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9 Cult French Pharmacy Products Available on Amazon

It was my mother, who lived in France as a twenty-something, who first introduced me to French pharmacy skin care. When I started my own skin-care …

Skin Care

Flight Delayed? You Can Listen to Air Traffic Control Updates From Your Phone

When your flight is delayed and you're stuck sitting in your seat on the runway, you may not get as many updates as you want from your pilot about …

Air Traffic

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.<p>It was a …

Donald Trump

You Are Probably Using the Wrong HDMI Cord

It’s not your fault, but it is very likely that you’re using the wrong HDMI cord to plug that 4K Apple TV or PS4 Pro into your new TV. While you …

PS4 Pro

Grilling Your Meat with THIS Herb Reduces the Risk of Carcinogens

There are few things better than grilling outside when the weather warms up, but if you’re cooking your meat at a high temperature (who isn’t?), …

Effective Management Requires Good Metrics. Here Are 11 Types You Need to Know

To properly manage a business you need to know what's happening. These 11 types of metrics that will give you the insight and awareness you need.<p>They say you can't manage what you can't measure. Quantifying your business allows you to see patterns, set targets, and measure progress. However, many …

Analytics

Quick DIY Raspberry Pi Weather Station

If you are interested in creating your very own connected Raspberry Pi weather station, you may be interested in a new tutorial which has been …

Slack comes to Linux as a snap

Slack’s ambition to become the default, go-to place for employees chat to each other and link into hundreds of other applications to get work done is getting one more step up today by becoming available on a new platform. From today, Slack will be available as a Snap, an application package that’s …

Linux

Great Emirates First Class Fares From North America!

I love Emirates, and they offer one of my favorite first class products in the world. Unfortunately it’s not quite as easy to book as it used to …

General Electric Nearing Capitulation: Buy, Sell Or Hold?

Investors got a proverbial slap in the face last week with GE (NYSE:GE) announcing a $6.2B after tax charge on fourth-quarter 2017 earnings after …

Why you should switch to LED lightbulbs right now, before the law requires it

When Jason Chroman relocated from San Francisco to the suburbs, he and his family moved into a bigger, newer house. It was all very exciting until their first electric bill arrived. "The house was maybe 30 percent bigger, but the electric bill was something like 200 percent more," Chroman said. So …

Home Automation

U.S. doctors plan to treat cancer patients using CRISPR - MIT Technology Review

The first human test in the U.S. involving the gene-editing tool CRISPR could begin at any time and will employ the DNA cutting technique in a bid to …

Custom Alexa Skill in a Few Minutes Using Glitch

As hackers, we like to think of ourselves as a logical bunch. But the truth is, we are as subject to fads as the general public. There was a time …

Why The New Marijuana ETF Should Grow Like A Weed

If U.S. investors follow in the footsteps of their Canadian counterparts, the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJX) should grow like a weed. The …

Everything You Ever Wanted (and Needed) to Know About The Ordinary

The Ordinary, the disruptive and jaw-droppingly affordable skincare brand, is over a year old already. Can you believe it? Industry insiders and …

If I Could Buy Only 1 Marijuana Stock, This Would Be It

Marijuana stocks are hot. And this one could generate heat for a long time to come.<p>According to the Chinese, 2018 will be the year of the dog. When …

Cannabis

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or …

12 Air Fryer Recipes that Turn Fast Food Favorites into Healthy Meals

Move over Instant Pot—there’s a new kitchen gadget taking the Internet by storm. Meet the Air Fryer: a device that helps you make deep-fried …

Cooking

Here's what every Chrome user should do in the wake of #Spectre

The new year kicked off with a bang on Jan. 3 when security researchers revealed two major software vulnerabilities that affect, to some extent, most …

IT security

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED bulbs either. The solution? Swap them for modern switches.<p>This guide will take …

This Map Shows the Largest Employers in Every State

Although their economies, industries, and population sizes may differ enormously, every state in the United States -- from Hawaii to Rhode Island -- …

Employment

What 6 Interior Designers Would Buy With $100 At Target

Target is a mainstay for our home shopping needs. Thanks to the retailer's affordable offerings, we're able to furnish our apartments with chic …

Interior Design

How to Take Better Photos in Dark Places

Darkness is the enemy of photography, but—being a horror fan—I wanted to learn how to shoot photos in spooky places with very low light. I reached …

This giant ‘unicorn’ cyst is straight from hell

Dr. Pimple Popper just slew a new beast — an enormous “unicorn” cyst.<p>Famed pimple-popping dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee removed a unicorn horn-esque …

Unicorns

A seemingly innocent website knows who your family members are and where they live

It's well known that a lot of sites around the internet, such as Spokeo, collect and compile that kind of information into databases.<p>But one innocuous-seeming website, FamilyTreeNow.com, found itself at the center of controversy earlier this week when some people realized that you could get …

3 ways to find the real deals on Amazon

Here’s some trivia for you: Amazon has more than 2 million sellers. That’s almost the entire population of Houston, Texas, all clambering to sell you things. Amazon has become the largest and most versatile marketplace in world history, and you’re almost guaranteed to find the item you’re …

Washington's secret Doomsday plans

Attorney General Ed Meese arrived at Andrews Air Force Base before dawn on June 18, 1986, one of dozens of officials and staff from the Pentagon, …

The Summer TV Lineup: 13 Series to Watch

Summer television has improved more than that of any other season, but it’s still a time for escapist pleasures — they’re just smarter and better made than they used to be. Here are 13 choices for summer fun (on American television or streaming services) that won’t starve your brain of oxygen. All …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

​I Tried Whitening My Teeth at Home. Here's What Happened.

​Get ready to put some weird stuff in your mouth<p>Everyone wants whiter teeth, but not everyone wants to spend money on them. After noticing a spike in online advice about how to whiten your teeth with common home remedies, I decided to try them out. From lemon juice to activated charcoal, here's …