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6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

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6 Reasons Why Long Distance Train Travel Is Worth It

Taking a long-distance train is not the fastest mode of transportation, but it’s certainly much more relaxing than being crammed into flying metal tube with 150 of your closest friends. As long as you’re not in a hurry, it’s a great way to unplug, de-stress and maybe even meet some new friends. …

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William Gibson Skypes The Future In 'The Peripheral'

There was a time when William Gibson was the <i>man</i>. When, if you were talking about science fiction, you couldn't have a conversation that didn't invoke his name. When, to readers of certain tastes and a certain (reasonably innocent) age, his futures were the ones that got woven into our DNA.<p>Like …

Tip of the Day: See Only the Widgets You Want in the Order You Choose

Thanks to iOS 8, Apple lovers finally have access to widgets on their iPhones. But users will find some widgets more useful than others. Maximize their utility by deleting widgets you don't need to see in the Today view in Notifications and arranging the rest in the most convenient order.<p>To delete …

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The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity’s effect on the mind

Some religious beliefs may alter brain function, making us more prone to anxiety and depression<p>“<i>I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp) and different churches in different cities, I am a</i> …

Personal Trainer | Reality-Based Wellness

we all have a "before"<p>Mine Was Over 300 Pounds<p>I started dieting at the age of 5. By 18, I’d “dieted” my way to morbid obesity, pain, and a chronic …

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6 Reasons Everyone Should Have One of These Awesome $15 Solar d.light Lanterns

I spent a total of just $30 on my two d.light S2 lanterns, and that has turned out to be the best investment I've made yet on this cross-country …

Baby Boomer Change

Baby Boomers,<p>Have you ever noticed how much change happens in your life now?<p>I know, stupid question right?<p>Let me put my question into better perspective for you.<p>Do remember when you were just a little toddler?<p>It was summertime and every day melted into the next.<p>You woke up to the sun shining and a …

Five Essential Back to School Apps for iOS

Apple Hid Steve Jobs' Amazing Commencement Speech In Its Word Processor — Here's How To Find It

If you have Apple's word-processing application, Pages, on your Mac, then you can find an Easter egg that honors Steve Jobs: the text of his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University.<p>OS X Daily found it, and once you know how to get to it, it's extremely easy to find. Simply press "Shift <i>+</i> …

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Hurl Wiffle Balls At 50 MPH—With A Leaf Blower

Fast-paced fun<p><i>Update: We made a video to demonstrate how to build a wiffle ball pitcher; watch it here.</i><p>At this year’s Labor Day picnic, don’t yawn through another game of Wiffle ball. Instead, transform the low-key sport into a battle of batter versus machine. With only cheap plumbing supplies and …

Power Tools

Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term.

Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your new exercise book, and then slightly less so on the second page which was not quite so nicely padded on …

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Man Floats Free In Hotel Corridor

We live in a sea of air. It holds us, weighs on us, keeps us tethered. The earth, of course, holds us too, keeps us pinned. But not all of us. I want you to meet Storyboard P, a dancer who floats.<p>In this dance, he's in a British hotel, in a corridor — basically a tight, long, low narrow box. Just …

The Harp and the Eagle

• <b>Author:</b> Susannah J. Ural<p>On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and community newspapers, Susannah …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an …

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Amazon Prime music streaming service lands on iOS, Cloud Player app now “Amazon Music”

Following the launch of Amazon’s new streaming music service on the web last night, Amazon has now updated its iOS app with the feature, which also gets renamed from Amazon Cloud Player to the much more suitable <i>Amazon Music</i>. Also along for the ride is an updated icon and revamped design for the app.<p>…

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

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Blood on GOP’s hands: How many would be covered without its sabotage plan?

7 million sign-ups is nearly miraculous — now imagine the right hadn’t been doing all it could to block even more<p>The cynicism of the GOP’s anti-Obamacare strategy has been obvious forever, but some particular kinks in it only became clear as the enrollment deadline approached and it seemed the …