Umesh Balani

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Vegging out: why eating Okinawa-style is the healthy option

Travel is said to broaden the mind but could it also lengthen your life? Okinawa in southern Japan is famous for the long lifespans of its residents – usually credited to the traditional diet enjoyed by many. Local vegetables are believed to contain large amounts of beneficial antioxidants. Two of …

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

The 2017 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for kids

In 2016 and 2015 I made a list of best Christmas STEM Toys for kids! If I may say so, they are still good lists today, so do check them out. Be aware …

How to fix broken Christmas lights

If your holiday lights aren't lighting, there may be a simple fix. One broken bulb or fuse can stop the glow show and leave you with a dark strand. Here's how to identify the problem and how to replace it.<p>Find a broken bulb<p>First, look for any broken bulbs. If you can't find one, the next step is to …

Bitcoin and the Blockchain Will Stomp Out Wall Street Fraud

Bitcoin, the world's first and largest cryptocurrency, and the blockchain, which is its underlying technology, have the potential to change …

Marketing an App? Cut Your Facebook Ad Costs Dramatically With These Tips.

Learn how to optimize your marketing approach.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recent studies show that 56 percent of Facebook users only log in using mobile devices. In fact, in the third quarter of 2016, the number of monthly mobile active Facebook was a staggering …

These lost type symbols need to make a comeback

Where would we be without punctuation marks? In a land of grammatical misunderstandings, that's where! (See, we're only three sentences into this …

Tutorials

Questions You Must Ask a Car Salesperson to Avoid Getting Ripped Off Big-Time

In 2016, buyers lifted auto sales to record highs with access to easy credit, better deals and a need to replace older vehicles by opening their …

Here’s How You Can Game The System And Travel For Free This Summer

When I was 22, I was in a Victoria’s Secret buying a new bra when I was offered an interesting proposition (though not like Penthouse forum letter interesting so… don’t get too excited). They told me that if I got a Victoria’s Secret credit card then I would get two free bras! All I had to do was …

Best apps to save money: 5 free or cheap grocery shopping tools for saving cash — and time!

Want to save money on groceries and save time, too, by not having to head to the store every time you need bread or lemons? If you're ready to hack …

Apps

An AI That Predicts a Neighborhood’s Wealth From Space

You might think putting a helipad on Trump Tower would give the president's Manhattan residence an added veneer of affluence. After all, nothing …

Time For the Whole Family to Put On Their Problem Solving Genius Hats

COGZ is a mad scientist strategy board game set in the steampunk era, where someone has broken the mad professor's chromatic cogtraption. You are a …

How to get free or low-cost health care, regardless of your insurance coverage

Avoiding the doctor because you simply can’t afford it? If so, you're not alone, as 1 in 4 Americans report they or a family member has skipped …

The Real Estate Start-Up Jared Kushner Co-Founded Is Now Worth $800 Million

A new investment led by Andreessen Horowitz may shift the focus away from Cadre’s controversial co-founder.<p>In May, real-estate investing start-up Cadre found itself in the limelight when <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported that <b>Jared Kushner,</b> President <b>Donald Trump's</b> son-in-law, had failed to disclose …

MARK YUSKO: 'The US is going to have a crash and it will be massive'

In his keynote speech, Mark Yusko, CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, outlined where he sees the biggest opportunities and risks for investors are today.<p>Mark began with the big story of the SIC 2017 — demographics.<p>He believes that efforts to generate growth through fiscal stimulus and tax cuts …

The alarming rise of female genital mutilation in America

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a brutal practice that's inflicted on thousands of girls and women every year. Female genital mutilation, or female ritual cutting, involves altering or injuring female genital organs. It's often done by people with no medical training and in filthy places, posing horrendous health …

Best Book Writing Software: Grammarly Versus Hemingway

Can book writing software replace an editor? Nope. But it can help you improve your grammar and readability.You were born to tell stories and share …

Appointments is the latest app from Google’s internal incubator, Area 120

Google’s internal startup incubator, Area 120, unveiled last year, has to date led to the creation of a number of projects, including a personal stylist app Tailor, a voice messenger Supersonic, and most recently, an app for watching YouTube videos together called Uptime. We’ve now spotted another …

Total.js Flow

Visual programming interface<p>Try our <b>Visual programming interface</b> with <b>Total.js Flow</b>. It is designed for <b>Internet of Things</b> as well as classic web/REST …

10 products that'll turn your bedroom into a sleep palace

Among the many things an athlete needs to know about sleep and performance, none is more important than understanding how your z’s impact muscle …

Sleep

How Color Filters Affect B&W Photos

If you’re new to film photography, chances are that you’ll get into shooting black and white sooner or later because you have been inspired by the …

Landscape Photography

How my new daughter totally justified blowing $1,000 on smart home tech

This is June Elise Hollister. She's two months old, and she's the love of my life.<p>She's also the reason my home -- my lights, thermostat, TV and video-streaming gadgets -- now responds to my voice.<p>I don't have to set June down and risk waking her up if I want to dim the lights, pause a movie or …

Slide makes normal curtains smart and connected

Those looking to automate their home already have plenty of choice when it comes to smart fridges, locks, lights and more, but now a new device …

The Path to $10,000 Bitcoin

January 11, 2017<p><i>So let's imagine a scenario in which tens of trillions of at-risk wealth suddenly seek an alternative--any alternative to staying in</i> …

New savings app pits gas stations against one another

By Aaron Gregg<p>Aaron Gregg<p>Reporter covering defense contractors and Washington-area businesses<p>Email Bio Follow<p>With the exception of credit-card use and self-fueling stations, the process of buying gasoline has changed little since the days of Henry Ford. So with gas prices rising again, seasoned …

Google Play

Set Up a Raspberry Pi as a Live Streaming Camera That Broadcasts to YouTube

If you’ve ever wanted to live stream to YouTube but didn’t want to spend much money to do so, MakeUseOf has a guide for setting up a Raspberry Pi as …

Raspberry Pi

Track Wi-Fi Devices In Your Home

How do you audit your home Wi-Fi network? Perhaps you log into your router and have a look at the connected devices. Sometimes you’ll find an …

Wi-Fi

This Video Walks You Through the History of the Battery

Batteries are something most of us use every day, but few of us really know much about where they come from. If you’re a DIYer, the evolution of …

Every LTE call, text, can be intercepted, blacked out, hacker finds

<b>Ruxcon</b> Emergency fail over provisions abusedHacker Wanqiao Zhang of Chinese security house Qihoo 360 has blown holes in 4G LTE networks by detailing …