Mitchell Stein Sr.

19,549 Flips | 21 Magazines | 18,548 Likes | 103 Following | 1,436 Followers | @mitermiser | Artist, Subtance Abuse Professional, Public Speaker and Inventor of the MITERMISER. I love to read, paint and repurpose stuff in new ways.

Just say no: Wi-Fi-enabled appliance botnet could bring power grid to its knees

Princeton researchers find army of high-wattage IoT devices could cripple electric grid.<p>BALTIMORE—At USENIX Security Symposium here on Wednesday, …

Princeton University

Scientists may have uncovered exactly how eating certain vegetables can prevent colon cancer

Newsflash: Vegetables are good for you! OK, so this may not exactly be news, but a new study from a team of researchers at Imperial College London …

Research

I went to adult summer camp—here’s what it was like

I work at a wellness company and so it’s my (gluten-free) bread and (nut) butter to know the many ways that stress can interfere with us all living …

Summer Camp

'Very Abnormal Behaviour' From Russian Satellite Sparks Fears It May Be a Space Weapon

We know almost nothing about it.<p>High above our heads, there's a mysterious Russian satellite. And the strange way it's acting – according to the US …

United Nations

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

The Latest: 60 more ex-CIA officials criticize Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the revoking of security clearances (all times local):<p>5:40 p.m.<p>Sixty former CIA officials are joining a chorus of national security professionals denouncing President Donald Trump's decision to yank the security clearance of former CIA …

Donald Trump

GlassesUSA app can test your glasses prescription without going to eye doctor

(Credit: DuxX/iStockphoto)<p>Sidestepping the optometrist and getting your glasses online isn't new, but the new app from GlassesUSA makes the process even easier and cheaper. The Prescription Scanner app (iOS, Android) is like skipping the steps of making an appointment, keeping the appointment, …

Apps

Why Do You Fall Out Of Love In Long-Term Relationships? An Expert Explains, & Ugh, Sad

It's the million-dollar question everyone seeks the answer to: Why do you fall out of love? I've been in several relationships, and almost every …

Relationships

Can You Rewire Your Brain? Maybe. (It’s Tricky. Be Careful.)

A self-help skeptic is confronted with evidence — anecdotal and scientific — that we may be able to think ourselves into a better place.<p>I‘m not the …

Psychology

Blood pressure medication recalled because it gives you cancer instead

If you’re on a drug for high blood pressure or heart failure, it’s pretty likely that you’re doing your best to keep your body in working order. …

Valsartan

What Helps When You’re Suicidal - From Those Who Have Been There

Real-world advice if you're experiencing suicidal thoughts - or supporting someone who is.<p>New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the OECD. This week, VICE spoke to three young women who survived suicidal ideation about their experiences, what being suicidal was like, how they managed to …

Mental Health

How to Perform a Reverse Image Search the Easy Way

If you’ve stumbled across an image on the internet—perhaps on your favorite social media site—and you want to know more about it, you can always ask …

Image Search

‘Mr. Trump’ makes surprise appearance at Manafort trial

President Donald Trump has insisted that Paul Manafort’s federal trial has nothing to do with him, and his name has made only cameo appearances during the trial.<p>Which is why courtroom observers were startled on Thursday morning to hear the presiding judge, T.S. Ellis III, ask a “Mr. Trump” if he …

Donald Trump

Zero Breeze is the World’s Coolest Portable Air Conditioner

Camping can be an absolute blast, but it can also be an absolute nightmare when the weather is hot and muggy. Well, now you can kiss that nightmare …

Portable

Elizabeth Warren Put a Stake in the Ground. We Should Pay Close Attention.

If corporations want to be treated like people then they should be punished like them, too.<p>It is not often that you see a politician put a stake in the ground, run a big bright flag up it, and declare that this is where I stand, dammit. This is what Senator Professor Warren, a daughter of Oklahoma, …

Middle-class

The dangerous precedent Trump sets by revoking John Brennan's security clearance

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's the explanation Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch gave when asked why he supported President Donald Trump's decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance:<p><i>"I'm surprised it took him so long. Brennan has not been a friend of the administration at all."</i><p>Hatch is …

Donald Trump

Environmentally-Caused Disease Crisis? Pesticide Damage to DNA Found 'Programmed' Into Future Generations

When Dr. Paul Winchester, a pediatrician, moved to Indiana from Colorado in 2002, he noticed something disturbing—a high number of birth defects.<p>"I …

Birth Defects

7 Things You Can Purge From Your Kitchen—and Instantly Double Your Storage Space

Want to double your kitchen counter space and triple your drawer space? You don't need a costly renovation, just a deliberate decluttering session. …

Renovations

Over 50k people have blocked Twitter's biggest advertisers over the Alex Jones debacle (and you can too)

Alex Jones can’t win these days. As the unofficial mascot of conspiracy theorists everywhere, Jones — the man who answers the question: What happens when you turn human skin inside-out and continue to wear it? — has seen his beloved InfoWars brand blocked on every major platform that isn’t a …

Alex Jones

One of the Largest Aquifers in the World Is Disappearing Because of Farmers

Without conservation efforts, a critical water source will soon go dry.<p>Every summer the US Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into …

Farming

How far behind is America in paid time off compared to the rest of the world?

Compared to the amount of paid time off afforded to workers in other countries, American employees are woefully undercompensated.<p>In fact, the U.S. is the only advanced economy that doesn't guarantee its workers any paid vacation time. And as a result, a quarter of the country's private-sector …

5 Board Games For Beginners (That Aren't Monopoly)

Image: BoardGameGeek (Badass Vio)<p>There are currently over 100,000 board games listed on Board Game Geek, the tabletop world's equivalent of IMDB. …

Board Games

Hundreds of Stolen Passwords for Netflix, HBO, Hulu and More Discovered for Sale on ‘Dark Web’

Pirates are selling hundreds of stolen login details for popular over-the-top services on “dark web” marketplaces, according to new research by …

Livestreaming

Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers

In May, the Justice Department told Americans to reboot their routers. But there's more to do — and NSA says it's up to device makers and the</b> …

Cybersecurity

Researchers say new 'flow battery' could charge electric cars in seconds

Vehicles would no longer need hours to charge with the pumpable liquid able to store high amounts of electricity and hydrogen.<p>Electric cars could be …

Clean Energy

Bipolar mood cycles associated with lunar entrainment of a circadian rhythm

1.<p>Bunney, W. E. Jr, Murphy, D. L., Goodwin, F. K. & Borge, G. F. The ‘switch process’ in manic-depressive illness. <i>Arch. Gen. Psychiatry</i> <b>27</b>, 295–302 …

Google Scholar

Trump reignited his war with California, but his Tweet got burned | Dana Nuccitelli

Last week, 18 wildfires were burning at once in California, including its largest in history, destroying over 1,100 homes and forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate. The smoke made the air in the state’s Central Valley unhealthy to breathe for a record 15 consecutive days, as I can …

Forests

Switch your writing on by switching your brain off.

If you’re looking for an effective warm up before you write then you won’t find one better than this.I want to do an experiment. It may work. It may …

Creative Writing

Fake steaks to be exposed by invisible barcode scannable on smartphones

An “invisible barcode” which can be sprayed onto joints of meat and scanned by consumers using a smartphone will thwart future food fraud, scientists have claimed.<p>The accountancy firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) is developing an edible signature with an agent used in spices and powdered milk that …

Barcodes

How to avoid life's biggest regrets, enjoy the best years: Advice from 90-year-olds

A minister who interviewed her oldest congregants was surprised by some of their answers.<p>What will you regret most at the end of a long life? Like many people, the Rev. Lydia Sohn was curious so she posed a simple question to a man in his 90s.<p>“Do you wish you had accomplished more?” she asked.<p>“No, …

United Methodist