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California newlyweds contract rat lungworm disease on Hawaii honeymoon

A California couple on their honeymoon in Hawaii contracted a brain- and spine-infecting parasite.<p>Ben Manilla, 64, and Eliza Laupe, 57, got married in January, Hawaii News Now reported Tuesday. The newlyweds spent two weeks in Hana, but by the time they were set to return to San Francisco, Laupe …

Smart Glasses With Liquid Lenses That Can Automatically Adjust to a Person’s Prescription

A team of engineers at the University of Utah have developed a pair of smart glasses with liquid lenses that can automatically adjust to a person’s …

Spotting the illness that can cause sudden blindness

<b>Every year in the UK, 3,000 people's sight is damaged by a condition called giant cell arteritis. The symptoms can appear very suddenly and end in irreversible blindness. Dr Saleyha Ahsan met a group of people who've been affected and explains what to look out for.</b><p>"My mother in law lost a lot of …

Weight Loss

11 Muslim Beauty Bloggers You Should Definitely Follow

Last year, one of our favorite Muslim beauty bloggers Nura Afia made headlines when she was named ambassador for CoverGirl's So Lashy! BlastPro Mascara campaign. She joined James Charles, (the first-ever male CoverGirl), Katy Perry, and Sofia Vergara in spreading the cosmetic company's message of …

75-Year-Old Texas Woman Flies Through Tornado in Bathtub, Lands in Woods Unharmed

In the Southern United States, the weather can be deadly, but it can also be surprisingly courteous, as an elderly Texas woman learned this weekend …

Chemists have bad news about your cough syrup

No medicine cabinet is fully stocked without some good old cherry-flavored cough syrup -- or at least that's how it feels during cold and flu season.<p>But does that stuff even work?<p>This new video from the American Chemical Society (ACS) gives us the scoop. Spoiler alert: Not really.<p>In theory, …

Inflammation

Contact lenses cost paramedic his job ... and his eye

(NEWSER) – Andrew Carthew, a 59-year-old paramedic in Britain, woke up one day in June 2015 with a "weepy eye," the Bristol Post reports. Six weeks later, he lost sight in the eye; less than a year after that, he lost the eye completely. Now he's warning others about a little-known yet very serious …

Tap Water

South Dakota State Comes Up With the Sneakiness For Hidden Man Play and TD

South Dakota State sees your boredom and wants to remind you what it's all about: trick plays.<p>Today is not an exciting day for college football. That is, unless you're real gung-ho about Navy and Army for traditional reasons—because let's face it: both teams have always been mediocre at best. But …

Absolutely Beautiful: When This Man Donated His Liver To A Sick Woman, She Repaid Him By Giving Him Her Kidneys, And In Appreciation He Gave Her His Heart, So She Returned The Favor By Giving Him Her Lungs

Get the tissues ready, because this is the most uplifting story you’re going to hear all week.<p>Emily Gatlin was living every patient’s worst …

Medicine

How To Improve Your Focus to Increase Your Effectiveness and Results

When you're focused on the wrong things, it doesn't matter how well you do them. You will fail.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many companies and entrepreneurs underperform because of a lack of focus, or worse, because they are focused on the wrong things.<p>When you …

Thief breaks into car, steals Kit Kat and leaves apology

<b>MANHATTAN, Ks.</b> - Give me a break.<p>That’s what a thief must have been thinking when he stole a Kit Kat bar from a college student’s cup holder.<p>Woman …

KitKat

This Woman Used Cheetos To Curl Her Hair And I Can't Believe It Legit Worked

Gives the term "cheese curls" a whooole new meaning.

Hair

Some UFC Guy Tries To Diss Conor McGregor, Walks Straight Into Huge Burn

Nate Diaz came at Conor McGregor online this afternoon, and while we laud his utter disdain for the man and commitment to talk smack whenever we can, …

This Teen Snapchatted The Week A Baby Squirrel Became His Homie And It's Adorable

Animal friendship goals.<p>Sadly, Wilson is currently missing in action. Smitka said: "Usually he would be waiting for me on the tree if I would leave or something but... one day I never saw him again 💔 "<p>However, he thinks Wilson's OK because his dad spotted him. Maybe he just needed some time to …

