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Rising Minimum Wages Will Benefit Company Financials

Having remained the same since 2009, the federal minimum wage is overdue for a raise according to some. In response, state legislatures around the …

Big crack is evidence that East Africa could be splitting in two

<b>(CNN) —</b> A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya.<p>The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even …

Earth Science

The dizzying story of Symphony of the Seas, the largest and most ambitious cruise ship ever built

S<i>ymphony of the Seas</i> – which, on its maiden voyage from Barcelona in March 2018 became the largest passenger ship ever built – is about five times …

Royal Caribbean

Why Whales Got So Big

It’s often said that the ocean releases them from the constraints of life on land. It’s actually the opposite.<p>The first time I came face to face with a sea lion, I nearly screamed. I was snorkeling, and after a long time spent staring down at colorful corals, I looked up to see a gigantic bull, a …

Marine Mammals

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read | Inc.com

Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I plan to spend at least part of the day having fun with …

Top 10

Reminder: You May Need a Passport to Fly Now If You Live in These States

Yet another aspect of airport security is being tightened now.<p>Starting Monday, in order to board domestic flights using a driver’s license, all …

This Big Dog Snuggling With His Two Lil Dog Pals Is Absurdly Precious

It doesn't get snugglier than this.<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Pets

The Week in Pictures: Jan. 4 - 11

Weather

Pulling The Flap Back On Wall Tents

Follow me here. I was thinking about some of the old Christmas specials that were made in the 1960’s. That led me to a mental picture of an …

25 creative gingerbread houses to inspire you this holiday season

Delectable miniature abodes that you could ostensibly eat<p>Gingerbread houses come in many shapes and sizes, as well as varying skill-levels of execution. And not all of them are made from gingerbread. But most gingerbread houses are alike in that they take the shape of a child’s drawing version of a …

13 Healthy Food Trends That Are Going Mainstream in 2018

New year, new food. That’s the saying, right? If you’re wondering what tasty new products will be flooding shelves and restaurant menus in 2018, …

What the Pliocene epoch can teach us about future warming on Earth

By simulating the changes that occurred during the warm Pliocene epoch, researchers are trying to predict Earth’s future hundreds of years from now.

U.S. Senate committee votes to block killing wild horses

A U.S. Senate committee’s vote to block killing healthy wild horses has heartened advocates for the free-roaming mustang herds who fear the Bureau of …

Wild Horses

‘You can’t imagine such evil’: Dream Alliance’s breeders targeted in fatal fire

A racehorse billed as a future superstar has been killed and a mare seriously injured in a catastrophic yard fire.<p>Brian and Janet Vokes, who <b>bred</b> …

Storm Batters Bay Area; Creates Havoc On Morning Commute

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A slow moving storm front rolled through Northern California early Thursday, dumping as much as two inches of rain in the …

Weather

Slaughter of 90,000 Wild Horses Could Proceed Despite 80% Objection From American Public

The American Wild Horse Campaign on Thursday harshly criticized Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke's appointment of Brian Steed, the former chief of staff for …

Wild Horses

50 Dahlias to Drool Over

‘Awe Shucks’<p>The 4-inch-wide blooms of soft yellow have random patterns of red striping all along the petals.<p>‘Prince Charming’<p>This straight cactus …

Dahlias

How I Became Conversationally Fluent in a Foreign Language in 17 Days | Inc.com

<i>How do I quickly and efficiently learn a new language?</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>Quora</i><i>, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. You can follow Quora on</i> <i>Twitter</i><i>,</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, and</i> <i>Google Plus</i><i>.</i><p><b>Answer by David Bailey, Founder Coach,</b> …

Language Learning

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed | Inc.com

When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your fingertips -- literally!<p>While technology can't take the place of a real person, it can ease …

Apps

Flakka, drug that makes people bark and strip, wreaks havoc in Midwest, South

Otherwise normal folks suddenly running naked, screaming through the streets and breaking into homes?<p>That kind of bizarre and sometimes dangerous behavior has taken place in recent years in the South and Midwest – with the most recent headline-grabbing case in Missouri. Police trace it all to a …

Crime

HPE has shrunk so much it's abandoning its iconic Palo Alto campus to move in with a company it acquired

After two years of massive restructuring and staff reductions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is selling its headquarters on land it has leased in Palo Alto, California since 1957, the company announced on Thursday.<p>The headquarters will move to nearby Santa Clara, at a new 230,000 square-foot …

Silicon Valley

Bonaverde's ultra-capable coffee maker is finally for sale

Anyone can now buy the Bonaverde Berlin coffee all-in-one roaster, grinder and brewer.<p>Four years after it first hit Kickstarter, Bonaverde's smart coffee all-in-one roaster, grinder and brewer machine is finally for sale. The crowdfunded startup is officially accepting cold, hard cash for its $799 …

Coffee

MS-13 spreading across US as AG Sessions vows to take down gang

next<p>prevnext<p>prev<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week promised to deal with the brutal street gang MS-13 in the same way that “we took Al Capone off the streets.”<p>Amid a series of gruesome, high-profile murders across the United States, MS-13 has become a major focus of President Trump’s Justice …

Prevent These Social Security Number Scams From Stealing Your Identity

Prevent These Social Security Number Scams From Stealing Your Identity<p>Updated October 25, 2017<p>Following the recent massive hack of Equifax, experts …

Thousands of Hurricane-Damaged Vehicles Returning to Market

Almost half a million cars and trucks that were damaged in Hurricane Harvey and have since been sitting in impromptu holding lots are set to head back out onto the roads or into scrap yards with salvage titles. And thousands more that were uninsured are out in the wild and could be headed anywhere, …

Man who repaired Harvey-flooded homes dies of flesh-eating bacteria

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Harvey has claimed another victim, about two months after making landfall in Texas.<p>A 31-year-old man died last week after being diagnosed with a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis, the Galveston County Health District announced Monday.<p>The man has …

Extreme Weather

Warm spell to follow quick-moving storm that delivered rain to Bay Area

MONTEREY — Drier and warmer conditions are set to return to the Bay Area in the wake of a quick-moving storm system that brought much-needed relief …

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

North Sacramento residents warned 'an unknown substance' is in their tap water

<i>This story originally appeared on KCRA.com.</i><p>Some residents in a North Sacramento neighborhood are being warned Wednesday morning to not drink or use tap water because of an undisclosed problem, the Department of Utilities confirmed with KCRA.<p>Residents in a several block radius between Main Avenue, …

Before-and-after photos show the destruction of the famous $17 million 'Glass House,' which burned in the California wildfires

The view from what was the "Glass House."ZillowWildfires have now spread to about 200,000 acres across at least eight counties in the northern part of California. The events are now being called the deadliest wildfire in state history, with at least 40 people dead as a result.<p>Since October 8, when …