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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Climate Change

10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues.<p>If you're guilty of these bad habits, break them — pronto.<p>Clogging pipes<p>Be mindful of what you're putting down your …

Home Improvement

How to fold a fitted sheet

Folding a fitted sheet is considered by many to be a magical cleaning secret that only Martha Stewart can pull off. But it's not really that hard, once you know how (and practice a few times).<p>The reason why fitted sheets are so darn hard to fold is that they have stretchy, rounded edges. It's …

Sewing

I Thought I Needed A Rifle Until I Left American Gun Culture Behind

I grew up in the States. It took moving to Canada for me to realize that having the right or ability to own a gun doesn't mean you need …

Guns

The Right Can't Fight the Future

While Trump and his cabinet loot the palace, the GOP has reckoning coming its way.<p>It seems axiomatic that the past and the future cannot exist at the …

Anachronistic

‘Pure madness’: Dark days inside the White House as Trump shocks and rages

Inside the White House, aides over the past week have described an air of anxiety and volatility — with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center.<p>These are the darkest days in at least half a year, they say, and they worry just how much further President Trump and his administration may …

Donald Trump

The Secret World of Hotel Theft

The lack of reliable data makes the topic a murky one.<p>It’s jarring to return to a five-star hotel room late at night and find the door propped open. But interrupting a pair of teenagers inside, as they rifle through your suitcase, is even more disconcerting. I should know—it happened to me. My …

Straight from the Experts: How to Plan a Disney Vacation on a Budget

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation is hard work. You may think your family has to sacrifice either comfort or activities to save some dough, but …

Children and sleep: How much do they really need?

How much sleep, and what type of sleep, do our children need to thrive?<p>In parenting, there aren’t often straightforward answers, and sleep tends to …

Depression

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Genius ideas from the Cooking Light brain trust show you how to save time, minimize effort, make do deliciously, and not let anything get in your way …

Anthony Bourdain’s Top 5 New York City Restaurants

Where to eat like Bourdain in the Big Apple.<p>There are a lot of people we'd take a restaurant recommendation from, but Anthony Bourdain tops the …

vox-mark

Senate Republicans included a provision that exempts members of Congress and their staff from part of <b>their latest health care plan</b>.<p>VoxCare<p>Vox's email explaining the biggest news in health care, edited by Sarah Kliff<p>By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data …

Health Care

Why Republicans Exempted Their Own Insurance From Obamacare Rollback

The unusual nature of staff and member health benefits<p>Senate budget rules are giving opponents of the rollback of the 2010 health care law an easy …

Trump Falsely Blames Loretta Lynch in Son’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Defending his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump wrongly blamed former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for admitting the lawyer to the United States in the first place.<p>“Somebody said that her visa or her passport was approved by Attorney …

Donald Trump

The latest evidence of Trump’s unfitness may be the most revolting

Every week — nearly every day — brings fresh, stomach-churning evidence of President Trump’s unfitness for office. The latest may be the most revolting.<p>Confronted with incontrovertible proof that his son leapt at the prospect of meeting with a “Russian government attorney” offering to dish dirt on …

Donald Trump

Planet of the Apes: 13 actors who have played apes, from Andy Serkis to Roddy McDowall

From Trump to Erdogan, beware the populist prescription

<i>Bessma Momani is professor at the University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation.</i><p>U.S. President Donald Trump's speech in Warsaw last Friday reaffirmed a troubling pattern emerging among today's …

How to keep your Android contacts current and duplicate-free

Although smartphones have progressed exponentially through the last decade, I'm still finding myself bumping up against remnants of the past.<p>Take my …

Selena Gomez Freed the Nipple in a Jacquemus White Top

Handling her wardrobe malfunction perfectly.<p>The best part about summer styling is ease. Throw on a dress or romper and you're ready to go. Feeling lazy? How about a pair of shorts and a tee, no fuss required? When it comes to dressing up for special occasions though, things can get tricky. …

Do This 1 Thing to Immediately Become Happier, Healthier, and More Successful | Inc.com

Desperately wanting, or needing a specific outcome in any given circumstance--to the point of stressing out about it--is harmful to your health and happiness. Literally. Stress headaches, anxiety, upset stomach, and shortness of breath are all symptoms of becoming overly attached to an idea or …

Happiness

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science | Inc.com

Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and benefits of an idea to gain agreement.<p>When you think of it that way, everyone needs to harness the power of persuasion: to convince other …

Self-improvement

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.<p>“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump …

Donald Trump

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.<p>“I hope you can …

Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

Credit: University of Tokyo<p>With the help of high-speed cameras, CT scanners and some nail-art supplies, scientists in Japan have managed to catch a glimpse of the elaborate way that ladybugs fold their wings to tuck them away.<p>The research could have implications for everything from aeronautics to …

National Academy of Sciences

‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It

SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Williams is the guy who opened up Pandora’s box. Until he came along, people had few places to go with their overflowing emotions and wild opinions, other than writing a letter to the newspaper or haranguing the neighbors.<p>Mr. Williams — a Twitter founder, a co-creator of …

Masters of their medium: JFK on TV, Trump on Twitter

<b>Nearly a year before</b> the 1960 presidential election, Sen. John F. Kennedy displayed a startling sense of prophesy about the influence of television in politics.<p>Writing in the Nov. 14, 1959, issue of TV Guide more than a month before he announced his candidacy, Kennedy seemed to foresee a crucial …

Donald Trump

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

8 things successful people do when they don't like someone

Unless you're a genetic anomaly, it's likely you will meet people you don't like throughout your lifetime. Whether it's your mother-in-law or one of …

Self-help