Cute Animals

Marco Rubio-Patrick Murphy faceoff in Florida could determine control of Senate

WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Patrick Murphy will face each other in Florida's general-election Senate race, voters decided Tuesday.<p>Rubio cruised to victory with nearly 72% of the vote in his bid for the Republican nomination to seek a second term, and Murphy won nearly 60% in the …

Government

Ten reasons that you should stretch

1. END THE PAIN<p>Muscles are made up of myocytes, cells commonly known as muscle fibres. When we stretch a muscle, the fibre is pulled out to its full …

Muscle

Stranger soothes baby on a plane so pregnant mom can rest

When one man offered to take a stranger's baby so she could rest on a recent flight, many people on the plane watched in awe.<p>"It was so uplifting," one passenger, Andrea Byrd, told TODAY. She snapped a photo of the man carrying the baby up and down the aisle and posted it on Facebook, where it's …

Life hacks for living cheaper in the Bay Area

It's no secret that living in the Bay Area is rough on the checkbook.<p>We pay for the privilege of living here, that's for sure. And after decades of life in the Bay, many of us here at SFGATE have come up with little and big ways to save money.<p>One of our favorite tips? Make sure you check the PG&E …

This 52-Year-Old's Secret To A Youthful Complexion

At 52 I can already see the signs of aging on my skin. It's not always easy to embrace a new fine line or wrinkle and a sagging neck. It's a tad unsettling to look at my hands and see how they tell the truth about my age. But I also realize that I'm lucky. I have a pretty healthy-looking …

This is why you never steal food from the office fridge

If it's not yours: hands off.<p>Believe us, it's for your own good.<p>Reddit user Phantom0591 posted this picture of a Coffee Mate bottle with an …

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

But it's partially our fault because we've been charging them wrong this whole time.<p>Many of us have an ingrained notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and that it's better to charge them when they're close to dead.<p>But we couldn't be …

The end of plastic cards nears: Over 70,000 ATMs will soon support Touch ID withdrawals

Following Bank of America’s announcement that customers could withdraw cash from ATMs using Apple Pay, FIS and Payment Alliance International have today announced a new partnership that will allow users to perform cardless withdrawals using Touch ID, proving that the end of plastic cards is fast …

FinTech

Inmates Broke Out of Their Cell to Save a Guard After He Had a Heart Attack

"It never crossed my mind not to help whether he's got a gun or a badge," one inmate said. "If he falls down, I'm gonna help him."<p>Video via WFAA<p>A group of inmates in Texas was caught on video breaking out of their cell to save a guard's life while they were still shackled, ABC affiliate WFAA …

A Mother Was Called To The School After Her Daughter Hit A Boy For Harassing Her

My mother was never called to the school because of me, but I'm sure it happened a few times for at least one of my brothers. My mother is fair. She …

Giphy

Google Maps Can Track Every Step You've Taken Today

The world is literally at our fingertips these days. We can instantaneously find our location, find a restaurant nearby that fits our exact wants and …

Weed Might Be Able to Block the Onset of Alzheimer's

If you're regularly exercising and smoking pot, you're already taking the right steps to ward off the disease.<p>These days we know at least a little bit about how medical marijuana can help patients with stuff like anxiety, cancer, rare seizure disorders, and PTSD. Now, <i>Science Daily reports</i> that …

2 seal pups die after being picked up from beach

NOAA officials are reminding the public to not touch seal pups on beaches after two cases where people illegally picked up the pups, and the animals …

3 Bad Habits You Need to Break to Become Happier

Old habits die hard, but you can let them down softly by making these small changes.<p>Turning your day around simply by changing your mindset sounds simple, but what habits do you need to break to succeed?<p>Some of the most harmful behaviors come naturally to us. You may not even know you're doing …

Soon You'll Be Able To Drink Wine And Beer At Some Barnes & Noble Stores

The retailer hopes in-store restaurants will "create a better bookstore" and keep customers there longer.<p>Here's a reason to raise your glass -- some Barnes & Noble stores will soon be serving meals and alcohol.<p>The major book retailer on Thursday announced plans to open four new "concept stores," …

New York City

The World’s Largest NERF Gun Shoots Darts at 40 MPH

Having an epic NERF gun shootout is sort of a rite of passage like locking lips for the first time or getting your driver’s license. Although most …