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Dying 36-year-old father shares final advice

Paul Moore, 36, of Farmington, Utah, sits across from me on an oversized couch with his head resting against a pillow. I have no idea where our lengthy interview will lead, or how much it will change me.<p>“We all have two stories to tell,” he says, stealing a glance at his wife, Joni. “I choose to …

Wiping

Rare Super Blood Moon Total Eclipse: How to See It

A full moon, harvest moon, super moon, and total eclipse of the moon—this one has it all.<p>Everyone with clear skies across the Americas will have a front-row seat Sunday night to a rare total eclipse of the super-harvest moon.<p>On the evening of September 27, three separate lunar events converge. The …

Solar Eclipse

The 10 Best True Crime Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: December 1st</b><p>In case you were somehow unaware:<p>The world isn’t just made up of good guys and bad guys.<br>• People in jail didn’t necessarily commit the crimes for which they were convicted…<br>• but <i>some</i> of them did.<br>• Criminal activity isn’t innate and doesn’t happen in a vacuum.<br>• The economy …

Televisions

Samsung finally has an elegant smartwatch in the Gear S2

Few companies have churned out as many different smartwatches as Samsung, so it's little surprise the company is showing off a new one -- the Gear S2 -- at IFA. What <i>is</i> a surprise, though, is how much more elegant, more polished the S2 feels compared to just about all of Samsung's previous attempts. …

7 Super Smart Life Hacks You Should Use Immediately

<i>By: Wil Fulton</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor</i><p>Outside of a few degenerates, Reddit contains a community of everyday heroes, dedicated to making our lives better with bits of knowledge designed to improve our day-to-day. Collected here are some of the most useful life pro tips and "hacks" ever …

Top shearer called in to trim overgrown sheep found in Australia

RSPCA’s plea for expert to urgently remove wool from sheep rescued near Canberra is answered by champion shearer Ian Elkins<p>Chris the sheep sets wool world record as 40kg fleece is shorn<p>The Australian RSPCA has called in a champion shearer to trim a heavily overgrown sheep found wandering in …

Toshiba unveils 12.5-inch 4K convertible laptop

Toshiba is announcing a convertible laptop-tablet that has a 12.5-inch screen and a 4K Ultra HD display.<p>The Japanese electronics company claims the Satellite Radius 12 is the world’s first 4K convertible, which can be folded into a tablet or used as a laptop. The 2-in-1 device has an Intel Skylake …

Consumer Tech

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Ancient History

Some Of The Weirdest Laws In Every State In America

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock / Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>Although it's fun to think that some congressman pushed a law banning donkeys from bathtubs, most "weird laws" you find online are complete fantasy. But there is certainly an odd collection of US legislation still on the books, so we …

Jeff Bezos has responded to a report slamming Amazon's working conditions

Over the weekend, The New York Times published a lengthy feature about what it's like to work for the online-retail giant.<p>It describes a "bruising workplace," in which employees (known as "Amazonians") work long hours and are pushed extremely hard. Here's one particularly cutting paragraph from the …

Jeff Bezos

Saying Goodbye to a Secret Bookstore

I suppose it’s O.K. to give away the address now. The books are gone, packed up in dozens of cardboard boxes and hauled away. When you ring the buzzer for apartment No. 7, nothing happens any longer, and won’t, probably, until someone else moves in. The old feeling you’d get, that you had sprung a …

Google releases Stagefright megabug patch for phones

Samsung joins company in promising monthly security updates in order to prevent Android platform from falling behind fight against malware<p>Google and Samsung will release new security updates for Android phones every month, in an attempt to prevent the platform from falling behind in the fight …

Windows 10 -- how to download it right now

Microsoft has launched Windows 10 in 190 countries, and more than 14 million people have already downloaded it. However, while the OS is a free …

Bill Cosby's legal position gets exponentially worse

<b>(CNN) —</b> The unprecedented publication Monday of the photographs and names of 35 women on the cover of New York Magazine who are alleging to be the victims of Bill Cosby has shattered a longtime media tradition of shielding the identity of alleged victims of sexual violence and abuse. (In this case, …

Justice

Old Car City, the world's largest known classic car junkyard, in pictures - Telegraph

Classic Cars

5 unbelievably easy ways to avoid harmful processed foods

Perhaps the most simple rule? Read the ingredients label on everything you purchase<p>Are you a little freaked out that all of the processed foods you’re eating might be less than wonderful for your health? Do you feel overwhelmed about what on earth to eat instead, so you don’t do anything about …

The Easiest Picnic Recipes (Anyone Can Make)

Picnics are great in theory, but don't they seem like so much work? Between the artfully arranged charcuterie and the picture-perfect mason-jar cocktails, we're pretty sure our patience -- and itty-bitty kitchen -- would crack under the Pinterest-induced pressure.<p>Luckily, we've got just the …

Penguin is so scared of water she is given swimming lessons

Charlotte the king penguin has to be cajoled into the water by keepers<p>A baby penguin is so terrified of water she is having swimming lessons.<p>Zookeepers are desperately trying to help the flightless bird, called Charlotte, conquer her fear.<p>Head keeper Alistair Keen even donned a snorkel and got in …

Here's Some Stupid for Lunch: People Really Love the General Lee

In which people fight over the TV.<p>Here at the Cafe, we have the full cable package and we have noticed that, suddenly, there are a number of channels dedicated to the electric teevee programs of our youth. We loved many of them and I am happy to see them come around again, even though it might …

Bubba Watson

5 Phrases That Signal You're Making a Bad Choice

Sometimes deep down, we're aware that the choice we're about to make isn't the best decision. Yet rather than change course, we offer excuses to justify what we're about to do.<p>Instead of preventing ourselves from heading down the wrong path -- or admitting we made a mistake -- we defensively …

Get a three-in-one smartphone lens kit for $11.99

Ready to unlock the power of your phone's camera? Start with this dirt-cheap, universally compatible kit.<p>Smartphone lens kits have been around nearly as long as smartphones, affording far more variety and precision to your snapshots than your phone can by itself.<p>Just one problem: Most of the kits …

The Walking Dead Season 6 images: Exclusive first look at Daryl, Glenn, and Maggie

<i>Walking Dead</i> fans are eagerly anticipating the season 6 trailer that AMC will unveil at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 10, but if you’re waiting for …

TV

Here's How To Cut Down On Food Waste

Americans waste $640 of food each year, according to a new survey released by the American Chemistry Council. That uneaten or unused food may end up …

Could NFL eventually go without helmets?

Would the NFL get rid of the helmet?<p>The NFL helmet has come a long way since the league first required players to start wearing one back in …

How much of your Apple Music subscription fees go to record labels

When Apple Music launches at the end of June you won’t have to pay a cent to listen to all the music your ears can hear for the first three months. If you want to keep using Apple Music after the three month trial period though you’ll have to fork over $10 a month, and according to a new report …

Music Industry

Spotify's 'Taste Rewind' finds tracks you'll like from the last five decades

After killing off third-party apps, Spotify is experimenting with its own<p>Now that most streaming music services offer a massive selection of 30 million tracks, the challenge for consumers is discovering new stuff they want to hear. Spotify has a new take out called Rewind, first spotted by</i> …

Music Industry

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27 foods so good they should be illegal

01 Liver strong<p>Lance Armstrong injected himself with erythropoietin (EPO) because it boosted his red blood cell count, allowing him to deliver more …

Nutrition