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Trump’s False Autism Claims Could Have Serious Consequences For People With The Condition

We can't go backward when it comes to autism research and services.<p>The falsehood that vaccines cause autism has regained traction since the election of President Donald Trump, and this misinformation may leave Americans blind to a real risk: a loss of health and learning services for people with …

Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm Koru Architects designed and built …

Clean Energy

Jeff Sessions's Next Act? Making It Harder for Minorities to Vote

The attorney general signals that his Department of Justice will tolerate discrimination so long as it’s done “the right way.”<p>In 2011, the great state of Texas enacted one of the strictest voter-ID laws in the nation, requiring that each prospective voter present one of a very limited selection of …

U.S. Department of Justice

Iraqi security forces approaching main government complex in western Mosul - officer

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled their way to within firing range of Mosul’s main government buildings, a major target in the offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the western side of the city.<p>Terrified civilians …

Trump’s pledge to “start winning wars again” is ignorant and delusional — and highly dangerous

Trump’s detour into war nostalgia suggests a profound ignorance of history and no understanding of the world<p>President Donald Trump is his own worst enemy. Whenever we see him lashing out at critics, be they news anchors or celebrities, he’s never really damaging the reputation of anyone other than …

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life miserable for others below. I agreed that my …

Leadership

Warren Buffett shares how to get rich during turbulent times

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is known for smart bets and the Oracle of Omaha on Saturday used his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway …

Use This Dad's Genius Plan to Give Your Teen a Way Out of a Bad Situation

We all want to keep our children safe: The ability for your teen to send you a discreet message can make all the difference.<p>My daughter started high school this year. Ninth grade. And it was about a few weeks into September when she got invited to her first big party. I made sure the parents would …

Parenting

Critics say public information film shows Shell ‘understood the threat was dire, potentially existential for civilisation, more than a quarter of a century ago’<p>• ‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger<p>Climate change “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the …

Climate

A Simple 5-Second Mindfulness Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

It’s easy for us to become self-critical or impatient when we set standards that are unreachable. Perfectionism is a huge reason for …

Tesla signs deal to supply 200 Model S/X vehicles with ‘fully self-driving-capability’ to Dubai’s taxi company

Dubai, through the Dubai Future Foundation, has been making a push for autonomous driving technology since last year. They announced a goal to convert 25% of the city’s traffic to autonomous driving by 2030 and even unveiled a concept for an autonomous Tesla taxi.<p>They now plan to make that concept …

How I lost 12kg with this 20-minute workout

Having been a size four my whole life, it was disconcerting to see that my love for all things sweet (I’m Punjabi) and my sudden, slow metabolism had …

When Canadian Scientists Were Muzzled by Their Government

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Less than a month into the Trump presidency, and the forecast for science seems ominous.<p>Scientists at federal agencies have been hit with gag orders preventing them from communicating their findings, or in some cases, attending scientific conferences. Social media …

12 States With Rock-Bottom Mortgage Rates

It's looking like a pretty good time to buy a home, if you're in the market for one. Interest rates have been near historic lows for many years now, but have started inching up. The national average mortgage interest rate is interesting, but the actual rate you're quoted where you live might be a …

Yes, There Is Arsenic In Your Rice. Here's What You Need To Know

Yes, there is arsenic in your rice.<p>Yes, arsenic is toxic. And it has been associated with lung, skin and bladder cancer, among other health concerns.<p>And yes, even though it contains arsenic, you can still eat rice.<p>But before you freak out about what this means, you need to know what arsenic …

Earth - How the Universe can expand if there is no extra space

The Universe can expand without there being anything outside it for it to expand into, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million</i> …

7 New Trends Top Companies Use to Separate Performance from Compensation

Whether you place emphasis on teamwork or individual performance, it's essential to research which method will work best for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Awarding higher pay and bonuses to top performers seems like the straightforward way to incentivize and …

We're Accelerating Climate Change 170 Times Faster Than Nature, Says a New Study

Natural elements are "negligible" compared to human influence.<p>There are people who deny climate change altogether. Then there are people who claim that, yes, climate change exists, but humans are barely affecting it, because it would happen anyway.<p>Yeah, all of the aforementioned people are wrong, …

Climate Change

How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time “batching,” but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren’t much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren’t much of a shock, with email coming up on …

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

Flynn's resignation doesn't end controversy surrounding White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Michael Flynn's resignation as national security adviser removes an immediate political headache for the White House but will do little to dispel suspicions about his ties with Russia that now threaten to envelop President Donald Trump's nascent administration.<p>Flynn quit late …

As Globalization Breaks Down, Wars of Identity Loom

Perversely, the progressive resistance to Trump within the United States mirrors the grim identity conflicts his withdrawal from the global order …

20 stocks that will help you sleep at night

With U.S. stocks at record highs, investors are fretting whether this nearly eight-year-old bull market has much life left in it.<p>Because the future …

Meet the buzzy plant that calms the mind—and naturally boosts collagen production

What if there was a single plant that could help you concentrate at work, reduce post-workout joint pain, minimize varicose veins, <i>and</i> give you …

This Vegan Saudi Prince is Rejecting Dirty Fossil Fuels and Using His Millions to Promote Solar Energy

If you aren’t familiar with Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, let us introduce you. He is the son of the famously wealthy Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz …

Saudi Arabia

I Have a Perfect Credit Score, and You Can Too! Here's How I Did It

Whether you realize it or not, your credit score can have a sizable impact on your financial well-being.<p>Most Americans are fully aware of the importance of maintaining a good credit score when trying to obtain a home loan, or when attempting to open a new credit card. If you have a poor credit …

New Ten-Year Battery Could Make Wind Power Better Than Ever

No more worrying about if the wind isn't blowing.<p>Researchers at Harvard have developed a battery that could run for "more than a decade" with only minimal upkeep.<p>Anyone's who has ever had experience with lithium-ion batteries—that is to say, anyone who's owned a smartphone—is familiar with the …

Clean Energy

Ending Your Emails With This 1 Word Vastly Improves the Response Rate | Inc.com

I'm sure I'm only one of many people who feel as if they're drowning in a sea of email. There are countless tips on how to manage your inbox if you're on the receiving end and how to write better emails if you're on the sending end. Yet still, sometimes emails simply go unanswered. I'll admit I'm …

Productivity

How to Raise Responsible Digital Kids

Dr. Yalda T. Uhls is helping parents navigate the challenges that come with raising a connected kid.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …