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Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

Pygmy elephants. Monkeys with noses the size of beer cans. And a deer so small you could cradle it like a baby.<p>And right there, sitting on a leaf, is the strangest bug we've ever seen<b>.</b><p>"Check out the size of it," says virus hunter Kevin Olival as he picks up a ginormous roly-poly. "It's the size of …

Microbiology

Mexico is gearing up for a wave of deportations from the US

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers deported Guadalupe García de Rayos from Phoenix to Nogales, Mexico, on Thursday.<p>Rayos had lived in the US for 21 years, after crossing the border when she was 14. Her lawyer said the removal was a "direct result" of Trump's crackdown on illegal …

Republican green-card holder who voted illegally in Texas gets 8 years in prison

A permanent U.S. resident living in Texas has been sentenced to eight years in prison for illegally voting, a punishment that will probably result in the woman’s deportation after she completes her sentence.<p>On Wednesday, a Tarrant County, Tex., jury convicted 37-year-old Rosa Maria Ortega on two …

Science Shows How Harsh Parenting Can Make Kids Do Worse in School

Yelling at kids can backfire.<p>All parents want to give their children the best chance in life. But new research suggests that overly aggressive and …

Parenting

6 Tips for Making Crispy Potatoes Every Time

I don’t think I need to convince you that in the genre of breakfast, potatoes need to be extra crispy. Eggs are soft and require contrast if you’re …

Breakfast

Simple home hacks could save up to 65 percent on your utility bills

The colder it gets, the higher your utility bills spike, from hot water to heat. And experts say this year, costs could skyrocket even higher than last year because of rising fuel costs.<p>But even if you aren't handy, there are simple hacks you can do yourself around the house that can save you big …

Home Improvement

7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like giving up -- hold on and remember, it will get easier.<p>If …

Self-improvement

10 Open Kitchen Solutions That Will Get Things Cooking

In some sense, the kitchen is the center of the home—a warm, cozy spot where everyone tends to gather.<p>Today, modern living frequently calls for an open plan, where the kitchen, living, and dining rooms merge into one great room. Though this is the perfect solution for hosts who like to entertain …

Why Science Will Never Know Everything About Our Universe

The Universe itself may be finite or may be infinite; the jury is still out. But one thing is certain: the part that’s accessible to us is finite. Even with the expanding Universe, even with all the galaxies and stars and planet and molecules and atoms and subatomic particles in it, there’s only so …

University of California

How My Parents Inadvertently Raised Me To Be An Entrepreneur

The lines in the sand that many parents draw between work and home in the struggle to balance the two may deprive kids of useful lessons.<p>My brother and I are incredibly different people. I always loved school; my brother just wanted it to be over. My highest level of education is a law degree, and …

worklife

If You Think You're a Bad Mom, It Probably Means You're a Good Mom

The question of if/when/how to become a mom is one that concerns women of all ages, and for this week's edition of our <i>Work Wives</i> podcast, we rounded up women across the motherhood spectrum to talk about what being a mom is <i>really</i> like.<p>Senior Executive Digital Director Annie Fox, a someday mom, is …

The principles behind designing a backyard food forest

Remember that awesome video showing the first three years of a backyard food forest? Even with the slideshow explaining how Dan from Plant Abundance …

How This Entrepreneur Kept His Day Job While Starting a Business

Devote time to your side hustle while keeping your regular paycheck.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs are glorified in the media for making the leap from full-time worker to business owner. While this strategy can work for some people, other …

Entrepreneurship

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Management

The 1 Houseplant You Need to Make Your House Look Magazine-Ready

From improving air quality to repelling mosquitoes, houseplants offer a lot for a space, including great style. And the hottest trend in houseplants is one of the prettiest yet, both aesthetically and symbolically: olive trees. Even <b>Fixer Upper</b> star and style maker Joanna Gaines can't get enough of …

Hardscaping 101: Pleaching

They are stately, precise, and an instant architectural feature so it’s easy to see why pleached trees have become the star of contemporary gardens. …

Snowstorm Slams into the Northeast: Pictures

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On …

12 Beautiful Rooms with Terra-cotta Tile

All things cozy and comforting are set to trend in 2017, and what you'll see more of in tile is no exception. Recently, we've noticed the design …

Airy modern prefab cabin was built for $80,000

And assembled in 10 days<p>DublDom, a series of affordable prefab homes from Moscow firm Bio Architects, has unveiled its latest project. Clocking in at 1,184 square feet, this single-level woodland residence represents a larger home in the DublDom line up, which currently offers models ranging from …

8 Kitchen Design Trends to Look Out for in 2017

2017 is promising to be an exciting year. From automation to new lighting solutions to an ever-increasing focus on functionality, check out what's in store for kitchen designs.<p>2017 is just around the corner. As you decorate your Christmas tree and make a mental note of all the things you want to …

10 strategies to avoid raising a spoiled brat

When your kids talk back, forget to use their manners, refuse to listen, don’t pitch in, act out and act disrespectful— it takes the joy right out of parenting.<p>Not only are their unsavory behaviors frustrating in the moment, but as they continue, you probably worry about your ability to raise a …

When Mental Illness Is Mistaken for Demonic Possession

When Nadia was 18, her parents took her to a Muslim faith healer who claimed to be able to exorcize her depression.<p>Throughout her adolescence in Saudi Arabia, Nadia* struggled to find joy in life.<p>"As time went on, I felt like I couldn't hold myself together," Nadia said. "It feels like my life is …

Green Charge: The Energy Storage Startup Transforming A $100 Billion Market

The energy storage industry has grown to become a $100 billion market, projected to reach $250 billion by 2040.<p>This massive valuation is due, in part, to more than 50% of consumer energy bills being attributed to peak hour charges. Noticing the need to make energy usage more affordable and …

Clean Energy

Finally, the Perfect HIIT Yoga Workout You’ve Been Waiting For

In this video, expert yoga instructor Lauren Taus shows you how to add HIIT to your yoga routine by integrating calorie-blasting plyometric moves, …

Yoga

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity

Actions prove who someone is, words prove who they want to be.<p>As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive …

Motivation

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

Memory slipping? You might be eating too much sugar

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What does sugar do to our brains?</i> <i>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center.</i><p>We all know what sugar does to our waistlines. New studies show its impact on the brain—and it’s not good.<p>As it …

Diabetes