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A Blockchain Explanation Your Parents Could Understand

Image: iStock<p>The problem with most blockchain "explainers" is that they provide more detail than what matters to most people, using language that is …

50 New Features in iPhone X

Apple has officially introduced the iPhone X, its new flagship smartphone with dozens of new features. It won't be available until November 3, but here's a preview of 50 changes and improvements coming.<p>Design<p><b>Glass:</b> iPhone X's front and back are all glass, with a strengthening layer that is 50 …

Apple

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

It’s the most fundamental fabric of the Universe itself. But how does it work?<p><i>“‘Space-time’ — that hideous hybrid whose very hyphen looks phoney.” …

“There is just no such thing as God”: A physicist searches for meaning in the natural world

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Only science holds the answers, argues “The Big Picture” author Sean Carroll<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>May 12, 2016 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist …

The Secret Sites Cord Cutters Use to Stream Pay TV and Movies for Free

Piracy is a tricky subject, especially when it comes to pay TV. On one hand, there is little question that stealing is wrong, and streaming pay TV …

Pay-TV

Has Your Brain Already Peaked?

New research from MIT suggests that mental decline begins far younger than is typically thought<p>Your brain might be going fuzzy faster than you think: If you’re over the ripe old age of 18, some of your cognitive skills have already headed south, according to new findings from Massachusetts …

200 Women Reveal the First Thing They Notice About a Guy

We polled Women’s Health readers to find out what turns their heads quickest. Hint: It’s not your abs<p>Great news: She checks you out just as much as you gaze at her. But you might be surprised at what <i>really</i> catches her eye.<p>We asked <i>Women’s Health</i> readers to reveal the first thing they notice about a …

The 5-Minute Upper Body Workout

Hit your chest, shoulders, back, and arms in almost no time<p>A well-defined upper body makes you look like you mean business. It relays strength and confidence on the beach, underneath a T-shirt at the bar, and dressed in a button down in the boardroom.<p>But just how powerful is your upper half? Find …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

The Brain

Apple shows what its watch can do in new video tutorials

Apple is giving us a detailed look at some of the main features of Apple Watch, a week before presales start for the device.<p>The company on Friday released four new videos on its website that give a general overview of the device and show off "Digital Touch," "Faces" and "Messages" on Apple Watch. …

Why You Need to Scrape Your Tongue Every Day

You’ll be appalled at the junk that’s hiding there. But even more freaked out at what it could do to you<p>Even if you always brush and floss your teeth, you could still be skipping one very important oral hygiene routine: cleaning your tongue.<p>Failing to give this organ some love may kick-start gum …

I haven't paid for TV in three years, but it sounds like Apple is going to change my mind

I have a 55-inch TV in my living room that's connected to an HD antenna so I can get networks like NBC, ABC, and CBS for free. I use my Apple TV for everything else: Netflix, Hulu, my parents' HBO GO account, and buying seasons of shows like "Mad Men" on iTunes so I can watch new episodes the day …

Mad Men

Make Your Muscles Burn and Sizzle Fat in 60 Seconds

3 minutes, 3 simple moves, 140 reps<p>This challenge may test your muscular endurance, but it's definitely not a slow burn.<p>This weekend, you’re tasked with performing as many reps as possible in one minute for each of the following moves: the bodyweight squat, the ab tuck, and the pushup.<p>While one …

The Workout That Can Help You Lose 2 Inches Of Belly Fat

It's scientifically proven to detonate fat, and it only takes 20 minutes<p>If you want to lose a belt size, skip the treadmill. Performing intervals during your regular workout may help you lose more belly fat than steady-state cardio, according to Greek researchers.<p>In the study, participants …

Build Your Chest with Just 3 Exercises

Try this intense new way to shred your upper body<p>Want to elevate your pushup game? Try this compound progression—a combination of exercises that targets the same muscle group with a few different moves.<p>Each pushup variation in this progression will work your chest in a slightly different way. …

The 5-Minute Ab Workout You Need to Try

Add this core-shredding finisher to the end of your next sweat session<p>Check out the abs on Andy Speer, winner of <b>Men's Health Next Top Trainer</b> and creator of the new fitness DVD <b>The Anarchy Workout</b>, in the photo above. He keeps his eight-pack chiseled with fast-paced core finishers like the one in …

Review: Kenu Stance is a must-have miniature iPhone tripod

The Stance compact tripod, Kenu’s latest accessory for iPhone, is one of my favorite gadgets I’ve tried out lately. It’s a tiny, pocketable stand for holding up your iPhone during video recording, FaceTime calling, and more. The Kenu Stance attaches to your iPhone or iPod touch by connecting to the …

Mac mini vs. iMac vs. iMac Pro vs. Mac Pro: Which Apple desktop should you get?

With the introduction of the iMac Pro, Apple now has more Mac desktops in its lineup than ever before. Whether you're looking for a base-level …

Apple

iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air and older 9.7-in iPads: Worth the upgrade?

It may be called the iPad Air 2, but it's really Apple's sixth-generation full-sized iPad. Maybe you have one of the older 9.7-in models, and are …

5 Surprising Ways You're Destroying Your Teeth

Protect your pearly whites from these unexpected dental wreckers<p>When it comes to cavities, there are the usual suspects to blame: soda, sugar, shoddy brushing. But other chomper wreckers may fill your daily routine, too. Keep reading for 5 unexpected dental culprits—and the best ways to stop</b> …

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesting

<i>It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, excerpted from her book "How To Be Interesting."</i><p>Explore ideas, places, and opinions.<p>The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p>To embarrassment. To …

Master Trainer Shows You How to Build 'Elite Abs'

It's not your usual exercise<p>You might know the plank, but do you know the "hollow-body" plank?<p>If you haven't yet mastered this exercise, you have work to do. And if you haven't even heard of the hollow-body plank, you <i>really</i> have work to do.<p>Fair warning: It's not the kind of plank that most people …

Tuesday Sessions 16: When to stay and when to quit – Poker1.com | Mike Caro

<b>Poker is business.</b> <br>Think of a poker game as your business. In order to succeed you need to do business in the right location. In poker, you get to …

Profit

11 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat

Belly fat won't budge? Genetics, hormones, or easy-to-fix mistakes could be to blame.

Your A-to-Z Guide to a Flat Belly

8 Hydration Myths Busted

Don’t get swept up in a tidal wave of hype.<p>At its basic level, hydration is simple. Feel thirsty after a run? Drink something. Heading into an epic meeting? Bring along a water bottle. Despite this simplicity, there's an ocean of misleading information out there that leaves runners confused. Eight …

Hugh Jackman vs. Tom Cruise: Can you spot the fake smile? See the answer: http://ow.ly/vWa3T

What you need to give up if you want to be happy

So how to clear the slate? Here are 10 things you'll need to give up in exchange for your happiness.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Give up caring about what other people think of</b> …