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The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying | Trevor Timm

Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected<p>If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, …

Surveillance

Dying Whales, Horrific Omen

Earth's ailing oceans are witnessing a shocking trend - dying whales.<p><i>Beached sperms whales along Dutch island of Texel in second week of Jan. 2016. Photo credit: washingtonpost.com</i><p>My colleagues at Baylor University, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institute perfected a …

Nevada's New Solar Fees Have People Furious

“Don’t tax the sun!” chants a crowd of hundreds of people gathered outside of a non-descript office building in Las Vegas on Wednesday. One person …

Do ruthless people really get ahead?

Does a dark personality actually help you get to the top of business? The truth is more complex.<p>Don Draper in Mad Men. Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. When we think of success, we often picture rather brutal characters who will happily trample over others’ …

Psychology

What Are The 15 Keys to Creativity? Try Adam Grant's Nifty New Quiz

Management professor Adam Grant inspired — and surprised — a lot of people in 2013 with his first book, “Give and Take,” which showed why kindness can be a strategic advantage. He’s about to do it again with a new book on creativity, called “Originals.”<p>I haven’t yet read the new book, which doesn’t …

Castaway Who Survived 14 Months At Sea Sued For Cannibalism Of Shipmate

Jose Salvador Alvarenga said he was so hungry during the ordeal that he ate his own fingernails.<p>A Salvadoran fisherman who survived 438 days lost at sea is now being sued by his dead shipmate's family over allegations that he ate the man in order to stay alive.<p>The family of Ezequiel Córdoba, who …

I Had No Alcohol and No Coffee for 15 Months and This Is What Happened

Exactly today I haven't had a single drop of alcohol or coffee in 15 months.<p>A couple of my friends on Facebook & Twitter asked me to write about my experience, so here it is, in a nutshell.<p>With over a year of no alcohol & coffee, I did notice some side effects.<p>Here is what I learned.<p><b>I save $1000</b> …

30 lives extinguished, but no regrets: A killer's story

IGUALA, Mexico (AP) — The killer says he "disappeared" a man for the first time at age 20. Nine years later, he says, he has eliminated 30 people — maybe three in error.<p>He sometimes feels sorry about the work he does but has no regrets, he says, because he is providing a kind of public service, …

Mexico

27 Times Tumblr Was The Realest About Anxiety

Me: Don't worry. Anxiety: You gotta.<p><i>To learn more about anxiety, check out the resources at BeyondBlue Australia on 1300 22 4636, Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 or ReachOut. Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only,</i> …

Did the Kepler telescope just find the first signs of alien life?

A recent paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describes a star more than 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. A number of theories have been suggested to explain why this might be happening, but one of them has gained outsized …

Telescopes

5 reasons drug testing welfare recipients is profoundly stupid

<b>(angellodeco via Shutterstock)</b><p>Drug testing people who need government assistance hits every mark of extraordinarily bad policy<p>Tana Ganeva<p>October 17, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Before Scott Walker unhappily shuffled away from the GOP primary race, he tried to …

People Who Order Coffee Black Are More Likely To Be Psychopaths

👀 ☕️<p>Dating someone new? Interviewing for a job? No matter your circumstances, it may be time to start paying attention to how the people around you order their coffee.<p>A just-in-time-for-Halloween study published in the journal Appetite revealed that people who like their coffee black are more …

Ted Cruz Is Correct, The '97% of Scientists Agree With Climate Change' Study is Bogus

It was nothing short of brilliant Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke with Sierra Club president Aaron Mair during a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing …

These books will make you think differently about the gun control debate

The tragedy in Oregon has once again pushed gun control to the forefront of American conversation and the 2016 election.<p>With the rising death toll …

FBI director calls lack of data on police shootings ‘ridiculous,’ ‘embarrassing’

The lack of accurate information about police-involved shootings is roiling the nation’s law enforcement community, leaving officials unable to say whether high-profile killings are isolated events or part of an alarming trend, FBI Director James B. Comey said Wednesday.<p>Speaking to a private …

Top L.A. County sheriff's official bought stolen Audi

A top-ranking Los Angeles County sheriff's official bought a stolen luxury sedan last year from the owner of a towing company that contracts with his agency, a Times investigation has found.<p>Assistant Sheriff Michael Rothans purchased the 2012 Audi A4 after it had been seized by sheriff's deputies …

4% of people hear music in a completely different way — and it tells us something fascinating about the brain

To an estimated 4% of the world, that's what the stuff we call music sounds like.<p>These people are tone-deaf, a disorder known as congenital amusia. People who are really tone-deaf aren't just bad at karaoke: They can't pick out differences in pitch, the quality of music we're referring to when we …

A first for the marijuana industry: A product liability lawsuit

For years, Brandan Flores has treated his chronic back pain with marijuana, a remedy he champions as a natural alternative to traditional medication.<p>But recently he heard rumblings that his drug of choice might be less wholesome than he had imagined.<p>"There was talk about Eagle 20," he said, "and it …

Ted Cruz Embarrasses Sierra Club President In Global Warming Hearings

Sen. Ted Cruz embarrassed Sierra Club President Aaron Mair during Senate hearings Tuesday, as Mair was repeatedly unable to answer straightforward questions about global warming. Under cool, calm, respectful questioning from Cruz, Mair was repeatedly flustered and created long, embarrassing periods …

Are GMOs safe? Yes. The case against them is full of fraud, lies, and errors.

1 They Want You to Be Overwhelmed<p>Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have …

Agriculture

The paranoid's guide to the internet: 13 easy ways to make sure you're not hacked or tracked

Not true.<p>While it's hard to protect your personal information on the internet with 100% effectiveness, there are a few easy steps you can take that will make you a lot safer. And you don't have to be a tech expert at all.<p>Here are 13 easy ways you can stop companies like Facebook and Google from …

Classic Chevelles for Sale

Viewing 1 - 15 of 503 results<p>$22,450<p>11<p>Staunton, IL<p>2dr HT, SS trim, good solid body, nice custom paint, good redone interior, mag wheels, cowl hood, …

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Gun Lovers Aren’t Heartless. They’re Just Pessimists.

I know—I’m married to one.<p>“How can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer?” President Barack Obama asked on Friday.<p>I can answer that question. I’m in the progressive camp, but I’m married to my political opposite, a Republican police officer and soldier. …

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Design

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle for sale #1779908

Location:Holland, Michigan, 49424<br>Stock #:LF1165<br>VIN #:138378A133430<br>Mileage:50985<br>Transmission:Manual<br>Condition:Excellent<br>Exterior:Matador …

“The bees are trying to tell us something”: We may want to listen to the animal our survival depends on

<b>(StudioSmart via Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientific evidence points to one of the causes of bee deaths–as corporate interests work to discredit the science<p>Reynard Loki<p>October 6, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches</i> …

Gov. Brown signs bill allowing 'beer bikes' in California

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing "beer bikes" to operate on city streets.<p>The governor's office tweeted a photo of Brown signing the bill …

California

Wells Fargo Conversations

Consider more than finances before signing on the dotted line.<p>A trust can be a great tool for passing assets to your descendants and can also help …

Finance