Ashlee J. Dodge

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Dutch Eco-Hero Proves That One Man CAN Make a Difference

Tired of witnessing copious amounts of trash strewn across the banks of River Schie in Rotterdam, Dutch artist Tommy Kleyn decided to step up and do …

Nurse has amazing reaction to paralysed girl getting out of wheelchair

Hospital nurse is overcome with emotion when Bailey Murrill surprises her by climbing out of her wheelchair after being paralysed for 11 days<p>A nurse couldn't believe her eyes when her paralysed patient sprung out of a wheelchair.<p>Bailey Murrill was paralysed from the waist down for 11 days for …

Empathy

Escaped Buffalo Herd Shot Dead In New York

A herd of 15 escaped bison was shot dead Friday after hours on the run in upstate New York.<p>The herd, which escaped Thursday night from a farm in Rensselaer County, swam east across the Hudson River and ended up in the town of Bethlehem, local news reported. It became clear to their owner, George …

Lawnmower Shoots 3.5-Inch Metal Wire Into Mississippi Man's Skull

When Bill Parker cut his grass last Sunday, he was the one who got sliced and diced.<p>Parker, 34, was mowing in front of his home in Gulfport, Mississippi, when the lawnmower shot a 3.5-inch piece of metal straight into his left nostril.<p>"At first I thought a rock had flew out and hit me and struck me …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in the region.<p>In a survey of more than 16,000 teenagers in north-west England, the researchers found that one in five students aged 14 to …

Public Health

Google Glass eyewear isn't dead, Eric Schmidt confirms

The executive chairman says that reports of Glass' death have been greatly exaggerated and that the tech remains "a big and very fundamental platform for Google."<p>The Google Glass smart eyewear might no longer be available, but it will be making a triumphant return, according to the search giant's …

Revolutionary New "Skateboard" Removes The Board Completely

In a futuristic take on pedestrian transportation, these sidewinding circular skates give users the sensation of “skateboarding” – minus the board. Riders simply place their feet inside the pair of rings, standing on pedal-like platforms that rotate inside the circles on tracks. The concept is …

Why Do People Talk In Their Sleep?

<i>By Stephanie Steinberg for U.S. News</i><p><i>Sure, you can have my phone number. It's like having a direct line to God. But better, because I answer.</i><p><i>Hold me. I want you to feel greatness.</i><p><i>I'm like medicine. Take me twice before going to bed. Warning: I will cause sexiness.</i><p><i>I'm not fat. It's just my</i> …

How To Make A Cheesecake That Doesn't Crack

Rich, creamy and decadent, cheesecake is one of the most luxurious desserts we know. Just because it's fit for the most special occasions, however, doesn't mean it's difficult to make. Cheesecake is actually a lot easier to make than you might think. The tricky part is avoiding one that ends up …

Supreme Court's Big Mistake in a Small Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is often called the second highest court in the land, because its judges decide most of the important …

Why Finance Is Still a Problem

Warren Buffett warned investors that bankers were still up to their old tricks in his recent investor letter. Vanguard founder Jack Bogle is writing …

CIA 'tried to crack security of Apple devices'

The CIA led sophisticated intelligence agency efforts to undermine the encryption used in Apple phones, as well as insert secret surveillance back doors into apps, top-secret documents published by the Intercept online news site have revealed.<p>The newly disclosed documents from the National Security …

Surveillance

The 10 Coolest Things We Saw at New York City's Art Week

Once the fashion set says <i>au revoir</i> to New York City for Paris, the Big Apple begins preparations for another week of crowded shows, champagne …

Panama’s Coiba National Park from the Sky

Changing Planet<p>This post is the latest in the series Places, Experiences and Objects to Dream About, which profiles marvelous locations, unique life experiences and objects of interest to modern explorers that Kike discovers during my travels.<p>Infamous penal colony turned into a UNESCO World …

Adventurer Sets Record for Farthest South Swim on Earth

“‘Cold’ is a word that holds no meaning in a blizzard in the Antarctic Ocean. It was very difficult to breathe. I was gasping for air. I kept telling myself to keep calm. I’ve never experienced anything like it, ” says extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh of his record-setting swim.<p>Pughs hands were warmer …

Humpback Whales

Pa. teen who vanished after getting note from school committed suicide, officials say

An autopsy has determined a missing teen found dead outside Philadelphia committed suicide, the Associated Press reported.<p>The Delaware County medical examiner's office declared Cayman Naib, 13, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound before he was later found in a shallow creek near his family's …

Jennette McCurdy explains 'feud' with Ariana Grande

Jennette McCurdy isn’t going to deny that she and her former “Sam & Cat” costar Ariana Grande were at odds ahead of their series’ dramatic cancellation, but the controversial actress said there is no bad blood between the two ex-Nickelodeon stars.<p>"I just feel that, you know Ariana and I were and …

Dog's Slow-Motion Snow Day To Chopin Is A Classic

Perhaps few videos can make you wish for winter to stick around, but "Snow Day With Buddy" might.<p>Watching this dog frolic in slow-motion to Chopin's Nocturne No. 20 will warm your insides with every flop of the ear and every jiggle of the jowl. And that teeny pile of snow on the nose? That slays us.<p>…

Artist Turns Human Bodies into Mind-Boggling Optical Illusions

Oregon-based artist Natalie Fletcher is an expert at turning human bodies into optical illusions. Her artworks may seem cleverly photoshopped, but …

Teen Burglar Devin Gesell Tasted Dead Man's Stolen Ashes, Thought They Were Cocaine: Cops

And now for a story that's utterly tasteless.<p>Back in November 2014, a trio of accused teenaged burglars in St. Peters, Missouri, happened upon a wooden box while they were pilfering jewelry, Xbox consoles and prescription medication at a home, The Smoking Gun reports. The two teens who broke into …

Amsterdam Crane Gets Converted into Luxury Hotel

Ambitious architects in Amsterdam have converted an old beast of a crane into a luxury hotel, complete with swanky rotating suites, spa pools and a …

Fourth Graders Suspended After Plotting To Kill Teacher With Hand Sanitizer

Three fourth-grade girls in Elba, New York, are accused of conspiring to kill their teacher with hand sanitizer.<p>The Elba Elementary School students had learned that their teacher was severely allergic to hand sanitizer, and they allegedly planned to put sanitizer on items they knew the teacher …

Dog: Ball Pits Are Absolutely The Greatest Thing Ever

Actions speak louder than words, which is a great thing for dogs because they can't talk.<p>If this dog could talk, it's very clear that he'd be quite vocal in his support for ball pits.<p>In fact, he'd probably be some sort of dog televangelist for ball pits.<p>Good thing dogs can't talk.

These Beer Delivery Guys Have Life All Figured Out

Have you ever wondered if beer could possibly get any better?<p>Here's a thought: What if you could sled on it? And what if that was called working?<p>These beer delivery guys have life all figured out. Sure, the thirsty folks who'll <i>open</i> the beer after said delivery are in for a surprise, but hey -- …

Indiana couple arrested after video shows handgun in toddler's mouth | Reuters

(Reuters) - An Indiana couple has been charged with child neglect after cell phone video obtained by authorities recorded the pair telling a one-year-old baby to put a gun in her mouth and instructing her to make sounds like the weapon was firing, police said.<p>Authorities in Evansville said on …