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10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

Pay what you want for 65+ hours of ethical hacking training

Despite the demand for skilled information security professionals, there's a massive deficit in the current talent pool. To help close that gap and start working towards a lucrative new career as an ethical hacker, the Ultimate White Hat Hacker 2018 Bundle includes 8 relevant courses to teach you …

Build a Thermoelectric Generator, Like the Ones That Power Deep Space Missions

The phrase "heat engine" might trigger some bad memories from your introductory thermodynamics course. But don't worry, I am going to show you the …

Clean Energy

We spend most of the year eating really, really old apples. Why do they taste so good?

How about them apples? Them apples are older than you think.<p>By all rights, we shouldn’t be eating apples in the dead of winter. Every bite you take from that juicy Honeycrisp is an affront to Mother Nature. We are defying her will and her seasons.<p>It’s fantastic.<p>You probably don’t often consider how …

Indian fishermen try new nets for healthier oceans

SINDHUDURG, India (AP) — The fishermen were dubious when ocean experts suggested they could save their dwindling marine stocks just by switching to new nets.<p>It took years for the U.N. Development Program to convince the fishing communities along India's tropical western coast that the diamond-mesh …

Aquaculture

‘I wanted to serve’: These deaf men helped NASA understand motion sickness in space

Barron Gulak remembers one experiment, which did not take place in a lab.<p>In 1964, Gulak and the other test subjects for the research were sent out on a boat, which traveled through rough waters off the coast Nova Scotia.<p>Really rough waters.<p>Just super bad.<p>The ship rolled and pitched about in a …

Vietnam War

The Very Hungry Plastic-Eating Caterpillar

Could waxworms—or something inside them—help degrade the planet’s mountains of plastic waste?<p>When she’s not working in her lab at Spain’s IBBTEC institute, Federica Bertocchini keeps bees. One day, when she looked at her hives, she found them infested with caterpillars called waxworms. These …

A Little Luck Is Essential For Success In Science

There’s a tweet being shared around academic Twitter recently calling for recognizing the role of luck in career success. I basically agree with the observation that luck is essential for success in academia, but then, the same is true of pretty much any career more interesting than digging holes …

Physics

Why Astronauts Burn Their Dirty Underwear

An interview with the guy responsible for dressing astronauts.<p>Robert Trevino is a senior engineer with NASA's Crew and Thermal Systems Division. Among other duties, that means he's responsible for what astronauts wear in outer space. Whether it's regular cotton polos and cargo shorts on the …

Charlie Brown

Here's what happens when you break up with a narcissist

On the surface, narcissists can seem charming, engaging and charismatic, which can make them difficult to leave in the first place.<p>Dr Judith Orloff, a clinical psychiatrist at the University of California Los Angeles, wrote in a recent blog post on Psychology Today that narcissists can make you …

Social Media

Solar-Powered Robot Farmers Are Almost Ready to Start Working the Land

The $1 million Ladybird bot can locate insect invaders, pluck overgrowth, and one day, harvest crops.<p>Image: University of Sydney<p>So it looks like we're going to live to see the rise of the autonomous robot farmer after all. Or at least, the robot farmhand. There are plenty of promising agricultural …

Farming

8 Ways to Keep Him on His Toes (and in Love) in the Relationship

It’s one of the oldest stories in the book: Guys love the chase. That’s what makes the first stage of the relationship—"the honeymoon phase"—so exciting. Not only is everything new, but he still has the mind-set that he needs to win you over.<p>After some time passes, however, and you both settle into …

Centenarians Share Their Best Love Advice and It's Actually the Cutest Thing Ever

Being in love is a beautiful experience—but maintaining a healthy and lasting relationship also takes works. We had a few centenarians share their best love advice, and the biggest takeaway, perhaps, is that relationships are filled with ups and downs. The honeymoon stage of a new relationship …

Build your own mack-mack

Inspired by fast-firing anti-aircraft guns<p>This past December marked the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, when nearly 400 Japanese aircraft attacked the American naval base. In the space of a few hours, the U.S. Pacific fleet was nearly destroyed. And after the assault, America invested heavily in …

World War II

Boy pulls gun on classmate and demands Chicken McNugget, NYPD says

A 12-year-old New York City boy is accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget.<p>NYPD say the boy first approached the girl inside a McDonald's in Harlem on Tuesday and asked her for one of her Chicken McNuggets. When the girl refused, police say the boy …

Girlfriend Secretly Creates Comic Strips Based On Life With Her Boyfriend

People show love for their significant others in many different ways, and for artists there's no better way to show love than with a drawing or …

Graphic Novels

How To Talk About A Significant Other's Weight

Dear Sugar Radio is a weekly podcast from member station WBUR. Hosts Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed offer "radical empathy" and advice on everything from relationships and parenthood to dealing with drug problems or anxiety.<p>Today the Sugars take on a sensitive issue for millions of Americans: …

Relationships

Illustrator Turns Strangers Into Anime Characters

American artist Robert DeJesus continues to transform strangers' photos into anime versions of themselves (previously here) and we thought it's high …

Free stuff! 10 things grown-ups know you should never pay for if you don't want to

You've been told there's no such thing as afree lunch. And when it comes to housing and getting a college degree and health care: Maybe not.<p>But what …

Language Learning

18 Men Talk About What It’s Like To Date A Girl Who Doesn’t Love Herself

1.<p>Exhausting. At least when it’s a true state of self-hate.<p>It’s like your love for them bounces off like rubber. No matter how good you are to them …

Why I've been dating the same girl for 26 years

I don't go on a lot of dates. It's hard to make time in between work, kids activities, travel and other obligations, but when I want to go out I ask the same girl every time – and she says yes almost every time.<p>It's the same girl who I took on a first date to a surprise party on Dec. 15, 1989, …

Electrons Cooled Close to Absolute Zero Reveal Their Quantum Nature

We can finally see things more clearly.<p>Scientists have discovered that electrons cooled close to absolute zero slow down so much that they can be …

Quantum Mechanics

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The power of sunlight can pull clean drinking water from thin air

21st-century sorcery<p>Water. Its absence has ignited wars and leveled societies. It’s our most precious commodity and one that is growing increasingly scarce.<p>What if you could pull it out of thin air?<p>Cody Friesen, founder of Arizona startup Zero Mass Water, is on a mission to do just that.<p>“Drinking …

Husband’s Viral Post On Marriage Will Make You Fall In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

Husband pens viral post about loving the many versions of his wife throughout their marriage<p>For some, monogamy seems like another word for boring. …

Raiders first-round flop still has nearly all of his $35 million because of his mom

Darrius Heyward-Bey may not have become a star, but he's saved almost all of his career earnings<p>Darrius Heyward-Bey has been in the NFL since 2009, …

Oakland Raiders

Accidental Car Thief Leaves 'So So Sorry' Note for the Mix-Up

Earlier this week, a Portland woman believed herself to be the victim of a typical car theft. Surveillance video showed a woman walking up to Hatzi’s …

Crime

Don’t ever stop having sex

Don’t ever stop having sex<p>People might expect that as a divorced guy, I’d have a lot of negative things to say about sex and marriage, but I learned …

Divorce

20 Brutal Truths About Relationships No One Wants to Admit | Inc.com

In a world full of superficial greetings and surface-level chatter, it's of vital importance you confront truths that you may not like to hear.<p>When forced to encounter fears that otherwise go unacknowledged, you grow and adapt, making better use of your time on this planet and developing more …

Relationships

50 questions to ask your spouse on date night that can strengthen your marriage

You have caught the man of your dreams and love every second you spend together. That's great! Everyone wishes they could say the same thing. Even if …