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5 simple internet safety tips from one of Google's information security engineers

Before Google hired him as its very first, full-time security engineer for its Chrome browser back in 2009, he'd already had experience working for IBM, the NSA, and the US Marine Corps.<p>As one of Google's tech lead managers for Chrome, he's now responsible for making sure the browser stays secure …

Information Systems
Demonstration

Make Your Own Healthy Beef Jerky

You can have your potato chips, your pretzels, and your chipotle-infused-honey-roasted-sea-salt-inflected-$7.99-a-tub almonds. For me, there’s only one snack that really matters. I’ll never forget the first time I ate jerky. My friend’s dad was a hunter and he’d spent the previous weekend breaking …

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

Facebook explains why it needs Instagram, WhatsApp, AND Messenger

"There's a theory that in five years, all your products will morph into one. Maybe it'll be called WhatsInstaMessage," said panel moderator Mary Meeker.<p>The key, it turns out, is simplicity: Facebook and Facebook Messenger are only getting bigger and more complicated. Apps that do one thing, and do …

Apps

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Skyline Residence by Nathan Good Architects

Nathan Good Architects have designed a contemporary family home in Portland, Oregon.<p>From the architects<p>The 1.7 acre site is relatively level and …

Time I

5 Unbelievable Ways You Can Get an Orgasm

Because we occasionally think about awful movies from the early 2000s, the scene got us wondering: How else can you achieve (and give her) an orgasm without actually having sex or masturbating? Let’s count the crazy ways.<p><b>Braingasms</b><p>“Sex is often pigeon-holed into a physical act involving genitals, …

Canada to donate untested Ebola vaccines

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.<p>Then the drug was sent to treat a Spanish priest.<p>The two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, appear to be recovering. The priest, Miguel Pajares, died Tuesday morning.<p>That's the problem …

Wine & Sweets Tsumons / CASE-REAL

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A design for both shop and bar with an original concept to provide a new combination of western …

Stonehenge was the work of cowboy builders, historian claims

Stonehenge was erected by cowboy builders and was as much 'a triumph as a catastrophe', an expert in paganism claims<p>Stonehenge was constructed by prehistoric “cowboy builders” who may have left the job half finished, according to a leading historian.<p>Professor Ronard Hutton said the building of …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Mathematics

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

6 Foods with Stealth Health Powers

<b>Iceberg Lettuce</b><br>Conventional wisdom suggests this salad staple is nutritionally bankrupt. But as it turns out, half a head of iceberg lettuce has significantly more alpha-carotene, a powerful disease-fighting antioxidant, than either romaine lettuce or spinach.<p><b>Mushrooms</b><br>This fungi's …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

<b>Kettlebell Swing</b><p><b>Single-Arm Kettlebell Squat to Press</b><p><b>Burpee or Squat Thrust</b><p><b>DO THIS</b><br>Grab a 16- to 20-kilogram kettlebell. Perform the following exercises as a circuit, moving from one to the next without rest. That's 1 round. Do as many rounds as you can in 5 minutes.<p>1. Kettlebell Swing: 20 reps<p>2. …

10 Cancer Facts

<b>3.</b> The three most common cancers among men: prostate, lung, and colorectal. Lung cancer is the most deadly, responsible for 29 percent of deaths in 2012, with prostate and colorectal each responsible for 9 percent.<p><b>4.</b> Because there are so many different types of cancer, it’s impossible to pinpoint a …

10 Surprising Success Tips from Amazing Sales Guru Tom Hopkins | Inc.com

In a recent column I found myself quoting a man I met nearly 30 years ago. I didn't just use one of his quotes, actually, I found I have been quoting him regularly without even thinking about it. That man is Tom Hopkins, author of more than 20 books including <i>Selling For Dummies</i>.<p>Hopkins has been …

Success

Four Questions Your Prospects Can't Help-But Answer [+ Cheat Sheet]

Bestsellers

Prospects Ignoring Your Sales Calls? Use Research to Trigger a Response

Self-confidence

Find Out How You Can Actually Kill A Sale

There are various reasons why people don’t buy from us, or don’t buy again. However, there is one huge deal killer and it is lack of trust. Lack of …

15 Inaccuracies Found In Common Science Illustrations - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.48)

Cross Stitch House / FMD Architects

The site is a single storey terrace on a small 5m wide block in the inner city of Melbourne. The brief was to create new Living and Dining spaces, …

Architecture

Tunquen House / Nicolás Lipthay Allen / L2C

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Tunquen House, located 160 km from the city of Santiago, is on the first line of the waterfront on a …

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

Six Things to Say and Do if You Don’t Want to Actually Make Sales

Six tried and not true sales methods need to go away forever. Deep six these six and you’ll be that much closer to changing someone’s world.