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Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

The US intelligence community is still worried about Chinese tech giants’ government ties<p>The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from <i>CNBC</i>, the …

Huawei

6 Foods (and 1 Drink) That Are Linked to Inflammation

Hey, did you know that there are two kinds of inflammation? Acute inflammation is short-term and helps your body heal itself and fight illness (like …

Nutrition

Americans reveal the things they find strangest about traveling in Europe

Travelers from other countries who visit the US are mystified by many things — the ridiculously large portion sizes, squirrels, and the gap between toilet stall doors, to name a few. (You can read the full list here.)<p>But American tourists are just as bewildered by some aspects of life in European …

Italy

Mystery of 8,000-Year-Old Impaled Human Heads Has Researchers Stumped

Archaeologists have never before encountered this grisly phenomenon in Mesolithic Scandinavia, and they're hard-pressed to explain it.<p>In 2009, a new railway bridging southern Sweden's Motala Ström River was slated for construction. But then, archaeologists began turning up artifacts there that were …

Archaeology

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

Motivation

How a DNA revolution has decoded the origins of our humanity

Mapping the genomes of our ancestors has allowed scientists to uncover secrets and discover new mysteries in our evolution<p>Scientists made a remarkable discovery at Trou Al’Wesse in Belgium earlier this year. Inside a cave that overlooks the Hoyoux river they found clear evidence it had been …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

This Unexpected Country Is Apparently The World’s Safest Place To Travel

With unforeseeable natural disasters, security threats and even the idea of hazardous roadways (hello, potholes), traveling solo can often be a more …

World Economic Forum

Thru-Hiking for Type-A Personalities

It has become well accepted scientific fact that hiking can be therapeutic for people. Getting out in nature and getting the blood flowing does …

Meet the human guinea pig who hacked his own DNA

Self-experimentation has a long history. Scientists have consumed, breathed in, and injected themselves with all manner of substances in the pursuit …

Genetics

How to build a fire — with or without matches

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>How to build a fire — with or without matches<p>Whether you're out camping, or in a survival scenario, you should know how to build a fire.<p>Find a dry patch of ground 4 feet wide. Build a ring with rocks, or dig down a few inches. This will keep the fire insulated.<p>…

Tinder

The right (and wrong) way to apologize

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is a right way and a wrong way to apologize, psychologists say. Over the course of the last few months, we've seen many high-profile examples that fall somewhere in between.<p>On Wednesday, NBC News announced it had fired long-time "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer amid accusations of …

CNN

Skipping the Gym Won't Be an Option After Reading These 50 Inspirational Quotes

We all need a little motivation to slip on our sports bras and sneakers every once in a while. For times like those, bookmark this page for instant inspiration.

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Travel

The Decor Trick That Overhauled How I Feel About My Bathroom

For the longest time, I thought there was only one solution for rugs in the bathroom: the traditional bath mat. I always struggled to find something …

Home Decorating

4 Strategies You Can Use Immediately (Not Tomorrow) to Beat Procrastination and Finish Your Tasks

Procrastination derails everyone, especially in today's ADHD-oriented, multi-tasking world. These 4 strategies will quickly get you back on track.<p>You're more at risk than ever before of being sucked into a procrastination trap. We are living in a world where there is an unprecedented amount of …

Time Management

5 Foods to Eat Before Bed to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Can't fall asleep? Consider adding these foods to your diet.<p>Earlier this week we learned that sleep deprivation could be shaving years off our lives. …

How To Turn Soba Noodles Into Your Dream Dinner

Give it up for the buckwheat, y'all.<p>When it comes to comforting noodle dishes, many people turn to pasta for baked ziti and lasagna. We have another option to suggest: soba noodles.<p>Soba noodles are traditionally buckwheat noodles ― soba is Japanese for buckwheat ― but not all are 100 percent …

All These Rooms Have One Unusual Thing in Common

All these rooms have one, slightly unusual, thing in common. Can you figure out what it is?<p>What unites this all-white living room from Sight Unseen...<p>…

Secret Paris: Hidden spots you didn’t know about

The French capital is renowned for being known as the “city of love” – for promising the travel experiences that will make visitors fall in love with …

9 Solar Lanterns for Giving Off Light When You're Nowhere Near an Outlet

Why spend money on batteries or electricity when you can steal light from the sun?<p>Solar lanterns are the perfect accessory for outdoor hangouts. They harness the sun's energy to give you light, so there's no need to replace batteries or plug anything into the wall. Hang a few on your back patio, …

Camping

13 Places in Paris You Need to See Before They Get Too Expensive

Paris

Scientists suggest 700-year-old myth about Saint Francis of Assisi could be true

Study confirms age and contents of an old sack is in line with medieval myth.<p>Scientists have proved that the age and content of an old sack is in …

Archaeology

A beginner’s guide to pickling

Grown too many vegetables? Sick of making chutney? There is an alternative…<p>Your harvests may have been bountiful, but by now you must be bored with making chutney. It’s time to embrace brine. With the help of salt water, a process known as lacto-fermentation can give surplus veg a new lease of life.<p>…

16 Clever Designer Solutions to the Most Common Small-Space Conundrums

An old home with a lack of square footage might feel limiting to some, but the 900-square-foot, 1900s-era Sunset Smart Cottage proves any space can be transformed with strategic decorating and innovative home gadgets. Even the interior design concept for the cottage involved an emerging tech trend: …

Home Decorating

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Self-improvement often comes from the penned wisdom of others.<p>Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take …

Self-improvement

Scientists Discover 60 Ancient Ships Preserved in the Black Sea

Dozens of ancient ships scattered across the bottom of the Black Sea were discovered after a nearly three-year excursion that researchers are calling “one of the largest maritime archaeological projects ever staged.”<p>Members of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project said Thursday they found 60 …

Archaeology

9 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Will Redefine Your Quest for Success

Check out the fire walker's words of wisdom to help you realize your potential, both in the office and throughout your life.<p>Motivational mogul Tony Robbins grew up understanding the difficulty of making ends meet, his family often unable to afford Thanksgiving feasts or Christmas presents. Yet, a …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

List-Worthy

Exceptionally Preserved Ancient Ships Discovered in the Black Sea

After three field seasons, the Black Sea Maritime Archaeological Project is drawing to a close, but the things the team has discovered on the sea …

Archaeology