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Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

Task Force Recommends Screening All Adults for Alcohol Misuse

Questions about alcohol use should be a part of regular physical checkups, according to a panel of experts.<p>About 21% of American adults admit that …

How I Finally Fell in Love With My Workout

I've never been a particularly athletic person, so staying fit has always been a challenge. In elementary school, I despised P.E. The happiest week of my school life was when I was recovering from walking pneumonia and was able to sit out on the benches for two full weeks spraying and sculpting my …

Game of Thrones

"I Had a Double Mastectomy"

Avner's grandmother and great grandmother both died from breast cancer, and her mother had her own double mastectomy after being diagnosed with the disease. When Avner found out that she had a BRCA gene mutation at the age of 22, she started going to the doctor for regular clinical exams, …

Does Sparkling Water Count Toward Your 8 Glasses a Day?

I love sipping on bubbly water throughout the day—it just seems a little more exciting than still water (it does, after all, <i>sparkle</i>). I have tight relationship with my SodaStream these days. But I'm not the only one drawn to the bubbles! It turns out that the lovely India-Jewel Jackson loves it …

What Causes Tiredness? The Surprising Things That Make You Sleepy

3. Medication<p>Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects. Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you start a new med and feel more lethargic than usual, see your doctor for an alternative. (If …

Do You Work Out Enough?

The thing is, it’s not tough to meet the government’s exercise guidelines—especially because you can (and should) break them up throughout the week into sessions that can be as short as 10 minutes each. And it’s time well spent: Physical activity has been linked to benefits you can’t put a price …

NTSB recommends lowering blood alcohol level that constitutes drunken driving

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken driving.<p>Currently, all 50 states have set a BAC level of .08, reflecting the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the blood. If a driver is found to …

Surprise! The US will borrow $200 billion less than expected this year

The Congressional Budget Office had a surprise for us today: <b>The US deficit is set to shrink by 24% more than expected this year, to 4.0% of GDP or about $642 billion.</b> That’s almost $200 billion less borrowing than the agency predicted in February—quite a change over a period of several months. Even …

Economy

Philadelphia abortion doctor gets life in prison

A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies will not face the death penalty.<p>Dr. Kermit Gosnell will serve life in prison without parole. He escaped the possibility of execution by agreeing Tuesday to waive his right to appeal his conviction, …

Millennials Are Driving Less, but What Happens as They Get Older?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It is unquestionably true that Americans are driving less today than we did just a few years ago. …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Brad Pitt reveals why Jolie went public

LOS ANGELES — For Brad Pitt, today was all about his family's future.<p>Just hours before a Tuesday afternoon interview with USA TODAY, his partner Angelina Jolie revealed in a <i>New York Times</i> op-ed that she has undergone a double mastectomy and reconstruction after learning she carried the BRCA1 gene …

Airlines bag $3.5 billion in luggage fees

Those fees passengers dole out to check a bag or change a flight proved a windfall for U.S. carriers last year, with airlines reaping a record amount from those extra charges.<p>U.S. airlines earned $3.5 billion in fees for checked luggage and another $2.6 billion in fees charged for changing a …

Crews tear down iconic coaster destroyed by Sandy

<i>By Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News</i><p>A roller coaster that was plunged into the Atlantic Ocean after Superstorm Sandy ripped through the Jersey Shore last October and became a symbol of the devastation was being demolished Tuesday afternoon.<p>The partially submerged Jet Star coaster was once a …

Obama Student Loan Policy Reaping $51 Billion Profit

The Obama administration is forecast to turn a record $51 billion profit this year from student loan borrowers, a sum greater than the earnings of the nation's most profitable companies and roughly equal to the combined net income of the four largest U.S. banks by assets.<p>Figures made public Tuesday …

Obama 'Needs to Fire Somebody,' Says Former Clinton Adviser

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>How bad is it in Washington for the Obama administration? It's Obama "needs to fire somebody" bad, …

Greenland ice loss may not be as severe as believed, new study suggests

The ice melt from Greenland's glaciers may not be as bad as originally believed. New research presented in <i>Nature</i> suggests that the recently seen rapid ice loss will eventually slow to limited levels, ultimately having a small impact over the next almost 200 years. The researchers' key finding was …

Walmart opts out of Bangladesh factory deal

Walmart will not join a growing group of European retailers in a deal to improve factory safety in Bangladesh because it does not want to agree to …

Walmart

Associated Press News

Lawyer: Boston bomb suspect Tsarnaev's widow to cooperate

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — A new criminal defense lawyer for the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev says his client will continue to cooperate with investigators but says he plans to keep quiet about the details of her case publicly because that could hurt the …

Associated Press News

US Navy launches first drone from aboard an aircraft carrier

Autonomous X-47B plane successfully takes off from USS George HW Bush<p>The US Navy this week successfully launched an unmanned plane from an aircraft carrier, marking what officials are calling "an inflection point" in the military's use of drone aircraft. The X-47B prototype drone, manufactured by …