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9 Disturbing Side Effects Of Drinking Regular And Diet Soda

Need a reason to break your soda addiction? We've got plenty. They're not pretty.<p>If you've been reading health magazines and websites for any length …

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to …

How to secure your Google account

Make sure no one's getting in but you<p>Your Google account includes email, photos, Drive documents, YouTube videos, and maybe even a Google Maps review or two. Between all those features, you've got a lot of important information packed away behind a single password. If it falls into the wrong hands, …

Information Systems

Overdoing it on caffeine is killing your productivity

<i>This post originally appeared at</i> <i>LinkedIn</i><i>. Follow the author here</i><i>.</i><p>Today’s tip for improving your performance is one of the most simple and straightforward methods I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You …

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How to spot misleading health news

Follow this 10-step guide to navigating medical headlines, says Claudia Hammond, and you’ll soon weed out the flaky science and dangerous claims.<p>When the UK newspaper, the Independent, analysed the 20 most shared stories in the past year with cancer in the headline, more than half included claims …

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25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

Navigating the New Airbnb

Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accommodations site where travelers book everything from single rooms to entire villas, has spent the last couple of years branching out. It has teamed up with airlines like Delta and Virgin America to give miles to travelers who book stays. And it has teamed up with travel …

Hospitality

4 TED Talks to Help You Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article orginally published Dec. 28, 2015.</i><p>Stress is a killer. To say that it can ultimately do you in is no exaggeration. Experienced chronically, stress wears and tears at your body -- weakening the immune …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

Vitamin B.S.

How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves<p>In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned hundreds of scientists, doctors, and food manufacturers to Washington, D.C. to discuss a weapon that would help the …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Ice Age

Incredible French barn finds could fetch over $18M [w/video]

Heartbreaking Beauties On Display In Varying States Of Decay<p>We all dream about taking a drive and discovering the mythical barn find of a vintage Shelby Cobra or Porsche Speedster hidden way under a sheet, totally forgotten. An upcoming auction from Artcurial in France on February 6 proves that …

These Lunch Bowl Recipes Just Made Your Work Week Infinitely Better

The lunch slump -- it happens to all of us. Once you've eaten at every lunch spot around your office, and you've made every sandwich, soup and salad you can dream up, you're hit with a total loss of what to eat for your midday meal. Once it sets in, it's hard to shake. Nothing seems appetizing …