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The US Marines won’t be using Google’s robot dogs because they fail a pretty basic test

Before we see the robots coming for us, it seems we’ll be able to hear them coming.<p>Boston Dynamics, the robotics company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet, has been working with DARPA, the Pentagon’s research division, to build an autonomous robot that could carry supplies for troops. DARPA first …

Robotics

Restaurants have 6 menu tricks to get you to spend more money

Restaurant consultant Aaron D. Allen broke down exactly how restaurants try to influence decision making using menu design in a recent LinkedIn post. Allen reveals that nothing on a well-produced menu is random. Instead, everything from colors to the material on which the menu is printed …

Customers

15 30-Minute Recipes to Make for Your Next Potluck

You’ve (mostly) survived the holidays, and you have the holiday ham leftovers to prove it. But wait! You’ve got one more party to get through and, in all of your Christmas prep, you’ve completely forgotten to get ready for that New Year’s Eve soiree you’re going to. We’ve scoured the Internet for …

Are wraps really healthier than sandwiches?

You know that thing you do at the deli where you decide you're gonna get a <i>healthy</i> lunch and, in an earnest attempt to do the right thing, ask your sandwich artist to put it on a wrap instead of bread? You can stop doing that now.<p>Experts say that wraps are oftentimes more processed and higher in …

This Easy Pizza Grilled Cheese Is Probably The Most Delicious Thing You Can Make

A story of true love between pizza, grilled cheese, and you.<p><i>Recipe by Lindsay Hunt</i><p>Makes 1<p>2 tablespoons butter, soft<p>2 slices white sandwich bread<p>¼ cup marinara<p>4 slices low-moisture mozzarella cheese<p>2 ounces sliced pepperoni (6 thin slices)<p>Melt the butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium …

5 big bible-based businesses that wear their faith on their sleeves

In a Christmas season full of shopping and gifts, the religious undertone of the holiday is frequently forgotten in the scrum of consumerism.<p>But …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Semi Trucks

Truckers have a split personality in the public imagination: They're either invisible knights of the highway, or solidarity-seeking union protesters traveling in speeding packs. What's indisputable is the degree to which the U.S. economy relies on the sem<p>Truckers have a split personality in the …

Semi Truck

10 'French Fry' Recipes That Aren't Super-Bad for You

Aside from maybe having a slumber party with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, there is little in life that can compare with French fries. But before you run out to the nearest Mickey D's, consider these ten healthier alternatives.<p><b>Zucchini "Fries"</b><p>Crispy, salty and delicious. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Baked Sweet</b> …

Cooking

Why Nike Is Betting Bigger on Michael Jordan

Nike plans to make its Jordan footwear line fly even higher by expanding it internationally and moving it into the apparel aisle. The athletic-gear …

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Self-driving semi hits the road

Look closely. That truck driver has both hands on his iPad.<p>Freightliner has been given a license to test out its autonomously driving tractor-trailer truck in the state of Nevada. The big-rig manufacturer already has such a truck in operation and will now begin test driving it on public highways …

9 unbelievable instances of animals in the military

For instance, the Mongols' masterful use of horses allowed Genghis Khan and his generals to carve out the largest land empire ever known.<p>In the book "Beasts of War: The Militarization of Animals," author Jared Eglan curated amazing insights into how militaries have used a stunning menagerie of …

Can You Cheat-Proof Your Marriage?

You don't need past proof to worry about infidelity: Research suggests that more than 15 percent of marriages end in affairs. It's all too easy to worry your relationship could face the same fate. With that worry comes the temptation to control our partners and cheat-proof our marriages.<p>"We all …

Relationships

Here's the insane process the government uses to maintain its spy planes

The plane is unquestionably an engineering marvel.<p>Built by Lockheed Martin, the plane is capable of flying for 12 hours at an altitude of 70,000 feet (13 miles above ground), which is about twice the altitude of commercial jets. The stealth plane also carries about carries some of the world's most …

Marriott is buying Starwood for $12.2 billion, creating the world's largest hotel company

The deal is valued at $12.2 billion, consisting of $11.9 billion worth of Marriott stock and $340 million in cash. For each share of stock, Starwood investors will receive $2.00 in cash and 0.92 shares of Marriott, with Marriott priced at $72.08 per share.<p>Marriott (MAR) closed Friday at $72.74. …

Hospitality

The Hidden Features of Google Maps

Staying on top of new navigation features is a little tedious so it's a good thing we do it for you! But like, for serious.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>Sometimes I don't even notice until I'm in the middle of something and notice my phone is doing this weird thing it never used to do. …

Google Maps

5 Spice Rubs That Make Chicken Mind-Blowingly Delicious

Because there’s so much more to life than lemon pepper<p>Cooking a big batch of chicken breasts on Sunday is one of the easiest ways to prep protein for your entire week. But eating the same thing day after day is boring as hell.<p>Enter: spice rubs. Whip up several of these mixtures so you can roast …

Cholesterol-lowering 'portfolio diet' also reduces blood pressure, study finds

Diet has already impacted guidelines in Canada and Europe<p>TORONTO, Nov.7, 2015 - A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, …

What Could Michael Jordan Have Earned in Today's NBA?

On Oct. 6, 1993, Michael Jordan sent shock waves through the sports world by announcing his retirement from the Chicago Bulls and the NBA. After pulling off the league's first three-peat since the 1960s, and stricken by grief in the wake of his father's murder, Jordan decided to try his hand at …

An FBI Agent's 5 Steps to Developing Mental Toughness

23 years in the FBI taught an entrepreneur how to develop this indispensable quality.<p>Mental toughness.<p>It's the ability to push through difficult (and even painful) situations while maintaining peak performance. It's what separates the elite from the above average, and is only gained through …

Self-improvement