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This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

Facebook Is Releasing a New Tool to Delete Your Data. Here’s How to Do It

But it won’t allow you to delete data from third-party apps like the ones Cambridge Analytica used.<p>Facebook Inc. said it will make it more …

Social Media

Silence Is Golden: A Guide to Blocking Calls and Texts in iOS 11

It’s been a good five years since Apple came out with the iOS 7 operating system that allowed millions of iPhone owners to block annoying callers …

Digital Advertising

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

A Week In New York City On A $95,000 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

How To: Make Anonymous Calls from Your iPhone

When you don't want somebody you're calling to know the real phone number associated with your iPhone, whether it's for privacy reasons, to avoid …

How to set up Apple’s Health app to unlock its awesome fitness potential

If you think the Health app is just another pointless junk app that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, think again. Unlike Stocks, Compass or Tips, it is one of the few apps that Apple won’t let you delete. Set up the Apple Health app properly, and it becomes a powerful tool for getting (or …

Considering a new career as a financial adviser?

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Americans are known for their knack for reinvention and many of us believe our …

Retirement

What happens to your body when you start exercising regularly

Leading a more active lifestyle takes time, effort, and determination, but in the end, it's really worth the shot. Here's what will happen to your body when you exercise regularly.<p><i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p>If you're thinking about leading a more active lifestyle, you're not alone. In …

Muscle

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

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Real Estate

How to find part-time work to boost your retirement

<i>I would like to work part time in retirement. But I want to try something that’s different from my primary career. Any good starting points? Any</i> …

Retirement

Slow iPhone? Here’s how to check the health of your battery

With all the fuss about depleted old batteries slowing down iPhones, it might be a good idea to at least check the health of your iPhone’s battery. To do this, you can use a free tool called coconutBattery. This handy app digs into your iOS and Mac devices to tell you how old they are, and how …

The amazing changes intermittent fasting does to your body and brain

Stars like Beyonce and Hugh Jackman have spoken out about following intermittent fasting plans to get in shape. How does intermittent fasting work? We spoke with one of the leading neuroscientists in this field, Mark Mattson at the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program, to learn …

Holistic Medicine

33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

Google’s photo-organizing service offers plenty of powerful possibilities beyond its widely known basics. Ready to take your image library to the next level?<p>With its seamless cloud storage, platform-agnostic syncing, and simple options for sharing, Google Photos has shown that managing even a …

Mobile Photography

What You Could Learn About a Successful Retirement From Current Retirees

Despite all the talk of a retirement crisis — and fears of people running through their savings too quickly — a new study has found something …

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Self-help

20 Apple Watch Tips to Help You Work and Play Better

Watch and learn.<p>For many people, the smartphone has made the traditional timepiece obsolete, with millions of people digging their phones out of their pockets or bags to check the time -- that is, if they don’t already have the thing glued to their hand.<p>For others, smartwatches such as the Apple …

Smartwatches

A closer look at the capabilities and risks of iPhone X face mapping

On Friday Apple fans were queuing to get their hands on the newly released iPhone X: The flagship smartphone that Apple deemed a big enough update to skip a numeral. RIP iPhone 9.<p>The shiny new hardware includes a front-facing sensor module housed in the now infamous ‘notch’ which takes an unsightly …

Privacy

Renovate Your Home Without Wrecking Your Budget

HAVE ALL THOSE HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOWS got you thinking about renovating your kitchen, or knocking down some walls and expanding your living room? You’re not alone. In fact, in 2017, homeowners will spend an estimated $317 billion on home improvements and repairs, up 6.7% over last year. Their …

Home Improvement

How to use external storage with Files app on iPad or iPhone

Did you ever hold your iPhone in one hand, and a USB hard drive in the other, and look back and forth between them, muttering “Why, oh why?” Well, today we have good news for you. You still can’t hook them together with a wire, but with one app you can browse all kinds of external storage devices …

Cult of Mac Magazine: Why you shouldn’t trust every Apple ID prompt, and more

It’s not uncommon to see a random popup that asks you to “Sign In to iTunes Store” on iOS. They sometimes appear unexpectedly, but they’re usually genuine. There is a chance that the app’s developer is phishing for your Apple ID password. We’ll show you an easy trick to distinguish legit popups …

Smartwatches

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3 ways your iPhone's Mail app just got better

See how Mail on your iPhone has improved.<p>It's a toss-up between Mail and Messages for the app I use most on my iPhone ($699.99 at Cricket Wireless). And maybe Instagram. (And, OK, the MLB.com At Bat app during the summer months.) But by and large, it's email and texting that I do most regularly on …

Apps

These 10 States Could Best Weather a Catastrophic Recession

Which states would survive nicely in the event of another U.S. recession? It's a fair inquiry, with the prospect of an economic downturn not out of …

Investing

Microsoft and Amazon struck a brilliant partnership to take on Google in the next big thing for cloud computing

Microsoft and Amazon have joined forces to help spread artificial intelligence across apps.<p>The two companies released a new tool for developers, called Gluon, as an open-source project, meaning anyone can use it, work on it, or contribute to it for free.<p>Releasing new programming tools like this as …

Machine Learning

To many Americans, being patriotic means being white

Vice President Pence portrayed his walk out of Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers as an of act patriotism.<p>Pence’s remarks followed President Trump’s lead in trying to make the NFL players’ national anthem protests of racial inequality in America about patriotism …

Mobile Banking

These 5 iPhone Apps Prove Augmented Reality Isn't Just Hype

In a flashy presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference this June, Apple discussed the potential augmented reality holds for the iPhone. …

Augmented Reality

How the Next Apple Inc. iPhone Will Help Fill Intel Corp.'s Factories

Intel is set to ship tens of millions of its next cellular modem, which could help the company increase its factory utilization and profits.<p>With the …

Intel Corporation

Unlike many home security cameras, this one actually pays for itself over time because it’s a one-time purchase

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Last year I reviewed a set of standalone security cameras from a company called Blink. Each camera operated on battery power, could …

Home Automation