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Watch Sonam Kapoor cutely mock husband-to-be Anand Ahuja’s American accent

Sonam Kapoor wasn’t the most vocal about her relationship with Anand Ahuja before the couple announced their wedding recently, but she never shied …

Social Media

White Evangelicals Are The Most Fragile Of All White People

I once attended a missions conference run by a predominately white evangelical organization where, for one night, black styles of worship, preaching and spirituality were the focus. The worship team wore Black Lives Matter shirts and the preacher exhorted the thousands present to repent of the ways …

Race & Ethnicity

Lighthouse Is The Next Big Deal In Home Monitoring Technology

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of evaluating Lighthouse, a new next-generation home security device from a Palo Alto-based startup Lighthouse AI. After spending a couple of weeks with it, using my mom’s New Jersey home for evaluation, I’ve concluded that this remarkable device …

Home Security

Religion scholar compares white evangelical Christians to a “cult” under Trump’s presidency

<b>FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The list of prominent evangelicals denouncing Trump is growing, but is anyone in the flock listening? The bloc of</b> …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

Mark Zuckerberg’s Apology Tour

Even after Cambridge Analytica, Facebook is still professing neutrality. But, as its C.E.O. readies to testify to Congress, the public isn’t buying it.<p>Last week, on a conference call with reporters, Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, began, uncharacteristically, with an apology. “For the …

You won't have to sign for credit card purchases much longer

For all of the progress the US has made in payment technology, it still clings to the past when it comes to credit card payments. You <i>still</i> have to sign for many in-person purchases, which is downright backwards in an era of chip-based cards and digital tokens. And the financial industry is finally …

HP goes up against the iPad Pro with its $599 Chromebook x2

Two weeks ago, Acer announced the first tablet running Chrome OS, and today, HP is announcing the second — and it’s a lot higher end.<p>It’s called the Chromebook x2, and it’s very much designed to go after the iPad Pro. It has a 12.3-inch screen (the larger iPad Pro has a 12.9-inch screen), docks …

Michigan Kindergartener Was Sodomized and Photographed Nude by Classmates: Lawsuit

A federal lawsuit naming school officials in a Michigan small town claims a group of five-year-olds repeatedly touched, sodomized, and photographed …

Potty-mouthed 98-year-old is very surprised to learn he's 98

After the milestone birthday of 21, it's pretty easy to forget your age as the years just tick away. Recently, when a son asked his elderly father …

Old Age

How to sleep easier with Google Home’s white noise feature

Pick from a selection of sounds like a rainstorm, spinning fan, or just generic white noise<p>I’m one of those people who falls asleep a little easier if there’s quiet, steady noise around me. Cracking a window open isn’t really an option in February here in New York, so typically I just turn on a …

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Great Depression

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

AI-powered face swapping has taken a dystopian turn

As if the issues like revenge porn and AI-powered facial recognition searches weren't creepy enough, a <i>Motherboard</i> report reveals yet another unsettling use of technology: "deepfakes." Within a month of locating a Redditor who used machine learning to swap pictures of mainstream actresses onto the …

Machine Learning

Intense video shows plane landing during extreme crosswinds

A pilot flying a Dash8 Q400 got caught in a heavy wind storm that battered Europe on Thursday. With wind speeds reaching 68 mph, the pilot attempted …

Trump Will Start the End of the World, Claim Evangelicals Who Support Him

Evangelical Christians overwhelmingly support President Donald Trump because they believe he'll cause the world to end.<p>Many have questioned why …

If you want to be smarter, build in an hour of daily contemplation

The word “genius” is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it’s often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius—and we should—but it’s about time we stopped …

Creativity

Norwegian Cruise ship sailed right through ‘bomb cyclone’ despite accurate forecast

No one boarding the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship in New York on Dec. 29, 2017 expected to start the new year coping with seasickness and mortal …

Pastor Robert Jeffress Attacks The Christianity Of Trump’s Evangelical Critics: They Don’t Take The Bible Seriously

Pastor Robert Jeffress, also a Fox News contributor, has suggested that if you don’t support Donald Trump, you can’t be a real Christian. Right Wing …

Faith

Triple Meltdown: How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At the Same Time

On a cold Sunday early last month in the small Austrian city of Graz, three young researchers sat down in front of the computers in their homes and …

What is a ‘death clean’ and why should you do it?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes …

Personal Finance

It’s the New Year and you’re getting laundry-folding robots, because the 1960s thought of everything

The robot laundry-folding wars are heating up.<p>The German appliance manufacturing giant BSH is in the early stages of partnering with the U.S. and Israeli-based laundry-folding robot designer FoldiMate on product development and manufacturing in the latest volley in the battle to bring a …

Robotics

How to trick your brain into keeping a New Year’s resolution

Apply the power of habit to your annual goals.<p>Breaking New Year’s resolutions is so time-honored a tradition that companies can actually stake their business model on it. Gyms like Planet Fitness depend on thousands joining up at the beginning of the year, only to fail on the follow-through. They …

Muscle

Ask Yourself These Seven Questions Before Setting 2018 Goals

The end of December is a great time to step back to reflect on the year before the frenzy of a new year starts again. One of the activities I cherish the most (and recommend to my executive coaching clients) is to do a personal year-end review.<p>Doing a personal review is critical before you set new …

Happiness

Indian apps are seeking way too many “dangerous permissions” on your phone

Indian apps may be a lot more dicier than you think.<p>A report by data privacy consultancy Arrka estimates that, on an average, apps from India seek 7.9 “dangerous permissions” from users, significantly higher than those from the US, for instance.<p>Dangerous permissions include those to access and …

Apps

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

Victims of identity theft: 5 steps to take action

Identity theft can be stressful, but there are steps you can take to minimize any long-term effects it may have on your finances. Learn what you can …

AI Has Been Creating Music and the Results Are...Weird

Cutting-edge AI is gradually permeating every aspect of human life and culture—even the arts.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

UC Berkeley

Former Facebook exec: Social media is ripping apart society

Facebook’s former vice president for user growth Chamath Palihapitiya recently gave a talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business that’ll probably make you think twice about your social media use (via the <i>Verge</i>). The entire talk is well worth a watch, but some of his most prominent remarks …

Social Media