With so many security breaches in the news lately, more people are rightly concerned about identity theft and making sure it doesn't happen to them. AllClearID, the ID theft-monitoring service Sony has offered to victims of its network breach, has a free version open to everyone. To sign up for the service, you only need to provide your name, email address and date of birth. No credit card number or social security number is needed.
If you have the opportunity to telecommute regularly, or even work from home every now and again, the temptation can be strong to just put your feet up and forget about work unless you have to check in occasionally and clear out your inbox or dial in to a meeting. Occasional slacking is fine, but there's no faster way to get your remote work privileges revoked than to keep that up. Here's how to resist the urge and stay motivated, even if there's no one looking over your shoulder. Photo by Britt Selvitelle .
Music can often make or break a day. It can change your mood, amp you up for exercise, and help you recover from injury. But how does it work exactly, and how can you use it to your advantage? Photo by JT Theriot . Recently, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords used music therapy to help her learn to talk again . The still unproven theory revolves around the idea that music is represented in multiple parts of the brain and therefore accesses deeper pathways between neurons.
by Paul Hammerness, MD, and Margaret Moore | 1:32 PM January 18, 2012 Next time you are sitting in a meeting, take a look around. The odds are high that you will see your colleagues checking screens, texting, and emailing while someone is talking or making a presentation. Many of us are proud of our prowess in multitasking , and wear it like a badge of honor.
So you've decided you want to drop off the map and leave Big Brother behind. It's harder than ever in our always-connected world, but if you're ready to plan your big vanishing act, here are a few tips to get you started. If this looks familiar, you're not crazy. Our guide to dropping off the map is a perennial Evil Week favorite.