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8 Healthy And Delicious Take-To-Work Snacks

These nutritious treats on crackers are going to annihilate your midday junk food cravings and show NO REMORSE.<p>Most healthy snacks offer very little textural contrast — they're either all smushy, like smoothies and oatmeal, or all crunchy, like pretzels and granola bars. Having a little crunch with …

Braces Time-Lapse: Watch 18 Months of Teeth Straightening in 30 Seconds

Time-lapses have the ability to turn some pretty mundane things into really interesting videos. Case in point, ‘watching teeth straighten’ sounds …

Coroner: Dad collapses on infant daughter, she survives 3 days

<b>(CNN) —</b> It easily could have been a double tragedy, the coroner said.<p>Jason Fields, 43, of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, placed his 11-month-old daughter, Betty Jean Kelly, at the head of his bed while he sat on the edge of the bed with a laptop, Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said.<p>Fields had a …

At least 26 hurt in Megabus crash near Indianapolis

A double-deck commercial bus overturned on Interstate 65 south of Indianapolis early Tuesday, injuring at least 26 people and temporarily stopping traffic on the northbound lanes, Indiana State Police said.<p>The bus, operated by interstate carrier Megabus, was headed from Atlanta to Chicago when the …

First Ebola case diagnosed outside Africa being treated in US hospital

Medical officials in the United States announced on Tuesday the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed outside Africa during the latest outbreak, which has killed more than 3,000 people this year.<p>The patient, who has not yet been identified, is being treated in Dallas, Texas.<p>The Centers for Disease …

The power of traditional TV: ‘NCIS’ and its older audience deliver gold for CBS

As television gets back into full swing this fall, several premieres will hog the attention of critics and social media chatter.<p>“NCIS” won’t be one of them. The military crime drama on CBS has never won an Emmy. Its cast, led by 1980s TV fixture Mark Harmon, rarely makes celebrity gossip sites.<p>And …

34 People Having Fun with Statues

It's a beautiful and grand statue that you walk by every day. You ignore it until it settles into the background of your life. But other people see …

Comment on Finland Night Photographs by Mikko Lagerstedt by Columbia Heights Assembly

I am looking at possible purchasing the rights to your photo, “Starry sky, forest, and a road at night”. We would like to blow it up and use it as a …

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U.S. ramping up Ebola effort as Obama heads to CDC

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria.<p>On Tuesday Obama will announce significant new U.S. efforts to combat …

Ebola's Economic Side Effects May Kill More People Than the Virus

<i>By Dr. Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA</i><p>Ebola is a horrific, usually fatal illness, the symptoms of which resemble the most gruesome fiction imaginable. It can cause people without a scratch on their body to bleed to death internally or from bodily orifices. The disease's current …

Celebrity Nude Photo Hacking: Should You Be Worried?

Reports made over the weekend that intimate photos of celebrities were hacked serve as a vivid reminder about Internet security and the question of whether the vast majority of Internet users are also vulnerable to such an attack.<p>"Are you any less secure than you were a month ago? The answer is …

I Revamped My Weekends -- And Conquered Work-Life Balance

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s only 10 A.M., but you’re already slumped in your office chair, staring dazedly at your computer screen. You’re so exhausted that you can barely focus on your long list of pending deadlines. You feel drained—physically and emotionally—from days of …

Franchise Players: I Turned My Small Biz Into a Franchised Location

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players</i> <i>is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>When Closets by Design was looking to expand, the custom …

North Korea’s capital, with its water parks and new buildings, coddles the elite

In the capital for the first time since 2008, a visitor finds BMWs, Audis and glittering new apartment towers.<p>In the capital for the first time since 2008, a visitor finds BMWs, Audis and glittering new apartment towers.<p>PYONGYANG, North Korea — This is not a city on the ropes.<p>Cars, for instance. A …

The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Orange juice has been an important part of breakfast tables since the 1950s, after development of frozen orange juice concentrate made it both convenient and affordable. Back in the 1960s and '70s, TV spokeswoman Anita Bryant even told Americans that "breakfast without orange juice is like a day …

We Can Now Genetically Engineer Muscular Dystrophy Out Of Mice

Muscular dystrophy is a disease that, even when it’s not fatal, still makes life difficult at best for the thousands of sufferers. But we might just be on the verge of stopping it altogether.<p>A University of Texas research team has been working on removing the mutation using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated …

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Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With

Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that.<p>Their game is called Never Alone, and its creators hope it will set a new standard in video game …

Jobless claims drop 14,000 to 298,000

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits fell below 300,000 for the third time in five weeks, signaling …

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

U.S. Refused to Pay ISIL's Ransom Demands for James Foley

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As we learn more about the death of journalist James Foley, from the U.S. Special Forces' attempt to …

Russian aid convoy starts moving into Ukraine

BORDER CROSSING POINT DONETSK Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian border guards began on Thursday to inspect a Russian truck convoy carrying aid earmarked for humanitarian relief in eastern Ukraine that has been stranded at the frontier between the two former Soviet republics for nearly a week.<p>A car …

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James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society

<i>“The sole purpose of human existence,”</i> Carl Jung wrote in his reflections of life and death in 1957, <i>“is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”</i> Five years later, in one of his least well-known but most enchanting works, the great novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and cultural critic</b> …

Smart Tattoo Produces Electrical Power From Your Sweat

Working up a good sweat can be its own reward. But instead of letting all that bodily moisture go to waste, why not let it power your smartphone — …