Michelle Genice

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Stain-proof shoes and water-proof phones to become a reality

Prone to spilling food or drink on your clothes? A spray on product is about to go on sale in the US that can protect your clothes from all types of liquids.<p>For those of us who are a little messy, a group of entrepreneurs have invented a superhydrophobic coating that can repel water and heavy …

The Black Market for Cronuts Is Now Creating Poorly Paid Part-Time Jobs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>We spoke too soon: New Yorkers are <i>still</i> lining up for two hours at a time at the Dominique Ansel …

Associated Press News

Two killed in Quebec fireworks plant explosion

<b>Two people have been found dead after an explosion destroyed a Quebec fireworks plant, Canadian police say.</b><p>A massive blast rocked BEM Fireworks in Coteau-du-Lac shortly before 09:00 EST (13:00 GMT) and was followed by a fire and further explosions.<p>Images from the scene showed a plume of black smoke …

7-Eleven Cracks Down on Franchisees After Federal Authorities Seize 14 Stores

The corporate office of 7-Eleven told its 5,600 franchise owners of the chain's convenience stores on Thursday that it was requiring an internal …

Aaron Hernandez Destroyed Home Security System and Phone, Sources Tell ABC News

Police plan to go back to the home of New England Patriot's tight end Aaron Hernandez today with another warrant based on evidence that "he destroyed …

Don't panic over new bird flu outbreak, CDC cautions

A deadly outbreak of a new kind of bird flu has now sickened 16 people in China and killed six, but U.S. health officials on Friday cautioned that there’s no cause for widespread alarm.<p>The new influenza A H7N9 virus has not been seen before in humans, but it doesn’t appear to be transmitted easily …

New Bill Could Ban All Lead Ammo in California by 2016

California will most likely be a totally lead-free hunting environment by 2016 if a bill recently introduced in the California Assembly is eventually …

Off the Grid: Police Capture Maine Hermit Who Lived in Woods for 27 Years

Twenty-seven years in the wilderness, alone. That's how long a reclusive and locally infamous Maine hermit managed to survive in the woods before he …

How Long Should I Keep Old Documents?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've been holding onto old documents (pay stubs, credit card bills, insurance paperwork, etc.) and my filing cabinet has finally had …

New York State

Should I Worry About the Bird Flu?

If you’re concerned about H7N9, read this<p><i>Every week, the Scoop examines alarming new claims to help you make sense of the latest health research.</i>You’ve probably heard the scary news: A new strain of bird flu, known as avian influenza A (H7N9), has been identified in China. Twenty-eight people have …

Public Health

Looking for Gov’t-Issued Terror Alerts? DHS Has Never Used the ‘Terrorism Advisory System’ (Here’s the Evidence)

Photo Credit: Department of Homeland Security<p>Americans looking for information in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings were greeted with silence if they turned to the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) for real-time alerts.<p>As of Thursday morning, the Department of Homeland Security …

Suspicious Stuff Keeps Showing Up in High-Profile Mailboxes Around D.C.

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The latest in a series of dangerous sounding deliveries to the Beltway arrived in Arlington, …

Mapping the H7N9 avian flu outbreaks

Where are the 104 human cases confirmed so far, and where might the virus go next?<p>Scientists do not yet fully understand how the H7N9 avian influenza …

Turkey Hunter Survives Timber Rattler Strike With $10 Bite Kit

An Alabama turkey hunter was in the woods when a 6-foot timber rattlesnake bit him in the lower leg.<p>"[The] best way I can describe it as someone …

5 Exotic Places US Citizens Can Travel Without A Passport

Longing for a long-distance getaway but don't have a passport? No problem!<p>We've found five faraway places overseas where, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, you won't need to bring a passport.