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This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

How the Supreme Court has changed since Antonin Scalia died

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the eight weeks since Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death, the political branches of government have engaged in a raging debate over the future of the Supreme Court.<p>Inside the court, meanwhile, the remaining eight justices have had to deal with the complications of the present, …

Obama Administration

Central African Republic abuse: UN looks into 'bestiality' report

<b>UN officials say they are investigating "extremely troubling" claims of sexual abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR).</b><p>Last year, there were 69 allegations of child rape and other sexual offences by peacekeepers from 10 missions.<p>One advocacy group says it has passed on new …

Africa

Gunman wanted on warrants killed two deputies at Maryland eatery | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Maryland gunman who killed two sheriff’s deputies in a lunchtime shootout at a busy restaurant near Baltimore was trying to avoid arrest on two outstanding warrants, authorities said on Thursday.<p>Harford County Sheriff's Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey is shown in this image …

Latin America

I Stole This Concealer Secret From a Makeup Artist and I'm Never Going Back

I didn't even have to buy anything.<p>I do this weird thing with my makeup where, despite having all kinds of hellacious spots I need to cover (story to come, worry not), I skip foundation and just wear my concealer <i>as</i> foundation. I literally cannot remember why I made this decision. I'm 100 percent …

Mysterious Sonic Booms Rock The East Coast

A series of sonic booms off the New Jersey coast sparked questions about earthquakes or meteorites. News accounts blamed tests of the Defense Department's new F-35 fighter jet.<p>In a disappointment to <i>X-Files</i> fans, explosions heard from southern New Jersey to Long Island on Thursday seem to have been …

New Jersey

Six dead in Virginia murder-suicide after police standoff | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Virginia family of six is dead in an apparent murder-suicide after an hours-long standoff with police ended early on Thursday, officials said.<p>Police in Chesapeake, Virginia, about 200 miles south of Washington, found five bodies, including the suspected gunman, inside a home shortly …

Crime

GOPers: Texas grand jury failed in Planned Parenthood case

<b>(CNN) —</b> The candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination condemned a grand jury's decision to indict two people involved in the making of undercover videos that targeted Planned Parenthood.<p>"I'm disturbed," Marco Rubio told CNN's Sara Murray on Monday night. "We'll need to learn more, …

Planned Parenthood

Escaped inmates charged with new felonies as Orange County manhunt widens

Orange County prosecutors on Monday charged three men with escaping from jail as the massive dragnet aimed at capturing them continued for a third day.<p>Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, were discovered missing at the Central Men's Jail in downtown Santa Ana around 9 p.m. …

Crime

Scientist Claims to Have Transplanted a Monkey Head, But Where's the Proof?

How to sell a head transplant to the media.<p><b>*Warning, there are graphic images in this post*</b><p>An Italian and Chinese scientist claim to have completed a "successful" head transplant in monkeys, and to have restored movement in mice who have had their spinal cords cut and fused back together. They also …

Illustrator Amusingly "Unmasks" the True Identities of Pop Culture Icons for New Book

Alex Solis continues to marvel us with his clever series <i>Icons Unmasked</i>. The witty cartoon-style portraits reveal the unknown “identities” of famous characters in pop culture, and their costumed alter-egos might surprise you. All along, a babbling Minion has been lurking beneath the facade of a …

Kickstarter

China passes controversial counter-terrorism law

There are worries within the West that the new law could violate human rights such as freedom of speech<p>China passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday that requires technology firms to help decrypt information, but not install security "backdoors" as initially planned, and allows the …

China

Anti-Islamic State journalist murdered in Turkey

<b>An anti-Islamic State activist and filmmaker has been shot dead by assassins in broad daylight in Turkey.</b><p>Naji Jerf, 38, was shot with a silenced pistol in downtown Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, Turkish media reported.<p>Mr Jerf was the film director for Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), …

U.S. Approval of GMO Salmon May Set Precedent

There’s a new fish in town—but not everyone’s ready to make room on their plates for it.<p>Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its first approval for a genetically engineered animal intended for human consumption. The animal is the AquAdvantage salmon, an Atlantic salmon modified to …

Aquaculture

Why the FDA doesn't want you to say 'GMO'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants Americans to stop talking about "GMOs."<p>It's not that the agency wants people to pretend that the nation's food supply is unadulterated by modern science. It's that regulators want the public to understand exactly what it means to say that a product is …

Agriculture

Ebola crisis 'claimed needless lives' because World Health Organisation failed to act quickly

Internal memos showed the WHO was reluctant to declare a public health emergency after it had its fingers burned with the Swine Flu pandmeic<p>The Ebola crisis claimed needless lives because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm after being criticised for causing panic during the …

Disease

Why we’re not doing a better job destroying ISIS, according to the former U.S. ambassador to Syria

The horrific terrorist attacks on Paris on Friday have sparked renewed interest into the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq — how terrorist organizations have flourished in those countries, how that growth led to the tragedy in Paris, and what we could possibly do to contain that threat going …

Middle East

By tracing cellphones, Pakistan makes inroads in war against polio

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — In a surprising turnaround, Pakistan appears to be finally getting a handle on its polio epidemic, thanks to unorthodox tactics such as tracking residents’ cellphones.<p>The 85 percent decline in new cases this year is boosting confidence that Pakistani officials are on pace to …

Pakistan

House Oversight chairman questions Secret Service’s hunt for whistleblowers

Lawmakers on Tuesday raised concerns about why the Secret Service appears to be trying to identify whistleblowers inside the agency at the same time its director has vowed to fix serious problems that whistleblowers first brought to light.<p>The chairman and the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight …

Cybercrime

Lexus International

top-stories<p>LEXUS DESIGN EVENT 2018<p>INTERSECT BY LEXUS: CRAFTED FOR LIVING<p>THE POWER OF DESIGN<p>Art, Grace and Tradition<p>Hand Molded Precision<p>Glazed From …

Lexus

Anonymous is accusing this Silicon Valley startup of helping ISIS

CloudFlare is a service that helps websites stay online in the face of overwhelming traffic. It acts as an intermediary or filter and is a vital protection against DDoS attacks (in which someone sends huge amounts of traffic at a site in an attempt to make it collapse under the weight).<p>The …

The alleged 'mastermind' of the Paris terrorist attacks bragged about how he had evaded the police

Authorities on Monday identified the ringleader of the attacks that killed 129 people and injured hundreds more as "Belgium's most notorious jihadi," Abdelhamid Abaaoud.<p>Eight terrorists took hostages, detonated suicide vests, and shot people in attacks across Paris on Friday night. The police are …

Marc Andreessen has sold nearly 75% of his Facebook stock in two weeks

Andreessen's spree started on October 30 and has continued via a prearranged trading plan, amounting to a grand total of 1.5 million shares valued around $160 million.<p>That's more than 73% of Andreessen's ownership of the company, Wagner calculates.<p>Andreessen, a Facebook board member since 2008, …