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Samsung and Mastercard Are Teaming Up On a Biometric Credit Card

Samsung and Mastercard are officially teaming up on a credit card with a built-in fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced on Thursday. These so-called “biometric cards” will come baked in with a “several key discrete chips” from Samsung’s side, and are planned to be compatible with any point of sale (POS) terminal, or…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Money, Samsung, Social Issues, Mobile Payments, Apple Pay, Online Payments, Mastercard, Contactless Payment, Surfaces, Cashless Society, Smart Card, Ubiquitous Computing, Google Pay


How to Overcome Religious Shame in Your Sex Life

If you were raised to see sex and sexuality as a source of shame and embarrassment, you might notice that such feelings tend to linger, no matter how educated, open-minded, and open-legged you consider yourself today. If you come from a religious background, it’s probably even worse.Read more...
Tags: Articles, Social Issues, Narcissism, Emotions, Human Behavior, Mind, Lifehacks, Shame, Leo Morton, Erica Smith, Human Sexuality, Claire Voyant, Moral Psychology, Jesse Kahn, Sex Therapy, Religion Belief


How to Set New Parental Controls on Disney+

In an effort to prevent young kids from stumbling across mature content—either on their own profile, or on a parent or older sibling’s profile—Disney+ has announced added parental controls. Here’s how to set them up. Read more...
Tags: Television, Parenting, Disney, Articles, Social Issues, Internet Safety, Lifehacks, Parental Controls, Disney Channel, TV Parental Guidelines, Content Rating, Entertainment Culture, Content Control Software, Television Networks, Motion Picture Association Film Rating System


The Problem With Zoom Adding Free Captions After Getting Called Out

As a journalist and content writer, I often have to go on Zoom calls every day with clients and interview sources who request to use this platform. I am also hard-of-hearing, which makes following what people say on calls tiring, due to listening fatigue.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Articles, Accessibility, Disability, Social Issues, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Sign Language, Zoom, Poynter, Closed Captioning, Deafness, Shari Eberts, Deaf culture


Everything You Need to Consider Before Having Another Child

In many ways, deciding whether to have another child is even harder than deciding on having the first one. It’s a lot more complex than asking “Do we want more children and do we have enough money?” Adding another child is almost like creating a whole new family again. Here are some things you should consider as you…Read more...
Tags: Family, Parenting, Articles, Sibling, Social Issues, Anthropology, Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Special Delivery, Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegation, Kinship And Descent, Tempting Fate


What I Hear on Clubhouse: For Black People, Will Silicon Valley’s Hot New Thing Be More Terrordome Than Mecca?

What happens when everyone is an “expert?” How to navigate a world where everyone’s “insights,” no matter how dubious, are cloaked in corporate-speak, strenuously hyped by like-minded cohorts, then injected straight into your brain via a mechanism intentionally designed to push your emotional buttons? And how much do…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Social Issues, Computing, Freeware, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Playstation Home, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Social Networking Services, Black People Will Silicon Valley


Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest Add Support Features to Help Users Struggling With Eating Disorders

Social media has long been the bane and the muse of anyone suffering from an eating disorder. To exist online with a pulse in the year 2012 was to understand the cesspool of “thinspiration”-style content that proliferated on platforms like Tumblr, Xanga and Pinterest, and more recently, the rise of “influencer”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Articles, Social Media, Software, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Social Issues, Human Behavior, Anorexia Nervosa, National Eating Disorders Association, Body Shape, Culture Bound Syndromes, Pro Ana, Tumblr Xanga


Norway to Decriminalize Personal Purchase, Possession, and Use Of All Drugs In Small Quantities

The government of Norway is moving to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all recreational drugs as well as their use, including everything from weed and coke to heroin, per Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Social Issues, Drug Policy, Norway, Heroin, War On Drugs, Drug Test, Harm Reduction, Psychoactive Drugs, Drug Control Law, Prohibition Of Drugs, Legality Of Cannabis, Drug Liberalization, Illegal Drug Trade


How To File Your Taxes for Free

Despite that roughly 70% of Americans who file are eligible for free tax filing through the IRS, they still spend $1 billion a year in unnecessary filing fees. With that in mind, here are your best options for filing your taxes for free. Read more...
Tags: Tax, Social Issues, Lifehacks, Tax Return, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Earned Income Tax Credit, Turbotax, TaxAct, HR Block, Free File, Tax Forms, Taxation In The United States, Income Tax In The United States, Tax Preparation In The United States


Pandemic-Related Unemployment Linked to 30,000 Excess Deaths in U.S., Study Finds

