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Obese man kicked out of hospital for ordering pizza filmed harrassing nurse

A disturbing video has emerged showing a new side to a 360kg US man who captured news headlines last week after he was kicked out of hospital for …

The Only 4 Knots You Need to Know

<i>You don't need a sailing to learn useful knots; these are four of our favorites.</i><p>T<i>he double bowline knot, used here to suspend mason jars and votives, creates a strong loop at the end of a line.</i><p>When I was younger, my parents took me camping all the time. So at a tender age, I was aware of how to …

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'Boston Did Not Deliver On Promises' Says IOC President

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city …

Protect Yourself From Hackers – Update to iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 Right Now

If Apple Music and Beats 1 weren’t enough motivation for you to update your iPhones, iPads and iPod touch handhelds to iOS 8.4, maybe the dozens of …

After momentous week, Obama's presidency is reborn

He sang. He wept. He cheered. And many say they finally saw the man who inspired them in '08.<p>Grace.<p>Amazing grace.<p>This came very close to being the worst week of Barack Obama’s presidency, and, effectively, the last: a possible repudiation from both Congress and the Supreme Court, from his own …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

Major medicine discovery changes everything we thought we knew about the brain

Anatomy and other medicine books will have to be rewritten in order to take into account a major new discovery that could significantly influence …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Time Management

Harvard Obstetrician Speaks on Safety of Giving Birth at Hospitals

There is a good chance that your grandparents were born at home. I am going to go ahead and assume they turned out fine, or at least fine enough, …

Pregnancy

The Wisdom of Our Practice : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

Doctors' Secret Language for Assisted Suicide

In most states, where euthanasia is illegal, physicians can offer only hints and euphemisms for patients to interpret.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—Physician-assisted suicide is illegal in all but five states. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen in the rest. Sick patients sometimes ask for help in hastening …

9 basic photography mistakes (and how to fix them)

Every photographer makes mistakes when taking photos. Here are some tips to help identify and solve common issues that beginners may come across.<p>Wonky horizon<p>You're in position watching an amazing sunset and happily snapping away. But in the excitement you forgot to check that the horizon was …

Tutorials

7 questions you should ask a startup CEO during a job interview

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

10 Best: Hotels Near National Parks

GRAND CANYON RAILWAY HOTEL, WILLIAMS, AZ<p>After a hard day of exploring the Grand Canyon, you'll want a comfortable bed, and the kids will want a break …

National Parks

A 5-Move Intro to CrossFit

See if you've got what it takes to head into a box—or just get a taste of the workout class without all that pressure.<p>Interested in taking a CrossFit class—and simultaneously scared to death? I know, right? CrossFit seems to be everywhere, and with good reason: It’s a great training style that …

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim

<b>When you visit the Grand Canyon, there are two choices: the South Rim or the North Rim.</b> Here are a few hikes for the North Rim. <br>The North Rim is much …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

If you're gonna jetset around the world multiple times a year every year, you're going to need some serious gear. This hobby practically requires a bag fetish.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy.<p>There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful, over and over. …

This 1960s High School Gym Class Would Ruin You

“The program, in sum, not only builds physical fitness, but good Americans.” That’s how <i>Look</i> magazine summarized the physical education program of La …

Hospital Gowns Get a Makeover

As healthcare facilities work to improve patient experience, many are starting with the outfits.<p>Whether a patient is in the hospital for an organ transplant, an appendectomy, or to have a baby, one complaint is common: the gown.<p>You know the one. It might as well have been stitched together with …

Health Care

Melt Away Fat with The Metabolic Supercharge

Crank up your calorie burn and shed stubborn pounds with this full-body fat fryer<p>You have to give those last 5 to 10 pounds hanging around your middle credit: They have real staying power. Like a cold, Madonna, and hipsters, they just won’t go away.<p>But now you can kick those pigheaded pounds to the …

How to Teach Doctors Empathy

"Being a good doctor requires an understanding of people, not just science."<p>The patient was dying and she knew it. In her mid-50s, she had been battling breast cancer for years, but it had spread to her bones, causing unrelenting pain that required hospitalization. Jeremy Force, a first-year …

NEJM Interview: Dr. Mary Bassett on factors contributing to poorer health outcomes among black Americans and what physicians can do to reduce racial disparities.

Mary Bassett is commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Managing Editor …

23 Household Items That Can Double As (Effective) Camping Gear

Spend money on the big ticket camping items that ensure your comfort and safety. Don't spend money on all the little stuff that can often be better …

MLK’s Effect on Today’s Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

How To Use A Map And Compass

This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate …

11 DIY ways to camp indoors when the weather outside is frightful

Baby, it's cold outside, so let's make s'mores.<p>Camping doesn't need to be a summer-only activity. Even when it is below zero outside, you can still …