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34 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

Some products are so unique, so brilliant, or solve a problem <i>so</i> skillfully that all the hype surrounding them is actually well-deserved. When this …

Supreme Court jumps on dusky gopher frog case

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a case concerning the United States Fish and Wildlife Services designation of approximately 1,600 privately owned acres in Louisiana as a "critical habitat" for a species known as the dusky gopher frog, despite the fact the species …

Zoology

Delta to Get Tough on Emotional Support Dogs

If flying with a cuddly puppy on your lap is the only way you can survive a nerve-wracking flight, be warned.<p>At least one airline is about to crack …

The Disturbing Child Rape Movie That Left Sundance Speechless

‘The Tale’ depicts a grown woman (Laura Dern) working through the realization that she was sexually abused at age 13, graphically depicting those …

Essential oils are more popular than ever, but are they safe for cats?

When Sue Klimas' 8-year-old cat, Dinah, began vomiting, coughing and sneezing last May, the Texas woman took her furry companion to the veterinarian.<p>Through blood tests, ultrasounds and an eventual exploratory surgery to check for cancer, Dinah's veterinarian was unable to determine the cause of …

Pets

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Depression

10 Quick Changes to Fix Your Phone's Speed Issues

So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. We've all been there, and the issue isn't …

A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality

America is trying to come to terms with its economic inequality. Does inequality spur growth or kill it? Is it a necessary evil—or necessarily bad? Angus Deaton, an economics professor at Princeton, and the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is asked questions like these all the …

Income Inequality

Should vegans own pets?

<b>If you’re a vegan about to enjoy Christmas with your non-vegan family and friends, you’re almost certain to endure a torrent of questions and</b> …

14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

Four Books That Deserved More Attention in 2017

One of the best novels published this year was also one of the most scandalously neglected, at least in this country. I greatly admired “<b>Go, Went, Gone</b>,” by Jenny Erpenbeck (New Directions), the most prominent and serious German novelist of her generation. When Erpenbeck wins the Nobel Prize in a …

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you're not, you can motivate yourself.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my …

Neuroscience

How to Introduce a New Kitten to an Older Cat

Many cat owners do not realize their friendly, single adult cats may have trouble getting along with a new kitten. A new kitten is typically eager to …

Pets

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

Public Health

A Few Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Thanksgiving

The pilgrims stole from graves, the Wampanoag were devastated by disease, and the peace between them was political.<p>When the <i>Mayflower</i> pilgrims and the Wampanoag sat down for the first Thanksgiving in 1621, it wasn’t actually that big of a deal. Likely, it was just a routine English harvest …

New England

Decision to hunt down famous white moose in Sweden sparks protest

A rare white moose roaming in western Sweden captured the hearts of a global audience in August when a video of it went viral, but now the majestic …

What Would Happen if Everybody in The US Went Vegan Right Now?

It's... complicated.<p>It's long been recognised that livestock and the meat industry as a whole are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions …

SpaceX worker reveals a brutal company motto helped him survive all-nighters working for Elon Musk

Notorious workaholic Elon Musk is so tied to the office that he's been known to sleep on the floor of his factory so he can work nearly around the clock.<p>So it should come as no surprise that employees at his companies also work long hours.<p>"I frequently did work 12+ hour days and pulled many …

How to help a friend who’s withdrawing from social contact

<b>Those of us who live with mental illness have our red flags – signs that we’re finding things difficult.</b><p>For many of us, one such sign is withdrawing …

Crows Are Doing the Best They Can

It’s time to give these resourceful, community-minded creatures some credit.<p>The first thing to know about crows is that a group of them is called a <i>murder</i>.<p>In America, crows count as a Halloween decoration, like skeletons and mini-gravestones. Homeowners perch plastic ones in their trees to instill …

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Income Inequality

This is the face of American political power

BBC Future created a composite face of all members of the US Senate and House of Representatives. Here’s what it tells us about US politics in 2017, and how the Democrats and Republicans differ.<p>Take a close look at this face. Who do you see?<p>We’d call him a clean-cut, middle-aged white man. He looks …

University of London

12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

What's normal?<p>Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when speaking in public, for instance, or when going through financial difficulty. …

Anxiety

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How do hurricanes affect birds?

New research project tracks how storms modify birds' migrations.<p>Birds and hurricanes have always co-existed in an annual life-and-death struggle. …

Southwest Airlines Flies Cabin Full of Dogs and Cats Rescued From Harvey-Struck Texas

Southwest Airlines is helping displaced pets affected by Hurricane Harvey find their forever homes.<p>On Wednesday, a cabin full of 64 dogs and cats …

We See You, Fake Service Dog Owners

You're ruining it for people who actually need them.<p>I get it: You want to fly with your dog. You want to overrule your landlord's anti-pet policy, and it would be nice to bring your fur-baby into a restaurant with you. I have a dog too, and I certainly don't want her flying in the belly of a plane, …

Documentary on Swedish kids growing up without rigid gender roles

Raised Without Gender looks at young people in Sweden who express their gender and identity in an affirming approach, instead of outdated disease …

Want to get rich? Here’s what 7 millionaires were doing in their 20s

At what point do you know whether you’ll be financially successful? If these seven millionaires (and billionaires) are any indication, the answer …

Tim Cook