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The Bohemian Heiress Who Shattered 19th-Century Taboos

Aimée Crocker sailed across the Pacific, narrowly escaped murder in the jungle, and trounced the sexist and racist norms of her day<p>Great journeys often start with a mystery. For Aimée Crocker, the late-19th-century railroad heiress and pioneering adventure traveler, the mystery arose when she was …

San Francisco

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

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Best Buy takes $350 off MacBook Air, entry-level model hits all-time low at $650

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Best Buy is currently taking <b>$300 off</b> Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air. Better yet, if you sign-up for Student Deals, you can save an</b> …

Want to Build Out Your Van in 1 Hour? Try a Conversion Kit | Adventure Sports Network

For those of us without the time, or skill, to build out a van, an outfitter specializing in conversion could be the perfect solution.<p><i>Photos by Erin</i> …

A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.<p>When Gabriel and Debbie Mayes decided to embrace the tiny house movement, they knew the transition would be anything but easy. For starters, they—along …

Small Spaces

Always Carry Your Google Account's Two-Step Verification Codes With You

Two-step verification is great. However, if you happen to lose your phone and don’t have a few backup codes on you then it can make finding your …

These 3 Outdated Ideas About Sex Need To Be Banished Forever

As a society, we are really confused about sex. The results are these outdated sex "rules" that keep us constricted and approaching sex from a place …

Relationships

Understanding the Stages of Heart Disease

Heart disease often starts quietly, progressing from high blood pressure to clogged coronary arteries with few obvious symptoms. But too often it …

Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when …

The Year of Less Is Finally Here!

Good morning, friends! And what a beautiful morning it is, even with all the rain we are expecting here. No amount of precipitation will get me down, …

Mandy Lea Photo

Posted on April 2, 2018 by Mandy Lea Photo<p>I am often asked why I chose a teardrop to live in. Sure, I could have sprung for something a bit larger …

iFixit matches or beats Apple’s $29 replacement battery deal for devices too old to qualify

After Apple reduced its iPhone battery-swap price to just $29 as part of an apology for its handling of the performance-throttling controversy, iFixit has done the same for its DIY kits for older devices …<p>Apple’s offer applies only to the iPhone 6 and up, which are the devices the company said were …

Mobile Technology

Flourishing in Stressful Times - with Tara Brach

8 Quick and Easy Meditation Techniques to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Have you ever found it hard to motivate yourself to do something that was good for you, only to eventually do it, feel amazing, and wonder why you …

An industry insider just blew the lid off the racket that makes American drugs so expensive

The infamous "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli is in jail, but the egregious drug-price-gouging scheme that shocked America and made him a household name last year is still doing just fine.<p>Now, you'll recall Shkreli is not in jail for price gouging, but defrauding investors.<p>But we know who he is because …

Pharma

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality: Alexa was obedient, personable and all-knowing. She could carry out a myriad of basic tasks, with a personality as …

Smart Homes

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Here Are the 2 Words You Need to Say to Yourself in Order to Become Unstoppable | Inc.com

Maybe it's a good idea you watch your mouth.<p>When we decide to acquire new habits and rid ourselves of old, harmful ones, we tend to focus the most on motivation and the logistics of implementation. Rarely do we consider thinking about all the possible things we subconsciously do that impede our …

Framing

I'm a financial planner — here are the 7 questions my richest clients ask

While the wealth you need to be considered "rich" is definitely debatable, a certain level of income will make you wealthy in the eyes of most Americans.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, about 20 percent of Americans were considered upper-middle-class last year, having incomes greater than …

The Fed described how healthcare starts unraveling in one perfect sentence

The Federal Reserve's Beige Book survey of US industries published a new report on Wednesday, and in one perfect sentence it describes how high costs are starting to force the US healthcare system to unravel.<p>Here it is [emphasis ours]:<p>Reports from healthcare firms remain mixed. <b>Employers continue to</b> …

US Navy will use Xbox controllers to steer submarine periscopes

The Pentagon might have to buy Xbox controllers en masse in the future if the military ends up using them to control its laser weapons and other equipment. In fact, the US Navy will begin stocking its modernized Virginia-class submarines with them, starting with the USS Colorado that's expected to …

Equifax to launch a free lifetime credit lock service

Equifax's new chief knows it'll take a lot of effort to make people trust the credit reporting agency again. He started by penning a letter of apology published by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, wherein he admitted that the company wasn't able to live up to people's expectations. Equifax was hacked, he …

Change these 3 camera settings in iOS 11

With a new file format and photo filters, there are some new camera settings iPhone photographers need to check or change.<p>Changes to Live Photos may have grabbed headlines, but iOS 11 introduces some under-the-hood changes to the way your iPhone snaps photos. The biggest of which is the new HEIF …

Mobile Photography

Credit card thieves are getting smarter. You can, too

Card skimmers have gotten so advanced, even experts may be fooled. But there's a way to spot at least some of them.<p>With one swipe of a credit card, you've just paid for some gas. You may also have given thieves some very valuable information.<p>That's if you've just fallen victim to a skimmer.<p>Card …

Identity Theft

The OG European #VanLife

Mirte van Dijk’s parents are the original van lifers. The 32-year-old spent her childhood traveling with her hippie folks all over Europe in bulbous …

Kitesurfing

The best alternatives to a MX-5 Miata

If you don't want to do the obvious, Brian Cooley has a shopping list for you.<p>The ever-fabulous Mazda MX-5 Miata is almost a category of one, reigning virtually unchallenged since its arrival in 1989. That's what happens when you're disciplined (and have first mover advantage in a category too …

Cost of Living

34 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful | Inc.com

1. Wasting five minutes.<p>When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time? Most people use it as an excuse to rest or laze.<p>By lazing for five five-minute breaks each day, we waste 25 minutes daily. That's 9,125 minutes per year (25 X 365). Sadly, my guess is we're wasting far more …

Motivation