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Robocallers are finding more creative ways to scam you

You’ve been waiting on a call from your doctor all day. Finally, you get a call from a number with the same area code as yours and you pick up. …

What determines human decisions?

One could call Daniel Kahneman the unicorn of economics. As a psychologist, he had a profound influence on people who criticized the homo economicus …

Psychology

'Spectacular' ancient public library discovered in Germany

The remains of the oldest public library in Germany, a building erected almost two millennia ago that may have housed up to 20,000 scrolls, have been discovered in the middle of Cologne.<p>The walls were first uncovered in 2017, during an excavation on the grounds of a Protestant church in the centre …

Libraries

We Asked People How They Deal With Summer Depression

"The sun is a tyrant. It's a big, flaming ball of 'should.'"<p>How could anyone possibly be sad in the summer? The sun is working overtime (hello vitamin D), happy hour starts even earlier, and walking around outside no longer requires several layers and ski mask.<p>However, some people think summer …

After death, when do Social Security benefits stop?

Here's what to expect from Social Security after a beneficiary dies.

How to recover deleted files

With the right software, you can retrieve files you thought were lost forever.<p>You need a document, photo or other file that you're sure was deleted. You've searched your hard drive. You've scoured the Recycle Bin. No sign of it? Don't panic. As long as you act quickly, you can usually bring that …

Linux

Whirlpool gets patent for sous vide cooking appliance

Whirlpool received a patent earlier this month for a sous vide cooking device, according to documents from the US Patent and Trademark Office. First reported by The Spoon, the small appliance described in the documents consists of an induction cooktop, a cooking container, a wireless temperature …

Kitchens

Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Doing the things you want to do. Seeing the places you want to see. Living life with a little less worry and a little more freedom. It all can be …

The Best Family Reunion Spot in Every State

Plan the perfect family reunion, no matter what state you’re in! On this list, there’s something for everyone: outdoorsy types, spa lovers, golfers, …

How to Get Rid of That Musty Smell in Your Basement

The first step in learning how to get rid of musty smell is to find the culprit.<p>No matter how much sweeping, mopping and spraying you do, that musty …

Interesting parental control app requires kids to exercise to earn screen time

One of the iOS 12 features to generate a lot of buzz has been Screen Time – a way to monitor app usage and set limits to reduce the amount of time spent staring at your phone.<p>You can use it yourself, of course, but parents can also use it to limit the time their kids spend using particular apps, …

Apps

Want to Work in Tech? You Don’t Need to Know How to Code

You don’t need to know Python to work at Amazon. In today’s job market, technology companies are increasingly seeking employees without technical …

Don’t Buy This: Rental Car Insurance Is Usually a Waste of Money

Tell the car rental agent “no thanks” when they pressure you to buy optional insurance. Chances are you’ve got already got the coverage you need.<p>If your summer plans involve getting behind the wheels of a rental car, either for an epic road trip or to go sightseeing once the plane lands, you’ll …

All You Need To Know About DIY Fence Projects

Have you ever built a fence? That’s a rather odd question, isn’t it? Not all properties have fences and not all fences serve the same purpose or have …

Time for that colonoscopy? First, ask your doctor how the scopes are cleaned

After a colonoscopy two years ago, Patti Damare felt so delirious and weak that she couldn’t stand on her own.<p>That was on a Friday, and she chalked up her symptoms to lingering effects of anesthesia. On Saturday, the San Marcos, Calif., woman wondered if she had contracted a killer flu or urinary …

The best inflatable mattress for guests staying the night

<b>Looking for an inflatable mattress for hosting guests in the spare room (and maybe those occasional summer glamping trips)?</b><p>We tried a number of products and reviewed them in terms of a range of criteria, including:<p>Speed and means of inflation/deflation<br>• Comfort<br>• Weight<br>• Storage size (and ease of packing …

The 10 Frozen Foods This Nutritionist Always Buys at Costco

Within the last year, Costco has become one of my favorite places to shop — especially when I'm looking to save money on healthy and organic foods. …

Vegetables

Newfangled Data Aside, Credit Scores Still Matter

Researchers and startups say all kinds of weird data can predict your creditworthiness. What kind of smartphone you have, who your friends are and …

9 Expert Tips For Negotiating an Alimony Settlement

At a certain point, the topic has to be dealt with. The only way to do it successfully is to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible.<p>Second …

Personal Finance

The Eye of the Storm dome home can withstand hurricanes — and it's officially on the market

Beachfront homes on Sullivan’s Island off Charleston, South Carolina are among the most magnificent dwellings in the country. With vistas that seem …

6 useful things you can do with fruit peels instead of throwing them out

With 40% of food in the US. sent to landfills each year to sit and produce the harmful greenhouse gas methane, it's time to rethink our relationships with food. Individuals can first reduce food waste by planning meals and buying less, but to go even further, why not try using up every bit of the …

How to adjust the temperature of your water heater

No one likes a cold shower. Even worse is getting scalded when you run the hot water. Properly setting the temperature on your water heater is important not only for your health and safety, but also for saving money on your electricity bill.<p>Here is how to adjust the temperature on your water heater …

7 Medical Tests Women Should Get By The Time They Turn 30

Being in your 20s may feel like you have enough to worry about without bothering to worry about health checkups. But as 30 approaches, doctors want …

What Is an Echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram, often called a cardiac echo test or a transthoracic echo (TTE), is a non-invasive ultrasound imaging test used to observe the …

30 of the Best Healthy Items You Can Find at Costco

As much as we love Costco, it can also be an overwhelming place to shop. With so many amazing products available, it's difficult to stick to your grocery list and know which items are worth adding to your cart. Luckily, we've narrowed down the best healthy foods and products to help make your next …

What Happens If You Eat Mold Accidentally?

Mold can show up anywhere — in the coffee-maker, in our trash can, on our mattress — and most often, around our food. We all know the feeling of …

23 Awesome Lego Life Hacks That You Wish You’d Thought Of Before

Every single thing about LEGO seems to be both inspired and simple. Even the word LEGO is wonderful, as it comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, …

FDA warning about some grain-free dog foods

The FDA is now warning dog owners that some grain-free pet foods could be linked to heart disease in dogs. That’s confusing to some families who were …

How Much Water You Need to Drink in the Summer, According to Your Body Weight

According to registered dietitian and nutritionist Lauren Minchen, the amount of water you need depends on your body weight.<p>It’s important to stay …