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Here's the longest people have survived without air, food, water, sunshine, or sleep

Humans can scale the highest mountains and live in the harshest deserts. But we all live precarious lives: ones not far from death if we lose access to simple things like water, food, or even sleep.<p>How long can we survive without the basics?<p>Every person and situation is different, though the "rule …

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Verizon to let you opt out of 'supercookies'

After complaints from privacy advocates, Verizon will allow users to turn off so-called supercookies that can track online behavior.<p>Following an outcry from privacy advocates, Verizon says it will give users the ability to shut down supercookies that track their online activities.<p>Supercookies …

Privacy

Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

The perfect gluten-free alternative to the classic snack!<p>You'll need:<p>1 quart sized container of mushrooms (baby portobello or white)<p>1 cup quinoa<p>1/2 medium sized red onion<p>2 medium sized carrots<p>4 cloves of garlic<p>1 small bunch of parsley<p>Salt (pink himalayan or sea salt)<p>Black pepper<p>Coconut oil<p>Bring 2 …

Food

USA TODAY

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

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What the Viral Street Harassment Video Doesn't Show

By now, you've probably seen the video. Ten hours of walking around Manhattan, over a hundred instances of verbal harassment.<p>What strikes me is what people are not saying about this video.<p>They're not saying how profoundly frightening it is that a stranger can feel he is entitled to silently stalk …

Feminism

The Secret To What Makes Vietnamese Cuisine So Good? It's All In The Herbs

There are many things to love about Vietnamese food. The noodle soups, which go way beyond the infamous pho, the Banh Mi sandwiches -- spicy filling enveloped by fluffy bread with crunchy crusts -- and the coffee -- strong, almost chocolatey in flavor and always served on top of a thick layer of …

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Cooking

5 Ways To Make The Samsung Galaxy S5 Faster | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is already one of the fastest smartphones out there, but sometimes being fast enough just isn’t… well, enough. In this article, …

Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs

California is drying up.<p>“This is a big deal,” California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state’s groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost 60 percent of the state is facing "exceptional drought," the most severe …

Make Your Own Damn Pumpkin Spice Latte For $1

Ah, the pumpkin spice latte: the coveted treat, the sounding bell of the autumn season, and the progenitor of all fall-inspired snacks.<p>It also costs over $4, contains a whopping 380 calories and even the baristas don’t know what’s in it.<p>As BrokeAss Gourmet founder Gabi Moskowitz says, "it can add …

How To Make Your Own Damn Pumpkin Spice Latte For $1

It's not even technically fall yet, but the frenzy for pumpkin spice lattes has indeed begun. Starbucks released PSLs early, on August 25, causing a major Twitter freakout of rabid PSL drinkers. And apparently, consumers are yearning for just about everything to be flavored with pumpkin spice …

Ebola outbreak: Liberia 'sacks absentee officials'

<b>Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked 10 government officials who have been "out of the country without an excuse," amid a national Ebola crisis.</b><p>She said the officials had shown "insensitivity to our national tragedy and disregard for authority".<p>The 10 were given a one-week ultimatum …

Disease

North Korea jails US man Matthew Miller for six years

<b>A North Korean court has sentenced an American man to six years of hard labour for "hostile acts", the state-run KCNA news agency has said.</b><p>Matthew Miller was arrested in April, shortly after arriving as a tourist.<p>The US accuses North Korea of using Mr Miller and two other detained Americans as …

North Korea

Border crisis: Sending minors back to danger (opinion) - CNN.com

Mothers and children from Honduras prepare to get into a customs agent's truck after crossing the Rio Grande into Texas.<p><i>Editor's note: Ruben Navarrette is a CNN contributor, Daily Beast columnist, and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group. Follow him on Twitter:</i> …

'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast

<b>Researchers say they have found more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.</b><p>The unexpected discovery indicates there are large volumes of the gas contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrate.<p>There are concerns that these new seeps could be making a …

Global Warming

US journalist Peter Theo Curtis released from captivity in Syria

US using ‘every tool’ to secure other journalists held Family thanks Qatar and says no ‘payment of money' involved<p>Isis militants seize key Syrian airbase UK close to identifying Isis killer of James Foley<p>Secretary of state John Kerry on Sunday confirmed the release in Syria of Peter Theo Curtis, an …

Quake is Bay Area's strongest in 25 years - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Are you there? Share your images if you can safely.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The strongest earthquake in 25 years in Northern California's Bay Area struck early Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa and turning fireplaces into rubble.<p>The 6.0-magnitude quake …

The Week in Review: Ferguson Aftermath

Unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9 in Ferguson, MO. His death transformed the small city into an …

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'Miraculous day' as American Ebola patients released

Dr. Kent Brantly walked around the room at Emory University Hospital on Thursday, hugging staff members and shaking hands.<p>It was like he wanted everyone to know: I'm no longer infectious. The virus is out of my system. Ebola didn't beat me.<p>Brantly and Nancy Writebol, another American missionary …

Ebola crisis: Liberia police fire at Monrovia protests

<b>Police in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, have fired live rounds and tear gas during protests after a quarantine was imposed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.</b><p>Residents of the capital's West Point slum area say the barbed wire blockade stops them buying food and working.<p>Four people are …

Disease

Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt

<b>A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India has concluded they were not sexually assaulted.</b><p>The girls were found hanged from a tree in Uttar Pradesh state in May, in a case which sparked global outrage.<p>Three …

India

Easiest Corn on the Cob Ever – Chef John's Favorite Method for Corn on the Cob

Ebola crisis: A doctor's view from Sierra Leone

<b>West Africa's Ebola epidemic, the deadliest on record, presents particular challenges for medical staff. Here, Irish doctor Gabriel Fitzpatrick describes working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) at the centre of the outbreak in Sierra Leone:</b><p>MSF constructed a special Ebola treatment centre here in …

Disease

David Letterman pays tribute to Robin Williams - CNN.com

David Letterman pays tribute to longtime friend Robin Williams<p>By <b>Todd Leopold</b>, CNN<p>updated 2:42 AM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014<p>Robin Williams was honored during this year's Emmy telecast with a tribute led by friend Billy Crystal, who hosted the "Comic Relief" benefits with Williams and Whoopi Goldberg …

Video Purports to Show Beheading of American Journalist

<i>Updated 11:43 a.m. on Aug. 20</i><p>A video posted online Tuesday purportedly shows an Islamist extremist beheading James Foley, an American journalist …

Islam

James Foley: Islamic State militants 'behead reporter'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1102000/1102496_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524621711_d01ccce9673e4505a5d90d6c60edab29<p><b>The Islamic State (IS) has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria in …

Islam

St. Louis Cops Shoot and Kill Man Near Ferguson, Crowd Gathers

Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a black man who came within several feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday a few miles from the turbulent suburb of Ferguson, authorities said.<p>A crowd of at least 100 people quickly gathered at the scene. Some people chanted, “Hands up! Don’t …

Law Enforcement

Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed

Consider this, if you would: a network of far-flung, powerful, high-tech civilizations closely tied by trade and diplomatic embassies; an accelerating threat of climate change and its pressure on food production; a rising wave of displaced populations ready to sweep across and overwhelm developed …