Data privacy is on our minds like never before. In a relatively small amount of time many of us have gone from carrying out our daily transactions in person to conducting them digitally. We pay energy bills online, conduct banking online and interact with friends online. All these transactions leave a trail of data as we go. While it is often promised that this data is secure, it can also be used by undisclosed third parties.
Dear Lifehacker, You talk about sleep a lot on this site and how many people aren’t getting enough sleep. I went through a stage where I wasn’t sleeping well, as though I wasn’t actually getting into the deep sleep phases, so I decided to give myself a regular eight hours. I followed all the rules. Only I found that I was sleeping worse.
The weather supplies many metaphors for our changeable minds. Moods can brighten and darken, dispositions can be sunny, futures can be under a cloud and relationships can be stormy. Like the weather, our emotions sometimes seem like fickle forces of nature: unstable, enveloping and uncontrollable. Weather provides a vivid language for describing our emotional atmosphere, but does it also influence it?
“Haphazard urinal usage can have devastating consequences.” So says a team of physicists at Brigham Young University, who have discovered the best way to pee into a urinal without getting the dreaded splash-back onto the floor or, worse, yourself.