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This slow cooker has developed a cult following around the internet

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Slow Cookers

Google launches 10,000 Android developer scholarships

The European initiative aims to close the "mobile digital skills gap" and encourage technology startups.<p>Google and Bertelsmann have launched a new …

Android Development

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Strong leadership is about more than just telling people what to do; it's that rare but inspirational combination of enthusiasm, humility, grace, power, and wisdom.<p>Here are 10 podcast episodes that will help you stand on the shoulders of giants when it comes to developing such qualities. Taken …

Leadership

How to Repot an Orchid

There's something magical about orchids, don't you think? Their elegant necks and brilliant petals are fitting for an ancient forest habitat, and yet …

Plants

Suffolk DA takes employee records from Islip Town Hall, including Michael Torres'

Investigators with the Suffolk County district attorney's office last week obtained employee records from Islip Town's personnel department, …

Crime

Brand: Town GOP leader drops political grenade

Days before Islip Republican chairman Frank Tantone’s name surfaced this week as a cross-endorsed candidate for Suffolk Family Court judge, he pulled …

Long Island

Benghazi Middleman Tied To Unaoil Bribery Scandal, Source Told FBI

WASHINGTON ― A middleman the State Department relied on to hire unarmed guards at the U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, previously worked with a company that’s now at the center of a massive international bribery scandal.<p>The FBI and law enforcement agencies in at least four other countries are …

Corruption

Tiny Device Claims to Heat Your Room for 10 Cents a Day

Egloo is a clever little terracotta heater that harnesses the power of tealights to heat spaces up to 20 square feet for as little as 10 cents a day, …

The 5 Stages Of Making A Major Life Change

According to famed life coach Tony Robbins, making a calculated shift in your life or initiating a major life change is a process that begins before you ever feel ready to take the leap. Nearly everyone who undergoes a transformation follows this same process, he says, and in Robbins’ experience …

Tony Robbins

Why Ecuador is showing the world the future of government

Earlier this year, Cecilia Vaca Jones stood down from a powerful and highly unusual position in the government of Ecuador. She was 'co-ordinating minister' for the social sector, bringing together the Ministries of Health, Education, Welfare, Sports and Housing, deciding on their work and …

Why do you sweat the bed?

No, changing your pajamas in the middle of the night is not normal.<p>Bed sweating is not a topic for dinner party conversation, but it's an issue for …

Sleep

NYSERDA Deploys Cloud-based Predictive Energy Optimization Platform - retrofit

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces its partnership with BuildingIQ and Energy Solutions to implement a …

New York State

National Interagency Fire Center

Communicator's Guide: Wildland Fire<p>This Communicator's Guide is designed to help you address the key<br>elements of effective communication: who says …

How To Fight Trump

The political task for everyone on the left (and a lot of other people) is to defeat Trump. But how? Now "how" as in "which tactics will beat him" - though that's important! - but "how" as in: What kind of country will we have if we defeat him? How will we, the people who won, find a way to live …

Political Science

Audi Has Successfully Made Diesel Fuel From Carbon Dioxide And Water

Carbon-neutral diesel is now a reality.<p>German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel, made solely from water, …

Rural Pennsylvanians Say Fracking 'Just Ruined Everything'

<i>This story was originally published by the Center For Public Integrity.</i><p>AVELLA, Pa. — Sixty years after his service in the Army, Jesse Eakin still completes his outfits with a pin that bears a lesson from the Korean War: Never Impossible.<p>That maxim has been tested by a low-grade but persistent …

Oil & Gas Industry

Let Her Teach You How To Be Hideous

Spooked? No doubt about it.<p>This self-taught body artist from Balwyn North, Melbourne, can take up to six hours to transform herself into the creepy monster in the photos below.<p>Inspired by Cirque du Soleil and Tim Burton characters, Lara Wirth, 16, says she sometimes goes out in full monster make-up …

5 Strategies To Find The Work You Were Born To Do

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>On Tuesday, April 5, Susan Cain chatted with Chris Guillebeau, author of <i>Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do</i>. Chris’s philosophy is simple in expression and vast in implication:<p>You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect …

Penguin Random House

3 Easy Mindfulness Meditation Techniques to Practice at Home or at the Office

We've all had those moments where we're not sure whether to scream, run and hide or drop everything and get on the next plane to a faraway island. Whether work life, personal life or the delicate balance of the two is causing you stress, there are better ways to dealing with life's pressures than …

Mindfulness

Blockchain is a Disruption We Simply Have to Embrace

<i>By Alex Tapscott with Don Tapscott, co-authors, Blockchain Revolution</i><p>The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the financial services industry and the world of business has arrived. Not peer-to-peer lending, artificial intelligence, big data, robo-advisors or Apple Pay -- I'm talking …

DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked

<b>A study of DNA from ancient human bones has helped unlock the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.</b><p>Researchers analysed the genomes of 51 individuals who lived between 45,000 years ago and 7,000 years ago.<p>The results reveal details about the biology of these early inhabitants, such as skin and …

Anthropology

China reverts to ‘grid management’ to monitor citizens’ lives

China is rolling out a nationwide system of social control known as “grid management” in a revival of state presence in residential life that had …

China

How to build and use a basic Android app for your business

There was a time in the early days of the internet when not every business had a website. Back then, you would often read articles attempting to convince business owners to invest in their ‘online presence’ and get with the times. Sure the articles were normally written by web developers and may …

Apps

8 Clear Signs of a Successful Life That Have Nothing to Do With Money or Fame

If you're not careful you can end up chasing the wrong goals for the wrong reasons.<p>Oftentimes peoples goals are associated with making money or achieving a high level of status.<p>While there's nothing wrong with wanting either of the above, you can be lead astray by chasing after them.<p>If money and …

Motivation

8 Genius Ways To Use Old Coffee Grounds

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p>Deodorize your fridge<p>After your coffee is brewed, put the grounds to work again—this time as a powerful odor absorber inside your fridge. Leaving a bowlful of used grounds in the fridge overnight will rid your icebox of icky odors, according to Apartment Therapy. Repeat as often as …

Gardening

Suffolk CloseupIt's time for tough discharge standards, not widespread sewering, to combat L.I. nitrogen pollution crisis

Nitrogen: It’s become a dirty word on Long Island — and other coastal areas.<p>Where there is excessive amounts of nitrogen flowing into waterways, such …

Pollution

Long-term cement study seeks nuclear waste solution

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35571793<p><b>UK scientists say they have produced a new mix of cement that should be much more effective at containing nuclear waste in a deep repository.</b><p>The material develops mineral phases that readily trap radioactive isotopes trying to pass through …

Engineering

K-12 : Games & Quizzes : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Letters are randomly placed horizontal, vertical, left-diagonal, right-diagonal in forward or reverse order. Click on a letter and drag to the last …

Quizzes

Your Radical Guide To Fighting Discrimination In The Arts

If you spent 30 years trying to accomplish one thing, what kinds of results would you need to keep you going?<p>When it comes to mastering a skill, a few decades might sound like more than enough time to reach your goal, especially if you adhere to the words of Malcolm Gladwell, who, in the book</i> …

Feminism