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Feeling Guilty for Not Doing Enough? You Are.

Daily insights on life in the face of uncertainty, by psychiatrist and habit change specialist Dr. Jud Brewer Are you feeling stuck at home, unable to do anything but watch the current crisis from the sidelines? Maybe even feeling guilty or ashamed that there are doctors, nurses, and other first responders on the front lines […]

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What Survival Experts Say About Quarantine Baking

It’s all about competence, confidence, and control In 2017, right before I embarked on my career as a freelance writer, I traveled to Yosemite National Park for a four-day solo trip along the John Muir Trail. While I was a frequent hiker and camper, I had been backpacking only once before in my life, and […]

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Technology

Why Apple’s Beats Acquisition Keeps Improving With Age

Apple bet big on the future of headphones On May 28, 2014, Apple officially announced that it had made the biggest, most expensive acquisition in the company’s history. But the company Apple bought was not a competitor, nor was it a traditional tech hardware or software company whose flagship products could be integrated into Apple’s lineup of […]

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AI is the new internet

If 2000s was internet, 2020s is AI. Here’s why.   Artificial Intelligence, A Branch of Computer Science, has been discussed around by everyone in the past years, from scientists, programmers, salespeople, and to everyday people. Few have the understanding of the technology behind it and little know of its incredible and infinite potential. Well, look at it […]

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Zoom Is Full of Security Flaws — But You Can Protect Yourself

F or months, Zoom has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Now used for everything from pandemic-era yoga retreats to mass layoffs, the company’s popularity stems from the fact the platform is simple and it works. But its newfound fame has also brought unrelenting attention to the notion that company leaders haven’t […]

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Health

7 Modern Life Habits That Can Be Incredibly Bad For Your Brain Health

In an era of better technology, we are all being rewired to do more to the detriment of our brains. According to experts, our modern lifestyle is chipping away at neural pathways and making us slower, denser and less capable of original thought. Hyperconnectivity is increasingly taking its toll on our brains. In the end, we […]

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Food

Foolproof comfort food: Our expert chef says what you need is already in your pantry

In a time of uncertainty, we all seek comfort. And whether out of necessity or as a diversion, cooking can offer both order and pleasure (which may each be in all-too-short supply right now). So whether you have an abundance of time on your hands or can hardly find 10 minutes to shower between video […]

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What we’re eating now: enticing, unsung eats in San Bruno and Millbrae

The northern end of the 6–5–0 area code is a treasure trove of culinary gems. When you Google the Hunan restaurant Wonderful in Millbrae, the majority of the media coverage that surfaces is from a 2015 incident in which the owner fired back at a disgruntled one-star Yelp review with video footage that showed the […]

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Health

3 ways to stay sane during the COVID-19 crisis

How to organize your news consumption, social media interaction and pandemic engagement so you don’t melt down I know I’m usually the person telling everyone to spend MORE time on social media, but right now, I want to offer some different advice. Like a lot of folks, I’ve really struggled to find some kind of […]