Eric Arens

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5 Anti-Inflammatory Vitamins You Should Try This Week To Burn Fat Quicker

We think there are three things a person can do to stay in shape. You must have a well-balanced, anti-inflammatory diet along with consistent …

Wellness

The Best Baking Cookbooks, According to Pastry Chefs and Professional Bakers

For home bakers of every skill level and interest.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an</i> …

How to switch on the awesome new Gmail interface

Gmail’s sweet new interface is rolling out to users. It offers the familiar simple text-based interface from the Gmail you all know and “love,” but it manages to be both less messy, and more useful. If you want to take it for a spin, then switching it on is easy.<p>Why bother? What’s new in Gmail?<p>Our …

Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You for Your Time

During Mark Zuckerberg's over 10 hours of Congressional testimony last week, lawmakers repeatedly asked how Facebook makes money. The simple answer, …

How to set up iCloud Keychain

With recent updates to Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS brought with it iCloud Keychain, which keeps track of your various account usernames and …

This Chrome extension stops impulse purchases by forcing you to think about them

I’ve got all the self-control of an untrained, ADHD-addled labradoodle puppy. Suffice to say, this time of year is always mildly financially ruinous for me, as I inevitably fill my apartment with all the discounted crap my credit card will permit.<p>If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out Icebox, …

Self Control

How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

There was a time when a whistleblower had to rely on the Postal Service, or a pay phone, or an underground parking garage to leak to the press.<p>This is a different time.<p>A renewed interest in leaks since Donald Trump's surprise election victory last fall, and a growth in the use of end-to-end …

Privacy

Babe

• <b>Author:</b> Robert W. Creamer<p><b>“The best biography ever written about an American sports figure.” —Sports Illustrated</b> Nearly a century has passed since George Herman Ruth made his major league debut, and in that time millions of words have been used to describe baseball’s greatest hero. But for a man …

A new app wants to help you beat the credit card companies

Our increasingly automated world should make driving safer. It could also make things safer for your checkbook.<p>And just like with cars, it takes a …

Personal Finance

Alexandra Andresen: 19-year-old teenager and the world's youngest billionaire

For most people, becoming a billionaire is a dream that will never come to fruition before they die.<p>That knowledge makes Alexandra Andresen’s entry …

Tax Preparation

What the five most addictive substances on the planet do to your brain

What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask. From the points of view different researchers, …

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>By<p>Joanna Stern<p>Joanna Stern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoannaStern<p>JoannaStern<p>joanna.stern@wsj.com<p><i>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass</i> …

Windows 10

Tesla has something alarming in common with another car company

But it hasn't been completely alone. There are, after all, lots of other automakers in the world, and for the most part, they had a terrific 2015.<p>We don't yet know the exact number, but chances are excellent that the year 2015 will come in as the best year ever for the US auto market, with …

5 tweetable tips to help you use Twitter like a boss

Twitter isn't just a place where people post Throwback Thursday photos. With over 170 million active users, it has become a major source for news and real-time updates around the world. In 140 characters or less, Twitter users can spread ideas and trends like wildfire.<p>While some aspects of your …

Everybody is suddenly copying Microsoft

"You can merge a toaster and a refrigerator, but that's probably not going to be pleasing to anyone," quipped Apple CEO Tim Cook.<p>Nobody's laughing now. And Microsoft is looking more and more like a trendsetter.<p>Three years after Cook's jab, the Surface Pro 3 is selling strong — strong enough that …

Martin Scorsese narrates Apple’s Oscar ad, ‘Make a Film With iPad’

Ahead of tonight’s Academy Awards, Apple released a new video celebrating how iOS devices can help filmmakers.<p>Called “Make a Film With iPad,” the video shows student directors from Los Angeles County High School. Directors featured include Juliet Chin, Miu Jun and Chester Milton.<p>During the course …

Facebook accused of refusing to listen to ‘voice of public opinion’

Facebook was accused of “refusing to listen to the voice of public opinion” on Friday as it emerged that the social network paid only €2.3m (£1.8m) of tax on almost €3bn (£2.37bn) of advert sales channelled through Ireland in order to avoid tax in the UK and other countries.<p>The details of …

Hit and run: the lost art of making the perfect Italian espresso

Britain’s bean fetish shows no signs of fading. In independent coffee shops up and down the country, piccolos and cortados are now jostling for space amongst flat white and cold brews, likely concocted from espresso made with single origin beans from local roasteries. This is the “third wave” of …

Icahn Is Playing Fast And Loose With Apple Estimates

Carl Ichan posted an open letter to Tim Cook on his Shareholders Square Table site. He owns about 53 million shares (less than 1% of Apple’s 6 billion shares but still over $5.3 billion worth) and stated that Cook is ‘the ideal CEO for Apple. Icahn’s investment in Apple stock is the largest …

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

Can A French Count Make Fine Wine In Sunny Sicily?

After having had the pleasure of dining with a gentleman bearing the splendidly impressive handle Laurent Bernard Conte de la Gatinais, and tasting an array of his wines, I can state that the answer is an emphatic “yes”.<p>Well, it’s true, he’s half French (father) and half Sicilian (mother), and it’s …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

What Rock God Robert Plant Can Teach CEOs And Celebrities

One of the most important traits of a good leader is to know when to let go and when to let others take a turn at the top. But top leaders rarely have a healthy enough ego to be able to leave at the right time for themselves and for their organization, cause or movement.<p>Leaders and managers can …

Iranian conservatives, reformists unreceptive to U.S. nuclear proposal

A U.S. proposal aimed at resolving a central dispute in nuclear talks with Iran is meeting skepticism in the Iranian capital from conservatives and observers of other political stripes.<p>U.S. negotiators have proposed to have Iran disconnect some of its centrifuges, rather than dismantling them, as …

South Asia

Phones 4u won't be the last casualty as the smartphone boom goes bust

Don't be fooled by the scenes of people queueing at Apple stores around the country last Friday to bag the latest iPhones. The reality is that the phone business in this country is shrinking and Phones 4u, the nationwide retailer that collapsed into administration last Sunday night, is only the …

Is it worth upgrading to an iPhone 6? How to preserve the life of your laptop battery? Your tech questions answered

<b>Q I’m thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6 – the 4G phone and plans are significantly more expensive; are they worth it?</b> Josh, via email<p>A This is a question of two parts as the merits of the iPhone 6 and 4G technology are quite separate.<p>4G is short for fourth generation telecommunications …

Take back your log-in: It’s time to move away from Facebook Connect and toward OpenID

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Photostock10/Shutterstock<p>If you are creating a new website or mobile app, one of the things you need to worry about …

The 10 phones that fueled the big-screen revolution

It's safe to say that Steve Jobs was off the mark when he declared that no one would buy big smartphones -- they've become popular enough that Apple itself is now making large iPhones. But how did these supersized devices escape their niche status to become the must-haves they are today? The …