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The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

How Much Safer Should Self-Driving Cars Be? Try 0%

Two car accident victims stumble into a bar. The first tells the bartender, “it came out of nowhere.” The second has already sent pre-crash video footage and telemetry data to the bartender before arriving.<p>Rhetorical arguments are bubbling up around what it means for a self-driving vehicle to be …

humandrivers

Cruises Are So Uncool They Are Cool

It’s the final day of this seven-night cruise and I am sitting in my moderately messy balcony stateroom aboard the Celebrity Summit finishing the last bites of a room service cheeseburger, bags as yet unpacked for tomorrow morning’s disembarkation, the vast undulating North Atlantic just over my …

North Atlantic

If You Paint Your Front Door This Color, Your House Could Sell for $6,000 More

Thinking about starting—or finishing—some projects around the home this summer? Good call: It’s always a good idea to make some updates to increase …

Real Estate

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate.<p>The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the 33-year-old graphic artist struggling with extreme light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions that create halos around bright objects and …

Ophthalmology

There’s a Better Answer Than Electric Cars

Promising emissions-reducing technology may let people keep driving cars with internal combustion engines.<p>Erich Sixt, chairman and chief executive officer of the Pullach, Germany-based global car rental company that bears his family’s name, recently described electric cars as a “costly political …

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

Glasses wearers really are more intelligent - it's in the genes

It may seem merely a cliche born of centuries of educated people straining their eyes in dimly-lit libraries, but new genetic research suggests those who wear glasses really are more intelligent.<p>Researchers at the University of Edinburgh analysed the genetic data of more than 44,480 people.<p>They …

Why You Should Hire a Financial Planner, Even if You’re Not Rich

If the very idea of financial planning makes you break out in hives, you’re not alone. A new study found that perceived financial well-being — feeling secure about not only the state of your current situation but how well you’ve planned for the future — holds the key to your overall well-being. …

Personal Finance

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Your diet soda might just be worse than a regular one.<p>There are a lot of myths about artificial sweeteners. The main one is that they’re actually better for you than regular sugar. Low-calorie sweeteners have been around for decades now, and we’re finally at a point where we’ve studied them enough …

Five ways to reduce your taxes before April 17

This year, more than in most years, filing your taxes may appear especially daunting because there have been a lot of changes to the tax code. Fortunately, you can ignore most of them when figuring out your 2017 taxes.<p>However, Congress did make changes that do affect last year’s taxes when it …

Personal Finance

What Sleeping With Married Men Taught Me About Infidelity

I’m not sure it’s possible to justify my liaisons with married men, but what I learned from having them warrants discussion. Not between the wives and me, though I would be interested to hear their side. No, this discussion should happen between wives and husbands, annually, the way we inspect the …

Relationships

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

23 Shoe Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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How to find 'advice-only' financial advisers

If you want money advice you can trust, your best bet is to hire a fee-only financial planner . The trick is finding a planner who's willing to be …

More Indians are being diagnosed with lung cancer, and it's not because they're smoking

<b>Studies suggest that air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, is linked to rising lung cancer cases among non-smokers, particularly the young &</b> …

Marni Epstein-Mervis, Founder of STRUKTR Studios - IdeaMensch

I think bringing something to life – even if a very rough version of it – is in and of itself a driver to keep moving the ball forward and truly see …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

Why an Indian girl chose to become an American woman

I was born in India. What can I say about India that hasn’t already been said about this big, beautiful country, where the culture and history run so deep that the people there have been killing each other for centuries and centuries? India is the most interesting, smelly, soulful melting pot of …

University of Pennsylvania

The 4 Most Common Living Room Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

These days, the living room is one of the most important rooms in the home — and also the breeding ground for some of the most serious interior …

Sexolve 88: ‘My Wife is No Longer Interested in Having Sex’

<b>Sexolve</b> is equal rights activist Harish Iyer’s Q&A space on <b>FIT</b>.<p>If you have any problems, doubts or queries regarding sex, sexuality or your …

Relationships

If You Want to Make a New Year's Resolution That Will Change Your Life (and One You'll Actually Stick To), Make It This

It could improve your mental and physical health without having to set foot in the gym.<p>"I'm going to get healthy this year." I've heard countless variations of the "get healthy" resolution from my therapy clients as well as my friends.<p>Some say they're going to hit the gym more often, others say …

Happiness

U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills.<p>The tax legislation, which top …

Finance

A $62 billion business opportunity is hiding behind India’s toilet troubles

Three years after rolling out the Swachh Bharat(Clean India) campaign, which among other things aims to eradicate open defecation by 2019, India is far from solving its filth problem.<p>Over 70% of rural India still lacks adequate sanitation facilities, World Bank data shows. Over 56% of Indians—some …

Waste Management

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

6 Instagram Worthy Places to Visit in Bikaner [Rajasthan]

Shares 444<p><i>Bikaner is not just a destination…. it’s an experience!</i><p>As I boarded my train to Bikaner, ready to indulge in lavish hospitality extended by …

Swimming Pools

Drop by these Mumbai bars to have desi cocktails with a twist

From the ubiquitous curry leaf and spicy cumin seed to the piquant burst of pani puri masala and zesty shikanji, cocktails across city bars are …

Need a new password? Here are 306 million to avoid

If you're in the market for new, unique password, Troy Hunt has a trove of what you don't want.<p>Hunt, the security expert behind the Have I Been Pwned website, on Thursday released a searchable tool that contains 306 million previously compromised passwords. The tool's database of passwords, …

How to Use Public Wi-Fi and Not Get Hacked

When traveling, using Wi-Fi connections instead of data and calling plans can save travelers hundreds of dollars. Relying on public Wi-Fi is …

Information Systems