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Israeli Jews And Arabs Make Out To Make Peace

Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss.<p>And sometimes a kiss is a protest against an ill-advised book ban -- which is the case with the six Israeli Jewish-Arab couples smooching in a video released by Time Out Tel Aviv this week.<p>Time Out organized the video in response to Israel's Ministry of Education …

Israel

GM Is Working With Lyft To Build An Army Of Self-Driving Cars

General Motors just made a $500 million bet that people may someday stop buying or even driving their own cars.<p>The auto giant on Monday announced a deal with Lyft -- the chief U.S. rival to ride-hailing service Uber -- to develop a network of self-driving cars that can be summoned via an app.<p>"We …

Autonomous Cars

White House outlines gun control moves

<i>Watch President Barack Obama with CNN's Anderson Cooper this Thursday, January 7 at 8 p.m. ET for a town hall meeting on guns in America.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration will announce a series of executive actions on Tuesday to combat gun violence in the U.S.<p>Among other things, the actions would …

Guns

4 Simple Questions to Uncovering Happiness

It's no secret, life is full of 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows and the brain is wired in a way where the sorrows are stickier than the joys. This wiring has been reinforced so that we can pay quicker and more focused attention to the potential threats that have come our way in the past and survive. …

Natural Ways You Can Improve Your Family's Sleep, No Prescription Required

In a world where we are constantly on the move, it can be difficult to settle down at night and get the sleep that you need, and even more difficult to get kids and teens to sleep enough. The CDC estimates that about 30-40% of adults aren't getting enough sleep, and other sources report that around …

Nightlight

A Novel With No Easy Answers Probes Complex, Emotional Questions

By Meredith Vilarello | Off the Shelf<p>I was so struck when I heard about Ahmed Mohamed, the fourteen-year-old boy in Texas who made headlines when his teacher mistook the clock he built for a bomb. I cheered as #istandwithahmed trended on Twitter and Ahmed visited the White House to show off his …

Books

Bill Nye says bubbling air into Earth's oceans might save the planet from ourselves

In keeping true to form, Nye laid down his opinion on yet another contentious but intriguing field during an interview with National Geographic on Nov. 15.<p>In the chat, Nye said he believes that geoengineering — a family of techniques to hack the environment — could be a game-changer for combating …

Climate Change

What I learned by waking up at 4:30 a.m. for 21 days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

Time Management

Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as …

Diabetes

The Volkswagen Cheating Scandal Reveals the True Nature of Capitalism

Houston? We have a problem.<p>The extent of the cheating by Volkswagen in the latest corporate scandal is utterly astonishing. This was not a rogue employee. It was not an accidental slip-up. It was not the discovery of a mistake that they tried to paper-over.<p>No. This was premeditated cheating. In the …

Diesel Emissions

Jerusalem's Flower-Like Streetlights Bloom When You Approach

The public sculptures provide nighttime light and shelter from the sun.<p>Ever wonder what it feels like being a honeybee on the prowl? Travel to Jerusalem’s Valero Square, then, where immense sculptures mimic flowers by yawning open when you draw near.<p>The installation from Tel Aviv’s HQ Architects, …

The Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Peering through a wrinkle in spacetime, astronomers have just seen the first galaxies.<p>More than 12 billion years ago, a sea of stars fell into orbit around a baby black hole, and became a galaxy, one of the first.<p>The formation of this galaxy, and others like it, was a momentous event in cosmic …

Universe

How UI/UX Design Will Map The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai and Artefact team up to show how the driving experience needs to evolve for the future of autonomous vehicles.<p>When Tesla released a software update earlier this month that gave its Model S electric cars a new self-driving AutoPilot mode, Elon Musk cautioned that drivers “should keep their …

Driverless Cars

ESA: ’WTF’ mystery object will hit Earth on Nov. 13

The piece of mystery space junk that the European Space Agency says will hit Earth and likely burn up in the atmosphere on Nov. 13 is officially labeled WT1190F ... but the Internet now knows this object as "WTF 1190."<p>And it is aptly named either way. While the object is thought to be an old rocket …

7 questions that will shape the future of sustainability

It’s a challenge for everyone: Where should I focus my effort? What’s worth trying now, and what do I need to prepare for? To answer these questions, …

Innovation

‘Future teardown’ of an Apple Car shows us who could be making the various elements

While we can’t say for sure that an Apple Car will ever go on sale, it’s a certainty by this point that the company is devoting substantial development resources to the project. Tim Cook said recently that there would be “massive change” in the car industry, and that “autonomous driving becomes …

The 6 Secrets to Building Bigger, Stronger Legs | Men's Health

Which is a lot of fun, but also has its drawbacks. Namely, lots of people like to share their opinions about how I <i>look</i>. Or more specifically, how my <i>legs</i> look. But not in a good way.<p>One day, I got fed up with all of the “someone skipped leg day” comments, and decided to do something about it.<p>To be …

Are We Sleep-Deprived or Just Darkness-Deprived?

Richard G. 'Bugs' Stevens, <i>University of Connecticut</i><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that insufficient sleep is a serious public health concern, because it can lead to many immediate dangers such as car crashes as well as long-term health problems like diabetes. The blame …

Nestlé Is Illegally Bottling Water Amid California's Drought, Lawsuit Says

Three activist groups have filed a suit against the U.S. Forest Service, alleging the agency allowed Nestlé to divert water without a permit for its Arrowhead brand.<p>A lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the U.S. Forest Service, alleging the agency allowed Nestlé to pump millions of gallons of water …

Living in a steel box: are shipping containers really the future of housing?

From London to Amsterdam to Mumbai, shipping containers have been celebrated as a cheap and easy way to provide pre-fab housing. But what is it like to live in one – and can they transcend pop-up status to be a permanent solution?<p>It takes time to adjust to living inside a steel box. Timothy Ader …

Housing

Why a Boston Suburb Combined Its High School and Senior Center

Result: a modern two-in-one complex that serves young and old.<p>A tendency toward unruly cafeteria behavior is one thing the senior citizens in Swampscott, a seaside Boston suburb, have in common with the town’s youth, but it’s not the only thing. In fact, the airy 7,500-square-foot facility that …

How to Prioritize and Focus When You Have Many Interests

<b>“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” ~Vincent Price</b><p>I can't stay still.<p>As a kid, I ran around, misbehaving, climbing everywhere—I was a …

Productivity

The Secret Week to Get the Best Airfare on Holiday Travel

The holiday season will be here before we know it, and if you want a good deal on airfare, planning starts sooner than you think.<p>Thanks to the Orbitz …

Flying

Renewables Won’t Succeed Without Energy Storage–But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

From advanced batteries to blocks of melting ice, states are investing in new ways to store excess electricity from solar and wind farms.<p>Solar and wind power will never reach full potential unless there’s an easy way to store the energy that gets created when supply is abundant–like when the wind …

South Carolina flooding is the type of event climate scientists have warned about for years

The epic amount of rain that led to deadly, catastrophic flooding across large parts of South Carolina and North Carolina is an example of exactly …

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

13 Destructive Things Unsuccessful People Tell Themselves Every Day | Inc.com

It takes almost no time to find articles and stories that will tell you about the good habits or motivational mantras of people who have achieved success in their chosen field.<p>But, as interesting and inspirational as those articles can be, they only tell half of the story.<p>Many people will read them …

Self-help

Change the way you use the Internet with these 10 incredible tips and tricks

Every once in a while, we’ll share some of the most interesting life hacks we find around the Internet — simple ways you can improve your life …