Parvez Shaikh

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Apple's Latest Acquisition Is Augmented Reality Headset Startup Vrvana

Gearing up for the virtual and augmented reality game, Apple has acquired Vrvana - a Canada-based startup known for its Totem headset.<p>“We don’t give …

Augmented Reality

Don't Believe Everything You Think: 5 Tips for a Happier Mind

<b>You are not your thoughts.</b><p>The average person thinks between 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day. These thoughts range from the mundane -- <i>I need to buy milk</i>, to the significant -- <i>I love you</i>, to the self-destructive -- <i>I'm not good enough</i>. In the moment, our thinking seems logical. But when we examine long …

Mindfulness

If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal

• <b>The Federal Communications Commission is planning to ditch net neutrality, which requires internet providers to treat all data online equally.</b>• <b><br>A Portuguese internet provider shows what the American internet could look like if net neutrality is scrapped.</b>• <b><br>One company charges people more for additional</b> …

Internet

A Concerned Rhinoceros Mum Looks on as a Social Black Cat Makes Friends With Her Baby Calf

A watchful rhinoceros at a zoo in the Czech Republic kept a careful eye on a very friendly, sociable black cat rubbed up against her baby inside …

Cats

8 Signs He Fell Out Of Love With You, According To 8 Real Guys

I think, for me, the scariest thing that could possibly happen in a relationship is having my partner randomly stop loving me. To me, that's …

Relationships

The Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

1 of 10<p>Anse Intendance, Seychelles<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand<p>3 of 10<p>Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Beaches

Over 400 of the World's Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke, Princeton Researchers Find

“Session replay scripts” can be used to log (and then playback) everything you typed or clicked on a website.<p>Most people who’ve spent time on the internet have some understanding that many websites log their visits and keep record of what pages they’ve looked at. When you search for a pair of shoes …

Information Security

Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed

Security researchers have raised the alarm for years about the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine. The platform has a …

Information Security

15 Best Things to Do in Florence, Italy

Just 15, you say? We flock to Florence for annual vacations and study abroad, never quite feeling like we've scratched the surface. There are always return trips to make to the Uffizi, the Accademia, and new cafes and shops to discover, pockets of modernity in a city that seems frozen in time. It's …

Europe

5 Realistic Mental Health Tips Therapists Actually Recommend to Patients

Despite the fact that one in five American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year, access to mental health care is still …

Mental Health

Rape and no periods in North Korea's army

<b>A former soldier says life as a woman in the world's fourth-largest army was so tough that most soon stopped menstruating. And rape, she says, was a fact of life for many of those she served with.</b><p>For almost 10 years Lee So Yeon slept on the bottom bunk bed, in a room she shared with more than two …

Korean Peninsula

How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How to Protect Yourself From It)

The Wi-Fi Pineapple enables anyone to steal data on public Wi-Fi networks. Here’s how it facilitates two sophisticated network attacks and how to protect yourself against them.<p><i>This article is part of</i> How Hacking Works<i>, Motherboard's guide to demystifying information security.</i><p>In popular media, …

Wi-Fi

The Ultimate Guide to Maui

Visit Hawaii’s second largest island for the best of every watersport under the sun. (Many argue Maui is home to the world’s most beautiful beaches.) …

Hawaii

I Make $500,000 A Year—& I Have 4 Sugar Babies

<i>Refinery29 has interviewed plenty of sugar babies before — both male and female — but what is it like on the other financial end of this transaction?</i> …

Relationships

This Gorgeous Town in the Swiss Alps Will Pay You to Live There

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a quiet, picturesque town in the mountains, the time is now.<p>The Swiss village of Albinen, near Leukerbad in the …

Europe

Black Friday: These Amazon Devices are Enjoying Up to 58% Discounts

All-new Echo Show<p>Buy two Amazon Echo Show in the same order and save $100. Use the discount code <b>SHOW2PACK</b> during check out.<p>Fire HD 10 Tablet with …

Amazon

Los Angeles Travel Guide

Best Time to Visit L.A.<p>Year-round. L.A. is the land of endless summers, and it’s always a wonderful place to escape for a dose of Southern Cali …

Los Angeles

Dear Indian women, there’s nothing cute about being a financial mess

Of all the things that don’t enter the realm of polite conversation, money figures quite high: talking about it, wanting it, spending it, having it, not having it, having too much or too little. Most of us are brought up to think that talking money is not cool, almost vulgar.<p>I have also observed …

Money

What is orthorexia, how do you spot it, and where can you get help?

Orthorexia, when broken down into its meaning, is "the obsession with eating correctly”; simply put, it is a fixation with the purity of food.<p>While the term is becoming more widely used, it has not been technically recognised as a diagnosable eating disorder. This is because orthorexia is one of …

Mental Health

Time to treat twins as brothers, not half of a set

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Hi, Carolyn: We have 11-year-old identical twin boys who are wonderful and very different little guys. They both do well in school and their other activities, but “Dylan” is pulling ahead a bit, particularly in sports. We are finding that even though “Cole”</i> …

Parenting

India’s intrusive biometric ID is forcing HIV patients to forgo treatment

In December 2016, Priya*, a 30-year-old HIV-positive sex worker in Secunderabad, Telangana, stopped taking her life-saving medicines. The reason: The antiretroviral therapy centre from where she used to get her medicines every month asked for her Aadhaar card.<p>Priya’s husband and children do not …

India

Terdot Trojan Hacks Banking, Credit Cards, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, And Twitter

Terdot, a new trojan based on the infamous Zeus malware, has been identified by security researchers. And according to <i>Bitdefender</i>, the trojan not …

Security

Paw-sitively stunning felines of the CFA International Cat Show Portland

KATU ABC 2 offers coverage of news, weather, sports and community events for Portland, Oregon and surrounding towns, including Beaverton, Lake …

Cats

Over 1 Million People Follow This Photographer for His Stunning B&W Photos

The alluring black and white photography of Jason M. Peterson, a craft honed daily over the last 25 years, has garnered the Chicago-based photographer an unparalleled following. With 1 million followers on Instagram—a number usually reserved for celebrities (or food accounts)—his moody, artistic …

Photography

Why Does My Cat Lick Me?

Many people assume that cats lick them as a sign of love which isn't really that far off. While it's hard to determine if cats feel complex emotions …

Cats

8 Reasons to Put the Blue City on Your Bucket List

The word magical is fairly overused today, but if there’s a place that truly epitomizes the mystical adjective it’s Chefchaouen, in the northwest of Morocco. It’s a destination known by many—especially Instagram and Pinterest addicts—as simply the “Blue City,” and it’s perched amid the Rif …

Travel

6 amazing places in Indonesia that aren’t Bali

<b>Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country.</b><p>It is composed of over 17,000 islands and is home to a multitude of cultures, languages and …

Indonesia

In This Age Of Casual Sex, Am I The Only One Looking For Intimacy Between Two Souls Instead?

It's quite easy, isn't it? Take a look at their filtered-to-perfection photographs and decide whether they're good enough. Swipe away till you find …

Relationships

Dubai Shopping Guide: 10 Things You Should Buy from Dubai

Dubai is shoppers' paradise where you can buy so many items for cheaper rates. Here are top 10 things you should buy from Dubai before you leave the …

Shopping