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This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Happiness

What Happens to Your Debts When You Die

Of the many downsides of death you could name, you might think an upside is that you no longer have to worry about the massive pile of debt you’ve …

Personal Finance

The men arrested at Starbucks are paying it forward big time

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two black men whose arrest last month at a Starbucks spurred allegations of racial bias say they're happy with the settlements they've reached with the city of Philadelphia and the company -- and that they hope the incident is remembered for positive outcomes such as an anticipated program …

Justice

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

Woman sucked out of Southwest plane window 'was wearing seatbelt' and died from blunt impact trauma

The woman who was killed when she was partially blown out of a Southwest Airlines plane was wearing a seatbelt at the time, but died from blunt impact trauma, according to authorities.<p>Spokesman James Garrow of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health said Wednesday evening that banking …

Dwayne Johnson: The Pain and the Passion That Fuel the Rock

If the world seemed a little bit sluggish this morning – if the birds weren't singing as sweetly, or the sun hung a bit lower in the sky – it might …

Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible

Whoa, evolution. Just... whoa.<p>The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic …

Biology

"Nightmare Bacteria": What You Need to Know About Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

"There's good news and bad news to report."<p>Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are the new normal. Whether it’s super gonorrhea or whatever’s found in …

19 grocery store hacks that will save you a ton of money on food

Do you find your grocery bill too big? Well, there's good news. You can save major money on groceries by following these frugal shopping tips.

Arizona halts Uber self-driving tests; supplier says Uber disabled Volvo safety system before fatality

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suspended Uber Technologies Inc.'s self-driving car tests on Monday, after the death of a pedestrian who was hit by one of the company's vehicles while crossing a road in Tempe.<p>"Improving public safety has always been the emphasis of Arizona's approach to autonomous vehicle …

Kids are starting to picture scientists as women

Ask a classroom of children to draw a scientist, and you’ll see plenty of Crayola-colored lab coats, goggles and bubbling beakers. That image hasn’t …

‘Real hope’: How patients are regaining their vision after a new stem cell treatment

A revolutionary stem cell operation has helped sufferers of the most common form of blindness to regain their vision.Two victims of wet age-related …

Gunman at Maryland high school dies after armed school officer intervenes; 2 others injured

A student gunman opened fire Tuesday at a high school in southern Maryland, injuring two students before an armed school resources officer intervened, authorities said.<p>The gunman, identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, was killed, but St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said it was not …

High School

Uber's self-driving car may not have been at fault for killing a pedestrian

Following the horrific news that a woman was killed by one of Uber’s self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday night, local police said that it would have been impossible to avoid the accident.<p>The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Tempe police chief Sylvia Moir said of the accident:<p>The …

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

San Francisco

Everything you've been told about how much water you're supposed to drink is a lie — here's the real rule you should follow

You should drink at least eight glasses of water a day, many of us were told as kids. The modern version of this is an astonishingly specific bit of advice from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who advises that people drink "at least one-half of your body weight in ounces of water every …

California becomes the 18th state to introduce right to repair bill

But it’ll be an uphill battle to get it passed into law<p>California has become the latest state to propose the Right to Repair Act, which would require electronics manufacturers to make repair information and parts available to product owners and to third-party repair shops and services.<p>The bill was …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Nuclear Energy

Researchers found an easy way to kill the flu virus

The flu season in 2018 is one of the worst we’ve experienced in recent years. In fact, health officials confirmed this past Friday that we’re on …

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

Here's The Most Effective Way to Lose Weight With Minimal Effort, According to Science

You don't need to slave away on the treadmill.<p>So you want to lose a few kilograms. You've heard the mantra: "Eat right. Work out."<p>But when it comes …

Fitness

Couple sells all possessions for sailboat, sinks 2 days into trip

A couple’s plan for a better life has been sunk.<p>Nikki Walsh, 24, and boyfriend Tanner Broadwell, 26, decided nearly a year ago that they were tired of working.<p>“How can we live our lives when we’re working most of the day and you have to pay so much just to live?” Walsh, who booked time-share tours …

Why the sun will soon get dimmer

By 2050, our sun is expected to be unusually cool.<p>It’s what scientists have termed a “grand minimum” — a particularly low point in what is otherwise a steady 11-year cycle.<p>Over this cycle, the sun’s tumultuous heart races and rests.<p>At its high point, the nuclear fusion at the sun’s core forces more …

Scientists invent ‘super wood’ that could replace steel

Scientists have devised a way to make wood up to 12 times stronger in a bid to replace steel with a cheaper, lighter and more renewable …

Engineering

A couple keeps getting mysterious Amazon packages they didn't order — and they can't make it stop

One Boston-area couple is getting the Amazon treatment — and they want it to stop.<p>Since October, Mike and Kelly Gallivan have received 25 Amazon packages that neither of them ordered, they told The Boston Globe. Low-cost items like USB-powered desktop plastic fans and humidifiers, computer vacuums, …

100-million-year-old spider with a tail longer than its body discovered

A brand new species of arachnid that looks like a spider with a tail has been discovered in Myanmar.<p>The eight-legged creepy crawly is estimated to have scuttled along the forest floors as far back as 100 million years ago.<p>Scientists found the creature trapped in a piece of amber from the …

Zoology

New credit card skimmer worked in plain sight at Aldi stores

Police in Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania have spotted a group of thieves who are placing completely camouflaged skimmers on top of credit card terminals in Aldi stores. The skimmers, which the gang placed in plain sight of surveillance video cameras, look exactly like the original credit card …

Identity Theft

7 admissions officers share the things they never tell applicants

It's the question every high school senior asks: What happens in the admissions office?<p>You work for months, bundle your entire life together into a neat, 12-15 page application, send it off, and wait.<p>But what goes on from the other side? How are applications read? How are decisions made? What do …