Pam Cairo

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Social Isolation – A Growing Epidemic

According to the AARP, 51 percent of people over 75 live alone. Twenty-six percent face an increased risk of death due to subjective feeling of loneliness. More than 8 million adults age 50 and older are affected by isolation.<p>The problem will become worse over time as the boomers grow older. This …

The end is near for cinema. Go to the movies while there's still time

It's been a great run for cinema, a business that began with the Lumière brothers' early creations flickering in Paris playhouses in 1895, then …

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

The Death of Digital Photography as We Know It

As camera makers struggle to innovate, consumers are finding little need to upgrade. The market is slowing to the point of inertia—manufacturers need …

Cameras

Gwen Stefani Is Livid with Miranda Lambert, Wants Her to Stop Talking About Blake Shelton (REPORT)

It looks like Miranda Lambert and Gwen Stefani's feud over Blake Shelton is far from over!<p>According to a new report, <i>The Voice</i> coach is ready for …

New report claims the iPhone 8 will actually cost less than $1,000

It has been widely reported that the upcoming iPhone 8 will cost consumers over $1000 at retail because of new features such as the OLED display and new 3D sensors. A new investor note from UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, however, disputes earlier reports and says the iPhone 8 will come in for less …

Amazon will soon refund up to $70 million of in-app purchases made by children

Amazon ends its fight against feds<p>Nearly one year after Amazon was found guilty of illegally billing users for unauthorized in-app purchases, the company has dropped its appeal against the decision, paving way for refunds to finally commence.<p>The in-app charges stemmed from purchases made by kids …

Blizzard Entertainment wins $8.7 million lawsuit against cheating service

Blizzard Entertainment is delivering its message loud and clear: If you make cheats for any Blizzard games, you're going to pay. A lot.<p>Blizzard — the …

Apple wants to sell HBO, Showtime and Starz in new premium TV bundle

Apple is giving yet another shot at making it big in the movie and television streaming industry.<p>The Cupertino heavyweight has purportedly reached out to popular television networks HBO, Showtime and Starz with a proposition to sell subscriptions to their channels in a single bundle, Recode …

I spent a year listening to strangers tell stories they can’t share with anyone else

For a little over a year now, I’ve listened to strangers I meet on Craigslist tell me stories they’ve never told anyone before. I’ve interviewed someone who went through gender reassignment surgery and was falling in love for the very first time, as his true self. I’ve spoken with a man who had …

The Audiophiliac's best of the best affordable headphones of 2015 (pictures)

Why You Should Resist the Urge to Tear into Hot Bread

<i>In celebration of Le Pain Quotidien's 25th anniversary, and inspired by a seasonal lunch and bread-baking demo with their founder Alain Coumont, we're sharing recipes and all-year-round tips for breaking bread together.</i><p>If you're a bread baker, you dread the final direction of the recipe: <i>Control</i> …

Bread

Microsoft app tries to lure you from Android to a Windows phone

It's true that Windows Phone (and now Windows 10 Mobile) doesn't have as many apps as Android or iOS. However, the <i>perception</i> of that app deficit may be just as problematic -- why would you switch to a Lumia 950 if you assumed that none of your favorite apps had Windows equivalents? Microsoft …

This tablet stand solves one of the iPad’s biggest annoyances

If you’ve had an iPad for at least a couple of years now, you’ve probably noticed one of the major ergonomic issues with it: there’s no perfect way to hold it. You can hold your iPad to use it which always feels just slightly awkward, place it on a table which hunches you over and strains the back …

iPad Mini

Programmable electronic glasses provide children effective, digital lazy eye treatment

A new study on lazy eye found that programmable electronic glasses help improve vision in children just as well as the more traditional treatment …

Dogs look like their owners – it’s a scientific fact

The canine “mini-me” reveals a narcissistic tendency within us all – a trait that may also be shaping your love life, says David Robson. (Photography by Gerrard Gethings.)<p>Go to any park, and you will see the strange phenomenon of the canine mini-me. Maybe it’s a bearded hipster, accompanied by a …

Pets

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What Apple employees really think about the company's internal corporate culture

Apple has a reputation for being extremely secretive in its day-to-day operations. So secretive, in fact, that some employees didn't know they were working on the first iPad until Steve Jobs unveiled it on stage.<p>That makes us all wonder what it must be like to work for Apple.<p>We know it can be …

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Why College-Educated Women Can't Find Love

You feel like you’re in romantic purgatory.<p>It’s real. It’s not a hazy paranoia.<p>And it’s not a matter of being too fat or too loud, too timid or too …

Relationships

Teenage bullying victim’s heartbreaking suicide video to those who targeted her

This is Olivia Penpraze.<p>She suffered from severe depression, brought on by years of bullying.<p>Her misery was so deep that she tried to kill herself …

Alex Gibney explains why his Steve Jobs documentary may cause you to put down your iPhone for good

"The motivation to make the film was why so many people who didn't know Steve Jobs were weeping when he left," Gibney told an audience last week who had recently seen his film "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine."<p>Gibney opens the film with footage of people all over the world crying at makeshift …

Burning Man 2015 Opens in Black Rock: Pictures

The Arts

Jamie xx-Scored Ballet Tree of Codes Gets U.S. Premiere

<i>Photo by Noah Kalina</i><p>Earlier this year, the ballet <i>Tree of Codes</i>, scored by Jamie xx and inspired by the Jonathan Safran Foer novel of the same name, premiered at the Manchester International Festival. Now, it's coming Stateside. <i>Tree of Codes</i> will run from September 14-21 at the Park Avenue Armory in …

Watch Taylor Swift Sing ‘Smelly Cat’ With Lisa Kudrow at L.A. Show

Taylor Swift’s <i>1989</i> world tour has featured an epic roster of special guests, with names getting bigger and weirder as it’s progressed. For her final …

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis Tap Rap Vets for Outlandish ‘Downtown’ Video

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hit the streets with hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel in the humongous, charmingly ridiculous …

Hear Justin Bieber’s Soul-Searching New Single, ‘What Do You Mean?’

<i>Editor’s Note: The original version of this story erroneously reported that Bieber’s weeklong residency will be on</i> The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy …

Miley Cyrus Slams Nicki Minaj Over VMAs Snub Reaction

MTV Video Music Awards host Miley Cyrus has revived one of the event’s more interesting subplots by criticizing Nicki Minaj for the way the rapper …