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The genetic trait that makes you susceptible to unhealthy food cravings

If you've been writing your sugar cravings off as having a "sweet tooth" or referred to having a "sugar addiction" in jest, your relationship with sweets might actually be more complicated than you think.<p>Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, New York Times best-selling author and founder of Bright Line …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

Elon Musk's hyperloop dream may come true — and soon

'It’s happening far faster than I would have ever expected, and it’s happening all over the world.'<p>Elon Musk first described his idea for a futuristic transportation system that would send passenger pods through tubes at speeds of hundreds of miles an hour back in 2013. At the time, the idea of …

High-speed Rail

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

15 'Secret' iPhone Hacks That Will Even Impress Siri

Want to know how to charge your phone super fast and correct Siri when she's wrong? These elusive shortcuts will help you save time.<p>While Apple products were created to be simple and easy-to-use tech tools for the everyday person, it turns out they’ve got a whole slew of their own hidden tricks and …

There are two new ways the Apple Watch could help save your life

The Apple Watch may be a useful tool for detecting potentially fatal medical conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and sleep apnea (a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing while a person is asleep), claims a new study.<p>Carried out by the health startup Cardiogram and …

When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life

Some people who have to be responsible for their siblings or parents as children grow up to be compulsive caretakers.<p>Laura Kiesel was only 6 years old when she became a parent to her infant brother. At home, his crib was placed directly next to her bed, so that when he cried at night, she was the …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

Give Kids Stocks Instead of Toys

Kids have too much stuff, says any parent who has waited for a child to scurry off to school so she could ninja-sneak all the lonely, untouched toys …

Turn an Old Monitor Into a Daily Status Board

My mirror doesn’t come to life and tell me about the rest of my day when I walk in bleary-eyed to the bathroom, as much as I wish it did. An …

Raspberry Pi

Small Saturn moon has most conditions needed to sustain life, Nasa says

Space organization finds that hydrogen erupts out of underground ocean on Enceladus, meaning it has the water, chemistry and energy sources life requires<p>A tiny moon of Saturn has most of the conditions necessary for life, Nasa announced on Thursday, unveiling a discovery from an underground ocean …

British intelligence passed Trump associates' communications with Russians on to US counterparts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> British and other European intelligence agencies intercepted communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications to their US counterparts, US congressional and law enforcement …

U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.<p>North Korea has warned that a "big …

US drops 'mother of all bombs' on Islamic State tunnel

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all …

Apple now sells a 'selfie' drone camera

Powered by AI facial recognition algorithms, natch<p>A new, compact camera drone by Zero Zero Robotics is now available for purchase exclusively through Apple. The Hover Camera Passport is the perfect way to document your activities without having to be glued to your phone because it flies in the air, …

GOP senators blanch at Trump’s latest defense of Putin

A trio of Republican senators reacted sharply Sunday to President Trump’s latest apparent defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin, rejecting Trump’s suggestion in an interview that America cannot claim moral superiority to Putin’s Russia.<p>Trump’s remarks came in an interview with Fox News …

I Went Through America’s Extreme Vetting

I’m a Syrian refugee. Trust me, it’s plenty tough.<p>I’m a Syrian refugee living in the United States. My family, which fled to Turkey in 2011 as protests against the government grew, is Muslim. And on Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have made it difficult, if not impossible …

Immigration

'Teach the kid love': Mom writes viral thank-you note to ex's new girlfriend

The evil stepmother stereotype is tired — at least, if one 24-year-old mom from Newport News, Virginia, has anything to say about it.<p>Audrey Loving met Corey Henry at age 18. The two got engaged and had a daughter, Riley, now 4 — but after several years of long distance and personal differences, …

Parenting

Supporters Warn Trump to Deliver on Campaign Promises

Kathryn Stellmack expects the world from Donald Trump.<p>After listening to his speeches and casting her vote for him, she expects Trump to toughen …

Voters target Electoral College members to switch their Trump ballots, elect Clinton

Voters upset that Republican Donald Trump had been elected president -- or think that the presidency was unfairly taken from Democratic rival Hillary Clinton -- are scrambling for ways to change the results.<p>Their major focus is trying to get members of the U.S. Electoral College to change their …

Donald Trump’s NATO Stance Threatens ‘West’ as We Know It: Experts

If Donald Trump actually follows through on his bold rhetoric he is in danger of tearing NATO apart, and with it the very concept of "the West" itself, according to experts.<p>During his campaign, Trump sent shock waves of alarm through Europe after revealing that he might not come to the aid of his …

Thousands rally, march in nationwide anti-Trump protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald …

Voters React to Trump Election With #NotMyPresident

Earlier this week, feminist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem joined The Takeaway to share her thoughts the election of Donald Trump. In response to a question about whether Trump is her president, she responded, "No. No he's not. You know, I'm not going to disobey the law, but I'm …

A note to those struggling in the wake of the election

<i>Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the position of Matador</i> …

New Clinton ad likens Trump to famous film bullies

Hillary Clinton likens Donald Trump to everyone from <i>Back to the Future</i>'s Biff Tannen to Nurse Ratched of <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest</i> fame in a new ad casting the GOP nominee as a bully.<p>The ad shows a succession of clips of bullying from famous films over the years — villains from <i>Teen Wolf</i>, <i>The</i> …