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Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about.<p>Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device.<p>1. Turn on USB Restricted …

iOS

We Looked Into Whether It's Worth Taking Magnesium Supplements

Magnesium has been touted as a treatment for everything from insomnia and depression to high blood pressure and glucose levels, but does it really work as advertised?<p>Maybe you’re among the seven percent of Americans who experienced depression in the past year or the one in three who has trouble …

High Blood Pressure

12 Documents to Organize Now—Before It's Too Late

Don't leave a burden for your next of kin.<p>1 Will<p>Getty Images<p><b>Why you need it:</b> To choose an executor and spell out your final wishes for how your estate should be distributed after you die.<p><b>What happens without it:</b> You die "intestate" and your assets go through probate, where your state's intestacy …

Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Design Thinking

Why you must travel the Silk Road in your lifetime

History is full of long and legendary highways but none – frankly – come close to the Silk Road. It’s not just the magnitude (at least 4,000 miles, in more than 40 countries) but the mythic potency of the project. The world was cleft into east and west in the Middle Ages.<p>But long before, the Silk …

Silk Road

Life with Lucian Freud: David Dawson on Being an Assistant & Model for the Emotionally Demanding Painter

One of the most important portraitists of the 20th century, Lucian Freud was the grandson of Sigmung Freud and grew up in Berlin as a Jew in the …

Art

Mixed Media Works by Gregory Euclide Expose the Destructive Materials Used to Replicate Landscapes | Colossal

<p>The textured paintings and assemblages of artist Gregory Euclide (previously) combine organic and man-made materials to present the rapid changes …

Art

Behind the Scenes with Cartier’s Master Jewelers

What does it really takes to make a magnificent piece of haute joaillerie?<p>While technological advancements have infiltrated nearly every aspect of …

Jewelry

34 Engagement Rings That Will Earn You A "Yes"

The actual idea of a "proposal season" is pretty antiquated. In our opinion, any time you want to pop the question is as good as any. But similar to …

Engagement Rings

In Life’s Last Moments, Open a Window

A furrowed brow and flailing arms were all we had to go on. The grimacing, the way the patient flung his head from side to side — all of it signified an unvoiced anguish. We tried talking, listening, morphine. His agitation only grew.<p>All cancers have the power to ravage a body, but each assails in …

Breast Cancer

Inside Tiffany’s Secret Salon for the Super Rich

Hidden above the main jewelry floor at Tiffany & Co.’s flagship Fifth Avenue store, beyond the gleaming glass cases of gold engagement rings and …

Audrey Hepburn

7 Dazzling Brooches in Queen Elizabeth's Collection That Pin Down Her Family History

Queen Elizabeth’s brooches don’t get nearly enough attention as the rest of her stunning jewelry collection. Considering how many lovely ornamental …

Queen Elizabeth II

The art of impermanence: The waves will come, just ride them better

Our thoughts are like waves in the ocean. They keep coming. Sometimes, it feels like the waves are bigger and we’re fighting for air. Fortunately, it …

Mindfulness

Where to Stay in Chiang Mai • 2018 Insider Neighborhood Guide

If you are wondering where to stay in Chiang Mai – look no further.<p>We’ve all spent quite a bit of time in Chiang Mai throughout the years, and this …

Thailand

Slovenia: The Last, Best-Kept Secret In European Travel

Gorgeous lakes, luxury hotels and one of the coolest capitals on the continent: there's a reason more and more travellers are discovering the delights of Slovenia<p>If he’s very lucky, an Englishman will reach his 30s with the great cities of Europe conquered.<p>He’ll have stood in the Colosseum of Rome …

European Travel

This Documentary Genre Will Change Your Life in One Night

It's official: Biographical documentaries are having a moment. Films in the genre were among the most notable movies of the summer, including the …

Biographies

The realities of the Black Diamond mining communities in Eastern India

About ten years ago, Swedish photographer Sebastian Sardi was working on a project called A Cirkusz – a photographic exploration of the traveling …

Coal Mining

What does it take to be a responsible jeweller?

Expand A girl works in an artisanal diamond mine in Sosso Nakombo, Central African Republic, near the border with Cameroon, in August 2015. © 2015 …

Human Rights

Masters of their medium: watercolour

Ray Balkwill looks at the work of one of Britain’s best plein-air artists Trevor Chamberlain, ROI, RSMA<p>Trevor Chamberlain, <i>St. Issac’s Cathedral, St.</i> …

To Cope with Stress, Try Learning Something New

Stressed. Anxious. Exhausted. Drained. This is how many employees feel at work due to stressors like longer work hours, more-frequent hassles, the need to do more with fewer resources, and so on. Such work stress has been shown to induce anxiety and anger, unethical behavior, poor decision making, …

Business

The World’s Oldest Jewelry House Unveils a Striking New Design

Mellerio's new Medici necklace builds on a portfolio of strong innovations that date back centuries.<p>Mellerio—the high jeweler favored by European …

Jewelry

Devoted Grandson Created 'Edible Water' So Grandma With Dementia Can Stay Hydrated

For people whose loved ones suffer from dementia, making sure they stay hydrated can be a problem. Often, patients with dementia forget to drink …

Alzheimer's Disease

Influencing without authority—Using your 6 sources of influence

I am in the difficult situation of being unofficial project lead, responsible for team performance to schedule and budget. How can I influence and …

13 Psychology Tricks That Will Work On Anybody

Every human being is a unique universe, but psychologists who have a keen eye for details keep discovering new behavioral patterns that are believed …

Here's Why We Need To Rethink Everything We Know About The Stanford Prison Experiment

This could have huge implications for social psychology.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment is arguably one of the most famous experiments in modern psychology and has been used as a demonstration of how people rapidly conform to their roles in extraordinary circumstances and perform acts that would be …

Psychology

These Are the Only Ways You Should Be Using a Semicolon

The semicolon is the comma's first cousin, but it works a little bit harder; it also makes you look smarter.<p>A semicolon, the hybrid between a colon …

Penguin Random House

Here is what happens when you use emotional intelligence to be successful

Few could accuse FBI agents of being soft and fluffy, and yet emotional intelligence is at the heart of most successful FBI investigations.<p>The …

Emotional Intelligence

63 Works By Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele Are at the Center of the Latest Nazi-Looted Art Dispute

On December 31, 1940, Austrian cabaret star Fritz Grünbaum graced the stage for the final time. It had been two years since he last performed as a …

Art

What Is This Small Hole in Front of My Child’s Ear?

A preauricular pit is a small hole in front of the ear, toward the face, that some people are born with. This hole is connected to an unusual sinus …

Sinusitis

10 Seriously Cool Succulents That Make Great Houseplants

If you’re looking for some eccentric, low-maintenance plants to keep you company indoors, look no further than succulents. Here are 10 of our …

Plants