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How to prepare your Google account for when you pass away

It's not something we like to talk or even think about, but we're all going to die one day. I sincerely hope that day is far off for all of us and …

Google Pay

Dad battling brain cancer shows no sign of tumor regrowth after clinical trial

A clinical trial currently underway at the Cleveland Clinic is showing promise in treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer that typically kills patients within 16 months. The trial, which involves 55 patients including one dad whose cancer has shown no signs of returning 18 months after …

Cancer

Viral video shows science teacher inches from getting struck by lightning

Well, that was a close one.<p>A North Carolina man got the scare of a lifetime on Monday while he was outside his home filming a thunderstorm that was rolling in.<p>Shawn Hick, a seventh-grade teacher in Lillington, N.C., could be heard in the video justifying being outside to film.<p>“Maybe I should go …

Middle School

Whale's breathtaking 360-degree breach spin off New Jersey coast captured on video

Captain Mike Formichella was getting ready to pack up his fishing gear last week when he spotted a huge shadow in the water. Seconds later, a huge whale breached just feet away from his boat.<p>"Fishing was tough today. No trolling = no fish (for now)- couple swipes at live bait, but that's it - but …

New Jersey

17 Smart Jokes That'll Probably Hurt Your Brain A Little

Are you smart enough to understand them?<p>A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands …

Can you spot the birds in this picture? Two perfectly-camouflaged animals are hiding in plain sight in this photo of a tree branch

• <b>A man from New South Wales has taken a typical picture of the Australian bush</b><br>• But hiding in the foliage are two Tawny Frogmouths completely …

Meet Kim, the first spider to jump on demand

A tiny but proficient jumper named Kim is the first spider ever trained by scientists to leap on demand.<p>Teaching her to jump when and where they wanted her to wasn't easy. Of the four spiders the researchers tried to train, only one — which they eventually nicknamed Kim — would obligingly hop …

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Handmade: The Painted Pot fills yarn bowl with color

Still on the hunt for a yarn bowl, but can’t find one with a design and colors that suit your taste? <i>Well</i>, search no more, because what you’re looking …

The hidden healing power of sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.<p>As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky …

Diabetes

Heart disease risk may show in your earlobes, eyes, fingers

The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner.<p>In the West, where one in four people die of cardiovascular disease, the importance of keeping the heart in good working order is hard to overstate. Sadly, the first …

Medical Research

Loch Ness Monster found? Shocking pictures of unidentified sea creature surface

Shocking pictures of a Loch Ness Monster-type beast found on a U.S. beach have sparked talk Nessie could have moved stateside.<p>The mystery creature was reportedly found on Wolf Island, Georgia, by a father and son who were out on a boat trip, The Sun reported.<p>Father Jeff Warren spotted what he said …

Legendary lost Civil War gold may have been found in Pennsylvania

It's the stuff of legend: A wagon from the Union Army supposedly lost a huge cache of gold bars while en route from Wheeling, West Virginia, to the US Mint in Philadelphia in 1863.<p>More than 150 years later, the FBI is overseeing a dig in a Pennsylvania state forest where the famous loot might be …

I Did Intermittent Fasting For 1 Year and This Is How It Transformed My Body

Ever since having my second child, I've been holding onto a few extra pounds around my waist. I know I'm not overweight by any means, but I made a decision that I was ready to change up my normal diet and workout routine to see how it would change my body and improve my current level of fitness. My …

Fitness

Oculus Rift headsets should work as normal again

If you own an Oculus Rift headset, good news: It should work as normal again. The Facebook-owned division was caught off guard yesterday when a number of units suddenly stopped working. The problem -- much to Oculus' embarrassment -- was an expired security certificate that checks whether the …

Virtual Reality

30 Cleaning Products That'll Give You Immediate Results

Responsibilities are hard: these stain removers, carpet cleaners, and powerful sponges make cleaning go by FAST.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate</b> …

Man with measles may have infected the Met, NYC hotels

An Australian tourist with a confirmed case of the measles visited several hotels, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and various health facilities in …

Measles

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

17-year-old girl electrocuted as her headphones 'melted in her ears'

A student was electrocuted while using her charging mobile phone as the headphones "melted in her ears."<p>Luiza Pinheiro, from Riacho Frio in Brazil, was rushed to a hospital but doctors were unable to save her life.<p>A relative found the 17-year-old's lifeless body on the floor of her home at about …

Suffer from tinnitus? This might bring you relief

People with tinnitus typically hear a ringing or buzzing sound that nobody else seems to notice. The constant noise can be debilitating in worst-case …

Wedding Hat, Wide Brim Hat, Ascot Hat, Formal Hat, Church Hat, Special Occasion Hat, big hat

AWARD MILLINERY DESIGN<p>Made in my millinery studio in the Hollywood Hills.<p>This wide brim cream hat is made with parisisal, the queen of straws. The price for this coveted straw has risen 400% in the past year. It takes a master weaver 7-10 days to hand weave a piece that's large enough to make one …

Why you'll want to double check your paycheck in February

You've probably heard by now that the new tax reform bill will hit your paycheck as soon as February. But the change may not accurately reflect your ultimate tax bill.<p>About 90% of people will see more take-home pay, according to the U.S. Treasury. That may sound like great news, but here's the …

Retirement

These are the secret Netflix movie codes and other tips you need to know

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>Among its most popular series …

Can Your Library Card Replace Netflix? Kanopy Gives You Access To 30,000 Movies For FREE

Earlier this year the streaming service you probably never heard of, Kanopy, continued rolling out partnerships with libraries across the country, …

Libraries

Someone designed an automatic flushing toilet for pets

The Catolet is an ultra fancy litter box without the litter<p>We all know that fancy pet tech is more for the people than the pets. That principle certainly holds true with the Catolet—an automatic litter box that’s directly connected to a home’s water supply and sewage line, eliminating the need for …

Pets

5 Cheap Natural Products Dermatologists Swear By For Hair Loss

Hair loss happens to everyone at different times. Thankfully, there are a handful of products that will not only stop your hair from thinning, but …

Hair Care

How to Get Channel Pear Back on Your Roku

If you cut the cord to save money but miss your favorite cable channels, Channel Pear is here to help. The cloud-based streaming app offers live TV …

Televisions

Scientists Predict 2018 Will Be a Bad Year for Earthquakes. Here's Why

There is no natural disaster sneakier than an earthquake. Hurricanes can be predicted and tracked weeks in advance, and even tornados, monsoons and …

Vintage film reveals the dramatic launch of the Edmund Fitzgerald

November each year marks the somber anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald -- the Great Lakes freighter that went down, with its captain …