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United States Misses World Cup for First Time Since 1986

COUVA, Trinidad and Tobago — There was always a chance that a year would come when the United States again failed to qualify for the World Cup, when the hurdles in the nearly two-year slog of regional qualification — the matches on steamy afternoons and muggy nights, the hard tackles and the …

Soccer

Facebook, Tesla and other tech giants are giving aid to Puerto Rico in the form of VR, ‘internet balloons’ and batteries

Example: Mark Zuckerberg announced an augmented-reality mapping tool to help the Red Cross.<p>After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last month, the island is still struggling to recover. And while President Donald Trump has tweeted that the U.S. government has done an amazing job there, the …

Researchers Discover The Best Exercise To Get A Flat, Toned Stomach

The most effective exercise for a toned, flat stomach?<p>If your belly is your area of concern when it comes to weight loss, you're certainly not alone. …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? MIT Scientists Say Let Them Watch You Do This (But Most Parents Are Afraid To) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a parent. You want the best for your children--and you're convinced, based on science, that it's very important for them to learn grit and tenacity.<p>So, you work hard to make sure that you praise your kids the right way--always for their efforts, never for their innate characteristics …

Self-improvement

Eating Before You Go to Bed Is an Awful Idea

A new study finds a link between circadian timing, food intake, and body-fat percentage.<p>It is a scientific fact that foods are at their peak level of deliciousness when consumed between 10 P.M. and 2 A.M. This is especially true when that food is a microwave pizza, which you prepare in the comfort …

Holistic Medicine

Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

How to Start Your Own App Business

How To Create An App Business<p>Chad Mureta Explains the Business of Apps<p>Updated October 17, 2016<p><i>Chad Mureta is the author of App Empire, the founder of</i> …

What Makes the IRS Audit a Tax Return? The Top 10 Triggers

Top 10 Tax Audit Triggers<p>The IRS Watches for Certain Things<p>Updated October 09, 2017<p>Studies have shown that sitting down to prepare a tax return can …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

The Politics of Being a Woman in a "Christian Nation"

The far right is pitting God against women. Mike Huckabee's support for the decision to deny a 10-year-old rape victim an abortion is just another example in a long history that continues this election season.<p>At Fox News' Republican Presidential debate in Cleveland, Jeb Bush boasted that, informed …

Tomb of Nefertiti, Egypt's mysterious ancient queen, may have been found

Hidden doorways in the ancient Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamun may lead to the long-lost resting place of Queen Nefertiti, a scientist has claimed.<p>The case of the Frankenstein Nefertiti: it's time to revolt against ugly public art<p>Read more<p>British archaeologist Dr Nicholas Reeves, based at the …

Ancient History

West Africans have some of the healthiest diets in the world

People in Mali, Chad, Senegal and Sierra Leone enjoy healthier diets than their counterparts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan or Canada, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health this spring.<p>Using self-reported diet surveys from 187 countries that are home to 89% of …

Holistic Medicine

3 unavoidable stages you have to face before you achieve success

We intrinsically know most of the elements of success: hard work, dedication, vision, ideas, applied talent, character, loyalty, teamwork, strategy, execution, drive, adaptability, accountability...etc.<p>However, there are at least three counterintuitive elements that are absolutely essential if you …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

Procrastination

How Positive Thinking Impacted My Life

In February 2006 I suffered a massive stroke. It nearly killed me and the blood clot it formed almost totally wiped my cerebellum. The doctor said …

Staying Motivated: Morning Workout Motivation Tip

If you're like me, you dread hopping on the treadmill at 6 A.M. That said, if you're like me, you also have no choice but to fit in your workouts in the morning. So, what's the solution? If you want something badly, you find a way to get it done. Luckily, there's an easy way to get into a better …

How to raise a spiritual child: 3 exercises to try with your family

<i>Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is director of clinical psychology and founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Columbia University, Teachers College. The author of "The Spiritual Child," she has spent over a decade researching the impact of religion and spirituality.</i><p>Every child is born a spiritual …

8 Superfoods For Post-Workout Recovery

Workouts

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

Genetics

5 travel spots that just got cheaper for Americans

Honey, grab the kids: we're going abroad.<p>Much of the world is on sale for Americans right now since the U.S. dollar is enjoying one of the strongest moments in modern history.<p>Just about everything from hotels to luxury handbags to McDonald's hamburgers is cheaper abroad than in the United States …

South America

The Weight-Loss Plan That Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds

When I was in the sixth grade, I first realized that I was heavier than the other girls. I thought, "Oh, I'm going into junior high school—I should try to lose weight so boys will like me, like me." From then on, my mom and I tried pretty much any popular diet from the early 2000s you could think …

The science is in: God is the answer

Research shows kids raised with spirituality are happier and healthier in the vulnerable teen years. Why aren’t we all signing up?<p>Eighteen years ago, …

Psychology

Why GM Wants To Buy Wind Energy

For those who love downplaying or discounting renewable energy as something on the fringe of mainstream economic interests, General Motors’ recent decision to back construction of a Mexican wind farm should come as a wake-up call.<p>About 75% of the energy generated by the project, which gets under …

Renewable Energy