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7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Immune System

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Self-help

7 House Plants For Allergies That Can Help Clear The Air Around You

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know that pollen and air pollution can aggravate your symptoms — and no one with allergies wants more …

What Is Li-Fi? The New Alternative To Wi-Fi

Li-Fi is likely to reshape the world in ways Wi-Fi didn’t, by transmitting data through lamps, streetlights, and more.<p>Philips Lighting just unveiled a small coup. It’s providing internet to an entire office in France with nothing but its lights. That’s right, a company known for LED bulbs and …

Internet of Things

The $131.8 Million Social Security Administration Mistake You Won't Believe

Find out how even Social Security workers get this key benefit wrong .<p>Social Security is complicated, with plenty of different ways to claim …

FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

Send scam emails to this chatbot and it’ll waste their time for you

Chatbots. They’re usually a waste of your time, so why not have them waste someone else’s instead? Better yet: why not have them waste an <i>email scammer’s</i> time.<p>That’s the premise behind Re:scam, an email chatbot operated by New Zealand cybersecurity firm Netsafe. Next time you get a dodgy email in …

What's the difference between seltzer, sparkling water, club soda and tonic water?

They’re all fizzy, refreshing and fun to drink, but is there any real difference between sparkling water, seltzer, club soda and tonic water? Lots of us choose these sparkling drinks as a healthier alternative to soda, but one recent study found that they may actually make you hungrier. That's …

Clean with the power of ultrasound by using the Sonic Soak

Cleanliness has never looked so sleek. Much to the delight of clean freaks everywhere, there’s a new standard when it comes to removing dirt, grime, …

Scientists have uncovered a way to regenerate human bone and tissue

Regenerative Medicine<p>A new method of regenerating human tissue has been discovered by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The method …

Multiple Sclerosis

Here’s How Much Everyone Gets Paid on a Movie Set — From the Key Grip to the Director

The bigger the movie, the bigger the salaries.<p>Want to make money in Hollywood? Sadly, the odds of becoming a movie star are about 1 in 1,190,000, …

40 questions to ask before you accept a job offer

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the most difficult part of the job hunt. All the job applications, interview rounds, and thank-you notes have …

Employment

That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates — possibly toxic, probably worthless.<p>But to Lee Cantrell, who helps run the California …

Pharma

Jeff Sessions Just Made It Easier for Law Enforcement to Seize Your Assets Even if You Haven’t Been Convicted of a Crime

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will be restarting the controversial “adoptive forfeiture” program, which allows local police …

We Did the Math: Here's How Much Your Dog Costs You Over its Lifetime

It's a lot.<p>When Kristen Silton and her husband went house shopping several years ago, a fenced-in yard was high on their must-have list. The Atlanta …

Marijuana 'may be worse than cigarettes for cardiovascular health'

People who use marijuana may be three times more likely to die from high blood pressure than non-users of the drug, a new study finds.<p>The researchers …

Fingernail-sized chip can repair damaged tissue in seconds

A new device can begin repairing damaged organs in seconds, heralding a major breakthrough for life-saving medicine. Developed at Ohio State University, the technology known as tissue nanotransfection (TNT) uses a small coin-sized silicon chip that "injects" genetic code into skin cells, converting …

Be prepared to hand over your device passwords or face indefinite detention at the US border

<i>By Asheeta Regidi</i><p>Recently, reports of the US Department of Homeland Security demanding the <b>social media passwords</b> of persons seeking entry into the US …

Privacy

Coolala is the world’s first portable, solar-powered A/C unit

Holds a charge of up to eight hours and weighs just seven pounds<p>If you’ve ever wished to upgrade a personal hand-held fan into something with more serious cooling power, then you’re going to want to check out this new portable air conditioning unit.<p>Called Coolala, not only is it truly portable, …

This dental startup will straighten your teeth for less than Invisalign

Healthy, well-aligned teeth shouldn’t just be for the wealthy. Candid, a direct-to-consumer teeth alignment company, aims to make straight teeth more accessible and more affordable than braces and Invisalign.<p>Candid, which 3D prints its FDA-approved aligners, is designed for people who need mild to …

8 signs you're the problem in your relationship

Humans are driven to find love and have happy relationships, but 50 percent of marriages end up in divorce — and many new singles find themselves wondering what went wrong.<p>We often blame our partners for our relationship distress, which may or may not be valid. Maybe it's time to take a closer look …

A new focus in the war against deadly sepsis

Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than a dozen patients showing signs of sepsis.<p>They included a 61-year-old mechanic with diabetes. An elderly man recovering from pneumonia. A new mom whose white blood cell count had shot …

Medicine

How to Revive Dead Flowers

You are walking home from work when you pass the loveliest hydrangeas. At $6 for two stems at the local bodega they are a steal and impossible to …

Hackers are hiding malware in subtitle files

An impressive new exploit gives hackers the ability to control your desktop through malware spread by fake movie subtitles. The exploit, which essentially dumps the malware onto your desktop and then notifies the attacker, affects users of video players like Popcorn Time and VLC.<p>Checkpoint found …

AIRS

Research today is a skill that is taught to students as part of information literacy units; however, I don’t think students understand the difference …

SEO

The 9 Ridiculous Myths About Resumes That Most People Still Believe | Inc.com

If you're like most people, almost everything you think you know about resumes is dead wrong. Here are the popular myths about resumes, along with the unvarnished, reality-based truth.<p>Myth 1: A resume is a work-focused biography.<p><b>Truth: A resume is a sales document.</b> The purpose of a resume is not to …

Employment

Man: Border agents threatened to “be dicks,” take my phone if I didn’t unlock it

“I believe strongly in the Constitution and in my right to privacy.”<p>ALBANY, California—As he sat in a darkened corner of a neighborhood bar, Aaron …

Privacy

19 One-Pan Recipes That Cut Your Meal-Prep Time in Half

Putting together a week’s worth of food in advance saves time and is pretty much the responsible thing to do. But it can also make for a serious mess …