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US government payment site leaks 14 million customer records

GovPayNow.com says customers are safe, despite the breach.<p>Government Payment Service Inc -- the company thousands of local governments in the US use to accept online payments for everything from court-ordered fines and licensing fees -- has compromised more than 14 million customer records dating …

Technology

How to Make a Vinaigrette Yourself (and Ditch the Bottled Stuff for Good)

By Alex Delany<p>Homemade salad dressing is the easiest way to improve your salads and impress your guests. Here's how.<p>We are firm believers that homemade salad dressing is the only salad dressing worth using. Well, if you make it right, that is. If you’re a rookie in the vinaigrette construction …

Recipes

Behold, 20 of the funniest YouTube videos ever

Reddit continues to remain the internet's best dumping ground for some of the funniest content out there. While Reddit has produced some great …

How does RA affect different parts of the body?

People feel the primary symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in their joints. However, this condition can also affect many other parts of the body, …

Blood Vessels

Three luxurious train journeys that put air travel to shame

The most luxurious carriages have new features that evoke the past and future of train travel.<p>Golden Eagle<p>If an Imperial Suite wasn't quite lavish …

Art Deco

Four Changes to American AAdvantage: More Partner Airlines Online, New Refund Rule, and More

American has announced four changes to its AAdvantage program. All are fairly minor and fall into the ‘good to know’ category that can make award …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Why DNA Is the Most Exciting Programming Language Today

WIRED ICON<p><b>Sean Parker</b>, Napster cofounder<p>NOMINATES<p><b>Alex Marson</b>, biologist and infectious disease doctor at UC San Francisco<p>When Sean Parker was young, …

San Francisco

8 Space Documentaries That Will Blow Your Mind

With all the buzz surrounding the new film <i>First Man</i>, set to release on October 12, we’re seeing quite the uptick in people interested in learning …

Documentaries

What Is Protein Poisoning?

Protein is one of the three macronutrients, along with fat and carbohydrate. These are essential for the optimal functioning of the body. However, …

Diets

3 Secrets to Perfect Tomato Sauce, from a Naples Pasta Master

The main thing you need to know is this: The more acidic the tomatoes, the thicker the spaghetti should be.<p>It’s a particularly warm day in mid-June …

Tomatoes

What's the difference between green, orange and red peppers?

Let's clear up the confusion about this and other myths.<p>Where I live in New Jersey, it's the best time of year to buy a variety of colored bell …

New Jersey

9 Brussels Sprouts Recipes That Pair Perfectly with Fall and Winter Mains

Brussels sprouts make the perfect partner for all manner of roasted meats and stews. Maybe that's why our recipe box is full of delicious Brussels …

Blue Cheese

Warm Ginger Turmeric Milk [Vegan]

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Turmeric

Understanding Different Components & Roles in Data Science

There are many fields under the umbrella of the data science and sometimes these roles look similar to each other or are used interchangeably. Let us …

Machine Learning

America 'One Of 45 Countries' Infected By Uber-Powerful Israeli Smartphone Spyware

Some of the world’s most sophisticated Android and iPhone spyware has been found floating around America for the first time. It's one of as many as 45 countries in which NSO Group malware was uncovered. And together they may represent breaches of American and other nations' computer crime laws …

Spyware

High blood pressure breakthrough: Over 500 genes uncovered

The "largest genetic association study of blood pressure traits" to date has studied over 1 million people and found 535 new genetic loci linked with …

High Blood Pressure

5 Unexpected Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

These vibrant spuds go way beyond pies and casseroles.<p>Whether you eat them roasted, baked, or boiled, sweet potatoes are a delicious addition to any meal. The best part? The root vegetable is affordable, easy to prepare, has a long shelf life, and is oh-so-good for you.<p>But what about all that …

Sweet Potatoes

Millions of people living with high blood pressure could be helped by a £1.30 a day pill used to treat diabetes

A drug costing £1.30 a day could help millions of people living with high blood pressure.<p>Currently used to treat diabetes, it has been identified as …

Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests.<p>Infants living in households where antimicrobial …

Research

The Biggest Mistake You're Making When Roasting Vegetables, According to This Chef

Hold the olive oil, says chef Nick Balla of San Francisco restaurants Duna and Smokebread.<p>Chef Nick Balla isn’t entirely against roasting vegetables …

Recipes

Epigenetics: The Brain-Booster You've Never Heard Of

The emerging science of epigenetics describes the way our lifestyle and environment influence our gene expression over time. This growing field of research is a hot topic right now because it has radically altered our preconceived views on the nature-nurture debate. The new and evolving science …

Epigenetics

Car Rental Insurance Just Got a Bit More Complicated

Consumers could usually decline extra insurance when renting a car because their credit card or personal car insurance covered any damage or …

Car Insurance

Is Dormcest A Good Idea? 4 Reasons To Go For It, Because It's Actually NBD

One of the things that happens when you go to college away from home is that you can often bond with other people in your dorm. They're the ones you …

Amazon Fire TV

Vitamin D 101 — A Detailed Beginner's Guide

You may be surprised to learn that vitamin D is completely different from most other vitamins.<p>It is actually a <i>hormone</i>, a steroid hormone that is …

Vitamin D

There's a reason you forget someone's name immediately after meeting them

When you meet a large group of new people, it can be difficult to remember everyone's name, job, and any other relevant information. But for some people, even remembering the names of just one or two people can be a challenge.<p>There are a few different reasons as to why you might not be able to …

University of California

After Apple Watch ECG, we could see Force Touch-based blood pressure readings

Apple made headlines when it announced that the Apple Watch Series 4 offered the ability to take ECG readings, with FDA clearance for the feature. A subsequent report revealed that the device is more than 98% accurate at detecting AFib.<p>A report today suggests that it could soon be just as easy to …

Apple

If You Hate Small Talk, Use These 20 Questions As A Conversation Starter Instead

We are wired to be deep connectors; however, societal norms have taken us a few steps away from our true nature. It's much more socially acceptable to have small talk and direct our conversations to safe topics such as the weather and other people.<p>As society continues to evolve and younger …

Money

How to Clean Your Ears (Properly), According to ENTs

Cleaning your ears is often a private, gross moment between you and a Q-tip, but according to ENTs, if you know what’s good for you, you’d stop …

Dry Skin

This Vegan Yogurt and Cheese Tastes Just Like The Real Thing

Chef Quality Without Compromise<p>September 16, 2018<p>As LA foodies we are a huge fan of the West Hollywood restaurant Crossroads Kitchen. Tal Ronnen, the …

Ricotta

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.<p>It’s not …

String Theory