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30 Social Security Stats That Might Surprise You -- and Make You Wealthier

Knowing some of these numbers can help you collect fatter checks in retirement.<p>There are lots of interesting and sometimes surprising facts about …

Retirement

Dave Grohl invited a fan onstage and was blown away by the guy's performance

Dave Grohl probably just wanted to let a fan have a good time, but he got a lot more than he bargained for.<p>During Wednesday night's Foo Fighters show …

Dave Grohl

Many Americans Go Broke In Retirement, But Many Others Gain Wealth In Old Age

While many Americans spend their through assets in old age, a surprising number have more savings two decades after retiring than they do when they leave their jobs. The phenomenon is yet another chapter in the story of old age in the U.S.—which might be titled A Tale Of Two Retirements.<p>A new study …

Retirement

Lump-Sum Investing Is the Best Strategy, Except Now

In this market, dollar cost averaging provides a lower probability of large losses.<p>The combination of a long bull market, high valuations, rising interest rates and increased volatility can make investors nervous about putting money to work in the market. But many of those sitting on cash missed …

Investing

'White coat hypertension' may be sign of a real problem, study finds

Measuring blood pressure regularly at home is a much better way to predict risk of heart death.<p>For people whose blood pressure rises when measured at the doctor's office — a condition known as "white coat hypertension" — there may be a real reason to worry, new research shows.<p>White coat …

Diabetes

Two New Retro Timepieces Celebrate 70 Years of the Omega Seamaster

The Seamaster 1948 watches pay tribute to a collection derived from timepieces created for the Royal Air Force during WWII.<p>This year marks the 70th …

Watches

The best Apple Pencil apps that aren’t for drawing

You have a new iPad, and you have a new Apple Pencil. Time to learn how to draw, right? Not necessarily. Just like a regular pen or pencil, there are ton of other things you can do with an Apple Pencil. You can write, of course, but you can also play games, compose musical scores, do coloring in …

Apps

Expand your screen space with a virtual desktop

It's easier than buying a second computer monitor.<p>Why would you need more room on your computer screen? You can find endless uses for this extra display space, such as viewing a larger chunk of that spreadsheet, keeping a Netflix stream running in the background, monitoring multiple social media …

Linux

DIY Li-ion battery building kit opens door for homemade ebikes, powerwalls and even EVs

For DIY enthusiasts in the green energy community, homemade lithium-ion battery packs have long been a holy grail. For everything from home solar energy storage to garage-built electric bicycles, go-karts and full-size EVs, lithium-ion batteries were once one of the most limiting factors for …

Clean Energy

5 Things to Do the Moment a Loved One Passes Away

You might not be thinking about the practical tasks that need to be accomplished as soon as possible, but these steps are critical to safeguard an …

Retirement

Joseph Lister and the grim reality of Victorian surgery

Anyone who went under the knife in the Victorian era knew there was more chance of meeting a grisly end than survival, but in her new book, Lindsey …

Books

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Depression

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Alfa Romeo

A French cognac firm has pumped millions into an Anglo-Irish aristocrat's whiskey brand

The seventh Lord Revelstoke established Lambay Irish Whiskey in partnership with Camus Cognac.

Whiskey

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

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

Dear College Grad, Follow This Advice And Even Your Wrong Turns Will Work Out Right

What do you want to do when you grow up?<p>My four kids, now all in high school or college, have been asked this question ever since they could talk.<p>“Astronaut,” “bus driver,” “NBA star,” “crocodile hunter” and “actress” are what they used to say.<p>Their answers have evolved since then.<p>Most recently …

Self-improvement

Engine and Transmission

2018 Tesla Model 3 Review<p>Engine and Transmission Rating:<p>Tesla’s larger Model S sedan and Model X crossover are known for their blistering acceleration, but the less expensive Model 3, with its significantly less powerful 221-hp electric motor, isn’t remotely on their level. Even so, it’s hardly …

Electric Vehicles

Why isn't PBS included in the cable alternatives?

LOS ANGELES — A big question for many cord cutters — why isn't PBS included in the new crop of cable alternative services?<p>Offerings from YouTube, DirecTV and Dish often offer fewer channels and cost one-third or more of traditional cable bills. With top channels such as the broadcast TV networks, …

Televisions

This adapter performs CPR on your router if it becomes unresponsive - The Gadgeteer

Do you have security cameras or other automation devices in your home? All of these IoT gadgets are great until your home network goes belly up for …

Wi-Fi

20 Insider Tips For Traveling In London, To Use Whenever You Visit

here are some insider, wide-ranging tips from my own experiences and those of my London friends:<p>— Stay outside the center city to save big bucks — …

What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

Holistic Medicine

The Army Now Wants Hypersonic Cannons, Loitering Missiles, And A Massive Supergun

The service hopes to reverse the trend of potential opponents, notably Russia, gaining a significant advantage when it comes to artillery weapons.<p>US …

Military

Spice up your backyard with a cool DIY fire pit

An escape from the first chill of fall, a summer night of stargazing — there are endless reasons to gather around a fire pit. Pour some drinks, open a bag of marshmallows and create lasting memories.<p>Because creating an outdoor fireplace can be complex, involve masonry skills and cost up to $4,000, …

Landscaping

The best universal remote control

<i>By Darryl Wilkinson and Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you're looking for an easy-to-use universal …

Home Automation

Dozens of local TV news anchors were forced to recite a speech about 'false news' controlling 'exactly what people think'

It also echoes one of President Trump's favorite issues: The idea that the news is <i>always</i> biased. "Some media outlets publish these same fake stories … stories that just aren't true, without checking facts first," Deadspin reported:<p>"The script, which parrots Donald Trump's oft-declarations of …

Fake News

This summer, throw a barbecue party and make these delicious, easy grills

Barbecue parties are immense fun, with a lot of scope of bonding and merriment. While hosting, don’t fret over spending too much time preparing …

BBQ

The Alaska Purchase

Though Cold War rivalry endures as an image of Russo-American relations, the two great nations have a history of pragmatic deal-making, which reached …

World History

Can this app make EarPods sound like studio-grade cans? We tested to find out

As an audio reviewer (and avid music fan), I’m always on the hunt for ultra-accurate sound. That’s why I’m a big fan of planar magnetic headphones, …

Consumer Tech

Why Smart Casual Outfits are a Great Wardrobe Choice?

People all have different tastes when it comes to fashion. Some like to dress smartly all of the time while others prefer to be in comfortable, …

Men's Fashion

Picking Apart The Minute Differences Between Porter And Stout

Ah, beer. Homer Simpson once toasted with a mug of the sudsy elixir and proclaimed that alcohol was the “cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” Wise words, Homer. Wise words indeed. Alcohol is a such a varied and vast set of liquids on a macro level. There’s a lot of real estate between …

Alcohol