Skip to main content

Quick and Dirty Tips

How to Stop a Hacker

Has my series on DEFCON 2015 terrified you with tales of how hackers can infiltrate your life in any number of ways—from your social media accounts to the government to your car? If you’re feeling helpless against hackers, here are some of the best ways to safeguard yourself and your technology

May 4, 2016 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

What Is Lyme Disease?

You may have seen singer Avril Lavigne’s recent media appearances discussing her experience with Lyme disease.  What is this mysterious illness, and how can you tell if you have it?

April 27, 2016 — House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd

What Happens If You Fall into a Black Hole?

Black holes aren't the cosmic vacuum cleaners they are rumored to be, but could you still fall into one? What would happen to you? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask (thanks to quantum gravity)

April 20, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Not to Care What Other People Think

They say you stay up too late and got nothing in your brain? It’s normal to care what important people in your life think of you. But if caring too much makes you stressed or you live your life by others’ expectations, it may be time to push back. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers nine ways to stop caring what other people think

April 7, 2016 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

What Causes Allergies?

The prevalence of allergies is on the rise, but why do some people suffer allergic reactions while others don't? If you were lucky enough to be an allergy-free kid, could you still develop allergies as an adult?

March 24, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

What Are Complex Numbers?

What do you get when you put a real and an imaginary number together? A complex number. No, not a complicated number (although it is kind of complicated). We’re talking about an entirely new set of numbers dubbed “complex”

March 16, 2016 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

8 Little-Known Signs of Postpartum Depression

Usually, a celebrity checking into a treatment facility equals scandal. But Hayden Panettiere’s story is anything but. Here are eight symptoms to watch for and four myths, busted

March 2, 2016 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen