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I Got Doxxed So You Don’t Have To

What you need to do if you don’t want all your secrets blasted around the Internet.<p>Recently, I got doxxed. That means some troll found my personal …

Social Media

30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips | Inc.com

I know you are pressed for time. I believe the best time management involves stress management. But then again, these tips can still help you be more productive with the hours you <i>do</i> have to work. They come from the company Toggl, maker of (of course) a time-tracking app for companies to use with …

Time Management

10 Great Psychology Books To Change Your Life

We’ve all been there, sitting in our local coffee shop with our book in hand, when suddenly you read something so enlightening, so unexpected that …

How the South Rewrote History

The Civil War is the only conflict in history after which the losers were allowed to write the history.<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>In Chuck Thompson’s book,</i> …

6 Easy Weeknight Dinners the Whole Family Will Love

Is your dinner rotation getting a little <i>too</i> routine? These easy weeknight meals will become fast family favorites.<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>With just a few essentials in your pantry -- like Thai green curry paste and coconut milk -- you're never more than 25 minutes away from this delicious meal, …

Cooking

LG Minibeam Nano: a tiny, affordable projector for your smartphone

A new wave of projectors has been hitting the market, targeting mobile users who want to take their large-scale media entertainment wherever they go. The most popular around here is probably the ZTE Spro 2 (read our review for all the details), but competing manufacturers like Lenovo and ASUS are …

Gear & Gadgets

Snowden in the U.S.-Russian 'SpyWar'

The last two weeks have witnessed the unfolding of the strangest spy saga in the history of American intelligence. Edward Snowden, a young contractor …

Surveillance

China’s Spies Hit the Blackmail Jackpot With Data on 4 Million Federal Workers

If you’ve ever held a security clearance with Uncle Sam, Chinese hackers now have all your personal info—and from debt to dirty money, they won’t be …

Young People From Various Countries Talk About How They Perceive Americans

In “How Do You Distinguish Americans?“, a Korean student who goes by the name Sw yoon gathered together a number of vox pop interviews with various …

Demographics

9 foods to eat to give your brain a boost

We all have a general idea of what to eat to stay lean and healthy, but certain foods can help give your brain and body a boost by helping to narrow focus, improve memory, relieve stress, and reduce fatigue.<p>Broccoli and other greens contain a healthy dose of choline, for example, which studies …

Nutrition

“We look like our livestock now”: The author of “The Dorito Effect” on the chemically-enhanced junk food we can’t put down

Salon talks to author Mark Schatzker about why the worse our food tastes, the more we eat<p>When Doritos first hit store shelves in 1964, they weren’t Cool Ranch Doritos or Jumpin’ Jack Monterey Cheese Doritos or Jacked Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Doritos. (That last one — believe it or not — is for real.) …

McDonald's

Corruption Is the Cancer at the Heart of So Many of the Problems We Face Around the World

In the last fortnight we have seen the stark truth about Fifa. The body governing the game that means so much to so many around the world has faced …

Corruption

A Quick History Explaining How and Why Tea Became So Popular in Britain

In the latest episode of <i>Anglophenia</i>, host Kate Arnell offers up an explanation of how tea came to Britain, why it became so popular, the difference …

Tea

Bruce Shapiro’s Mesmerizing Kinetic Sand Drawing Machines | Colossal

<p>In a 21st century take on the traditional Zen sand garden, artist Bruce Shapiro invented the Sisyphus Machine, an elaborate kinetic drawing machine …

Art

How Long You Can Freeze Various Foods For in One Giant Chart

Freezing can be a good way to prolong the shelf life of your food, but how long you can safely keep frozen meat, seafood, fruits etc. varies. …

U.S. State Department

Parasite in cats linked to learning difficulties in children

Researchers find parasite that grows in guts of cats is linked to reduced memory and reading skills in children<p>Cats could be making children stupid, according to research that links a parasite carried by the animals with falling reading and memory aptitude in young people.<p>A study has found …

Smart Use of Smartphones and Tablets

Here are some big picture things to keep in mind as you and those around you sort out the etiquette of these technologies:<p>As we all get connected …

Text Messaging

Stress-Free Eating: Foods That Reduce Cortisol Levels

Cortisol, known as the stress hormone, is one of the body's instinctual response hormones to the fight-or-flight situation.<p>It is released by the …

How to Reduce Cortisol Naturally {Achieving a Healthy Balance}

In this series, the hormone cortisol, a.k.a the stress hormone, has been mentioned several times. Today, I want to spend some time discussing what it …

Wellness

Mindfulness is stopping the world from thinking

Although the NHS supports mindfulness, an Oxford academic claims it stops people thinking deeply<p>People are wasting valuable thinking time on mediation and mindfulness and should stop trying to clear their heads, an Oxford University academic has claimed.<p>Theodore Zeldin said too many people were …

5 Reasons to Eat More Fruits

Clinical trials in humans and population studies show that sugar added to foods increases risk for diabetes and heart attacks, while sugar in whole …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

Police stop girl heading to Syria after newspaper alert

<b>A British schoolgirl's plan to travel to Syria to join Islamic State has been disrupted after an undercover newspaper investigation, police have said.</b><p>Scotland Yard said it was alerted to the "vulnerable" 16-year-old from east London by the Daily Mail.<p>Officers said they were working with her family …

Terrorism

Media glorification of the 'dadbod' reveals body image double standards

When a college student in the US coined the word “dadbod” in an article for an obscure website, no one would’ve thought that the internet would blow …

Reader’s Request: 10 Tips for Dealing with Bad Body Image

Today’s post covers a topic that I received an email from a reader about a couple of weeks ago. Her email went a little something like this:<i>Hi …

Self-help

The Truth About the Ways People Lie

All of our pants are almost constantly on metaphorical fire, is the basic impression I got after watching the new documentary <i>Dishonesty: The Truth</i> …

Tuberculosis drug can improve effect of cognitive behavioral therapy

The effect of internet-based CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may be boosted with a drug …

The Brain