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Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.<p>The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they …

Global Warming

5 Common Reasons You're Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Healthy Living<p>Why Can't I Sleep Through the Night?<p>5 Common Reasons You're Waking Up in the Middle of the Night<p>Shares<p>If you …

NBA All-Star Game starters: Everything you need to know from the weird voting results

There were some weird discrepancies between the fan, media and player votes<p>The 2018 NBA All-Star Game starters were revealed on Thursday, and while …

Meet Roger Frampton, the international model and personal trainer who swapped weights and cardio for stretches

33-year-old model and personal trainer Roger Frampton is chiselled, bright-eyed, and, surprisingly, even more handsome in real life than his photos suggest. But when we met after January's London Fashion Week Men's wrapped up, it was not to discuss his good looks nor his international modelling …

Exercise

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Employment

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.<p>So, …

Employment

The 2 Essential Keys to a Successful Long-Term Relationship

When it comes to forming—and keeping—healthy relationships, what are the key ingredients? Almost everyone would like to know, including relationship …

Replication

3 Morning Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Sleep (and Workday)

Ever heard of circadian rhythms? Time to wake up and smell the coffee.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many other ambitious entrepreneurs out there, I reached a point where I was sacrificing my health for more hustle. Specifically: I thought I was a member of the …

Sleep

How to spend the first 30 minutes of your morning so you can be more productive all day

One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're always doing, doing, doing, and searching for new and novel ways to do more.<p>The truth is, your desire to do more and get more done will lead you not toward greater productivity, but toward burnout, if you don't take time each day to check in …

Time Management

How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm

Our brains have some pretty inaccurate maps of our body.<p>Everyone hates awkward pauses, and your brain is no exception. The mind’s eye will attempt to fill in dead spaces—though it’s not always very accurate. Try this: Have a friend give a few taps to your forearm, first near the wrist and then the …

Pranks

Associated Press News

Facebook, Instagram experience outages Saturday

Saturday morning turned out to be social-media-free for a number of Facebook and Instagram users, albeit involuntarily.<p>Some people reported difficulties accessing the two social platforms beginning at about 9 a.m. ET, according to Down Detector, a site that tracks real-time outages and other online …

Search goes on for Harvey survivors, Trump requests aid

ORANGE, Texas/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Rescuers searched painstakingly through flooded neighborhoods across southeastern Texas on Friday for people stranded by Hurricane Harvey’s deluge as President Donald Trump asked Congress for $7.85 billion in federal disaster relief.<p>The storm, one of the costliest …

Extreme Weather

What Confederate Monument Builders Were Thinking

On the afternoon of May 27, 1901, the clerk of the Alabama Constitutional Convention read out a letter to the delegates written by educator Booker T. Washington and signed by 23 other state black leaders. A couple of the delegates had objected to hearing it, as it was already past adjournment time, …

War

Why There Are No Nazi Statues in Germany

What the South can learn from postwar Europe.<p>“Whatever else I may forget,” the ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass said in 1894, “I shall never forget the difference between those who fought for liberty and those who fought for slavery.” Douglass (who is doing an amazing job and is being …

War

Best and worst moments from Saturday’s 9 NFL preseason games

It was a busy evening in the NFL.<p>Saturday we had a full slate of preseason NFL games. A total of nine games were played, and there was plenty of action to take in throughout the evening.<p>The Panthers and Titans played the lone afternoon game and gave us lots of scoring to kick off the day. The 34-27 …

2017 AAC season previews: What to know about each team in 140 characters or less

Expectations are high for Charlie Strong at South Florida, and Houston looks to take the next step<p>The 2017 season will be here before you know it. We …

Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith makes tackle, plays 12 snaps in long-awaited NFL debut

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith made his long-awaited NFL debut Saturday night, nearly 600 days after he suffered a devastating knee injury in his final game for Notre Dame.<p>Smith, selected by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2016 draft despite the injury, did not play last season as he …

MLB Umpires' Protest Against Verbal Attacks Unlikely to Garner Much Sympathy

<i>(Update: On Sunday, the World Umpires Association halted its protest after accepting a proposal from commissioner Rob Manfred to meet with the</i> …

Associated Press News

Aaron Judge Breaks Record for Most Consecutive Games with Strikeout

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge set an MLB record Saturday by striking out in his 36th consecutive game.<p>According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, Judge broke the record previously set by Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman in 1971:<p>Judge took sole possession of the dubious distinction when Boston …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Gadgets for Surviving a Noisy Flight

Getting comfortable on a long flight can be difficult for many reasons. The cabin is too cold or warm, the infant sitting three rows behind you is …

Headphones

RompHim tweets and male romper memes are the best thing on the internet right now

Each morning we open Twitter with the grim certainty of those condemned to endless suffering. No doubt President Trump did or said something bad, …

The Disney Princesses get political in this ‘Women’s March’ series

We’ve seen Disney Princesses reimagined as everything from puppies to cement mixers, but in this new illustrated series, these women dare push the …

This is what happens when women try to agree with men who compliment them

Accepting unwanted attention as a woman can often feel like a catch 22—if a man compliments you and you swerve, he could get mad. If you deliver a …

This Coat Never Goes Out of Style but Really We Mean Never

The trench coat has gone from the battlefield to the runway and everywhere in between.<p>You could say the trench coat is having a moment. Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Marni, and Michael Kors are among the designers to revive the look this spring with fresh colors, lengths, and fits.<p>But that would …

3 Mission-Critical Skills You Won't Learn In College

Case problems are great, until you're facing real problems.<p>In my youth, I only knew how to win by working hard.<p>I'm not the only one. In every school and professional workplace, you've had peers who succeeded because they were willing to forgo sleep, friendships, and sunlight in order to get …

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