Michael Walsh

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Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat …

Nutrition

GitHub tutorial: Get started with GitHub

Every developer needs to be on GitHub, whether or not they contribute to open source, and whether or not they have repositories (repos) hosted …

Tutorials

How to keep your house running smoothly, month by month

Prevention is the best medicine with your house, as well as your body. "We go for our annual checkups to our doctor and dentist, so why not do it for our home?" says Mike Holmes, host of HGTV's "Holmes on Homes."<p>Annual maintenance will help prevent you from having to make an avoidable, costly …

Home Improvement

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Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age

James Chambers was watching membership sign-ups on Jan. 4, 2015, like a stock ticker — it was that first Sunday of the year, the day we all decide that this is it, we’re not going to stay fat for one more day. At the time, he was Weight Watchers’ chief executive, and he sat watching, waiting for …

Fitness

Why Bitcoin is surging again, in plain English

The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% in the last 24 hours and now sits at $2744, not too far from its June all-time-high of about $3,000.<p>Here’s …

17 iPad tips and secrets you’ll use

I’ve tried to solely include iPad-only features here, though I have included a couple that work across iOS which I think come into their own on the …

Apps

Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

While investments in renewable energy slumped last year, a big drop in unsubsidized costs for new wind and solar power installations indicated that …

Renewable Energy

23 Tips for Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

In February, my family and I spent an absolutely magical day immersed in the wonderfulness that is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal …

Universal Orlando

Despite the anti-carb diet fads, whole grains are still good for you

It hasn’t been a great decade for fans of grain consumption — not even whole grains. Popular diet books like “The Paleo Diet,” “The Wheat Belly Diet” and many others have argued for limited grain consumption. Meanwhile, apparent scientific softening on the fat-is-bad-for-you dictum has increased …

Nutrition

This new 'Lego tape' could change how you build with bricks

<b>If you believe Lego only belongs spread across the floor, you might want to broaden your horizons.</b><p>A new tape has been developed which will allow builders to place their creations on the walls, the ceiling, furniture and pretty much anywhere else.<p>This will no doubt be depressing news for parents …

Blockchain: The Invisible Technology That's Changing the World

Blockchain-based networks, decentralized apps (DApps), and distributed ledgers are becoming the foundation of much of your digital life. There's a …

Blockchain

A 6 minute Intro to AI

Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up

Everyone is concerned about online safety. Whatever you use, keep it secure with two-factor authentication (2FA).<p>PCMag reviews products …

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Photography

Six maps that show the anatomy of America’s vast infrastructure

Maps

Trading Tech Accelerates Toward Speed of Light

Financial-technology startups are arming traders with devices that shave precious nanoseconds off stock-market bets<p>A handful of financial-technology startups are arming many of the world’s most powerful trading firms and exchanges with devices that promise to handle stock-market transactions at …

Stock Markets

Blockchain A-Z: Everything You Need to Know About the Game-Changing Tech Beneath Bitcoin

Blockchain is revolutionary but extremely complex. We break down the tech, ecosystem, and lore around this innovative distributed data structure—from …

10 Data Visualization Tools To Bring Analytics Into Focus

Data visualizations can help business users understand analytics insights and actually see the reasons why certain recommendations make the most …

Big Data

You Should Go Check Facebook’s New Privacy Settings

Last week, Facebook introduced a way to show ads across the web to everyone, not just its own users. At the same time, it added a new privacy setting …

Blockchain Could Be Most Significant Innovation Since the Internet: Survey

Blockchain has the potential to be the most significant technological innovation since the Internet, according to a recent survey of financial …

Go Ahead, Connect an Inductor and Capacitor and See What Happens

What happens when you put an inductor and a capacitor in a circuit? Something kind of cool—and actually important.<p>What is an inductor?<p>You can make …

Google patents smart lenses you inject into your eyes

Google Glass may have been too clunky to succeed in its original version, but the search giant will find its way into your eyeballs one way or another. According to a new patent filing, the company has devised a method to inject a device directly into your eyeballs.<p>Per the patent filing, the device …

The Secret History of Tiger Woods

The death of his father set a battle raging inside the world's greatest golfer. How he waged that war -- through an obsession with the Navy SEALs -- …

Golf

No Hamilton Tickets? That’s OK—The White House Is Streaming It

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 03.14.16.<p>Time of Publication: 6:17 pm. 6:17 pm<p>The running joke—funny/sad …

The Field Guide to Ted Cruz

One evening in 2009, I spent a few hours at a reception in Dallas, surrounded by assorted young professionals, chatting with a lawyer who had some …

The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy

The oldest joke on record, a Sumerian proverb, was first told all the way back in 1900 B.C. Yes, it was a fart joke: “Something which has never …

Comedy

The end of capitalism has begun

The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above. For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of an …

Economics