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How to find out if hackers leaked your passwords

1Password has teamed up with Pwned Passwords, a new service that allows you to find out if your passwords have been leaked online. The database boasts more than 500 million passwords collected from various breaches.<p>Here’s how to use it.<p>With hugely popular services like Yahoo, eBay, Equifax, and …

Information Systems

How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 27 major US cities

Everything in life is relative.<p>That phrase is especially true when looking at how much money it takes to be considered "rich" in different cities around America.<p>While terms like "middle class" and "rich" are broadly — and often incorrectly — used, the federal government strictly defines them using …

Demographics

This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

Sleep

After Annihilation: 10 strange sci-fi books that should be on screen

With Netflix's adaptation of Richard Morgan’s body-hopping cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon, Alex Garland directing the adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s weird and symbolist Southern Reach trilogy and The Expanse’s third season set for release on Syfy this year, any number of SF and fantasy novels that …

Science Fiction

Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years

Remember: forewarned is forearmed<p>When we talk about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, the emphasis is usually on the <i>un</i>intended side effects. We worry that we might accidentally create a super-intelligent AI and forget to program it with a conscience; or that we’ll deploy criminal …

Artificial Intelligence

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

Alcohol

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Books

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Environmentally Friendly

Next-Generation Crypto-Ledgers Take the Block Out of Blockchain

A group of U.S. credit unions looking to pool resources considered the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains to track their business, but wound up …

Blockchain

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

Why Did Christianity Prevail?

<b>THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY</b> <b><br>How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World</b><br>By Bart D. Ehrman<br>335 pp. Simon & Schuster. $28.<p>“I used to believe absolutely everything that Bill just presented,” the scholar Bart D. Ehrman once said during a 2006 debate with the conservative theologian William Lane Craig. “He …

Theology

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media …

Income Inequality

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

Exclusive: World leaders just decided that the next step in AI is augmenting humans

Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again.<p>This week, government leaders met with experts and innovators ahead of the World …

Artificial Intelligence

Hilarious Moments From The Insanity That Is Tinder

The concept behind Tinder is a bit bonkers if you think about it, because choosing between hundreds of daters based on one pic and a simple profile …

Relationships

7 Games Every Leader Should Be Playing (Besides Chess)

The games aren't always serious, but the way they develop your brain and skills sure is.<p>Business requires all kinds of skills and abilities, but if you think mastering them requires hours of seminars, training, classes or a bunch of expensive technology, well, you missed the memo: Board and card …

Board Games

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Loneliness

A Road Trip to the 19 Best Pizza Places in America

While it isn’t American by origin, we’ve done everything we can to perfect and retool the classic Italian dish to the point where it is hard to call …

Road Trips

My all-time favorite reading app gives me access to unlimited books and audiobooks for $9 a month

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Scribd<p>As I've mentioned before, I first started using the reading app Scribd in 2015. I was 20 and spending my summer home from college …

Roxane Gay

Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

Drawing

DeepMind taught AI how to multitask using video games

Google’s DeepMind team last week revealed a speedy new approach to training deep learning networks that combines advanced algorithms and old school video games.<p>DeepMind, the team responsible for AlphaGo, appears to believe machines can learn like humans do. Using its own DMLab-30 training set, …

Artificial Intelligence

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

Investing

Cheater’s White Wine Coq au Vin

1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until it’s …

Cooking

One Thing Is Clear From Davos, Blockchain Is Out Of Beta

Under the decidedly grim moniker “creating a shared future in a fractured world,” the world’s elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum. Awaiting the arrival of President Donald Trump, delegates were regaled with prognostications about the state of the …

Blockchain

Two ex-Google engineers built an entirely different kind of self-driving car

Nuro.ai is focused on last-mile deliveries with its completely driverless prototype<p>A new startup that proposes a different spin on autonomous transportation came out of stealth today. The company, called Nuro.ai, was founded by two former lead Google engineers who worked on the famed self-driving …

San Mateo

A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

The feat marks another milestone for the satellite, officially called Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QESS)<p>The Chinese “Micius” satellite has …

Quantum Computing

Breaking tradition, Trump team unleashes verbal assault on the dollar

Top U.S. officials for decades had routinely declared their allegiance to a strong U.S. currency, framing it as a sign of American economic strength.<p>The Trump administration declared a surprising war on the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, breaking from a long tradition in which top American officials …

Economy

Dark Souls: The Card Game is the series’ best tabletop version

A brisk and tactical ‘deck evolution’ game<p><i>Dark Souls</i><i>: The Board Game</i> is not my favorite tabletop game. I definitely used words like “slog” and “repetitive” when I reviewed it last year. But the team at Steamforged Games has surprised me with <i>Dark Souls</i><i>: The Card Game</i>. Rather than a grueling …

Board Games

Nemesis Sci-Fi Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Do you know what nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent, personified in this case by a ‘orrible …

Science Fiction

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip their …