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'Every day I got more discouraged': How this woman lost almost 200 pounds

After being overweight her entire life, in part because of a hormone condition, Tess Fitzgerald focused on herself and lost almost 200 pounds.<p>At age 8, Tess Fitzgerald met with her first nutritionist. Even at such a young age, she weighed 154 pounds. The nutritionist’s advice: Eat fewer processed …

Fitness

A possible new weapon against eczema: live bacteria

With two decades of medical education, training, and research under my belt, I have finally reached the stage in my career when I can proudly state that I intentionally spray people in the face with live bacteria.<p>Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is an inflammatory skin disease that …

Medicine

Awesome 3D Printed Digital Sundial

If you have access to a 3D printer you may be interested in creating your very own digital sundial created by Mojoptix a few years ago. The sundial …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Quickly Resize Images on Your Mac Using an Automator Service

Resizing images in macOS is easily done in the Preview app, but if your daily workflow requires you to scale images to a specific size – for uploading to a blog, for example – then using an image resize service is a much faster way of getting the job done.<p>In this article, we'll show you how to use …

Tutorials

Japanese Rail Operator Says Sorry For 'Inexcusable' Departure 25 Seconds Early

In the U.S., you might expect a passenger rail operator to apologize for being late. However, in Japan — where sleek, high-speed trains are famous for arrivals and departures that you could set your watch by — leaving a station just 25 seconds early is nothing short of a disgrace.<p>That is what …

Japan

Remodeling 101: What to Look for When Buying a House: 8 Small Signs that Signal Big Problems

It goes without saying that buying a house is a huge investment. However dazzled you may be by the location and spacious closets, you need …

Home Improvement

Someone figured out that the Jif peanut butter logo looks almost exactly the same upside down — and it will blow your mind

Many of us have seen or eaten from a jar of Jif peanut butter at some point in our lives and never really thought too much about it. However, people on the internet discovered that there is more to the logo than it seems.<p>The user @SeeDeng posted a photo of a jar of Jif peanut butter held right-side …

Dessert

These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof

Plus, the high-desert outpost is available to rent.<p>Surrounded by boulders and twisted yuccas, two cabins in the Mojave Desert stand like Monopoly houses, their steel siding weathered to a tawny finish. But behind the simple gabled forms lies a complex network that enables them to operate wholly off …

Joshua Tree National Park

How to pay off your loans using the 'debt snowflake' method

Snowflake-sized savings helped Kat Tretina pay off an avalanche of debt.<p>If you’re one of millions of Americans struggling to pay off loans, the “debt snowflake” method can help you save big by saving small.<p>Student Loan Hero writer Kat Tretina says she used the method to pay off $35,000 in student …

Personal Finance

The EPA is keeping a troubling new study on drinking water under wraps. Here’s what you need to know.

Will Scott Pruitt release it ahead of next week’s summit on harmful chemicals in water?<p>The Environmental Protection Agency has been in the news a lot lately, thanks in large part to its administrator, Scott Pruitt, who appeared before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday as part of the 12 …

Research

X-ray laser boils water into strange plasma state hotter than Earth's core

Waiting for water to boil is a minor inconvenience that we've all experienced, but maybe we're just using the wrong tools. Instead of a kettle, next …

Chemistry

Amazon brings 8 new voices to Alexa skills

Developers making voice apps for Amazon’s Alexa can now use different voices to power their experiences. The voices are being provided for free through the AWS text-to-speech service Polly. Created in 2016 with the same conversational AI that powers Alexa, Polly can speak in nearly 50 voices in 24 …

Text-To-Speech

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.<p>You’ve always been a bit of a germaphobe. Your hermetically sealed home is a wonderland of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, and air purifiers. Say you invite a couple other friends over for a book …

Microbiology

XBox’s new controller design picks accessibility over aesthetics+ergonomics

Recently leaked on Twitter by a certain @WalkingCat, the image above is the only one we have of XBox’s new controller made for accessibility. …

