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Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency for red tide outbreak in southwest Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for seven southwest Florida counties because of the effects of a toxic algae bloom called red tide.<p>The declaration for Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties will provide money and resources to combat the …

Fort Myers

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

A new report says traces of Monsanto pesticide found in many popular, oat-based breakfast foods

While it’s not printed anywhere on their ingredients list, some of America’s most popular breakfast foods contain pesticides. On Wednesday, the …

Pesticides

If You Don't Own Any Of These 35 Genius Products From Amazon, You're Doing Life Wrong

Are you by chance reading this out in public somewhere? On the subway, maybe? In a doctor's office? Good. Look to your left. Now to your right. …

Lifehacks

The FBI is reportedly quietly warning banks of a potential large-scale hacking scheme that could hit their ATMs

• <b>The FBI reportedly sent a confidential email to banks Friday outlining a potential ATM security threat.</b>• <b><br>The scheme is known as an "ATM cash-out."</b>• <b><br>Hackers use malware to access machines, lift controls and access large sums of money.</b><p>The FBI is privately warning banks of a potential global hacking …

ATMs

Striking drone photo series places class divide under the spotlight

Drone photography has quickly come to offer us entirely new perspectives on the world we live in, and for photographer Johnny Miller, the reality of …

Drones

Drive-Thru Window Workers Share the Craziest Things They've Seen in People's Cars

Working at fast-food restaurants, or any public-facing hospitality job, is one of the most dynamic, demanding lines of work, as you must deal with a …

Fast Food

14 portrait photography tips you’ll never want to forget

Portrait photography tips can run the gamut from simple tweaks to your camera settings to the seemingly impossible task of getting children to stay …

Photography Tips

5 car innovations that are right around the corner

By Spencer Hart<p>While smartphones get thinner and faster, developments in the car industry are changing the world.<p>Whether it’s electric vehicles …

Electric Vehicles

What Is Causing Florida’s Algae Crisis? 5 Questions Answered

By Karl Havens<p><i>Editor's note: Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida are killing fish and threatening public health. Along the southwest coast,</i> …

Florida

The 10 best new TV dramas coming this autumn

Wanderlust<p>Buzz is growing for this boldly unconventional family drama, the first arrival from the BBC’s impressive autumn slate. The terrific Toni Collette – star of the film <i>Muriel’s Wedding</i> and now a potential Oscar dark horse for her performance in <i>Hereditary</i> – and Steven Mackintosh star as a …

TV

When Prince William Is King, Meghan Markle's Life Will Change In This Significant Way

She'll take on new duties.<p>All being well, Prince William’s time as King of England is a long way off. His grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, 92, is still going strong with the immaculate hair and colored suits. Her heir and son Prince Charles, 69 and next in line to the throne, is also very much …

Royal Family

Elephant brains prove how amazing—and unique—these animals really are

Conservationists have designated August 12 as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about conserving these majestic animals. Elephants have many engaging features, from their incredibly dexterous trunks to their memory abilities and complex social lives.<p>But there is much less discussion of their …

Neuroscience

How To Retire Comfortably By 62 With A Million

Let’s say you and your spouse both are 50-years old right now. You have saved about $200,000 in retirement savings in addition to some equity in the …

Retirement

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault line that geologists now say is evidence that the African continent will split into two over the next tens of millions of years.<p>The …

Horn of Africa

Salting the earth: North Dakota farmers struggle with a toxic byproduct of the oil boom

Daryl Peterson's farm has been in his family for as long as he's been alive. His father passed down the 2,500-acre spread, just a few miles from the Canadian border in Antler, North Dakota, nearly 50 years ago. He and his brother Larry have been farming it ever since. But now, in his 70s, Peterson …

Environment

Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record

<b>Chinese researchers have taken what they say is a major step forward for the development of a new generation of solar cells.</b><p>Manufacturers have long used silicon to make solar panels because the material was the most efficient at converting sunlight into electricity.<p>But organic photovoltaics, made …

Clean Energy

Southwest Airlines Did Something Brilliant 4 Months Ago. Now It's Paying Off Big Time

The news suggests they weren't just lucky. They were deliberate. And it's paying off now big-time.<p>It's been four months now since the fatal incident aboard Southwest Airlines flight 1380, which resulted in the death of passenger Jennifer Riordan.<p>It was a terrible tragedy, of course. But now a new …

Southwest Airlines

How Obama & Trump Talk About Their Kids Shows They're Two Totally Different Dads

How parents talk about their children can reveal a good deal about their relationship with them. It's probably one of the reasons why there are …

Donald Trump

See what Earth looked like from space when it was ruled by dinosaurs

Ever wonder what the Earth looked like before humans came along and added pollution and man-made destruction to the mix?<p>The 3D interactive website called Ancient Earth Globe lets you glimpse the world from space during the age of the dinosaurs -- and more. Seeing the Earth at various points in …

Asteroids

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List Proves He’s a True Renaissance Man

Many of us are list makers. Lists can help us keep our lives organized, track our goals, and provide a roadmap of ideas and desires. In the digital age, putting pen to paper, creating lists, and keeping notebooks are seeing a surprising resurgence. Just look at the bullet journal trend. But there's …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Create your own animations easily with this tool

If you're a fan of Pixar films, you know how powerful animation can be. Just as animation can move us to tears and make us laugh, it can also be used …

Animation

How Can You Be Sure You're Really Creative? Look for This 1 Rare Sign (and Ask Yourself 3 Questions)

Scientists have discovered that this type of thinking in teams and organizations increase ingenuity and productivity.<p>There are two prevailing schools of thought related to how we think, problem solve, make decisions, and view the world: "Convergent" and "divergent" thinking.<p>If you're familiar with …

Creativity

One of the largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life

One of the world's largest banks says the planet is running out of resources and warns that neither governments nor companies are prepared for climate change.<p>The world spent its entire natural resource budget for the year by August 1, a group of analysts at HSBC said in a note that cited research …

Climate Change

This 3D-printed device could help its users breathe underwater

Japanese designer and material scientist Jun Kamei has invented an underwater breathing device constructed with 3D printing. Kamei foresees …

Sea Level

Luxury homes, live-in housekeeper and a balmy tropical climate: The three overseas destinations where Aussies can live the 'good life' for just $40,000 a year

Many of us have dreamed about relocating to tropical and exotic climes to escape the stresses and strains of big city life and the associated …

Chiang Mai

11 Impressive Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

Make sure you stand out when you're asked, "Do you have any questions?"<p>No matter how prepared you are, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to answer a torrent of questions on the spot and sell yourself to a hiring manager — sometimes even a room full of strangers. And when it …

Employment

Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid

Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants.<p>With wind and solar …

Renewable Energy

Move Over Chardonnay: Is Picardan the Next Great White Wine?

Wineries across the U.S. are planting this obscure French grape, which has the potential to be a bestseller.<p>There are 1,368 grape varietals in the …

Wine & Spirits

The 10 Cheapest International Trips You Can Take Right Now

We found some amazing bargain destinations.<p>It’s suddenly August, and you’re nowhere near using up your vacation days. For many people, it’s because …

Flying