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Medicare ID scam targets seniors receiving new cards

The new Medicare card no longer contains Social Security numbers. ( ). Millions of people 65 or older will soon get new Medicare cards to prevent identity theft, but fraudsters are exploiting the nationwide rollout to try and fleece seniors into revealing personal information, according to reports. Social Security numbers aren’t being printed on the new cards. Instead, they will contain 11-digit personal identifiers with numbers and letters. As ... Full story

How the simple act of nature helps you de-stress

Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE. If you’re anything like us, chances are you spend a lot more time inside — tapping away at a computer and hunched over your phone — than you do basking in the great outdoors. But if you want to de-stress, consider becoming a little more one with nature. After all, it does have some pretty neat health benefits. Why Going Outside Is Good For Your Mind, Body And Soul. “Being outdoors is generally associated ... Full story

Crispr Makes It Clear: The US Needs a Biology Strategy, and Fast

Opinion: Crispr and other gene-editing technologies may affect the future of all life on the planet. The government isn't prepared. Full story

How to set up parental controls on a Chromebook

Chromebooks can be kid-friendly once again. Google is adding Chrome OS support for Family Link , the company's parental control service for Android devices. The move, first reported by Chrome Unboxed , comes months after Google did away with supervised users in January, promising to add improved parental controls in the future. Now that the company has made good on its promise, let's go over how you can turn them on. To get started, you'll need ... Full story

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Autism & turn taking: How can I teach our son this crucial life skill? | Blog

This week’s “Got Questions?” response is by Janine Stichter, professor of special education and an applied behavioral analyst at the University of Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, in Columbia. The university and its autism center are among the 13 sites in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN). Editor’S Note: The Following Information Is Not Meant To Diagnose Or Treat And Should Not Take The ... Full story

Children who play outside more likely to protect nature as adults

Protecting the environment can be as easy as telling your kids to go outdoors and play, according to a new UBC study. Research by Catherine Broom, assist. prof. in the Faculty of Education at UBC Okanagan, shows that 87 per cent of study respondents who played outside as children expressed a continued love of nature as young adults. Of that group, 84 per cent said taking care of the environment was a priority. “Developing positive experiences ... Full story

How Not to Care What Other People Think

When it comes to what people think of you, it’s been said that “bad is stronger than good.” In a given day, if you hear ninety-nine compliments and one criticism, you know which one will be running through your head as you try to fall asleep that night. It’s normal to care what people think—most of us care deeply what the people we love and respect think of us. Indeed, it’s hard-wired: not so many hundreds of years ago, banishment was the worst ... Full story childhood obesity, study says

While most fans are focused on the game, sponsorships are making impressions on at least 412 million children a year, promoting unhealthy foods and beverages alongside athletes in premiere physical condition. A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed sponsorships and advertisements for the 10 most viewed sports leagues to determine the impact those sponsorships have on childhood obesity. "The paradox there was so striking to me ... Full story

How to change the DNS server used by your iPhone and iPad

At times when websites take longer than needed to load up on an iPhone or iPad, the problem could be caused by your Internet provider's slow DNS server. AppleInsider advises how to update your iOS device's network settings to use a different DNS service than the one provided as part of the Wi-Fi connection settings. The Domain Name System (DNS) is a way for computers to find where it can find specific websites and services online. Effectively ... Full story