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Ask the Doctors: Niacin proven effective in lowering cholesterol

<b>Dear Doctor:</b> <i>I’ve been taking niacin for years to lower my cholesterol. Do you think it really helps</i>?<p><b>Dear Reader</b>: First, let’s look at niacin and its …

Holistic Medicine

The Top 14 Things to Do in St. Augustine

For all those who thought the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia was the first settlement in the United States, the city of St. Augustine will …

Top 14

5 Amazing Day Trips From Mexico City

Travel<p>Whether you're looking for adventures in nature or experiences in culture, here are five easy trips to take if you're based in Mexico City.<p>With world-renowned restaurants like Pujol, iconic local artists like Diego Rivera, and hip neighborhoods like Condesa, Mexico City is arguably the …

Mexico City

Security researcher shows how to brute force iPhone passcodes [Video]

<b>Update</b>: In a statement, Apple has refuted this vulnerability and said it was not tested correctly by the security researcher:<p>According to a new report from <i>ZDNet</i>, security researcher Matthew Hickey has discovered a new way to bypass the passcode lock on any iOS device. Hickey claims that his brute …

Information Security

20 Borderline Genius DIY Ideas For Repurposing Five Gallon Buckets

Repurposing makes so much sense. Instead of throwing things out that you no longer use, you can just turn them into something that you do use. These …

Android malware is infecting Amazon Fire TVs and Fire Sticks

If you've loaded any apps onto your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick that let you watch pirated movies and TV shows, you could be at risk from a cryptocurrency-mining Android virus. <i>AFTVnews</i> reports that the virus -- a malware worm variant -- is not specifically targeting Fire TV devices, but they're …

VPNFilter malware has infected a million routers — here's what you need to know

A recent discovery that new router-based malware, known as VPNFilter, had infected well over 500,000 routers just became even worse news. In a report …

Wi-Fi

20 Literally Genius Dryer Sheet Hacks You'll Actually Want To Try

Clean deodorant stains, stop your shoes squeaking, and get the static out of your hair.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 15 Damn-Near Brilliant Hacks Using Cotton Balls<p>• 16 Clever Things To Do With All Those Empty Jars You've Been Hanging Onto<p>• 16 Ways To Upcycle The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer You Thought You Didn't Need

Cleaning

DePaul University lays off dozens of staff

DePaul University has announced the layoffs this week of 62 full- and part-time staff members.<p>The decision comes as the Catholic school’s board of …

How to pay off your loans using the 'debt avalanche' method

“Dear Debt” author Melanie Lockert says this method helped her repay $68,000 in student loans in under five years — and save money in the process.<p>If you’re stuck under an avalanche of debt, you might think the easiest solution is to pay the minimum on your balances each month. But you can pay it …

Personal Finance

If you get bumped off a flight this travel season, make it worth your while

DALLAS — Allison Preiss became a hero to airline passengers this spring when she scored a $10,000 travel voucher for losing her seat on an oversold flight.<p>Negotiating skill mixed with a bit of luck helped Preiss land the elusive payoff.<p>With the peak summer travel season right around the corner, …

Ensure your suitcase comes out first at baggage claim with this simple travel hack

By Spencer Hart<p>We love travelling here at T3. Whether it's exploring cities or sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun, there's nothing better …

Chapultepec, the Mexican Castle That Drove a Belgian Princess to Madness and an Austrian Archduke to the Firing Squad

A haphazard, rambling palace best described as resembling a riverboat-fortress, its place as a central part of Mexican history stretches from the …

Study confirms this method of repelling ticks really does work

Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. …

Disease

Device goes up the nose to permanently improve breathing

If you have chronic nasal congestion, it could be due to an obstruction caused by the shape of your internal nasal valve. A new device is designed to …

8 foods a Harvard nutritionist tries to eat almost every day

Want to eat like a nutrition expert? Some food choices pack an especially big nutritional punch.<p>Think of your kitchen as one big tasty medicine cabinet.<p>The right foods in the right amounts can protect your heart, keep your blood sugar stable, help you lose weight and allow you to live longer.<p>Diet …

A simple passport mistake ruined my trip to Spain — here's how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

My wife and I stood at the ticket counter, staring at each other in disbelief, unable to process what was happening.<p>Just two hours before we were supposed to fly out for a family trip to Spain, American Airlines told us that our son would not be allowed to board the plane. Our plans of drinking …

Diverticulitis: The Serious Ailment That’s Becoming More Common

Sen. John McCain was treated for diverticulitis. Experts say this serious gastrointestinal disorder is on the rise in the developed world.<p>Sen. John …

Researchers Find Thousand-Year-Old Pyramid City In The Heart Of Mexico

<b>Researchers have made a sensational discovery in Mexico, as they have uncovered the remains of an ancient Pyramid city as densely built as Manhattan.</b> …

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

Design a Bathroom for People with Disabilities by Downloading this Basic Revit Sample Model

As the profession becomes more aware of the variety of users who will use their architectural creations it is necessary to consider certain basic …

Disability

What to know about hiatal hernia surgery

A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach moves upwards into the chest. If the hernia causes severe symptoms or is likely to cause …

Medicine

Airlines are increasingly using vouchers over cash — here are the secrets for how to use them

On Thursday, a United Airlines passenger received $10,000 after being bumped from a flight. Contrary to some reports, this was in the form of a voucher and not cash.<p>Vouchers are nothing new. We hear about them all the time, especially if a flight is oversold or when something goes wrong.<p>And they're …

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

Can we 'deactivate' celiac disease?

Researchers at Stanford University may have found a chemical "switch" that, if targeted, may stop celiac disease. The findings were published in the</i> …

Medical Research

3 Compensation Secrets Airlines Don't Want You to Know

We spend all winter waiting for summertime travel, but warm-weather jet-setting is also synonymous with overcrowded airports, overbooked flights, and …

Head and neck cancer: Acid reflux may raise risk in seniors

New research investigates whether the common acid reflux is a risk factor for head and neck cancer in elderly people.<p>Dr. Edward D. McCoul, at the …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

MacBook Pro

Canadian researchers say you can improve memory with this one weird trick

Here's a study tip just in time for exam season: if you want to remember something, read it out loud.<p>It's called the "production effect" — a term …