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Back When Your Thanksgiving Dinner Walked Hundreds of Miles to Market

The forgotten history of turkey drives.<p>Let’s take a trip back in time to Norfolk, England, to witness a scene of bygone rusticity: An English farmer, …

How to get free home phone service from Google

We've been talking a lot lately about how Project Fi can save you money, but your Android phone isn't the only place where Google's offerings can …

3 Reasons Your Credit Score's Name Doesn't Matter

Don't get me wrong: Your credit standing is extremely important. And you'd better care about it if you like saving money. But as long as you're monitoring your standing with the help of a reputable score, neither how it's branded nor what version it happens to be really matters.<p>That's very …

Canada's stolen daughters: Sex traffickers target indigenous Canadians

<b>Winnipeg, Canada (CNN) —</b> As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.<p>"I used to blame myself for everything. But, like I, I would say I let them do that to me. I am dirty. It's my fault," says …

Canada

Google Earth Pro used to cost $400 a year — here’s how to get it for free

Google Earth Pro used to cost a staggering $400 a year, but in case you haven’t heard, the intuitive mapping program is now free. Google announced …

Boy, 6, fatally ‘pummeled’ newborn sister when mom left them alone in van, police say

The 6-year-old boy took the doll and showed detectives what he’d done.<p>He twisted its body and punched its face, flipped it upside down and right side up again. He slammed its head on the ceiling then dropped it to the floor.<p>If the doll had had eyes like his baby sister, just 13 days old on the …

Crime

Japan’s Hardcore Minimalists Live in Virtually Empty Homes

The minimalist lifestyle trend has been gaining popularity in the Western world for a while now, but we’re still far from the hardcore minimalism …

Samsung considering moving all products to Tizen in the future

It’s no surprise that Samsung is aiming to use its own ecosystem rather than Google’s. Samsung used Android to boost itself to the top of the market, …

Profit

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

This Video Explains the Chemistry of Snake Venom

Venom is kind of like pie, in that it’s one word that means a lot of different things (and that's where their similarities end, thankfully). Boston …

Zoology

How to procrastinate like an expert | Tania Browne

The Guardian recently published a piece on how to avoid procrastinating. But what if you want to procrastinate, and put off the inevitable for as long as possible? Just follow this helpful guide.<p>Over the Christmas break, have you felt bad about leaving all the things you usually do? Work emails …

Miss. governor calls for probe of councilman who says let's pelt cops with rocks, bricks

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement Saturday denouncing remarks a local elected official made about throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at police officers.<p>Bryant also called for an investigation to determine if Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes’ remarks “represent criminal threats …

Mississippi councilman says throw rocks at police chasing petty crooks in Jackson

<b>(CNN) —</b> A city councilman fed up with police from other counties racing after small-time crooks in his Jackson, Mississippi, neighborhood has called for residents to throw things at officers in pursuit.<p>Now, the governor and a county sheriff are threatening to have prosecutors investigate him over …

Burned girl who lost family in arson gets Disney trip

<b>(CNN) —</b> Support continues to pour in for one little girl with a simple Christmas wish.<p>Eight-year-old Sa'fyre Terry of Schenectady, New York, lost her family two years ago in a fire police say was intentionally set. She survived with severe burns to her face, and lost her right hand and foot as a …

Walt Disney Company

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …

Inside the 'homes of the future'

<b>What will the house of the future look like?</b><p>As Britain struggles to solve its housing shortage crisis, experts have been looking at the best solutions to building new homes.<p>Professor Philip Oldfield and the Sustainable Tall Buildings Design Lab at the University of Nottingham have been trying to …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Emotional Intelligence

Magnetic fields provide a lower-power, more secure wireless body network

This is a prototype of the magnetic field human body communication, developed at UC San Diego, consists of magnetic-field-generating coils wrapped …

How To: Unlock Padlocks Without a Key Using Cheap DIY Shims

Originally made as portable convenience locks, padlocks are known for their cheap, simplistic and relatively secure design. Their construction is …

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920-pound alligator pulled from Alabama lake

Authorities say an alligator pulled from a lake in southeast Alabama weighs an estimated 920 pounds.<p>AL.com reports that the 13-foot, 6-inch gator was captured in Lake Eufaula on Aug. 14.<p>Authorities say the alligator was caught by Scott Evans of Center Point, Alabama, and his friends, Jeff and …

The Christian purge has begun: Chaplains banned from preaching that homosexuality is a sin

It wasn’t so much a choice as it was a demand.<p>Chaplain David Wells was told he could either sign a state-mandated document promising to never tell inmates that homosexuality is “sinful” or else the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice would revoke his credentials.<p>“We could not sign that paper,” …

Ready to build robots? The Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle shows you how

The Raspberry Pi mini computer is proof that good things really do come in small packages: It's a small but mighty tool for building interactive projects like robots and sensors while learning popular programming languages. If you've ever wanted to start your own Raspberry Pi project, this …

10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

July 29, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting<p>When I’ve done nothing wrong, why do I feel guilty when passing by a cop? What’s the psychology …

Ben Affleck Denies Relationship with His and Jennifer Garner's Former Nanny

Ben Affleck is denying a report that he’s begun a romance with Christine Ouzounian, a woman who once nannied for his and Jennifer Garner‘s three …

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

7 Ways to Learn to Code for Free

Once upon a time, coding was only for the super-elite computer-nerd crowd. Today, coding is for everyone, from bloggers to marketers to students to …

Computer Science

The 50 Best Tips to Get Your Home Super Organized

Your mess is simply no match for these helpful solutions.<p>Your mess is simply no match for these helpful solutions.

7 Mistakes Smart People Make

Being smart is a huge leg up in life, but it’s not a golden ticket. Intelligent people, despite their natural gifts, can, and often do, end up …

Self-improvement