police said Daniel Boria took to the skies Sunday in a lawn chair with 110 helium balloons attached to it.<p>Boria, who told the CBC he's a skydiver, planned the stunt to advertise his cleaning products business in Calgary, Alberta.<p>He said he …

Apple to unveil a gaming controller? - appPicker

According to a new report by PocketGamer, Apple is looking into the idea of releasing a physical controller and has been talking to developers at the …

[ Gone Free ] aTimeLogger2: Analyze your Daily Activities to Help you Boost Productivity

[ Gone Free ] aTimeLogger2: Analyze your Daily Activities to Help you Boost Productivity<p>Editor’s Pick: aTimeLogger 2<p><b>aTimeLogger 2</b> <i><br>(4.5 stars with 901</i> …

Income At Home, Herbalife, and the $8 billion pyramid

<i>By Matt Stroud and Joseph L. Flatley, with additional reporting by Jesse Hicks</i><p>Barron Hansen is a self-employed web developer and researcher in San Diego. Like many people who work from home, he spends a lot of time alone in front of the computer, listening to talk radio. Over time, he began to …

The iOS 7 Jailbreak Might Already Be In The Chamber

We’ve openly speculated that the Evasi0n jailbreak might be the last public jailbreak now that Apple has closed the security holes that makes evasi0n work, but maybe we spoke too soon: well-known jailbreaker posixninjasays he’s collected enough new exploits in iOS 6.1.3 to patch together another …

Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

Last Friday, <i>The Verge</i> revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online.<p>The conventional wisdom is …

DOCUMENTS 2 FREE for iPad app review

DOCUMENTS 2 FREE<p>Price: Free<p>DOCUMENTS 2 FREE by Savy Soda is a productivity-based app that helps you manage all your important files.<p>Think of this app …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac [Feature]

iCloud is a pretty neat system, working in the background across a ton of different apps without much input needed from us users, except our login name and password. It lets you sync Notes, Reminders, save documents, keep game saved-states, and even manage your music collection<p>Track Your Notes With …

Operating Systems

6 Simple Grocery Swaps You Should Make To Lose Weight—And Save $60 Per Month

Granola = so overrated.<p>Props for swapping that plastic water bottle for a reusable one… and your cleaning products for simple vinegar and baking soda… and store-bought herbs for the ones on your windowsill. See, trading up doesn't always have to cost you more money—and grocery shopping is no …

Slow Cookers

In-app purchases now account for a staggering 76% of App Store revenue according to report

The report goes on to examine ARP (average revenue per download) and it makes interesting reading too. The average for free apps that offer in-app …

Apps

Efficacy of Antidepressants

Two studies published last year (Turner et al., 2008; Kirsch et al., 2008) began to shake the foundation of the research that has established the …

Growing Up Bipolar

“Were you bipolar growing up?” a magazine editor asked me the other day.<p>“I don’t know,” I said.<p>“Do you think you were misdiagnosed back then as …