A new study out Thursday is one of the first to try measuring deaths during the pandemic that were caused not by the virus itself but by the economic devastation it sparked. The study estimates that the spike in unemployment seen last spring helped cause an additional 30,000 deaths among working-age adults in the U.S.…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Labor, Time, Articles, Recession, Unemployment, Social Issues, Pandemic, Unemployment Benefits, Covid 19 Pandemic, Unemployment In The United States


Use the New Charitable Contribution Break With Your Standard Deduction This Year

When you’re filing your taxes, don’t overlook a new charitable contributions tax break that allows you to discount $300 from your taxable income even if you already take the standard deduction. Because it’s new and an above-the-line deduction, it’s easy to overlook—especially if you’re a typical W-2 employee who tends…Read more...
Tags: Tax, Social Issues, Lifehacks, Form, Human Interest, Marriage Penalty, Standard Deduction, Tax Deduction, Itemized Deduction, Taxation In The United States, Draftbargain Sale


Do I Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

The earned income tax credit offers up to $6,660 for qualified filers—yet too many Americans don’t seem to know about it. While 25 million Americans qualify, the IRS says that only 20% of them claim the credit on their federal tax return. Here’s a look at why and whether you’re leaving cash on the table.Read more...
Tags: Tax, Social Issues, Income Tax, Tax credits, Lifehacks, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Earned Income Tax Credit, Free File, Taxation In The United States, Income Tax In The United States, Irs Tax Forms, Tax Preparation In The United States


The LAPD Asked Ring Owners to Hand Over Footage of BLM Protesters

The Los Angeles Police Department has asked locals to turn over footage their Amazon Ring doorbell cameras may have picked up of Black Lives Matter protests, according to a new report by the Intercept.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Science, Articles, Surveillance, Social Issues, Police Brutality, Ring, Neighbors, Los Angeles Police Department, Crime Prevention, Amazon Ring, Terrorism In The United States, Crime Mapping, Closed Circuit Television, LAPD Asked Ring Owners


How to Talk More Respectfully About Interracial Relationships

Vice President Kamala Harris’ marriage to Doug Emhoff carries a historic magnitude: Emhoff’s status as the first Second Gentleman in the nation’s history is alone a milestone for the U.S. politics, but his proximity to the White House means an interracial couple has been catapulted to a position of national prominence…Read more...
Tags: White House, Films, Articles, Racism, Social Issues, Lifehacks, Sexual Attraction, Kamala Harris, Interracial Marriage, Native American History, Emhoff, Miscegenation, Doug Emhoff, Interracial Marriage In The United States, Mildred And Richard Loving, Loving V Virginia


Up to Half of New Diabetes Cases in U.S. Are Linked to Obesity, Study Finds

New research released Wednesday underscores the role of obesity in type 2 diabetes. It suggests that obesity plays a major factor in up to half of new diabetes cases that occur annually in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Obesity, Diabetes, Social Issues, Type 2 Diabetes, Body Mass Index, Body Shape, Clinical Medicine, Amphetamine, Branches Of Biology, Hospitality Recreation, Health Medical Pharma, Epidemiology Of Diabetes, Medical Signs, Obesity In The United States


Up to Half of New Type 2 Diabetes Cases in U.S. Are Linked to Obesity, Study Finds

New research released Wednesday underscores the role of obesity in type 2 diabetes. It suggests that obesity plays a major factor in up to half of new diabetes cases that occur annually in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Obesity, Diabetes, Social Issues, Type 2 Diabetes, Body Mass Index, Body Shape, Clinical Medicine, Amphetamine, Branches Of Biology, Hospitality Recreation, Health Medical Pharma, Medical Signs, Obesity In The United States, Epidemiology Of Obesity


When Will You Get Your $1,400 Relief Check?

Yesterday House Democrats released a draft of relief legislation that includes new details about the proposed $1,400 stimulus payments. There are currently no changes to the income threshold needed to qualify for the relief checks, and this time, dependents will receive the full amount. Here’s a summary of the…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Labor, Government, Tax, Joe Biden, Social Issues, House, Lifehacks, Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, HEROES Act, Presidency Of Donald Trump, United States Federal Legislation, Income Tax In The United States, Presidency Of Barack Obama, Great Recession In The United States


Teach Your Kids Not to Call People 'Derpy'

Each new generation of kids comes up with their own slang, which can sound slightly ridiculous and often confusing to the previous generation. In recent years, I’ve had to learn what “yeet” means and what the hell a “VSCO girl” is. I know that when you think someone is the imposter in Among Us, it’s because they are…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Social Issues, Philosophy, Lifehacks, Meme, Internet Memes, Human Interest, Derp, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Fandom


Minneapolis Cops Reportedly Used Google Location Data to Track Down George Floyd Protestors

