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The AirPods rival that blows everyone away only costs $40 on Amazon

There are precious few products we’ve covered that have yielded as much positive feedback as the SmartOmi Q5 True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. Of …

10 Southern Tailgating Foods to Master

1. Chili<br>No matter what side you’re on in the great beans-in-chili debate (Texans, we’re looking at you), there’s no question that a big pot of the …

10 (5-Ingredient) Chicken Dinners for the Week Ahead

Guys, great news! Getting a wholesome, satisfying meal on the table without spending hours in the kitchen is totally possible. The key is choosing …

Cooking

Become a kickass photographer with these easy-to-learn tricks

Shooting great photos can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be reserved for the Insta-famous Gray Malins of the world. You too could learn to take …

After Senate Filibuster’s Death, Somber Lawmakers Seek Path Forward

WASHINGTON — The conventional Washington wisdom dictates that the end of the judicial filibuster is also the end of life as it is currently known in the Senate.<p>In truth, it may not make that much of a difference at all. In an unexpected way, it may well herald the beginning of a better era for the …

A Company Just Announced That Tesla Will Be Included in All of Their Homes

A Renewable Package for the Home<p>An Australian company, home builder Arden Homes, is partnering with Bradford Solar and Tesla to give their houses a …

The best time to buy airline tickets and other travel advice for 2017

You don’t really need to make it an official resolution, do you? That in 2017 you will travel — a lot? But maybe you will resolve to be smarter about booking airfare and snagging those low prices. Here are some developments that could help make that promise stick.<p>More ‘bare-bones’ fares<p>Next year, …

Flying

Risk of Christmas electricity blackouts next year, says report

Coal power station closures have put UK in danger of National Grid failing to meet demand over winter months, MP says<p>Britain could be facing nationwide festive blackouts next winter unless radical changes are made to the UK’s electricity network, a report has said.<p>Electric Shock: Will The Christmas …

Here's what will happen to mortgage rates after the Fed rate hike

Mortgage rates were up this week, averaging 4.16 percent for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan, up from 4.13 percent last week. Last year at this time, the rate was 3.97 percent, according to Freddie Mac.<p>As recently as late October, the 30-year fixed was at 3.47 percent, so the current rate does mark a …

Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump claimed without evidence Sunday that "millions" voted illegally in the presidential election, scoffing at Hillary Clinton's nearly 2 million edge in the popular vote and returning to his campaign mantra of a rigged race even as he prepares to enter the …

Top 15 Green Home Improvements and their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

Home energy efficiency is both a journey and an objective. The objective is as simple as going Green. You optimize the resources of your home while …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Pedagogy

Diabetes: 10 Foods To Lower Your Sugar Level ASAP

<b>Legumes</b><br>Legumes of all sorts chickpeas, cannelloni beans, kidney beans, and lentils are a great addition to soups, salads, and a variety of ethnic …

Replace Your Gas Generator With a Clean, Battery-Powered One

Get portable power without messy gas or fumes.<p>Portable power has been the domain of gas generators for decades, but battery-powered generators are starting to pop up, offering a cleaner option for DIYers, campers, tailgaters, and around the home use.<p>What keeps these battery-powered generators from …

Gigi Hadid Reveals the Packing Mistake She Never Makes

Gigi Hadid travels <i>a lot</i>. You're probably already aware of her knack for standout airport style—she can pull off everything from an army …

4 Real Estate Market Trends in 2016 You Haven’t Read About

The housing market was back up in 2015 and performing as well as pre-2007. This promised a bright future for 2016, with expectations that the market …

11 Foods That Shouldn't Ever Need An Expiration Date

You might be throwing out perfectly good food.<p>The expiration date food system is confusing. Not only is there more than one date to try to understand ― best-by, sell-by, etc. ― but a lot of times those dates can be totally off. And consumers aren’t sure how to read them, so a lot of good food gets …

Food

Energy Storage Is Finally Finding Its Way

Energy storage in commercial buildings will become more common in the future. Image source: Stem.<p>Energy storage is coming in a big way in the U.S. and around the world, but before it does, the industry needs to figure out how installing batteries is going to make customers money. Building batteries …

Congress was right: The Iran deal is a travesty — and Obama is to blame

<b>Ayatollah Ali Khamenei; Barack Obama (Reuters/Caren Firouz/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>The terrible Iran deal, complete with a $400M payment, is proving to be the disaster Republicans predicted<p>Carrie Sheffield<p>August 4, 2016 11:58am (UTC)<p>Onlookers concerned about a nuclear Iran shouldn’t be surprised by a report …

South Asia

MIT Invented A Single Sensor To Monitor The Power Used By Every Gadget In Your Home

If you’re a lazy, cheapskate environmentalist like the one described above, then we have good news, in the form of an experimental MIT dongle that …

Selling

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Trump a 'faker,' he says she should resign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it.<p>"He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Military Diet: Lose 10 Pound In Just 3 Days!

The concept of this Military diet includes precise menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Basically, you have to stick to the meals, except for some …

Nutrition

The 'Suicide Squad' Director Used Unconventional Methods to Make Actors More Twisted

Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and co might need even more therapy once the movie's over.<p>Sounds like Jared Leto wasn't the only person on the set of <i>Suicide Squad</i> to use unconventional means to up the chaos factor.<p>Director David Ayer insisted the cast of his anti-hero comic book movie got together for …

Congress clears Puerto Rico rescue bill, sends to president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending President Barack Obama a last-minute financial rescue …

Caribbean

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This

If you've ever wondered what the real secret is for raising smarter children, there's something you can do about that.<p>Parents are always trying to find the next big trend in parenting--and for good reason, too. They want to know how to be better parents, how to raise healthier and more successful …

The Neuroscience That's Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders

A new book explains how to tap into empathy as a leader and not rely so much on spreadsheet-based analysis.<p>See if you can get your brain wrapped around this one.<p>Two researchers have written a book that claims there is a neuroscience to leadership, one that allows managers to move from "good" to …

13 Beverages You Should Never, Ever Drink

Why Electric Cars Ruled The Roads 100 Years Ago

Sure, the long wait for the Tesla Model 3 may extend into 2019. And sure, electric vehicles may be the future. But despite growing interest today, …