Dark Patterns: How Online Companies Strive To Keep Your Money and Data When You Try To Leave

Artem Samokhvalov/Shutterstock Have you signed up to an online service for a free trial, decided it isn’t for you, but still ended up paying for it months – or even years – later? Or tried cancelling a subscription, and found yourself giving up during the painstaking process? If so, there’s a good chance you have […]

5 Permanent Skills We Didn’t Learn At School

freepik/wayhomestudio We spend a lot of time in school learning things we rarely use in life. And then, a massive chunk of our lives after formal education, gathering practical knowledge to build a good life. The irony of learning in school is that we don’t apply much of what we learn in our lives. Success […]

Why Those Working Remotely Are Heading For The Tragedy Of The Commons

Getty Images There is no doubt that remote or virtual work is more efficient for white collar workers. And it may be more effective in some cases. But the tragedy of the commons may be coming into play with organizations that encourage individual remote or virtual work giving up their common culture. The efficiencies of […]

This Is No Joke: How To Avoid The Latest Income Tax Scam Now

(Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)..Getty Images Having been hit by any number of money scams, the swindles that rope people in with a fake IRS connection are probably the slimiest. These scams pop up during tax time, but they seem to circulate throughout the year. Here’s what you need to know: The IRS continues […]

The Truth About Caffeine: How Coffee Really Affects Our Bodies

A 2017 study found that coffee was associated with a probable decreased risk of several forms of cancer. Photograph: Emily Suzanne McDonald/Getty Images/Tetra Images Every day, around the world, 2bn cups are consumed. But what actually happens after you swallow that first mouthful? Here is everything you need to know. Coffee. Go juice. Liquid gold. […]