Clean Cellphone

If you are anything like the average American, you probably check your smartphone over 50 times every day.  And each time you do, your device picks bacteria from your hands. In fact, The University of Arizona discovered back in 2012 that cellphones catch 10 times more germs than a toilet seat, mainly because toilet chairs are usually cleaned more often while personal electronics are mostly overlooked.

Since the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are advising the populations to wash and disinfect their hands and frequently-touched surfaces and objects. That means keeping your phone clean! You need to learn how to clean your smartphone without causing any permanent damage.… Read More


There is no denying that many parts of the world are experiencing heat waves and humidity levels never seen before. The situation may get worse; well, at least according to the recent reports which suggest that we may experience global warming, which causes more extreme heat and high humidity. Portable air conditioners are very helpful in controlling room temperatures, especially when you have a smaller home or live in an apartment.

Given this, I have compiled a list of 4 portable air conditioners which would work perfectly to keep the temperatures and humidity levels in check; especially if you stay on campus in an older dormitory room.… Read More

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The Rise of Direct-to-Consumer DNA Tests

While new scientific discoveries are made all the time, not many of them manage to find their way into the consumer market as quickly as DNA testing has.

Since scientists finished mapping the human genome and identifying specific genetic markers for heritable traits, a whole industry has exploded onto the scene to sell the technology directly to consumers.

In this article, I explain some of the reasons why this has been possible and some of the consumer applications of DNA testing.

Traditionally, one had to go to a medical professional in a hospital or clinic to get a DNA test done. In direct to consumer (DTC) DNA testing however, a person can completely bypass a medical professional and access DNA testing directly.

The biggest factor behind the rise of … Read More