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Who’s Watching You Online?

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ANALYTICS Whenever you visit a website, it’s more than likely you’re being tracked by an analytics tool, which enables the site’s owner to understand more about who you are and how you’re using the site. An embedded piece of code … Continue reading

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Your Complete Guide to Staying Anonymous

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Spammers, scammers and other snoopers have devious ways of tracking your every online move. Google knows more about what you’ve been up to than you do, and eavesdroppers have become adept at piecing together your so-called digital ‘fingerprint’ or ‘footprint’ … Continue reading

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Best Free Software March 2017

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ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE Avast Free Antivirus 2017 www.avast.com Min requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8+/10 File size: 6.3MB Two issues ago, in this very section, we featured the first new version of AVG Free since the company was taken over by Avast last September. … Continue reading

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Best New Browser Tools

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Chrome’s extensions manager is pretty basic, consisting of little more than a list of add-ons that you can enable, disable or remove. For a superior alternative, meet NooBoss (bit.ly/noob418), which is decidedly different to the old boss and makes managing … Continue reading

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How To Cut Car Insurance Rates

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Follow our six-step plan to reshop your policy. You could save hundreds of dollars a year. BY MIRIAM CROSS SHOPPING AROUND FOR AUTO insurance may not be your idea of fun, but comparing prices for a new policy every few … Continue reading

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How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car

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BY: DAVID MUHLBAUM The internet has disrupted many industries, but it has left the newcar-buying process largely intact. At the end of the day, it’s still likely to be you and the dealer dickering over details such as paint coatings … Continue reading

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Strategies To Streamline And Simplify Your Finances

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INVEST IN A DO-IT-ALL FUND Whether you’re a brand-new investor or an old pro, corralling a significant portion of your assets in the same fund can simplify your financial life and give you a clear picture of what you’ve saved … Continue reading

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How To Invest Your Retirement Account Without A Tax Penalty Flag

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BY ASHLEA EBELING IRAs Gone Wild Here’s how to invest your retirement account in private equity, real estate or gold—without a tax penalty flag. A record $7.5 trillion is sitting in individual retirement accounts, the bull market is looking tired, … Continue reading

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Arts & Crafts Bed Making

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White-oak bed is loaded with Stickley style and topped off with traditional inlay This bed design is a close copy of an original Gustav Stickley bed. My only changes were to stretch it out to a queen size and add … Continue reading

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20 Stress Busters

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Stress is a delicate balancing act. On its tightrope wobbles your health and happiness – stay surefooted and it’s a useful tool, but push too hard and stress can tip the balance and your body toward some ghastly diseases you … Continue reading

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A-Z’s Most Popular Herbal Remedies

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In this A-Z of popular herbal remedies, LUIS VILLAZON sorts fact from fiction, revealing which work and which are pure hype B IS FOR BEE POLLEN Bee pollen is just ordinary flower pollen that happens to have been collected by … Continue reading

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The Science Of Superfoods

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Billed as the superheroes of the culinary world, today, superfoods are as widespread as comic-book films – every day a new one hits our plates. “There is neither a regulatory nor scientific definition of a ‘superfood’,” says Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, … Continue reading

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The Flying Monster

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Nighttime over Alaska. The hand signal comes up: two more minutes. Adrenaline pumping, the paratroopers lined up against the side of the aircraft return the gesture. In the inky darkness, the 263-ton plane races between mountain peaks at an altitude … Continue reading

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How To Clean Up An Ocean Of Plastic

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The motorboat moves the 100-metre floating barrier into position. Boyan Slat watches on from the ferry. “This is a historic moment,” says the 22-year-old. After four years of hard work and intensive laboratory testing, it’s almost there: the plastic collection … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Ingredients You Didn’t Know You Were Ingesting

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PHOTOS: (M) David Marquez + Getty Images, iStock; Shutterstock; Fotolia What does our food actually consist of? We know it contains the fats, proteins and carbohydrates that give it its energy value, as well as vitamins, minerals and trace elements. … Continue reading

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What We Know About AMD’s Ryzen So Far

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EVEN AMD FANBOYS have to admit that the company’s CPUs haven’t been competitive with Intel’s chips in a decade. With AMD finally unveiling its official CPU brand, Ryzen, as well as the first chip’s base clock speed, there are signs … Continue reading

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4 Stretching Tips To Prevent Injury In Mountain Biking

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BODY MAINTENANCE REGULAR STRETCHING CAN PREVENT INJURY AND MAKE YOUR RIDING MORE ENJOYABLE BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AN INVOLVED AND TIME CONSUMING RITUAL. HERE ARE FOUR SIMPLE STRETCHES THAT CAN BE DONE VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE. -Words from: Sarah Hunter … Continue reading

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5 Safety Things You Should Do In Your Yahoo Email

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INTERNET GIANT YAHOO announced a massive data breach recently that affected over one billion accounts, making it by far the largest data breach in history. This follows the disclosure in September of a different breach that affected more than 500 … Continue reading

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11 Digital Accessories For Your Desktop

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THERE’S SOME CONSENSUS THAT we spend way too much time working, and mobile gadgets really just facilitate us working more, and in more places. But if you’re going to exchange your time for remuneration doing something like work, it would … Continue reading

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Simple Steps To Online Marketing

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Trusted Internet Techniques To Get Your Small Business Noticed SOURCE: TECH Magazine BY: JOANNE CAREW DIGITAL MARKETING USUALLY conjures up ideas of creative and quirky campaigns that score big returns for the big brands. Small businesses and start-ups look at … Continue reading

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2 Alternative Career Options For Scientists

