Day: November 5, 2020

WhatsApp now lets you post ephemeral messages, which disappear after 7 days – TechCrunch

Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp passed the whopping milestone of 100 billion messages sent per day, but not everyone wants those chats to stick around forever. Now, Facebook’s wildly popular messaging app with 2 billion users is adding a feature to give people more control on how their words and pictures live within the app. From today, messages — including photos and videos — can now be marked to disappear after 7 days.

The feature is being rolled out globally across Android and iOS starting today, WhatsApp said. While it’s starting with a 7 day lifespan, it is already looking at playing around with the time limits.

“We will keep an eye on feedback about how people are using it and liking it and see if it needs adjusting in the future,” a spokesperson said. “For now we are starting with seven days, because it feels like a nice balance

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13 Meditation Apps and Self-Care Products To Relieve Stress

The workday is stressful enough without a global pandemic and worrying about the 2020 US presidential election. Here are tools to ease anxiety.

Work has significant impacts on employees’ mental health. The stress of completing tasks, balancing responsibilities, managing time, and keeping superiors happy can be exhausting. More than half (55%) of US employees experience burnout at work, with the majority of those (86%) directly connecting their burnout to job satisfaction, a University of Phoenix report found. 

One way to avoid burnout is through better self-management, reported TechRepublic contributor Mary Shacklett, which can be achieved through meditation. A common self-care practice, meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and is more modernly used to help reduce stress. 

Research from the Mayo Clinic found that meditation can reduce negative emotions, help manage stress, increase self-awareness, and more. However, meditating independently can be difficult for beginners, or even experienced meditators. The

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9 outdoor gift ideas for adventurers and glampers alike

Tiki torch-inspired Bluetooth speakers, portable solar panels, and a 21st-century firepit top our list of cool gifts for outdoor enthusiasts and adventures.

Short day trips and extended camping adventures are great ways to enjoy the outdoors and there are plenty of accessories to enhance the experience. Whether it’s a backcountry camping trip, a strenuous hike, or a plush glamping setup, there are plenty of tech gadgets and essential items to tow along. From an all-in-one water purification system to solar panels and 300-lumen headlamps, here are nine outdoor
gift ideas

for adventures and explorers.

Image: Amazon

The CampStove 2 bundle is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy extended adventures. The bundle includes the KettlePot to boil water and a grilling accessory with a pair of foldable legs to increase stability during campsite cooking. The stove features a series of internal fans to feed fresh air to the fire and a

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