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For the past couple of years, I’ve been using a bullet journal to track all kinds of things. Work assignments and appointments, my son’s soccer games and karate classes, my workouts, even what I made for dinner. (The dinner tracking is particularly helpful whenever I find myself in a rut—spaghetti again?—because I can flip back a couple of months and rediscover a recipe that we liked and then promptly forgot about.)

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Internet ads are so invasive that we can’t blame you for thinking that Facebook is listening to you talk. It’s probably not, but it is helping ad networks track you across the internet and across your apps. In 2018, tech public policy expert Chris Yiu tweeted 14 different ways that ads follow you around the internet, even when you’re logged out, in incognito, using a different browser, or on a new device.

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It’s time to update to a brand-new version of Firefox Quantum. While your browser will eventually do this for you, I recommend forcing the issue by clicking the hamburger icon, clicking on “Help,” and then clicking on “About Firefox.” And while Firefox 70 downloads to your desktop or laptop, here’s a quick look at what’s new.

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Your web browser knows a lot about you, and tells the sites you visit a lot about you as well — if you let it. We’ve talked about which browsers are best at ad-blocking, but in this guide, we’re going to focus on the browsers that you’ll want to use to better conceal everything you’re up to from all the advertisers that want to track your digital life.

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There are a lot of apps out there to track things such as your period or your mental health ups and downs. But the simplest way to keep track of what’s going on with your body is just to create a calendar (in Google Calendar or wherever you keep your appointments) called “health”.

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Tracking what you eat is a lot like budgeting: You have a certain amount of calories or nutrients to “spend” throughout the day. Planning is key, which can be a little nerve-wracking: What if I spent too many calories on breakfast? Will I be hungry at dinner?

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iOS/Android/Web: Task management apps are all well and good, but sometimes you need a little more organisational firepower than a simple (digital) to-do list. I’ve been playing around with Nozbe lately, and I’ve enjoyed how the app makes it easy to track everything you need to do in the many projects you’re juggling at any one time.

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Does the entire world really need to see where you’re tweeting from? I usually don’t think about how much location data I’m sharing on Twitter, because I don’t think anybody cares about my 1) tweets and 2) where I tweet. However, a new report from Wired has made me rethink my approach. As it turns out, it’s not that difficult to pinpoint exactly where you live via your tweets.

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Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall along the US Atlantic coast tonight or tomorrow. While coastal Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are expected to be the hardest hit, anyone who lives along the US Eastern seaboard should be keeping a close eye on the storm’s progress.

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iOS: Throughout the day, I always know I should be doing things to better my health and overall disposition: Standing at regular intervals, drinking a lot of water, telling my friends they are great and we should hang out, and so on. And while these thoughts hit me on occasion, they're never enough to create a regular lifestyle pattern. Thankfully, the free iOS app Aloe Bud is happy to help out.

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Ever wonder how much money you've blown on Steam games over the years? You might not want to really know, but you're probably curious. And now thanks to Valve's "External Funds Used" tracker, you can finally get a sense of the long-term damage Steam has done to your financial health.