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How to Hide Files on Any Phone or Computer

If you’ve got something you want to hide away, then you’ve got plenty of options on Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS—options that we’ll run through …

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Has your password been stolen? Find out with this tool

A new service makes it easier to know if old passwords you've used have been made public in a data breach.<p>The Pwned Passwords tool, integrated into the popular password manager 1Password, lets customers type in an old password and find out if it's been leaked in a data breach.<p>Security researcher …

James Martin

8 Secret (& Affordable) Shopping Sources Designers Love

For me, shopping for decor is a weird, paradoxical experience. I find myself wanting to have unique things. And yet, I'm the first one to share my …

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.<p>10 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Not long ago, the sharing economy seemed to take over. Privacy was dead, and no one cared. But that was a pre-Snowden era. Now, for some, the need to go …

Privacy

This Free Website Will Show Anyone Your Personal Information. Here's How to Remove It

If you love your privacy, this is your worst nightmare.<p>Think the internet can’t shock you anymore? Enter your name in this website.<p>FamilyTreeNow.com, …

Windows Phone Is Dead—How to Make Android the Next Best Thing

Windows Phone is dead, but Microsoft isn’t getting out of mobile—in fact it’s redoubling its efforts. With plenty of apps for iOS and Android out now …

Android News

10 Myths About Islam

Islam is a widely misunderstood religion, and many of those misconceptions have become even more firmly entrenched in recent years. Those who are …

Religion

If you want to make money, avoid these college majors

You might need therapy if you pick this major.<p>Clinical psychology is the least valuable major, according to a new study from TheCashlorette.com, a …

College & University

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Permanently delete files from any device

Send your trash beyond the point of no return.<p>When you delete a file from your computer, it doesn't simply disappear from existence—at least, not right away. Even if you immediately empty the Recycle Bin or Trash folder, all your deletion does is earmark the space that file takes up on your hard …

The 30 best men's fashion websites

Delete yourself from the internet with this website

If endless cyber attack scare stories, viral fake news articles, online abuse and the election of Donald Trump have given yourself the resolve to walk away from the internet, you're in luck.<p>Developers in Sweden have created a website that can help you delete your online presence with just a few …

Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

WiFi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Wi-Fi

7 essential apps for anyone new to Android

Whether you’re a disillusioned Apple convert, or immigrating from an outdated Windows phone, you might need help picking out your first batch of apps for your Android device.<p>The Google Play Store is a rather large place, filled with enough apps to boggle the minds of the uninitiated. There are …

The troubling truth about vitamins and herbal supplements

There’s shockingly little oversight of the companies who sell herbs and vitamins.<p>Alice arrived in Wonderland and promptly downed a vial that said “drink me,” and we can probably all agree she was being a bit of an idiot. Magical land or not, she’s a child, she has no idea where that conveniently …

Drugstore

Explained: What to do if your smartphone gets stolen

All it takes is a moment of carelessness, an open handbag or an opportunist pickpocket and your smartphone can disappear from right under your nose. …

Identity Theft

How to lose belly fat

How to lose belly fat<p>You’ve been moping and whining about getting in shape for quite some time now and if it’s just the stubborn waistline that’s …

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Information Systems

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

Self-improvement

Are 10,000 Steps a Day Really Best for Your Health? Here's What Science Says

Surveys show that very few Americans know how much exercise they’re supposed to get. But many people are familiar with the idea of walking 10,000 …

Here are DIY stain treatments that really work

What to Look for When Buying Carry-On Luggage

If you plan to fly this summer, using a carry-on suitcase can save a lot of time and worry. You won’t have to wait at the baggage carousel, you’ll …

3 Supplements That Actually Work—and 3 That Are Just Wasting Your Money​

Find out if you’re just swallowing the promise of better health<p>Health in a bottle has become a booming business—Americans shell out around $35 billion on dietary supplements each year, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).<p>But is it money well spent?<p>In some cases, supplements can …

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ISPs

I became a self-made millionaire and retired by 37 — here are 9 truths that will help you reach financial independence faster

Some random guy from the internet emailed me wanting to meet up. This happens more than you think, and usually I'd say no because saying no to everything was the only way to protect my time so I could focus on my goals in life.<p>But now that I have my time back I'm starting to say yes. So we meet up …

Stop Looking for Your Soul Mate and Try This Instead

“Given that you have 500,000,000 potential soul mates,” writes Randall Munroe, in the science book <i>What If?,</i> “you’ll only find true love in one …

Relationships

Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. Recent ransomware outbreaks underscore the need to take …

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …