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Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

'We can hear the universe': Scientists detect gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein

More than a billion years ago, in a galaxy far away, two black holes surrendered to one another's inexorable attraction and collided with such force that it disturbed the very fabric of the universe.<p>On Thursday, scientists announced to the world that they had detected the ripple-like gravitational …

LIGO

How big your retirement fund should be at every age, according to one guide

Many people are overwhelmed by the responsibility of having to amass enough cash for retirement.<p>Only about half of workers participate in a workplace retirement savings plan, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And once they have a retirement account, few people ever do the math on how …

A terrible environmental disaster is unfolding in Los Angeles — and it's practically invisible

What's worse, workers are not even close to stopping the flow.<p>The leak sprung from a Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon, and it has been gushing methane — a highly flammable and potent greenhouse gas — into the sky since October 23.<p>No one knows …

Oil & Gas Industry

I overcome a major fear in my life with a flight on this awesome personal seaplane

Unfortunately for me, acrophobia is also a major part of life. Simply put, I don't like heights. Although I thoroughly enjoy flying on big airliners, small planes still bug me. I don't like the instability, the single engine, and I don't like the all-too-frequent instances of general aviation …

George Washington

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

If you want to be more successful, stop networking

The biggest reason why connecting with people benefits you is simple: It allows you to extend your reach further, which in turn allows your ideas to make a much bigger impact.<p>The result is that you achieve your goals a lot faster with a few key friends to help you out than if it is just you, …

Success

The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Though there’s both hype and a lot of genuine promise, the field of precision medicine is still in its nascency. Genetic sequencing has helped in the …

Diabetes

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

Young people, please don’t start your own startup until you are prepared

A 36-year-old friend of mine recently got turned down by a “venture capitalist” in Taiwan, who said: “you are doomed to fail if you start your own …

The US airlines that have the fewest flight delays

The US Department of Transportation recently released its Air Travel Consumer Report, which documents the airlines that consistently arrive on time — "on time" is defined as within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.<p>According to the report, Hawaiian Airlines has the most on-time arrivals, …

Flying

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was …

The Missing MH370 Landed In The Ocean By The Muslim Captain In Order To Gain “Islamic Martyrdom By Drowning”

By onAugust 6, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Walid Shoebat</b><p>So what does a civilian jetliner loaded with innocent passengers landing in the ocean have …

The downing of Flight 522 - Cyprus Mail

By George Psyllides<p>Dubbed the ‘ghost flight’, the causes of the Helios Airways Flight 522 crash which killed all 121 people initially baffled experts.<p>…

Fiorina: Breakout debate performance has sparked 'uptick' in financial support

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Sunday that her breakout performance during the last week’s debates has created a surge in support and that she can ascend to win the party nomination.<p>“The truth is the race has just started,” Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, …

A Glimpse Inside Hawaii's 'Forbidden Island'

Secluded and untouched.<p>When the sun sets over Kauai's Kekaha Beach on an especially clear night, a tall, silhouetted tract of land emerges west of the Hawaiian islands, toward the horizon.<p>For most of the state’s residents, that’s the only way to see the island of Niihau.<p>It's known as "The Forbidden …

Hawaii

Billionaire Sam Adams founder says 3 Harvard degrees didn't prepare him to be an entrepreneur

He spent eight years at Harvard University and got not one, not two, but <i>three</i> degrees — a BA, JD, and MBA.<p>"I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur," Koch told Business Insider. "This was the '70s. Going to Harvard Law School or Harvard Business School was a pretty established path."<p>The next …

Boston Beer Company

Cabin crew sue Boeing over 'toxic cabin air'

Four flight attendants are suing plane manufacturing giant Boeing, alleging that they were poisoned by contaminated cabin air.<p>The lawsuit details how they were exposed to toxic fumes during a commercial flight from Boston to San Diego in 2013. The flight was forced to make an emergency landing in …

Cabin Crew

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

<i>McWay Falls, Big Sur, California (Photo: Mark Newman/Getty Images)</i><p>This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for …

Port-au-Prince

June 2015

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, whether those dark clouds will linger or …

Autism

Automated Ultrasound Can Improve Breast Cancer Detection In Women With Dense Breasts

Recently I considered how breast ultrasound has the potential to enhance the sensitivity of screening for breast cancer in women with dense breasts. Having dense, or fibroglandular, breasts is a benign condition affecting as many as 40 to 50 percent of middle-aged women. This matters in screening, …

Carly Fiorina: The Man-Made Water Shortage in California

While California is clearly experiencing another drought, the extreme water shortages are an ongoing and man-made human tragedy — one that has been …

‘How a bee sting saved my life’

Ellie Lobel was ready to die. Then she was attacked by bees. Christie Wilcox hears how venom can be a saviour.<p>They were in my hair, in my head, all I heard was this crazy buzzing<p>Ellie Lobel was 27 when she was bitten by a tick and contracted Lyme disease. And she was not yet 45 when she decided to …

Mark Cuban Shares the Most Important Lesson He Learned in His 20s

The famed entrepreneur gained his newfound wisdom after an employee embezzled most of his company's money.<p>Shortly after Mark Cuban got his bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1981, he moved in with some friends in Dallas and became a bartender.<p>After getting sick of making drinks, Cuban …

James Altucher: Now Is The Best Time To Be An Entrepreneur

I recently caught up with James Altucher, who is the author of the new book “The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth”. You can learn more about James and his ideas in his book by subscribing to ”The James Altucher Report“, a daily and monthly newsletter. James is also the author of multiple bestsellers …