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Drowning out the East Coast: Coastal cities could flood three times a week by 2045

Seas along the mid-Atlantic coast have been rising faster than those nearly anywhere else<p>The lawns of homes purchased this year in vast swaths of coastal America could regularly be underwater before the mortgage has even been paid off, with new research showing high tide flooding could become …

Earth's hottest month on record was July 2016: NASA

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 17, 2016, 11:37 a.m. EDT</b> This story has been updated to include new temperature data from NOAA.<p>Earth just had its hottest month yet, and …

Apple Cider Vinegar Test . . . . How To Use It Right (Must Read)

In recent years, apple cider vinegar has attained fame and glory amongst the alternative health community. It’s supporters claim that this product of …

Gabby Douglas, her Olympics over, tearfully responds to social media critics

RIO DE JANEIRO — As younger U.S. teammates added to their medal haul Sunday, Gabby Douglas, the Virginia Beach native who captivated the gymnastics world in winning all-around gold at the 2012 Olympics, struggled to a disappointing and emotional finish at the Rio Games.<p>After finishing seventh in a …

Social Media

Do You Need To Cancel Your Florida Vacation Because Of Zika?

Florida is by some measures (not all) the most popular state in the U.S. for summer vacations. The state of Florida asserts it’s the “top travel destination in the world,” worth $67 billion. That should surprise precisely no one given the beaches, Disney, Universal Studios, Miami, sailing, …

Public Health

What students of color are fighting for on college campuses

When I was 19 years old, I was turned away from a party because I am black. I was standing at the door of a fraternity on the<p>University of Southern California’s Greek Row. I'd arranged to meet a friend there. I expected to walk through the door with ease, the way students do at student parties at …

College & University

Obama's new solar plan could help renters, low-income families get clean energy

Going solar in the U.S. isn’t easy if you don’t have a house or a padded bank account.<p>But renters and cash-strapped residents are increasingly taking …

How To Unleash The Cauldron Of Desire From Your Pelvis

What if it was possible to use your sexual energy not just for great sex, but to fuel other parts of your life like your career, fertility or even crafty activities such as painting or cooking? It's all about harnessing the power of your pelvis, and then unleashing that energy right where you want …

The Boozers Guide on How to Detox From Alcohol

Every second person on this earth drinks alcohol. The reasons behind are different for different person. For some it’s a style statement or status …

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

Cleveland Cop Found Not Guilty on All Counts in Massive Shooting

CLEVELAND (TheBlaze/AP) — After a long, technical explanation Saturday, a judge found a Cleveland police officer not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage.<p>“[Officer Michael] Brelo did not fire too quickly or at someone who was clearly …

iPhone bursts into flames on flight, owner thought plane would crash

Technically Incorrect: An Alaska Air flight on its way to Hawaii sees a troubling occurrence. The iPhone 6's owner says there were 8-inch flames.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There are many ways of inflaming passengers on today's …

Pacific Ocean

World Water Day 2016: Before and after images of Earth's disappearing lakes and seas

World Water Day 2016 will be marked on 22 March. The UN designated day, first marked in 1992 at United Nations Conference on Environment and …

Concealed carry and open carry at RNC

Fellow Republicans, the whole world will be watching. We can bring it all together in Cleveland, but we face many threats. Our neighbor to the north, …

Australian Climate Council calls for urgent action as records tumble

Record hot spells in Australia this month blurred the line between summer and autumn in another sign of rapidly advancing global warming, a Climate Council report says.<p>The first four days of March saw maximum temperatures in much of the country 4C above average – and 8C to 12C above average in most …

Global Warming

Meet the Black Blues Musician Who Befriended the KKK

Daryl Davis, the subject of the controversial documentary ‘Accidental Courtesy,’ opens up about why he’s spent thirty-plus years getting chummy with …

Black Lives Matter

Arrest photo of young activist Bernie Sanders emerges from Tribune archives

A Chicago Tribune archival photo of a young man being arrested in 1963 at a South Side protest shows Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, his campaign has confirmed, bolstering the candidate's narrative about his civil rights activism.<p>The black-and-white photo shows a 21-year-old …

The Economist rates Trump presidency among its top 10 global risks

A Donald Trump presidency poses a top-10 risk event that could disrupt the world economy, lead to political chaos in the U.S. and heighten security risks for the United States, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.<p>Electing Trump could also start a trade war, hurt trade with Mexico and be a …

Donald Trump

Obama: ‘We don’t want government to look into everyone’s phones willy-nilly’

Encryption with a backdoor accessible to very few in important situations is what President Barack Obama says he suspects is the answer to the digital privacy versus security debate. That contradicts the position of many in the security industry who believe that would inevitability lead to abuses …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

WhereWhitePeopleMeet dating site founder denies racism charge

Sam Russell said wherewhitepeoplemeet.com's establishment was a "business decision" and insists it is open to all races<p>The founder of a new dating website has been forced to deny accusations of racism over his decision to call it WhereWhitePeopleMeet.<p>Sam Russell said the new site was "not racist in …

Small-Bore? President Obama's Actions on Guns Make Marginal Changes

The conservative blogosphere, normally quick to accuse President Obama of overreach by executive order, is noticeably muted in response to his latest actions on guns.<p>That's true even regarding the administration's effort to increase the number of gun sellers who are federally licensed and therefore …

Guns

Tamir Rice shooting: No charges for officers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Prosecutors say the police officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice outside a Cleveland recreation center last year won't face criminal charges. Neither will the other officer who was with him.<p>An Ohio grand jury decided not to indict Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, prosecutor …

Justice

NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …

Pollution

Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

Coca-Cola apologizes for ‘insensitive’ ad featuring indigenous Mexicans

Coca-Cola has apologized for a "insensitive” Christmas video depicting a group of mostly young, white people traveling to a remote Mexican town to hand out bottles of Coke to indigenous locals.<p>The ad, part of Coke’s “Open Your Heart” campaign, has been criticized for white hipster-like people …

Feds to states: No, you cannot ban Syrian refugees

More than half of the nation’s governors say they will not accept Syrian refugees in their states, but they may have little choice.<p>States cannot pick and choose which refugees to take in, federal officials with the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Refugee Resettlement warned in a …

Immigration

Southwest Airlines Sale Offers Roundtrip Flights Under $100

Looking to fly in early December or in January? Southwest Airlines is having a sale—and there are sub-$100 roundtrip domestic flights to be …

More than 400 towns and cities in America will be lost to the sea, study finds

Climate changes awareness has come too late for hundreds of towns and cities in the United States, environmental scientists have found<p>For millions of Americans, climate change has already passed the point of no return: no matter what action the world tries to take, their cities will be submerged by …

Climate Change