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Using a cheap VPN service to protect your privacy is a bad idea

Yesterday, US Congress voted in favor of rolling back Obama administration guidelines designed to protect consumers from ISPs that sought to collect, and sell personal data from customers. This information included, but isn’t necessarily limited to internet browsing history and search data. This …

THEY SAID COCONUT OIL WAS GREAT FOR YOU, BUT THIS IS WHAT THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU

Coconut oil has been on the list of super foods for quite some time. It mainly comprises medium-chain saturated fatty acids (about 90%) as well as a …

What’s Up With the Bacteria In Your Gut?

We’ve known for decades that that the lush collection of bacteria that populate our guts plays a part in digestion. The famous after-effects of bean-eating—tactfully known in the 16th century as “windinesse”— are due to our resident microbes, chomping up an assortment of bean oligosaccharides …

How to turn off your search and location history in Google

By now, it should come as no surprise that Google keeps track of your search and location history.<p>But you may be surprised to find out just how …

4 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

We resurrected our recurring series on great Android apps that offer cool features iPhone users can’t have, and it was one of our most popular posts …

6 Ways to Boost Your IQ

Is your brain feeling sluggish? Try one of these scientifically-proven techniques to stimulate your grey matter

IQ

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

University of California

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

30 Secrets Every Woman Keeps from Her Man

All her naked, sexy (and a little scary) truths revealed<p>The woman you sleep with gazes into your eyes and tells you she loves you. And you believe her. You can tell by the way she looks at you, the way she holds you, the way she seems to always know what you want before you do.<p>There are a few of …

The Science Of Luck

Is the phenomenon real? Can it be harnessed?<p>Finding money on the street may seem like a lucky break, but it might be more accurate to thank yourself. Researchers across various disciplines have attempted to decode whether there's an actual measurable aspect to what we understand as luck. Many of …

The 50 Hottest Sex Tips All Women Wish You Knew

If you want to meet more women, spice up your sex life, and be the best lover your girlfriend or wife has ever had, you must read this list<p>Over the years, we’ve surveyed tens of thousands of women about their wants, needs, desires, and wishes—in bed and out. And they’ve eagerly answered our …

Does Lady Luck exist or do you make your own luck? – Carlin Flora

In 1992, Archie Karas, then a waiter, headed out to Las Vegas. By 1995, he had turned $50 into $40 million, in what has become known as the biggest …

Most Britons do not know how to make a cup of tea, say scientists

Scientists at University College London say Brits do not let tea infuse for long enough to bring out the complex flavours<p>It is enough to send teaspoons clattering into saucers across the country, but according to scientists, four out of five Britons do not brew their tea correctly<p>Despite drinking …

30 years of .com

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a bit of video that goes around the Internet every so often, showing a couple of clueless 1990s television hosts trying to decipher the mysteries of the Internet.<p>"What is Internet, anyway?" NBC "Today" show host Bryant Gumbel asks in the 1994 clip after stumbling through an email …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

The Quantum Mechanics of Fate - Issue 21: Information

The objective world simply <i>is</i>, it does not <i>happen</i>,” wrote mathematician and physicist Hermann Weyl in 1949. From his point of view, the universe is …

Quantum Physics

5 simple tips to spend less time on your phone

With the news that we're now spending more time on our phones than with our significant others, it might be time to think about reducing our screen …

Social Media

5 Things To Make Your Facebook Experience Great Again

Facebook is great for talking to old friends and being embarrassed by your family. But with all the bloat and growing friends list, it’s time to start pruning your feed.<p>There was a time, oh so long ago, when Facebook was awesome. You had less than a hundred friends, it wasn’t filled with sponsored …

15 amazing features in Google Apps you probably don't know about

To do that, Google isn't just matching some of Microsoft's Office's best features, it is adding a bunch of cool features of its own. Some of them can be pretty hard to find. So we asked Google to send us a list of some the best little-known features in Google Apps (plus we threw in a few of our …

Apps

A woman who was threatened with death (and worse) for a year explains how to protect against online harassment

That's how Zoe Quinn, the game developer at the heart of the bizarre, scary ongoing scandal over whether or not it's okay to send people death and rape threats ( spoilers: It never is ), introduced her presentation on moving past online harassment at Game Developers Conference 2015 here in San …

Game Development

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

Marissa Mayer is paying people mind-boggling salaries to stay at Yahoo

Annual revenues aren't growing and they haven't for years.<p>It's under siege from activist investor Jeff Smith of Starboard Ventures.<p>A couple of weeks ago it went through a "restructuring" that cost between 100 and 200 people their jobs.<p>Because of all this chaos, Yahoo can be a hard place to work.<p>CEO …

Silicon Valley

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep

Blue light makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed.<p>The answer to the question "How'd you sleep?" has, for most of human history, been "not too well." Even before the advent of electric light, people slept two or three to a bed, next to a chamber pot, and …

Sleep