Sony updated its PlayStation Store refund policy Monday, letting you get your money back on games, add-ons or downloadable content within two weeks.The tweaked policy lets you get the funds back into your PlayStation Network wallet, but only applies until you hit download -- after that, you'll have to prove the content is faulty before you can get your money back. … [Read more...] about PlayStation Store’s updated refund policy lets you change your mind within 14 days
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Ask me to fix a broken car or motorbike, and you'd be out of luck.But that's exactly what Microsoft wanted me to do. And the tool it gave me was its new mixed reality HoloLens 2 headset.After I slipped it on, a set of digital instructions popped up over an actual broken ATV, set up in a mock repair shop at Microsoft's headquarters. There were buckets of bolts to my right side and tools to my left. Then a set of neon-blue cartoonish arrows appeared, pointing at which gears I needed to move and where to move them to start the repair.Next, I was told to get parts from bins around the room. The blue arrow directed me to the bin with the bolt I needed, then the washer to go with it, and then to a table with the right wrench. Now playing: Watch this: Microsoft HoloLens 2: A first dive into the future of... 4:54 Which size bolt? What type of wrench? I didn't need to worry about that, because the HoloLens 2 guided me every step of the way. After about eight minutes, I went from … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 isn’t meant for you, but it could change your tech in the future
How you respond to what happens around you can pinpoint certain types of distorted thinking patterns. If you don't challenge distorted thinking, it can: cause you to view yourself, situations, and the future in negative and pessimistic waysintensify any emotional pain you're feelingcreate ongoing depression Often, distorted thinking becomes automatic. It occurs even when you're not aware of it. The first step in changing your distorted thinking is to become aware of such thinking as it occurs. What to Do About Unpleasant Feelings When you have an unpleasant feeling, such as sadness or anger, stop and try to analyze what you're thinking in that moment. Ask yourself: What am I thinking right now?What am I really telling myself?What's going through my mind?What do I think about the situation that triggered how I'm feeling? Consider patterns of distorted thinking and consider ways to correct them. … [Read more...] about Changing Your Point of View
Medical students peek at their cadaver after a dedication and blessing ceremony honoring those who have donated their bodies for medical education at Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine. Scott Strazzante/ Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images When it comes to death, things are changing in the United States. It used to be that traditional casket burials were the norm almost without exception. These days, about half of those in the United States are buried, while cremation rates have risen from 4 percent to the roughly 50 percent we see now. But that's not the only change we're seeing about end-of-life decisions. Donating your body to science — or more specifically, research and education — is becoming a more popular option for many Americans, as the Associated Press reports. U.S. medical schools have reported significant increases in body donations. Science Care, the world's largest accredited body donation program, has seen donations double since 2010, … [Read more...] about Donating Your Body to Science Becoming More Popular in U.S.
The human heart. Nucleus Medical Art, Inc./Getty Images Everyone knows that the heart is a vital organ. We cannot live without our heart. However, when you get right down to it, the heart is just a pump. A complex and important one, yes, but still just a pump. As with all other pumps it can become clogged, break down and need repair. This is why it is critical that we know how the heart works. With a little knowledge about your heart and what is good or bad for it, you can significantly reduce your risk for heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Almost 2,000 Americans die of heart disease each day. That is one death every 44 seconds. The good news is that the death rate from heart disease has been steadily decreasing. Unfortunately, heart disease still causes sudden death and many people die before even reaching the hospital. The heart holds a special place in our collective psyche as well. Of course the heart is synonymous with … [Read more...] about How Your Heart Works