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Nike executive describes how you could make running shoes at home in the future

At the GeekWire Summit in Seattle, Nike COO Erik Sprunk tossed around the idea of Nike giving consumers the option to create a computer file that will allow them to manufacture a printable sneaker in their own home.<p>"Do I envision a future where we might still own the file from an IP perspective — …

More women plan to run for Congress than ever before

As of December 7 there were 369 women running or planning to run for a House seat in 2018, according to Rutgers University's Center for American …

Sexual Harassment

Multiple sclerosis symptoms improved with fruit and veg

Eating a healthful diet comprising fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may be linked with reduced disability and fewer multiple sclerosis symptoms …

Turns out 'recommended' Premium gas doesn't do much

The term "Premium" gas is a little misleading. You may think it's better than "Regular" gasoline because, well, it is called "Premium" and it costs more.<p>Really, it's just a slightly different formulation made for engines that operate at higher pressures and, therefore, require a more stable fuel. …

Ford Mustang

Carolyn Hax: Making first contact with a parent

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: When I was 18, my mother revealed that the father I grew up with was not my biological father. She claimed she didn't even know my bio-father, and that she never contacted him again after their brief weekend fling at his college. The</i> …

Owe

Elephant conservationists call on Canada to step up to protect endangered animals

In the last decade, Canadians have legally imported more than 2,600 trophy animals that are on an international list of endangered species.<p>The imports also include thousands of animal skins, skulls, feet, ears, tusks, horns and tails of everything from antelope to zebras from all corners of the …

World Health Organization: Malaria treatment stalls as funding flatlines

The war on malaria has been a victory for human health, driving deaths down and life expectancy up. But experts fear that the positive trajectory is …

The One Thing You Need to Do Now to Save Money on Airfare in 2018

Don't pay more than you have to.<p>With 2018 quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning next year's vacations.<p>To make sure you get …

Flying

An 84-year-old doctor who refuses to use a computer has lost her medical license

Aside from a fax machine and landline telephone, there isn't much technology in the office of physician Anna Konopka, 84.<p>Instead, her patients' records are tucked into two file cabinets, which sit in a tiny office next door to her 160-year-old clapboard house in New London, N.H. Records are …

New Hampshire

2017 is the year cryptocurrency joined the global financial system

This week, the value of a single bitcoin officially cleared $10,000, a new high point that’s over an order of magnitude greater than its price at the start of this year. Bitcoin has defied market expectations before, but in 2017, it didn’t just become more valuable. Bitcoin and other …

29 Best Friend Christmas Gifts

She’s always there when you need her, so show her you care this Christmas season with special gifts that celebrate your bond. We've found unique—and …

These Outrageously Chic Hair Instagrams From Hawaii Are Our New Obsession

In their 1965 single “Let’s Go to Hawaii,” the Rivieras sang, “Forget your troubles, all the snow and ice / and fly out to the Pacific’s paradise.” As cooler temperatures set in and the world spins even more out of control by the moment, the surf rock group’s lyrics seem just as relevant today as …

Hair

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

Geography

SquareTrade Says iPhone X is 'Most Breakable iPhone Ever' as Glass Shatters in Series of Drop Tests

Apple says the iPhone X has the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone, with a strengthening layer that is 50 percent deeper, but a series of drop tests show that glass and concrete still don't play well together.<p>SquareTrade, a company that provides extended warranties for electronic devices, …

Sutherland Springs church shooting: What we know

<b>(CNN) —</b> A gunman killed 26 people and wounded 20 others at a Texas church Sunday morning in what Gov. Greg Abbott called the largest mass shooting in state history.<p>At one point, the shooter tried to get a license to carry a gun in Texas but was denied by the state, Abbott said, citing the director …

Mass Shootings

Alcohol Improves Your Ability to Speak Multiple Languages, According to Science

There's some pros and cons to drinking alcohol, and at the risk of promoting what can often be a dangerous and extremely unhealthy habit, we're going …

Backlash after Chelsea Handler quickly blames Republicans for Texas shooting

In the first hours after the deadly mass shooting at a Texas church, many details about the massacre and the gunman's identity were still unclear -- but it didn't stop comedian Chelsea Handler from blaming Republicans for the shooting, in a tweet that sparked backlash.<p>“Innocent people go to church …

Chelsea Handler

Dallas Cowboys: Our experts' Cowboys-49ers predictions: Who is picking San Francisco to stun Dallas? | SportsDay

Sturm's Cowboys mailbag: Must-win territory, wondering about Byron Jones and a destructive 49ers player<p>Barry Horn<p>Obvious trap game for the winless …

NFL

This Is the Most Popular Halloween Candy in Every State

As Aaron Carter so eloquently said in the year 2000, "I Want Candy." But, as it turns out, the candy you want may depend on the geographical area you live in—especially on the holiest of candy holidays, Halloween.<p>Using a decades-worth of customer data, Candystore ranked the most popular Halloween …

Decorations

Not so fast: Dallas ISD is focusing on changing four school names, not dozens

Hold on, y’all. Sam Houston Elementary isn’t going to change its name, at least not anytime soon.<p>After initially stating that it would do more …

Want millennials to learn? Let them speak

Recently, I spoke to a group of College Republicans at the University of Dayton. Their curiosity, eagerness to learn and intelligence impressed me. They asked hard questions and shared some remarkable insights of their own. One concern about what was going on at campuses around the country was Ohio …

Rights & Freedoms

Cutting the cord? How to pick your streaming services

“Cut the cord.” It sounds so freeing, doesn’t it? No more paying exorbitant fees for hundreds of channels you never watch. With streaming services, you can watch whatever, whenever, wherever. Pretty great, right?<p>There’s just one roadblock: Streaming services are complicated, far more complicated …

Televisions

NYC hospital hit with $2.5M lawsuit after allegedly faxing man's HIV diagnosis to his workplace

A man has filed suit against a New York City hospital he says disclosed his HIV status to his employer.<p>Known as “John Doe” in the court documents, the man filed a $2.5 million negligence lawsuit against Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital after one of its clinics faxed his medical records to his …

Corruption

‘Vet’ filmed slicing dogs’ vocal cords to stop them barking

A man claiming to be a vet is under investigation after he was filmed pulling out dogs’ vocal cords in roadside surgeries.<p>He was filmed ‘silencing’ …

Astronaut Leland Melvin Celebrated for Work Championing Women

Leland Melvin, the NFL football player turned NASA astronaut, now spends his days inspiring women and minorities to pursue careers in STEAM fields …

Apple Needs the iPhone X More Than You Do

On September 12, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the company’s just-unveiled Steve Jobs Theater inside its lavish new 175-acre headquarters in …

‘It’ Wins Box Office for Second Week

Warner Bros.’ “It” topped the box office for a second weekend, as strong reviews and audience reception spooked competing movies.<p>Based on the Stephen …

Box Office

Rihanna Shines Bright at the Diamond Ball

After wrapping up a whirlwind Fashion Week, where she wore a seemingly endless stream of designer streetwear, Rihanna had only one choice for her annual charity fundraiser Diamond Ball–custom couture. Arriving at last night’s event in a polished one-of-a-kind Ralph and Russo design, Rihanna …

Fashion Week

10 Vitamin C Skin Treatments for an Instant Skin Overhaul

With spring on the horizon, the question of how to wipe the slate clean on winter—as in brightening up dull skin and tackling any now-more-visible-than-ever sun spots—is top of mind. Enter the skin-boosting benefits of vitamin C, which are just as powerful in your morning juice as they are in an …