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A research career doesn’t suit everybody, but the skill sets of scientists can lead to rewarding careers beyond academia, such as in sales and business management. Last month I outlined how low pay, insecure contract work and generally poor prospects … Continue reading

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21 Ways To Pivot Your Plot

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A pivot point is an essential fulcrum upon which a story or a large swath of story turns. Archimedes, standing there next to the Earth with his lever, would understand! More significant than an ordinary plot point (which might serve … Continue reading

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Five Small Tweaks To Your Everyday Routine

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6:30 am 1. Wake Up With A Stretch Flexibility work first thing in the morning helps limber up muscles tightened up from the day before and increases blood flow. But don’t jump right into the static stretches—dynamic moves ease you … Continue reading

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Silent Signs Your Body Craves A Diet Tweak

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CHEESE: Your favorite comfort food ingredient is loaded with saturated fat—the “bad” fat linked to forgetfulness. One study found that women over 65 who ate the most saturated fat had the worst memories over four years. Saturated fat also takes … Continue reading

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How To Deal With A Bad Boss

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SOURCE: Harvard Business Review BY: Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries Stacey really loved her job at a top tech company—that is, until her boss left for another firm. The new manager, Peter, seemed to dislike pretty much everyone on the … Continue reading

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To Franchise Or, Not To Franchise?

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Source: Entrepreneur Magazine By: Jason Daley Photographs By: John Clark For many brands hoping to expand, franchising is a great model. But it’s not the only (or always the best) option. Here, we follow two similar entrepreneurs as they choose … Continue reading

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35 Things Police Officers Want To Tell You

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What’s missing when we discuss police-civilian interactions is “a sense of proportion,” says former sheriff Sue Rahr. “Hundreds of thousands of daily exchanges go well.” SOURCE: READER’S DIGEST (JANUARY, 2017) BY: MICHELLE CROUCH COULD YOU BE A COP? Could you … Continue reading

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What To Expect In 2017

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1. Entrepreneurs Are Transforming Small Cities BY: MAGGIE GORDON PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID YELLEN EXHIBIT A: CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES, OF HGTV’S FIXER UPPER, HAVE MADE A HUGE IMPACT ON WACO, TEX. ONE NIGHT A FEW YEARS AGO, DUSTIN ANDERSON WAS … Continue reading

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The Smart Person’s Guide To Paying Taxes

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Three years after he resigned from the White House, Richard Nixon offered this advice: “Make sure you pay your taxes.” He had refused to make his tax returns public during his two successful presidential runs. Then, in his second term, … Continue reading

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How To Deep-Fry A Turkey

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Cook A Full-Size Bird In Half The Time You might balk at the idea of deep fat frying a turkey, but is it really that different to making your own KFC? It’s perhaps no surprise that this cooking trend started … Continue reading

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8 Tips To Survive Black Friday

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How to grab a bargain on the busiest shopping day of the year. 1. Make A List, Check It Twice Do research before 25 November arrives and make a shopping list. Know what you want and what the regular retail … Continue reading

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Best Free Video Editing Software

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SOURCE: WebUser Magazine BY: Edward Munn Windows Movie Maker bit.ly/essential407 From 10 January 2017, Microsoft will withdraw Windows Movie Maker and the other programs in the Windows Essentials 2012 bundle from its website. That’s a shame, because although Windows Movie … Continue reading

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How To Hack Windows 10’s Secret Settings

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SOURCE: WebUser Magazine BY: Wayne Williams By now you’re probably quite familiar with Windows 10, even if you waited until the end of the free upgrade period to start using the new operating system. We’re also willing to bet that … Continue reading

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Best Free Software

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1. Reshade Image Enlarger (Pro Edition) 3 www.reshade.com Photo Resizer Min Requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/7/8+/10 File Size: 43.5MB It’s easy to make a large photo smaller – any good editing program will resize it for you in a couple of … Continue reading

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How To Keep Networking Painless

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It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. But reaching out and establishing a new connection doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Here’s a networking guide for people who don’t particularly like people. Picture the scene. You are at a … Continue reading

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Smart Ways In Buying A Home

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Investing In A Home Of Your Own SOURCE: Finweek Magazine BY: Simon Brown A house will be one of the most expensive purchases you’ll ever make. So let’s be smart about it. Two of the largest purchases we make during … Continue reading

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What Does It Take To Be Your Own Boss

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SOURCE: Finweek Magazine BY: Jaco Visser So what does it take to be your own boss? Risk Tolerance Financial ruin shouldn’t be at the forefront of your mind the day you take the plunge. The belief in your product or … Continue reading

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Eight Tips To Help You Prioritize And Reach Goals

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SOURCE: Success Magazine BY: Tory Johnson Working 13 hours a day and still not accomplishing what’s really needed. What should I do to finish the truly key tasks? Doing a lot doesn’t necessarily mean accomplishing a lot. For instance, answering … Continue reading

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Turn Your Knowledge Into Power

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Repetition and routine are normal (and healthy) parts of daily life. But if your days are beginning to mirror scenes from Bill Murray’s film Groundhog Day, it may be time for a revamp. So what’s stopping you? Deep down, you … Continue reading

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How To Live Longer

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The worrier, so its seems, is not likely to live as long as the person who learns to overcome his worries. The Rotarian magazine carried an article entitled “How Long Can You Live?” The author says that the waistline is … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos Powerful Advice

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Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos Quotes A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge … Continue reading

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How To Keep A Disagreement From Becoming An Argument

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Better give your path to a dog, than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite. Abraham Lincoln In an article in Bits and pieces, some suggestion are made on … Continue reading

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