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28-year-old who's banked $250,000: If you want to save big, only 3 expenses matter

One Minneapolis-based millennial, who goes by the pseudonym Sean, has already managed to bank $250,000. The 28-year-old is on pace to retire comfortably by age 37.<p>He saves a good chunk of his $80,000 salary — more than 60 percent — which he says is doable if you focus on three expenses: housing, …

Personal Finance

The 14 Best Calorie-Burning Exercises, Ranked In Order of Effectiveness

What does the science say about the best way to burn?<p>If you’re dedicating valuable time in your day to a staying in shape, you want to know it’s actually worth your time, right? You’ve probably heard some people say cardio is the ultimate calorie-burner, while others swear by weight lifting—so what …

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the …

The Man Who Captures Criminals for the D.E.A. by Playing Them

Spyros Enotiades is an actor for hire who specializes in the role of cartel boss, middleman, or money manager in sting operations.<p>On the afternoon of February 9, 2011, in a suite at the City Hotel in Bucharest, two men, hoping to sell a stash of Russian military-grade weapons on the black market, …

Buenos Aires

Ted Bundy's defense attorney says serial killer was 'absolutely born evil,' had a 'death wish' in new doc

When criminal defense attorney John Henry Browne first met his client Ted Bundy in October 1975, the word “evil” flashed in his mind.<p>The former law student, who would manage to escape twice before his conviction in 1980, became one of the most infamous serial killers in American …

Ukraine reveals it staged 'murder' of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko

Officials say Babchenko faked his death as part of inquiry into threats against his life<p>A Russian journalist who was reported to have been shot dead in Kiev has turned up alive at a news conference in Ukraine.<p>Arkady Babchenko emerged at a police press conference on Wednesday afternoon in front of …

Arkady Babchenko

Alleged shooter at Texas high school spared people he liked, court document says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn't shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says.<p>Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated …

Santa Fe

Poaching ring suspects killed hundreds of animals for 'thrill of the kill,' authorities say

<b>(CNN) —</b> The suspects documented their kill in graphic photos -- grinning near slumped over carcasses, posing with a decapitated elk head and taking a selfie with animal blood splattered over one of the alleged poacher's face.<p>Over text messages and social media, the poaching suspects boasted about …

Social Media

He lured young men looking for weed. Their bodies turned up in a pig roaster.

By Meagan Flynn<p>Meagan Flynn<p>Morning Mix reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Cosmo DiNardo declared “I am a savage no explanation needed” on social media seven months before police say he lured four young men to his family’s farm, shot them to death, ran one of them over with a backhoe and dumped three of their …

Loyola University

China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane's windshield blew out midflight, forcing an emergency landing, in an unusual mishap for a country with a booming aviation market and exemplary air safety record.<p>Sichuan Airlines flight 8633 was en route from Chongqing, …

The hidden dangers of testing your DNA

The controversy surrounding Facebook in recent months has raised huge concerns about the security of our data.<p>While the data scandal raised valid …

Molecular Biology

‘Come on out and fight!’: an extract from The Lost Boys by Gina Perry

After the sun had gone down, the boys raced one another from the swimming hole to their cabins. They were still jubilant from their win, fizzing with excitement, eager to get back and pass around their prize again, the handsome silver knives fanned out on a stiff cardboard stand. Will shouted: …

China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ sentenced to death for 11 grisly murders

A man dubbed China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ has been sentenced to death for the rape and murder of 11 women and girls.<p>Gao Chengyong, 54, was likened to the notorious killer from Victorian England due to the way he mutilated the bodies of his victims, which included an eight year old girl.<p>He allegedly …

Stability still elusive as Egypt's Sisi poised for second term

CAIRO (Reuters) - The attack by Islamic State came as Egypt’s defense and interior ministers walked toward a helicopter waiting to fly them out of the Sinai peninsula last December. Five army and police sources told Reuters that the militants fired a laser-guided missile at the aircraft, destroying …

First picture: The daughter of 'poisoned' Russian spy, fighting for her life in hospital

The first picture of Yulia Skripal, who is fighting for her life in hospital alongside her father Sergei Skripal, can be revealed by The Telegraph.<p>Friends of Ms Skripal confirmed the identity of the daughter of the Russian spy, who police believe was poisoned while out in Salisbury, and that she is …

A ‘Grueling and Grotesque’ Biohacking Experiment

In 2016, Josiah Zayner, a former synthetic biology research scientist at NASA, checked himself into a hotel room. Over the course of four days, he performed an extremely risky experiment on himself. The goal: “To completely replace all of the bacteria that are contained within my body.”

13 killed in Mexico after helicopter crashes as officials tour quake area

<b>(CNN) —</b> A military helicopter carrying officials surveying earthquake damage crashed Friday night in the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, killing 13 people, Mexican officials said.<p>The helicopter was attempting to land at an airfield in Santiago Jamiltepec when it crashed in a nearby field on …

Is Cape Town Thirsty Enough to Drink Seawater?

Cape Town is withering. If current projections hold, the South African city of 4 million will run out of water on May 11, known as Day Zero. It’s …

Mattis warns Syria against using chemical weapons

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of Defense James Mattis has warned the Syrian regime against the use of chemical weapons, telling reporters Friday "you have all seen how we reacted to that, so they'd be ill advised to go back to violating the chemical convention."<p>Mattis was referring to the April 2017 …

Bomber in ambulance detonates at Afghan checkpoint; 95 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber drove an ambulance into a commercial area by pretending to be carrying a patient to a hospital and then detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near the European Union consulate, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 more in an attack claimed by the …

European Union

DR Congo: Calls for protests as Kabila clings to power one year on

Joseph Kabila was supposed to step down as president of DR Congo in December 19, 2016. On the anniversary of that date, the country is bracing for …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

Something very weird is happening on Saturn’s moon Titan

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it …

Moon

If You Transplant a Human Head, Where Do You Get the Body?

Two years ago, the controversial Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero made a brazen announcement: In December 2017, for the first time in history, he …

Watch NASA Test Its New Supersonic Parachute at 1300 Miles Per Hour

NASA’s latest Mars rover is headed for the Red Planet in 2020, and the space agency is working hard to make sure its $2.1 billion project will land …

Researchers identify exoplanet with the same atmospheric ingredients as the Earth- Technology News, Firstpost

Twice as big as Earth, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of …

Flakka, drug that makes people bark and strip, wreaks havoc in Midwest, South

'Flakka': How dangerous is the new street drug?<p>Otherwise normal folks suddenly running naked, screaming through the streets and breaking into homes?<p>That kind of bizarre and sometimes dangerous behavior has taken place in recent years in the South and Midwest – with the most recent headline-grabbing …

Emergency Medicine

Police knew 'madman' had guns before killing rampage

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — Police on Wednesday called the deadly shooting rampage in California a clear case of "a madman on the loose" while defending their decision not to arrest the man for previously violating a court order prohibiting him from having guns.<p>At a tense news conference, …

5 killed in California shooting rampage, including gunman's wife

The death toll in a shooting rampage in northern California rose to five today as authorities gave chilling new insight into the suspected killer's …

Here's what's happening in Zimbabwe

By Clionadh Raleigh<p>Tanks rolled into Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, on Tuesday, as tensions escalated between the military and President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party. In a statement read on the state broadcaster, ZBC, an army official reported early Wednesday morning that Robert Mugabe and his family …