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A genetic link between red hair, freckles and skin cancer

Whether you call them gingers, the devil's spawn or just-plain sexy, be sure to call redheads out of the sun because along with their fiery tresses comes a powerful propensity to develop melanoma, a particularly deadly form of skin cancer.<p>And now, scientists are beginning to uncover why redheads — …

Mutations

Don’t panic but our sun has gone blank

According to scientists, this unsettling phenomenon is a sign we are heading for a mini ice age.<p>Meteorologist and renowned sun-watcher Paul Dorian …

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

Cancer

7 Digital Marketing “Rules” for Small Business Owners

One of the things that are so cool about digital marketing is that the little guys can compete with the big guys on a more equal footing. As long as …

Improve your portrait photography: Lighting with bounce flash

Improve your portrait photography: Lighting with bounce flashFor a straight-forward but effective portrait like this, there are just a few things …

Photoshop Tutorial - How To Soften Harsh Shadows On A Color Image

We had a tutorial on how to soften harsh shadows in Photoshop on a monochrome image, which is basically the easier job. Monochrome leaves you with …

The 7 Stages of Business Ownership

There are seven main "stages" of business ownership, each with its own challenges and opportunities.<p>Building a business doesn't happen overnight. You don't build a business and then wait for it to grow. You start with a barely feasible idea and you nurture it, guiding it through several phases of …

10 Biological Mysteries That Continue To Baffle Scientists

For centuries, scientists have used biology to help understand life. Many phenomena that our ancient ancestors have attributed to the gods and …

List-Worthy

Prince's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" solo shows one of his underappreciated skills

Prince is dead at 57. As the internet mourns, a tweet calling out Prince's incredible guitar talents, referencing a supposed Eric Clapton quote, has gone viral:<p>The quote is very, very likely fake. There is no verifiable source for it on the internet, as far as I can tell. And it has been used …

A New Cancer Drug Shows Even More Promise

When Jimmy Carter took the drug pembrolizumab to treat his cancer, it had just been approved for people like him: those with advanced melanoma that …

5 Reasons Good Deals Get Rejected

It’s one thing to lose a deal because you were playing hardball. It’s an entirely different — and more frustrating — situation when the other side is rejecting even your reasonable offers. When genuine attempts at negotiating in good faith are failing, you need a new approach — but it doesn’t mean …

The 15 Crucial Steps Needed To Achieve Financial Independence

Just about everybody wants to become financially independent – so why do so few people get there?<p>One of the secrets to attaining financial independence is that it doesn’t usually “just happen”.<p>It starts with a detailed plan, and a willingness to commit to that plan.<p>To help you get going in the …

You can beet it!: Fight fatty liver disease with beetroot

Brimming with antioxidants and a riot of vitamins and nutrients, the beetroot is a lover of livers – and helps ensure overall good health<p><i>By FMT’s</i> …

This pistol could be the Army's next handgun

Gen. Mark Milley has used recent public appearances to criticize federal acquisition guidelines that all services must follow when choosing and purchasing weapons and equipment.<p>During a March 10 speaking engagement at a conference in Washington, D.C., for instance, Milley chastised a bureaucratic …

Paul McCartney Offers a Short Tutorial on How to Play the Bass Guitar

It sounds like a cliché, but if I learned anything in grad school, it's that I know very little. I apply the same insight to music. While I’ve played …

What's in a Name? 5 Popular NYC Neighborhoods

In New York City, there are dozens of neighborhoods to visit and while their names may seem simple, many of them are actually abbreviations, acronyms or portmanteaus.<p>"Neighborhoodification" has been occurring over the past two decades when new boutiques, trendy restaurants and hip residents move in …

High Fashion

How to Make Your RAW Files Pop With Lightroom

Have you ever opened your RAW files to see that they lack contrast and saturation? This happens due to the fact that the camera doesn't apply any …

How-To: Manage your ‘digital afterlife’ while you’re still here to do it

None of us likes to think about our own mortality, but as the old saying has it, nobody is going to make it out of here alive.<p>Things were simple enough in the old days. We wrote a will, took out a life insurance policy, maybe left a letter explaining where to find important documents, and that was …

Online Life

Kava and the Rise of Healthy New York

“ALCOHOL IS SO 2014. TRY KAVA,” suggests a sandwich board on Tenth Street between First Avenue and Avenue A, in the East Village. Whether by design or not, this block has become a retro-futurist downtown cornucopia of health, wellness, and New Agey philosophy. It is home to, among other …

New York City

Food Trucks FYI: Your Questions About Owning One Answered

It used to be that if you were starting out in the restaurant industry, you daydreamed of opening up your own restaurant, or maybe a bar.<p>Now, more than likely, you’re envisioning the day you finally open your first food truck.<p>The food truck phenomenon has been growing for awhile now. According to …

8 Frugal Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

While becoming a millionaire rarely occurs overnight, it's still an achievable dream if you work hard and use these habits.<p>There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>, "That's about 5 percent of the …

Smart Contrast Action: My Preferred Way To Increase Contrast in Photoshop

Nothing could be simpler than increasing contrast of your image in Photoshop, right? But as is my usual, I prefer control over convenience and take …

How the incredibly lifelike wax figures at Madame Tussauds are made

Madame Tussauds' more than 20 global locations are home to wax figures of famous people like Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Lima, and even Barack Obama. The opportunity to take a photo with their favorite celebrities (even if in wax form) is highly appealing to tourists, and Madame …

Madame Tussauds

The Best Way to Save a Failing Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Single Most Important Skill You Can Learn to Help Your Business

Learn to help people.<p><i>As a 22 year old aspiring entrepreneur with lots of free time, given current trends in technology, what should I spend my time learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Drink to Your Health (in Moderation), the Science Says

Over the past year, I’ve tried to clear up a lot of the misconceptions on food and drink: about salt, artificial sweeteners, among others, even water.<p>Now let me take on alcohol: wine, beer and cocktails. Although I have written about the dangerous effects of alcohol abuse and misuse, that doesn’t …