Most Viewed Posts This Week: October 28 to November 4

Our heads were in the clouds this week. We’ve tried to figure out why iCloud is so inconsistent, how little sleep you can get away with, explored why so much psychological research hasn’t been confirmed, and more. Here’s a look back.

Stop using iCloud

Apple’s iCloud has a long and troubled past , but the company continues to promote it to iPhone and Mac users with every new operating system update. Don’t be fooled. Service is an inconsistent mess and more hassle than it’s worth.

How little can you sleep?

We’ve discussed how much sleep you need (at least seven hours, for most people), but often our real question is the downside: can you get away with less than the optimal amount, or even replace your night’s sleep with a series of round-the-clock sleep ?

The most common money schemes people still fall into

They say that a goof is born every minute, but dubious companies can convince you that you are a genius and not a goof by giving them your money. Many of these organizations prey on people looking to improve their finances, adding insult to injury. You know to stay away from fake IRS collectors and Nigerian princes, but there are some less obvious, perfectly legal scams that people fall for all the time.

Why vulnerability is so important

You know the importance of breaking out of your comfort zone, saying yes more often , and allowing yourself to be vulnerable. But what if this vulnerability makes you so anxious that it is difficult for you to function? The key is to learn to accept vulnerability without letting it take over.

I’m Halle Jackson, an NBC News reporter, and that’s how I work

Nothing is easy about live TV news. It is a mixture of fast-paced improvisation and journalistic research, combined with sophisticated technical systems, all designed to deliver news. And it doesn’t get any easier in an election year.

Learn how to prepare, cook and clean a cast iron skillet

Cast iron pans are a fantastic tool for most cooking on the stovetop . However, like all the best tools, they may require a little extra maintenance to get the most out of them. This video shows you the basics.

Wear flip flops in the rain

It’s autumn in North America, which means that where you live it is likely to rain soon, or it has just ended, or you are reading this blog outside in the rain and your phone is all wet. Nobody likes being wet! This is for the fish. Avoiding dampness is why people invented the raincoat, umbrella and Crocs. And yet today I tell you sincerely: wear flip flops in the rain.

Why So Much Psychological Research Fails to Live Up to Expectations

One of the key aspects of any scientific research is that, no matter what, its results are challenged and verified again. A number of popular psychological studies, such as the idea that smiling makes you happier or that willpower is a limited resource, have fallen short of this test. They are not entirely contrived, but they are not final either. Here’s what’s really going on.

An engineer explains five things you shouldn’t do with a new car

New cars must be run in. If you are not careful during break-in, you can reduce the performance and life of your vehicle’s engine, or even damage it. Here are five things to avoid if you’ve just bought a new car.

All Reasons to Buy Miso and Use It in Cooking

Miso is a wonderfully salty paste made from fermented soybeans that has a ton of zesty umami flavor in a teaspoon. It is most commonly used in miso soup, but this unusual condiment can be used in a variety of delicious dishes, from chips and sandwich spreads to caramel and cake icing.

How Sex and Masturbation Affect Your Workout

When you are trying to gain muscle mass or develop endurance, you must consider all aspects of your health. What you eat, how much you sleep and what you do, everything matters – even sex.

This fast food place gives you the most fries with your order.

There is important information, and there is also very important information, and I would add “which fast food chain gives you the most fries” under a very, very important information.

This simple breathing exercise will help you fall asleep again at night.

If you ever wake up in the middle of the night and are unable to return to dreamland, this deep breathing exercise can help.

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