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Equifax’s Instructions Are Confusing. Here’s What to Do Now.

It’s time for all of us to play defense, because Equifax clearly did not.<p>In the wake of the epic breach of as many as 143 million of our Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files, the company put up a website that attempted to make sense of things for …

Identity Theft

The Master Algorithm: How the quest for the ultimate learning machine will remake our world

about from publisher:In the world’s top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of …

Algorithms

Three Essential Crappie Lures

The size 4 or 6 X-Rap excels at calling attention and then suspending in the strike zone. A few twitches will get it noticed, and a long pause makes …

Fishing

25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

Cooking

The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude

A half-century ago, Gabriel García Márquez, after yet another visit to the pawnshop, sent his now signature novel to his publisher. As Solitude turns 50, Paul Elie interviews Gabo’s longtime agent—just weeks before her death, at 85—and discovers the events that led to a literary revelation.<p>The …

Literature

17 “Twilight Zone” Episodes To Watch If You’ve Never Seen “The Twilight Zone”

*Rod Serling voice* You're traveling through another dimension...

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

New Mexico

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

Telescopes

Google Launches Brotli, a New Open Source Compression Algorithm For the Web

Mark Wilson writes: <i>As websites and online services become ever more demanding, the need for compression increases exponentially. Fans of Silicon</i> …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

Skerry: 15-foot Double-Ender - Fast Rowing and Sailing Dinghy

Easy to build, easy to row, and easy to sail – the Skerry is a truly versatile boat, and a pretty one, too.<p>The Skerry design combines elements of …

Should this be the flag for planet Earth?

What's going to happen when astronauts finally land on Mars? In all likelihood, the expedition will be a joint effort between multiple nations and space agencies. So when a perilous explorer steps out onto the red planet, we might need a new flag. One that represents Earth. Such a mission is …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence.

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. <br>By: Dave Stopera <br>Via: buzzfeed.com<p>1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.<p>NASA Goddard Space Flight Center …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

Watches

10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Wood Stoves

A new generation of wood stoves offers fuel efficiency, high combustion temperatures, and lower emissions to be environmentally responsible, powerful …

Anthem Breach: What Should I Do Right Now?

Repercussions from some data breaches are easily remedied, but victims of insurance company Anthem’s breach will have to remain vigilant against fraud for the rest of their lives.<p>The insurance company, which is one of the nation's largest and includes several major Blue Cross and Blue Shield …

Identity Theft

Place a Fraud Alert

Contact one credit reporting company.<p>Ask the company to put a fraud alert on your credit file.<br>• Confirm that the company you call will contact the …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

10 Great Latino Albums of 2014

Some of the most notable Latin music recordings of 2014 celebrated and explored major themes—culture, race, national and ethnic identity and the sacred-- in all of their complexity. Even while singing or rapping to social and environmental injustice and exploitation, the thought-provoking music of …

Terry'S

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

How to Pick (and Manage) Credit Cards for the Best Travel Rewards

Everybody loves to visit foreign countries and exotic lands, but it can be tough to save up for the travel that you'd like to do. Luckily, credit …

Personal Finance

Lou Reed: 20 Essential Tracks

A look back at the legendary rocker's best moments from the Velvet Underground and beyond<p>After leaving the Velvet Underground in 1970, Lou Reed went …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature