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The high trading fees of QuadrigaCX is driving people away

I just want to bring more attention to the high trading fees of QuadrigaCX (0.5%), although I greatly appreciate their service. I don't know any …

Cryptocurrency

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Machine Learning

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Prenatal Development

New Apple Watch site pushes you to ‘close your rings’

Apple is pushing Apple Watch owners to get healthier with a new “Close Your Rings” webpage.<p>It teaches you why it’s important to take advantage of the activity and fitness tracking features on your Watch. “It’s such a simple and fun way to live a healthier day,” Apple says.<p>Some say Apple Watch is …

Smartwatches

We Are Underestimating the Ways Our Jobs Are Killing Us — and our eyes tell the story

We Are Underestimating the Ways Our Jobs Are Killing Us — and our eyes tell the story<p>I was shocked when my eye doctor could tell by looking at my …

Mayo Clinic

Why Edward Snowden supports anonymous cryptocurrencies

In light of recent events, the importance of financial privacy has become an increasingly unavoidable issue for cryptocurrency users. With the exception of anonymous cryptocurrencies, the lack of privacy measures on most leading public blockchain networks is a real cause for concern.<p>Bitcoin, …

Cryptography

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

Wellness

Next Level Money, Next Level Life

Founder of Millennial Money. Dubbed "The Millennial Millionaire" by CNBC, Grant went from $2.26 to over $1 million in 5 years, reaching financial …

Personal Finance

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

Home Improvement

Want your medical records? Be prepared to pay – a lot

Earlier this week, the CBC radio show <i>Superior Morning</i> broadcast a story about a Thunder Bay woman who was shocked to learn that getting a copy of her medical records would cost $617.<p>Beyond the obvious – that 600 bucks is quite an exorbitant price for a bunch of photocopies – the piece just begs us …

Health Care

I’m a Nutritionist and These Are the 7 Foods That Are Always in My Fridge

Grocery shopping can be overwhelming — so many aisles, endless products, and thousands of brands to choose from. As a registered dietitian, I’m …

Nutrition

Scientists find massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost

Researchers have discovered permafrost in the northern hemisphere stores massive amounts of natural mercury, a finding with significant implications …

Global Warming

Find the hidden benefits of your credit card

Extended warranties and cash back are just the tip of the iceberg. Here's how to get what's coming to you.<p>During a recent trip, my late-evening return flight was canceled due to weather. That meant I was going to need a hotel, but because the cancellation wasn't due to a mechanical issue, the …

Personal Finance

9 TED talks that will make you better with money

TED is a non-profit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has slowly evolved to include everything from global issues to academic topics. Ideas are shared via short "talks" — speeches given by experts in their …

TED Talks

How secure are your light bulbs?

Ever since trying a Google Home, I've been slowly getting more into the Internet of Things, or bringing the smart gadgets into our lives. Having a …

Home Automation

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 …

FCC

New Tool Automatically Finds and Hacks Vulnerable Internet-Connected Devices

Hacking just got fully automated for script kiddies.<p>Hacking isn’t always hard. Some lower-tier hackers use programs to automatically churn through breached login details to break into other accounts, and some penetration testing tools are designed to streamline processes so hackers can get to the …

Information Security

1,000-Year-Old Hunting Weapon Found in Melting Yukon Ice

CARCROSS, CANADA—<i>CBC News</i> reports that a barbed antler arrow point with a copper end blade discovered in melting ice last summer has been radiocarbon …

Archaeology

How To: Use Kismet to Watch Wi-Fi User Activity Through Walls

Your home has walls for privacy, but Wi-Fi signals passing through them and can be detected up to a mile away with a directional Wi-Fi antenna and a …

Wi-Fi

If a nuclear weapon is about to explode, here's what a safety expert says you can do to survive

When Hawaii's ballistic-missile-threat system blared an alert across the state on January 13, many people didn't know where to go, what to do, or whether they could even survive a nuclear attack.<p>The alert sowed confusion, fear, and, pandemonium — especially among tourists— in the 38 minutes before …

Nuclear Energy

The NSA’s voice-recognition system raises hard questions for Echo and Google Home

Are Amazon and Google doing enough to keep spies out?<p>Suppose you’re looking for a single person, somewhere in the world. (We’ll call him Waldo.) You know who he is, nearly everything about him, but you don’t know where he’s hiding. How do you find him?<p>The scale is just too great for anything but a …

Scientists Warn World Is Now "More Vulnerable to Smallpox" After Controversial Virus Synthesis

Uh oh.<p>It's been described as the deadliest disease in human history, and scientists are warning the world may have just inched closer to seeing its …

Where the super rich store their money, and where everybody else does

Last month, President Donald Trump reportedly floated a potential new campaign slogan: “How’s your 401(k) doing?”<p>Fair enough... the stock market has …

Retirement

How Canada’s addiction to road salt is ruining everything

This winter, Calgary has expanded its use of beet juice as a de-icing alternative to road salt. While slightly more expensive than salt, the mixture …

Ontario

RESP Contribution And Grant Rules For 2017

One of the main benefits of RESP accounts is the federal Canadian Educational Savings Grant (CESG). This grant is <b>20%</b> of any eligible contributions in …

RESPs - Individual or Family?

RESPs: Benefits of Both Individual and Family Plans<p>In either type of RESP, you can apply for the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG), the …

When Trading in Bitcoin, Keep the Tax Man in Mind

Bitcoin may grab headlines when it skyrockets in value, as it did much of last year, or when it plunges precipitously, as it has this week.<p>But the virtual currency has a reputation for providing a sense of anonymity to those who own it.<p>That anonymity doesn’t extend to the tax authorities, …

Cryptocurrency

Yes, U.S. Border Guards Can Search Your Phone. Here's How It Works

The issue came up during a testy exchange at a U.S. Senate hearing.<p>WASHINGTON — In one of several testy exchanges during a U.S. Senate hearing this …

Immigration

Aspirin for heart attack: Chew or swallow?

Immediate first aid works to minimize blood clotting triggered by plaque ruptures<p>Updated: December 4, 2017<p>Published: May, 2005<p>You've always been …

Chest pain: A heart attack or something else?

Tips for telling cardiac chest pain from other types<p>Updated: August 12, 2017<p>Published: May, 2010<p>That dull burning feeling in your chest doesn't seem …