Tessa Schlesinger

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You Totally Need These Hanging Chairs and Swinging Beds In Your Life

Are you ready to shake off the winter blues (we sure are!)? Why not swing them away instead? There’s nothing more relaxing than the soft, fluid …

Furniture

Rising Sea Levels Reshape Miami’s Housing Market

Properties on the coast now trade at discounts as flood waters and ‘king tides’ damp enthusiasm for oceanfront living<p>MIAMI—Concerns over rising sea levels and floods are beginning to reshape one of the country’s largest housing markets, with properties closer to sea level now trading at discounts …

Sea Level

Yes, Probiotic Turmeric Soda Exists — And It's Super Easy To Make. Here's How

If you haven't dabbled in homemade ferments before, turmeric soda is a great place to start. Fermenting turmeric is actually the secret to …

Alternative Medicine

Can You Miss the Signs of Heart Disease or a Heart Attack?

<b>Q. What are symptoms of heart disease? Can you tell if you have heart disease without having tests done?</b><p><b>A.</b> The classic warning signs of heart disease and heart attacks are chest pain, often described as a feeling of pressure or a tight band around the chest, and shortness of breath during physical …

High Blood Pressure

The tech titans must have their monopoly broken – and this is how we do it

Facebook, Google and co pose a problem to society, not least because of data misuse and extreme content. Only some level of regulation will do<p>Data is the new oil. Just as John D Rockefeller’s Standard Oil swept up the spoils of the – initially competitive – oil rush, the future of the internet will …

GDPR

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Silicon Valley

Okra Controls Hunger And Diabetes, Lowers Cholesterol And Removes Fatigue

Okra (Hibiscus Esculentus), also known as gumbo, lady’s fingers, kiabo and okro, is a plant of Ethiopian origin, although it is now grown and …

Diabetes

New Species of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered in Borneo

When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian “exploding ants” do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have …

Insects

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Wellness

The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked

The wind-swept plains stretched out before him, seemingly endless as he ran faster than he’d ever run before. Buck naked, cactus spines piercing the …

Yellowstone National Park

What You Need to Know to Create a Best-selling Book

My book made it to No. 1 on Amazon's self-help, new releases. Here's how you can find similar success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Five years ago, I decided that it was time to write my first book. It was the story of how a single dad of five led his kids, his …

Writing

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

Top 5 greener alternatives to charcoal

From making eco-friendly coal out of banana skins to using poop to fuel cooking stoves, eco@africa has featured a host of greener alternatives to …

Sustainability

Forgetting people's names and feeling stiff are the top signs of getting old, study finds

Forgetting people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to …

National Trust

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Machine Learning

It's Happening: Drones Will Soon Be Able to Decide Who to Kill

Here's what you need to know.<p>The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using …

Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil: Universal Basic Income will arrive in the 2030s

Technology pioneer Ray Kurzweil predicted Friday that universal basic income, a controversial notion today, will be common throughout the developed …

Singularity

Earth’s Powerful, Climate-Shaping Water Currents Are Weak and Broken and It’s Time to Freak Out

<i>This story was originally published by</i> The Guardian <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk<i> collaboration.</i>The warm Atlantic current linked to …

Global Warming

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 …

Rare Earth
Writing

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

How to Meal-Prep a Week of Healthy Lunches for Less Than $20

If you've gone to a movie (in an actual movie theater) recently, then you know easy it is to spend $20. One ticket, a water and a small popcorn, …

Healthy Eating

Aging lessons: The things that let you thrive in old age are easier than you think

In good weather, Sylvia Lask logs thousands of steps a day on her Fitbit as she pushes down New York City sidewalks with her walker. As frequently as once a week, she heads to Albany, walker and all, to lobby state government officials about mental-health issues.<p>Florence Lee drives in to Manhattan …

Mental Health

12 famous people who died on the Titanic — and 11 who survived

Titanic

What You Need to Know About the Telegram Messenger

Telegram Messenger is an instant messaging app that uses phone numbers (or optionally usernames) to connect users. With Telegram, users can send …

The 1918 influenza pandemic affected the whole world — could it happen again? - Health - ABC News

The Great War had already taken so many. Then, as the war was in its death throes, a new enemy struck.<p>With symptoms so grotesque some called it the …

Disease

If You're Not Eating This Food, You'll Never Be Able To Heal Your Gut

If you think all carbohydrates are bad, resistant starch might change your mind. This <i>healthy carbohydrate</i> boasts a ton of gut-healthy benefits. It's …

Nutrition

Wealth inequality is soaring – here are the 10 reasons why it’s happening

By 2030 the richest 1% will own two-thirds of global wealth. But there are avoidable causes of this extreme wealth gap<p>Damning statistic follows damning statistic on wealth inequality. The latest, from the House of Commons, is that by 2030 the richest 1% will own two-thirds of global wealth. The …

Economics

The Brazilian villagers turning plastic pollution into profit

After plastic waste contributed to deadly floods in Recife, one neighbourhood took action. Now people can earn a living by cleaning up the river in a scheme being imitated around the world<p>Maria das Gracas started collecting her plastic bottles after she saw the body of her neighbour floating past …

Pollution

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Books