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In-N-Out employees can work their way up to $160,000 a year with no degree or previous experience

There's a secret sauce to In-N-Out Burger's success. It pays employees really well.<p>The West Coast burger sensation pays store managers an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, which is about triple the industry average, according to the latest California Sun newsletter. There is no college …

Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments

John Dalman had been in the waiting room at a Loxahatchee, Fla., dermatology clinic for less than 15 minutes when he turned to his wife and told her they needed to leave. Now.<p>“It was like a fight or flight impulse,” he said.<p>His face numbed for skin-cancer surgery, Mr. Dalman, 69, sat surrounded by …

Cancer

Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality

Some automotive maintenance myths seem to have taken on lives of their own. Sure, they seem like logical, sound pieces of advice, but when it comes …

Discounts soar on many small cars as market stampedes toward SUVs

The market's shift to crossovers and SUVs is well documented, but what may be less well known are the massive discounts some automakers now offer on …

17 gadgets and apps to make your dumb car smarter

Useful technology for your commute.<p>You don't have to wait for self-driving cars to upgrade your experience behind the wheel. You don't even have to buy an expensive new luxury vehicle. Instead, add some 21st-century intelligence to your drive with a few smart gadgets and apps. These devices can log …

Everything you need to know about armpit detox

Armpit detoxification can help the body rid itself of toxins that have built up on the skin. It may also help to reduce the capacity of sweat glands …

How To Hear What Your Voice Sounds Like To Other People

Hearing your voice the way others hear it can be a bit jarring at first, and I know plenty of people who claim they can't stand the sound of their …

Music Production

Why The Internet Is Going Crazy Over This Mattress

Casper is only three years old and has already developed a cult following — notorious for disrupting the $14 billion mattress industry and completely …

Watch Out for These Dealership Fees When Buying a Car

Whether you're leasing or buying a new car, you should carefully check all the numbers on the agreement. Use the calculator on your mobile phone or …

Personal Finance

Elon Musk: Robot software will make Tesla worth as much as Apple

Elon Musk thinks his robot software can make Tesla Inc. worth as much as Apple Inc. He has the chance to prove it very soon.<p>In three different …

Tesla

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Language

Are We Wrong About What Makes Food Healthy? | Goop

Some of the foods we think are the healthiest may play a role in leaky gut, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases, says goop contributor, Steven …

Wellness

Duolingo has a premium subscription, but lessons are still free

The idea that learning another language should be free is the core idea behind Duolingo. Over the past few years, the app has strived to make learning a new tongue convenient, portable and fun. Now the company's trying to turn its free language learning tools into a profitable business by …

Duolingo

5 News Apps That Will Make You Smarter And Give You A Better Perspective

I’ve been thinking a lot about news lately (expect a few pieces along those lines to follow) and I have been looking at innovation and new options in the market for news consumption. Here are five apps – and a few honourable mentions – that continue to interest me and allow you to get new …

Save Big With Drug Discount Programs

Rising medication costs have forced many people to look for ways to save money when filling prescriptions. Earlier this year, Consumer Reports' …

Tenta For Android Is The Browser You Need After The Wikileaks CIA Dump

The massive dump of CIA hacking tools by Wikileaks has everyone talking. Some of that talk has been quite sensational, claiming that the Agency has broken apps like Signal and WhatsApp. More measured responses, particularly from those in the cybersecurity business, say the leaks don’t show that… …

WATCH: Raindrops Catapult Bacteria Into The Air, And It's Beautiful

When you step outside after a big rainstorm and take a deep whiff of that fresh, earthy smell, you're mostly smelling a chemical called geosmin.<p>It's a byproduct of bacteria and fungi. And something about rain lofts the chemical — and sometimes the organisms themselves — into the air, a process that …

Microbiology

Don't Just Bet On Luck To Avoid A Stroke

If you hear somebody mention the word, iRhythm, you might conclude that it’ a musical group or a new dance step. But you would be wrong. In fact, iRhythm (IRTC)is in a more serious, life-saving business whose chief product is a diagnostic that helps physicians diagnose arrhytmias early and …

3 Companies Set to Make a Killing From Driverless Cars

The driverless car industry will be worth billions of dollars, and these three companies will benefit from the different aspects of the …

5 settings to change on your new router

My cable provider's modem -- which also acts as my router -- stopped broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal last week. So, I pulled out my old Cisco Wi-Fi router to keep the fire burning until I mustered up the will to visit the Comcast store.<p>After setting up my old router last week and the new Comcast modem …

Wi-Fi

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

Internet

Elon Musk doubles down on universal basic income: 'It's going to be necessary'

Universal basic income is a system in which all citizens receive a standard amount of money each month to cover basic expenses like food, rent, and clothes.<p>On Monday, Musk doubled down on his initial support for the concept.<p>"I think we'll end up doing universal basic income," Musk told the crowd at …

How to track your sleep schedule

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, yet most of us know very little about how we sleep. At best, we know "around" what time we need to go to bed in order to wake up feeling relatively refreshed the next morning, and we know how to many times we can hit the snooze button before we'll be …

Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies

This simple advice will help to protect you against hackers and government surveillance.<p><i>What's next for ransomware?</i><p>Got nothing to hide? Think …

If You Do This, You Should Be Banned From Email

As someone who runs my life through my inbox (as opposed to the phone), I’ve seen a lot of emails over the years. Most are perfectly great and …

The two bakery secrets that make this babka better than the rest

In some circles, I’m acknowledged as a “Jewish baking goddess,” so it was a shock to discover that when it came to babka, I knew what I knew — but apparently there was more.<p>The classic loaf I had been teaching for years is a really good babka. But it’s not The Babka of the Hour. Babka, it should be …

Dessert

Turn your old Android device into a security camera

If you've got an old Android smartphone or tablet in a drawer somewhere doing nothing, then why not put it to good use as a security camera.<p>Got an …

Home Security

Books to Read This Spring That Will Make You More Productive

<b>How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life,</b> by Caroline Webb<p>The title <i>How to Have a Good Day</i> might …

15 Twitter accounts that show just how weird the Web is

<i>This week, Twitter turns 10. Over the next few days we’ll be exploring how far the microblogging service has come, the challenges it faces going forward and some of its key moments along the way.</i><p>Facebook may be the most popular social media platform – and it’s arguable whether Twitter itself is one …

Social Media

How to save Snapchats without your friends knowing

Snapchat — love it or hate it, chances are you’re using it to playfully stay in touch with your friends and family via real-time photo updates of your best duck face selfies.<p>One of the ubiquitous app’s features is that your images disappear within a set amount of time, letting you be creative, …