Industrial Design

How to Repot an Orchid (Without Killing It)

Congratulations, orchid lover! You’re one of an elite few who have managed to find the right balance of water, sunlight, date nights, and long walks …

Plants

Take our Sats maths quiz to see if you're smarter than an 11-year-old

On Wednesday and Thursday year 6 children in England’s primary schools will take their Sats maths test.<p>If you haven’t had children in the English education system for a while, or even at all, you might be curious about what 11-year-olds are expected to know about maths. So below is a sample of the …

Education

Nick Offerman repairs broken stuff as only he can in first campaign from J-B Weld

Nick Offerman doesn't have to say anything to be funny. His dry humor comes through with a simple lift of an eyebrow or a knowing wink. That, and his …

Woodworking

Our 8 all-time favorite, ooey-gooey-est chocolate-chip cookie recipes

It's National Chocolate Chip Day today, which is the perfect reason to bake up a storm. So ditch the store bought brands, grab the mixing bowl and preheat the oven. It's time to celebrate.<p>Last name not Nestlé? Don't fret: Baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie is easier than you think. In seven …

Dessert

19 Books These Top Executives Say Showed Them the Way to the Top

Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>It's all about efficiency: The most successful people are students who watch and learn from others who have already carved a path to the top. Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>1. <i>The Power of One</i> by Bryce Courtenay<p>"[It's] a …

Waste Management

20+ Times People Found Some Truly Perfect Handwriting Examples That Were Too Good Not To Share (New Pics)

One of the biggest casualties of the digital age has been the fine skill of handwriting, and the opportunities to show off one's artsy and …

Typography

5 Goal-Setting Journals to Take You From Intention to the Finish Line

Whether you've got a new goal or feel like you need an extra push to accomplish an older one, use these easy tools to make it happen.<p>// Associate Editor<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>7 min read<p><i>Editor’s Note: In Up Your Game we scope out the best products, apps and services to help make it easier to take your</i> …

Productivity

8 Negotiating Tactics Every Successful Entrepreneur Has Mastered

How you would negotiate if you were talking for the other side? Now you know how your offer looks to them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Deep down, we’re all a little greedy. We all want the best outcome for ourselves. We can’t help but consider what’s in our own …

Business Strategy

Proxima Midnight Actress Didn't Know 'Avengers: Infinity War's Connection To 'The Leftovers'

The events of Avengers: Infinity War had some pretty dramatic effects on the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with some audiences noting …

Marvel Universe

Ingenious Old-School Tool for Cutting Accurate, Repeatable Inlays

The two-legged parser was like a primitive Dremel that could follow patterns<p>It was once common to gussy up the handle of a knife or tool with a metal …

Woodworking

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Microbiology

Why Do These Lizards Have Green Blood? - The Atlantic

In 1969, two biologists wrote about three lizards from New Guinea whose insides were green. The color ranged from a deep blue-green to a vivid lime hue, and it was everywhere. The lizards’ bodies, when dissected, revealed green bones, muscles, and blood. Their mouths, when opened, were green. Their …

Biology

This Tiny Home and Writing Studio Was Invented For a Children's Author

The newest model from New Frontier Tiny Homes was designed for bestselling author Cornelia Funke, and is now available for $125,000.<p>When acclaimed German children's author Cornelia Funke, best known for the <i>Inkheart</i> trilogy, first contacted David Latimer of Nashville–based New Frontier Tiny Homes, …

Dining Rooms

Claude Shannon - the Father of Information Theory

Claude E. Shannon (1916-2001)<p>On April 30, 1916, American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer <b>Claude Elwood Shannon</b> was born, the …

Mathematics

Using Behavioral Science to Build an Exercise Habit

A new scientific research project to help you get active—and keep you motivated

Behavioral Sciences

Fermat's Library | Von Neumann's First Computer Program annotated/explained version.

Von Neumann's First Computer Program<p>DONALD E. KNUTH<p>Stanford University,* Stanford, California<p>An analysis of the two earliest sets of instruction …

Mathematics