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Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this @jmbrandonbb<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and …

Social Media

Save Your Braising Liquid, OR ELSE

By Carey Polis<p>An angel loses her wings every time you throw out that leftover braising liquid.<p>I have spent many winter and chilly spring days huddled over my kitchen sink, eating the cold leftovers of braises I made days earlier. I almost never bother to reheat, say, the remains of my Passover …

Cooking

The 14 coolest 'Shark Tank' products under $100

Since 2009, <i>Shark Tank</i> <i>—</i> the reality show that invitesentrepreneurs to show off their weirdest, wildest, and most innovative inventions — has brought …

Christmas Trees

Don't have time to replay the 'God of War' trilogy? Here's a recap.

How did Kratos get here?<p>The new <i>God of War</i> picks up many years after a trilogy that kicked off in 2005. Kratos has a new home. A wife and child. A …

Ancient History

Kingston’s 480GB SSD is perfect to breathe new life into an aging MacBook for $108 shipped

Platinum Micro via Rakuten offers the 480GB Kingston SATA SSD for <b>$107.99 shipped</b> when you use code <b>SAVE15</b> at checkout. Currently closer to $130 at Amazon, this beats the all-time low there and is the best available. If you have an older MacBook that you’re wanting to get the most life out of, this …

Startups

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

Middle East

How I learned to live with a name that’s a constant source of humiliation

A month into my first semester as an exchange student in the United States, I was at an inter-city bus stop waiting to get to St. Louis. I only mentioned my surname—Lung, pronounced “loong”—when I checked in with the receptionist. It was a quiet Wednesday noon and I was the only customer …

Hong Kong

10 free apps that will make you a better gardener

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Gardening is a tricky …

Gardening

10 Dead-Simple One-Skillet Meals That Will Save Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

During the busiest weeks, it's worth leaving your skillet out on the stove ready for anything. That's because it can help churn out some of the …

Cooking

31 Gifts For Someone Who Doesn't Want Anything

We all know and love them: the people who have everything, and need and want nothing. Finding gifts for someone who doesn't want anything is the …

Skin Care

The Case Against Lectures - Facts So Romantic

<i>Depending on the speaker, lectures can be a joy, but, the efficacy of the lecture, as a teaching method, is in doubt.</i>Photograph by ESB Professional / …

Pedagogy

24 Hilarious Comics About Sibling Relationships

Sibling relationships are really special.<p>You may have your disagreements (likely a <i>lot</i> of disagreements), but they can also be your ultimate partners-in-crime. You may give them a hard time, but if someone else utters a negative word about them, you’ll likely be the first to defend their honor. You …

Parenting

The Secret to Happiness Is Helping Others

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want …

Happiness

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

GIF Animations

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

Machine Learning

5 Cooking Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

For when time is not on your side.<p>April 07, 2018<p>Living on your own can be tough, especially when it comes to cooking. But know that if you have had a …

Hacking

20 Instant Pot Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

Think about all the things you can do in 20 minutes: Get a manicure, grab a cup of coffee from that nice place down the street, and drive to work (if …

Cooking

5 Simple Date Night Recipes From Trader Joe's

These oh-so-easy recipes from Trader Joe's are perfect for weeknight meals when you and your partner just need to chill.

Healthy Eating

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

James Comey

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

Why I Play

In the first years of my career as a games writer, I got used to a certain reaction from my parents' friends when they were told about what I was …

Red Hat

Mike Myers Returns as Dr. Evil and Says He Was Just Fired From the Trump Administration

Mike Myers reprised his role as the infamous "Austin Powers" villain, Dr. Evil, and revealed what he's been up to. Apparently, he finagled his knack …

Trump Administration

The 16 Types Of Video Game

I play action games, RPGs, puzzle games, adventure games, and games from pretty much every other genre. But the older I get, the less I find myself …

Monster Hunter

Facebook confirms it spies on your Messenger conversations

Facebook revealed this week that it’s scanning users’ Messenger conversations – including text chats, pictures, and links – in an effort to ensure that people play by its rules.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg first spilled the beans in an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, in which he brought up an incident …

Social Media

6 Easy Spring Dinners You’re Definitely Gonna Want to Make ASAP

Time to spring into action.<p>A warmer, happier, brighter season is upon us, which is a perfect excuse to break up the routine and work a new crop of …

Cooking

31 things Canadians say that Americans don't understand

Canada

ROBLOX is like a Ready Player One game, with Pokemon

Like thousands of other moviegoers this past weekend, I saw Ready Player One in the theater for the first time. Imagine my surprise when I went home …

Virtual Reality

5 Game-Changing Podcasts To Listen To On Your Commute

Podcasts are an excellent and free way to help you to continue learning and set you up for long term success.<p>If you're like me and have a commute to the office, you treat your car, subway, plane, bus or train ride as a classroom. This travel time, whether it's 10 minutes or two hours, is an …

Self-improvement

The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

In March of 2017, we recommended 50 of the best podcasts for your listening pleasure. Many of those shows continue to do great work, including</i> …

TV