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The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a little elbow grease. The work isn’t …

Bill Gates offers a simple explanation for why the economy works differently now

Bill Gates believes the rules of supply and demand are changing faster than people and governments are adapting. We live in a world where an increasing number of products are “intangibles,” or products you can’t touch–like software and other digital content.<p>This kind of product is very different …

Bill Gates

Alexa And Cortana Are Now BFFs As Amazon And Microsoft Integrate The Two Digital Assistants

Almost a year after the two giant tech companies, Amazon and Microsoft, announced their plan for the two assistants, Alex and Cortana, to be able to …

Cortana

Can You Fix a Toxic Workplace? You Can--If You Do These 5 Things Every Day

Follow these 5 steps and turn your workplace culture from toxic to thriving.<p>When American business executive Douglas Conant took over as the president and CEO of Campbell's Soup, in 2001, he was faced with a formidable task. "The company's stock was falling steeply," writes Roger Dean Duncan in a …

Leadership

Global warming 'pause' about to end, raise Earth's temperatures further

The past four years have been the hottest on record, but new research shows the Earth was actually in a global warming "hiatus" that is about to end. …

Climate Change

Real U.S. Wages Are Essentially Back at 1974 Levels, Pew Reports

Forget the chatter about tight labor markets, low unemployment, and vastly improved productivity. Purchasing power for most Americans has stagnated …

Economics

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location .<p>Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP …

Maps

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

Left-handed people haven't always been treated well throughout history. They've been persecuted for their disposition, being been labeled as evil — or even as witches — despite making up about 10% of the population. In fact, the word "sinister" comes from "left" or "left hand."<p>There have been a few …

Scientists Find Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease And Degenerative Eye Diseases

A new study led by the University of Washington School of Medicine suggests that there might be a link between three types of degenerative eye …

Dementia

The Mystery of Jupiter’s Swirling Colors Is Finally Solved, Scientists Say

The answer was buried way below the surface.<p>A new study has finally offered an explanation for Jupiter’s trippy colors and unusual swirls. These …

Astronomy

Elephant brains prove how amazing—and unique—these animals really are

Conservationists have designated August 12 as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about conserving these majestic animals. Elephants have many engaging features, from their incredibly dexterous trunks to their memory abilities and complex social lives.<p>But there is much less discussion of their …

Neuroscience

Scientists may have solved one of the biggest problems holding back hydrogen-powered vehicles

One of the biggest obstacles the hydrogen fuel industry is faced with — its transportation and storage — may have been solved by scientists at the CSIRO.<p>With some of the world's biggest car companies, including Toyota, Hyundai and BMW, betting on hydrogen as a future fuel source, the national …

Energy

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

If Want to Get More Done, It's Time to Stop Multitasking

When you've got a lot to do, the inclination is to try to do as much of it at the same time as possible. Multitasking has become the norm, but it's actually not always the best approach to getting things done. It's often better to focus on one challenge at a time rather than taking on too much and …

Time Management

Canada's Sudden Population 'Boomlet' Is Boosting Housing: BMO

A faster-growing population could mean higher mortgage rates.<p>Many Canadian homebuyers are sitting on the sidelines these days, wondering if the …

Canadian Real Estate

The More You Talk, the Less They Listen

To stand out, say less.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What is the best way to communicate an idea in today's noisy climate? We had heard about Ryan Foland’s <i>“3-1-3</i><b>®</b> <i>Method”</i> and interviewed him about this thoughtful, simple and effective communications tool. We recently …

Entrepreneurship

Amid Europe’s Heat Wave, Rare Flamingos Lay First Eggs in 15 Years

LONDON — In a feat attributed to the recent heat wave that swept across Europe, rare Andean flamingos at a wetlands reserve in Britain have laid eggs for the first time in 15 years.<p>The exotic birds are “fickle breeders” and can go years without nesting successfully, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust …

Heat Waves

This Supermarket's Way of Selling Bananas Is Pure Genius

Whoever came up with this needs to be promoted.<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>There comes a moment in every person's life when they say to themselves: "Why have I been doing things <i>this</i> way all my life?"<p>This is what many people …

Selling

Glaucoma may be a curable autoimmune disease, say scientists

Glaucoma, the blinding condition which affects nearly 500,000 people in Britain, may be an autoimmune disease which could be cured, scientists believe.<p>The common eye problem was thought to occur when fluid builds up in the eye, crushing the optic nerve and causing irreversible damage to the …

Medical Research

The ocean is cooking off the Southern California coast. Here's why.

The waters off the Southern California coast are now approaching tropical temperatures found in parts of the balmy Caribbean Sea.<p>On Wednesday, the …

Global Warming

9 easy, cheap ways to upgrade your kitchen

Upgrading your kitchen on a budget can seem impossible. New appliances aren't cheap. Neither are countertops and cabinets. And what if you are renting and can't actually make big changes?<p>Despite those common road blocks, you can still give your kitchen a facelift on the cheap. Here are nine simple …

Countertops

The Chicago Poke Chain That Tried to Stop Hawaiian Businesses from Using the Word “Aloha”

On July 28th, a Hawaiian activist named Kalamaokaaina Niheu appeared in a Facebook Live video to discuss a “disturbing message” that she had received in her in-box that morning. It was about Aloha Poke Co., a restaurant chain based in Chicago that specializes in fast-casual versions of poke, a …

Cultural Appropriation

Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

As a garden designer who also loves making homemade gifts, I often propagate my houseplants. Giving away or swapping the plant babies is a rewarding …

Plants

Calculate the Size of a Stop Loss When Trading

How to Calculate the Size of a Stop Loss When Trading<p>How and Where to Place a Stop Loss Order<p>Updated June 24, 2018<p>As a day trader, you should always …

Stock Markets

Blue Light Causes The Human Eye to Attack Itself, And Now We Know Why

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

60 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Master [Infographic]

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you're presented …

Keyboard Shortcuts

What Was It Like When We First Made Protons And Neutrons?

The story of our cosmic history is one of an expanding and cooling Universe. As we progressed from a hot, dense, uniform state to a cold, sparse, clumpy one, a number of momentous events happened throughout our cosmic history. At the moment of the hot Big Bang, the Universe was filled with all …

Physics

Exercising for 90 minutes or more could make mental health worse, study suggests

Exercising for 90 minutes a day or more could make mental health worse, a major new research suggests.<p>In the largest study of its kind researchers at Yale University and Oxford looked at the fitness regimes of 1.2 million people and compared them with how often they felt depressed or …

Mental Health

New Wi-Fi attack cracks WPA2 passwords with ease

The common Wi-Fi security standard is no longer as secure as you think.<p>A new way to compromise the WPA/WPA2 security protocols has been accidentally …

Information Systems