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How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Information Security

The chair workout that might make you cancel your gym membership

05:02 | April 18, 2018<p>Fitness expert, Zehra Allibhai, has 5 exercises you can do anywhere that has a chair -- no need to pour money into expensive …

Workouts

Ancient Egyptian Incantations Tell of Biblical Human Sacrifice

Scientists have deciphered what they describe as a 1,500-year-old 'magical papyrus' that was discovered near the pyramid of the Pharaoh Senwosret …

Theology

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray review – fascinating study of disbelief

The British philosopher has produced a thought-provoking account of the tradition of atheism and the problems with it<p>There is an old story of two atheists in Northern Ireland who expressed relief that they had risen above the religious rivalry of their contemporaries. Then one defined himself as a …

Atheism

'Good' cholesterol tied to higher infectious disease risk

What is typically referred to as "good cholesterol" is now facing closer scrutiny from researchers. A new study has found a link between a higher …

Holistic Medicine

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray review – is every atheist an inverted believer?

An impressively erudite work, ranging from St Augustine to Joseph Conrad, embraces an atheism that finds enough mystery in the material world<p>There has been a rash of books in recent years by thinkers for whom the human race is getting nicer and nicer. Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley and …

Atheism

Author Traces Christianity's Path From 'Forbidden Religion' To A 'Triumph'

For years, religion scholar Bart Ehrman wanted to write a book about the early spread of Christianity, but he shied away from it because the topic seemed too big.<p>Eventually, Ehrman decided that the massive scope is what made the project so compelling: "The entire history of the West was transformed …

Theology

Paint colour ideas

Bright Yellow Office<p>Forest Green<p>Orange You Glad<p>Wool Design Details<p>Acid Green Country House Drawing Room<p>Caddie Brown Living Room<p>Top Trompe-L'oeil …

5 Things the French Know About Laundry (That You’re Probably Doing All Wrong)

Tip #2 is totally life-changing.<p>Writer Danielle Postel-Vinay may live in New York City and the Hudson River Valley—but she knows a thing or two about …

Country Lifestyle

iPhone battery troubles? 3 easy fixes

So, your iPhone doesn't work like it used to. Maybe it has slowed considerably, or it powers off prematurely.<p>The good news: You might not need to splurge for a new device. It could just be your battery.<p>To check quickly, search for "Battery" in Settings. A small noticewill appear at the top of the …

Mobile Technology

Let Stephen Hawking blow your mind with what happened before the Big Bang

Stephen Hawking is a smart guy.<p>The famed cosmologist has reinvented the way we understand the universe, from black holes to the dawn of time.<p>He also …

How to Turn Just One Color Into an Entire Room Palette

We've all see those rooms in Architectural Digest and House Beautiful bathed in a single color. They remind me of storybook interiors – playful, …

Interior Design

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …

Literature

‘Reason is non-negotiable’: Steven Pinker on the Enlightenment

What is enlightenment? In a 1784 essay with that question as its title, Immanuel Kant answered that it consists of “humankind’s emergence from its self-incurred immaturity”, its “lazy and cowardly” submission to the “dogmas and formulas” of religious or political authority. Enlightenment’s motto, …

Alexander Hamilton

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

The Forgotten Renewable: Geothermal Energy Production Heats Up

Three and a half hours east of Los Angeles lies the Salton Sea, a manmade oasis in the heart of the Mojave Desert. It was created in 1905, when a canal broke and the Colorado River flooded the desert for more than a year. The Sea became a tourist hotspot in the 1950's, perfect for swimming, …

Renewable Energy

Gone With A Shot? Hopeful New Signs Of Relief For Migraine Sufferers

Humans have suffered from migraines for millennia. Yet, despite decades of research, there isn't a drug on the market today that prevents them by targeting the underlying cause. All of that could change in a few months when the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce its decision about …

Medicine

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

It’s been one of the vexing questions in medicine: Why is it that most people who have heart attacks or strokes have few or no conventional risk factors?<p>These are patients with normal levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, no history of smoking or diabetes, and no family history of …

Medicine

University of Haifa researchers decipher mysterious Dead Sea Scroll

“An important peculiarity of the present discovery is the fact that the [Qumran] sect followed a 364-day calendar."<p>The reconstructed scroll in …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Baffled By Mysterious Neanderthal Structure

An international team of archaeologists in France have recently dated a Neanderthal-built structure that has been isolated deep within a cave for …

Archaeology

Scientists are keeping a close eye on the Beaufort Gyre

The Beaufort Gyre, an immense 60-mile-diameter pool of cold freshwater and sea ice, is “stuck” in a clockwise rotation that should have ended years ago. Its eventual reversal could send massive amounts of chilly water straight toward western Europe, plunging it into brutal winters and disrupting …

Global Warming

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Google Maps

8 ways to speed up your old, tired iPhone

Apple is slowing down older iPhones to conserve battery life. Use these tips to boost your phone's performance.<p>It's not just your imagination -- your old iPhone is, in fact, getting slower. Apple admitted today that it's slowing down older iPhones in order to preserve deteriorating battery …

Apps

If someone is friends with their exes, it could be a warning sign they're a psychopath — here's why

People tend to have strong opinions about whether you can stay friends with an ex or not. You may be optimistic about the situation, and are happy to become friends soon after a break up, or you may think that when you cut the cord it means goodbye forever.<p>It's not an exact science either way, but …

Psychology

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

Jump Rope Workout Challenge​ | Women's Health

'I Tried Jumping Rope Every Day For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'<p>The results were SERIOUSLY impressive.<p>Photograph courtesy of Samantha Lefave<p>I’ve always thought the jump rope was a totally underrated piece of equipment. Sure, we all loved it when we were kids, but unless you’re a CrossFitter or …

This tiny bit of the brain could offer clues about addiction

It's responsible for getting you to stop doing things.<p>Neuroscientists know a lot about what happens in the brain when someone decides to do something, like reach for a cookie on the office snack table. What they’re less certain about, though, is what happens when someone starts to do something, and …

The Brain

10 Outside Christmas Decorations for Your Front Porch

With all the Christmas tasks on your to do list, you might just want to forget about decorating once you’ve set up the tree and fluffed your red …