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Pope accidentally tweets support for New Orleans Saints

Oct. 14 (UPI) — The New Orleans Saints are giving thanks for some help from above after Pope Francis accidentally tweeted in support of the team. The pope’s official Twitter account posted an excerpt Sunday from the pontiff’s canonization of five new saints, and the

How to Stop Caring What People Think, With Mark Manson

Do you find yourself spending way too much time worrying about what people think of you? Are you ready to let go of those needless concerns in order to focus on other, more important things? This week on The Upgrade, we’re working through our issues with

CBO report: Democratic drug plan would save Medicare $345B

Oct. 14 (UPI) — A Democratic House proposal to reduce the cost of prescription drugs would save Medicare a total of $345 billion over 10 years, starting in 2023, an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says. The bill, titled the Lower Drug Costs

How to Tell Time

“Took me until my early twenties to learn how to read an analog clock, and it is still very difficult,” says Lifehacker reader Albert Peters, commenting on our post about basic life skills. Others agreed. As digital clocks take over, people get less practice telling

Watch: Loose alligator rescued from Maryland pond

Oct. 14 (UPI) — A young alligator spotted swimming loose in a Maryland pond was captured in a trap by local authorities and will be kept warm for the winter at a local zoo. The Carroll Manor Fire Company said state officials were contacted about

Ford recalls 18,000 Ranger pickups due to fire hazard

Oct. 14 (UPI) — Ford Motor Company issued a safety recall Monday for thousands of its compact pickup trucks due to an electrical risk that could lead to a fire, officials said. Ford said it’s recalling 18,000 of its 2019 Ranger models due to an

‘Fortnite’ Disappeared Over the Weekend

Greetings! Welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s pop culture news roundup. What big news did you miss this weekend? Well, Fornite is gone. So there’s that. Also, Joker is still making a lot of money and Martin Scorsese still doesn’t like Marvel movies.

Delete These Android Adware Apps Hiding on Your Phone

If you have any of these 15 sneaky apps on your Android device, it’s time to go on a digital hunt and delete them. According to Sophos, these adware apps are doing everything they can to hide themselves on your device and inject crappy advertising

Listen to an Underwater Volcano Burp 750-Foot Bubbles

On July 7, 1908, the cutter Albatross was cruising the volcanic islands of Alaska when the sea began to swell into a dome the size of the nation’s Capitol building, as one account noted with admirable specificity. It bulged and bulged some more until it

Devin Nunes and the Power of Keyword Signaling

On September 26, the House Intelligence Committee held a hearing to investigate a whistle-blower complaint against President Donald Trump. In Congressman Devin Nunes’ opening remarks, he argued that this was just another example of news media and Democratic “information warfare” spreading “hoaxes” that delegitimize the

Ukraine Opens Radioactive Chernobyl Reactor Control Room to Tourists

In an effort to boost tourism to turn the Chernobyl disaster zone into a tourist attraction, the Ukrainian government recently decided to open a highly radioactive reactor control room to tourists. The control room of Chernobyl’s reactor four is where Ukrainian engineers turned off the