Mark R. Sterner Jr.

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How To Use Apple Pay On iPhone: The Complete Guide For Reluctant Users

Apple Pay has been around since October 2014 in the U.S. and July 2015 in the U.K. More countries have followed suit since. It’s an Apple product so, as you’d expect, it’s intuitive and straightforward to use, right? Well, mostly, yes.<p>But I find a lot of people I talk to (really, a lot), don’t use …

Apple Pay

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

The Brain

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Recipes

Deaf, partially blind dog helps rescue 3-year-old girl in Australia

A deaf and partially blind dog named Max reportedly led rescuers to find a toddler who had spent 15 hours lost in rough Australian terrain, and I’m …

Apple’s new 6.1-inch iPhone is expected to sell like crazy

Apple’s upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone will be a smash hit, according to one reliable analyst.<p>It is expected to become the most popular model in the 2018 lineup, thanks mostly to its more affordable price tag. Sales could total a whopping 100 million units over its lifetime.<p>iPhone X didn’t kick off the …

Mobile Technology

15 Terrifying Horror Movies That'll Ruin Your Sleep In 2018

Get excited<p>So far 2018 isn't showing many signs of being much better than 2017, but the good news is you'll have plenty of opportunities this year to escape the horrors of the real world with the horrors of cinema. Read on a for a list of some of the scariest movies hitting cinemas in the coming …

Dr. Larry Nassar Sentenced to 40 to 175 Years for Sexual Abuse

LANSING, Mich. — The former doctor for the American gymnastics team, Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for multiple sex crimes, capping an extraordinary seven-day hearing that drew more than 150 young women to publicly confront him and speak of their …

Criminal Sentencing

It's Official: These are the Countries You Should Stay in an Airbnb Over a Hotel

When it comes to visiting a new destination, your first decision will likely revolve around where to stay. While Airbnbs often provide a more …

Gaming laptops are cheap and portable at CES 2018

Buying a laptop has traditionally meant juggling price, graphics performance, weight and battery life. You want a powerful gaming laptop with good battery life? Sorry about that six-pound weight, bro. Looking for a lightweight, inexpensive laptop to take to events? Forget about playing games or …

First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease Gets FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first gene therapy to treat an inherited disease.<p>The treatment is called Luxturna, a genetically modified virus that ferries a healthy gene into the eyes of patients born with retinal dystrophy, a rare condition that destroys cells in the retina …

FDA

Excitement as trial shows Huntington's drug could slow progress of disease

A landmark trial for Huntington’s disease has announced positive results, suggesting that an experimental drug could become the first to slow the progression of the devastating genetic illness.<p>The results have been hailed as “enormously significant” because it is the first time any drug has been …

Dementia

10 Best Horror Movies of 2017

Could any horror film of the past 12 months compete, scare-wise, with the terrors that lurked outside your front door, or that greeted you daily in …

Our Favorite Family Dinner Recipes of 2017

Delicious reasons to gather around the table.<p>While the memories we make around the dinner table have more to do with spending time together than …

Here’s the first trailer for Netflix’s Altered Carbon

‘The danger of living too many times: you forget to fear death’<p>Netflix has unveiled the first look at its upcoming cyberpunk show <i>Altered Carbon</i>. In a world inspired by Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 noir science fiction novel, a soldier is brought back to life to investigate a rich man’s murder. The show …

This year’s flu vaccine might only be 10% effective against predominant strain

Doctors are warning that this flu season could be a bad one.<p>They say a powerful strain that’s caused severe illnesses in Australia is also expected …

Death Is A Mere Inconvenience In The Trailer For Netflix's Newest Sci Fi Series, "Altered Carbon"

"Live forever in the body you deserve."

Poo Pills Really Are Becoming Our Answer to Dangerous Superbug Infections

Say 'aaaaah'!<p>Since the internet first heard about poo transplants, perceptions of this procedure have changed from everyone freaking out to a growing …

Microbiology

iOS 11 is Officially Here. What Do You Think About It?

iOS 11 is finally here! I’ve been running the beta version on my iPad since I got my new 12.9” Pro on the first ship day, and on my iPhone for the last month and a half, so today felt a little anti-climactic to me. However, I know that the vast majority of Apple users don’t load beta versions. Most …

Until Dawn Prequel The Inpatient's PS4 Release Date Announced

Until Dawn proved to be popular when it launched for PS4 in 2015, and now we know when fans can play its PSVR prequel The Inpatient. In a new trailer, publisher Sony has announced The Inpatient's release date as November 21.<p>The new video also shows off a little more of the game's setting, Blackwood …

The Best Video Game Handguns

If you’ve played video games, you’ve encountered a handgun. In the right game, a handgun can be an object of menace or empowerment. But video games …

The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. …

8 Human Foods Safe for Dogs you Didn't Know About

I rarely ever hesitate to sneak her a little peanut butter, but I'm much too scared to spoil her with other human foods.<p><i>What if her little pug belly</i> …

How long can you safely take the contraceptive pill for?

Is there such a thing as being on the pill for too long? Can it really impact your fertility or your general health? Here's everything you need to know...<p>For lots of women, the pill is the easiest method of contraception. It doesn't require unwrapping a condom every time you have sex, it doesn't …

This could be our best look yet at what to expect from the iPhone 8 [Gallery]

A lot of the iPhone 8 renders doing the rounds are just fantasy ones – created without any reference to reported features or, indeed, to practicality. We’ve seen several recent ones, for example, where the display covers the entire front of the phone – something believed to be a long-term goal of …

8 nutritionists reveal what they eat when they're craving something sweet

<b>Peanut butter and jelly</b><p>"One of my favorite treats is a good old-fashioned PBJ. The sweetness of a spoonful of jam atop that earthy, nutty peanut butter on a crispy, toasted slice of bread or bagel half makes me feel that I've had a real treat—even though it's actually healthy. I like BFree Brown …

Smart locks 101: pros and cons to know

How practical are they, really?<p>Smart locks have become some of the most popular home tech products in the United States, along with other connected devices like security systems and home-access controls. NextMarket Research predicts that the smart lock market alone will grow to a worldwide value of …

Smart Homes

How To Take Screenshots Using the Mac Keyboard

- Mar 10, 2017<p>While there are a number of great screenshot apps available for the Mac, there’s really no need to install a third-party app if you …

Apps

U.S. doctors in training to work longer hours under new guidelines | Reuters

(Reuters) - Days may get a lot longer for some doctors in training after the group that oversees medical education in the United States rolled back controversial rules limiting the number of hours first-year residents may work.<p>Devices used to take blood pressure, temperature, and examine eyes and …

The U.S. National Parks Will Have 10 Days of Free Admission in 2017

Here are the 137 national parks, monuments, and recreation areas that will waive entrance fees.<p>The U.S. National Park Service has announced the dates …

The traveller trying to change the world

Jeff Shea has a quixotic goal: preserving vast areas of the world for people to roam free.<p>If you ask Jeff Shea where he’s going or where he’s been, you better grab a drink, sit back in your favourite chair and brace yourself for a long story.<p>The 60-year-old California-based adventurer has walked …