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Travel Savvy with the Best Carry-On Luggage

When it comes to travelling, the carry-on luggage you use is absolutely essential. Whether you choose to tote a backpack, hard shell, or some sort of …

Scientists Just Found a Super-Powerful New Class of Antibiotics in Dirt

It can kill MRSA.<p>The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one …

Did President Trump add $33 million to Puerto Rico's debt by bankrupting a golf course there?

<i>“Trump Made Puerto Rico’s Debt Worse After His Golf Course Filed For Bankruptcy — REPORT”</i> <b><br>— Headline on Bustle.com, Sept. 27, 2017</b><p><i>“One of Trump’s S—-y Golf Courses Cost Puerto Rican Taxpayers Millions of Dollars”</i> <b><br>— Headline on Jezebel.com, Sept. 26, 2017</b><p><i>“Circulating on Facebook is the charge that</i> …

Caribbean

Trump, Senate leaders attempt to regroup after postponing vote to overhaul Obamacare

Senate Republican leaders bowed to pressure from within their own ranks Tuesday and postponed a vote to overhaul the Affordable Care Act until after the Fourth of July recess, raising new doubts about their ability to fulfill one of the GOP’s core promises.<p>The delay, which exposes lawmakers to a …

Health Care

Leslie Jones Called Out A Famous Hotel For Alleged Racism

<i>This story has been updated to include a statement from the Ritz-Carlton.</i><p>Leslie Jones has a bone to pick with this Los Angeles hotel.<p>The <i>Saturday</i> …

Trump’s Lawyer Backed Putin’s Anti-Gay Agenda

A charity led by Jay Sekulow openly supported Vladimir Putin’s push to ban ‘gay propaganda’ from Russia.<p>Before Jay Sekulow became the face of …

Rights & Freedoms

This Speck of DNA Contains a Movie, a Computer Virus, and an Amazon Gift Card

Meet the storage format that never goes obsolete.<p>In 1895, the Lumiere Brothers—among the first filmmakers in history released a movie called <i>The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station</i>. Just 50 seconds long, it consists of a silent, unbroken, monochrome shot of a train pulling into a platform full …

Genetics

Trump’s Russia Ties Are Becoming a Nightmare

New reports reveal that members of the Trump campaign frequently spoke with Russian intelligence officials during the presidential election.<p>Less than one month after he was sworn in, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> presidency appears to be mired in a continuing, seemingly unending cloud of scandal. It deepened on …

Sleeping Bags That Do Double Duty

Snuggle in with your adventure bestie in these two-person sleeping options.<p>Many of us started camping when we were young and very single. And as such, the standard single sleeping bag worked fine. But what happens when you find that perfect adventure partner for life? You get a double sleeping …

Backpacking

4 Ridiculously Healthy Seeds You Should Be Eating Every Single Day

Chia<p>maika 777/Getty Images<p>One of the most common issues Zanini sees when she works with clients is that they don't get enough fiber in their diet. Chia seeds have nearly 11 g of fiber per ounce, making them the star seed in Zanini’s eyes. (Try one of these 5 tips to sneak more fiber into your …

How it’s made: Cholesterol production in your body

Only about 20% of the cholesterol in your bloodstream comes from the food you eat. Your body makes the rest.<p>Published: February, 2017<p>Cholesterol has …

Engagement ring designer Zameer Kassam just wants to tell love stories

Zameer Kassam quit a job with De Beers and turned his labor of love into a lucrative business<p>You could say Zameer Kassam, CEO and chief designer of …

Engagement Rings

Donald Trump Is Attacking The Very Foundations Of Science

The beautiful thing about science is that it <i>works</i>. It doesn’t care if you are a Democrat or a Republican; an atheist, Christian or Muslim; rich or poor. It <i>works</i>. It has consistently provided the tools necessary to improve everyone’s lives. Whether that is to cure disease, to produce the computer or …

PSA: Don't Fall For These April Fools' Jokes

You're welcome.<p>April 1st is a dangerous day to be on the Internet. You've got April Foolers coming at you from every direction. And this year, the "jokes" started a day early which is all sorts of wrong. Here are the pranks floating around. Consider yourself warned.<p><i>NatGeo</i> isn't taking a page from</i> …

Trader Joe's

Tesla Rolling Out Autopilot Software Updates to 1,000 Cars

Tesla Motors Inc. began rolling out software updates to customers with newer cars, bringing them to parity with owners who have what’s known as …