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This $29 smart scale works with Google Fit, Apple Health and more

Tracking your weight has gone from a manual process to an automated one thanks to smart scales. In the past, these scales had been on the pricey …

Body Fat

Big Pharma Gets a Big Win From Trump

The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, one candidate famously claimed that drug companies were …

Pharma

21 Things Fiftysomethings Wish Twentysomethings Knew

"Inside every old person is a young person who’d like to get out." H/T Quora<p>"[...]By going through the motions you will eventually gain it." — L. Lee<p>— Tim Dees<p>"[...]Having kids can be a huge expense, milestone, and disappointment. Aaaaand there’s the other side too…" — Bill Dred<p>"[...]Often our …

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free | Inc.com

One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees you to live.<p>Steve Jobs said it best in his …

Motivation

Keep an eye on your home while away with the $29 YI Home Camera

This wireless camera records in 720p and has a built-in microphone and speaker so you can speak back and forth with someone by using the YI Home app …

MicroSD

10 essential pizzas

From thin-crust to stuffed to deep-dish, Chicago's world of pizza has never been broader. Here are 10 favorites:<p><b>1 Sausage pizza at Vito & Nick's</b><p>This 90-plus-year-old pizzeria was voted Chicago's best spot for thin-crust by Tribune readers in 2016, and one bite through the red-sauce-smeared cracker …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Photography

25 Tiny Changes That Will Make You a Happier Person | Inc.com

Most of us spend over half our waking days at work. And too many of us consider it a necessary sacrifice, something we're required to do to provide for ourselves and our families and make it possible to enjoy the time we have for ourselves.<p>That attitude needs a rethink.<p>What if the workplace could …

Happiness

16 Tips for Living a Happy Life Starting Right Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It doesn’t matter your age, how much money you have in your bank account, your marital status or what you do for a living, we all want to be more successful in our lives. Of course, defining success is different for each us, but here are …

10 Books You Should Read During Black History Month

Historian Carter G. Woodson had specific goals when he created “Negro History Week,” what later became Black History Month, in 1926. He wanted to …

Sitting All Day Makes Your Body Age Faster

The antidote is really simple, though: Be active for just 30 minutes a day.<p>If you stand up right now, you’ll be extending your life. Scientists have discovered that sitting down not only causes all kinds of health problems, but it might actually also make you age quicker.<p>“Our study found cells age …

How Black America Saw Obama

I stood in Grant Park on election night 2008, along with more than 200,000 other people, and watched as a man I’d known as a fellow member of a Chicago church, a man I’d worked to help get elected, took to the stage. He would be the first black president of the United States of America. My joy at …

Ahead of President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago this week, the author of a celebrated book about the city explains how it works as a microcosm of the US, with its legacy of policies reinforcing ethnic and economic divisions<p>In a couple of days, President Barack Obama will give a farewell …

African-American News

The 11 best anime series for newcomers to stream

A guide for newcomers and lapsed fans on what to watch<p>Anime has many meanings, depending on who you are.<p>Anime is lazy childhood afternoons watching <i>Dragonball Z</i><i>,</i> or getting up early before school to watch <i>Pokémon</i>. It’s <i>Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro</i>, and the collected works of Studio Ghibli. For …

30-day challenges may be more effective than New Year's resolutions. Here's why.

When the new year begins and those old calendars come down, countless people began pursuing their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and/or lead a …

9 Things That Will Keep You From Being Successful | Inc.com

We all know success takes hard work and perseverance. But there's another factor that's often overlooked: mental and emotional strength. Like most positive traits, it comes more easily to some than to others, but anyone can work to develop it.<p>To develop mental strength, you have to be willing to …

Self-improvement

Google Play Music gets a total overhaul

The revamped app focuses heavily on context and personalization<p>Google’s approach to software increasingly centers around personalized recommendations and assistance. It will filter your email and surface only the messages you need to see, pop up alerts if your train line goes out of service, and …

Slavery, Democracy, and the Racialized Roots of the Electoral College

At 11:45 p.m. on November 6, 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that “the electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” Four years later, at 2:31 a.m. on …

Black History

10 Reasons You're Stuck In A Life You Don't Want To Be Living

Everyone says they want to live a great life, have healthy relationships and look and feel their best, but how many are willing to put in the work day-after-day? If you look around your life and listen to all of the whining you'll soon find that most people are situated comfortably in their …

Federal student loan servicing still a problem, GAO report says

When you can't afford to pay your federal student loans, what should you do?<p>Call your loan servicer and explain your predicament. The name of your servicer is on your bill, giving you information about what you owe and how payments are collected. If the servicer behaves correctly, the person you …

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

Day 10: The best taqueria in Chicago

<i>Reporter Nick Kindelsperger is eating tacos every day in May in an attempt to complete six challenges posed by his co-workers.</i><p><i>Read his list of challenges.</i><p><i>Catch up with every day he's eaten tacos so far.</i><p><b>Tacos eaten:</b> 10<p><b>Restaurants visited:</b> 3<p><b>Total tacos eaten this month:</b> 69<p><b>Total restaurants visited</b> …

Landmark heart disease study marks 30 years of research

Her heart beats thump, squish, thump, squish. Depending on the angle, the muscle appears to squeeze and release or wobble side to side. Blood flows toward the skin, then away. The valves flutter as they open and shut.<p>White and light gray streaks outlining black spaces bring Jill Langham's heart …

Medicine

9. Mass Effect Was A 'Sex Simulator'

Chances are there's going to be a lot of Fox News popping up in this list - they're simply the kings of taking a completely threadbare news story and …

The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t …

9 reasons why your car won't start

You skipped that second cup of coffee. You are running late. To make matters worse, your car won't start. Why? What can you do?<p>No-starts fall into two basic categories:<p>1. The engine will not crank or cranks slowly<p>2. The engine cranks, but does not run<p><b>No or low cranks</b><p><b>Dead battery</b><p>A dead battery is …

The 6 States Where You Can’t Play Powerball

With tonight's Powerball drawing set at a staggering $1.5 billion, jackpot junkies eagerly await the announcement for the winning numbers to see …

Powerball Lottery Has Host of Runner-Up Prizes for Grabs

There were no Powerball winners this weekend, but there were 18,315,365 other winners, officials said.<p>All eyes are predictably on the jackpot, but …