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5 things to do right now if you're worried about the Equifax hack

5 things to do right now if you're worried about the Equifax hack

Finance
Equifax hack: What you need to knowLet's face it. There's a good chance your personal information was exposed during the Equifax data breach. The names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's license numbers for 143 million people may have been accessed. That kind of information could be used by someone else to open bank accounts, credit cards and loans in your name. The credit card numbers of an additional 209,000 people were also accessed. Those people will be notified directly. Everyone else must go to a website created by Equifax and submit their last name and last six digits of their Social Security number to find out if they were affected. If you're concerned about whether your information has landed in the hands of hackers, here are five things you can do ri...
Can new AI tell if you're gay from a photo?

Can new AI tell if you're gay from a photo?

Technology
Artificial intelligence can detect homosexuality by analysing facial features, researchers have said.In an academic study from Stanford University, the scientists claim that faces "contain much more information about sexual orientation that can be perceived and interpreted by the human brain".The team used deep neural networks, a kind of artificial intelligence algorithm, to analyse more than 35,000 facial images they had collected from a US dating site.According to the team, the AI was able to correctly distinguish between heterosexual and homosexual men in 81% of cases, and in 74% of cases for women.Human judges achieved much lower accuracy, with 61% for men and 54% for women.The researchers claim their results are consistent with the prenatal hormone theory of sexual orientation, which ...
Can't afford the dentist? You're not alone

Can't afford the dentist? You're not alone

Health
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- Nobody loves a trip to the dentist, but for many middle-aged Americans even basic dental care is now financially out of reach, a new poll finds. In fact, 28 percent don't have dental insurance, while 56 percent don't get dental care except for serious dental problems, researchers said.Even more troubling is that 51 percent of people surveyed said they didn't know how they will get dental insurance after they turn 65, said lead researcher Erica Solway. She's a senior project manager at the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.According to the poll, 40 percent said they don't get regular cleanings or other preventive care, Solway said."For the majority of folks, cost was the main barrier to dental care," she said.Solway noted th...
8 Awesome Whole Grains You're Not Eating

8 Awesome Whole Grains You're Not Eating

Health
You've probably had oatmeal for breakfast, and if you haven't yet tried quinoa I bet you've heard of it, or have seen it on a menu or social media recipe (it's all over Pinterest!). But there are many other whole grains you may not be familiar with, and incorporating them into your food repertoire is well worth the learning curve.Whole grains are white hot among chefs and nutritionists. They're versatile, satisfying, and in addition to providing slow-burning starch (think sustained energy!), vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, whole grains are health protective. Their consumption is tied to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and obesity (yes, a lower risk of obesity).Here are eight to try, plus easy, delicious ways to incorporate them into meals and snacks. (...
5 Biggest Salad Mistakes You're Making

5 Biggest Salad Mistakes You're Making

Health
I eat some type of salad nearly every day. It's a go-to staple I really look forward to, and I love mixing it up. Some days I toss greens with pico de gallo, black beans, and guacamole, others involve grilled veggies, quinoa, and almonds, or roasted chickpeas and olive tapenade.I enjoy creating new combinations, and to do so without throwing my meal off balance, I use a mix-and-match philosophy: I start with a greens and veggie base, add a lean protein, choose a good-for-you fat, include a small portion of healthy starch, season, and commence crunching.When I talk to my clients about how they build salads, I often find that they're doubling up in some areas, and missing out in others; and those imbalances can either prevent a salad from being slimming, or lead to missing out on key nutrien...