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Smart speaker calls the cops on armed domestic dispute

Always listening proved to be helpful. This time<p>The always listening part of the smart speaker is a cause of huge anxiety for people who read <i>Nineteen</i> …

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The Health Risks of Brewing Kombucha, and How to Do It Safely

Kombucha is a fermented tea that people enjoy for the taste, but also for probiotic benefits that can support healthier digestion. It’s so popular …

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7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

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A former FBI agent recommends a simple 3-step exercise to beat anxiety

My experience with stress during big presentations is usually a double whammy.<p>First, there's the delightful combination of sweaty palms, shaky legs, …

We’re All Guinea Pigs in a Failed Decades-Long Diet Experiment

"The change in dietary advice to promote low-fat foods is perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history."<p>Let's say you want to lose some weight. Which of these foods would you choose: A skim-milk latte, or the same drink with whole milk? A low-cal breakfast bar or steak and eggs? A salad …

This Pinky Ring Is Spreading a Powerful Message of Self-Love to Women

It's an engagement ring to yourself 💍.<p>Ladies, in the midst of all the things you take on in your life (work, school, motherhood, "adulting," etc.) do you ever forget about yourself? L.A.-based jewelry company Fred and Far is here to remind you that it's v. important to make a commitment to loving …

This battery pack is the perfect buddy for your laptop

Battery packs are incredibly useful for keeping your gadgets charged when they're running low on juice.<p>But what about your laptop? MacBook users can …

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Channing Tatum 'Just Couldn't Believe' Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner's Controversial Sentencing

Channing Tatum has added his voice to those critical of former Stanford swimmer and sexual assault convict Brock Turner‘s controversial six-month …

There's another kind of gap widening between the rich and the poor

Much has been written about the growing income inequality in the United States. But another kind of gap is also widening between us, and it's at the dinner table.<p>Overall, Americans are eating better. In the decade leading up to 2012, the number of people eating a poor diet fell from around 56 …

Scientists plea for Australia to help save coral reefs

HONOLULU — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials …

Major battle over oil terminal unfolds in Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Two companies proposing to build what would be the nation's largest oil-by-rail marine terminal along the Columbia River in Washington …

UK faces Brexit crisis after Europe’s leaders demand: ‘Get out now’

Britain was heading into a period of unprecedented political, constitutional and economic crisis on Saturday night as European leaders stepped up demands for it to quit the EU as soon as possible.<p>Petition to hold second EU referendum reaches 2m signatures<p>Read more<p>However, prominent Leave campaigner …

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Microsoft is turning DNA into the ultimate storage device

Imagine that future civilisations are looking for evidence of us. Digital human life. And they find nothing.<p>No Buzzfeed. No Slack. No GitHub. Nothing.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>That’s actually a distinct possibility as …

Genetics

Feeling rejected? Mushrooms could help

Psilocybin, the mind-altering chemical that gives some mushrooms magical properties, can do more than induce trippy states. A new study finds that it reduces the sting of social rejection.<p>By tracking how, exactly, psilocybin affects the brain's chemistry and activity levels, the research suggests …

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

A new study confirms it: We really don’t know what we’re saying when we use emoji

Emoji characters may seem trivial, but they are fast becoming a foundation for online communication. Ten billion were sent on Twitter alone last year, and roughly half of all Instagram posts include them.<p>Researchers are seeing signs of an early emoji “language” emerging as the symbols (there are …

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How To Make Hummus Without a Recipe

I've bought too many tubs of sub-par hummus and I've decided it's time to stop. Store-bought flavor and texture disappointments aside, the math in …

The implosion of the Republican party has reached comic levels — here’s why it’s still terrifying

“HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF,” Karl Marx famously said, “First as a tragedy, then as a farce.” A farce, by definition, is “a comic dramatic work using …

Household electromagnetic radiation doesn't make you ill or give you cancer. Here's why

There are few phenomena as ubiquitous or vital to human existence as electromagnetic radiation (EMR). It permeates everything we experience, be it the visible light illuminating all we see, or the broadcast media transmitted across the globe by radio-wave. In medicine, X-ray and gamma rays have …

Physics

Good news for coffee drinkers - caffeine consumption is better for your health than previously thought

Researchers have found that, contrary to prior belief, caffeine does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations<p>A new study has found that drinking coffee regularly does not lead to extra heartbeats - contrary to earlier studies that warned caffeine consumption could cause interruption to …

Biomedicine

Mandy Patinkin Takes Issue with Ted Cruz's Princess Bride Superfandom

His name is Inigo Montoya (okay, it’s Mandy Patinkin) – and he’s got a message for GOP hopeful and <i>Princess Bride</i> superfan Ted Cruz.<p>Asked about the …

The Next Portland: 4 Cities All the Cool Kids Are Moving To

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/pulaw(Edited)</i><p>Now that <i>Portlandia</i> has logged five seasons and word of Voodoo Doughnut has traveled all the way to your great aunt, it's time to face the facts: Portland is over, people, and a new city must rise in its stead. But which American metropolis best …

How to Make Jalapeño-Bacon Mac and Cheese (Even When You're Drunk)

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I can count the number of times I've been involved in physical violence over food with two fingers on one hand. When I was 10 years old, I threw one of the metal legs of a mini trampoline at my older sister's door …

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Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.