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Central America got hit by an earthquake and a hurricane on the same day

A magnitude-7.0 earthquake shook parts of Central America early Thursday afternoon.<p>The epicenter of the quake hit 149 km (93 miles) south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo, El Salvador, according to the USGS. It was also a shallow quake with a depth of 10 km (6 miles).<p>Shaking was felt across the entire …

3 Steps To Mastering A Push-Up That Will Tone Your Abs And Arms

Getting more out of your push-ups is as simple as 1-2-3. By taking a 3-step approach you will safely work your way up to performing the challenging move, which will tax your muscles and increase your strength. Step 1 warms up your muscles; Step 2 features compound movement patterns that work your …

Major Quake Hits Near Fukushima, Japan, Site of 2011 Tsunami, Meltdown

A strong earthquake hit Tuesday morning off the east coast of Japan near Fukushima, the site of the 2011 earthquake-spawned tsunami that killed almost 19,000 people, Japanese and U.S. agencies said.<p>Little damage was reported. At least five people suffered minor injuries, and almost 2,100 others had …

Natural Disasters

Italian Prime Minister Promises to Rebuild After Powerful Quake

ROME — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised Sunday to rebuild after the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in 36 years toppled ancient buildings and left thousands of people seeking assistance and preparing for aftershocks.<p>Some injuries were reported, but no deaths had been …

Natural Disasters

We just entered an alarming 'new era' of global warming

The Earth permanently passed a global warming threshold last year that alarms climate scientists and has profound consequences for everyone alive …

9 Signs It's Time To Look For Another Job

When you have a steady paycheck, the thought of walking away from the income and heading into the unknown can be pretty terrifying. That's why so many people stay in positions that aren't a good fit, even though research indicates we are more creative, collaborative and effective when we are happy …

David Dayen: The Untold Stories Of The Mortgage Crisis

In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book <i>Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud</i>.<p>Dayen and Scheer discuss the federal government's failure to respond to millions of people who …

The Fight I Had With The Millennial In The Uber Pool

A few weeks ago, me and three friends settled into our seats at the Norse Theatre, excited to hear our idol, "punk poet laureate" Patti Smith, talk about her new book and sing a few songs. Michele leaned over as the lights went down and whispered, "Remind me to tell you about my fight with a …

How to Conquer Communication Chaos by Workstorming

In his new book about conversations at work, author Rob Kendall makes a very important observation. In school, we aren’t taught how to converse with …

Small Business

Lesson From Einstein: Genius Needs Perseverance

For those who blundered their way through trigonometry and calculus in high school and college, sheer mathematical genius is almost unfathomable. But Albert Einstein’s brand of genius — that rare mix of brilliance, creativity and perseverance — was arguably as important as any given intelligence …

Physics

Southern California schools cope with heat from gusty winds

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Southern California was slammed with the second day of a heat wave Thursday that raised the risk of wildfires and left …

Weather

Madagascar drought: catastrophe looms as 850,000 go hungry, says UN

Nearly 850,000 people in drought-hit southern Madagascar are experiencing “alarming” levels of hunger, and more aid is needed to prevent a dire situation from becoming a “catastrophe”, UN agencies said on Thursday.<p>This is the latest warning by the agencies who have been scaling up their response to …

Africa

Freak storms cause floods, kill 1 person in Pennsylvania

Freak storms packing up to 100 mph winds hit Pennsylvania early Friday, sending floodwaters into hundreds of homes and causing a pipeline rupture that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of gasoline into a stream, threatening drinking water supplies. One man was killed when a tree crashed into his home.<p>…

Weather

Strong quake in western Japan knocks out power, injures 7

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but …

Natural Disasters

This Anti-Vaxx Mom Is Now Pro-Vaccine After All 3 Of Her Kids Got Sick

For Kristen O’Meara, a former anti-vaxx mom, seeing her entire family sick for weeks with rotavirus—a virus that infects the intestinal tract and …

11 Things You Need To Memorize Before Dating Again After Divorce

Dating after divorce is both exhilarating and frightening! On the one hand, the thought of having someone find you attractive and interesting again can make you positively giddy. On the other hand, the thought of putting yourself out there and kissing a lot of toads along the way is enough to make …

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20 Little Facts About Social Intelligence That Well-Liked People Know

<b>1.</b> The fastest way to get anybody to like you is to be interested in them. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other …

Scientists have created a drug that replicates the health benefits of exercise

Researchers have made the breakthrough of couch potatoes’ dreams with a new drug that mimics some of the most important effects of exercise. Scientists from Deakin University in Melbourne published their findings in Cell Reports earlier this week, showing that overweight mice who were given the …

Atoms

Climate disruption is fueling stronger storms

Familiar weather patterns are a thing of the past, and the U.S. may face more extremes in the coming decades, says a noted meteorologist.<p>“I don't recognize the climate anymore,” says Jeff Masters, the director of meteorology for Weather Underground. “I look at the weather maps in the morning, …

Fight stress, boost productivity with single-tasking

You've got a smartwatch on your wrist, Siri in your palm, and emails notifications popping up on your computer screen all day long. Nope, you're not the only one who's been trying to master multi-tasking all these years.<p>Yet, the truth is our brains can't actually multi-task. Why?<p>Our minds are …

Productivity

How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

Understand that life is not a straight line. Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job …

The Elimination Diet: A 60 Day Protocol to Uncover Food Intolerances, Heal the Gut, and Feel Amazing with Dr. Will Cole - mindbodygreen

A 60-Day Protocol to Uncover Food Intolerances, Heal the Gut & Feel Amazing<p>$19.99 USD<p>Direction on what and how to eat to take control of your health<br>• A …

Wellness

One potential solution to bullying—social psychology

Betsy Levy Paluck has always been interested in how societies find ways to reject violence and prejudice. That curiosity led her to Princeton …

Are you a Dolphin or a Lion? The best time to wake, eat, sleep, exercise or go on a date

You’ve probably already seen a lot of tricks and tips about the “what” and “how” of success (how to lose weight; what to say to your boss to get a pay increase, etc). “What” and “how” are excellent and necessary questions – but there is another crucial question that must be addressed in order to …

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Powerful quake off north-east New Zealand coast

<b>Residents of a small community on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island have been told they can return to their homes, after a severe earthquake at sea sparked a tsunami warning.</b><p>The 7.1 quake struck 169km (105 miles) north-east of Gisborne on Friday morning local time.<p>Authorities asked …

Natural Disasters

Are We Seeing the Demise of Content Marketing?

Here is the question. If you aren’t a content marketer, how many blog posts are you reading on a daily basis? You must answer this for yourself, of …

Marketing

Two major hurricanes are vying to become the first to strike Big Island of Hawaii

In the vast Pacific Ocean, the island state of Hawaii is a relatively small target for hurricanes to hit. In fact, no hurricane has ever made a …