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The backrest of this wheelchair is also a steering wheel

Reto Togni, a Swiss designer and alumnus of the Royal College of Art, London, designed a wheelchair with a backrest that acts as a steering wheel. …

Wheelchairs

This Doctor Specializes in Gut Health—Here's What He Eats in a Day

If you keep up with the health and wellness world, you've likely noticed the fixation on gut health and inflammation. In short, gut health is about …

Would a universal basic income fix US economic inequality? One group is spending $10 million to find out

Universal basic income (UBI) is either a miracle cure for ailing capitalist economies or a dead end for a doomed, under-employed underclass. Nobody really knows which is true because UBI has never been fully studied. Now, one of the most ambitious efforts so far is about to spend millions to find …

Income Inequality

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4 Bad Reasons Millennials Buy Homes

One of the biggest mistakes Millennials make is purchasing a home before it really makes sense. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying a home, but you might want to reconsider if you are buying your first home for any of the following reasons.<p><b>1. Building Home Equity Beats Paying Rent</b><p>This is …

Personal Finance

More Cities Are Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day Instead of Columbus Day

Vermont, along with the cities of Phoenix and Denver, are celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day on Monday, joining at least 26 …

How one 26-year-old banked nearly $150,000 in savings as part of a plan to retire by age 37

But the story is different for the Money Wizard, a 26-year-old financial analyst and blogger with a six-figure net worth who started saving before he could even get behind the wheel of a car.<p>"I remember my eighth-grade math teacher posed the magical doubling penny question to us, which opened my …

Retirement

Robots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse<p>Most of us have wondered what we might do if we didn’t need to work – if we woke up one morning to discover we had won the lottery, say. We entertain ourselves with visions of multiple homes, trips around …

Income Inequality

Go ahead, curse in front of your kids

I always seasoned my vocabulary with as many four-letter words as 50-cent ones, at least until my first child was born two years ago. That's when I found myself — and I'm almost embarrassed to admit it — watching my language. Something deep in my subconscious told me that profanity might harm him …

Lyft president: Car ownership will 'all-but end' in cities by 2025

"We see car ownership as a burden that is costing the average American $9,000 every year. The car has actually become more like a $9,000 ball and chain that gets dragged through our daily life," Zimmer said in an opus on Medium that outlined his vision for an autonomous car future.<p>Zimmer believes …

This American mega robot was built to fight another giant robot from Japan

If you grew up on sugary cereal and Sunday morning cartoons, at some point you probably watched a cartoon featuring giant robots that battle to the death. The founders of MegaBots, Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein had that same dream, which lead them to create the first mech robot built in America. …

Ingestible Tiny Robots Can Now Save Your Life

Scientists make robots in all sizes, but did you know some are so small we can ingest them? Just how small can robots get?<p>"Take two robots and call …

Exercise Ice Maiden: the Army women planning to cross Antarctica unsupported

A few weeks ago, Sophie Montagne was a guest at a friend’s wedding in Shropshire. Driving there the night before, she posted her movements on Twitter. “1. Arrive at wedding campsite in the dark. 2. Pitch tent solo using ski mittens,” wrote the 33-year-old, a Lance Sergeant in the Honourable …

Manhattan Explosion Injures Dozens; Mayor Says It Appears to Be ‘Intentional Act’

A powerful explosion rocked Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring several dozen people in what officials say appears to be an "intentional act."<p>An …

Bill de Blasio

500 elephants find new home in massive African relocation

LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK, Malawi (AP) — Half a dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a massive project to move 500 elephants, by truck and crane, to a sanctuary for the threatened species.<p>As development squeezes Africa's …