First of all I'd like to say hello to everyone. I'd been wanting to jump on the Mac bandwagon for a couple years but never could justify the price. Finally got tired of dealing with constant windows issues despite having a piece of really good ASUS hardware. I purchased my MBP back in July (2015 model) and generally have been pleased. However, I'm having some browser issues that are really quite annoying. I began my MBP experience using Chrome, however, I noticed Chrome was decimating my battery, especially if I was watching youtube videos (something I do frequently). Sitting through lectures, coursera courses, car videos, etc is something I do fairly regularly and after a couple weeks of use the battery life started dropping a lot. To the point of only getting about 2.0-2.5hrs out of a charge which is really unacceptable. I realized and had read that Chrome used more battery than Safari but this was pretty ridiculous. I did the usual clear your cache, blah blah blah and that seemed to only minimally help. So I made the decision to move to Safari. Moved over my favorites, logged into all my usual websites and sure enough battery life was much better. HOWEVER, Safari seems to be pretty bad at buffering video despite a reasonably fast connection 45meg down and 5 up. So videos constantly hang. Additionally, and perhaps more annoying since updating my OS to El Capitan Safari goes through these weird phases where it will hang and/or stop responding. In some instances it just hangs for 5-7 seconds (sometimes 10) before connecting with the webpage, in other instances it just stalls/stops all together and you have to close it out. I've also noticed it looses connection and says webpage cannot be displayed frequently while simultaneous use of Chrome shows no issues. I really wanted to get away from all these nagging usability issues when I moved to Mac and needless to say I'm a bit disappointed. Are there setting changes I can tweak to make general usability better as it relates to web browser issues? Finally, are there some recommended reading for setting this notebook up to really take advantage of its power and ability to move content to my desktop? I'm a news junkie and having quick access to headlines, stock data, economic info, political info etc would be handy. I'm betting there's easy ways to do this I just need a place to do some reading.