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South Florida police group hits back with powerful message after Miami Dolphins kneel during anthem

Despite a new NFL policy than prohibits protests during the national anthem, multiple Miami Dolphins players protested during the playing of the song before last Thursday’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, two kneeling and others raising their fists.<p>Now, one local police union is …

Football (U.S.)

Do You *Really* Need to Wash Fruit Before You Eat It?

It's literally just running it under tap water for two seconds. What does that do?!?!<p>Between your mom and the Food and Drug Administration, at least a few people have probably told you to always wash your fruits and vegetables so you don't ingest filthy germs when you eat them.<p>But I have to admit, …

E.coli

NASA Explains the Glitch That Stopped the Parker Solar Probe Launch

It had nothing to do with the new heat shield.<p>The Parker Solar Probe is already considered one of NASA’s most ambitious missions, but the agency …

Parker Solar Probe

Soviet Collapse Echoes in China’s Belt and Road

What causes empires to fall?<p>According to one influential view, it’s ultimately a question of investment. Great powers are the nations that best harness their economic potential to build up military strength. When they become over-extended, the splurge of spending to sustain a strategic edge leaves …

China

Stretching after exercise isn’t actually doing what you think it’s doing

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

Obesity in America 2018: 7 charts that explain why it’s so easy to gain weight - Vox

“In America, the unhealthiest foods are the tastiest foods, the cheapest foods, the largest-portion foods.”<p>It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even larger …

Nutrition

Steven Mnuchin Is Still Standing

If you want to understand U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, you have to know why he sometimes avoids Pebble Beach. The spot on the North …

Donald Trump

The ultimate bedtime routine for deeper sleep—and a more energized a.m.

Sacrificing zzz’s in exchange for waking nights (or <i>working,</i> more feasibly) is—finally!—being recognized as the health hazard it is. And not a moment …

Energized

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

73 Years Later, the "A-Bomb" Ginkgo Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

"There’s a huge paradox at the heart of this ginkgo story."<p>On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, creating a …

Hiroshima

CRM Sales Are Through the Roof. So, Why Aren't Your Sellers Using It? One Big Reason.

The problem with CRM systems is that they aren't built on methodology. They're just a system of record.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales of software solutions are booming, and nowhere is that clearer than in the world of customer relationship management (CRM). Once …

Selling

Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid

Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants.<p>With wind and solar …

Renewable Energy

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to its $1 trillion valuation was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.<p>In my keynotes about inspirational leadership, I often show a grainy video clip of Steve Jobs holding a …

Steve Jobs

Scammers threaten to expose your porn habits

Wait, did you just get an email from someone claiming to know you're a visitor to porn sites? Or maybe they have some sexy photos of you that they say they'll share with others unless you pay up?<p>Don't head to the supermarket or drug store to put cash on a gift card.<p>Don't make a mad dash to a gas …

Identity Theft

Cracks appear in 'invincible' Xi Jinping's authority over China

No. 1 will rest while Ocean takes over the military Cryptic slogan on internet<p>Rumours have swirled in Beijing in recent weeks that China’s seemingly invincible leader, Xi Jinping, is in trouble, dogged by a protracted trade war with the US, a slowing economy and a public health scandal involving …

China

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

Harvard doctors say this neglected move is a better way to get strong abs than sit-ups

Sit-ups are so 2017.<p>If you're looking to tone your entire core and work your way to six-pack abs, the plank is the one move you should nail, the physicians at Harvard Medical School say. So the next time you get ready to roll out a yoga mat and lie on your back, take the reverse approach and hold …

Workouts

9 Secrets to the Best Steak You’ll Ever Cook, According to Professionals

Want to learn how to cook the best steak you’ve ever had? After chatting with the executive chef team at Longhorn Steakhouse, we think we know what …

BBQ

Total lunar eclipse 2018: How to watch the July 'blood moon' live

The eclipse will be visible to skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere, but there are also other ways to catch the action live.<p>A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red today, but even if the celestial show isn’t visible from your corner of the world, there are still ways to watch the …

South America

Elon Musk's 'Productivity' Email to Tesla Employees Is Required Reading for Every Entrepreneur

Musk sets very ambitious goals, but the problems plaguing Tesla are familiar to anyone trying to get a company running right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In many ways, Elon Musk is reshaping what it means to be an entrepreneur. For years, his unorthodox management …

Tesla

If you’re not changing as a person then you’re not intelligent (according to Einstein)

If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. If you’re not growing, you’re not being intelligent. Humans thrive in change and expansion — yet there …

Motivation

Our Local Group Is Being Eaten, And We Just Found The Galactic Leftovers

Here in the Local Group, our two largest galaxies dominate: Andromeda and the Milky Way.<p>The next largest, Triangulum, is much smaller: only 5% the Milky Way’s mass.<p>About 60 dwarf galaxies also remain: the cosmic survivors.<p>But the history of galactic cannibalism, where larger galaxies devour smaller …

Universe

Astronaut Scott Kelly Battled a Gallon-Sized Ball of Urine and Acid on ISS

Asked by Reddit to name the creepiest thing he’s ever dealt with in space, former astronaut and retired US Navy captain Scott Kelly didn’t hold back. …

Personal Hygiene

Never-Before-Seen Structures Have Been Detected in Our Sun's Corona

Ooooooh.<p>Using longer exposures and sophisticated processing techniques, scientists have taken extraordinarily high-fidelity pictures of the Sun's …

Astronomy

Hamilton signs blockbuster Mercedes deal to end speculation over future

LONDON (AFP) -<p>Lewis Hamilton finally ended speculation over his future on Thursday as the four-time world champion signed a blockbuster two-year contract extension with Mercedes.<p>Hamilton's deal is worth a reported £40 million ($52 million) per year, cementing the British star's status as Formula …

Motor Racing

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image Of The Galactic Centre

The black hole at the centre of the Milky Way and filaments. (Image: (Credit: SARAO))<p>You’re looking at the centre of our galactic home, the Milky …

Universe

Starbucks Just Made a Major Change to its Business (and Some People May Not Love It)

It's all very well going along with the crowd, but what if your solution is strange?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>The bandwagon is getting heavier all the time.<p>McDonald's is on it. So is Sea World. Those dolphins are heavy.<p>And …

Coffee

The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire on Earth Is Also the Humblest: He Says Luck Is What Made Him Successful

The 27-year-old entrepreneur cofounded a payments company valued at $9.2 billion.<p>John Collison is the youngest self-made billionaire on Earth.<p>The …

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Productivity

Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

Medicine