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Apple looks to patent yoga calorie counting

Ever wonder how many calories you are burning doing yoga? Well Apple has applied for a patent for a way to do just that.<p>Why it matters: The pitch for …

Yoga

Jeff Bezos Is Helping to Build a Clock Meant to Keep Time for 10,000 Years

Few human inventions are meant to last hundreds of years, much less thousands. But the 10,000 Year Clock is designed to keep accurate time for …

Jeff Bezos

An inexpensive lawyer in the suburbs is fine for smaller estates

<b>Dear Liz:</b> My wife and I have updated our will and trust every 10 years. So far we've been sorely disappointed. The local bar association recommended some attorneys, but they were relatively young, inexperienced, unable to answer a lot of our most basic questions, and produced documents that I could …

Retirement

Water purification could be the key to more electric cars

Humanity is going to need a <i>lot</i> of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over, and that's a problem when there's only so much lithium available from conventional mines. There may be an oddball solution for that, however: turn the world's oceans into eco-friendly mines. Scientists have …

Lithium

Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

Electronic skins might not only detect health troubles in the near future, but display them for the world to see. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an e-skin that can measure vital signs like your heartbeat and display them in real time on a skin display. The design blends a breathable …

Nanotech

67% Of Presenters Are Making This Huge Mistake, And It's Ruining Their Presentations

We’ve all experienced the pain of having to listen to, and sit through, a terrible presentation. Maybe the presenter was just awful. Maybe the performance was as dry as sand. But most likely, the presentation just completely missed the mark in terms of giving us the information we were hoping to …

Public Speaking

Study Says: This Is the Best Way to Pay Off Debt

The "best" approach is also kind of irrational. See if it's best for you or if you prefer an alternative strategy.<p>We humans are not always rational. …

Personal Finance

Suffer from tinnitus? This might bring you relief

People with tinnitus typically hear a ringing or buzzing sound that nobody else seems to notice. The constant noise can be debilitating in worst-case …

Neurophilosophy

Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating …

Arthritis

RightEye’s portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but physiologically speaking, they’re really windows to the brain.<p>RightEye looks through that window to detect common but often subtle vision issues resulting from concussions and other brain troubles. Its quick, portable eye-tracking station can tell …

The Brain

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

European Travel

A Quick Guide to Your W-2 Tax Form

Get the ins and outs of how to use the information on this IRS form.<p>If you're an American who worked as an employee in 2017, then you should have …

Retirement

Warn Your Aging Parents: Vicious Phone Scammers May Call, Posing As The IRS

You may have heard of the fake calls from thieves pretending to be from the IRS. It can be a threatening robocall. Or it can be a male with an aggressive manner telling the recipient of the call that they will be arrested for owing back taxes if they don’t pay immediately. These criminals carefully …

Identity Theft

Signal 101: How to Send Disappearing Messages for Ultimate Privacy

With Signal's class-leading end-to-end encryption, you can be sure your messages will remain secure as they travel to the recipient. However, once …

Apps

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Rental Housing

Going to ground: how used coffee beans can help your garden and your health

Did you know that your morning cup of coffee contributes to six million tonnes of spent coffee grounds going to landfill every year? This does not …

Coffee

The Beginner's Guide to Pickling

Although pickles have recently experienced a renewed surge in popularity—along with just about every fermented food, from kimchi to kombucha—the …

Country Lifestyle

Hookworms: the most common travel health risk no one warns Americans about

Even though the parasites were widespread in the U.S. not too long ago.<p>No one <i>wants</i> worms in their feet. But unfortunately, hookworms don’t respect personal boundaries. They will take any chance you give them to burrow into your flesh, enter your bloodstream, and wend their way to your intestines, …

Public Health

Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Imagine

It's one of the intractable financial boondoggles of the U.S. health care system: Lots and lots of patients get lots and lots of tests and procedures that they don't need.<p>Women still get annual cervical cancer testing even when it's recommended every three to five years for most women. Healthy …

Health Care

This Type of Non-Dairy Milk is the Healthiest, Study Says

That almond milk latte may be delicious, but a study just published in the <i>Journal of Food Science and Technology</i> suggests that the trendy beverage …

Nutrition

The DNA Test That Tells You What Not to Eat

Hong Konger David Leung is spurning white rice and eating fish thrice a week under a diet plan inspired by his DNA.<p>A genetic test in November that …

Molecular Biology

Cold sores: What are they, how do you get them and what can you do?

There’s little that’s more unsavoury than getting a cold sore — they’re oozy, crusty and really hard to cover up. But as horrifying as it can be to …

Public Health

Is anxiety a strong early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

The degenerative processes behind Alzheimer's disease have been found to begin 10, or even 20 years before dementia symptoms become evident and the …

We All Nearly Missed The Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded

Wha?<p>She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a "peculiar large mass" floating on the ocean, hundreds …

15 Self-Watering Planters That Make Your Everyday Life Easier

It’s in our nature to look for things designed to make our lives easier, to help us save time and effort and to basically simplify our everyday …

Why are planes nearly always painted white?

There are exceptions. Air New Zealand once turned a Boeing 777 into a giant ad for Lord of the Rings, Mango, based in Johannesburg, utilises a bright orange hue, while Siberian carrier S7 tends to colour its planes lime green. But the vast majority of passenger aircraft are painted white. Why?<p>It’s …

Stubborn hair dye stain on the shower floor? It may be something worse.

<i>Q: Our shower floor has discolored, probably from rinsing out hair color. We’ve tried everything — bleach, vinegar, Soft Scrub — and nothing makes a difference. The floor is only seven years old, so we really don’t want to replace it! Do you have any suggestions?</i><p><b>Fairfax Station</b><p><b>A:</b> The stains …

Home Improvement

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Cell Biology

Wickstrom: Lost in the mountains? Here are tips for surviving an outdoor incident

With more people than ever venturing into the outdoors, the incidence of search-and-rescue operations has also soared. The mindset is that “I’m only …

Camping

Use This GUIDE To Know When Fruit And Vegetables Are In Season To Save Money

Fruits and vegetables should be the staple products in our everyday diet, according to the claims of numerous experts on diet and nutrition. Each and …