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Opinion: If you want to get rich, invest in Treasury bills, not FAANG stocks or bitcoin

Demand curves are usually downward-sloping. That’s because people will buy more of a product when it is cheaper and less of it when it is more …

Stock Markets

I Spent 80 Days Trying to Get Abs and It Ruined My Life

I lost 30 pounds and a quarter of my body fat and all it cost was my social life, my relationship, and any joy I had.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>There is a photo of Hugh Jackman that's been circling the internet for awhile. It’s a side-by-side shot comparing Jackman's physique …

Fitness

How a Laid-Off Computer Engineer Built the Most Successful Product on Amazon

A small company with no marketing budget, and it consistently has one of the top-selling products on Amazon. Here's how it all happened.<p>This is a story about initiative, opportunity, true success--and just maybe how it can inspire you to do something similar yourself.<p>Nearly a decade ago, when …

computerengineer

Rise of the robots: There won't be enough work to go around, fmr. Apple CEO says

In 10 to 15 years, robots will be able to write better computer code than even the most skilled coders today, according to former Pepsi president and Apple CEO John Sculley, a development that is representative of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.<p>“AI is foundational …

20 Smart And Practical Home Decor Tips Our Readers Actually Swear By

Do you follow the 1-3-5 rule?<p><i>Note: Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

How To: Exploring Kali Linux Alternatives: How to Get Started with BlackArch, a More Up-to-Date Pentesting Distro

In 2013, Offensive Security released Kali Linux, a rebuild of BackTrack Linux derived from Debian. Since then, Kali has gone on to become somewhat of …

Linux

Reducing noise: tips for a quieter home

We all know that no home is a silent haven, but there are some key things that you can and should do, if you want to significantly reduce noise in …

Home Improvement

This Is How To Decide If A Photo Should Be Color Or Black And White

I know I’m not the only photographer who has been confronted by the following dilemma: <i>should this shot be color or black and white?</i> Some people may …

The Seven Types of Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own

<b>Last Updated December, 2017.</b><p>Long a product of the highest craftsmanship and design — from wizened men in Turkey to cobblers in Western New York — …

These 12 sheet sets have earned Amazon customers’ snuggly seal of approval

At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than getting into a fresh bed with soft sheets (dream bonus: fresh-out-of-the-dryer warm). Just …

A mattress is a big investment. Follow these steps to find one that’s perfect for you.

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story gave the incorrect name for an organization that tests polyurethane foam for off-gassing. It is CertiPUR-US, not Certipur. This version has been corrected.<p>The only thing more exhausting than sleeping on a bad mattress is shopping for a new one. First, …

Work from Home

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

Yes, You Should Put Water In Your Whiskey

Classy whiskey drinkers like to add a few drops of water to their glass. Now chemists have explained why that makes it taste better.<p>Whiskeys and other liquors start out as sugary slurries. Yeast eat the sugar and make alcohol. Distillers heat up that alcoholic mixture, isolating ethanol (the …

35 Brilliant Ways to Save Money Around Your Home

You don’t have to cut corners to cut costs. These simple projects and maintenance tasks will help you achieve the thing we love most about DIY: …

Savemoney

Sun Rain Room review – a home for all seasons

Architects Anna Liu and Mike Tonkin have spent 12 years on an extension that lets the weather straight into their Georgian townhouse. The result is hard not to love – especially on a rainy day<p>When it starts raining on the slate roof of the Grade II-listed, late Georgian north London house where the …

North London

How to Garden Like a Frenchwoman: 10 Ideas to Steal from a Paris Balcony

Making elegance look effortless, actress and script writer Diane Valsonne transformed a narrow Parisian balcony into a chic garden. When we dropped …

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

The mostly complete chart of Neural Networks, explained

The zoo of neural network types grows exponentially. One needs a map to navigate between many emerging architectures and approaches.<p>Fortunately, …

Deep Learning

New Trojan Never Saves a File during Its Infection Chain

A new trojan leverages a fileless infection chain in that it never saves a file to the machine, thereby making analysis via a sandbox more difficult. …

Your 'Anonymous' Browsing Data Isn't Actually Anonymous

Researchers said it was "trivial" to identify users and view their browsing habits in purchased 'anonymous' browsing data.<p>In August 2016, a data broker received a phone call from a woman named Anna Rosenberg, who worked for a small startup in Tel Aviv. Rosenberg claimed she was training a neural …

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

2018 Honda Accord review: ratings, specs, photos, price and more - Roadshow

With more consumers pivoting toward crossovers every day, it may be easy to downplay the importance of the launch of a new midsize sedan. When the new midsize sedan is a Honda Accord, however, it's still very much a big deal. Through June, the Japanese automaker sold 160,091 copies of the current …

Ask a Pro: What Organizing Products Are Worth Buying?

Staying organized from day to day is no easy feat. Throw a small, storage-deprived apartment and, you know, life into the mix—and suddenly keeping …

The neverending cybersecurity arms race

Nobody questions whether cybersecurity’s relevance has skyrocketed in recent years. The frequency of attacks and the amount of damage attacks can inflict have both risen exponentially. Across all industries, big and small companies are scattering for solutions to protect their highly sensitive …

Cybersecurity

Multiprocessing with Python

Modern computers are good at multitasking. Quad-core devices like the Pi 2 and 3 can share work between their cores, and your programs can run up to …

Font Pairing Tool Makes Typographic Decisions With The Taste Of A Human Being

Screenshot via Fontjoy<p><b>Whether you like it</b> or not, artificial intelligence will soon be able to complete tasks that only humans used to be able to do. …

How to clean mildew from silicone seals in the shower

<i>Q: I’d like to know how to clean the mildew from the silicone seals in my frameless shower. The shower never looks clean with that blackened silicone. Or would I be better off removing the silicone and settling for a little water leaking out?</i><p><b>Arlington</b><p><b>A:</b> Chlorine bleach removes mildew stains. When …

Home Improvement

The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity

Determining the ROI for any cybersecurity investment, from staff training to AI-enabled authentication managers, can best be described as an enigma shrouded in mystery. The digital threat landscape changes constantly, and it’s very difficult to know the probability of any given attack succeeding — …

Management

This stunning vintage Airstream is a Scandinavian design dream come true

We always love a great Airstream conversion, and this Scandinavian-inspired renovation is making us green with design envy. Natasha Lawyer and Brett …

Interior Design