Minneapolis law enforcement used Google location data to help track down suspects accused of inciting violence during protests of the police killing of George Floyd last May, according to a weekend TechCrunch report.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Minneapolis, Cops, Law Enforcement, Social Issues, Black Lives Matter, American Society, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Killing of George Floyd, American Television Series, War Conflict, United States Racial Unrest, Postcivil Rights Era In African American History, Geo Fence Warrant


Chrome Removed The Great Suspender Extension, But Don't Mourn Your Lost Tabs Just Yet

Google has reportedly blocked the popular extension The Great Suspender and removed it from its Chrome Web Store for containing malware. But if you were one of the many users who relied on the tab manager to keep your browser running smoothly, don’t freak out just yet. You still may be able to recover your lost tabs…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Google Search, Web Browsers, Software, Social Issues, Chrome Os, Freeware, Operating Systems, Tab, Microsoft Edge, Samsung Internet, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Technology Internet


If Comcast Can Increase the Speed of Its Internet Plans, It Can Get Rid of Data Caps

Comcast is increasing the speed of its Internet Essentials package from 25/3 Mbps to 50/5 Mbps starting March 1, 2020 at no additional cost. The change is part of what the ISP says is a long-term commitment to digital equity, and that offering low-income households speeds above the FCC-defined minimum will help to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Labor, Companies, Broadband, Comcast, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Social Issues, Xfinity, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Data Transmission, Data Cap, Technology_internet


How Fandom Destroyed and Protected Me

If you love something to the point of unhealthy obsession, it feels like there’s only one place you can really go. The internet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Romance, Fiction, Articles, Social Issues, Shipping, Fan, Internet Culture, Finn, Jedi, Fandom, Human Interest, Fan Fiction, Rose Tico, Technology_internet


How to Become a Foster Parent

If finding enough adults who were willing and able to care for the more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S. was a struggle before the pandemic hit, it has gotten unsurprisingly and epically harder since life as we knew it shut down.Read more...
Tags: Childhood, Family, Articles, Social Issues, Adoption, Child protection, Lifehacks, Foster Care, Social work, Child Protective Services, Child Welfare, Child and Family Services, Social programs, Respite Care, Business_finance


Hard-Fried Eggs Deserve Love, Too

The amount of praise for an egg seems to be directly proportionate to the softness of the yolk. Runny and “jammy” eggs are in vogue—even “hard-boiled” eggs are expected to have yolks with a little wobble. I am, for the most part, totally fine with this, as I love yolk with movement. But there is a time and a place for…Read more...
Tags: Breakfast, Social Issues, Food And Drink, Lifehacks, Cuisine, Foods, Egg, Fried Egg, Egg Salad, Yolk, Deviled Egg, European Cuisine, Boiled Egg, Egg As Food


How to Stop Your Armpits From Smelling

Your armpits are not complicated—but if you don’t properly tend to them, you could face the sweaty, smelly consequences. I, for one, have ruined many, many t-shirts simply by virtue of my leaky armpits, as my sweat mixes with antiperspirant, causing stains. Sometimes, these stains are permanent, forcing me to retire …Read more...
Tags: Weather, Anatomy, Labor, Environment, Social Issues, Lifehacks, Body Odor, Aerosols, Deodorant, Animal Physiology, Hyperhidrosis, Perspiration, Branches Of Biology, Disaster_accident, Health_medical_pharma, Exocrine System




Republican Lawmaker Indicted For Allegedly Selling Bogus Covid-19 Treatments

Republican state lawmaker Tricia Derges of Missouri was indicted by a federal grand jury on Monday after allegedly selling bogus treatments for covid-19, making promises to treat painful conditions with ineffective therapies, and lying to federal investigators. The 63-year-old woman is licensed as an assistant…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Labor, Social Issues, Missouri, Stem Cell, Midwifery, Life Sciences, Amniotic Fluid, Obstetrics, Branches Of Biology, Technology_internet, Business_finance, Health_medical_pharma, Embryology, Induced Stem Cells


How to Choose Your Obamacare Plan

Vowing to “undo the damage Trump has done,” President Biden has signed an executive order that opens a 90-day Affordable Care Act special enrollment period for people to sign up for health insurance.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Labor, Environment, Social Issues, Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance, Medicare, Covered California, Lifehacks, Biden, Medicaid, Trump, Health Insurance Marketplace, High Deductible Health Plan, Entertainment_culture


What to Do When Someone Mispronounces Your Name

For most of my life, my name has been mispronounced or misspelled by seemingly everyone unfamiliar with its cultural relevance. Often they’ll replace it with something more common (Alicia) or something spelled similarly (Asia) without realizing their mistake. But constant mispronunciations (or the assignment of a…Read more...
Tags: Asia, Articles, Social Issues, Behavior, Lifehacks, Assertiveness, ALICIA, Academic Disciplines, Mispronunciation