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How to become the best version of yourself

A lot of personal development content focuses on things like productivity, health, wealth and happiness. Which is fine, except these goals can …

Nelson Mandela

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

University of California

Soviet Collapse Echoes in China’s Belt and Road

What causes empires to fall?<p>According to one influential view, it’s ultimately a question of investment. Great powers are the nations that best harness their economic potential to build up military strength. When they become over-extended, the splurge of spending to sustain a strategic edge leaves …

China

15 Cool Culture Facts You Didn't Know About Mexico

There are hundreds of examples of things that make Mexico not only an interesting country but also important in the history of humanity. Here are 15 …

Mexico

How to keep your brain sharp as you get older

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes start as early as your 30s or 40s — but research has unlocked four key strategies that boost your brain power, …

Steph & Dom solve your sex, love & life troubles: My wife has got dementia – now I’ve met someone else

TV’s Steph and Dom Parker, 51 and 53, draw on their 20 years of marriage to solve your relationship problems . . .<p>I need some advice. Maybe I am …

Relationships

8 herbs that can soothe a headache without painkillers

Natural remedies could prove an appealing alternative to painkillers<p><b>Why?</b> The fresh Italian herb is said to have an analgesic effect, helping …

The dollar’s days as the world’s most important currency are numbered

For at least 70 years, the US dollar has been the world’s dominant currency. Central banks around the world hold a large portion of their reserves in the US currency, while private companies use it for international transactions. The trade in US Treasury bonds is the world’s deepest, most liquid …

Central Banks

U.S. Responds to China's Threats to Navy P-8A in South China Sea

The U.S. military had unusually strong words for Beijing over social media on Saturday after recent reports that an American reconnaissance plane had …

China

Social Inequality, As Seen From The Sky

Across the world, urban clusters have -- to a greater or lesser extent -- social and economic differences. Reflected in space, these imbalances of …

Equality

6 Cheap Drugstore Eye Creams That Work Better Than Botox

There are plenty of skincare products out there, but none are as important as an eye cream. These specially-designed creams and gels may seem low on …

Skin Care

Every Tourist in Madrid Makes the Same 12 Mistakes

We’ve all committed major tourist errors in some way or another — especially when traveling abroad and immersing ourselves in a new culture or …

War

7 incredible things that happen once you learn to love being alone

We live in a world of constant contact — a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of …

Emotional Intelligence

The end really is near: a play-by-play of the coming economic collapse

<b>(Getty/Salon)</b><p>Recoveries generally don’t die of old age. So what’s going to kill ours? Five economists call it like they see it<p>Max Cea<p>August 12, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Since June, 2009, the pit of one of the biggest recessions in American history, the U.S. economy has been growing, slowly but steadily. …

Economics

Bacteria spread through dog saliva linked to death of Wisconsin woman

MILWAUKEE – A bacteria spread through animal saliva, which forced the amputation of a man's hands and legs in June, has been linked to two other Wisconsin cases in recent years, including the death of a Milwaukee County woman.<p>Sharon Larson, 58, of South Milwaukee died June 23, not long after being …

CDC

Do You *Really* Need to Wash Fruit Before You Eat It?

It's literally just running it under tap water for two seconds. What does that do?!?!<p>Between your mom and the Food and Drug Administration, at least a few people have probably told you to always wash your fruits and vegetables so you don't ingest filthy germs when you eat them.<p>But I have to admit, …

E.coli

Reverse Cavities and Heal Tooth Decay With These 5 Steps!

The enamel of the teeth, as well as the underlying layer, dentin, are destroyed by the tooth decay that results from certain types of acid produced …

Dental Care

The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been in the Same Family for 52 Generations

The hotel industry goes back way further than you might think. Sure, there are classic properties in historic cities such as Paris and Rome, but …

Japan

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Tesla Pickup Truck is Elon Musk’s ‘favorite next product’ and U.S. automakers should be afraid

Tesla has only 3 vehicle programs in production, which isn’t many for the average automaker, but it is working on many more to come out in the next few years.<p>One of the most important new programs is the Tesla Pickup Truck and we now learn that it is Elon Musk’s ‘favorite next Tesla product.’<p>During …

Tesla

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

Why gua sha is the new cupping

I first learned about the traditional Chinese therapy called gua sha on Instagram, of all places. I was looking at photos of cupping and accidentally …

Naturopathic Medicine

Scientists Discover The Secret Weapon Of Stomach Viruses

Researchers have discovered why some stomach bugs hit us so hard — and spread so fast.<p>New research published Wednesday in <i>Cell Host & Microbe</i> found that stomach infections, like norovirus and rotavirus, are more contagious and more potent when the virus particles cluster together.<p>These findings may …

Particles

Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military

Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would begin creating a military command dedicated to space and establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military as soon as 2020, the first since the Air Force was formed shortly after World War II.<p>Pence warned of the …

Military

Horrifying Video Shows Teen Being Shoved Off a Bridge by Her 'Friend'

Friends don't push friends off of 60-foot bridges.<p>A Washington teen named Jordan Holgerson was hanging at a local swimming hole last Tuesday where she was mulling the idea of jumping off a 60-foot bridge into the Lewis River. But once she got out on the ledge and realized how extremely high 60 feet …

Microwaves

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea

<b>Above the South China Sea (CNN) —</b> High above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea<p>Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet …

China

Degenerative eye diseases associated with Alzheimer's risk

A new study has found an interesting correlation between several degenerative eye diseases and the onset of Alzheimer's disease. No mechanism …

Medical Research

After Mercari: Japanese asset managers see new era in venture capital investing

TOKYO (Reuters) - The hugely successful IPO by online marketplace Mercari in June was a bonanza for its shareholders – and may transform lukewarm attitudes among mainstream asset managers about investing in startups, according to major Japanese institutional investors and industry officials.<p>Mercari …

Venture Capital