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Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Startup employees: Here is the proper way to value your stock options

Good was about 15 years old. In its most recent incarnation, Good specialized in software for managing mobile devices. It had a variety of owners over the years, but in the last few years it raised a lot of venture capital and it filed to go public in 2014.<p>Then its business segment got …

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 Years

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 YearsRed and white capsuleGetty Images/Image SourceDo you ever think that it's kinda crazy …

Anti-aging

Meet a dividend investor who’s on his way to early retirement

<b>MARK SEED</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Project manager<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Approximately 30 Canadian and U.S. dividend stocks such as Bank of Nova Scotia, BCE Inc., Fortis Inc., Coca-Cola Co. and Johnson & Johnson; also, exchange-traded funds such as iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund.<p><b>The investor</b><p>Since …

One of the most bullish Wall Street strategists just offered one of the most bearish outlooks for 2016 we've read yet

"We believe the S&P 500 will likely suffer its first calendar year loss since 2008," Belski and his team wrote in their 2016 outlook note to clients on Wednesday.<p>He has a 2016 year-end target of <b>2,100</b> on the S&P 500, with an earnings-per-share target of $130.<p>On Wednesday, the index closed near 2,089.<p>…

Stock Markets

How the changes to Social Security affect you

<b>WHAT is Changing with Social Security?</b><p>The two strategies affected by the new law (that law being the 2015 budget) are known as File and Suspend and Restricted Application.<p>File and Suspend allowed you (generally the higher earner in a couple) to file for, but suspend taking, your Social Security …

How I tracked down and anonymously chatted with an insanely private hacker

Here is how I did it:<p>I became aware of a teenage hacker who made a malware platform called Tox that was quite powerful. The hacker communicated using the dark web — forums on websites that could only be accessed using web browsers that anonymize traffic. He also posted a few updates on Pastebin, a …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

9 Features Every DSLR Should Have Now

They say that the DSLR’s better days are behind it, but it’s still the choice for most working pros. Rapid advances on point and shoots, ILCs …

Q&A: Genome Pioneer Craig Venter Plans Largest Human Genome Project to Aid Longevity

New institute would collect 40,000 genomes to try to crack the secrets of healthy aging.<p>Human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter announced plans Tuesday to sequence the gene maps of 40,000 volunteers in a bid to crack the secrets of healthy human aging.<p>During the 1990s, Venter, 68, gained fame (and …

How The Western Press Is Getting It Terribly Wrong In Ukraine

When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are ,in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.<p>So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin …

Don't Believe The Hype: These New Services Won't Protect You From The NSA

On its website, the company Private WiFi sells virtual private networks that it says can resist government snooping. “Don’t want the government to know what you are doing? Then it’s time to get a VPN," the company says.<p>Another such company, HideIPVPN, makes a similar promise.“NSA and FBI are spying …

Seven warning signs your identity may have been stolen

You can’t run and you can’t hide. Data breaches are the new normal and the problem is likely to get worse as hackers get even better at breaking and entering.<p>“Every company, no matter how good their security team and no matter how strong their security technology, has something valuable these …

How a 365 Project Changed My Life

Just over a year ago, photography was my most precious hobby. I really enjoyed it and took photos fairly often, but I felt that if I wanted to take …

Sense of Taste: Coconut Mousse Cake (Recipe)

Last week, I blogged about being naughty and not conforming to a post-New Year's diet. Eating more healthfully year-round has always been my approach, so an occasional slice of cake won't lead me into a downward spiral of gluttony.<p>I've been thinking about how the texture of food can change your …

The Only Banana Recipes You'll Ever Need

<i>Lauren Salkeld, photo by Lara Ferroni</i><p>There are so many reasons for banana bread's popularity. As a quick bread, it's not only easy to make, but fast. Banana bread is also one of the best possible uses for browning bananas -- you can even freeze your fruit and bake the bread later. There's also the …

Warning: Internet Stocks May Be Headed For A Fall

After a year that recalls the dot-com boom, Internet stocks may be headed for a fall.<p>That’s the upshot of a new note today from a Morgan Stanley team led by analyst Scott Devitt, who lowered the firm’s outlook on Internet stocks to “in-line,” meaning they’re currently overpriced. If Twitter’s …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

Twitter founder reveals secret formula for getting rich online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

An Introduction to Blend Modes in Photoshop

This week I had a number of readers email to ask about the topic of ‘blend modes’ in Photoshop. So I thought I’d see what our friends at Phlearn have …

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