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The Ship That Would Not Die

Captain Frank A. Manson, U.S. Navy (Retired)<p>Frank Manson was commissioned in the Naval Reserve in 1942 and went through the naval training school at …

Military

21 Beautiful Quotes For When You Need A Little Inspiration

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” — Virginia Woolf<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 9 Rewarding Ways To Have A Happier, Healthier June<p>• 12 Clever Little Things People Do To Feel Motivated<p>• 16 Backgrounds That Will Brighten Your Day Every Time You Check Your Phone

Literature

Hangry? Here Are 8 Underlying Reasons Your Blood Sugar Is Out Of Whack

Shockingly, more than 100 million American adults are now living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and countless more have less severe—but still …

Back pain: how to live with one of the world’s biggest health problems

The most common cause of disability is a condition as old as time itself. But is the industry that has built up around scans, injections and opioids a waste of time?<p>My alarm went off one morning about 18 months ago and I woke up to realise I was in agony. It was my back. I tried moving, I tried …

7 Alexa commands you're not using but should

With Alexa and the the Echo, Amazon has built a robust service that can deliver seemingly endless information and control your home. But, are you taking advantage of all it can do?<p>If you haven't yet unlocked the full potential of Alexa, these seven voice commands will get you closer. These are the …

13 Creepiest Things You Can Find at the Bottom of the Ocean

Locomotive graveyards, ancient civilizations, felled military vessels, and unbelievably odd marine creatures are just a few macabre and magical …

The Teen Slang Dictionary for Parents

Teens in each generation develop a language of their own based on what is going on in teen culture. And the introduction of social media and digital …

Language

This Brilliant Video Explaining Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity Won a Teenager $400K

Genius.<p>Eighteen-year-old student Ryan Chester won US$400,000 back in 2015 for this video explaining Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, as part …

Physics

What We Got Wrong About Intermittent Fasting — Plus 6 Tips to Do It Right

Let’s get the facts right for our own health, but also because we need them in order to eat healthy.<p>The intermittent fasting craze came in like a …

9 Things You Need to Do Before You Retire

So you're at that stage in life where you're starting to think about retirement. Congratulations! If you're like me, when you were 20, it was hard to …

Want to Have a Good Retirement? 50 Tips for a Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Retirement

If you want to have a good retirement, you need to figure out what that means to you. Do some life planning for retirement, set goals and create a …

In defense of the not-so-busy retirement

In the 1980s, I interviewed men about their transitions from work to retirement. I didn’t need to talk to them very long before many told me how busy …

How to Pay Zero Taxes Legally in Retirement

And when you pay zero taxes, you shouldn't be doing it the way most people do it -- which is by being broke.<p>5 min read<p>Are you gambling your retirement savings on the idea that your taxes will be lower when you retire? If so, I’ve got some bad news. If you have your retirement savings in a …

6 of the best historical documentaries on Netflix

<b>As is the case with many other subject areas, history buffs are enormously well served by the vast documentary libraries of Netflix.</b><p>While there are …

War

Cost of Medicare Part D

Medicare comes in three parts—Part A, Part B, and Part D. Part A is free and covers hospital, hospice, nursing home, and home health care. Part B …

Health Care

12 Craigslist alternatives to sell stuff, find a job, or get laid

The scary part about loving something is that you must eventually let it go.<p>The internet learned that lesson the hard way in March when Craigslist …

Employment

Writing a will: 13 common mistakes to avoid

<b>By making a will, you control what happens to your worldly possessions when you die – but there are a number of simple mistakes that could stop your</b> …

Foster Care

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

Privacy

34 Old-School Fishing Tips for Today’s Anglers

For 35 years, H.G. “Tap” Tapply was a mainstay in the pages of <i>Field & Stream</i>, writing the hugely popular “Tap’s Tips” column. Each month, he served …

16 Facts That Will Warp Your Perception of Time

Compared to the amount of time the universe, or even life, has been around, humans really haven’t been around for that long. Don’t believe us? Read …

Boston University

How to use a USB drive with Files on iOS

There are several workarounds for getting data off a USB stick or SD card, and onto your iPad or iPhone. We’ve even covered some. But until now, there’s been no way to just plug a USB stick into your iPad’s Lightning port, and browse the contents in iOS 11’s Files app. Thanks to an update to the …

SanDisk

How to Turn Your Old iPhone Into a Cute Minimalistic Feature Phone

If you still own an iPhone 4, chances are it’s sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. You’ve probably thought about throwing it out, but now …

Apps

Ketamine ‘cures’ suicidal woman of bipolar and severe depression

<b>A woman who was so depressed she wanted to crash her car into a tree and kill herself has been ‘cured’ of the condition with ketamine …

Millions of arthritis sufferers given new hope by miracle gene therapy jab injected straight into painful joints

Millions of arthritis sufferers have new hope after major breakthroughs in the development of a gene therapy treatment.<p>The US has just given the …

People Keep Seeing the Mothman in Chicago

What's the deal?<p>It was a normal summer night for John Amitrano, working a Friday shift as security for Chicago's popular Logan Square hangout The Owl—but when we went outside, he saw something odd. "I saw a plane flying, but also something moving really awkwardly under it," he told VICE. "It didn't …

The Blockchain Could Make Trust Accessible to Everyone

Thomas Hedger<p>The blockchain isn’t just about transferring money—it’s also changing how people worldwide access data, keep and access records, and prove ownership.<p>You’ve probably heard about Bitcoin, the digital currency that many techies and Redditors have been promoting since its mysterious …

PLANTAIN – POWERFUL PLANT TO HEAL WOUNDS, BRUISES AND MUCH MORE

Plantain, this common, humble-looking plant, has so many things to offer.It is a low-growing, green plant with oval, ribbed short-stemmed leaves. It …

5 ways to make your Amazon Fire tablet better

I don't know exact numbers, but I suspect some 80 bajillion people bought an Amazon Fire tablet on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. And why not? With prices ranging from $30 to $100, those babies were the bargain to beat.<p>Now that you've got one, let's make it better. Although the Fire tablets are …

TPM Special Series: Race, Racism and the Middle Ages

In February, 2017, <i>The Public Medievalist</i> inaugurated a new special series of essays on one of the thorniest issues surrounding the Middle Ages today:</i> …