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How to set up a VPN on your phone

Why you need a private internet connection for your phone.<p>When your phone connects to the web, prying eyes can snoop on every site you visit. To protect your privacy, put a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, between your phone and the internet. Instead of connecting directly to a website, you'll …

Information Systems

AirPods Malfunctioning? Here’s How to Fix Them

I’m two months into using Apple’s AirPods ($160), and they just stopped working properly. One day, the left earbud wouldn’t work; the next day, the …

Colonoscopy prep may be easier with new FDA approved drug Plenvu

Colonoscopies are never fun. But they are necessary to help catch colon cancer.<p>Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug that could make preparation for the screening easier.<p>Called Plenvu, this liquid drug is designed to replace the traditional, poor-tasting bowel cleaning …

Cancer

Ask Our Trainers: What's the Best Way to Teach My Dog to Stay? – American Kennel Club

<i>Susan S. wrote to ask what is the best way to teach her Field Spaniel puppy to stay.</i><p>To teach your puppy “stay,” the most important thing to remember …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

The 5 top retirement havens with the lowest cost of living

In International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index 2018, we ranked the 24 best retirement havens in the world, where you can live comfortably …

How to Fly Anywhere for 50% Off: A Killer Secret to Finding Cheap Flights

Los Angeles to Dubai for $260? Chicago to London for $208? It feels as though more and more people are cracking the code for finding cheap …

Air Travel

Silicon Valley is obsessed with these ultra-comfy, machine-washable shoes that cost $95 — here's why

Tech workers in Silicon Valley are singing the praises of Allbirds, a startup in San Francisco that makes the "world's most comfortable shoes," according to investors, founders, and the company itself.<p>Founded in 2014, Allbirds makes super-soft sneakers constructed from a proprietary Merino wool …

Silicon Valley

Your social security number probably got leaked and that’s very, very bad

The Equifax hack exposed more than 100 million people to the worst kind of identity theft.<p><i>Update: 5/10/20/18: Earlier this week, documents provided to the Securities Exchange Commission exposed some staggering numbers that come from Equifax's internal investigation of the breach. Here are the stats</i> …

Identity Theft

Footage Of Rare White Moose Taking A Dip Makes A Big Splash

"It was an experience to meet such a stately animal up close," said the hiker who took the video.<p>This footage is definitely amooseing.<p>A man hiking in Sweden on Friday night captured the above video of a rare white moose, fulfilling a lifelong dream.<p>Hans Nilsson Nilsson was hiking in Varmland County …

MOOSE

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penfield house is back on the market for $1.3M

The sale includes the plans (and site) for Riverrock House, Wright’s final residential design<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Willoughby Hills, …

Where to Find the Bluegrass State's Best Sips on a Kentucky Bourbon Trail Road Trip

Take a journey along Kentucky’s famed Bourbon Trail and experience the best of the state’s distilleries. (All Photos: Kristin Luna)<p>Bourbon has become …

This iOS Camera App Brings Out the Pro in Amateurs

iPhone: Apple’s default camera app is a multifaceted photo capture tool, and simple enough to use. From panoramas to videos to HDR pictures, you can …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Is One of the Few Places to Watch Synchronous Fireflies

Tips on how you can experience this natural phenomenon<p>As dusk deepened into inky darkness, the light show began. At first, it was just a few quick …

Where To Eat On The Road In Between Dallas And Austin

Located nearly 200 miles away from Dallas, Austin is an obvious road trip destination. Whether it’s for South by Southwest, a show at Austin City Limits, or a trip to see the Longhorns play, Dallasites can find no shortage of reasons to hang out in Texas’ capitol city.<p>Once you arrive in Austin, the …

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

Crowd Funding

Little Cottage

Praa Sands, England, United Kingdom<p>Stay at the Cornwall beach home of renowned London architect Alex Michaelis on your next vacation.<p>Available to rent through Beachspoke, Little Cottage is really much larger than its name suggests. With four rooms set over two floors, the house sleeps up to 11 …

United Kingdom

The Best Hiking Boots of 2017

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Last year’s picks can still be found on page two.<p>Running shoes are great — just …

11 Hacks For Taking The Best Possible iPhone Photos

According to Apple - you know, the company that makes them. So it must be legit.

How Good Are Your Headphones? This 150-Song Playlist, Featuring Steely Dan, Pink Floyd & More, Will Test Them Out

Back in the <i>Mad Men</i> heyday of high-end home stereo, audiophiles could buy records full of sound-but-not-exactly-music, specifically engineered to test …

Here’s How To Protect Your Privacy In Trump’s America

Easy tips to shield yourself from expanded government surveillance.<p>You’d think texts to your mom and calls to your takeout place would hardly be of interest to the government, but the feds might be monitoring your communications anyway. Sweeping government surveillance programs have grown in recent …

A Keyboard You Can Fit In Your Pocket

To take typing to a higher level, tap one of these ingenious wireless keyboards for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or Android tablet and smartphone<p>The Traveler<p>Kanex MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard<p>When folded, this ultra-slim keyboard is still thin enough (just under a ½-inch thick) to slip in your coat …

Diminutive

Snowshoeing: Your Guide to Winter Hiking

One of the first secrets to understanding snowshoeing is this: if you can walk, you can snowshoe. All it takes is a dozen perfectly normal strides to …

Snowshoeing

How Luxury Bedding Became a Multimillion-Dollar Industry

The luxury bedding industry is bigger than you think. Much bigger.<p>The way Americans relate to their sleep--and the products they sleep on--is changing. And that has opened up a tremendous opportunity for mattress and textiles startups. In 2016, half of the six fastest growing e-retailers in the Top …

The North Face’s New Made in USA Collection Will Keep Your Valuables Safe and Dry

Christmas is coming right around the corner and with it, more rugged weather. Which is why The North Face’s new Made in USA collection probably …

11 Reasons Why the Nikon D810 is the Best Landscape Photography Camera

If you’re a landscape photography enthusiast and want to equip yourself with the ideal camera for that kind of work, there’s plenty of options that …

Cameras

How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night

It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right …